Slaughter lambs were steady to as much as 20.00 higher.
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during August for ordinary protein trended 17.75 to 33 cents per bushel higher compared to week ago prices.
Demand is seasonally light to moderate.
Last week’s heatwave may have suppressed milk production in the Pacific Northwest, but as the temperatures have moderated, milk output has come back somewhat.
Early-week demand was moderate to good on active trading, with moderate at best on later week sales.
Premium and good Alfalfa was slightly higher in the Columbia Basin.
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Feeder cattle steady on light test due to extreme heat.
Slaughter ewes were mostly steady, instances 5.00-10.00 higher.
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during August for ordinary protein trended three to 17 cents per bushel lower compared to two weeks ago.
Demand is mostly moderate with limited ad activity creating slightly more movement.
Industry contacts report some milk is being discarded in parts of Idaho. The combination of heavy milk supplies, disruptions at several processing facilities and difficulty in moving milk to alternative processing facilities has led to the situation.
Demand for feeder steers and heifers moderate to good on moderate to active trading.
Trade moderate with good demand especially for Timothy in the Columbia Basin.