Feedlots Asking $84-85
After Brief Flirtation With $81
Plains feedlots were holding for $84-85 Wednesday afternoon despite
a 700-head sale earlier in the day at $81. Packers had initially bid
$79 before adding the two dollars, and the rest of the would-be
sellers evidently took the increase as a sign of leverage.
Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Mostly Lower In Recent Sales
Slaughter meat goat prices were generally lower in most recent
sales. Goldthwaite was steady and San Angelo weak, but
Fredericksburg was $5-7 lower, Hamilton “sharply” lower, and New
Holland, Pennsylvania $2-4 lower per head.
Lambs Steady Some
Places, Mostly Lower
Lamb prices this week were mixed between steady and lower, but
across the country none were called higher.
Billy Jones Made Certain His
Calling Was To Be A Rancher
William L. “Billy” Jones is absolutely sure about one thing - he was
meant to be a rancher. It was his calling, so to speak.
Tried And True Method Is Still
Effective For Wildlife Services
Texas Wildlife Services uses many advanced techniques in their
predator control work, but one of their most effective tools is
still a plain old hunting dog.
The Nays Have It At New Mexico Listening
Session On Animal ID
"If I have a tag in my cow's ear," said Alisa Ogden, president of
the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, "that does not make my
USDA RMA Suspends LRP Lamb Program
USDA’s Risk Management Agency issued a statement last week stating
that effective June 12, sales of LRP Lamb under the Lamb Specific
Coverage Endorsement have been suspended indefinitely.
Many Parts Of Texas See Continued
With little or no rain and temperatures soaring to the high 90s or
topping 100, large parts of the state continue to suffer drouth-like
conditions, report Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.
Oklahoma Man Arrested For Theft Of
An Oklahoma man has been arrested for theft of 65 head of cattle by
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger
John Cummings and Lt. Jack Woodall of the Craig County Sheriff's
Colorado Cattlemen Select New Officers
Tim Canterbury, Howard, became the 2009-2010 president of the
Colorado Cattlemen's Association here June 17 during the
association’s annual convention. Canterbury was born in Canon City,
Colorado, and grew up on the family ranch in Howard.
Abilene Auction Sells 922 Head Of Cattle
No price comparison was available on cattle receipts of 922 head.
Heavy Amarillo Feeder Cattle Prices
Feeder steers and heifers over 600 pounds were $1-3 higher on an
extremely light test, not enough feeders under 600 pounds to
establish an accurate trend but a higher undertone noted, slaughter
cows and bulls $1-3 higher. Receipts totaled 838 head.
Angelo Feeder Lamb Prices Decline $5-8
Light slaughter lambs were $5-10 lower, feeder lambs $5-8 lower,
slaughter ewes firm to $2 higher, kid goats weak, nannies firm to $3
higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 10,000 head.
Athens Feeder Steer Trend Declines $1-3
Feeder steers were $2-3 lower, heifers $1-3 lower, slaughter cows
$3-5 higher, slaughter bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled
Beeville Sells 657 Head Of Cattle
No price trends were called after a poor test the previous week.
Cattle receipts totaled 657 head.
Boxed Beef Cutout Prices Trend Higher
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week
showed prices up 41 cents from the previous week at $137.72. A year
ago the cutout value was $156.27.
Buffalo Cattle Sale Receipts 1463 Head
No price comparison was available on cattle receipts of 1463 head.
Light Clifton Feeder Steers $2 Higher
Feeder steers weighing 300-400 pounds were $2 higher, over 400
pounds steady, heifers $3-5 higher, slaughter cows steady, slaughter
bulls steady on limited offerings. Receipts totaled 834 head.
Crockett Feeder Cattle Called Unevenly
Feeder steers and heifers were unevenly steady, slaughter cows and
bulls $3-4 higher. Receipts totaled 2151 head.
Dalhart Feeder Cattle Firm To $1 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were firm to $1 higher, heifers instances
$2 higher, slaughter cows firm to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 844
DeQuincy Meat Goat Prices Mostly Lower
All represented meat goat classes were mostly lower on receipts of
Edinburg Feeder Cattle Prices Lower By
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3 lower, slaughter cows and bulls
steady. Receipts totaled 580 head.
Emory Feeder Steer Prices Increase $4-5
Feeder steers were $4-5 higher, heifers $3-4 higher, slaughter cows
$3-5 higher, slaughter bulls $2-4 higher. Receipts totaled 1099
Fredericksburg Feeder Lamb Trade Down
Stocker and feeder lambs were $3-5 lower, light slaughter lambs $3-5
lower, heavyweights steady, stocker and feeder goats steady,
slaughter goats $5-7 lower. Receipts totaled 4464 head.
Goldthwaite Packer Lambs, Goats
Slaughter lambs and goats were steady on receipts of 2272 head.
Heavy Graham Steer Prices $2-3 Higher
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were steady to firm, over 500 pounds
$2-3 higher, heifers under 500 pounds $2-3 lower, over 500 pounds
steady to $1 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-4 lower, replacement
cows and cow-calf pairs steady to firm. Receipts totaled 941 head.
