Slaughter lambs were steady to $15 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady. Feeder lambs were firm, instances $10 higher.
Trade moderate to active this week with moderate to good demand in the Columbia Basin.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during July for ordinary protein trended 2.25 to 28 cents per bushel lower compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period at $4.9775-5.18.
Asking prices for next week are 18 cents lower for Jumbo, 20 cents lower for Extra Large and Large and 17 cents lower for Medium and Small.
Summer heat moved in this week as we hit the dog days of summer, with extremely hot and humid weather curtailing receipts across much of cattle country.
Stocker and feeder cattle were $4-8 lower in a light test at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
A Western Washington slaughterhouse has again recalled whole hogs because of salmonella.
So far in July, Chipotle said, sales are improving further after the launch of its first loyalty program that rewards people for frequent visits.
Shares gained almost 5 percent in morning trading on Thursday.
Profit for the Canton, Massachusetts, company jumped 17 percent to $49.6 million, or 54 cents per share.
Some small farmers say Wyoming now has the best local artisan food law in the country, the Food Freedom Act.