Billings Livestock Commission Wtd Avg
BL_LS751
Billings, MT    Thu Oct 12, 2017    USDA Market News
 
Billings Livestock Commission
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 10/12/2017
 
Receipts:  3,761    Last Week:  2,515    Year Ago:  2,181
 
Compared to last Thursday: Feeder steer calves under 400 lbs sold mostly 10.00
higher, 400-449 lbs steers sold steady to 12.00 higher, 450-549 lbs sold mostly
steady to 3.00 higher, steers 550 lbs and heavier sold mostly 5.00-8.00 higher.
All yearling steers were too lightly tested to develop any market trend. Feeder
heifers weight less than 450 lbs sold steady to firm, heifers 450-599 lbs sold
mostly 5.00-8.00 higher, heifer calves weighing over 600 lbs were too lightly
tested to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed.
Yearling heifers were too lightly tested to develop any market trend. Demand for
calves was mostly moderate to good. However, very good demand was seen for both 
lightweight calves weighing less than 435 lbs suitable to run on grass and heavy 
weight calves suitable to blend with yearlings and feed against the April board.
Calf quality today was average to very attractive. Many reputation ranches had
front end calves on offer and buyers were very aggressive in bidding on these 
offerings. Many heavy weight calves sold for over 1,100.00 per head today. Market
activity was mostly active to very active. Weigh up cows sold on mostly good 
demand for light to moderate offerings. Packer buyers continue to be aggressive
in their search for cows for immediate harvest. Slaughter cows were too lightly
tested last week to develop an accurate market trend, however steady undertones 
were noticed on like quality offerings. Feeding cow buyers were forced to be 
aggressive as packers pushed to own the majority of the cows in the offering.
Feeding cows were too lightly tested last week to develop any market trend. 
Slaughter bulls were too lightly tested this week to develop an accurate market
trend, however higher undertones were noticed. The feeder cattle offering was 
59 percent steers and bulls 41 percent heifers with 32 percent weighing over 
600 lbs. Today�s supply consisted of 81 percent feeder cattle, 6 percent slaughter 
cows, less than 1 percent slaughter bulls, 9 percent feeding cows and bulls and 
cows returning to the country, balance bred cows, heifers, and pairs. Next sale 
will be Monday October 16th 2017.


                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11      349       349       233.00         233.00
   73    351-397     370    215.00-239.00     227.83
  117    400-433     428    190.00-221.00     203.63
    3      407       407       231.00         231.00   Fancy
  167    450-485     465    181.00-195.50     188.88
  258    500-549     522    174.00-183.00     178.72
  146    553-591     567    166.00-175.25     170.98
  270    604-640     624    161.00-176.00     170.33   Calves
   43    656-690     673    167.00-169.50     168.27   Calves
   14      654       654       177.00         177.00   Fancy
    3      748       748       163.00         163.00
   22    700-740     715    154.00-169.50     162.64   Calves
   61      774       774       164.25         164.25
   20    751-774     766    147.00-154.00     151.30   Calves
   18    861-889     872    154.50-157.50     155.69
   19    906-931     919    146.00-151.50     148.12

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6      282       282       212.00         212.00
   14    368-393     389    212.50-214.00     212.70
   53    400-447     436    175.00-191.00     188.37
   48    467-479     476    176.00-182.50     179.97
   13    538-547     543    172.00-173.50     172.69
   13    565-576     573    160.00-163.00     162.32
    8      638       638       147.00         147.00
   10      627       627       152.00         152.00   Calves
   12      682       682       154.00         154.00   Calves
   31    718-744     741    149.00-159.00     157.42
   16    916-917     916    135.00-141.50     140.28

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      420       420       175.00         175.00
    4    465-495     480    173.00-175.00     173.97

                      Feeder Steers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1113-1138   1126    125.00-128.00     126.48

                     Feeder Steers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   19   1028-1047   1040    129.00-134.50     133.63

