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Available Lamb
Trends Firm To Lower

San Angelo light slaughter lamb prices were firm this week, feeder lambs $5-10 lower. Hamilton wool lambs sold $10 lower, Dorper lambs $15 lower, and Barbado lambs $20 lower. Both Fredericksburg and Goldthwaite declined to call price trends.

Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Weak To Lower At Most Sales

Slaughter meat goat prices were weak to lower where quoted in most recent trading. San Angelo was weak, Hamilton $10 lower and New Holland, Pennsylvania mostly $10-20 lower per head. Goldthwaite and Fredericksburg called no trends.

Plains Fed Cattle Trade Quiet
At Midweek, Prices $5 Apart

Plains fed cattle trade was non-existent at midweek, packers offering $119 and feedlots asking $124 or better. Last week’s market was a dollar better at $122.

Range Sales

USMEF Says Record 2012 Exports
Are Not Likely To Be Repeated

In 2011 the U.S. exported more than $11.5 billion worth of beef, pork and lamb, attaining a record in all sectors. U.S. Meat Export Federation executive director Phil Seng told those participating in a teleconference call held during the USMEF board of directors’ meeting that his group remains encouraged about the export market, though he acknowledged that repeating the 2011 performance will be “very challenging.”

Horse Processing Facility Set
To Open In Western Missouri

Horse processing will reportedly resume by late summer, this time in western Missouri. Unified Equine Missouri is renovating an existing cattle plant, refitting it for horses.

Robert Joe Vandygriff Follows
Roundabout Route To Panhandle

Born in East Texas, Robert Joe Vandygriff now lives in the northeast corner of the Texas Panhandle, but the journey from across the state was by way of Nashville, Europe, the rodeo circuit, and the television screen.

Wichita Falls Light
Calves Trade Steady

Light calves were steady, newcrop calves 550 pounds and heavier $5 lower on steers, heifers steady, feeder cattle steady, fleshy packer cows $3-5 lower, lean cows $2 lower, bred cows steady to $50 higher, pairs steady. Receipts totaled 1743 head.

Durant Steer, Heifer
Prices Termed Higher

Steers and heifers were higher, yearlings steady, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $3 lower, fleshy cows $5-10 lower, bred cows and pairs steady. Receipts totaled 425 head.

Goldthwaite Sheep,
Goat Receipts 1553

Sheep and goat receipts totaled 1553 head.
Replacement sheep: feeder lambs 40-65 pounds $120-140, 65-90 pounds $100-140; stocker ewes 70-140 pounds $70-190 per head; Barbado ewes 65-105 pounds $50-85 per head; bucks 84-215 pounds $120-300 per head; Barbado bucks 110 pounds $155.

Fredericksburg Feeder
Cattle Prices Higher

Steers and heifers were $2-3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 832 head.

Comanche Feeder Cattle
Steady To $3 Higher

Feeder cattle were steady to $3 higher, slaughter cows $4-6 lower, slaughter bulls $5-8 lower. Receipts totaled 478 head.

San Saba And Mason
Feeder Cattle Steady

Mason and San Saba stocker steers and heifers were steady to $2 higher, extra fat calves $3 lower, feeder steers and heifers steady, packer cows $3 lower, fat cows $5-7 lower, packer bulls $3 lower, stocker cows and pairs in good demand. Receipts totaled 4611 head for the two sales.

Navasota Cattle Price
Trends Quoted Steady

Cattle prices were steady on receipts of 1409 head.
Steers: 150-300 pounds $150-275, 300-400 pounds $150-230, 400-500 pounds $135-182.50, 500-600 pounds $130-185, 600-700 pounds $125-154.

Hamilton Kid Goat
Prices Decline $10

Kid goats were $10 lower Monday, nannies steady, wool lambs $10 lower, Dorper lambs $15 lower, Barbado lambs $20 lower, ewes steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2576 head.

New Summerfield Cattle
Receipts Total 990

Cattle receipts totaled 990 head.
Steers: under 300 pounds $195-265, 300-400 pounds $145-243, 400-500 pounds $130-173, 500-600 pounds $125-163, 600-700 pounds $115-145, 700-800 pounds $110-140.

Coleman Sells Stocker,
Feeder Cattle Steady

Stocker and feeder cattle were steady, packer cows steady to weak, stocker cows and pairs steady. Receipts totaled 1574 head.

Tulia Feeder Steer
Trend Unevenly Steady

Feeder steers sold unevenly steady, heifers steady to weak on a limited test, slaughter cows and bulls had a weak undertone on a light test. Receipts totaled 862 head.

Belen Feeder Steers
Quoted $1-3 Higher

Feeder steers were $1-3 higher, heifers $1-4 higher, slaughter cows $2-4 lower, bulls $3-5 lower, pairs $100 higher, bred cows steady. Receipts totaled 850 head.

Most Clovis Steers
Steady To $1 Higher

Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $1 higher, instances 500-600 pounds $5 lower, slaughter cows mostly $1-2 lower, bulls steady to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 2444 head.

