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Montana Weekly Livestock Auction Summary

Archived Report

7/16/2022

Total Run: 4,655

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Only two sales were held last week due to summer schedules. Offerings were too lightly tested to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed. Quality was mostly average this week. Demand for feeders was mostly good, despite limited offerings. Market activity was mostly active this week. Weigh up cows comprised most of the offering this week. Demand from western packers remains good and they continue to purchase cattle for immediate harvest. Slaughter cows sold generally steady. Slaughter bulls sold 1.00-3.00 lower. Feeding cows sold steady. Weigh up conditions were mixed this week. Cow and bull quality continues to be mostly attractive to very attractive. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold generally steady. Quality was mostly average.

Supply included: 5% Feeder Cattle (23% Steers, 23% Heifers, 54% Bulls); 22% Slaughter Cattle (78% Cows, 22% Bulls); 9% Replacement Cattle (52% Stock Cows, 44% CowCalf Pairs, 4% Heifer Pairs); 22% Feeder Sheep/Lambs (100% Lambs); 32% Slaughter Sheep/Lambs (70% Wooled & Shorn, 2% Hair Breeds, 27% Ewes, 1% Hair Ewes, 1% Bucks, 0% Hair Bucks); 0% Replacement Sheep/Lambs (100% Ewes); 1% Feeder Goats (100% Kids); 7% Slaughter Goats (76% Kids, 18% Nannies/Does, 3% Bucks/Billies, 3% Wethers); 1% Replacement Goats (95% Nannies/Does, 5% Bucks/Billies). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 56%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 7/4/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 4,655 887 9,072 Feeder Cattle: 256(5.5%) 111(12.5%) 1,011(11.1%) Slaughter Cattle: 1,033(22.2%) 621(70.0%) 1,406(15.5%) Replacement Cattle: 441(9.5%) 155(17.5%) 630(6.9%) Feeder Sheep/Lambs: 1,005(21.6%) 0(0.0%) 3,802(41.9%) Slaughter Sheep/Lambs: 1,468(31.5%) 0(0.0%) 1,237(13.6%) Replacement Sheep/Lambs: 15(0.3%) 0(0.0%) 125(1.4%) Feeder Goats: 60(1.3%) 0(0.0%) 298(3.3%) Slaughter Goats: 329(7.1%) 0(0.0%) 558(6.2%) Replacement Goats: 48(1.0%) 0(0.0%) 5(0.1%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 200 202 203 $1,108
600-700 185 187 193 $1,217
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 168 168 169 $1,094
700-800 160 160 162 $1,202

*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 $97 $105 $111

Total Run