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Montana Weekly Livestock Auction Summary

Archived Report

4/30/2022

Total Run: 7,264

Market Notes

Compared to last week, feeder steer under 600 lbs sold on a light test with a weak undertone noted; over 600 lbs sold 9.00 to 11.00 lower. Feeder heifers under 550 lbs sold on a light test with a weak undertone; 550 to 800 lbs 1.00 to 5.00 lower; over 800 lbs 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Quality was plain to average. Buyer demand for feeder cattle was mostly moderate. Weigh up cows sold on a mostly moderate demand, for moderate to heavy offerings. Slaughter cows sold 2.00 to 5.00 lower on breaking and boning cows, leans sold 7.00 to 8.00 lower. Slaughter bulls sold 5.00 to 6.00 lower. Weigh up conditions were mostly average. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold on mostly moderate to good demand. These offerings sold fully steady.

Supply included: 60% Feeder Cattle (37% Steers, 59% Heifers, 4% Bulls); 19% Slaughter Cattle (84% Cows, 16% Bulls); 20% Replacement Cattle (30% Stock Cows, 21% Bred Cows, 5% Bred Heifers, 43% Cow-Calf Pairs, 0% Heifer Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 63%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 4/18/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 7,264 5,139 6,881 Feeder Cattle: 4,393(60.5%) 1,894(36.9%) 4,246(61.7%) Slaughter Cattle: 1,408(19.4%) 900(17.5%) 1,154(16.8%) Replacement Cattle: 1,463(20.1%) 511(9.9%) 1,481(21.5%) Feeder Sheep/Lambs: 0(0.0%) 45(0.9%) 0(0.0%) Slaughter Sheep/Lambs: 0(0.0%) 1,110(21.6%) 0(0.0%) Replacement Sheep/Lambs: 0(0.0%) 249(4.8%) 0(0.0%) Feeder Goats: 0(0.0%) 111(2.2%) 0(0.0%) Slaughter Goats: 0(0.0%) 295(5.7%) 0(0.0%) Replacement Goats: 0(0.0%) 24(0.5%) 0(0.0%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 185 192 197.5 $864
500-600 175 197 194 $1,083
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 170 190 172 $857
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 $85 $98 $110

Total Run