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Plains Fed Cattle Trade Limited
To FCE, Reaching Top Of $135.75

Panhandle fed cattle trade was typically quiet at midweek, a few scattered bids reported at $131 against asking prices of $138-142. Last week’s going rate settled at mostly $138, giving up the previous week’s $7 increase.

Most Lambs Sell
Steady To Lower

San Angelo slaughter lamb prices were $5-10 lower this week, feeder lambs $4-8 lower. Fredericksburg lambs sold steady. Hamilton Dorper lambs were steady, wool lambs and Barbado lambs $10 lower. Goldthwaite light wool lambs were $5 lower, heavy lambs steady to $5 higher, light Dorper and Barbado lambs $5-10 lower, and medium and heavy lambs steady to $5 lower.

Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Mixed In Most Recent Trade

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

Range Sales

China To Reopen To U.S. Beef;
Producers Visit Japan, Korea

Trade is always a leading issue for those in the agriculture industry, and particularly so since the Trump administration took office. This past week a wall of trade news, all potentially positive for U.S. ag producers, hit the wires.

Colorado Feedyard Uses Finely
Ground Aspen Bark In Feed Mix

Ground juniper as a feed ingredient is still in the works, but ground aspen has been approved and is currently fed commercially. Mautz Feedyards in Olathe, Colorado, has been using aspen in the ration for about six years.

Land Markets Relatively Stable,
Some Higher; Commodities Impact

One of the highlights of the Real Estate Center’s annual outlook for Texas land markets conference, now in its 27th year, is the overview of the land markets themselves offered by the REC’s economist, Dr. Charles Gilliland, and a panel of members of The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers representing the various regions of the state’s land markets.

Culling Of Wild Deer Based On
Phenotype Inefficient At Best

At the annual Deer Associates gathering earlier this spring, Masa Ohnishi, a graduate student at Texas A&M Kingsville, offered an update on part of his PhD work, an evaluation of culling intensity on antler traits in white-tailed deer.

Registration Open For
August Quail Symposium

 The Statewide Quail Symposium is set for Aug. 16-18 in Abilene and registration is now open. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service symposium will be held at the MCM Elegante Hotel, 4250 Ridgemont Dr., Abilene, Texas.

Rookie Leon Fountain Wins $2888
On Saddle Broncs At Las Vegas

Rookie saddle bronc rider Leon Fountain earned the third win of his ProRodeo career at the Las Vegas Elks Helldorado Days Rodeo by a half-point.

TAHC Implements Fever
Tick Rule Amendments

The Texas Animal Health Commission adopted amendments to §41.8 of the Texas Administrative Code concerning dipping, treatment, and vaccination of animals for fever ticks at its regularly scheduled Commission meeting here May 9.

U.S. Beef Producers See Japan
Market Up Close On MEF Junket

Some members of a U.S. Meat Export Federation-sponsored beef team on a three-day visit to Japan earlier this month were hesitant to talk about politics or policy, but the country's beef import tariffs were clearly on their minds.

USDA Allocates Another
$3.7M To Fight Cattle Fever Ticks

The United States Department of Agriculture has allocated an additional $3.7 million to fight the spread of cattle fever ticks in South Texas.

San Saba And Mason
Big Yearlings Steady

Mason and San Saba stocker cattle with condition sold fully steady, fleshier newcrop calves steady to $2 lower, bigger feeder yearlings steady, new, fleshier fall feeder steers and heifers steady to $2 lower, packer bulls steady, packer cows a full $2 higher, pairs and bred cows steady. Receipts totaled 6417 head for the two sales.

Light Goldthwaite
Kid Goats $5 Lower

Lightweight wool lambs were $5 lower, heavy lambs steady to $5 higher, light Dorper and Barbado lambs $5-10 lower, medium and heavy lambs steady to $5 lower, light kid goats $5 lower, slaughter kids steady to $5 higher, nannies steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3914 head.

Durant Cattle Sale
Offerings 1227 Head

Cattle receipts totaled 1227 head.
Steers: 200-300 pounds $176-201, 300-400 pounds $170-199, 400-500 pounds $149-178, 500-600 pounds $130-164, 600-700 pounds $129-158, 700-800 pounds $115-141, 800-900 pounds $109-132.

