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Nebraska Weekly Livestock Auction Summary

Archived Report

4/30/2022

Total Run: 27,772

Market Notes

Compared to last week steers under 550 lbs sold 4.00 to 7.00 higher, 550 to 600 weights sold steady and over 600 lbs sold steady to 4.00 lower. Heifers under 550 lbs sold 2.00 higher, 550 to 850 lbs sold steady to 3.00 lower and over 850 lbs sold 6.00 to 9.00 higher. Demand was moderate to good for feeder cattle with good demand for pairs and moderate demand for bred cattle. This week's feeder cattle receipts are roughly twice as high as a year ago because several strings of steers and heifers that were to be turned out on summer grass came to town due to the drought. Also, some cattlemen sold off a few cow/calf pairs and a few bred cows. Negotiated cash feedlot traded sold mostly steady on the week with live sales at 144.00 to 146.00 and dressed sales at 232.00. Farmers have been busy with spring planting through Friday. Much need moisture across several areas of the state at week's close has been welcomed by many. Still a long ways until the state is out of the drought but at least the summer grass will start to green up in many areas.

Supply included: 94% Feeder Cattle (48% Steers, 0% Dairy Steers, 52% Heifers); 4% Slaughter Cattle (100% Cows); 3% Replacement Cattle (39% Bred Cows, 4% Bred Heifers, 33% Cow-Calf Pairs, 24% Heifer Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 70%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 4/18/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 27,772 13,230 12,995 Feeder Cattle: 26,045(93.8%) 11,821(89.3%) 11,600(89.3%) Slaughter Cattle: 1,021(3.7%) 833(6.3%) 1,368(10.5%) Replacement Cattle: 706(2.5%) 576(4.4%) 27(0.2%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 206 225 236 $787
400-500 196 224 242 $1,006
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 170 193 202 $675
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

*Approx is the middle weight of the weight group multiplied by the mid point of the high and low for the group. It's meant as a quick method to see what cattle of that weight class are bringing per head.

Cows & Bulls

Type Min Avg Max
Slaughter Bulls $ $ $

Total Run