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Montana Weekly Livestock Auction Summary

Most Recent Report

9/17/2022

Total Run: 7,150

Market Notes

Compared to last week: All feeder steers were too lightly tested to develop a market trend, however lower undertones were noticed on the calves, and steady to weak on the yearlings. Heifer calves were too lightly tested to develop a market trend, lower undertones were noticed. Yearling heifers under 800 lbs. sold 3.00 to 4.00 higher. Yearling heifers over 800 lbs. were fully steady. Supply was mostly light to moderate with light to moderate demand. The quality this week was mixed from plain to attractive. Most calves and yearlings were offered in small packages. No load lots were seen this week. Market activity was mostly slow to moderate. Weigh up cows sold mostly on light to moderate demand and offerings. Breaking cows sold fully steady while boning cows sold steady to 3.00 lower. Lighter demand from western packers was seen this week allowing prices to slip. Feeding cows sold steady to 3.00 lower. Slaughter bulls sold 5.00 to 7.00 lower. Cows returning to feed or rebreed sold steady to firm.

Supply included: 26% Feeder Cattle (22% Steers, 68% Heifers, 10% Bulls, 1% Dairy Heifers); 10% Slaughter Cattle (57% Cows, 43% Bulls); 1% Replacement Cattle (83% Stock Cows, 15% Bred Cows, 3% Bred Heifers); 40% Feeder Sheep/Lambs (100% Lambs); 14% Slaughter Sheep/Lambs (28% Wooled & Shorn, 18% Hair Breeds, 44% Ewes, 4% Hair Ewes, 7% Bucks, 0% Hair Bucks); 1% Replacement Sheep/Lambs (26% Ewes, 74% Bucks); 2% Feeder Goats (100% Kids); 5% Slaughter Goats (79% Kids, 11% Nannies/Does, 2% Bucks/Billies, 8% Wethers); 0% Replacement Goats (86% Nannies/Does, 14% Bucks/Billies). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 78%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 9/5/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 7,150 2,526 5,675 Feeder Cattle: 1,841(25.7%) 1,978(78.3%) 3,347(59.0%) Slaughter Cattle: 746(10.4%) 449(17.8%) 1,428(25.2%) Replacement Cattle: 98(1.4%) 99(3.9%) 900(15.9%) Feeder Sheep/Lambs: 2,830(39.6%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) Slaughter Sheep/Lambs: 1,016(14.2%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) Replacement Sheep/Lambs: 101(1.4%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) Feeder Goats: 120(1.7%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) Slaughter Goats: 370(5.2%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) Replacement Goats: 28(0.4%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 220 225 224 $788
400-500 215 219 224 $985
500-600 181 199 206 $1,094
600-700 170 184 185 $1,193
700-800 164 190 198.5 $1,423

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 180 201 210 $703
400-500 173 183 197 $825
500-600 160 166 166 $912
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 $91 $96 $104

Total Run