Public Auction Yard Cattle Wtd Avg
BL_LS750
Billings, MT    Fri Oct 20, 2017    USDA Market News
 
Public Auction Yards- Billings, MT
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 10/20/2017
 
Receipts:  3,927    Last Week:  2,522    Year Ago:  3,369
 
Compared to last Friday: Steer calves weighing less than 450 lbs sold mostly 
10.00 lower, with the exception of 400-449 lbs steers which sold mostly steady
to 15.00 lower. 500-599 lbs steers sold mostly steady to 3.00 lower, steers 
weighing over 600 lbs sold steady to 8.00 lower. Yearling steers were scarcely
tested. Heifer calves 300-649 lbs sold mostly 3.00-5.00 lower. Yearling heifers
were very lightly tested this week, however firm undertones were noticed. Calf
quality today was average to attractive with many packages of high quality calves
on offer. Calves were mostly offered in small to moderate size packages. The 
cattle on feed report was released at 1:00 this afternoon and it showed cattle 
on feed at 10.8 million head 5% larger than the same month last year. Placements
were up 13% from last year at 2.15 million head and marketingļæ½s were 3% larger
than last year at 1.78 million head. After the release of this report demand
took a slight downward turn as buyers backed off prices. Market activity
this sale was mostly moderate to active. Weigh up cows sold on mostly light
demand for light offerings. Packer buyers continue to purchase only lame or
very poor quality cows for immediate harvest. With harvest channels full, packers
opted to put most cows on feed. The limited offering of cows sold with lower
undertones. Slaughter bulls were scarcely traded. An attractive offering of 
2 year olds to young age cows suitable to rebreed were on offer this sale. 
These offerings were met with mostly moderate demand and sold steady with
Wednesdays offering. Feeder cattle offerings included 53 percent steers and bulls
43 percent heifers with 16 percent weighing over 600 lbs. Offerings were 89 percent 
feeder cattle, 1 percent slaughter cows, less than half of one percent slaughter 
bulls, 7 percent feeding cows and cows returning to the country, balance bred cows, 
heifers, and pairs. ***Next sale will be Monday Oct 23th, 2017 with the annual 
Montana Female Bonanza starting at 11:00 AM.***


                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   41    331-342     337    222.00-233.50     228.26
   51    357-385     369    212.00-231.00     219.35
  203    408-444     434    191.00-216.00     198.34
  165    450-496     480    178.00-193.50     184.01
  328    500-549     528    170.50-182.00     175.64
  308    552-597     573    164.50-173.50     168.62
   54    552-556     555    177.00-178.00     177.26   Fancy
  238    600-640     614    160.00-174.00     169.52   Calves
   65    650-687     667    155.50-166.00     163.70   Calves
    9    730-740     734    146.00-159.00     154.56   Calves

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      313       313       217.50         217.50
   31    360-399     379    191.00-211.00     195.27
   14    429-435     429    185.00-189.00     188.71
   16    463-489     480    162.00-177.00     172.78
   17    506-540     518    153.00-173.50     165.14
    8    563-585     576    157.00-163.50     159.71
   32    603-635     620    149.00-160.00     156.44   Calves
    5      671       671       154.00         154.00   Calves

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      478       478       162.00         162.00

                      Feeder Steers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      572       572       162.50         162.50

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   26    300-328     318    178.00-180.00     179.35
   70    350-380     367    172.00-176.00     174.50
  235    403-447     428    165.00-179.00     170.87
  181    452-497     479    156.50-171.00     162.81
  287    503-549     526    152.00-160.00     156.53
    7      527       527       150.00         150.00   Full
  180    553-598     565    145.00-155.00     150.97
   48      556       556       159.00         159.00   Fancy
    4      590       590       132.00         132.00   Full
  124    602-648     621    144.00-150.50     147.07   Calves
    2      663       663       140.00         140.00   Calves
   14      899       899       142.00         142.00
   22      904       904       139.00         139.00

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11      260       260       177.50         177.50
   19    362-393     378    162.00-171.00     167.48
   57    432-449     440    152.00-156.00     155.34
   73    467-492     479    154.00-160.00     158.44
   56    507-546     523    148.00-150.00     149.09
   17    560-594     588    141.00-148.00     146.68

                     Feeder Heifers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      493       493       125.00         125.00

                 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      337       337       230.00         230.00
    7      449       449       179.00         179.00
    7      482       482       169.00         169.00
    5    500-543     534    155.00-165.00     156.87
   11    568-573     571    135.00-149.00     141.33
   12      700       700       137.00         137.00   Calves

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   10      462       462       149.00         149.00

Slaughter Cows       
            Pct Lean   Weight   Avg Dress    High Dress    Low Dress    Very Low Dress  
Breakers      75-80     1645        --           --          56.00           --
Boners        80-85  1315-1567 59.50-60.00       --       53.00-57.50        --
Lean          85-90   750-1150      --           --       52.50-55.50    46.50-47.50


Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade 1-2       
                  Weight       Avg Dress     High Dress    Low Dress   
                 1558-2000        --           84.50         70.50    


Feeding Cows and Cows Returning to the Country: 2 yrs old: 918-1156 lbs 83.00-115.00,
3 yrs old 938-1325 lbs 66.50-92.00. Young age 1115-1440 lbs 55.00-70.00. Middle Aged 
1185-1380 lbs 54.50-60.50. Aged 1220-1313 lbs 52.50-55.50.

Bred cows: 3-4 yrs old Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1268-1375 lbs 1,225.00
calving in May-June 1113 lbs 1,035.00.

Bred cows: Middle age (Solid mouth) Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1305 lbs 
975.00. 

Bred cows: Aged (Broken Mouth) Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1487 lbs 910.00.


Source:  USDA- Livestock, Poultry, Grain, Market News Service
         John Kimbrell, Officer in Charge, 406-210-4792
         john.kimbrell@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_LS750.txt
 
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