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Lamb Price Trends
Both Up And Down

San Angelo light slaughter lambs were weak, feeder lambs steady. Hamilton wool lambs sold $20 lower, Dorper and Barbado lambs steady. Goldthwaite wooled feeder lambs were steady, hair lambs $10-15 higher, and slaughter lambs $8-10 higher. Fredericksburg feeder lambs were steady, lightweight slaughter lambs $3-5 higher.

Plains Fed Cattle Trade Quiet
At Midweek, Bids $107 At Best

Panhandle cattle feeders were hearing talk of $106-107 bids for fed cattle at midweek, and countering with asking prices of $110-111. Last week’s going rate was $108 to mostly $108.50.

Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Mixed In Most Recent Trading

Slaughter meat goat prices were mixed in most recent trading. Goldthwaite was $3-5 lower, San Angelo weak, Hamilton steady, Fredericksburg heavyweights $5-10 higher and lightweights $10-15 higher. New Holland, Pennsylvania was mostly $4-6 higher per head.

RANGE SALES

TFS Head Takes Responsibility
For Problems, Offers Solutions

“We exalt in our tribulations, knowing that tribulations bring about perseverance, perseverance brings about character, and character brings about hope.” Romans 5:3

N.M. Extension Veterinarian
Discusses Post-Wildfire Care

While many of the speakers at the summer meeting of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association here recounted the destruction wreaked by wildfires this year, Dr. John Wenzel, the veterinarian with the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extensive Service, turned his attention to caring for the animals that survive the fires.

Pecos Watershed Plan
Meetings Scheduled

Landowners in the Pecos River watershed are invited to meetings August 2-3 to hear updates on the implementation of the river's watershed protection plan.

Dalhart Feeder Steer,
Heifer Prices Lower

Feeder steers and heifers sold $3-5 lower, steer and heifer calves $5-8 lower, value-enhanced lightweight weaned calves with paperwork fully steady to firm, slaughter cows and bulls $2-4 lower. Receipts totaled 4401 head.

Lockhart Steer Price
Level Declines $6-8

Feeder steers and heifers were $6-8 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $3-5 lower. Receipts totaled 757 head.

Most Tulia Feeder
Cattle $2-4 Lower

Feeder steers and heifers were $2-4 lower except 700-800 pound steers mostly steady, slaughter cows and bulls $3-5 lower. Receipts totaled 1837 head.

Athens Steer Prices
Quoted $5-7 Lower

Feeder steers were $5-7 lower, heifers $7-10 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $3-5 lower. Receipts totaled 2373 head.

Clifton Feeder Cattle
Prices Decline $3-5

Feeder steers and heifers were $3-5 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $3-4 lower. Receipts totaled 1583 head.

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

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter July 1 in feedlots with a capacity of 1000 or more head totaled 10.5 million head, up four percent from the same period in 2010.

Boxed Beef Cutout
Prices Trend Lower

The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week showed prices down $2.15 from the previous week at $176.04. A year ago the cutout value was $152.07.

Most Feeder Cattle Trade Quoted
$4-10 Lower Across The Country

Feeder cattle and calves sold $4-10 lower across the country last wee, instances as much as $15 lower.

Clovis Feeder Cattle
Sell Steady To Lower

Feeder steers and heifers were steady to mostly $3-6 lower, slaughter cows $3-4 lower, bulls steady. Receipts totaled 3953 head.

Durant Cattle Auction
Receipts Total 1533

Cattle receipts totaled 1533 head. Steers: No. 1 200-300 pounds $140-175, 300-400 pounds $135-165, 400-500 pounds $128-141.50, 500-600 pounds $122-140, 600-700 pounds $125-134, 700-800 pounds $120-125; No. 2 300-400 pounds $90-116, 400-500 pounds $95-118, 500-600 pounds $95-117, 600-700 pounds $90-111, 700-800 pounds $80-109.

Red Meat Production
.3% Above A Year Ago

Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was estimated at 915.4 million pounds, 1.3 percent lower than the previous week and .3 percent higher than last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was .7 percent higher than last year.

Heavy Graham Feeder
Steers $2-3 Higher

Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $4-6 lower, a few $10 lower on 200 pounds, over 500 pounds $2-3 higher, heifers under 500 pounds $2-4 lower, over 500 pounds $3-4 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-3 higher, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs $50-100 higher. Receipts totaled 2853 head.

Comanche Feeder Steer,
Heifer Prices Lower

Feeder steers and heifers were $4-6 lower, slaughter cows $2-4 lower, slaughter bulls $3-5 lower. Receipts totaled 1696 head.

Domestic Wool Slow;
Aussies Take Break

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was slow last week, with no confirmed sales and good demand.

Oklahoma City Steer
Calves $3-7 Higher

Feeder steers under 750 pounds were steady to $2 lower, over 750 pounds steady to $2 higher, heifers steady to $1 lower, steer calves $3-7 higher, heifer calves steady to $2 lower. Receipts totaled 8271 head.

Hamilton Kid Goat
Prices Hold Steady

Kid goats were steady Monday, nannies $10 higher, wool lambs $20 lower, Dorper and Barbado lambs steady, ewes $20 higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2525 head.

