Lamb Markets Trend
Steady, Higher, Lower
Angelo lambs all sold steady this week. Hamilton wool lambs
were $15 lower, Dorper lambs steady, and Barbado lambs $10 higher.
Goldthwaite feeder lambs were steady, light slaughter lambs $10-12
higher. Fredericksburg’s report was not available at presstime.
Plains Fed Cattle Trade
After Picking Up $5 Last Week
Plains fed cattle trade was quiet as the proverbial church
mouse as of midweek, early $110 bids meeting expectations of mostly
$115. Last week’s going rate was $113, nearly $5 higher than the
Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Steady In Most Recent Trade
Slaughter meat goat prices were mostly steady in most recent
trading. Goldthwaite, Hamilton and San Angelo were all reported
steady, New Holland, Pennsylvania mostly $5 lower per head.
Fredericksburg was still unreported at presstime.
Field Lab Conducts
Groundbreaking Feral Hog
There is something to be said for knowing one’s enemy. From a
Texas landowner perspective, be it city dweller or rural property
owner, feral hogs can definitely be an enemy.
Colman Retires From
Business, Then Buys A Feedlot
In the fall of his life, just as he was getting a taste
of retirement, Paul Colman decided to buy a feedyard. Why would
someone want to invest his life’s savings in a feedyard at a time
when there is most definitely an overcapacity on the feeding side
and extremely tight feeder cattle supplies? Simple, says Colman:
TSGRA Receives Survey Results
On Ethnic Lamb Buyers’ Targets
The American Lamb Board funded a study conducted by Texas
AgriLife Extension on ethnic lamb buyer preferences across the
country, with the intent of developing marketing and promotional
programs for that growing market segment.
Dry Tanks Force
On Muleshoe And Spade Ranches
Across the state and beyond, ranchers are being forced to
move, cull or even liquidate their herds due to drouth. Grass is a
problem for most, and some are now running out of water.
Line Process Raising Hackles
A battle is brewing below the Caprock here in the Texas
NM Game, Fish
Leads To Some Trapping Changes
The New Mexico Game and Fish Commission voted to change some
rules concerning trapping and retain others at their recent meeting
here this summer.
Several Cowboys Get Key Rodeo
Victories At Dodge City Roundup
Before the short round could even begin at the Dodge City
Roundup, a massive storm nearly stole the show. Heavy rain blowing
from all directions and flashes of lightning had fans ducking for
cover until moments before the performance started.
San Saba Replacement
Sale Offers 2879 Head
Fleshier cow-calf pairs and pairs with bigger calves, some
bred back, brought $1200-1590 in special replacement trading, pairs
carrying less flesh and with younger calves $1075-1250, thinner
pairs $900-1100 depending on the size of both the cow and calf, long
bred fall-calving cows $925-1175, winter and spring-calving cows
$800-1090, fall-calving bred heifers $950-1110, winter and
spring-calving heifers $800-1050, a few open heifers $770-960.
Receipts totaled 2879 head, 2600 of which went out of state.
San Saba And Mason
Stocker Cattle Higher
Mason and San Saba light stocker steer and heifer prices
advanced mostly $3, bigger feeder steers and heifers $2-3 higher,
packer cows and bulls steady, stocker cows and pairs steady.
Receipts totaled 4682 head for the two sales.
NWS Warns La Niña
May Last Into 2012
The Climate Prediction Center division of the National
Weather Service released a new La Niña Watch last week. According to
the release, the situation currently is in balance or neutral as far
as sea temperatures are concerned. Surface winds, however, are
indicative of a continued La Niña condition.
Comanche Steers $5
Off, Heifers Steady
Feeder steers were $5 lower, heifers steady, packer cows and
bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1253 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.
Durant Yearling, Calf
Prices Quoted Steady
Calves and yearlings sold steady, high yielding fleshy
slaughter cows $5-10 higher, slaughter bulls $3-4 higher, bred cows,
pairs and younger open cows very strong. Receipts totaled 1150 head.
Hamilton Kid Goat
Prices Quoted Steady
Kid goats were steady Monday, nannies $10 higher, wool lambs
$15 lower, Dorper lambs steady, Barbado lambs $10 higher, ewes $20
higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2483 head.
Heifer Prices Steady
Better quality steers and heifers were steady, lower quality
$3-5 lower, packer cows and bulls $1-3 lower. Receipts totaled 2079
Red Meat Production
.1% Above A Year Ago
Total red meat production under federal inspection last week
was estimated at 908.6 million pounds, 1.5 percent lower than the
previous week and .1 percent higher than last year. Cumulative meat
production for the year to date was .7 percent higher than last
Boxed Beef Cutout
Prices Off Slightly
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last
week showed prices down 82 cents from the previous week at $173.51.
A year ago the cutout value was $150.02.
Domestic Wool Slow,
Aussies On Break
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was slow last week,
with no confirmed sales and good demand.
Oklahoma City Steer
Calf Prices Steady
Feeder steers were $2-4 lower, feeder heifers steady to $2
lower, steer calves steady, heifer calves steady to $2 higher.
