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Plains Fed Cattle Prices $5-6
From Settled At Middle Of Week

Panhandle fed cattle trade was still quiet at midweek, a few bids of $116 falling short of $121-122 asking prices. Last week’s going rate was $120-120.50, up about a dollar over the previous week.

Most Packer Lambs
Prices Steady To Up

Most lamb prices were steady to higher in recent trading. San Angelo slaughter lamb prices this week were $5-10 higher. Fredericksburg lambs were all steady. Hamilton wool and Dorper lambs were $10 higher, Barbado lambs steady. Goldthwaite wool lambs were steady, light Dorper and Barbado lambs $5 lower, medium and heavy hair lambs steady.

Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Uneven In Most Recent Trade

Slaughter meat goat prices ranged to both sides of steady in most recent trading. Hamilton was $10 higher, Goldthwaite $5 higher, Fredericksburg and San Angelo steady, and New Holland, Pennsylvania mostly steady to $10 lower per head.

Range Sales

Tax Reform Discussed In-Depth
At NCBA, Pluses And Concerns

Tax reform was another of the major topics discussed during the recent National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual convention here. Danielle Beck, director of government affairs for NCBA, told those attending the tax committee meeting that there is a great opportunity to get real tax reform with the Trump administration.

Mineral Programs Often Lacking;
Improvements Good For Finances

Mineral deficiencies in livestock are common everywhere, but of liver samples sent out of West Texas to veterinarian Jeffery Hall, 68 percent were deficient in copper and 65 percent were deficient in selenium.

Analyst Talks Opportunity/Risk
With China, Brazil Beef Trade

During the international trade committee meeting at the recent National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual convention here, Brett Stuart, economist and founding partner of Global AgriTrends in Denver, discussed today’s global trade environment, focusing specifically on trade opportunities in Asia and the impact of beef imports from Brazil.

NRCS Rep Offers Primer On Does
And Don’ts Of Brush Management

Brush control is a never-ending battle, especially where ranchers are concerned with both grazing and hunting, but with a little planning and attention, both can be accommodated.

Florida Quail Researcher Talks
Land Management At Texas Meet

Few men are blessed to do what they really love. Bill Palmer is one of them.

Ag Economist Lays Out Changes
He Expects In Cattle Inventory

An Oklahoma ag economist says feedlot costs are getting better. There are record corn, wheat and soybean crops, and he doesn’t see any major feed cost issue that would affect the beef industry.

Financial Records Said Tedious,
But Needed For Ranch Management

Finances have always been important in agriculture.
Bill Thompson, Texas AgriLife economist at San Angelo, Texas, speaking at the Southwest Beef Symposium here last month, said financial viability really came into focus about two decades ago, and that led to the establishment of “key performance indicators”.

NCBA, PLC Applaud
House Red River Bill

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council are applauding the House passage of H.R. 428, the Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act. The bill, introduced by Congressman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, would seek to settle all federal ownership claims by providing legal certainty to landowners along the Red River.

Crawley Brothers Are Doing Well
In Bronc Riding At San Antonio

The 2017 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has been a personal playground so far for saddle bronc riding brothers Jacobs Crawley and Sterling Crawley.

San Saba And Mason
Feeder Steers Higher

Mason and San Saba stocker steers sold $2-5 higher, stocker heifers $5-7 higher, bigger feeder steers $2-5 higher, feeder heifers $5 higher, packer cows $2 higher, packer bulls steady, bred cows and pairs steady. The 30 Hereford bulls of Texas Stardance Ranch averaged $3280 with the top bull $4500; Paul Schuman Ranch had 19 Angus bulls average $3088 with the top bull $3500. Receipts totaled 1633 head for the two sales.

Clifton Stocker Steer
Prices $3-5 Higher

Stocker steers were $3-5 higher, feeder steers $2-4 higher, stocker and feeder heifers $2 higher, packer cows $2 lower, packer bulls steady. Receipts totaled 514 head.

Durant Cattle Sale
Offerings 939 Head

Cattle receipts totaled 939 head.
Steers: 200-300 pounds $160-194, 300-400 pounds $140-188, 400-500 pounds $130-175, 500-600 pounds $125-151, 600-700 pounds $123-144, 700-800 pounds $105-126, 800-900 pounds $105-120.

