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Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Termed Mostly Steady To Off

Slaughter meat goat prices were generally steady to lower in most recent trading. Fredericksburg and San Angelo were both steady, Hamilton $10 lower and Goldthwaite $20-25 lower; New Holland, Pennsylvania was mostly steady to $5 higher per head.

Plains Fed Cattle Trade Quiet Yet
Again As Of Middle Of Week

Panhandle feedlots were asking $113-114 at midweek against $108 bids. Last week’s going rate was up a dollar at $111.

Packer Lamb Price
Trends Steady To Off

San Angelo heavy slaughter lambs sold $10 lower Tuesday, light slaughter lambs $5-10 lower and feeder lambs steady. Fredericksburg feeder lambs were $10-15 higher, slaughter lambs steady. Hamilton lambs were steady to $10 lower depending on kind. Goldthwaite feeder lambs were $10-12 higher, light slaughter lambs $15-20 lower and heavyweights $8-10 lower.

RANGE SALES

Bige Duncan Can Recount Stories
Of Roping Wild Mustangs, Burros

Ninety-one year-old Abigah “Bige” Duncan is something of a rarity. The era in which he thrived, chasing and roping wild mustangs, is long past. Those days live on in Bige’s memory, however, and he can paint a pretty good picture of what it was like with words that he strings together in a colorful way.

Gray County Commission Still
Dealing With Power Line Route

With power lines being mapped out across the Texas Panhandle to take wind-generated electricity to downstate customers, one county commission is worried about the conflict between state-approved power line routes and the potential listing of a small grouse under the Endangered Species Act.

Las Cruces, NM Hosts Predator
Masters Hunt And Convention

Coyote hunters from around the country converged on southern New Mexico recently for the Predator Masters annual hunt and convention, and fewer predators are running around the area because of it.

Supermarket Meat Director Says
Beef Is Most Important Product

While most cattlemen deal with live cattle on the ranch or in the feedyard, Steve Kuntz explained to producers at the Kansas Livestock Association's 98th convention here late last year the marketing of the end product in the supermarket.

Rancher’s Workshop March 25 In Big Lake
The second annual “Rancher’s Workshop” is scheduled for Friday, March 25 at the Big Lake Community Center.

Abilene Heavy Steers Sell Steady To Firm
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $3-5 higher, over 500 pounds steady to firm, heifers under 500 pounds $3-5 higher, over 500 pounds steady to firm, slaughter cows and bulls $2-5 higher, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs $100-150 lower. Receipts totaled 896 head.

Amarillo Steers Sell Steady To $1 Higher
Feeder steers sold steady to $1 higher, heifers mostly steady except 600-700 pounds $2-3 higher, slaughter cows steady to $1 lower. Receipts totaled 1496 head.

Angelo Feeder Lambs Steady, Packers Down
Heavy slaughter lambs were $10 lower Tuesday, light slaughter lambs $5-10 lower, slaughter ewes weak to $4 lower, feeder lambs steady, kid goats and nannies steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3658 head.

Athens Feeder Steers, Heifers $2-3 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 749 head.

Belen Feeder Cattle Market $2-4 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-4 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady, bred cows and pairs $100 higher, quality considered. Receipts totaled 1241 head.

Beeville Steers Sell Steady To $4 Higher
Feeder steers were steady to $4 higher, heifers $2-4 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 605 head.

Boxed Beef Cutout Prices Trend Higher
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week showed prices up $2.26 from the previous week at $171.18. A year ago the cutout value was $148.56.

Buffalo Feeder Cattle Market Gains $5-7
Feeder steers and heifers were $5-7 higher, slaughter cows steady, slaughter bulls $6 higher. Receipts totaled 1069 head.

Cleburne Auction Sells 605 Head Of Cattle
Cattle receipts totaled 605 head.

Clifton Heavy Steer Prices $2-4 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers 300-400 pounds were steady, over 400 pounds $2-4 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2 lower. Receipts totaled 728 head.

Clovis Feeder Steers, Heifers $2-6 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-6 higher, slaughter cows $5 lower, bulls $4 lower. Receipts totaled 2800 head.

Heavy Coleman Feeder Steers $3-6 Higher
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were steady to firm, over 500 pounds $3-6 higher, heifers under 500 pounds $3-5 higher, over 500 pounds $2-4 higher, slaughters cows and bulls $3-5 lower, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs steady. Receipts totaled 2402 head.

Dalhart Feeder Cattle Prices Mostly Steady
Feeder steers were mostly steady, heifers $2-3 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 2759 head.

Durant Calf, Yearling Trend Steady To Strong
Calves and yearlings sold steady to strong, bred cows and pairs in strong demand. Receipts totaled 1338 head.

Most Edinburg Steer, Heifer Prices Up $2
Feeder steers and heifers were $2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 602 head.

Fredericksburg Packer, Feeder Goats Steady
Feeder lambs were $10-15 higher, slaughter lambs steady, feeder goats steady, slaughter goats steady. Receipts totaled 3019 head.

Goldthwaite Feeder Lambs $10-12 Higher
Feeder lambs were $10-12 higher, light slaughter lambs $15-20 lower, heavyweights $8-10 lower, slaughter goats $20-25 lower. Receipts totaled 1676 head.

