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Colorado Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Most Recent Report

9/24/2022

Total Run: 3,258

Market Notes

Compared to last week: Combined weighted average report for 4 Colorado auction markets included: Winter Livestock, La Junta Livestock, Sterling Livestock, and Livestock Exchange. Trade activity and demand moderate to good. It continues to be a slow start to the fall run with few calves hitting the barns. Feeder cattle markets lightly tested. Steers under 500 lbs sold 1.00 to 4.00 lower, and over 500 lbs steady to 4.00 higher with instances of 6.00 to 8.00 higher on a few 850-950 lb steers. Heifers under 500 lbs lightly tested at 1.00 to 5.00 lower, 500700 lbs steady to 6.00 higher and over 750 lbs too thinly tested for a market trend. Dairy heifers over 1000 lbs were 3.00 to 4.00 lower. Average dressing slaughter cows and bulls sold 4.00 to 8.00 lower. The next available report will be Monday, October 3, 2022.

Supply included: 68% Feeder Cattle (44% Steers, 49% Heifers, 0% Bulls, 7% Dairy Heifers); 31% Slaughter Cattle (89% Cows, 11% Bulls); 2% Replacement Cattle (33% Stock Cows, 55% Bred Cows, 12% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 38%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 9/12/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 3,258 2,336 3,734 Feeder Cattle: 2,210(67.8%) 1,298(55.6%) 2,604(69.7%) Slaughter Cattle: 994(30.5%) 1,022(43.8%) 959(25.7%) Replacement Cattle: 54(1.7%) 16(0.7%) 171(4.6%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 205 222 230 $778
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 181 193 205 $674
400-500 172.5 179 190 $808
500-600 166 176 187 $966
600-700 163 169 172 $1,097
700-800 162 163 169 $1,226

*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 $103 $109

Total Run