                      Feeder Steers Medium 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   24      658       658       157.00         157.00

                    Feeder Steers Medium 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      621       621       154.00         154.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   19    316-345     331    184.00-186.00     185.10
   84    357-387     362    179.75-186.50     182.61
  271    400-448     431    168.00-183.00     174.43
  121    451-495     469    164.00-172.00     167.18
   95    500-539     519    159.50-165.50     163.64
   30      508       508    166.25-166.50     166.39   Fancy
  141    551-591     567    154.00-162.25     159.74
    6      593       593       148.00         148.00   Fleshy
   22    601-643     610    149.50-155.50     153.91   Calves
   18    610-637     626    157.00-158.00     157.38   Fancy
   18    674-693     682    143.00-149.00     145.71   Calves
   15    719-736     730    150.00-151.00     150.33
    4      714       714       153.50         153.50   Calves
   34    858-884     874    141.00-146.50     145.21
    8      935       935       134.00         134.00
   87    957-983     966    132.00-138.00     136.95

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6      298       298       175.00         175.00
   29    320-343     328    175.00-182.00     178.27
   10    355-388     378    173.00-177.00     174.98
   30    451-493     466    152.00-165.00     161.38
    2      513       513       155.00         155.00
    8    550-582     570    151.00-152.50     151.96
    8      625       625       146.50         146.50   Calves
    4    700-710     705    143.00-146.00     144.51
    7      819       819       141.00         141.00
    3      857       857       141.00         141.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   10      475       475       144.00         144.00

                      Feeder Heifers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   16   1005-1030   1014    130.00-139.00     133.37
    8     1142      1142       118.50         118.50   Fleshy

                    Feeder Heifers Medium 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      690       690       150.00         150.00
    6    708-726     720    137.50-140.50     139.52

                     Feeder Heifers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      277       277       155.00         155.00
   17      366       366       150.00         150.00
    6      405       405       142.50         142.50

                 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   12    373-380     376    197.50-234.00     218.63
    8    440-442     441    181.00-184.00     182.88
   31    463-493     490    175.00-177.50     177.27
   30    515-546     530    160.00-167.00     161.85
    7      557       557       164.00         164.00
    7      608       608       152.00         152.00   Calves
    3      688       688       149.00         149.00   Calves
    9      790       790       144.00         144.00   Calves

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6      544       544       158.00         158.00
   10    550-571     567       155.00         155.00
    6      622       622       147.00         147.00   Calves

Slaughter Cows       
            Pct Lean   Weight   Avg Dress    High Dress    Low Dress    Very Low Dress  
Breakers      75-80  1505-1828 64.50-65.50       --       55.50-63.00    52.50-55.00
Boners        80-85  1385-1785 65.50-69.00  69.50-70.00   56.50-64.00        --
Lean          85-90   915-1340    66.00          --       55.00-63.50    48.00-52.50

Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade 1-2       
                  Weight       Avg Dress     High Dress    Low Dress   
                1317-2480     81.00-86.00        --       70.00-78.50    

Feeding bulls: 1380-1660 lbs 75.00-88.00


Feeding Cows and Cows Returning to the Country: 2 yrs old: 870-1273 lbs 77.00-108.50. 
3 yrs old 890-1530 lbs 67.00-72.00. Young age 1091-1535 lbs 63.50-75.00. Middle Aged 
1205-1507 lbs 62.00-65.50. Aged 1155-1355 lbs 62.50-66.00, thin fleshed 1075-1248 lbs 
53.00-61.00
 
Bred cows: 3-4 yrs old Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1163-1304 lbs 1,300.00
-1,425.00, calving May-June 1200 lbs 1,200.00.

Bred cows: 5-6 yrs old Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1532 lbs 1,225.00.

Bred cows: Middle age (Solid mouth) Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1527 lbs 
1,135.00. 


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_LS751.txt
 
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