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Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Higher In Most Recent Sales

Slaughter meat goat prices were generally higher in most recent trading. San Angelo was $10-15 higher, Fredericksburg $10-20 higher, and Hamilton $20 higher. New Holland, Pennsylvania was steady to $10 lower per head, and Goldthwaite called no trends.

Lamb Auction Prices
Lower And Higher

Angelo feeder lambs were quoted $8-12 lower Tuesday, slaughter lambs $5-8 lower. Hamilton wool lambs sold $10 higher, Dorper and Barbado lambs $20 higher.
Fredericksburg lambs sold $10-20 higher. Goldthwaite did not call price trends.

Plains Fed Cattle Movement Nil
At Midweek Following $3 Decline

Plains fed cattle trade was still hanging fire at midweek, packers bidding $112 and feedlots looking for $117 or better. Last week’s rate ended up at $116, down $3 from the week before.

Range Sales

John D. Holleyman Relives Days
When He Was a Top Calf Roper

In February 1949, in the very first edition of the then West Texas Livestock Weekly, founder and publisher Stanley Frank snapped a picture of John D. Holleyman on his horse, Punkin. The cutline read: “John Holleyman SORT OF HANDY WITH A ROPE — When John Holleyman was still somewhat of a kid a lot of people predicted someday he’d be a top roper. They were right …”

Wyoming’s Jake Clark Mule Days
Includes Popular All-Mule Rodeo

The population of the small northwestern Wyoming town of Ralston grew several times over a couple weeks ago for the all-mule rodeo, held as part of Jake Clark’s Mule Days.

Snake Bites In Horses Seldom
Fatal, But Treatment Important

With fewer rattlesnake sightings during last year’s drouth, many Texas veterinarians reported treating fewer horses that received rattlesnake bites in 2011.

Tuf Cooper Wins Reno Rodeo,
Takes Home $12,834 In Cash

Tuf Cooper had a shot at winning a pair of the coveted silver trophy spurs awarded to the champions each year at The Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West in Reno, Nev., a couple of years back.

Amarillo Packer Cow
Prices Termed Steady

Feeder cattle sold with a weaker undertone, slaughter cows steady on a light test. Receipts totaled 689 head.

Imported Meat Total
15% Above Last Year

Imported meat for the week ending May 12 totaled 25,294 metric tons. This compares to 21,477 metric tons for the same period last year and is a 15 percent increase. The following figures represent metric tons.

Domestic Wool Inactive,
Aussie Market Higher

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill last week, with no confirmed sales and light to moderate demand.

Nation’s Yearling Feeder Cattle
Decline $2-4, Calves $3-7 Lower

Yearling feeder cattle sold $2-4 lower in auctions across the country last week. Direct sales were limited due to the sharp losses on the
CME cattle futures over the previous two weeks. Steer and heifer calves traded $3-7 lower with additional seasonal pressure from the approach of dog-day summer heat and the lack of available forage.

Belen Feeder Steers,
Heifers $1-4 Higher

Feeder steers and heifers were $1-4 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2 higher, pairs $200 lower, bred cows steady. Receipts totaled 1049 head.

Tulia Cattle Auction
Receipts 598 Head

There were not enough comparable sales for an accurate price trend comparison. Receipts totaled 598 head.

Dalhart Steer Trend
Firm To $2 Higher

Feeder steers and heifers were firm to $2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls firm to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 1113 head.

Clovis Steer, Heifer
Trend Mostly $3-5 Off

Feeder steers and heifers were mostly $3-5 lower, weaned offerings under 600 pounds near steady, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 1569 head.

Red Meat Production
1.7% Below A Year Ago

Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was estimated at 916.7 million pounds, .5 percent lower than the previous week and 1.7 percent lower than last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was .6 percent lower than last year.

Boxed Beef Cutout
Prices Slightly Higher

The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week showed prices up 94 cents from the previous week at $190.43. A year ago the cutout value was $174.66.

Light Billings Feeder
Lambs $35-40 Lower

Feeder lambs under 90 pounds sold $35-40 lower, over 90 pounds $15-20 lower, slaughter ewes $15-18 lower. Receipts totaled 2573 head.

Joplin Yearling Steer,
Heifer Trend Down $4-6

Steer and heifer calves under 450 pounds were $8-10 lower, calves over 450 pounds $4-8 lower, yearlings $4-6 lower. Receipts totaled 5761 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.

Hamilton Kid Goat
Prices $20 Higher

Kid goats were $20 higher Monday, nannies steady, wool lambs $10 higher, Dorper and Barbado lambs $20 higher, ewes $10 higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2475 head.

Coleman Stocker Cattle
Prices Steady To Firm

Stocker and feeder cattle were steady to firm, packer cows $1-3 higher, bred cows and pairs steady. Receipts totaled 2100 head.

Comanche Feeder Cattle
Market Quoted Steady

Feeder cattle were steady, slaughter cows $3-5 higher, slaughter bulls $4-6 higher. Receipts totaled 595 head.

Durant Steer, Heifer
Prices Quoted Steady

Steers, heifers and yearlings were steady, slaughter cows and bulls $4-15 higher, bred cows and pairs steady. Receipts totaled 651 head.

