Trade was near a standstill this week as rain showers where reported across the Columbia River Basin trade area.
Asking prices for next week are unchanged on all sizes. Trade sentiment is steady.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during October were 13.75 to 23.75 cents per bushel higher, from $6.65-6.97, mostly $6.8025.
Yearling feeders along with steer and heifer calf prices were very uneven and posted wide trend swings just within the single week’s trading session.
Stocker and feeder cattle were steady to weak in a light test at the Toppenish Livestock Auction, Moses Lake, Wash.
At San Angelo, Texas, 4,710 head sold in a one-day sale.
At San Angelo, Texas, 7,348 head sold in a one-day sale.
Alfalfa for domestic and export steady a light test. Trade remains slow. Demand light to moderate as some exporters are done for the season and dairies are doing fall chores.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during October were mixed from 1.50 cents lower to 10.25 cents per bushel higher, from $6.5125 to 6.7325, mostly $6.59.
Market activity is slow to moderate. Small benchmark price $1.25.
Feeder and stocker cattle markets continued to show considerable strength for the start of October, which is annually the month with the most pressure from spring-born calf sales.