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Archived Report

1/20/2022

Total Run: 3,228

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Yearling steers and heifers were too lightly tested last week to develop an accurate market trend, however steady to weak undertones were noticed. Yearling quality was average to attractive. Demand was mostly good for all yearlings on offer. Steer calves under 550 lbs sold generally steady. Steer calves over 550 lbs were too lightly tested last week to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed. Heifer calves under 800 lbs sold steady to firm, heifers over 800 lbs were too lightly tested to develop an accurate market trend, lower undertones were noticed. Quality this week was average to attractive. The best demand continues to be for cattle suitable to run on grass. Most of this weeks offering were weaned for 45 days or longer. Some sets of weaned calves were showing some flesh this week and were discounted as a result. A large buyer pool was on hand again this week and market activity was mostly active as buyers pushed to fill orders throughout todays long sale. Weigh up cows sold on mostly good demand for light to moderate offerings. Packers purchased most cows for immediate harvest this week as snow and cold have slowed down cattle available close to the plant. Slaughter cows sold mostly 2.00-3.00 higher on all classes. Feeding cows were too lightly tested to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed on a limited test. Slaughter bulls sold steady to firm in a narrow comparison. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed were too lightly tested to trend, however lower undertones were noticed. Quality this week was mostly average and lower than last week. Demand for young age cows was light to moderate.

Supply included: 90% Feeder Cattle (53% Steers, 43% Heifers, 4% Bulls); 6% Slaughter Cattle (82% Cows, 18% Bulls); 4% Replacement Cattle (61% Stock Cows, 39% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 44%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 1/13/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 3,228 3,202 1,328 Feeder Cattle: 2,897(89.7%) 1,288(40.2%) 728(54.8%) Slaughter Cattle: 201(6.2%) 1,285(40.1%) 394(29.7%) Replacement Cattle: 130(4.0%) 629(19.6%) 206(15.5%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 206 216 235 $972
500-600 164 195 210 $1,071
600-700 164.5 174 189 $1,133
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 165 165 0.0000 $578
400-500 154 181 185.5 $815
500-600 154 173 176 $953
600-700 150 157 162 $1,019
700-800 144.5 151 153 $1,131

*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 $81 $84 $87

Total Run