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Billings Livestock Commission Cattle Auction

Archived Report

7/14/2022

Total Run: 1,120

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers were all too lightly tested to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed. Quality was mostly plain to average this week and most offerings were sold in small packages or as singles. Demand for feeder cattle was mostly mostly good. Market activity this week was mostly moderate to active. Weigh up cows and bulls comprised most of the offering this sale. Demand for cows was mostly good. Demand from western packers continues to support cow prices. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady to frim, however prices did slide late in the sale as buyers filled loads. Feeding cows sold fully steady. Several independent feeders were in the market this week and this helped support feeding cow prices as eastern packers showed lighter demand for both slaughter and feeding cows. Slaughter bulls sold mostly steady to 2.00 lower. Cow and bull quality was average to very attractive. Weigh up conditions were mixed this week. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed continue to sell on moderate to good demand. Quality this week was mostly average. These offerings sold generally steady.

Supply included: 21% Feeder Cattle (24% Steers, 24% Heifers, 53% Bulls); 47% Slaughter Cattle (84% Cows, 16% Bulls); 32% Replacement Cattle (35% Stock Cows, 59% Cow-Calf Pairs, 5% Heifer Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 55%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 7/7/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 1,120 887 0 Feeder Cattle: 236(21.1%) 111(12.5%) 0(0.0%) Slaughter Cattle: 526(47.0%) 621(70.0%) 0(0.0%) Replacement Cattle: 358(32.0%) 155(17.5%) 0(0.0%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 200 202 203 $1,108
600-700 185 187 193 $1,217
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
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 $97 $106 $111

Total Run