Hamilton Kid Goat Prices Sharply Lower
Kid goats were sharply lower Monday, nannies steady, wool lambs $10
lower, Barbado lambs $15 lower, Dorper lambs $15 lower, ewes steady.
Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3748 head.
Imported Meat Total 12% Above Last Year
Imported meat for the week ending May 9 totaled 25,767 metric tons.
This compares to 22,702 metric tons for the same period last year
and is a 12 percent increase. The following figures represent metric
Industry Feeder Cattle Prices Remain
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to instances $1-2 higher,
slaughter cows $1-2 higher, slaughter bulls $3-4 higher. Receipts
totaled 1471 head.
Most Mason, San Saba Stocker Steers Higher
San Saba and Mason stocker steers were $2-3 higher, instances $5-7
higher, stocker heifers $5-10 higher, feeder steers steady to $2
higher, heifers steady, packer cows $2-3 higher, packer bulls
steady. Receipts totaled 3584 head for the two sales.
Most Lampasas Feeder Cattle Decline $2-3
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3 lower, instances $5-6 lower,
slaughter cows steady to firm, slaughter bulls $1-3 lower on limited
offerings. Receipts totaled 548 head.
Lockhart Feeder Cattle Prices Remain
Feeder steers and heifers were steady, slaughter cows and bulls
steady to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 737 head.
Red Meat Production 1.4% Below A Year Ago
Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was
estimated at 939.2 million pounds, .4 percent higher than the
previous week and 1.4 percent lower than last year. Cumulative meat
production for the year to date was 3.7 percent lower than last
Milano Steer, Heifer Prices Mostly Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady, slaughter cows $3-4
higher, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1336 head.
Nation’s Yearling Feeder Cattle
Limited, Trend Steady To Higher
Yearling feeder cattle, where available, sold steady to $2 higher
across the country last week, the full advance showing late. Stocker
cattle and calves traded mostly steady with slight advances in the
Southeastern calf market after two weeks of rather sharp losses.
Navasota Steer Prices Steady To $1 Lower
Feeder steers were steady to $1 lower, heifers $1-2 higher,
slaughter cows $2-3 higher, slaughter bulls $4-5 higher. Receipts
totaled 1904 head.
Cattle On Feed Off Four
Nationwide In 1000-Head Lots
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter June 1 in feedlots with a
capacity of 1000 or more head totaled 10.4 million head, down four
percent from the same period in 2008.
Pleasanton Feeder Steers Steady To
Feeder steers were steady to firm, heifers steady, slaughter cows
$1-4 higher, slaughter bulls $2 higher. Receipts totaled 796 head.
McTaggart Wins Xtreme
Bull Competition in Reno
Colin McTaggart won his first Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls Tour
event after three years of trying in his adopted state of Nevada on
June 18. The extremely athletic pen of bulls made the Reno
competition a survival of the fittest, and McTaggart managed to hang
on when needed.
Superior Video Sale Offers 43,300 Head
Feeder steers sold $2-4 lower and heifers steady to lower in
Superior Livestock Auction’s regularly scheduled video sale. Summer
deliveries from the Eastern region were well tested and had steers
weak to $2 lower while heifers were $2-5 higher. Receipts totaled
Three Rivers Feeder Cattle Steady To Off
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $2 lower, slaughter cows
firm to $3 higher, slaughter bulls firm to $4 higher. Receipts
totaled 946 head.
Tulia Feeder Steers, Heifers $2-3 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls
$2-3 higher. Receipts totaled 1963 head.
Domestic Wool Trade Moderate,
Aussie Eastern Index Increases
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was moderate last week, with
no confirmed sales and moderate to good demand. All prices are
reported on a weighted average.
June 27 —
South West Texas Goat Producers and Rio Grande-Nueces RC&D Goat
Field Day, at the Double S Ranch, Quemado, Texas.
— New Mexico Cattle Growers
Association Summer Meeting, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Ruidoso, New
Ranch Rodeo, Clarendon, Texas. (806) 672-3576.
— New Mexico State Game Commission meeting, Herron Lake State Park
Visitor Center – Gray Room, Los Ojos, NM 87551
— The offices of the Livestock Weekly will be closing at noon.
— Special Stocker and Feeder Sale,
Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas.
— Special Calf Sale and Weaned
Stocker/Feeder Sale, Gillespie Livestock Company, Fredericksburg,
— Utah Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention, Midway.
— Special Stocker and Feeder Sale and
Premium Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas.
Annual Premier Santa Gertrudis Association Summer Sale, West Auction
Barn, West, Texas.
— Bobby Edmond Horse Sales’ Special Summer Riding Horse Sale,
Amarillo Livestock Auction, Amarillo, Texas.
— Stocker and Feeder Calf
Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.
— NCBA Summer Conference, Denver.
July 16-18 —
The American Association of Meat
Processors Annual Convention, Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.
— 2009 Caprock Ranchers’ Horse Sale & Futurity, Clarendon College,