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Packer Lamb Trade
Termed Steady To Up

Sheep trade was very limited so far this holiday-shortened week. The few sales calling trends reported prices steady to higher. Light packer lambs selling at Goldthwaite were steady with heavyweights $3-5 higher. Hamilton wool lambs traded $5 higher, while Barbado and Dorper lambs were steady. Fruitland, Missouri, slaughter lambs sold as much as $20 higher.

Panhandle Feedlots Move Cattle
Early This Week At Steady $84

Panhandle cattle feeders moved modest numbers at a steady $84 Tuesday after asking $85-86 initially.

Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Steady To Higher Where Tested

Slaughter meat goat prices were steady to a shade higher where tested in recent sales. Goldthwaite and Hamilton were both steady, New Holland, Pennsylvania steady to $2 per head higher, the increase mostly on weights over 70 pounds. San Angelo and Fredericksburg were closed for Thanksgiving week.

RANGE SALES

Purdue Economist Calls Current
Ag Crisis A Bump In The Road

Dr. Mike Boehlje told those attending a recent symposium on the economy and agriculture sponsored by the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management that despite the challenging times, he’s still optimistic about the long-term outlook for the agriculture industry.

Economists Offers Short-term
Outlook For The Beef Industry

Dr. John Lawrence, Extension livestock economist and director of the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University, offered some thoughts on the changing beef industry at a recent symposium sponsored by the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management. It wasn't a particularly rosy picture, but neither was it all gloom and doom.

Attorney Warns Cattle Feeders
About “Card-Check” Labor Bill

Labor law is not usually high on most feedlot operators' agenda, but an Amarillo lawyer says that may change.

Cattle Raisers’ Museum Opening
Ceremony Blessed By Rainy Day

The city folks complain about the gray clouds and light but steady rain, but one tall gentleman in a broad-brimmed hat looks out the full-length windows and says he'll take all he can get.

Management Of Certain Exotic
Species Jeopardized By Court

Three exotic and officially “endangered” species that have been thriving on U.S. private lands due to their commercial value may have to go under new management plans, depending on a case set to go before the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Branded Beef Program Spokesman
Says Quality Remains Underrated

High-grading cattle don't cost money. They make money.

Beef Export Rep Tells Japanese
Canadian Beef Superior To U.S.

The Canada Beef Export Federation president promoted his country's beef by differentiating it from U.S. meat at a conference for the Japanese press, and later at a beef demand-building seminar here Friday.

Group Calls For Halt To Taxpayer
Subsidies Of Wealthy Eco-Groups

A business coalition is calling on Congress to halt taxpayer subsidies to wealthy, self-styled environmental organizations that sue the federal government to block job-creating projects — including clean energy and renewable projects — until a public accounting can detail how much these subsidies cost taxpayers and a study is completed showing how these tax dollars are impacting job-creating projects in all 50 states.

Game Warden Field Notes Relate
Variety Of Enforcement Actions

It may be the beginning of the holiday season, but for game wardens and the outdoor crowd, it’s the time of year when other activities take center stage.

Angelo Feeder Cattle Prices Remain Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were steady Thursday, slaughter cows weak, bulls firm, stock cows and pairs steady. Cattle receipts totaled 2793 head.

Athens Feeder Steer Prices $1-2 Higher
Feeder steers were $1-2 higher, heifers $1-3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $1-2 higher. Receipts totaled 1755 head.

Beeville Steer Prices Steady To $2 Lower
Feeder steers were steady to $2 lower, heifers steady, slaughter cows steady. Receipts totaled 541 head.

Belen Feeder Cattle Steady To $1 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $1 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled 2800 head.

Boxed Beef Cutout Prices Trend Lower
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week showed prices down 90 cents from the previous week at $138.42. A year ago the cutout value was $150.74.

Buffalo Light Feeder Steers $4-7 Higher
Feeder steers 350-500 pounds were $4-7 higher, over 500 pounds $2 higher, heifers $2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2-4 higher. Receipts totaled 1534 head.

Clifton Feeder Cattle Prices Mostly Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady, slaughter cows $2 higher, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1455 head.

Coleman Feeder Steer Prices $2-3 Higher
Feeder steers were $2-3 higher, heifers under 500 pounds steady to $4 lower, over 500 pounds $1-2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $1-2 lower, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs $50 higher. Receipts totaled 2174 head.

Most Comanche Feeder Cattle $4-6 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $4-6 higher with some classes $10 higher, packer cows and bulls $2-3 higher. Receipts totaled 507 head.

