Lamb Prices Trend
Steady To Higher
Lamb sales this week were all steady to higher, with Angelo
slaughter lambs quoted firm to $10 higher, feeder lambs $10 higher.
Fredericksburg lambs were steady. Hamilton wool lambs and Barbado
lambs sold steady, Dorper lambs steady to $10 higher on
heavyweights. Goldthwaite declined to call price trends.
Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Higher In Most Recent Sales
Slaughter meat goat prices were generally higher in most recent
trading. Hamilton and Fredericksburg were $5 higher, San Angelo
$10-15 higher, and New Holland, Pennsylvania mostly steady to $10
higher per head. Goldthwaite called no trend.
Plains Fed Cattle Trade
At Midweek After Winter Storm
Vicious winter storms played havoc with all aspects of the cattle
business early this week. Panhandle fed cattle trade had yet to
coalesce at midweek, with no firm packer bids and initial asking
prices of $127. Last week’s market was a steady $123.
Against Pipeline; Set Precedent
The Supreme Court of Texas recently ruled in favor of the landowner
when it denied a petition for review in a pipeline easement
More Than A Hobby For R.G. Box
There is a roadrunner in R.G. Box’s blacksmith shop. It’s handmade
and intricate and hard to miss. Because it’s six feet tall.
E.J. Roberts Wins Gold Buckle
In San Antonio Tie-Down Event
E.J. Roberts may be from Dallas, but he made San Antonio his home
this month. Just 275 miles from his house, Roberts beat a stacked
field of tie-down ropers to win a buckle from the San Antonio Stock
Show & Rodeo.
Coleman Stocker Cattle
Market Quoted Steady
Stocker cattle were steady, feeder steers $2-5 lower, packer cows
steady to firm, stocker cows and pairs steady. Receipts totaled 1628
Wichita Falls Better
Calves Termed Steady
Better calves were steady, plainer calves $5-7 lower, packer cows
$3-5 higher, bred cows steady to $75 higher. Receipts totaled 927
Goat Receipts 1279
Sheep and goat receipts totaled 1279 head.
Replacement sheep: feeder lambs 40-65 pounds $186-188, 65-120 pounds
$126-146; stocker pairs $80 per head; Barbado ewes $90-110 cwt.,
pairs $76-80 per head; Barbado bucks $160-300 per head.
San Saba And Mason
Feeder Cattle Lower
Mason and San Saba stocker steers were steady to $3 lower, stocker
heifers steady, feeder cattle $3 lower, packer cows $2 higher, bulls
$1 higher, pairs and bred cows in good demand. Receipts totaled 830
head for the two sales.
Clifton Stocker Steer
Prices $5-9 Higher
Stocker steers were $5-9 higher, feeder steers steady to $2 higher,
stocker heifers $3-6 higher, feeder heifers $2-4 higher, packer cows
$4 higher. Receipts totaled 547 head.
Heifers All Sell Steady
Steers and heifers were steady, cows and bulls $2 higher. Cattle
receipts totaled 400 head.
Steady, Kid Goats Up
Lambs were steady, kid goats $5 higher. Sheep and goat receipts
totaled 1894 head.
Nation’s Feeder Cattle
Ranged $3 Higher To $3 Lower
Feeder cattle and calves traded unevenly steady across the country
last week, mostly within a range of $3 lower to $3 higher.
Heavy Clovis Feeder
Steers $3-6 Higher
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were unevenly steady, lower undertone
noted on 300-400 pounds, over 500 pounds $3-6 higher, heifers mostly
$1-3 higher except 300-400 pounds steady, slaughter cows and bulls
steady. Receipts totaled 2243 head.
Imported Meat Total
31.2% Above Last Year
Imported meat for the week ending February 16 totaled 27,526 metric
tons. This compares to 18,965 metric tons for the same period last
year and is a 31.2 percent increase. The following figures represent
Domestic Wool Moderate,
Aussie Market Higher
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was moderate last week, with
75,000 pounds of confirmed sales and light to moderate demand.
Red Meat Production
2.2% Below A Year Ago
Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was
estimated at 891.4 million pounds, 3.8 percent lower than the
previous week and 2.2 percent lower than last year. Cumulative meat
production for the year to date was 2.5 percent lower than last
Tulia Feeder Steers,
Heifers Mostly Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady, steer and heifer
calves sold with a higher undertone, slaughter cows steady to firm.
Receipts totaled 1413 head.
Joplin Yearling Feeder
Cattle Decline $3-5
Steer and heifer calves under 500 pounds were $8-10 lower,
calves over 500 pounds steady to $5 lower, yearlings $3-5 lower on a
limited test. Receipts totaled 1412 head.
Cattle On Feed Off Six
Nationwide In 1000-Head Lots
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter February 1 in feedlots with
a capacity of 1000 or more head totaled 11.1 million head, down six
percent from the same period in 2012.
Boxed Beef Cutout
Prices Trend Lower
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week
showed prices down 48 cents from the previous week at $184.01. A
year ago the cutout value was $194.46.
Dalhart Light Heifer
Prices Firm To $3 Up
Feeder steers under 550 pounds were firm, heifers under 550 pounds
firm to $3 higher, steers and heifers over 550 pounds steady to $2
lower, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts
totaled 1298 head.
