Northwest Direct Cattle WA-OR-ID
Last Updated 5/17/2013 | View 16 Archived Reports
Moses Lake, WA Fri May 17, 2013 USDA Market News
Northwest Direct Feeder Cattle Weekly Summary WA-OR-ID
Receipts: 5000 Last Week: 1500 Year Ago: 1700
Compared to last week, feeder cattle steady in a light test. Trade moderate
with moderate to good demand mostly for fall contracting of calves. Dry pasture
conditions in Oregon and Idaho have cattle being delivered lighter than normal.
Many producers are looking for grass pastures. The feeder supply included 74
percent steers and 26 percent heifers. Near 55 percent of the supply weighed
over 600 lbs. Prices are FOB weighing point with a 1-4 percent shrink or
equivalent and with a 5-10 cent slide on calves and a 3-6 cent slide on yearlings.
Steers: Medium and Large 1-2: Current FOB Price: 850-900 lbs. 121.00 WA-OR.
Current Delivered Price: 850-900 lbs. 121.00-122.00 WA-OR. Future FOB Price: 450-
500 lbs. 171.00 for Nov ID; 550-600 lbs. 157.00-169.70 for Oct-Nov ID-OR; 600-640
lbs. 149.00-155.00 calves for Oct-Nov WA-ID-OR; 700-750 lbs. 140.00 calves for Nov
Holstein Steers: Large 2-3: Current Delivery FOB Price: 350 lbs. 108.00-
Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2: Future FOB Price: 450-500 lbs. 155.50 for Oct ID;
500-550 lbs. 160.00-161.70 value added for Oct-Nov ID; 550-600 lbs. 145.00- 147.00
for Oct-Nov WA-OR; 600-700 lbs. 133.00-145.00 calves for Oct-Nov ID.
Source: USDA Market News, Moses Lake, WA.
Greg Sanders 509-393-1343 MosesLake.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
0915p gds rlc