Texas markets were $5-15 higher while the market at New Holland, Pennsylvania was $4 lower. The first significant cold front moved south, dropping temperatures to near freezing with just enough moisture to make roads slick in some areas and lowered sale receipts at San Angelo on Tuesday morning.
For the third week in a row the fed cattle market is feeling a significant downward pressure, perhaps this week due to a bearish cattle on feed report.
Slaughter kids sold either side of steady this week. San Angelo kids $10-20 lower, nannies steady. Goldthwaite light kids $10 higher, slaughter kids steady to $10 higher, slaughter and replacement nannies $10 lower. Hamilton kids $10-20 higher, nannies $10-20 softer. New Holland, Pennsylvania slaughter kids $15-30 lower, slaughter nannies and billies $30-40 lower. Fredericksburg kids $5 higher.
At the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association annual convention held virtually this year, participants had the opportunity to hear from some individuals with expertise in the retail and food service industries, specifically grocers and restaurants, about COVID-related impacts.
Eighty-seven year-old, Lee Jarvis, is still out chasing sheep.
Tommy Blasingame spent much of his working life on the back of a horse, from the famed JA Ranch where he spent his childhood to several big ranches in Texas and New Mexico. He often had a rope in his hand, occasionally even when he might not should have.
Saddle bronc rider, Will Stites, had to remember to drive the speed limit while hurrying home on Sunday, hours after finally claiming his first career circuit championship.
Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on October 1, four percent above October 1, 2019. This is highest October 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. The inventory included 7.31 million steers and steer calves, up six percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 62 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.41 million head, down slightly from 2019.