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Nebraska Weekly Livestock Auction Summary

Archived Report

5/7/2022

Total Run: 8,109

Market Notes

Compared to last week steers under 700 lbs sold steady to 2.00 higher, over 700 lbs sold 1.00 to 3.00 higher. Heifers under 700 lbs sold unevenly steady and over 700 lbs 3.00 to 4.00 higher. Demand was good to very good for weaned fall calves with good demand for feedlot placements, bred cows and pairs. Active bidding and buying from the internet were noted at several auctions. Few bred cows and pairs hitting the market as some ranchers are cutting numbers to lighten the load on their grass pastures this summer. Even though nice rains have come in the last couple of weeks, short grass prevails across most of the state. Along with low carry over on baled hay going into the 2022 growing season. Some of the bred cows and pairs did stay in the state with several lots going to out of state buyers. Row crop farming is a little behind of last year's plantings but with large planters it won't take long for the seeds to be planted as ground conditions should improve in the upcoming days as forecast highs in 90's in some locations across the state.

Supply included: 71% Feeder Cattle (54% Steers, 43% Heifers, 3% Bulls); 19% Slaughter Cattle (100% Cows); 9% Replacement Cattle (78% Bred Cows, 2% Bred Heifers, 19% Cow-Calf Pairs, 1% Heifer Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 82%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 4/25/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 8,109 27,772 6,985 Feeder Cattle: 5,789(71.4%) 26,045(93.8%) 5,953(85.2%) Slaughter Cattle: 1,567(19.3%) 1,021(3.7%) 297(4.3%) Replacement Cattle: 753(9.3%) 706(2.5%) 735(10.5%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 210.5 218 219 $979
500-600 180 202 218 $1,111
600-700 163 188 196.5 $1,221
700-800 151 169 178.75 $1,266

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 165 181 191 $814
500-600 168.5 175 182.5 $962
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