Wool And Mohair LDP
Rates Remain At Zero

LDPs for ungraded wool and mohair remained at zero as the posted price for both commodities remains above the target price.

San Saba And Mason
Stocker Cattle Lower

Mason and San Saba stocker steers and heifers were $5 lower, feeder steers $5 lower, feeder heifers $3 lower, packer cows and bulls $5 lower. Receipts totaled 5692 head for the two sales.

Adams Brothers Win Team Roping
Competition At Salinas, Calif.

If some of the legends who have roped in the huge arena at the California Rodeo throughout its 101-year history were watching this year’s edition from above on July 24, the team roping winners made them proud, and brought back fond memories of a bygone time.

Mid-Year Cattle Count
Declines One Percent

Mid-year cattle numbers from USDA show a one percent reduction from July 2010.

Light Angelo Packer
Lambs Prices Weaker

Light slaughter lambs were weak Tuesday, slaughter ewes steady, feeder lambs steady, nannies and kid goats weak. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 10,000 head.

Coleman Light Heifer
Prices Quoted Steady

Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $3-6 lower, over 500 pounds $2-4 lower, heifers under 500 pounds steady, over 500 pounds steady to $4 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-4 lower, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs steady to $100 lower. Receipts totaled 4685 head.

Imported Meat Total
27% Below Last Year

Imported meat for the week ending June 11 totaled 22,598 metric tons. This compares to 29,250 metric tons for the same period last year and is a 27 percent decrease. The following figures represent metric tons.

Belen Feeder Cattle
Steady To $3 Lower

Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $3 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-4 lower, pairs steady to $50 lower. Receipts totaled 966 head.

Joplin Light Steer
Calves $5-8 Higher

Steer calves under 600 pounds were $5-8 higher, heifer calves under 600 pounds $2-6 higher, steers over 600 pounds steady, heifers over 600 pounds steady to $3 lower. Receipts totaled 2812 head.

Cleburne Auction Sells
1155 Head Of Cattle

Cattle receipts totaled 1155 head. Steers: No. 1 under 200 pounds $150-180, 200-300 pounds $150-175, 300-400 pounds $140-165, 400-500 pounds $125-150, 500-600 pounds $120-130, 600-700 pounds $115-125, 700-800 pounds $120-125.

TSGRA Elects Officers,
Presents Annual Awards

The Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association elected new officers and presented awards during the 96th annual convention here last week.

Navasota Feeder Steer
Market Declines $5-8

Feeder steers were $5-8 lower, heifers $3-6 lower. Receipts totaled 2351 head.

Three Rivers Feeder
Cattle $4-10 Lower

Feeder steers and heifers were $4-10 lower, slaughter cows $2-5 lower, slaughter bulls $5-7 lower. Receipts totaled 2340 head.

Nacogdoches Feeder
Cattle Prices Lower

Feeder steers and heifers were $4-8 lower, a few to $10 lower, slaughter cows $2-4 lower, slaughter bulls $2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 1365 head.

Most Buffalo Feeder
Cattle $4-6 Lower

Feeder steers and heifers were $4-6 lower, a few $8 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $4-5 lower. Receipts totaled 2930 head.

Beeville Steer Price
Trend $2-5 Lower

Feeder steers were $2-5 lower, heifers $2-6 lower, slaughter cows $3-6 lower, slaughter bulls $2 lower. Receipts totaled 915 head.

Most Lampasas Steers,
Heifers Decline $4-6

Feeder steers and heifers were $4-6 lower, slaughter cows $3-4 lower, slaughter bulls firm. Receipts totaled 1654 head.

Goldthwaite Packer
Lambs $8-10 Higher

Wooled feeder lambs were steady on a light test, hair lambs $10-15 higher, slaughter lambs $8-10 higher, feeder goats $8-10 higher, slaughter kids $3-5 lower. Receipts totaled 2993 head.

Fredericksburg Light
Packer Lambs Higher

Feeder lambs were steady, lightweight slaughter lambs $3-5 higher, feeder goats $8-10 higher, lightweight slaughter goats $10-15 higher, heavyweights $5-10 higher. Receipts totaled 4134 head.

Hindsights

Letter to the Editor 1

Letter to the Editor 2

Letter to the Editor 3

Coming Up... 
August 1-4— National Cattlemen’s Beef Board Cattle Industry Summer Meeting, Orlando, Florida. FMI: 303/694-0305.

August 6 — Special Replacement Female, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

August 11 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

August 20 — West Texas Beef Conference, San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Fairgrounds, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 830/278-9151 or rmachen@ag.tamu.edu.

August 22— Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

August 27 — Special Replacement Female Sale including Deep Creek Ranch Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

September 1 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

September 1 — Premium Weaned Calf Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

September 3 — South Texas Cattle Marketing’s Fall Replacement Female Sale, Nixon Livestock Commission, Nixon, Texas. FMI: Lew Thompson — 830/334-8227.

September 10 — Rafter 7 Ranch Ram Sale, Yerrington, Nevada. FMI 775/221-3206.

September 9-13 — 2011 National Sheepdog Finals, Carbondale, Colorado. FMI: 2011final@gmail.com, 970/948-2391, Bridget Strang.

September 19 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

September 24 — Special Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.

September 29 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159.





 


 

 

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