Dalhart Light Feeder Steer Prices Steady
Feeder steers under 400 pounds were steady, all others mostly weak to $2 lower with some 400-600 pounds $4 lower, heifers steady to weak, slaughter cows $1-2 higher. Receipts totaled 2836 head.

Edinburg Feeder Cattle Steady To $1 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $1 lower, slaughter cows $2 lower, slaughter bulls $3 lower. Receipts totaled 725 head.

Goldthwaite Heavy Packer Lambs Higher
Lightweight slaughter lambs were steady, heavyweights $3-5 higher, slaughter goats steady. Receipts totaled 2861 head.

Hamilton Lambs Sell Steady To Higher
Kid goats were steady, nannies $5 higher, wool lambs $5 higher, Barbado lambs steady, Dorper lambs steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 1854 head.

Imported Meat Total 13% Above Last Year
Imported meat for the week ending October 10 totaled 24,525 metric tons. This compares to 21,315 metric tons for the same period last year and is a 13 percent increase. The following figures represent metric tons.

Most Lampasas Feeder Cattle Steady To Firm
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to firm, instances $2-3 higher on better quality offerings, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 939 head.

Mohair LDP Continues Decline; Wool Steady
WASHINGTON — As of Wednesday the LDP for mohair declined to 24 cents. The LDP for ungraded wool remained unchanged at 29 cents.

Lockhart Feeder Steer, Heifer Prices Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were steady, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 580 head.

Red Meat Production 1.2% Below A Year Ago
Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was estimated at 970.8 million pounds, .7 percent higher than the previous week and 1.2 percent lower than last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 2.5 percent lower than last year.

Nation's Yearling Feeder Cattle
Steady To Off, Calf Prices Vary

A light test of true yearling feeder cattle sold steady to $2 lower across the country last week. Steer and heifer calf trading was uneven and depended on the geographical region and the weather conditions in that particular area.

Navasota Feeder Steers, Heifers $3-7 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $3-7 higher, instances $10 higher, slaughter cows $2-4 higher, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1511 head.

Cattle On Feed Up One Percent
Nationwide In 1000-Head Lots

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter November 1 in feedlots with a capacity of 1000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head, up one percent from the same period in 2008.

World Champion Bobby Mote
Wins  Bareback Circuit Finals

As a prelude to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, it could have been a lot worse.

Three Rivers Feeder Cattle $2-5 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-5 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $3-4 higher. Receipts totaled 961 head.

Tulia Feeder Steers, Heifers Mostly Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady, slaughter cows and bulls $2-5 higher. Receipts totaled 1407 head.

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

Loose Ends

Hindsights

Coming Up...

November 27 — Danner Ranch’s 2nd Annual See and Believe Female Sale, Danner Sale Facility, Muscatine, Iowa. FMI: Dwyer Cattle Services, 309/337-1404; 309/337-6404.

November 28 — Double Creek Farms Annual Fall Bull Sale, Meridian Livestock Auction, Meridian, Texas. FMI: 254/435-2988; 254/749-2240; 254/749-3253; www.mlslivestock.com

November 30 — OQBN Pre-Vacc 45 Stocker Feeder Sale, Blackwell Livestock Auction, Blackwell, Oklahoma. FMI: 580/363-9941.

December 1 — Special Stocker Feeder Sale, Western Livestock Auction, Midland, Texas. FMI: 432/570-0040.

December 4-5 — Winter Horse Sale, Roswell Livestock Auction, Roswell, New Mexico. Info: 575-622-5580.

December 5 — Genetrust Performance Genetics Brangus Bull and Commercial Female Sale, Cavender’s Neches River Ranch, Jacksonville, Texas. FMI: 877-GENETRS (436-3877).

December 5 — Special Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. Info: 325-372-5159.

December 7 Stocker and Feeder Calf Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas. Info: 325-653-3371.

December 7 — Lamb Special, Hamilton Commission Company, Hamilton, Texas. Info: 254-386-3185.

December 7 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas. Info: 325-372-5159.

December 9-11 — Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention, Kearney, Neb.

December 10 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. Info: 325-372-5159.

December 11-12 — Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show, University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Missouri. For more info: (573) 499-9162.

December 12 — Special Replacement Bull Sale, Durant Stockyards, Durant, Oklahoma. FMI: 580/924-1850; www.durantstockyards.com

December 12-13 — TAMU Fit to Finish Show Cattle Camp. Contact: Paul Maulsby, (979) 587-2835, beefcenter@tamu.edu

December 17 — Last Issue Of The Livestock Weekly For 2009. The First Issue For 2010 Will Be Dated January 7, 2010.



 

 

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