Billings Livestock Commission Cattle Auction

Archived Report


Total Run: 994

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 to sharply higher undertones were noticed. Quality was mostly plain to average this week. Most offerings were sold in small packages. Todays sale featured feeder cattle and a good crowd was on hand bidding on offerings. Several farmer feeders were in the stands as well as several bidders on the internet, both parties showed good to very good demand for offerings. Market activity was mostly active. Weigh up cows sold on mostly moderate demand for light to moderate offerings. Packers showed slightly lighter demand for slaughter cows this week. The cutter cow cutout has lost value over the last week or two as the drought in the southern Plaines continues to worsen. This has put pressure on the lean meat as unseasonably high supplies are being harvested. The cutter cow cutout closed at 214.30 as of today, 4.55 lower than yesterday. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady to 3.00 lower on all classes. Boning cows sold with the best demand as feeding cow buyers were the most competitive for this class of cows. Feeding cows sold mostly steady to 2.00 lower. Slaughter bulls sold mostly 2.00-5.00 lower. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold on mostly moderate demand. Quality this week was plain to average. Offerings were too lightly tested to develop an accurate market trend, steady undertones were noticed.

Supply included: 59% Feeder Cattle (28% Steers, 68% Heifers, 4% Bulls); 36% Slaughter Cattle (82% Cows, 18% Bulls); 5% Replacement Cattle (100% Stock Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 87%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 7/14/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 994 1,120 4,355 Feeder Cattle: 590(59.4%) 236(21.1%) 2,454(56.3%) Slaughter Cattle: 359(36.1%) 526(47.0%) 992(22.8%) Replacement Cattle: 45(4.5%) 358(32.0%) 909(20.9%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 192 192 0.0000 $1,056
600-700 183 184 0.0000 $1,197
700-800 179 179 0.0000 $1,343

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 180 180 0.0000 $630
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 168.5 169 0.0000 $1,095
700-800 163 169 169 $1,264

*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 $95 $104 $113

Total Run