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Miles City Livestock Commission Auction

Archived Report

3/29/2022

Total Run: 1,346

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Feeder steers were too lightly tested to establish any market trend. Heifers 450-499 lbs offered the best test this week and these offerings sold steady to 3.00 higher. All other weights of heifers were too lightly tested to develop any market trend. Quality this week was mixed from plain to attractive, and lower overall compared to last week, which limited demand. Feeders sold on mostly moderate demand for light to moderate offerings. The best demand continues to be for cattle suitable to run on grass. Market activity this week was slow to moderate. Weigh up cows sold on good to very good demand. Feeding buyers were the driving force behind the market this week. Demand for feeding cows was good from both packers and order-buyers. Feeding cows sold mostly steady to 2.00 higher, with the biggest price gain coming from thin, lean cows or poorer quality cows. Slaughter cows sold steady to firm as feeding buyers pushed all offerings higher. Slaughter bulls sold generally steady in a narrow comparison. Weigh up conditions were mixed this week, but overall weigh conditions were poorer this week compared to last. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold on mostly good demand this week. These offerings sold mostly 5.00 higher. Several set of thin coming 2 year old heifers were seen this week and these offerings sold on good demand as most sold to feeding buyers.

Supply included: 27% Feeder Cattle (18% Steers, 78% Heifers, 5% Bulls); 32% Slaughter Cattle (94% Cows, 6% Bulls); 42% Replacement Cattle (44% Stock Cows, 56% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 31%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 3/22/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 1,346 1,253 1,433 Feeder Cattle: 357(26.5%) 773(61.7%) 1,183(82.6%) Slaughter Cattle: 424(31.5%) 231(18.4%) 130(9.1%) Replacement Cattle: 565(42.0%) 249(19.9%) 120(8.4%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 188 188 0.0000 $1,034
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 191 191 0.0000 $669
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 $98 $102 $106

Total Run