Public Auction Yard Cattle Wtd Avg
BL_LS750
Billings, MT    Fri Oct 19, 2018    USDA Market News
 
Public Auction Yards
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 10/19/2018
 
Receipts:  2,850    Last Week:  1,921    Year Ago:  3,927
 
Compared to last Friday's sale: Steer calves 450-699 lbs sold mostly weak
to 4.00 lower, Heifer calves 400-649 lbs sold weak to 5.00 lower, all other
classes of calves and yearlings were too lightly tested to develop an accurate
market trend. Quality today was mostly mixed from average to very attractive.
Buyers were able to put together high quality loads of feeders as today�s annual
"Top of the Rockies sale" drew many outstanding offerings. Demand for cattle 
was mostly good today to start the sale, however as the sale progressed and 
buyers filled loads demand softened slightly. Trucking is an issue for many as 
cattle moving in the country have trucks in tight supply. The cattle on feed 
report was released at 1:00 MST today and it showed cattle on feed up 5%, 
placements down 5% and marketing�s down 4%, however marketing�s did have one 
less marketing day this September compared to 2017. Market activity was mostly 
moderate to active this sale. Weigh up cows and bulls were all too lightly tested 
this sale to develop an accurate market trend, however steady to weak undertones 
were noticed on cows and steady undertones were noticed on bulls compared to 
Wednesdays sale. Buyer demand was mostly light. Cow quality was mostly plain 
and many cows were very thin, having freshly weaned calves. The cutter cow cutout 
closed today 0.86 higher than Thursday, at 152.78. Feeder cattle receipts were 
56 percent steers and bulls, 44 percent heifers; 34 percent weighing over 600 lbs. 
Offerings were 94 percent feeder cattle, 1 percent slaughter cows, near 1 percent 
slaughter bulls, 3 percent feeding cows and cows returning to the country, balance 
bred cows, heifers, and pairs. ***Next sale will be Monday Oct 22nd, 2018 with
the Montana Female Bonanza XV, expecting 5,400.***



                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   37    359-388     379    219.00-227.00     222.86
   10    410-415     410    201.00-210.00     209.09
   87    450-498     477    179.00-195.00     185.89
  145    502-545     514    173.00-183.00     178.30
   13      513       513       187.50         187.50   Fancy
    4      535       535       164.00         164.00   Fleshy
  227    558-594     581    164.00-176.00     169.91
  189    601-649     624    156.00-166.00     161.56   Calves
   30    605-613     613       170.00         170.00   Fancy
   93    661-696     672    151.50-164.00     157.86   Calves
    8      669       669       150.00         150.00   Fleshy
   29      731       731       160.00         160.00
   47    706-743     724    148.00-156.00     153.13   Calves
    4      765       765       145.00         145.00   Calves
    7    805-821     816    151.50-155.50     154.37
   35    870-893     873    146.50-148.00     146.60
   14    950-969     966    140.00-142.00     141.72

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      353       353       210.00         210.00
   12    415-447     434    179.00-190.00     185.07
   39    464-496     482    173.00-181.50     176.33
   14    513-545     521    168.00-171.00     169.13
   44    557-598     580    160.00-166.50     163.62
    3      725       725       153.00         153.00   Calves

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   25      512       512       150.00         150.00

                      Feeder Steers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   12      549       549       168.50         168.50

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11    320-339     337    184.00-187.00     186.74
   22    354-398     381    181.00-184.00     182.89
   37    404-434     420    168.00-180.00     172.00
  133    454-496     472    154.00-166.00     157.15
  159    501-548     525    145.00-159.00     153.13
    8      534       534       143.00         143.00   Full
  156    556-598     573    143.50-150.50     147.00
   38      557       557       155.00         155.00   Fancy
   78    602-643     614    139.00-145.00     142.69   Calves
   55    611-630     623    148.00-148.50     148.18   Fancy
   12    668-675     674    139.50-145.00     140.75   Calves
   13      657       657       148.50         148.50   Fancy
    3      657       657       137.00         137.00   Fleshy
   11      768       768       145.00         145.00

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      348       348       180.00         180.00
   15    360-387     370    164.00-170.00     167.91
   15    404-439     430    145.00-165.00     150.01
   49    462-488     473    150.00-152.50     151.33
    4      523       523       139.00         139.00
   18    578-588     583    134.00-140.00     139.00
    4      609       609       135.00         135.00   Calves
   27      701       701       151.00         151.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      463       463       130.00         130.00

                      Feeder Heifers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   12     1008      1008       135.50         135.50

                     Feeder Heifers Medium 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   20      736       736       143.00         143.00   Full

                    Feeder Heifers Medium 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      671       671       151.00         151.00

                 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6    560-578     572    153.00-155.00     154.35
    7      571       571       143.00         143.00   Calves
    2      663       663       140.00         140.00   Calves

Slaughter Cows         
              Pct Lean    Weight    Avg Dress    High Dress   Low Dress   Very Low Dress   
Breakers       75-80        --         --            --          --            --
Boners         80-85    1385-1520      --            --      45.00-52.00      39.00
Lean           85-90     910-1370      --            --      40.00-51.00  22.50-39.00

Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade 1-2              
                  Weight       Avg Dress     High Dress    Low Dress  Very Low Dress
                1630-2045          --            --       61.00-64.50   51.00-52.00

Feeding bulls: thin 1445 lbs 59.00.

Feeding Cows and Cows Returning to the Country: 2 yrs old: 808-1233 lbs 59.00-94.00.
3 years old: 778-1300 lbs 55.00-65.00. Young age: 1180-1515 lbs 57.00-64.00, thin 52.00. 
Middle age: 1339-1550 lbs 56.50-65.00, full 52.00. Aged: 1270-1515 lbs 50.00-55.00, 
thin 47.00-47.50.

Bred cows: Aged (Solid and Broken mouth) Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th thin
fleshed 1235-1287 lbs 685.00-700.00. 

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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