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Total Run: 990

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers were too lightly tested to develop any market trend. Quality this week was plain to average. Demand for feeders was mostly moderate, with the best demand seen for cattle suitable to run on grass. Market activity this week was moderate. Weigh up cows comprised the majority of the sale this week. Demand for slaughter cows was significantly stronger compared to last week. Breaking cows sold generally steady. Boning cows sold mostly 1.00-3.00 higher. Lean cows sold with the best demand and advanced 2.00-5.00 higher. Demand from western packers was very strong this week as cow prices in Washington and Idaho are sharply higher due to tight cow supplies. Demand for cows improved throughout the sale. Fewer cows were purchased to feed this week as slaughter demand surpassed feeding demand. Feeding cows sold steady to 2.00 higher in a narrow comparison. Slaughter bulls sold generally steady to firm. Weigh up conditions were average to above average today as most cows were slicked off and very empty. Young age cows sold steady to 5.00 higher. Quality this week was average to attractive and overall better than last weeks offering.

Supply included: 18% Feeder Cattle (38% Steers, 45% Heifers, 17% Bulls); 58% Slaughter Cattle (81% Cows, 19% Bulls); 25% Replacement Cattle (74% Stock Cows, 26% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 51%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 6/1/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 990 827 1,533 Feeder Cattle: 175(17.7%) 155(18.7%) 244(15.9%) Slaughter Cattle: 570(57.6%) 407(49.2%) 1,036(67.6%) Replacement Cattle: 245(24.7%) 265(32.0%) 253(16.5%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 177 179 179 $1,162
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 167 168 170 $921
600-700 152 166 170 $1,077
700-800 145.5 147 150 $1,100

*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 $91 $99 $105

Total Run