Navasota Cattle Sell
Steady To $5 Higher

Cattle prices were steady to $5 higher on receipts of 1170 head.
Steers: 150-300 pounds $115-230, 300-400 pounds $110-190, 400-500 pounds $100-180, 500-600 pounds $100-151, 600-700 pounds $100-135.

New Summerfield Sale
Offerings 837 Cattle

Cattle receipts totaled 837 head.
Steers: under 300 pounds $165-225, 300-400 pounds $155-200, 400-500 pounds $150-165, 500-600 pounds $145-155, 600-700 pounds $105-129, 700-800 pounds $100-110.

Wichita Falls Feeder
Cattle $2-3 Higher

Calves were steady, feeder cattle $2-3 higher, packer cows $2 lower, bred cows fully steady. Receipts totaled 909 head.

Coleman Feeder Cattle
Sell Steady To Higher

Stocker and feeder cattle were steady to $5 higher, packer cows and bulls steady, stocker cows and pairs $50-100 higher. Receipts totaled 2015 head.

Fredericksburg Feeder
Cattle $4-5 Higher

Feeder cattle prices were $4-5 higher, packer cows and bulls steady. Cattle receipts totaled 966 head.

Columbus Calf Market
Prices Quoted Higher

Calf prices were higher, cows steady. Receipts totaled 1140 head.

Comanche Feeder Steer,
Heifer Prices Higher

Feeder cattle were $3-7 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 599 head.

Most Cuero Calves
Quoted $1-3 Higher

Most calves were $1-3 higher, some up $5, packer cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 837 head.

Goldthwaite Kid Goat
Prices $5 Higher

Wool lambs were steady, light Dorper and Barbado lambs $5 lower, medium and heavy lambs steady, kid goats $5 higher, slaughter nannies steady, replacement nannies $5 lower. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3047 head.

Gonzales Calves Called
Steady To $1-2 Higher

Calves and yearlings sold steady to $1-2 higher, packer cows steady. Receipts totaled 1022 head.

Crockett Steers Sell
Firm To $5 Higher

Feeder cattle were firm to $5 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $4 lower. Receipts totaled 572 head.

Fredericksburg Lamb,
Kid Goat Trend Steady

Lambs and kid goats were steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 1503 head.

Hamilton Kid Goats
Quoted $10 Higher

Wool and Dorper lambs were $10 higher Monday, Barbado lambs steady, ewes $10 higher, kid goats $10 higher, nannies $15 higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 1978 head.

Industry Sale Offers
671 Head Of Cattle

Cattle receipts totaled 671 head.
Steers: 150-300 pounds $180-245, 300-400 pounds $160-195, 400-500 pounds $140-172, 500-600 pounds $130-158, 600-700 pounds $120-138; medium 150-300 pounds $140-178, 300-400 pounds $125-158, 400-500 pounds $120-138, 500-600 pounds $115-128, 600-700 pounds $110-119.

Three Rivers Calves,
Yearlings $3-6 Higher

Calves and yearlings were $3-6 higher, packer cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1271 head.

Feeder Steers And Heifers Steady
To $5 Higher Across The Country

Steer and heifer calves sold $4-10 higher across the country last week. Feeder cattle traded steady to $5 higher. In the Southeast, steers and heifers were steady to $3 higher.

Tulia Feeder Cattle
Market $1-5 Higher

Feeder steers and heifers sold $1-5 higher. Receipts totaled 2004 head.

Amarillo Feeder Steers,
Heifers Mostly Steady

Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady. Receipts totaled 500 head.

Most Belen Steers,
Heifers $4-6 Higher

Feeder steers and heifers were $4-6 higher, instances $8 higher, slaughter cows steady to $2 higher, bulls steady to $2 lower. Receipts totaled 1117 head.

Light Clovis Heifers
Reported $6-10 Higher

Feeder steers were $2-6 higher, heifers under 600 pounds $6-10 higher, over 600 pounds $2-3 higher, instances $6 higher on 700-750 pounds, slaughter cows steady to $2 lower, bulls steady. Receipts totaled 2345 head.

El Reno Feeder Steer
Prices $3-5 Higher

Feeder steers traded $3-5 higher, feeder heifers $2-4 higher, steer and heifer calves $5-10 higher. Receipts totaled 6701 head.