Heavy Graham Feeder Steers $3-6 Higher
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $3-5 higher, over 500 pounds $3-6 higher, heifers under 500 pounds $6-10 higher, over 500 pounds $2-3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $3-6 higher, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs $100 lower. Receipts totaled 1211 head.

Hamilton Kid Goat Prices Decrease $10
Kid goats were $10 lower Monday, nannies $15 lower, wool lambs steady on a light test, Barbado lambs steady, Dorper lambs $10 lower, ewes steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2308 head.

Imported Meat Total 12% Below Last Year
Imported meat for the week ending January 15 totaled 19,148 metric tons. This compares to 21,791 metric tons for the same period last year and is a 12 percent decrease. The following figures represent metric tons.

Joplin Light Steer Calves Trade Steady
Steer calves under 650 pounds were steady, heifer calves under 500 pounds $3-5 lower, 500 pounds $1-3 lower, yearling steers and heifers steady to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 8260 head.

San Saba And Mason Stocker Cattle Higher
Mason and San Saba stocker steers were $5-7 higher, stocker heifers $5-6 higher, feeder steers $3 higher with some $5 higher, feeder heifers $3-5 higher, packer cows and bulls $3-4 lower. Receipts totaled 2207 head for the two sales.

San Saba Replacement Female Sale Higher
All classes of females were higher compared to the last such sale in January. Most pairs sold for $1300-1725, most medium to long bred cows $1200-1500, some Brahman bred cows $1775, short bred cows $975-1100, open heifers in good flesh and with a lot of eye appeal $940-1100, a couple of sets of true black F-1s $1160-1240, lighter open heifers or those carrying less flesh $840-950, bigger bred heifers brought $1200-1580, one set of 10 Brangus long bred heifers $1770, short-bred heifers $1000-1100. Receipts totaled 1711 head.

Lampasas Light Steer Prices Jump $10
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $10 higher, over 500 pounds steady to firm, feeder heifers under 500 pounds $2-3 higher, over 500 pounds steady, slaughter cows and bulls $4-6 lower. Receipts totaled 798 head.

Wool LDP Declines, Mohair Is Unchanged
WASHINGTON — For the first time in a long while the LDP for ungraded wool fell from 29 cents to 23 cents. It is an indication of just how strong the wool market is.
   The LDP for mohair remains at zero, as the posted price is still above the target price of $4.20.

Lockhart Steer, Heifer Price Trend Up $2-3
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $4-6 lower. Receipts totaled 711 head.

Red Meat Production 1.4% Above A Year Ago
Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was estimated at 942.2 million pounds, .4 percent lower than the previous week and 1.4 percent higher than last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was .2 percent higher than last year.

Nacogdoches Steer Market $5-7 Higher
Feeder steers were $5-7 higher, heifers $2-4 higher, slaughter cows $3-6 lower, slaughter bulls $4-5 lower. Receipts totaled 944 head.

Nation’s Feeder Cattle Price
Trend Mostly Steady To $2 Up

Feedlot-bound steers and heifers were mostly steady to $2 higher across the country last week.

Navasota Packer Cow Prices Decline $2-3
No comparison was available on feeder steers and heifers due to the special replacement sale last week, slaughter cows $2-3 lower, slaughter bulls $2-3 higher. Receipts totaled 1171 head.

Most Oklahoma City Feeder Cattle Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-4 lower except heifers over 800 pounds steady, stocker cattle and calves steady to $3 higher. Receipts totaled 13,599 head.

Boardman Reunites With Redbull
To Win San Angelo Rodeo Roping

A step back in time may just be what tie-down roper Cimarron Boardman needed to move forward.

Superior Video Auction Price
Trend Reported Firm To Higher

The bulk of feeder steers and heifers were firm to $3 higher in Superior Livestock Auction’s video sale, instances $4-5 higher on reputation sales along with isolated eastern and western area sales. Receipts totaled 33,300 head.

Most Three Rivers Heifers $2-6 Higher
Feeder steers were $2-6 higher, heifers $2-6 higher, instances $10 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled 1507 head.

Tulia Feeder Cattle Steady To $1 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $1 higher, slaughter cows and bulls mostly steady. Receipts totaled 2946 head.

Domestic Wool Slow, Aussie Market Higher
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was slow last week, with 18,500 pounds of confirmed sales and moderate to good demand. All prices are reported on a weighted average and reflect a wool sale.

Letter to the Editor

Hindsights

Coming Up... 

March 3 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale and Premium Weaned Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

March 5 — Foundation Angus Alliance Annual Production Sale, The Luling Foundation Farm, Luling, Texas. FMI: 210/535-1517.

March 10 — Special Bull Offering, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

March 17 — Special Cow Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 325/653-3371.

March 17 — Special Replacement Female Offering, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

April 5 — Special Spring Stocker/Feeder Sale, Western Livestock Auction, Midland, Texas. FMI: 432/570-0040.

April 9 — Special Replacement Female Offering, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

April 14 — Special Bull Offering, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

April 21 — Special Cow Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 325/653-3371.





 


 

 

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