Clifton Stocker Steer
Prices Decline $7-10

Stocker steers were $7-10 lower, feeder steers $2-4 lower, stocker heifers steady, feeder heifers $7-10 lower, packer cows $2 higher, packer bulls steady. Receipts totaled 748 head.

Wichita Falls Feeder
Cattle Decline By $5

Calves were $3-5 lower except calves under 400 pounds steady to $5 higher, feeder cattle $5 lower, packer cows and bulls steady to $3 lower, bred cows and pairs steady to $100 lower. Receipts totaled 1756 head.

New Summerfield Sale
Offerings 852 Cattle

Cattle receipts totaled 852 head.
Steers: under 300 pounds $170-230, 300-400 pounds $160-190, 400-500 pounds $150-170, 500-600 pounds $140-165, 600-700 pounds $125-155, 700-800 pounds $115-140.

Lampasas Steers Sell
Steady To $5 Lower

Feeder cattle were steady to $5 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-3 higher. Receipts totaled 558 head.

Navasota Cattle Sale
Prices Quoted Steady

Cattle prices were steady on receipts of 1474 head.
Steers: 150-300 pounds $115-235, 300-400 pounds $115-205, 400-500 pounds $115-176, 500-600 pounds $110-163, 600-700 pounds $110-151.

Heavy Fredericksburg
Feeder Steers Decline

Steers and heifers under 500 pounds were strong, steers over 500 pounds $5-10 lower, heifers over 500 pounds $5-8 lower, packer cows and bulls $3 higher. Cattle receipts totaled 939 head.

Some Columbus Calves
Said To Be Cheaper

Some classes of calves were cheaper, cows steady. Receipts totaled 1181 head.

Heavy Coleman Steers,
Heifers Quoted Steady

Stocker cattle under 600 pounds were $4-5 lower, over 600 pounds steady, packer cows and bulls steady to $2 higher, stocker cows and pairs $50-100 higher. Receipts totaled 2899 head.

Comanche Steers Sell
Steady To $4 Higher

Feeder cattle were steady to $4 higher, slaughter cows steady to $4 higher, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts totaled 519 head.

Gonzales Calves Called
Steady To $1-2 Higher

Calves and yearlings were steady to $1-2 higher, packer cows steady. Receipts totaled 955 head.

Graham Auction Sells
2308 Head Of Cattle

Cattle receipts totaled 2308 head.
Steers: under 300 pounds $175-205, 300-400 pounds $170-190, 400-500 pounds $160-180, over 500 pounds $130-160.

Hamilton Kid Goat
Prices $10 Lower

Dorper lambs were steady Monday, wool lambs and Barbado lambs $10 lower, ewes $10 lower, kid goats $10 lower, nannies steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 1614 head.

Feeder Cattle Trend
Off $4-7 At Crockett

Feeder cattle were $4-7 lower, slaughter cows $3 lower, slaughter bulls mostly firm. Receipts totaled 1224 head.

Fredericksburg Kid
Goats, Lambs Steady

Lambs and kid goats were steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3546 head.

Three Rivers Calves
Steady To $4 Higher

Calves and yearlings were steady to $4 higher, packer cows and bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled 1107 head.

Nation’s Feeder Cattle Prices
Sagged As Last Week Progressed

Steers and heifers sold steady to $3 higher across the country early last week, while mid to late week sales were reported $3-10 lower, instances $13-15 lower on some individual weight groups.

Belen Steer Prices
Steady To $8 Lower

Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $8 lower, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled 1113 head.

Amarillo Feeder Steers,
Heifers Decline $2-5

Feeder steers and heifers sold $2-5 lower. Receipts totaled 1022 head.

Most Clovis Steers,
Heifers $6-10 Lower

Feeder steers and heifers were $6-10 lower, instances $14-16 lower on 450-500 pounds, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $1 higher except high yielding $3 higher. Receipts totaled 2446 head.

Red Meat Production
2.4% Above A Year Ago

Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was estimated at 971.1 million pounds, .4 percent lower than the previous week and 2.4 percent higher than last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 3.2 percent higher than last year.

Tulia Feeder Cattle
Mostly $4-5 Lower

Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly $4-5 lower, instances $8 lower. Receipts totaled 3599 head.

