Billings Livestock Commission Wtd Avg
BL_LS751
Billings, MT    Thu Oct 19, 2017    USDA Market News
 
Billings Livestock Commission
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 10/19/2017
 
Receipts:  5,403    Last Week:  3,761    Year Ago:  6,992
 
Compared to last Thursday: Feeder steer calves under 450 lbs sold mostly 
5.00-10.00 lower, 450-599 lbs steers sold mostly steady to weak, 600-700 
lbs steers sold mostly 3.00-6.00 lower. All yearling steers were too lightly 
tested to develop any market trend. Feeder heifers weight less than 400 lbs 
sold with higher undertones on a heavier offering of weaned calves, heifers 
400-549 lbs sold mostly steady to 3.00 lower, heifer calves 550-649 lbs sold 
mostly 4.00-6.00 lower, heifer calves weighing over 650 lbs were too lightly 
tested to develop an accurate market trend, however lower undertones were 
noticed. Yearling heifers were too lightly tested to develop an accurate market 
trend, however steady to firm undertones were noticed. Demand for calves was 
mostly moderate. Quality this week was average to very attractive. With CME 
positions showing some weakness over the last week buyers backed off prices 
slightly. Transportation has also become a slight issue as trucks are hard to 
find. Buyers were able to piece together full loads of fully preconditioned calves. 
These offerings sold with the best demand no matter the weight. Flesh conditions
have been light to moderate as many calves are coming out of dry country. Very 
good demand was seen for long strings of replacement quality heifers today. Market 
activity was mostly active and the sale move along quickly. Weigh up cows sold on 
mostly light demand for light offerings. Slaughter cows were too lightly tested to 
develop an accurate market trend, however lower undertones were noticed. The majority 
of cows are destined for a feed yard as heavy supplies have packers only harvesting 
cows that can�t be fed. High quality feeding cows were limited, however lower 
undertones were noticed. Slaughter bulls were too lightly tested to develop an 
accurate market trend, however lower undertones were noticed. The feeder cattle 
offering was 57 percent steers and bulls 43 percent heifers with 24 percent weighing 
over 600 lbs. Today�s supply consisted of 91 percent feeder cattle, 1 percent 
slaughter cows, less than 1 percent slaughter bulls, 5 percent feeding cows and 
bulls and cows returning to the country, balance bred cows, heifers, and pairs. Next 
sale will be Monday October 23th 2017.


                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   21    320-330     323    237.00-240.00     237.38
   62    353-397     374    211.00-232.50     221.10
  301    405-440     419    192.50-212.50     204.20
  230    450-492     465    183.00-194.00     187.64
    5      451       451       199.50         199.50   Fancy
  348    501-549     525    173.00-184.00     176.21
  447    550-597     576    164.50-175.50     170.97
   28      553       553       177.50         177.50   Fancy
  319    601-649     621    163.00-175.50     168.98   Calves
   64    655-697     682    157.00-164.50     162.43   Calves
   36    652-660     658    167.00-168.00     167.22   Fancy
   47    701-730     707    155.00-165.25     162.80   Calves
   16      770       770       157.50         157.50
   14      798       798       148.00         148.00   Calves
   20    853-864     858    153.00-154.00     153.45
   13      870       870       150.00         150.00   Full

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      335       335       220.00         220.00
   13    410-428     422    182.00-192.00     188.59
    9      473       473       180.00         180.00
   92    513-545     532    163.00-172.00     170.42
   54    575-580     577    138.00-164.00     158.35
   11      639       639       153.00         153.00
    8      613       613       153.00         153.00   Calves
    6      635       635       150.00         150.00   Full
    7      654       654       158.50         158.50
   18      684       684       152.00         152.00   Calves
   10      716       716       153.00         153.00   Calves
    3      835       835       146.00         146.00
   10      927       927       137.50         137.50

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11      459       459       160.00         160.00
    5      629       629       140.00         140.00   Calves
    9      936       936       134.00         134.00
   14      965       965       130.00         130.00

                     Feeder Steers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   16     1058      1058       133.00         133.00

                      Feeder Steers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7      844       844       121.00         121.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   33    317-349     337    184.00-195.00     188.85
  125    350-397     366    178.00-194.00     183.39
  134    401-442     425    168.00-179.00     172.52
  293    450-496     466    161.00-170.00     165.55
   56    455-475     456    177.50-180.50     180.33   Replacement
  282    500-539     517    155.00-165.00     159.27
  152    507-528     513    180.00-207.00     200.16   Replacement
  150    552-594     571    147.00-158.00     153.36
   58    580-582     581    176.00-177.00     176.41   Replacement
   72    600-630     614    145.50-155.00     149.21   Calves
   42    607-626     619    158.00-159.00     158.37   Fancy 
   34    602-638     610    160.00-169.50     167.16   Replacement
   27    663-681     676    140.75-143.00     141.40   Calves
    2      650       650       152.00         152.00   Replacement
   86    712-748     737    155.00-156.50     156.04
    2    810-840     825       145.00         145.00
   28    859-891     883    142.50-143.00     142.62
   12    954-976     967    135.50-139.00     136.94

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7      372       372       177.00         177.00
   13      422       422       171.00         171.00
   47    466-489     481    156.00-160.50     158.02
   59    502-546     520    146.00-156.00     152.64
   45      515       515       154.75         154.75   Value Added
   27    556-593     576    140.00-152.00     148.62
    7    620-648     644    133.00-134.00     133.14   Calves

                      Feeder Heifers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   10     1051      1051       130.00         130.00

                     Feeder Heifers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7      458       458       110.00         110.00

                 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   14    308-330     318    212.00-238.00     223.40
   10    358-396     388    195.00-201.00     196.11
   33    423-441     438    186.00-193.00     187.02
    5      469       469       171.00         171.00
   12    508-524     516    159.00-165.00     161.95
    2      565       565       153.00         153.00
    4      618       618       144.00         144.00   Calves
    7      657       657       144.00         144.00   Calves

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      454       454       157.50         157.50

Slaughter Cows       
            Pct Lean   Weight   Avg Dress    High Dress    Low Dress    Very Low Dress  
Breakers      75-80     1598        --           --          54.00           --
Boners        80-85  1403-1520 58.00-60.00       --          57.50         51.50
Lean          85-90  1137-1342      --           --       52.50-57.00    41.00-48.00


Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade 1-2       
                  Weight       Avg Dress     High Dress    Low Dress   
                1515-2300     78.00-84.00        --       65.00-72.50    

Feeding bulls: 1290-1372 lbs 73.00-74.00.


Feeding Cows and Cows Returning to the Country: 2 yrs old: 884-1290 lbs 72.00-115.00,
Heifers 1115-1250 lbs 99.00-111.00. 3 yrs old 962-1475 lbs 67.00-100.00. Young age 1181
-1395 lbs 57.25-66.00. Middle Aged 1133-1685 lbs 55.00-64.00. Aged 1310-1330 lbs 55.00
-56.00, thin fleshed 1108-1340 lbs 49.50-55.50.

Bred Heifers: Medium and large 1 calving May-June 988 lbs 1,100.00.

Bred cows: Middle age (Solid mouth) Medium and large 1-2 calving before May 15th 1334 lbs 
925.00. 

Bred cows: Aged (Broken Mouth) Medium and large 1-2 calving before May 15th 1354 lbs 835.00.


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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