Billings Livestock Commission Cattle Auction

Most Recent Report


Total Run: 780

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Steers and heifers were too lightly tested this week and last week to develop any market trend. Quality this sale was mostly plain to average. No load lots were seen today. Cattle were mostly offered in small packages or as singles. Demand for limited feeder cattle remains good to very good. Market activity was mostly active this week with several order buyers looking to fill orders for local feedlots. Weigh up cows sold on mostly good to very good demand for moderate offerings. Packers showed very good demand for slaughter cows today. Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 higher on breaking and boning cows, lean cows sold 1.00-3.00 higher. Packers only purchased cows for immediate harvest this week. Many sets of cows which packers would have normally fed were purchased for harvest this week. Order buyers purchased feeding cows on good to very good demand this week as they pushed to buy cows away from packers. Feeding cows sold 2.00-3.00 higher than last week. Slaughter bulls sold unevenly steady. Demand for high quality high dressing bulls was very good as these offerings sold up to 4.00 higher. Average to low dressing bulls sold steady to weak compared to last week. Weigh up conditions were mixed. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed were too lightly teste to develop an accurate market trend, steady undertones were noticed. Quality this week was mostly average.

Supply included: 21% Feeder Cattle (52% Steers, 34% Heifers, 14% Bulls); 67% Slaughter Cattle (79% Cows, 21% Bulls); 12% Replacement Cattle (93% Stock Cows, 7% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 89%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 7/6/2023 Last Year Total Receipts: 780 741 1,120 Feeder Cattle: 165(21.2%) 165(22.3%) 236(21.1%) Slaughter Cattle: 519(66.5%) 140(18.9%) 526(47.0%) Replacement Cattle: 96(12.3%) 436(58.8%) 358(32.0%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 286 286 0.0000 $1,573
600-700 247 251 257 $1,629
700-800 241 242 257 $1,816

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 219 225 227 $1,687

*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 $118 $130 $140
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