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Plains Fed Cattle Trade Quiet;
Exchange Reaches $120 Mark

Panhandle fed cattle trade had yet to kick off at midweek, feedlots asking $122 and hearing no bids. The Fed Cattle Exchange recorded four lots at $120 scattered from Texas to Kansas and Nebraska; earlier trade on the Exchange ranged from $119 upward.

Lamb Prices Trend
Steady To Lower

Lamb markets were all steady to lower in the first full week of post-holiday trading. San Angelo slaughter lamb prices were weak to $5 lower. Hamilton and Fredericksburg lambs all sold steady. Goldthwaite Dorper and Barbado lambs were steady to $5 lower.

Slaughter Meat Goats Mostly
Steady To Up In Recent Sales

Slaughter meat goat prices were generally steady to higher in most recent trading. Hamilton and Fredericksburg were steady, San Angelo firm to $5 higher, and New Holland, Pennsylvania mostly $5-10 higher per head. Goldthwaite sold steady to $5 lower.

Range Sales

Panel Addresses Antibiotic
Resistance At KLA Convention

Antibiotic use in livestock production continues to be a topic on the radar screen of many American consumers. The truth is that much is unknown, but as is often typical with such highly charged emotional issues, perception tends to rule.

OU Climatologist Is Predicting
Warm, Dry Winter For Oklahoma

The Southern Plains should expect a warm and dry winter, according to Gary McManus, state climatologist at the University of Oklahoma.

NCBA Hopeful About Trump Era;
Foreign Trade Still Wild Card

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Washington team recently offered a year-end wrap-up webinar in which they offered an update on some of the beef industry’s top priorities as the Trump administration prepares to take the helm.

Condition Of Cow In Gestation
Affects Calf Throughout Life

Fetal programming, or developmental programming, is about the environmental conditions during embryonic and fetal development, says Craig Gifford with New Mexico State University’s Extension animal science and natural resources department.

Successful Millennial Provides
Tips For Ranchers To Her Peers

Like it or not, the Millennial generation is the future of the livestock industry. Jaclyn Wilson, a rancher, businesswoman and Millennial, gave some tips to help ranchers get along with their Millennial family or employees.

TDA Rep Explains Young Farmer
Matching Grant Funds Program

Nelda Barrera, Rio Grande Valley field director with the Texas Department of Agriculture said there are funding grants for ranchers throughout the state for a variety of programs.

Sage Kimzey, 22, Surpasses
Career Million-Dollar Mark

The new year is still young, but bull rider Sage Kimzey is already making more history.

TAEX “Last Chance”
CEU Course Jan. 31

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tom Green County will offer their annual “Last Chance” Continuing Education Unit Course from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center located north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87.

TAHC Adopts Changes
For CWD, Trich Rules

The Texas Animal Health Commission adopted the following rules during its regularly scheduled meeting in mid-December. The rules went into effect on January 2:

Money Available For Rural
Large Animal Veterinarians

The Texas Animal Health Commission is accepting nominations for geographic areas of Texas experiencing a shortage of veterinarians who work in food animal medicine, rural private practice, or public practice. The TAHC will accept nominations until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17.

San Saba Stocker,
Feeder Cattle Steady

Stocker and feeder cattle sold steady, packer cows steady, packer bulls $3-5 higher, stocker cows and pairs in good demand. Receipts totaled 1092 head.

Fredericksburg Feeder
Cattle Prices Steady

Steers and heifers were steady, packer cows and bulls steady. Cattle receipts totaled 1202 head.

Clifton Feeder Heifer
Prices Steady To Up

Stocker and feeder steers were steady, stocker and feeder heifers steady to $2 higher, packer cows $2 higher. Receipts totaled 600 head.

Lampasas Feeder Steer,
Heifer Prices Steady

Feeder cattle were steady, slaughter cows steady to $3 higher, slaughter bulls $4-5 higher. Receipts totaled 684 head.

Navasota Cattle Sale
Prices Quoted Steady

Cattle prices were steady on receipts of 774 head.
Steers: 150-300 pounds $100-220, 300-400 pounds $100-182.50, 400-500 pounds $95-175, 500-600 pounds $95-160, 600-700 pounds $85-135.

New Summerfield Sale
Offerings 1103 Cattle

Cattle receipts totaled 1103 head.
Steers: under 300 pounds $110-190, 300-400 pounds $110-175, 400-500 pounds $105-165, 500-600 pounds $100-155, 600-700 pounds $100-150, 700-800 pounds $100-130.

