Compared to last week, coming back after last week’s Labor Day Holiday many markets this week are compared to two weeks ago, especially some of the large volume Monday sales and early week sales. Order buyers this week flexed their muscles pursing the long green grass yearlings over 750 pounds, mostly 850-1000 pounds selling steady to $5 higher with instances $8 higher.
Imported meat for the week ending September 12 totaled 36,388 metric tons. The following figures represent metric tons.
Compared to last week, wooled feeder lambs firm, slaughter hair lambs steady, slaughter ewes $5-8 higher, kids $5-10 higher and nannies firm to $10 higher. Sheep and goat receipts estimated 4079 head.
Yearling steers and heifers steady to firm, calves lower, slaughter cows and bulls $3-5 lower. Receipts totaled 2445 head.
Total red meat production under federal inspection for the week ending September 19 was estimated at 1086.9 million pounds. This was 11.9 percent lower than a week ago and 0.7 percent lower than a year ago. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was even compared to the previous year.
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis inactive this week, with no confirmed trades reported.
Compared to last week, steer calves under 600 pounds $12-17 higher, feeders and calves over 600 pounds $5-8 higher, heifer calves under 600 pounds $7-12 higher, feeders and calves over 600 pounds $5-9 higher, slaughter cows steady to $1 lower, bulls steady. Cattle receipts totaled 4052 head.
70 YEARS AGO
Oklahoma buyers bought two loads of four and five-year-old ewes at Mid-West Feed Yards this week at $21.25 per head.