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
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.
USMEF Says Record 2012
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
June 16 — Ranch Cutting At The Cross. FMI:
June 20-22 — Independent Cattlemen’s
Association Annual Convention, San Marcos, Tex. FMI: 512/620-0162;
June 21 — Special Calf Sale In
Conjunction With Regular Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San
Angelo, Texas. FMI: 325/653-3371, website:
— California Beef Cattle Improvement Association Tour. FMI
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.
July 9 — Special Stocker And Feeder
Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159;
July 12 — Special Stocker And Feeder
Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159;
July 12 — Premium Weaned Calf Sale,
Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159; website:
July 16 — Stocker And Feeder Calf Sale,
Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 325/653-3371,
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: