Public Auction Yard Cattle Wtd Avg
USDA - Fri Nov 10, 6:27PM CST
BL_LS750
Billings, MT    Fri Nov 10, 2017    USDA Market News
 
Public Auction Yards- Billings, MT
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 11/10/2017
 
Receipts:  3,407    Last Week:  3,738    Year Ago:  2,967
 
Compared to last Friday: Steer calves weighing less than 450 lbs sold mostly 
lower in a narrow comparison, 450-749 lbs steers sold unevenly steady on a
mixed quality offering. Heifers weighing less than 400 lbs sold with lower
undertones in a narrow comparison. Feeder heifers weighing 400-699 lbs sold
unevenly steady. Yearling cattle were scarcely tested thus no trend is available.
Quality was uneven this week with both attractive to very attractive calves as
well as plain, average quality calves. Good to very good demand was seen for 
long strings of calves while light to moderate demand was seen for small packages.
Weaned calves sold on very good demand today. Transportation has loosened up 
somewhat which has provided some support to the market. Farmer feeders were 
active again this week as they searched for really high quality calves to 
develop for spring sales. Market activity this sale was moderate to active.
Weigh up cows were very scarcely tested this sale, thus no trend is available.
The feeder cattle offerings included 60 percent steers and bulls 40 percent 
heifers with 25 percent weighing over 600 lbs. Offerings were 98 percent feeder
cattle, balance slaughter cows and bulls, feeding cows, cows returning to the 
country bred cows, heifers, and pairs. Next sale will be Wednesday Nov 15th, 2017.


                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11      325       325       220.00         220.00
   15    364-372     370    211.00-225.00     221.33
   74    408-443     431    194.00-203.00     200.43
  273    450-496     483    185.00-200.00     192.36
   52      456       456       206.00         206.00   Fancy
    8    482-492     486    177.00-182.00     180.10   Full
   89    502-542     530    172.00-186.50     176.19
  145    512-527     523    188.50-193.00     191.43   Fancy
    5      533       533       170.00         170.00   Full
  168    568-596     584    167.00-175.50     171.70
   30      554       554       184.50         184.50   Fancy
  322    600-640     621    162.00-174.00     170.04   Calves
    7      646       646       159.00         159.00   Fleshy
  118    654-691     672    158.00-174.50     166.12   Calves
    3      687       687       156.00         156.00   Full
    9    713-723     716    153.00-157.00     154.35   Calves
   13      758       758       160.00         160.00   Calves
    5      825       825       146.00         146.00   Fleshy

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      391       391       205.00         205.00
    9    427-448     434    182.50-190.00     185.08
    9    465-481     475    178.00-182.00     180.66
    5      513       513       162.00         162.00
    6      529       529       171.00         171.00   Full
    4    583-593     588    164.00-173.00     168.54
   28    613-636     623    153.00-157.50     155.76   Calves
    4      654       654       153.50         153.50   Calves

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2      480       480       166.00         166.00

                      Feeder Steers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   15      552       552       164.00         164.00
    7    622-644     635       158.00         158.00   Calves
    3      675       675       148.00         148.00   Calves

                     Feeder Steers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      519       519       173.00         173.00

                      Feeder Steers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7      306       306       172.50         172.50
   16      400       400       165.00         165.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   35    358-390     373    170.00-177.00     175.51
   75    403-448     423    168.00-175.00     170.51
    5      431       431       161.00         161.00   Full
  206    452-491     466    162.00-170.00     168.19
   10    496-498     497    159.00-160.00     159.30   Full
  204    503-549     525    156.50-167.50     160.24
   11      547       547       155.00         155.00   Full
  234    554-599     571    151.00-163.00     156.79
    5      597       597       148.00         148.00   Fleshy
   55    603-620     615    151.00-155.00     152.39   Calves
   29    669-690     679    149.00-150.00     149.51   Calves

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   41    412-446     422    161.00-166.00     161.70
   17    485-489     488    157.00-160.00     158.95
   23    540-547     542    143.00-150.00     145.46
   11    555-592     585    148.50-151.00     148.93
    4      650       650       143.00         143.00

                     Feeder Heifers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   21      326       326       135.00         135.00

                Feeder Heifers Small and Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9      317       317       125.00         125.00

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6      306       306       165.00         165.00

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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