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Archived Report

4/6/2022

Total Run: 658

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Feeder calves were too lightly tested either this week or last week to develop an accurate market trend, however lower undertones were noticed. Quality this week was mostly plain. Most offerings were sold in small packages or as singles. Demand for feeders was light to moderate. Market activity was mostly slow to moderate. Weigh up cows comprised most of the sale again this week. Demand for weigh up cows was mostly good. Packers purchased both feeding and slaughter cows this week. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady on boning and breaking cows; lean cows sold steady to weak. Feeding cows sold steady. Packers wanted to buy cows lower this week but strong demand from feeding buyers kept cow prices at or near steady. Weigh up conditions were mostly below average this week with many full cows in the offering. Slaughter bulls sold fully steady. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold mostly 5.00-10.00 lower. Lighter feeding demand caused prices for heifers and lower quality cows to fall this week. Lower CME fat cattle contracts impacted this weight of cattle the hardest because these offerings require the shortest time on feed. Quality was mostly average to attractive this week.

Supply included: 33% Feeder Cattle (40% Steers, 52% Heifers, 7% Bulls); 43% Slaughter Cattle (81% Cows, 19% Bulls); 24% Replacement Cattle (100% Stock Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 45%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 3/30/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 658 934 786 Feeder Cattle: 216(32.8%) 190(20.3%) 298(37.9%) Slaughter Cattle: 284(43.2%) 439(47.0%) 374(47.6%) Replacement Cattle: 158(24.0%) 305(32.7%) 114(14.5%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 175 189 0.0000 $663
400-500 187.5 194 201 $874
500-600 180 188 193 $1,034
600-700 154 163 193 $1,061
700-800 156 156 164 $1,170

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 175 175 0.0000 $788
500-600 166.5 170 0.0000 $935
600-700 154 154 156 $1,003
700-800 140.5 141 156 $1,054

*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 $100 $103 $109

Total Run