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Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Steady To Higher Most Places

Slaughter meat goat prices were steady to higher in most recent sales. San Angelo was steady, Hamilton $5 higher and Goldthwaite $10-15 higher; Fredericksburg was unreported and New Holland, Pennsylvania $3-4 lower per head.

Most Packer Lamb Prices Trend Higher
Light packer lambs selling at San Angelo this week were firm to $5 higher while a few feeders sold weak. Goldthwaite light slaughter lambs sold $8-10 higher. Hamilton lambs were steady to $5 lower depending on kind.

Plains Feedlots Countering $79
Bids With $84-Plus Asking Price

Plains feedlots gave up another dollar last week to move modest numbers at $81 and were fielding $79 bids at midweek this week. Asking prices are $84 or better.

RANGE SALES

Burn Association Hosts Annual
Meeting And Rolls Out Website

Some 150 members of the Edwards Plateau Prescribed Burning Association, members often referred to fondly as “pyromaniacs,” gathered here recently for the association’s annual meeting. At least one prescribed burn was scheduled for later in the week, and as much as they were itching to light a match, most were extremely pleased when rain started pouring from the heavens just as the formal program began. Before it was done, a little more than an inch had fallen, the first good rain in some months.

TWA Hears Results Of CWKRI’s
Study Of South Texas Quail

Dr. Fidel Hernandez, quail research scientist and
Alfred C. Glassell Jr. endowed professor with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Kingsville, offered an overview of a long-term quail research project at the recent Texas Wildlife Association annual convention here.

PUC Rep Discusses Massive Texas
Plan For Wind Energy Power Lines

"Out of that grand and vast landscape where one field of vision is forced to overlap another, if something sticks up, you can be pretty sure that vertical thing marks the spot where something got different, a point of transition." — T. Lindsey Baker, "Prairie Windmills"

Exports Still Important To Meat,
And Still Create Big Headaches

Exports continue to be a major source of income for livestock producers, says Jon Caspers, an Iowa pork producer who is the chairman of the United States Meat Export Federation, speaking about exports and food safety issues.

South Texas Brush Harbors Two
Endangered Species Of Felines

A couple of endangered cats are native to the state that most folks outside South Texas and some living there now have never heard of. There may or may not be any jaguarundis left in the state, and ocelots are in short supply.

Crossbreeding For Hybrid Vigor
Need Not Be Overly Complicated

Crossbreeding is not a new concept, said Dr. Clay Mathis, an Extension beef cattle specialist with New Mexico State University, but it is a concept worth remembering.

Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses
Go On Sale Beginning August 15

Texas hunting and fishing licenses for 2009-2010 will go on sale Saturday, August 15. Sportsmen are reminded that all current Texas annual hunting and fishing licenses (except for the year-to-date fishing license) expire August 31.

Surveys Say Japanese Consumers
Leery Of “Tainted” Food Imports

Capitalizing on consumer fears of tainted imported foods, Japanese Mos Foods Services Inc. has been using domestically produced ingredients to attract customers to its 1366-outlet Mos Burger chain.

Phorid Fly Established, Preying
On Fire Ants In North Texas Area

Life from now on will be harder for red imported fire ants in some North Texas communities, say experts with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

USDA Mid-Year Sheep Count Off
Three Percent From A Year Ago

USDA’s mid-year Sheep and Goats report, released on July 24, indicated that the U.S. sheep/lamb and goat inventory dropped about three and 2.4 percent, respectively, from a year ago.

Heavy Abilene Steers Sell Steady To Firm
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $2-4 higher, over 500 pounds steady to firm, heifers under 500 pounds $3-4 lower, over 500 pounds steady, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 lower, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs $100 higher. Receipts totaled 841 head.

Amarillo Feeder Steer, Heifer Prices Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were steady, slaughter cows steady to firm with a higher quality set of dairy cows than last week, slaughter bulls $1-2 lower. Receipts totaled 848 head.

Light Angelo Packer Lambs Firm To Higher
Light slaughter lambs were firm to $5 higher, slaughter ewes steady, feeder lambs weak in a light test, kids steady, nannies weak. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 7700 head.

Athens Feeder Steer Prices $3-4 Lower
Feeder steers were $3-4 lower, heifers steady to $3 lower, slaughter cows $2-3 higher, slaughter bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled 800 head.

Beeville Feeder Steer Prices $4-5 Higher
Feeder steers were $4-5 higher, heifers firm to $4 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled 1668 head.

Billings Feeder Lamb Prices $2-5 Lower
Feeder lambs sold $2-5 lower compared to two weeks ago, slaughter ewes $3-5 lower in a limited test. Receipts totaled 3191 head.

Boxed Beef Cutout Prices Turn Lower
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week showed prices down $1.17 from the previous week at $139.72. A year ago the cutout value was $158.78.

Buffalo Feeder Cattle Prices Mostly Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady to instances $2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1748 head.