Wichita Falls Calves
Sell Steady To Higher

Calves were steady to $5 higher, weaned calves $8-12 higher, packer cows steady. Receipts totaled 1228 head.

Gonzales Calls Calves,
Yearlings $2-3 Higher

Calves and yearlings were $2-3 higher, packer cows $2-3 higher. Receipts totaled 455 head.

Goldthwaite Kid Goat
Trend Steady To Lower

Dorper and Barbado lambs were steady to $5 lower, light kid goats steady to $10 lower, slaughter kids steady to $5 lower, nannies steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2732 head.

Prices Mostly Steady
For Calves At Cuero

Calves were mostly steady with heavier calves stronger and plainer or lighter calves some cheaper, packer cows steady to a little stronger. Receipts totaled 1072 head.

Coleman Feeder Cattle
Prices Termed Steady

Stocker and feeder cattle were steady, packer cows $1-2 higher, bulls $4-5 higher, stocker cows and pairs $100-200 lower. Receipts totaled 2148 head.

Hamilton Sheep, Goat
Prices Remain Steady

Sheep and goat prices were steady Monday on receipts of 1228 head.

Fredericksburg Lambs,
Kid Goats Sell Steady

Lambs and kid goats were steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2538 head.

Three Rivers Calves
Steady To Higher

Lightweight calves were steady, heavy calves and yearlings steady to $2 higher, packer cows and bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled 770 head.

Crockett Fully $4-7
Up On Feeder Cattle

Feeder cattle were fully $4-7 higher, slaughter cows $2-3 lower, slaughter bulls $6 lower. Receipts totaled 1360 head.

Columbus Cattle Sale
Prices Called Higher

Cattle prices were higher on receipts of 1161 head.
Steers: 150-300 pounds $155-230, 300-400 pounds $145-180, 400-500 pounds $140-172, 500-600 pounds $120-158, 600-700 pounds $105-140, 700-800 pounds $95-121.

Post-Holiday Cattle Prices $3-6
Higher Nationwide, Some $10-12

Feeder cattle marketing was brisk the first week in 2017. In most cases auctions had been closed for the last two to three weeks.

Cattle On Feed Down One Percent
In Feedlots Of 1000 Head Plus

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on December 1, down one percent compared to December 1, 2015.

Tulia Feeder Cattle
Sell Steady To Lower

Feeder cattle sold steady to $4 lower. Receipts totaled 3199 head.

Red Meat In Storage
Down 4% November 30

Total red meat supplies in freezers November 30 were down eight percent from the previous month and down four percent from last year.

Red Meat Production
8.4% Below A Year Ago

Total red meat production last week was estimated at 891.9 million pounds, 2.4 percent higher than the previous week and 8.4 percent below last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 18.3 percent lower than last year.

El Reno Steer Prices
Steady To $6 Higher

Feeder steers sold steady to $6 higher, feeder heifers steady to $2 lower, steer calves $1-7 lower, heifer calves $1-4 higher. Receipts totaled 11,154 head.

Heavy Oklahoma City
Steers Decline $4-6

Feeder steers over 800 pounds were $4-6 lower, lighter weights steady to $5 higher, feeder heifers over 700 pounds $3 lower, lighter weights $3 higher, steer and heifer calves steady to $4 higher. Receipts totaled 11,458 head.

Light Joplin Feeder
Steers $2-4 Higher

Steers under 750 pounds were $2-4 higher, 750-900 pounds unevenly steady to $2 lower, over 900 pounds $2-6 lower, heifers under 650 pounds steady to $3 higher, over 650 pounds steady. Receipts totaled 7338 head.

New Holland Kid Goats
Mostly $5-15 Higher

A firm undertone was noted on sheep prices, slaughter kid goats mostly $5-15 higher, nannies mostly $20-40 higher, bucks with a steady undertone. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 1840 head.

Imported Meat Totals
24,307 Metric Tons

Imported meat for the week ending December 31 totaled 24,307 metric tons. The following figures represent metric tons.

Most Belen Steers,
Heifers Gain $5-10

Feeder steers and heifers were $5-10 higher, instances $12 higher on cattle under 500 pounds, slaughter cows $2-4 higher, bulls $4-5 higher. Receipts totaled 997 head.

