Billings Livestock Commission Cattle Auction

Archived Report


Total Run: 3,202

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Yearling steers and heifers were too lightly tested last week to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed. Yearling quality was average to attractive. Demand was mostly good for all yearlings on offer. Steer calves sold generally steady on all weights. Steer quality is average to attractive. Heifer calves sold mostly 5.00 higher on all weights. Quality this week was mostly average to very attractive. Buyers showed very good demand for cattle suitable to run on grass this summer. Small packages and singles continue to sell with light demand. Market activity this week was mostly active with a large buyer pool actively bidding on offerings. Weigh up cows sold on light to moderate demand and offerings. All cows and bulls were too lightly tested last week to develop an accurate market trend, however lower undertones were noticed. Heavy offerings allowed for several buyers to actively be in the market without moving prices higher. Both packers and feeding cow buyers were active in buying cows to feed to premium white this week. Feeding cows sold with steady to lower undertones. Slaughter cows sold with steady undertones on breaking cows, boning and lean cows sold with lower undertones. Slaughter bulls sold steady to weak. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold on mostly good demand this sale. Offerings were too lightly tested last week to develop any market trend.

Supply included: 40% Feeder Cattle (25% Steers, 73% Heifers, 2% Bulls); 40% Slaughter Cattle (95% Cows, 5% Bulls); 20% Replacement Cattle (88% Stock Cows, 12% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 54%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 1/6/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 3,202 1,718 1,470 Feeder Cattle: 1,288(40.2%) 1,646(95.8%) 177(12.0%) Slaughter Cattle: 1,285(40.1%) 55(3.2%) 516(35.1%) Replacement Cattle: 629(19.6%) 17(1.0%) 777(52.9%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 215 215 0.0000 $753
400-500 205 214 218 $965
500-600 180 192 208 $1,054
600-700 172 174 179 $1,131
700-800 156 156 179 $1,170

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 185 190 192 $663
400-500 176 186 187 $837
500-600 160.5 169 174 $928
600-700 145 156 165 $1,013
700-800 150 153 158 $1,148

*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 $73 $80 $89

Total Run