Imported Meat Total
8.6% Above Last Year

Imported meat for the week ending April 28 totaled 23,892 metric tons. This compares to 21,843 metric tons for the same period last year and is an 8.6 percent increase. The following figures represent metric tons.

Boxed Beef Cutout
Prices Move Lower

The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week showed prices down $1.77 from the previous week at $190.75. A year ago the cutout value was $173.03.

Red Meat Production
.7% Below A Year Ago

Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was estimated at 928.8 million pounds, 9.6 percent higher than the previous week and .7 percent lower than last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was .5 percent lower than last year.

Yearling Feeder Cattle Mostly
Steady To Higher Across Nation

Yearling feeder cattle sold mostly steady to instances as much as $2 higher across the country last week. Calf prices continued to trend unevenly, from $5 lower to $5 higher, the full declines posted in the drier areas of the Southeast.

Fredericksburg Offers
3058 Sheep And Goats

Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3058 head.
Sheep: feeder lambs, No. 1 40-60 pounds $140-155, 60-80 pounds $142-158; slaughter lambs 45-80 pounds $130-160, 100-150 pounds $165-240; slaughter ewes $55-70; Barbado lambs 40-60 pounds $100-125; Dorper cross lambs 40-60 pounds $135-155, 60-80 pounds $115-130; Dorper ewe lambs $165-240.

Graham Cattle Auction
Offering Is 914 Head

Cattle receipts totaled 914 head.
Steers: under 300 pounds $190-220, 300-400 pounds $175-250, 400-500 pounds $160-185, over 500 pounds $110-160.

Most Clifton Stocker,
Feeder Cattle Steady

Stocker and feeder cattle were steady, packer cows $2-4 lower. Receipts totaled 545 head.

Light Three Rivers
Calves $2-6 Lower

Lightweight calves were $2-6 lower, heavy calves and yearlings $3-6 higher, packer cows and bulls $3-5 lower. Receipts totaled 1752 head.

Lampasas Feeder Steer,
Heifer Prices Off $4-6

Feeder steers and heifers were $4-6 lower, the greatest decline on fleshy newcrop cattle, slaughter cows steady to $1 lower, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts totaled 467 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.

World Champs Rise To The
Top Again In Bull Riding Contest

Bull riders around the country had better take notice — the champs are back.
Reigning World Champion Shane Proctor and three-time champ J.W. Harris both showed up big this weekend, and each now looks to be on track to do some serious damage.

Dalhart Feeder Steers,
Heifers Mostly Steady

Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady, a few native and reputation-type cattle firm, slaughter cows and bulls $6-8 lower. Receipts totaled 1610 head.

Joplin Yearling Steers
Steady To $2 Higher

Steer and heifer calves were steady to $3 lower, yearling steers steady to $2 higher, yearling heifers steady. Receipts totaled 6128 head.

Oklahoma City Feeder
Cattle Mostly Steady

Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady, steer calves steady to $2 lower, heifer calves $1-3 lower. Receipts totaled 9269 head.

Amarillo Feeder Steers,
Heifers Mostly Steady

Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady on limited receipts, slaughter cows and bulls $1-3 lower on a light test. Receipts totaled 574 head.

Domestic Wool Quiet,
Aussie Market Lower

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill last week, with no confirmed sales and light to moderate demand. The eastern market indicator continues to decline, and the U.S. dollar weakened about two percent from the previous week, offsetting the decline in the Australian market. Exporters are reluctant to bid until a stabilization of the EMI and exchange rate happens, and growers are also becoming more reluctant to sell.

Light Angelo Packer
Lamb Prices Firm

Light slaughter lambs were firm Tuesday, slaughter ewes steady, feeder lambs $5-10 lower, nannies and kid goats weak. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 4500 head.

Hindsights

Loose

Coming Up... 
June 16 — Ranch Cutting At The Cross. FMI: 432/352-0820; 432/894-1277.

June 20-22 — Independent Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention, San Marcos, Tex. FMI: 512/620-0162; www.icatexas.com.

June 21 — Special Calf Sale In Conjunction With Regular Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 325/653-3371, website: www.producersandcargile.com

June 23-25 — California Beef Cattle Improvement Association Tour. FMI 916/444-0845.

July 2 — early advertising deadline due to Independence Day holiday.

July 4 — offices of Livestock Weekly will be closed.

July 8-11 — National Lamb Feeders Leadership School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. FMI: 503/370-7024.

July 9 — Special Stocker And Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159; website: www.jordancattle.com

July 12 — Special Stocker And Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159; website: www.jordancattle.com

July 12 — Premium Weaned Calf Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159; website: www.jordancattle.com

July 16 — Stocker And Feeder Calf Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 325/653-3371, website: www.producersandcargile.com

July 17-19 — Arizona Cattle Growers Association Summer Convention, Prescott, Ariz. FMI: 602/267-1129.

July 21-22 — Caprock Ranchers Sale and Futurity LLC, Hockley County Mallet Event Center, Levelland, Texas. FMI: caprockranchers.com; 575/403-7016.

July 26-28 — Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Convention, Kerrville, Texas. FMI:325/655-7388.

July 26-28 — Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention, Midwest City, Okla. FMI: 405/235-4391.





 


 

 

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