New Holland Slaughter
Lambs Mostly Higher
Slaughter lambs sold mostly $20-30 higher, slaughter ewes mostly
steady, slaughter kid goats mostly steady to $10 higher, nanny goats
steady to $10 lower. Receipts totaled 3146 head.
Oklahoma City Feeder
Cattle Sharply Lower
Feeder cattle and calves were not well tested, but limited
sales were sharply lower. Receipts totaled 3634 head.
Angelo Packer Lambs
Sell Firm To Up $10
Slaughter lambs were firm to $10 higher Tuesday, slaughter ewes
weak, feeder lambs $10 higher, nannies $5-10 higher, kid goats
$10-15 higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3607 head.
Hamilton Kid Goat
Prices Increase $5
Wool lambs and Barbado lambs were steady, Dorper lambs steady to $10
higher on heavyweights, ewes steady, kid goats $5 higher, nannies
steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2833 head.
San Saba Special Sale
Offers 1935 Females
Most cow-calf pairs, were $1500-2250 in special trading, most
spring-calving cows, in good flesh $1400-1800, short bred, medium
bred and cows, in medium flesh $1200-1500, bigger spring-calving
heifers, $1500-1975, shorter bred heifers, and those carrying less
flesh $1200-1500, fancy open heifers, $1030-1400, younger, lighter
weight heifers, $850-1030. Receipts totaled 1935 head.
Rates Remain At Zero
LDPs for upgraded wool and mohair remained at zero as the posted
price for both commodities remains above the target price.
EPA Releases CAFO
Info To Animal Activists
Last week the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was notified by
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the agency had been
collecting information from states on concentrated animal feeding
operations. This information was requested by extremist groups,
including Earth Justice, the Pew Charitable Trust and the Natural
Resources Defense Council, through a Freedom of Information Act
request and granted to them.
Graham Auction Sells
531 Head Of Cattle
Cattle receipts totaled 531 head.
Steers: under 300 pounds $190-230, 300-400 pounds $170-190, 400-500
pounds $160-180, over 500 pounds $110-165.
Navasota Cattle Sale
Receipts $2-4 Lower
Cattle prices were $2-4 lower on receipts of 807 head.
Steers: 150-300 pounds $150-270, 300-400 pounds $150-210, 400-500
pounds $125-195, 500-600 pounds $120-162.50, 600-700 pounds
Belen Feeder Cattle
Steady To $1 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $1 lower, slaughter cows
and bulls $1-3 higher, bred cows and pairs $50 higher. Receipts
totaled 600 head.
Letter To The Editor
March 1 — EX Annual Spring Bull Sale, Yokon,
Okla. FMI: 800/664-3977, 405/350-0044. expressranches.com.
March 6 — Wichita Falls Ranch & Farm
Expo Production Sale, J S Bridwell Agricultural Center, Wichita
Falls, Texas. FMI: 866/685-0989; 785/332-6506;
March 6-7 — Wichita Falls Ranch & Farm
Expo, J S Bridwell Agricultural Center, Wichita Falls, Texas. FMI:
866/685-0989; 785/332-6506; wichitafallsranchandfarmexpo.net.
March 7 — Lone Star Angus Inaugural
Production Sale, Cooke County Fairgrounds, Gainesville, Texas. FMI:
March 7 —
Special Stocker/Feeder and Premium Weaned Sale, Jordan Cattle
Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159;
March 8 —
Double Creek Farms Production Sale, Meridian, Tex. FMI:
— Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, Mercedes, Texas. FMI:
March 8 —
Leland Red Angus Production Sale, Sidney, Montana. FMI:
March 9 —
Southeast Texas Cattlemen’s commercial bull and heifer sale, Ford
Park Complex, Beaumont, Tex. FMI: 409/781-3982, 409/658-0959.
March 9 —
South Texas Cattle Marketing’s 2013 Spring Gathering, Nixon
Livestock Commission, Nixon, Texas. FMI:
southwestcattlemarketing.com or 830/334-8227.
March 9 — Eavan
Farms Production Sale, Proctor, Tex. FMI 254/967-2660.
March 9 —
Red Alliance spring production sale, Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center,
Shawnee, Okla. FMI: 214/762-8541; 641/919-1077.
March 11 —
7th Annual Black Angus “Ready For Work” Bull Special
Consignment Sale, Cattlemen’s Livestock, Belen, New Mexico. FMI:
March 11 —
Holden Herefords Production Sale, Valier, Montana. FMI:
March 12 —
Cooper Hereford Ranch Production Sale, Willow Creek, Montana. FMI:
March 14 —
Special Calf Sale, in conjunction with the regular sale, Producers
Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas. 325/653-3371;
March 14 —
Special Bull Offering Featuring Cattleman’s Kind Simmentals, Jordan
Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159;
March 16 —
18th Annual Hales Angus Farms Sale, at the ranch, Canyon,
Texas. FMI: 806/488-2471; 806/679-1919 Cell; 806/65-3815;
March 19 —
McKenzie Land & Livestock’s Registered Angus Bull Sale, at the
ranch, Fort Stockton, Texas. FMI: 432/395-2250; 432/553-6670;
March 18 —
Willcox Livestock Auction all breed bull sale, Willcox, Ariz. FMI:
March 21 —
Special Cow Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.
March 21 —
Harrison Land & Livestock Angus Production Sale, Belt, Montana. FMI:
March 21 —
Special Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba,
Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com.
— Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association 136th Annual
Convention, Ft. Worth, Texas. FMI: 800/242-8523.