Billings Livestock Commission Cattle Auction

Archived Report


Total Run: 2,938

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers were all too lightly tested last week to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed on a higher quality offering. Quality was mostly average to attractive this week. Several load lots were seen this week and these cattle were met with mostly good to very good demand. Many sets of cattle were developed for grass and were in light to moderate flesh. Demand for grass cattle was mostly good to very good, while cattle destined for the feedlot sold on mostly moderate demand. A good crowd was on hand for todays sold with both order buyers and ranchers actively bidding on offerings. Market activity was mostly active this week. Weigh up cows sold on light to moderate demand this sale. Packers opted to send most offerings to slaughter this week as cow quality was mostly plain to average. The limited offering of attractive cattle were purchased to feed. Slaughter cows sold mostly 2.00 lower on all offerings. Feeding cows sold steady to 1.00 lower. Weigh up conditions were mostly below average today as temperatures warmed into the low 80s and cows tanked up on water. Slaughter bulls sold generally steady. Several sets of cow calf and heifer pairs were seen today and these were met with mostly moderate demand. Quality was average to attractive. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold mostly 2.00-4.00 lower. Quality was mostly average today and not as many takers were seen for this class of cows.

Supply included: 67% Feeder Cattle (35% Steers, 64% Heifers, 1% Bulls); 10% Slaughter Cattle (87% Cows, 13% Bulls); 24% Replacement Cattle (33% Stock Cows, 2% Bred Cows, 1% Bred Heifers, 56% Cow-Calf Pairs, 7% Heifer Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 55%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 5/19/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 2,938 1,420 2,703 Feeder Cattle: 1,955(66.5%) 167(11.8%) 1,517(56.1%) Slaughter Cattle: 292(9.9%) 799(56.3%) 342(12.7%) Replacement Cattle: 691(23.5%) 454(32.0%) 844(31.2%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 187.5 196 0.0000 $884
500-600 188 209 213 $1,149
600-700 186 199 202 $1,291
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 167.5 168 0.0000 $586
400-500 162.5 172 0.0000 $775
500-600 164 171 180 $941
600-700 157 162 168.5 $1,055
700-800 146 153 154 $1,151

*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