Clovis Feeder Steers,
Heifers Mostly Steady

Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady except a few value added 400-450 pounds $4 higher, slaughter cows $1 higher, bulls steady to instances $7 higher on high yielding bulls. Receipts totaled 2423 head.

Amarillo Feeder Cattle
Prices Steady To Lower

Feeder cattle sold steady to $4 lower. Receipts totaled 807 head.
Steers: medium and large No. 1 500-600 pounds $130-137, 859 pounds $128.35; medium and large No. 1-2 few 677 pounds $124, 800-900 pounds $121-125.50.

Angelo Kid Goat Trend
Called Firm To Higher

Slaughter lambs were weak to $5 lower Tuesday, slaughter ewes firm to $3 higher, kid goats firm to $5 higher, nannies firm to $10 higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3750 head.

Hindsights

Coming Up...
January 13-February 4
— Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo. FMI: 817/877-2599, 817/877-2406.

January 14 — Andy Baumeister’s Roping Cattle Sale, Meridian Livestock Commission, Meridian, Texas. FMI: 217/799-1111; 254/435-2988; www.andyscrcs.com

January 14 — Bright Lights Maine Anjou Sale, Denver, Colorado. FMI: 816/431-9950.

January 14 — Braden and Sons Western Collectable Auction, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 325/315-3446.

January 16 — West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s Telethon/Auction. Abilene, Texas. FMI: 325/793-3400.

January 16 — Van Newkirk Herefords Production Sale, Oshkosh, Nebraska. FMI: 308/778-6049.

January 19 — Special Bred Female Sale and Regular Sale, Valentine Livestock Auction, Valentine, Nebraska. FMI: 800/682-4874; www.valentinelivestock.net

January 20 — N Bar Angus’ Best Of The West Bull Sale, Fort Worth, Texas. FMI: 254/968-2063; 254/977-2769; nbarangus@gmail.com

January 20 — National Lowline Sale, National Western Stock Show, Denver, Colorado.

January 21 — January Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

January 21 — Redland Angus Bull Sale, Buffalo Livestock Auction, Buffalo, Wyoming. FMI: 307/347-2270.

January 24 — Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Policy Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. FMI: 405/235-4391. okcattlemen.org

January 24-27 — Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale, Red Bluff, California. FMI: 530/527-2045.

January 25-28 — American Sheep Industry Convention, Denver, Colorado. FMI: 303/771-3500.

January 26 — Special Bull Offering, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

January 29 — 48th Annual Premium Whiteface Replacement Female Show and Sale, Fort Worth Stock Show Grounds, Fort Worth, Texas. FMI: 817/831-3161.

January 29 — Cowtown Invitational Sale, West Arena, Fort Worth Stock Show Grounds, Fort Worth, Texas. FMI: 817/831-3161.

February 1-4 — Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, Nashville, Tennessee. FMI: 303/694-0305.

February 2 — Special Stocker & Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

February 3-19 — San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. FMI: 325/653-7785.

February 3 — Hill Country CattleWomen, “Women’s Ranch Seminar”, Fredericksburg, Texas. FMI: 325/251-6668.

February 4 — Case Ranch Herefords Consignment To Fall 2016 South Texas Hereford Association Sale, Beeville Livestock Commission, Beeville, Texas. FMI: Pete Case — 325/650-6209; www.caseranch.com

February 4 — Messner Ranch/Messner Herefords Production Sale, Laverne, Oklahoma. FMI: 580/273-9494.

February 4 — Rio Grand Classic International All Breed Bull Sale, El Paso, Texas. FMI: 915/858-0590.

February 7 — Calvo Family Annual Red Angus Bull Sale, Valentine Livestock, Valentine, Nebraska. FMI: Rick Calvo — 402/244-5231; calvoredangus.com.

February 9-26 — San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. FMI: 210/225-5851. sarodeo.com

February 10-11 — Oklahoma Fair 2017, Stephens County Fair And Expo Center, Duncan, Oklahoma. 405/226-0630; www.okhorsefair.com

February 11 — Southwest Brangus Breeders Best In The West Sale — Registered Brangus Bulls and Females, Commercial Females of Brangus Descent, Marana Livestock Auction, Marana, Arizona. FMI: Susan Wilson-Sanders, 520/626-912; Wilson-s@email.arizona.edu

February 14 — Iowa Beef Expo Red Angus Classic Sale, Des Moines, Iowa. FMI: 641/936-4424; redgenetics@yahoo.com

February 14-15 — San Antonio Livestock Show, All Breeds Sale, San Antonio, Texas. FMI: 210/648-5475, 210/524-9697.

