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Montana Weekly Livestock Auction Summary

Archived Report

8/13/2022

Total Run: 3,284

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Two sales were held this past week due to summer schedules. Feeder cattle were too lightly tested to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed on both steers and heifers. Quality this week was mostly average. Most cattle were coming right off grass and were in light flesh. A few sets of fall born calves which were out on grass were seen this week. These offerings were met with mostly moderate to good demand, while true yearling cattle were met with good to very good demand. Market activity was mostly active this week as a large crowd was on hand for both of this weeks lightly tested sales. Weigh up cows sold on mostly good to very good demand for light offerings. Slaughter cows sold mostly 5.00-8.00 higher on all classes in a narrow comparison. Slaughter bulls sold steady to firm. Weigh up conditions were mixed. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed saw increased demand from feeding buyers this week. This helped push very limited offerings higher.

Supply included: 18% Feeder Cattle (33% Steers, 62% Heifers, 5% Bulls); 14% Slaughter Cattle (60% Cows, 40% Bulls); 1% Replacement Cattle (100% Stock Cows); 37% Feeder Sheep/Lambs (100% Lambs); 19% Slaughter Sheep/Lambs (37% Wooled & Shorn, 6% Shorn, 55% Ewes, 2% Bucks); 3% Feeder Goats (100% Kids); 9% Slaughter Goats (69% Kids, 24% Nannies/Does, 3% Bucks/Billies, 3% Wethers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 79%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 8/1/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 3,284 928 3,373 Feeder Cattle: 586(17.8%) 299(32.2%) 1,687(50.0%) Slaughter Cattle: 449(13.7%) 567(61.1%) 1,247(37.0%) Replacement Cattle: 37(1.1%) 62(6.7%) 439(13.0%) Feeder Sheep/Lambs: 1,208(36.8%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) Slaughter Sheep/Lambs: 620(18.9%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) Feeder Goats: 101(3.1%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%) Slaughter Goats: 283(8.6%) 0(0.0%) 0(0.0%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 205 207 0.0000 $1,141
600-700 193 211 218.5 $1,372
700-800 194 194 206 $1,455

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 $--
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 178 183 185.5 $1,189
700-800 168 179 183 $1,344

*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 $98 $104 $111

Total Run