Mason and San Saba stocker steers and heifers steady except 300-400 pounds $10 higher, feeder steers and heifers steady, packer cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 5896 head.
This week, feeders steers and heifers steady to $2 higher, slaughter cows $2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 1580 head.
Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher on moderate to good demand for both yearlings and calves.
Imported meat for the week ending November 13 totaled 47,315 metric tons. The following figures represent metric tons.
Compared to last week, steer and heifer calves and yearlings $1-3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady, stocker cows and pairs steady. Cattle receipts totaled 1736 head.
Compared to last week, steer calves $2-4 lower, feeders over 600 pounds steady to $1 lower, heifer calves uneven, mostly $1 lower, few 450-550 pounds $4 higher, feeders over 600 pounds $3-4 higher, slaughter cows steady to $2 lower, bulls $2-4 lower. Cattle receipts totaled 2800 head.
Total red meat production under federal inspection for the week ending November 20 was estimated at 1132.1 million pounds. This was 2.1 percent higher than a week ago and 2.2 percent lower than a year ago. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 0.1 percent higher than last year.
Domestic wool trading was inactive this week, with no confirmed trades reported.
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report showed prices down $8.85 from last week at $280.58.
70 YEARS AGO
S. Brininstool of Jal, New Mexico, sold to Hugh Ward, also of Jal, one load of bull calves at $250 per head, February delivery.