February 16 — Special Bull Offering Featuring Martin-Bruni Cattle Company, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

February 17 — Doerr Anus Ranch Angus Production Sale, Verdigre Livestock Market, Verdigre, Nebraska. FMI: 402/288-4299.

February 20 — 32nd Annual Weaver Ranch Production Sale, at the ranch, north of Fort Collins, Colorado. FMI: 970/568-3898.

February 24 — Roswell Brangus Bull and Female Sale, Roswell Livestock Auction, Roswell, New Mexico. FMI: 575/622-5580.

February 25 — 44 Farms The Spring Sale, Cameron, Texas. FMI: 254/697-4401; 44farms.com.

February 25 — South Central Red Genetics Annual Spring Sale, Red River Livestock, Ardmore, Oklahoma. FMI: Jerry Henderson: 940/736-4622; Jim Kolle: 361/550-5045; Alex Richards: 319/310-4289.

February 25 — Early Spring Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

February 25 — 26th Annual Roswell Brangus Bull Sale, Roswell, New Mexico. FMI: 575/622-5580. Parker Brangus—just one of the featured consignors.

March 1 — Lonesome River Bull Sale, Anselmo, Nebraska. FMI: 308/870-0265.

March 2 — Special Stocker & Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

March 2 — Premium Weaned Calf Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

March 3 — Snake River All Breeds Bull Sale. FMI: 208/420-7352.

March 4 — 13th New Mexico Angus and Hereford Bull and Heifer Sale, Roswell Livestock Auction, Roswell, New Mexico. FMI: Candy Trujillo — 480/208-1410; Mark Larranaga — 505/850-6684; Claude Gion — 505/220-0549.

March 4 — Marana Stockyards Angus Invitational Sale, Marana Livestock Auction, Marana, Arizona. FMI: Susan Wilson-Sanders, 520/626-912; Wilson-s@email.arizona.edu

March 4 — South Texas Cattle Marketings Cattlemen’s Opportunity Female Replacement Sale, Nixon Livestock Auction, Nixon, Texas. FMI: 830/334-8227.

March 8 — Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo All Breeds Sale, Houston, Texas. FMI: rodeohouston.com

March 9 — Special Bull Offering Featuring Cattleman’s Kind Simmentals, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

March 10 — Olson Land & Cattle’s Registered Angus Bull and Female Sale. Steve & Ginger Olson — 806/676-2268; olsoncattle.com

March 11 — Triple L Ranch Black Hereford Sale, Mexia, Texas. FMI: 254/739-5311.

March 11 — Riverbend Ranch Bull Sale, Idaho Falls, Idaho. FMI: 208/528-6635.

March 12 — Daylight savings time begins.

March 14 — McKenzie Land & Livestock’s Annual Registered and Commercial Angus Bull Sale, at the ranch, Fort Stockton, Texas. FMI: 915/637-3845; 432/553-6670.

March 16 — Special Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

March 18 — 22nd Annual Hales Angus Farms Sale, via Superior Productions. FMI: 806/488-2471; 806/679-1919.

March 20 — U Bar Ranch’s Black Angus “Ready For Work” Bull Sale, Cattlemen’s Livestock Auction, Belen, New Mexico. FMI: 575/535-2975; 575/574-4860.

March 23 — Special Bull Offering Featuring J E Red Angus Ranch, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

March 24-25 — New Mexico Ag Expo. FMI: 800/635-8036.

March 26-28 — QuailMasters Session I, Sweetwater and Roby Texas. FMI: 800/893-9453, 325/653-4567.

April 8 — Texas Shorthorn Association State Sale, Eastland, Texas. FMI: 806/285-2121.

April 8 — 15th Annual “Best Of The Best” Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

April 20 — Special Bull Offering Featuring Angus Of Clear Creek, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

April 30-May2  — QuailMasters Session II, location to be determined. FMI: 800/893-9453, 325/653-4567.

May 6 — May Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

May 11 — Special Stocker & Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

May 29 — No Sale, Monday, May 29, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas.

June 3 — June Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

June 4-6 — QuailMasters Session III, Sweetwater and Roby Texas. FMI: 800/893-9453, 325/653-4567.

June 5 — Special Stocker & Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

June 15 — Special Stocker & Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

July 10 — Special Stocker & Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com
 


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