Clifton Feeder Cattle Prices $2-3 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3 higher, slaughter cows $2 higher, slaughter bulls steady on a limited test. Receipts totaled 785 head.

Light Coleman Steers Steady To $3 Lower
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were steady to $3 lower, over 500 pounds $1-3 lower, heifers under 500 pounds $3-5 lower, over 500 pounds steady to firm, slaughter cows and bulls $3-5 higher, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs steady to firm. Receipts totaled 1814 head.

Crockett Feeder Cattle Prices Steady To Firm
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to firm, slaughter cows and bulls $3-4 higher. Receipts totaled 2012 head.

Dalhart Feeder Cattle Prices Increase $2-4
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-4 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $1-2 higher. Receipts totaled 2186 head.

Edinburg Auction Sells 528 Head Of Cattle
No price comparison was available on cattle receipts of 528 head.

Emory Feeder Cattle Prices Termed Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were steady, slaughter cows firm, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts totaled 946 head.

Goldthwaite Packer Goats $10-15 Higher
Light slaughter lambs were $8-10 higher, slaughter goats $10-15 higher. Receipts totaled 998 head.

Graham Auction Sells 1130 Head Of Cattle
No comparison was available on cattle receipts of 1130 head.

Hamilton Kid Goat Prices $5 Higher
Kid goats were $5 higher Monday, nannies steady, wool lambs steady, Barbado lambs steady, Dorper lambs $5 lower, ewes $10 higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2021 head.

Imported Meat Total 10% Above Last Year
Imported meat for the week ending June 27 totaled 27,458 metric tons. This compares to 24,889 metric tons for the same period last year and is a 10 percent increase. The following figures represent metric tons.

Most Industry Feeder Cattle Prices Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were steady, instances $1-2 lower, slaughter cows steady, slaughter bulls $1-3 lower on limited offerings. Receipts totaled 1787 head.

Most San Saba, Mason Stocker Heifers Higher
Mason and San Saba stocker heifers were $3-4 higher, stocker steers $3 higher, feeder steers and heifers $2 higher, packer cows $3-4 higher, packer bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1627 head for the two sales.

Lampasas Steer, Heifer Prices $2-3 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3 higher, slaughter cows $2-3 higher, slaughter bulls steady to weak on a limited test. Receipts totaled 767 head.

Mohair, Wool LDPs Remain Unchanged
WASHINGTON — As of Wednesday the LDP for mohair remained at 25 cents. The LDP for ungraded wool was also unchanged at 29 cents.

Lockhart Feeder Cattle Steady To $1 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $1 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2-3 higher. Receipts totaled 1135 head.

Red Meat Production 2.7% Below A Year Ago
Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was estimated at 912.6 million pounds, 1.1 percent lower than the previous week and 2.7 percent lower than last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 3.6 percent lower than last year.

Most Milano Steers, Heifers Sell Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 923 head.

Stocker Cattle Prices Steady
To $2 Higher Across Country

Stocker cattle were steady to $2 higher in the Plains states and most of the Southeast complex, while yearlings destined immediately for feedyards were mostly steady to $2 lower.

Most Navasota Steer, Heifer Prices Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $1-2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 2061 head.

Pleasanton Steers Steady To $4 Higher
Feeder steers were steady to $4 higher, instances $6 higher, heifers under 500 pounds $4-7 higher, over 500 pounds steady, slaughter cows steady to weak, slaughter bulls steady to firm. Receipts totaled 1043 head.

Brandon Beers Inches Closer
To Spot In Pro Rodeo Finals

Brandon Beers keeps inching toward a spot in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo without getting any closer to knowing who he might rope with if he makes it to the Thomas & Mack Center.

Feeder Cattle Prices Stronger
In Angelo Special Sale Monday

Steers and heifers were firm to $2 higher, instances $2-3 higher on heifers here Monday in the season’s fourth special feeder cattle sale at Producers Livestock Auction.

Three Rivers Steers Steady To $3 Higher
Feeder steers were steady to $3 higher, heifers firm, slaughter cows steady to firm, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts totaled 2244 head.

Tulia Feeder Cattle Prices Hold Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were steady, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 2058 head.

Domestic Wool Slow, Aussie Market Lower
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was slow last week, with no confirmed sales and moderate demand.

Loose Ends

Hindsights

Coming Up...

August 21-23 — Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association and Trade Show, Ft. Smith.

August 25-27 — ID Exposition and trade show, Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo.

August 28-29 — Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Range Round-Up, Oklahoma State Fair Arena.

August 29 — Early Fall Replacement Female Sale , Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas.

September 3 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale and Premium Weaned Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas.

September 5 — South Texas Cattle Marketing’s Fall Special Replacement Female Sale, Nixon Livestock Commission, Nixon, Texas.

September 7 — Livestock Weekly offices will be open.

September 10 — Special Cow Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.

September 10 — Annual Deep Creek True F-1 Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas.

September 14 Stocker and Feeder Calf Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.

September 14 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas.



 

 

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