Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Thursday, July 14th - Posted weekly on Friday

Reported by the USDA Market News... “Click” links to view entire report

North Central:

Billings Livestock Commission Cattle Auction - Billings, MT
This Week: 1,120
Last Reported: 887
Last Year: 0
Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers were all too lightly tested to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed. Quality was mostly plain to average this week and most offerings were sold in small packages or as singles. Demand for feeder cattle was mostly mostly good. Market activity this week was mostly moderate to active.
Mitchell Livestock Auction – Mitchell SD
This Week: 4,505
Last Reported: 3,687
Last Year: 2,635
Compared to last week: Trend not applicable due to light numbers of steers. A much higher undertone was noted on steers. Steers 1000-1200 lbs. were unevenly steady. Heifers 750-850 lbs. were 3.00-7.00 higher, 850-1000 lbs. were unevenly steady. Demand was good with many large load lots in todays offering.
Valentine Livestock Auction - Valentine NE
This Week: 127
Last Reported: 3,350
Last Year: 610
Special Bred Female, Pair and Regular Sale consisted of several Dispersions of Fall calving cows, majority of all lots in good condition. Demand was good with some internet bidding.

South Central:

Apache Livestock Auction - Apache, OK
This Week: 2,560
Last Reported: 2,543
Last Year: 1,697
Compared to last week: Feeder steers under 700 lbs. 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Feeder heifers steady to 4.00 lower. Steer and heifer calves unevenly steady. Hot and dry conditions across the trade area starting to affect marketing. Quality good to attractive with moderate demand. 


Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
This Week: 6,000
Last Reported: 0
Last Year: 0
Compared to the last sale two weeks ago: Feeder steers 3.00 to 7.00 higher. Feeder heifers 3.00 to 6.00 higher. Steer and heifer calves mostly steady. Demand was moderate to active. Quality average.
Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
This Week: 2,129
Last Reported: 1,295
Last Year: 2,378
Compared to last week, feeder steers 800 lb to 975 lb sold 4.00 to 6.00 higher. Yearling steers 525 lb to 800 lb sold 10.00 to 12.00 higher. No recent comparison on steer calves 400 lb to 525 lb , however a higher trend was noted. Feeder heifers 675 lb to 975 lb sold steady to 5.00 higher on light receipts. No recent comparison on heifers 400 lb to 675 lb, however a higher trend was noted. Demand was good.
Farmers & Ranchers Livestock - Salina KS
This Week: 3,370
Last Reported: 1,470
Last Year: 3,373
Nice run of steers and heifers coming off grass. Due to the lack of sales for the month of June there were no recent comparable sales. The offering was moderate to heavy with good demand.
Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart TX
This Week: 2,509
Last Reported: 0
Last Year: 0
Compared to two weeks ago: Steer calves under 600 lbs firm and heifer calves under 600 lbs steady to 2.00 lower in a limited test. Feeder steers over 600 lbs steady to weak in a limited test; feeder heifers over 600 lbs not well tested but a weaker undertone noted. Slaughter cows and bulls 5.00 to 10.00 lower.


Douglas County Livestock Auction - Ava MO
This Week: 2,166
Last Reported: 1,392
Last Year: 1,100
Compared to last week feeder steers traded steady to 3.00 higher. Feeders heifers were in demand and traded 5.00-11.00 higher. In the slaughter portion of the sale slaughter cows traded 11.00-14.00 lower with slaughter bulls trading 6.00-9.00 lower. Not enough replacement cattle for a comparison.


Calhoun Stockyard - Calhoun, GA
This Week: 713
Last Reported: 165
Last Year: 546
No trends available. Supply included: 48% Feeder Cattle (2% Steers, 35% Heifers, 64% Bulls); 11% Slaughter Cattle (81% Cows, 19% Bulls); 7% Replacement Cattle.


Toppenish Livestock Auction - Toppenish, WA
This Week: 1,735
Last Reported: 1,220
Last Year: 2,200
Compared to last Thursday, stocker and feeder cattle firm. Buyer attendance was good. Quality more attractive this week with larger supplies offered. Slaughter Cows and bulls firm to 2.00 higher as demand exceeds supply.


Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
This Week: 2,380
Last Reported: 1,896
Last Year: 1,876
Compared to last Thursday: Feeders and yearling steers steady to 2.00 higher, Feeder heifers under 500 lbs 3.00-5.00 higher, over 500 lbs 1.00-3.00 higher, Good demand for feeder and yearling classes. Slaughter cows 10.00 to 12.00 lower, Slaughter bulls 2.00-4.00 lower.
Paris Stockyards - Paris KY
This Week: 1,957
Last Reported: 1,234
Last Year: 1,816
Compared to two weeks ago feeder steers sold steady. Feeder heifers sold 3.00-4.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold sharply lower with good offering, Slaughter bulls sold sharply lower. There was good demand for all feeder cattle, with heavy offerings and good buyer activity this week. Buyers showed good interest in weaned steers and heifers with favorable condition.