Plains Fed Cattle Trade Going
Nowhere At Midweek, $6-7 Apart
Panhandle fed cattle trade was quiet at midweek, DTN reporting a few
bids at $146 and asking prices of $152-153. Last week’s limited
movement was off $2 at $148.
Packer Lamb Trade
Steady To Higher
San Angelo slaughter lambs were $10-20 higher Tuesday, feeder lambs
weak. Hamilton wool lambs and Barbado lambs sold steady, Dorper
lambs $10 higher. Goldthwaite wool lambs were steady, Dorper lambs
$5-10 higher, and Barbado lambs $5 higher. Fredericksburg lambs all
Slaughter Meat Goats Steady
To Up In Most Recent Trading
Slaughter meat goat prices were steady to higher in most recent
trading. Hamilton and Fredericksburg were steady, San Angelo firm to
$5 higher, Goldthwaite $5-10 higher, and New Holland, Pennsylvania
mostly steady to $20 higher.
TSGRA Celebrates Its History As
Young Members Look Forward
Some 500 people gathered here recently to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association. It was
a multi-generational event.
Slash B/Dagger Draw Team Wins
N.M. Championship Ranch Rodeo
The Slash B/Dagger Draw team won the New Mexico Championship Ranch
Rodeo here this month.
Hears How To Protect
Ag Industry From Activist Groups
Kay Johnson Smith, president and CEO of Animal Agriculture Alliance,
gave the keynote address during the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers
Association 100th anniversary celebration. The topic was animal
rights activists — what their goals are, how they are going about
accomplishing them, and what can be done to stop them.
John Zacek Grew Up In Banking
Business Of South Texas Region
With a last name like Zacek and a mother’s maiden name of Jurca,
there’s simply no denying John Zacek’s Czech heritage.
Study Examines Lengthy Decline
Of Texas Cattle Auction Markets
Declining cow numbers have led to consolidation in Texas livestock
auction markets following devastating drouths the past decade,
according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service study.
PLC and NCBA Push For Change
To Management Of U.S. Forests
As massive wildfires blaze across the West, the need to address the
increasing wildfire threat is ever more apparent. According to the
Agriculture and Interior Departments, there are currently 19,000
interagency personnel fighting wildfires across 13 states. The Soda
Fire that burned across southern Idaho and eastern Oregon consumed
roughly 300,000 acres of rangeland, threatening the homes and lives
of residents, livestock and wildlife.
Range Specialist Offers Tips
About Wildfire Preparedness
Wildfire season is here, and there’s fuel to burn.
Sheep, Goat Field Day Expo Set
For August 28-29 In San Angelo
“Something for everybody interested in sheep and goat production”
best describes dual educational events slated for Aug. 28-29 in San
Angelo, organizers said.
Ram Test Gets Underway
With Delivery Sept. 14
The 2015-2016 annual Ram Performance Test, conducted by Texas A&M
AgriLife Research, will begin Sept. 14 with delivery of the
Rambouillet rams to the TAMU Research and Extension Center north of
San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87.
TPWD And TAHC Finalize Proposal
For Deer Movement Qualification
Texas deer breeders will be able to resume animal movements under a
plan finalized last week by staff of the Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department and the Texas Animal Health Commission.
Casey Martin Manages Big Win
At Cody Stampede; Earns $5440
Casey Martin was looking for a big win to break the recent dry spell
he'd experienced in the rodeo arena. He found it Aug. 16 when he
picked up a huge victory at the Cody Stampede.
San Saba And Mason
Feeder Cattle Higher
Mason and San Saba stocker cattle were steady, feeder steers $3-4
higher, feeder heifers $3 higher, packer cows and bulls steady,
pairs and bred cows in good demand, replacement heifers strong.
Receipts totaled 1661 head for the two sales.
Columbus Calf Price
Trend Said Stronger
Calf prices were stronger, cows steady. Receipts totaled 828 head.
Feeder Cattle Steady
Steers and heifers were steady except plain cattle a little
softer, cows and bulls steady. Cattle receipts totaled 1034 head.