Receipts totaled 7672 head.
Light Clovis Steers,
Heifers $2-6 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers under 600 pounds were $2-6 higher,
instances $8-12 higher in steer calves under 300 pounds, slaughter
cows and bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled 3674 head.
Belen Steer, Heifer
Prices Off By $1-3
Feeder steers and heifers were $1-3 lower, quality
considered, slaughter cows and bulls $1-2 lower, bred cows and pairs
$50 lower. Receipts totaled 671 head.
Light Feeder Cattle
Across Nation See Uneven Trend
Lighter receipts of feeder cattle at auction saw uneven price
trends across the country last week, ranging from steady to $2
higher to steady to $3 lower.
Angelo Sheep, Goat
Prices Hold Steady
All classes of sheep and goats sold steady Tuesday on
receipts of 9800 head.
Imported Meat Total
6.7% Below Last Year
Imported meat for the week ending June 25 totaled 22,947
metric tons. This compares to 24,588 metric tons for the same period
last year and is a 6.7 percent decrease. The following figures
represent metric tons.
Goldthwaite Up $10-12
On Light Packer Lambs
Feeder lambs were steady, light slaughter lambs $10-12
higher, feeder goats steady, slaughter kids steady. Receipts totaled
Tulia Steer, Heifer
Prices $2-4 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-4 lower, slaughter cows and
bulls $1-3 lower. Receipts totaled 1934 head.
Coleman Light Steers
Quoted $3-5 Higher
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $3-5 higher, over 500
pounds $3-5 higher, heifers under 500 pounds $3-6 higher, over 500
pounds $2-3 higher, slaughters cows and bulls $2-3 higher,
replacement cows and cow-calf pairs $100-150 higher. Receipts
totaled 3665 head.
Clifton Feeder Steer
Prices $3 Higher
Feeder steers were $3 higher, heifers mostly steady, a few $2
lower, slaughter cows steady, slaughter bulls $2 higher. Receipts
totaled 1020 head.
Light Lampasas Steer
Prices $4-5 Higher
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $4-5 higher, over 500
pounds steady, heifers under 500 pounds $6 higher, over 500 pounds
firm, slaughter cows $3 higher, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts
totaled 1399 head.
Athens Feeder Cattle
Price Trend Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were steady, slaughter cows $5-7
higher, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts totaled 2108 head.
Steady To $2 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $2 higher, slaughter
cows $4-5 higher, slaughter bulls $3-4 higher. Receipts totaled 1200
Lockhart Feeder Steer,
Heifer Trend Down $2-4
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-4 lower, slaughter cows and
bulls $2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 1077 head.
Dalhart Feeder Cattle
Steady To $3 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $3 lower, a few $4-5
lower, slaughter cows and bulls $1-2 lower. Receipts totaled 4297
Navasota Feeder Cattle
Called Unevenly Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were unevenly steady with a few
$1-2 higher. Receipts totaled 2500 head.
Beeville Feeder Steers
Steady, Heifers Lower
Feeder steers were steady, heifers $2-4 lower on a weak test,
slaughter cows $2 higher, slaughter bulls $3 lower on a weak test.
Receipts totaled 973 head.
Most Three Rivers
Steers $3-6 Lower
Feeder steers were $3-6 lower, a few $8 lower, heifers $3-7
lower, slaughter cows firm to $3 higher, slaughter bulls $2-3
higher. Receipts totaled 3448 head.
Joplin Light Steer
Calves $1-3 Higher
Steer calves over 450 pounds and heifer calves over 400
pounds were $1-3 higher, steer calves under 450 pounds and heifer
calves under 400 pounds $5-10 higher, yearling steers steady to $2
higher, yearling heifers steady. Receipts totaled 2411 head.
Steers Decline $3-9
Feeder steers were $3-9 lower, heifers $5-8 lower, slaughter
cows steady to firm, slaughter bulls steady to weak. Receipts
totaled 1274 head.
Milano Steer, Heifer
Prices $1-3 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were mostly $1-3 lower, slaughter
cows $2-4 higher, slaughter bulls steady to $2 lower on limited
offerings. Receipts totaled 1443 head.
Amarillo Light Feeder
Cattle $1-4 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers under 600 pounds were $1-4 lower,
slaughter cows and bulls steady to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 1561
Emory Feeder Cattle
Termed Steady To Off
Feeder steers and heifers were unevenly steady to $3 lower,
slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled 2443
Crockett Steer Price
Trend $2-4 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-4 lower, slaughter cows
$2-3 higher, slaughter bulls steady to firm. Receipts totaled 3372
“Reluctant” Judge Bows
Of Congress On Northern Wolves
The way Congress went about removing endangered species
protections from the Northern Rockies gray wolf undermines the rule
of law, but it did not violate the Constitution, a federal judge
Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor
August 20 — West Texas Beef Conference, San Angelo Stock Show
and Rodeo Fairgrounds, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 830/278-9151 or
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: firstname.lastname@example.org,
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:
September 29 — Special Stocker and
Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: