Public Auction Yard Cattle Wtd Avg
BL_LS750
Billings, MT    Fri Jan 19, 2018    USDA Market News
 
Public Auction Yards
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 01/19/2018
 
Receipts:  2,723    Last Week:  1,267    Year Ago:  4,240
 
Compared to last week: Feeder steers 500-699 lbs sold mostly firm to 5.00
higher, with the exception of 600-649 lbs steers which sold mostly 5.00-
10.00 higher. All comparisons are narrow due to last week�s light feeder test.
All other steers were too lightly tested to develop an accurate market trend, 
however higher undertones were noticed. Feeder heifers 450-699 lbs sold mostly 
5.00-10.00 higher in a narrow comparison. All other heifer weights were too 
lightly tested last sale to develop an accurate market trend, however higher 
undertones were noticed. Quality this sale was mixed with a full array of 
quality available to buyers. Mostly good demand was seen for strings of cattle 
as well as high quality packages. Calves were in mostly very light to light 
flesh and weaned for 60 days or more. Warm conditions continue to be seen today 
causing snow melt and very muddy conditions. Cattle were showing some mud today. 
Market activity was mostly active this sale. Weigh up cows sold on very good 
demand for very light offerings. Packers showed very good demand for cows for 
immediate harvest. Slaughter bulls and feeding cows were too lightly tested to 
develop an accurate market trend, however steady undertones were noticed. 
Slaughter cows sold with higher undertones as packers bid aggressively on limited
offerings as they showed need to finish filling loads for the week. Feeder cattle 
receipts were 44 percent steers, 56 percent heifers; 44 percent weighing over 600 lbs. 
Offerings were 98 percent feeder cattle, 1 percent slaughter cows, near 0 percent 
slaughter bulls, near 1 percent feeding cows and cows returning to the country. 
The next sale will be Wednesday January 24th, 2018. ***This will be the last Friday 
sale until Feb 23, 2018.***


                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   29    400-447     425    208.00-216.00     211.97
   29    450-490     487    196.00-210.00     198.94
  111    501-548     527    183.00-198.00     187.47
    2      500       500       202.00         202.00   Thin Fleshed
   91    557-597     583    168.50-181.50     173.08
  121    603-644     620    163.00-170.50     166.64   Calves
   49    659-681     668    155.00-159.50     158.40   Calves
  154    701-748     725    151.00-157.50     153.93   Calves
  117    750-773     759    144.00-155.00     150.32   Calves
   55      846       846       145.50         145.50   Value Added
    9      869       869       144.00         144.00   Calves

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      380       380       206.00         206.00
    5      438       438       205.00         205.00
   37    526-547     539    172.00-183.00     177.12
   22    573-595     580    160.00-169.00     166.60
   16    602-649     620    151.00-158.00     154.76   Calves
    5    688-695     691    148.00-154.00     150.41   Calves
   11    700-702     701    142.00-144.50     142.91   Calves
    7      843       843       143.00         143.00   Calves

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      405       405       160.00         160.00
    7      502       502       159.00         159.00
   17      611       611       143.00         143.00   Calves

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   16    433-447     439    178.00-185.00     180.52
   58    450-473     460    177.00-184.00     179.59
  447    503-548     526    160.00-171.50     164.71
  175    554-597     572    155.00-163.00     158.13
  138    610-646     621    147.00-157.50     152.96   Calves
   15      633       633       140.50         140.50   Full
   95    650-666     661    147.00-149.00     147.91   Calves
   52    706-747     730    136.50-142.00     139.09   Calves
   20    750-752     750    137.00-139.00     138.50   Calves
    4      826       826       127.50         127.50   Calves
   10      911       911       126.50         126.50

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   25    408-449     438    166.00-174.00     168.80
   12    483-499     490    150.00-161.00     156.33
   66    518-540     531    150.00-157.00     155.20
   30    600-643     624    138.00-146.00     141.61   Calves
    4      674       674       136.50         136.50   Calves

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   18      384       384       163.00         163.00
    9      446       446       154.00         154.00
   27    475-498     479    140.00-149.50     147.67
    8      518       518       141.50         141.50
    9      598       598       142.50         142.50

                 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11    502-506     505    175.00-178.00     177.19
   31      658       658       133.50         133.50   Calves
   21      742       742       128.00         128.00   Calves

Slaughter Cows       
              Pct Lean    Weight    Avg Dress   High Dress   Low Dress   Very Low Dress      
Breakers       75-80        --         --           --          --             --
Boners         80-85    1300-1640  60.00-61.00      --          --             --
Lean           85-90     925-1425  59.50-62.00      --      54.00-58.00   42.00-51.00 
 
 
Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade 1-2       
                  Weight       Avg Dress    High Dress    Low Dress      
                   1840           --           82.50         --      
     

Feeding Cows and Cows Returning to the Country: 2 yrs old: 960 lbs 100.00. 3 yrs 
old 1178-1205 lbs 60.00-63.50. 


Source:  USDA Market News Service, Billings, MT
         John Kimbrell, Officer in Charge
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_LS750.txt
 
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