Clifton Feeder Cattle
Prices Termed Steady
Stocker cattle were $2-4 higher, feeder cattle steady, packer cows
steady. Receipts totaled 575 head.
Durant Cattle Sale
Offerings 933 Head
Cattle receipts totaled 933 head.
Steers: 200-300 pounds $342-402, 300-400 pounds $260-360, 400-500
pounds $235-295, 500-600 pounds $203-241, 600-700 pounds $191-237,
700-800 pounds $181-217.
New Summerfield Sale
Offerings 782 Cattle
Cattle receipts totaled 782 head.
Steers: under 300 pounds $220-365, 300-400 pounds $215-365, 400-500
pounds $210-331, 500-600 pounds $195-325, 600-700 pounds $180-205,
700-800 pounds $170-200.
Wichita Falls Feeder
Cattle Prices Steady
Calf prices were mixed, some steers steady to $3 higher, some
heifers steady to $5 higher, other calves $3 lower, feeder cattle
steady, packer cows steady, bred cows steady to $200 higher.
Receipts totaled 680 head.
Coleman Feeder Cattle
Prices Termed Steady
Stocker and feeder cattle were steady, packer cows steady to $2
lower, stocker cows and pairs firm. Receipts totaled 1906 head.
Kid Goats $5 Higher
Wool lambs were steady, Dorper lambs $5-10 higher, Barbado lambs $5
higher, light kid goats $5 higher, slaughter kids $5-10 higher,
slaughter nannies steady to $10 higher, replacement nannies steady.
Sheep and goat receipts totaled 1854 head.
Gonzales Calves Sell
Steady To $2-3 Higher
Calves and yearlings were steady to $2-3 higher, packer cows steady.
Receipts totaled 1084 head.
Kid Goats Sell Steady
Lamb and kid goat prices were steady. Sheep and goat receipts
totaled 4284 head.
Three Rivers Light
Calves $4-8 Lower
Lightweight calves and yearlings were $4-8 lower, heavy calves and
yearlings steady to $4 lower, packer cows and bulls $2-4 lower.
Receipts totaled 691 head.
Hamilton Lamb Market
Steady To $10 Higher
Wool and Barbado lambs were steady Monday, Dorper lambs $10 higher,
ewes $10 higher, kid goats steady, nannies $20 higher. Sheep and
goat receipts totaled 2176 head.
Industry Auction Sells
721 Head Of Cattle
Cattle receipts totaled 721 head.
Steers: choice 150-300 pounds $350-400, 300-400 pounds $290-365,
400-500 pounds $230-300, 500-600 pounds $210-238, 600-700 pounds
$205-222; medium 150-300 pounds $260-348, 300-400 pounds $220-288,
400-500 pounds $200-228, 500-600 pounds $185-208, 600-700 pounds
Light Crockett Steers,
Heifers Mostly Steady
Lightweight feeder cattle were mostly steady, heavier cattle mostly
$3-5 lower, some $8 lower, slaughter cows $2 lower, slaughter bulls
$3 higher. Receipts totaled 1811 head.
Yearling Feeder Cattle Markets
Steady To $3 Up Across Country
Yearling feeder cattle sold steady to $3 higher across the country
last week, calves steady to $5 higher on a light test.
Domestic Wool Quiet,
Aussie Market Higher
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was quiet last week,
with no confirmed trades. Most are at a point where they are
delivering previously-sold contract wool.
Heavy Tulia Steers
Steady To $1 Higher
Yearling steers over 700 pounds were steady to $1 higher, other
feeder classes poorly tested, slaughter cows and bulls steady.
Receipts totaled 741 head.
Red Meat Production
1% Above A Year Ago
Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was
estimated at 913.3 million pounds, 2.5 percent higher than the
previous week and one percent higher than last year. Cumulative meat
production for the year to date was .9 percent higher than last
Boxed Beef Cutout
Prices Higher Again
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week
showed prices up $5.02 from the previous week at $238.25. A year ago
the cutout value was $254.52.
