Public Auction Yards Livestock Cattle Auction

Archived Report


Total Run: 1,140

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Feeder calves were scarcely tested this week, thus a full market trend isn't available, however lower undertones were noticed. Quality this week was mostly plain to average and was a big drag on demand. Additionally most cattle were offered in small groups and many buyers were not willing to start loads due to light offerings and no other sales this week to fill out loads. Market activity was mostly slow to moderate. Weigh up cows sold on mostly good to very good demand for moderate offerings. Packers were very aggressive as they bid on offerings for both immediate harvest and to feed. Slaughter cows sold generally steady to firm on all classes. Packers pushed to own as much of the cow offering as possible again this week. Packers continue to put high quality feeding cows away on feed. Feeding cows sold mostly steady to 2.00 higher. Weigh up conditions were mostly average to below average this week. Slaughter bulls sold generally steady in a narrow comparison. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold generally steady. Quality this week was average to attractive. Many sets of cattle are being purchased to feed as most are just not starting to turn 2 years old. Demand for young cows that lost calves continues to be good as well as order buyers ask to sort heifers from wet bagged cows.

Supply included: 31% Feeder Cattle (33% Steers, 49% Heifers, 18% Bulls); 43% Slaughter Cattle (70% Cows, 30% Bulls); 26% Replacement Cattle (94% Stock Cows, 6% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 61%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 3/16/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 1,140 698 823 Feeder Cattle: 355(31.1%) 45(6.4%) 446(54.2%) Slaughter Cattle: 486(42.6%) 335(48.0%) 254(30.9%) Replacement Cattle: 299(26.2%) 318(45.6%) 123(14.9%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 208 214 0.0000 $965
500-600 185 200 207 $1,098
600-700 160 174 180 $1,128
700-800 163 163 180 $1,226

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 182 182 0.0000 $819
500-600 161 171 185 $939
600-700 151 158 169 $1,026
700-800 146 149 154 $1,117

*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 $101 $108

Total Run