Billings Livestock Commission Cattle Auction

Archived Report


Total Run: 4,095

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Steers under 500 lbs were too lightly tested to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed; steers 500-699 lbs sold generally steady; steers over 700 lbs sold steady to 10.00 higher. Heifers under 600 lbs sold steady to 5.00 higher; heifers over 600 lbs sold 4.00-8.00 higher. Quality this week was mixed from plain to very attractive. Several load lots of feeder cattle sold today and these were met with mostly good to very good demand. Packages of feeders sold on moderate to good demand. Cattle destined for the feed lot sold on stronger demand today as order buyers purchasing cattle for packers showed very good demand for high quality reputation cattle. Cattle suitable to run on grass continue to sell on good demand. Quality this week for grass type cattle varied greatly and was not as attractive as last week. A large crowd was on hand for todays sale and buyer participation was good through out todays long sale. Market activity was mostly active as a result. Weigh up cows sold on mostly good demand for light to moderate offerings. Packer buyers showed slightly lighter demand for slaughter cows compared to last week. Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 lower. Feeding cows sold on mostly good to very good demand. Packers showed very good demand for cows which had been on feed. Most of these cows were purchased to return to the feedlot to feed to premium white. Feeding cows sold steady to 3.00 higher in a narrow comparison. Slaughter bulls sold steady to 3.00 lower. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold with higher undertones in a narrow comparison. Quality this week was mostly average. Packer and feeder buyers purchased much of the young offering to return to feed. Demand for young age cows was mostly moderate. A few heifers that lost their calves sold this week and these offerings sold on very good demand.

Supply included: 84% Feeder Cattle (55% Steers, 43% Heifers, 2% Bulls); 10% Slaughter Cattle (85% Cows, 15% Bulls); 5% Replacement Cattle (67% Stock Cows, 33% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 64%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 2/3/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 4,095 2,761 233 Feeder Cattle: 3,451(84.3%) 2,236(81.0%) 70(30.0%) Slaughter Cattle: 423(10.3%) 390(14.1%) 108(46.4%) Replacement Cattle: 221(5.4%) 135(4.9%) 55(23.6%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 231 231 0.0000 $809
400-500 212 222 233 $998
500-600 189 200 211 $1,097
600-700 162 179 185 $1,163
700-800 154 166 174 $1,246

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 188 188 0.0000 $658
400-500 195 195 196 $878
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 $94 $97 $103

Total Run