Mike Seago Is Working
Ranch Cowboy For 2012

Mike Seago has been named the 2012 Working Ranch Cowboy of the Year by the Texas Cowboy Reunion. Seago, who now calls Paducah home, is a well-known horseman and cattle rancher.

Navasota Cattle Price
Trends $2-4 Higher

Cattle prices were $2-4 higher on receipts of 1136 head.
Steers: 150-300 pounds $150-295, 300-400 pounds $150-250, 400-500 pounds $125-180, 500-600 pounds $130-162.50, 600-700 pounds $125-155.

San Saba And Mason
Stocker Cattle Steady

Mason and San Saba stocker steers and heifers were steady, feeder steers and heifers steady to $2 lower, packer cows $4 higher, packer bulls $3 higher, stocker cows and pairs $1375-1770, bred cows $1050-1400. Receipts totaled 1167 head for the week.

New Summerfield Sale
Offerings 643 Cattle

Cattle receipts totaled 643 head.
Steers: under 300 pounds $180-245, 300-400 pounds $130-171, 400-500 pounds $120-169, 500-600 pounds $115-157, 600-700 pounds $110-157, 700-800 pounds $105-145.

Clifton Stocker Steer
Market Declines $2-4

Stocker steers were $2-4 lower, feeder steers $2 lower, stocker heifers $2-5 lower, feeder heifers $1-3 lower, packer cows $2 higher, packer bulls steady. Receipts totaled 525 head.

Wichita Falls Calves
Steady To $5 Higher

Calves were steady to $5 higher, feeder steers $2-5 lower, feeder heifers steady to $2 lower, packer cows $2-5 higher, bred cows steady. Receipts totaled 1484 head.

Goldthwaite Sheep,
Goat Receipts 1281

Sheep and goat receipts totaled 1281 head.
Replacement sheep: feeder lambs 40-65 pounds $120-150, 65-80 pounds $100-120; stocker ewes 90-160 pounds $120-230 per head; Barbado ewes 65-105 pounds $55-120 per head; stocker bucks 80-110 pounds $80-115 per head, 110-145 pounds $120-200; Barbado bucks 100-110 pounds $135-450 per head.

Oklahoma City Steers,
Heifers Decline $2-4

Feeder steers and heifers were $2-4 lower, steer and heifer calves steady to $3 lower. Receipts totaled 7448 head.

Fredericksburg Lambs,
Kid Goats Up $10-20

Lambs sold $10-20 higher, kid goats $10-20 higher. Receipts totaled 3235 head.

Lampasas Feeder Cattle
Prices $2-3 Higher

Feeder cattle were $2-3 higher, slaughter cows steady, slaughter bulls steady to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 503 head.

Fredericksburg Feeder
Cattle Prices Lower

Steers and heifers were $5-7 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-4 higher. Receipts totaled 667 head.

Three Rivers Calves,
Yearlings $6-12 Lower

Calves and yearlings were $6-12 lower, packer cows and bulls $2 higher. Receipts totaled 1550 head.

Angelo Packer Lamb
Market $5-8 Lower

Feeder lambs were $8-12 lower Tuesday, slaughter lambs $5-8 lower, slaughter ewes firm, kid goats $10-15 higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 8500 head.

Industry Feeder Cattle
Prices Trend Lower

Feeder cattle were lower, packer cows and bulls $3-5 higher, stocker cows steady to higher. Receipts totaled 726 head.

Crockett Feeder Cattle
Mostly $3-5 Lower

Feeder cattle were mostly $3-5 lower, instances $5-7 lower, slaughter cows firm, slaughter bulls $4 higher. Receipts totaled 676 head.

Graham Auction Sells
641 Head Of Cattle

Cattle receipts totaled 641 head.
Steers: under 300 pounds $185-220, 300-400 pounds $165-200, 400-500 pounds $150-185, over 500 pounds $110-165.

Cleburne Auction Sells
435 Head Of Cattle

Cattle receipts totaled 435 head.
Steers: No. 1 under 200 pounds $210-235, 200-300 pounds $215-230, 300-400 pounds $175-210, 400-500 pounds $150-170, 500-600 pounds $150-165, 600-700 pounds $140-155, 700-800 pounds $130-145.

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

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter June 1 in feedlots with a capacity of 1000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head, up two percent from the same period in 2011.

Hindsights

Loose

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

July 4 — offices of Livestock Weekly will be closed.

July 7 — James G. Cruce & Associates’ Consignment Auction, Abernathy, Texas. FMI: 806/296-5050 or 806/292-1474.

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 10-14 — American Rambouillet Association’s 2012 National Show and Sale, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas. FMI: Burk Lattimore — 806/894-3081.

July 11 — Special Stocker Feeder Calf Sale, Gillespie Livestock Auction, Fredericksburg, Texas. FMI: 830/997-4394.

July 12 — Eldorado-Divide Soil & Water Conservation District’s Ag Workshop, Memorial Building, Eldorado, Texas. FMI: 325/853-3535 Ext. 3.

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 12-15 — Cross Bar Cowboy Church 5th Annual Revival and Ranch Rodeo, Ace Arena, Andrews, Texas. FMI: 432/524-2005.

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.

July 27-28 — Texas Angora Goat Raiser’s Association 93rd Annual Show and Sale, Hill Country Fairgrounds, Junction, Texas. FMI: 830/796-7429; naumannangoras@hotmail.com





 


 

 

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