Boxed Beef Cutout
Prices Off Slightly

The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week showed prices down 54 cents from the previous week at $190.37. A year ago the cutout value was $215.14.

Imported Meat Totals
33,745 Metric Tons

Imported meat for the week ending February 4 totaled 33,745 metric tons. The following figures represent metric tons.

Light Joplin Steers
Quoted $3-5 Higher

Steers under 650 pounds and heifers under 500 pounds were $3-5 higher, steers over 650 pounds and heifers over 500 pounds steady. Receipts totaled 6257 head.

Oklahoma City Feeder
Steers $1-5 Higher

Feeder steers sold $1-5 higher, feeder heifers under 700 pounds $1-2 higher, over 700 pounds $1-2 lower, calves $1-5 higher. Receipts totaled 8286 head.

Red Meat Production
4.1% Above A Year Ago

Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was estimated at 979.7 million pounds, 1.2 percent lower than the previous week and 4.1 percent higher than last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was .4 percent lower than last year.

Domestic Wool Quiet,
Aussie Market Higher

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was quiet last week, with no confirmed trades.

San Angelo Packer
Lambs $5-10 Higher

Slaughter lambs were $5-10 higher Tuesday, kid goats and nannies steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2459 head.

New Holland Packer
Lambs Largely Steady

Slaughter lambs were unevenly steady with some firmness noted in lambs under 80 pounds and some weakness in heavy lambs, slaughter ewes steady to $10 higher, slaughter bucks steady, slaughter kid goats were mostly steady to $10 lower per head, slaughter nannies, billies and wethers mostly $10-20 lower per head. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3777 head.

Hindsights

Coming Up...
February 18
— Special Cow Sale, Pearsall Livestock Auction, Pearsall, Texas. FMI: 830/334-3653.

February 18 — Winter Meeting of Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers, Cactus Hotel, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 325/655-7388.

February 19 — Ward Ranches Angus Bull Sale, Gardnerville, Nebraska. FMI: 775/790-6148.

February 20 — Special Stocker Feeder Sale, Hondo Livestock Auction, Hondo, Texas. FMI: Glen Crain — 830/741-8061; Seth Crain — 210/288-3960; hondolivestock.com

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

February 20 — Weaver Ranch Angus Sale, Fort Collins, Colorado. FMI: 970/568-3898.

February 20 — Teixeira Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Terrebonne, Oregon. FMI: 805/448-3859.

February 20 — Bulls of the Big Sky sale, Billings, Montana. FMI: 406/581-7835.

February 21 — Coleman Angus and Trexler Angus Bull Sale, Missoula, Montana. FMI: 406/644-2697.

February 21-22 — Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo, Abilene, Texas. FMI: 325/677-7241.

February 22 — TC Ranch Production Sale, Franklin, Nebraska. FMI: 308/470-0740.

February 23 — Superior Video Auction, Oklahoma City. FMI: 800/422-2117.

February 23 — Lorenzen Ranches sale, Madras, Oregon. FMI: 541/969-8034.

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

February 24 — Jamison Hserefords Bull Sale, Quinter, Kansas. FMI: 785/299-0441.

February 24 — Bar 6 Charolais Bull Sale, Madras Oregon. FMI: 541/462-3083, 541/325-3251.

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.

February 25 — Profit Maker Bull Sale, Ogallala, Nebraska. FMI: 308/284-8280, 308/284-6893.

February 27 — Reyes and Russell Angus Bull Sale, Wheatland, Wyoming. FMI: 307/322-4848, 970/587-2534.

February 27 — Colyer Production Sale, Angus and Hereford bulls, Bruneau, Idaho. FMI: 208/599-0340, 208/250-3924.

February 28 — Haynes Cattle Co., Holyoke, Colorado, Angus Bull Sale, Ogallala Livestock Auction, Ogallala, Nebraska. FMI: 970/854-3310., 970/520-3374.

March 1 — Special Cow Sale, Floydada Livestock Sales, Floydada, Texas. FMI: 806/983-2153.

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

March 1 — Ox Bow Ranch Angus sale, Wolf Creek, Montana. FMI: 406/431-7381.