Boxed Beef Cutout
Values All Higher

The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week showed prices up $10 from the previous week at $230.92. A year ago the cutout value was $204.94.

Imported Meat Totals
36,395 Metric Tons

Imported meat for the week ending May 6 totaled 36,395 metric tons. The following figures represent metric tons.

Joplin Steer, Heifer
Yearlings $2-4 Lower

Steer and heifer calves were $6-10 lower, yearlings $2-4 lower. Receipts totaled 6949 head.

Oklahoma City Steers
Sell Steady To Lower

Feeder steers were steady to $5 lower, feeder heifers $1-3 lower, steer calves lightly tested with a lower undertone, heifer calves $2-3 lower on heavier weights. Receipts totaled 8599 head.

Domestic Wool Slow,
Aussie Market Lower

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was slow last week, with 42,000 pounds of confirmed trades.

Angelo Lambs Lower,
Kid Goats Sell Firm

Slaughter lambs were $5-10 lower Tuesday, feeder lambs $4-8 lower, slaughter ewes steady, kid goats firm, nannies firm to $5 higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 6400 head.

Hindsights

Coming Up...
May 12
— Middle Concho SWCD Rancher's Workshop, Mertzon, Texas. FMI: 325/884-2182, ext. 3 by May 5, 2017.

May 12 — U.S. Forest Service and Texas A&M: Strategic Supplementation Strategies to Enhance Texas Rangelands and Reduce Livestock Production Costs, YO Hotel, Kerrville, Texas. FMI: 830/257-4440.

May 13 — 44 Farms Female Sale, Cameron, Texas. FMI: 254/697-4401.

May 13 — Texas Limousin Association Springtime Sale, Stowers Land & Cattle, Bridgeport, Texas. FMI: 940/482-3649.

May 13 — Western Heritage Classic, Abilene, Texas. FMI: 806/224-3130.

May 13 — Angus Sale of California, Escalon Livestock Market, Escalon, California. FMI: 530/668-1224.

May 13 — A-Bar Ranch Angus/Brangus, heifers, cows and pairs, Claremore, Oklahoma. FMI: 918/342-2225, 918/625-5689.

May 15 — Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, Cattlemen's Leadership Academy entry deadline. FMI: 405/235-4391.

May 16 — J & J Auctioneers, Village of Mosquero online auction. FMI: 575/485-2508.

May 18 — Superior Video Auction, Ft. Worth, Texas. FMI: 800/422-2117.

May 18 — J & J Auctioneers, Town of Clayton surplus equipment online auction. FMI: 575/485-2508.

May 19 — Kendall Soil & Water Conservation Field Day, Kendall Cnty. Youth Ag &Eq. Center, Boerne, Texas. FMI: 830/249-2821.

May 19 — O.D. Butler Field Day, Texas AgriLife, Camp Cooley ranch, Franklin, Texas. FMI: 979/828-4270.

May 20 — Larsons' Running L Ranch Hereford Alliance Sale, Clifton, Texas. FMI: 405/641-6081.

May 20 — Cattleman's Top Cut Replacement Female Sale, Mid-Tex Livestock Auction, LLC. FMI: 903/599-2403.

May 20 — Swinging B Ranch, T5 Ranch and SM  Beefmasters Production Sale, Salado, Texas. FMI: 254/822-1276.

May 19-20 — Miles City Livestock Commission Bucking Bull Futurity, Bucking Horse Futurity. FMI: 800/755-5177.

May 24 — Cattlemen's Livestock Market Special Feeder Sale, Galt, California. FMI: 209/745-1515.

May 25 — Texas AgriLife Beef Cattle Program, Roscoe STEM Center, Roscoe, Texas. FMII: 325/236-6912.

May 25 — Keller Williams Farm and Ranch Land Auction, South Pettijohn Ranch, Hamilton County, Texas. FMI: 844/557-5263.

May 25 — Producers Livestock Auction Special Calf Sale, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 325/653-3371

May 25 — Superior Livestock Auction Country Page Countdown. FMI: 800/422-2117.

May 25 — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will have a Beef Cattle Conference from 6-8 p.m., Roscoe STEM Center. FMI: 325/236-6912.

May 27-28 — National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's Chuck Wagon Festival, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. FMI: 405/478-2250.

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

May 30 — Women In Agriculture Leadership Conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico. FMI: 575/646-6691.

