San Angelo kids and nannies sold firm to $5 higher. Goldthwaite light kids steady, slaughter kids $5 higher with slaughter and replacement nannies also $5 higher. Hamilton kids sharply higher and nannies $10-20 higher. New Holland, Pennsylvania kids ranged $5-20 higher depending on weight, nannies steady to $10 up. Fredericksburg light kids $20 higher, heavy kids $2-5 higher.
The fed cattle market got underway midweek though it was just a token amount largely at $110.50.
Lamb and sheep markets continue to push even higher as San Angelo had 60-pound lambs well above $3 cwt., similar price levels were repeated at sales across the country. Slaughter ewes were consistently above $1 as well.
The new year has dawned. As for 2020, most say good riddance.
Darwin Pluhar is a lifelong cattlemen who has spent the last 38-some years studying the cattle markets and perfecting the use of risk management. The study part actually began well over 40-some years ago on his family’s 3000-acre cattle and small grain operation, 40 miles north of Miles City, in eastern Montana.
Government regulations, taxes, and the environment are always top of mind for the cattle industry. That may be even more the case now during the Biden administration.
Haven Meged has had an amazing start to his PRCA career.
Allen Turner, Voss, recently received the prestigious Earwood Award from the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association (TSGRA). He was recognized at a virtual ceremony during the group’s winter meeting in December.
Packer cows and bulls $4-5 lower, stocker and feeder steers and heifers $4-5 higher, stocker cows and pairs slow. Receipts totaled 685 head.