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.
lambs sold $10-20 higher. Goldthwaite did not call price trends.
Plains Fed Cattle Movement
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.
John D. Holleyman
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Kid Goats Up $10-20
Lambs sold $10-20 higher, kid goats $10-20 higher. Receipts totaled
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.
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
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
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.
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.
July 9 — Special Stocker And Feeder
Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159;
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:
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;
July 12 — Premium Weaned Calf Sale,
Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159; website:
July 12-15 — Cross Bar Cowboy Church 5th
Annual Revival and Ranch Rodeo, Ace Arena, Andrews, Texas. FMI:
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:
July 27-28 — Texas Angora Goat Raiser’s
Association 93rd Annual Show and Sale, Hill Country
Fairgrounds, Junction, Texas. FMI: 830/796-7429; email@example.com