May 31-June 8 — NCBA Young Cattlemen's Conference, Denver, Colorado. FMI: 303/694-0305.

June 1 — Superior Video Auction, Ft. Worth, Texas. FMI: 800/422-2117.

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

June 3 — High Plains Ranchers and Breeders Assocition Horse Sale, Amarillo National Events Center, Amarillo, Texas. FMI: 806/647-6654, 806/235-3776.

June 3 — Andy Baumeister's Roping Cattle Sale, Meridian Livestock Commission, Meridian, Texas. FMI: 217/799-1111.

June 3 — Diamond-McNabb Ranch Horse Sale, Douglas, Wyoming. FMI: 307/298-5030.

June 3 — Shaw Cattle Company Femaile Sale, Caldwell, Idaho. FMI: 208/459-3029.

June 3 — Ranchers Horse Sale, Juntura, Oregon. FMI: 541/881-6286.

June 4-6 — QuailMasters Session III, Vernon, 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 1 — Superior Livestock Auction. FMI: 800/422-2117.

June 8 — Superior Livestock Auction Country Page Countdown. FMI: 800/422-2117.

June 8-10 — Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen's Assn. Summer Preview Show, Grady County Fairgrounds, Chickasha, Oklahoma. FMI: 405/235-4391.

June 9-10 — King Ranch Institute and the Noble Foundation, Human Resource Management for Ranchers, Ardmore, Oklahoma. FMI: 361/593-5401.

June 12 — Western Stockman's Market, Bred Cow Special, McFarland, California. FMI: 661/399-2981.

June 12-14 — Colorado Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention, Grand Junction, Colorado. FMI: 303/4431-6422.

June 14-15 — Superior Video Auction Corn Belt Classic, Council Bluffs, Iowa. FMI: 800/422-2117.

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

June 17 — Calyx Star Ranch Female Sale, Shuqualak, Mississippi. FMI: 251/947-5688, 210/218-4804.

June 17 — Texas Shorthorn Association Annual Meeting, Somerville County Exposition Center, Glen Rose, Texas. FMI: 806/285-2121.

June 19-24 — Midwest Sheep Sale, Missouri State Fairgrounds. FMI: 815/210-7000.

June 21-23 — Independent Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, San Marcos, Texas. FMI: 512/620-0162.

June 24 — Jones Farm & Cottage Farm Beefmaster Production Sale, Savannah, Tennessee. FMI: 731/926-1721.

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

July 12-16 — NCBA Summer Business Meeting, Denver, Colorado. FMII: 303/694-0305.

July 13 — Special Stocker & Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

July 13 — Premium Weaned Calf Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

July 23-27 — International Junior Brangus Breeders Association, Texarkana, Arkansas. FMI: 863/370-0228.

July 26-28 — Arizona Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention, Prescott Resort, Prescott, Arizona. FMI: 602/267-1129.

July 29 — Special Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

August 3 — Special Stocker & Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

August 7-9 — Texas A & M Beef Cattle Short Course, College Station.   

August 14-16 — QuailMasters Session IV, Abilene, Texas. FMI: 800/893-9453, 325/653-4567.

August 14-17 — King Ranch Institute For Ranch Management, John B. Armstrong Lectureship on Systems Thinking, Kingsville, Texas. FMI: 361/593-5401.

August 16-18 — Statewide Quail Symposium, MCM Elegante Hotel, Abilene, Texas. FMI: Texas AgriLife, 979/845-7800, 325/653-4576.

August 18 — Sheep and Goat Field Day, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 325/653-4576.

August 19 — Sheep and Goat Expo, San Angelo fairgrounds, San Angelo, Texas. FMI: 325/653-4576.

August 21 — Special Stocker & Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

August 26-26 — Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Range Round-Up, Laze E Arena, Guthrie, Oklahoma. FMI: 405/235-4391.

August 26 — Early Fall Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

September 7 — Special Stocker & Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

September 7 — Premium Weaned Calf Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

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

September 23 — Fall Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

September 28 — Special Stocker & Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

September 29-October 22 — State Fair of Texas. FMI: 214/565-9931.

October 5 — Special Bull Offering, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. 325/372-5159; www.jordancattle.com

October 5 — Dudley Brothers Bull Sale, Comanche, Texas. FMI: 325/356-3767.


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