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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 Quiet
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 week before.

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.

RANGE SALES

USDA Texas Field Lab Conducts
Groundbreaking Feral Hog Study

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 Feedyard
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: opportunity.

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 Drastic Action
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.

Panhandle Power Transmission
Line Process Raising Hackles

A battle is brewing below the Caprock here in the Texas Panhandle.

NM Game, Fish Commission Meet
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.

Fredericksburg Steer,
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 head.

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 year.

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 Receipts
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 2851 head.

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.

Nacogdoches Steers
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 head.

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 head.

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.

Pleasanton Feeder
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 head.

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 head.

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 head.

“Reluctant” Judge Bows To Power
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 ruled Wednesday.

Loose Ends

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Hindsights

Coming Up... 
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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