Underpinned by record production, U.S. pork exports completed a tremendous first quarter with new March records for volume and value, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Beef exports also trended higher year-over-year in March, establishing a record first quarter pace.
Packer cows and bulls were steady, bred cows and pairs steady, market on steers and heifers weighing under 500 pounds traded $2-5 higher, feeder steers and heifers weighing over 500 pounds $2-4 higher. Receipts totaled 1605 head.
Packer cows and bulls sold mostly steady, stocker and feeder steers and heifers steady, stocker cows and pairs firm. Receipts totaled 1546 head.
Mason and San Saba stocker steers $3-5 higher, stocker heifers $3-5 higher, feeder steers $2-4 higher, feeder heifers steady, packer cows $3 higher, bulls $2 higher, pairs and bred cows steady. Receipts totaled 1949 head for the two sales.
Packer cows traded mostly steady to $30 higher, light calves steady to $2 lower, yearlings steady. Receipts totaled 637 head.
All classes of sheep and goats traded steady with the exception of slaughter nannies which sold $5 lower. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 2928 head.
The cattle market stayed mostly steady. Receipts totaled 1158 head.
Compared to last week, cows, bulls, steers and heifers all steady. Cattle receipts totaled 612 head.
Calves traded stronger, cows steady to strong. Receipts totaled 942 head.
Feeders steers and heifers were $5-7 higher with some $10 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 469 head.