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Billings Livestock Commission Cattle Auction

Archived Report

4/6/2023

Total Run: 1,090

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Steers and heifers were too lightly tested today to develop an accurate market trend, however steady to firm undertones were noticed on all offerings. Quality this sale was mostly plain to average. Most lots were offered in small packages of as singles. Demand was good to very good. Sharply higher fat cattle sales were seen around the country this week, spurring higher CME live and feeder cattle contract prices. Market activity was active to very active despite light offerings. Weigh up cows sold on mostly good demand for moderate offerings. Packers showed good demand for both feeding and slaughter cows this sale. Slaughter cows sold generally steady on all offerings. Feeding cows sold steady to 1.00 higher. Slaughter bulls sold generally steady in a narrow comparison. Weigh up conditions were mixed as some cows offered buyers above average weigh conditions, while others offered below average conditions. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold 10.00-15.00 higher. Quality this week was average to attractive. Most open rebreed type offerings sold for $1450-1700 per head.

Supply included: 28% Feeder Cattle (27% Steers, 62% Heifers, 11% Bulls); 38% Slaughter Cattle (94% Cows, 6% Bulls); 34% Replacement Cattle (89% Stock Cows, 11% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 54%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 3/30/2023 Last Year Total Receipts: 1,090 4,365 1,165 Feeder Cattle: 310(28.4%) 3,998(91.6%) 374(32.1%) Slaughter Cattle: 410(37.6%) 116(2.7%) 509(43.7%) Replacement Cattle: 370(33.9%) 251(5.8%) 282(24.2%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 245 245 0.0000 $1,593
700-800 198 205 0.0000 $1,535

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 238.5 239 0.0000 $1,073
500-600 232 237 0.0000 $1,303
600-700 220 224 225 $1,456
700-800 172 182 192 $1,367

*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 $85 $116 $136

Total Run

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Billings, Montana