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Miles City Livestock Commission Auction

Archived Report

1/18/2022

Total Run: 3,371

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Yearling steers and heifers were scarcely tested today, no trend is available. Feeder steers all sold 5.00-15.00 lower. Heifer calves sold 5.00-10.00 lower on all offerings. Quality was mostly average this week and significantly lower than last weeks very attractive offering. Fewer takers were seen this week as lighter buyer attendance was noted. Cattle suitable to run on grass continue to sell with the best demand. Feeders in the corn-belt were not as aggressive this week in bidding on cattle as many show frustration with slower marketing speeds which are backing up finished cattle in the feed yards. Market activity this week was mostly moderate. Weigh up cows sold on light to moderate demand for moderate to heavy offerings. Packers showed mixed demand for cows this sale. Slaughter cows sold steady on breaking cows, boning and lean cows sold mostly steady to 2.00 lower. Feeding cows sold steady to 2.00 lower. Fewer high quality cows were seen this week compared to last week. Slaughter bulls sold generally steady. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold lower, however quality was significantly lower this week compared to last. Fewer takers were seen on this class of cattle as well. Several sets of bred cows sold this week. Demand for bred cows was light to moderate. Quality was mostly average.

Supply included: 56% Feeder Cattle (67% Steers, 29% Heifers, 3% Bulls); 16% Slaughter Cattle (91% Cows, 9% Bulls); 27% Replacement Cattle (15% Stock Cows, 38% Bred Cows, 47% Bred Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 21%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 1/11/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 3,371 3,345 2,182 Feeder Cattle: 1,902(56.4%) 2,612(78.1%) 1,063(48.7%) Slaughter Cattle: 549(16.3%) 492(14.7%) 255(11.7%) Replacement Cattle: 920(27.3%) 241(7.2%) 864(39.6%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 213 223 230 $780
400-500 203.5 211 217.5 $951
500-600 180 195 201 $1,073
600-700 157 181 186 $1,174
700-800 154 154 160.5 $1,155

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 182 184 185 $643
400-500 153 168 187 $758
500-600 141 162 171.5 $891
600-700 140 146 166.5 $950
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 $81 $84 $89

Total Run