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 3 — Camas Prairie Anus and Crouthamel Cattle Angus Bull Sale, Lewiston, Idaho. FMI: 208/983-6552.

March 3 — W4 Herefords sale, Morgan, Texas. FMI: 254/635-4444.

March 4 — W4 Ranch’s Spring Production Sale, at the ranch, Morgan, Texas. FMI: 254/635-4444; w4ranch.com.

March 4 — Foundation Angus Alliance Annual Sale, Luling Foundation Farm, Luling, Texas.

FMI: 512/844-63415, 512/754-1237.

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: Clay Parsons, 520/444-7650; 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 4 — Lucky 7 Angus Bull Sale, Boulder, Wyoming. FMI: 307/850-2514, 307/850-2053.

March 4 — Trinity Farms Production Sale, Ellensburg, Washington. FMI: 509/968-4800.

March 8 — R.A. Brown Spring Bull Sale, Putnam, Oklahoma. FMI: 940/849-0611.

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

March 8-9 — Wichita Falls Ranch & Farm Expo, J S Bridwell Agricultural Center, Wichita Falls, Texas. FMI: Darren Dale — 866/685-0989.

March 8 — Sitz Angus sale, Dillon, Montana. FMI: 406/683-5277.

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

March 9 — Superior Video Auction, Ft. Worth, Texas. FMI: 800/422-2117.

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

March 10 — QuailMasters registration deadline. FMI: 800/893-9453, 720/333-6224.

March 11 — NIPP Charolais Annual Bull Sale, Red River Livestock, Overbrook, Oklahoma. FMI: 580/668-3332, 580/513-3555,

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 11 — Northeast Texas Hereford Assoc. sale, Mt. Pleasant, Texas. FMI: 903/815-2004.

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

March 12 — Daylight savings time begins.

March 13 — Holden Herefords Production Sale, Valier, Montana. FMI: 406/279-3300.

March 14 — Marshall Cattle Company’s Annual Angus and SimAngus Sale, at the ranch, Burlington, Colorado. FMI: Troy Marshall — 719/342-0001; email: troymarshall@hotmail.com; www.marshallcattlecompany.com.

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 14 — Cooper Herefords Production Sale, Willow Creek, Montana. FMI: 406/570-5519.

March 16 — B&H Herefords’ 2nd Annual Bull Sale, Roswell Livestock Auction, Roswell, New Mexico. FMI: Phil Harvey, Jr. — 575/524-9316; 575/644-6925; www.bhherefords.com.

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

March 17 — Andy Baumeister’s 5th Annual Spring Roping Cattle Sale, Meridian Livestock Commission, Meridian, Texas. FMI: Andy — 217/799-1111; www.andysrcs.com.

March 17 — Temple Grandin Conference on Autism, Texarkana, Texas. FMI: 800/489-0727.

March 18 — 44 Farms’ Abilene Bull Sale, Abilene Livestock Auction, Abilene, Texas. FMI: 254/697-4401; 44farms.com.

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

March 18 — Doyle Herefords sale, Wolfe City, Texas. FMI: 214/240-4538.

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 21 — Manzano Angus Ranches’ 21st Annual Bull Sale, Estancia, New Mexico. FMI: Bill Gardner — 505/705-2856; Cole Gardner — 575/910-5952; Clayton Gardner — 575/934-8742.

March 21 — Flying S Herefords sale, Paluxy, Texas. FMI: 214/533-9669.

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

March 23 — Superior Video Auction, Ft. Worth, Texas. FMI: 800/422-2117.

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

March 25 — West Texas Brangus Breeders Association Springtime Sale, Abilene Auction, Abilene, Texas. FMI: 325/669-5727, 325/669-5570.

March 25 — Valley View Charolais Bull Sale, Missoula, Montana. FMI: 800/867-2855, 406/270-0222.

March 25 — Buck Cattle Co. Sale, Madill, Oklahoma. FMI: 580/220-7288.

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

March 31-April 2 — San Antonio Cattle Raisers Convention, San Antonio, Texas. FMI: 800/242-7820, cattlreaiserconvention.com.

April 1 — MW Herefords sale, Brownwood, Texas. FMI: 325/646-0956.

April 6 — Superior Video Auction, Ft. Worth, Texas. FMI: 800/422-2117.


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