Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Thursday, August 24th - 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: 732 
Last Reported: 852
Last Year: 1,468
Compared to last sale(8/10/23): The best comparison today was for 800-899 lbs heifers which sold mostly 10.00 higher in a narrow comparison. All other weights of feeder cattle were too lightly tested to develop any market trend. Quality today was mostly plain to average. Most cattle were in light flesh and as they were coming off grass. 
Mitchell Livestock Auction – Mitchell SD
This Week: 697
Last Reported: 1,298
Last Year: 3,862
Compared to last week: We had some thin fleshed off grass steers under 1000 lbs. that were dollars higher. Steers 1050-1150 lbs. were 5.00 higher. We also had some light heifers that were dollars higher. Demand was very good. There will be NO AUCTION next week, due to SD state Fair. Next auction will be Sept 7th.
Valentine Livestock Auction - Valentine NE
This Week: 2,945
Last Reported: 3,000
Last Year: 4,890
No recent test of market for an accurate comparison a trend will not be given for steers or heifers. Demand was good with several buyers today at the barn and active internet bidding. 

South Central:

Apache Livestock Auction - Apache, OK
This Week: 2,168
Last Reported: 1,451
Last Year: 2,324
Compared to last week: Feeder steers and feeder heifers had a limited test with a lower undertone noted. Steer calves unevenly steady. Heifer calves 1.00 to 6.00 lower. Quality fair to attractive with moderate demand. Slaughter cows 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Slaughter bulls steady.


Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
This Week: 1,374
Last Reported: 2,527
Last Year: 3,153
Compared to last week: Feeder steers 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Feeder heifers 2.00 to 6.00 higher. Steer calves 5.00 to 10.00 higher. Heifer calves steady on a light test of weaned calves. Demand was moderate. Quality average. 
Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
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No sale reported this week.
Farmers & Ranchers Livestock - Salina KS
This Week: 850
Last Reported: 4,390
Last Year: 3,485
The offerings were light this week due to the week of extremely high temperatures. The numbers were too low for a good comparison.
Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart TX
This Week: 1,816
Last Reported: 2,108
Last Year: 1,705
Compared to last week: Feeder steers traded 4.00 higher. Feeder heifers traded 10.00 higher on comparable sales. There were not enough comparable sales on steer and heifer calves to call a market trend. Slaughter cows and bulls traded 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Trading was active on good buyer demand.


New Cambria Livestock Market - New Cambria, MO
This Week: 475
Last Reported: 1,280
Last Year: 1,400
Not enough cattle on offer for a comparison, undertone lower. A triple digit heat wave brought cattle movement to a crawl this week.



Calhoun Stockyard - Calhoun, GA
This Week: 387
Last Reported: 433
Last Year: 508
Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows 2.00 to 4.00 lower, slaughter bulls mostly steady, feeder steers and steer calves lightly tested, feeder bulls steady to 3.00 lower, feeder heifers and heifer calves lightly tested, bull calves 2.00 to 5.00 lower, replacement cows steady to 2.00 higher. 


Toppenish Livestock Auction - Toppenish, WA
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Special Note: Due to scheduling conflict, this report not issued this week.


Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
This Week: 173
Last Reported: 2,077
Last Year: 1,276
No comparison to last week because of a light offering due to higher than normal temperatures.
Paris Stockyards - Paris KY
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No sale reported this week.