Dalhart Steers Mostly
Steady, Some Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady with several
thin and gaunt packages $2-3 higher, slaughter cows $1-2 higher.
Receipts totaled 1103 head.
Heavy Clovis Steers
Sell Mostly $1 Lower
Feeder steers over 600 pounds were mostly $1 lower, heifers
under 600 pounds steady, a lower undertone noted on heifers over 600
pounds, slaughter cows and bulls steady to weak. Receipts totaled
Imported Meat Totals
36,823 Metric Tons
Imported meat for the week ending August 8 totaled 36,823
metric tons. The following figures represent metric tons.
Joplin Steer Prices
Steady To $5 Lower
Steers were steady to $5 lower, heifers under 450 pounds
$8-20 higher, over 450 pounds steady to $5 lower. Receipts totaled
Amarillo Packer Cows,
Bulls Termed Steady
Slaughter cows and bulls were steady. Receipts totaled 521
Billings Feeder Lamb
Trend Steady To Weak
Feeder lambs under 70 pounds had a steady to weak undertone,
70-110 pounds steady to weak except 80-89 pounds fully steady, lambs
over 110 pounds a lower undertone, slaughter ewes mostly $10 lower
on good ewes, $5 lower on utility ewes, and steady on cull ewes.
Receipts totaled 1706 head.
El Reno Feeder Steer
Prices Mostly Steady
Feeder steers sold mostly steady with the exception of steers
700-800 pounds $2-3 higher. Receipts totaled 3520 head.
Oklahoma City Feeder
Steers Decline $1-5
Feeder steers were $1-5 lower, feeder heifers steady in a limited
test, steer and heifer calves steady to $5 lower. Receipts totaled
New Holland Lambs
Steady To Lower
Lambs sold mostly steady to $20 lower, slaughter ewes mostly steady,
slaughter kids mostly steady to $20 higher, nannies mostly steady to
$10 lower, bucks mostly steady to $20 higher. Sheep and goat
receipts totaled 2998 head.
Angelo Kid Goats Sell
Firm To $10 Higher
Slaughter lambs were $10-20 higher Tuesday, feeder lambs weak,
slaughter ewes steady, kid goats firm to $5 higher, nannies firm to
$5 higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 4100 head.
August 20-21 — Mid-South Ruminant
Conference, Grapevine, Texas. FMI: 972/952-9212.
August 21-22 — Express Ranches Big Event
Sale, Yukon, Okla. FMI 800/664-3977, 405/350-0044.
August 21-22 — North Texas State Fair
and Rodeo, Denton, Texas.
August 22 — Early Fall Replacement
Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. FMI:
August 26-29 — Will Rogers Memorial
Rodeo, Vinita, Oklahoma.
August 28-29 — Texas A&M AgriLife Annual
Sheep and Goat Field Day, A&M Research and Extension Center San
Angelo and San Angelo Fairgrounds. FMI: 325/653-4576.
August 28-29 — Oklahoma Cattlemen’s
Association Range Round Up, Lazy E Arena, Guthrie, Oklahoma. FMI:
August 28-29 — Sheep and Goat Field
Expo. Texas AgriLife Research and Extension, San Angelo
August 29 — Ranch Horse Competition,
Lazy E Arena, Guthrie, Okla. FMI: 620/565-2245.
September 3 — Special Stocker and Feeder
Sale and Premium Weaned Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba,
Texas. FMI: 325/372-5159;
September 4 — Livestock Weekly offices
will close at noon but will be open on Monday, Labor Day.
September 5 — South Texas Cattle
Marketing’s “Cattleman’s Opportunity” Replacement Female Sale, Nixon
Livestock Commission, Nixon, Texas. FMI: 830/334-8227.
September 5 — Oklahoma Angus Association
Gathering Sale, Prague, Okla. FMI: 405/641-6081.
September 5 — 7th Annual Rare semen &
Embryo Sale, Roseville, Illinois. Sale is online at liveauctions.tv
or FMI: 309/337-1404.