Selected Western livestock auctions

Trade active with very good demand. Best demand for grass fed cows.

Cattle prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.) except some replacement animals per pair or head as indicated.

California

SHASTA

(Shasta Livestock Auction)

Cottonwood, Calif.

March 28

Current week Last week

920 804

Compared to March 21: Slaughter cows $3-4 lower. Bulls mostly steady. Generally smaller pen lots in most weight categories. 300 weight steers steady, 400-650 lbs. $6-10 lower, over 650 $1-5 higher. Heifers steady over 550, $6-10 lower under 550.

Slaughter cows: Breakers $87-93, $94-102 high dress; Boning $80-86; Cutters $70-79, $110-140 high dress.

Bulls 1 and 2: $80-99; $104-117.50 high dress.

Feeder steers: 300-400 lbs. $230-270; 450-500 lbs. $200-221; 500-550 lbs. $186-202; 550-600 lbs. $185-194; 600-650 lbs. $182-189.50; 650-700 lbs. $177-184.50; 700-750 lbs. $178-182; 750-800 lbs. $170-174; 800-900 lbs. $162-166.

Feeder heifers: 450-500 lbs. $185-202.50; 500-550 lbs. $190; 550-600 lbs. $177-181; 600-650 lbs. $165-179; 650-700 lbs. $163-173; 700-750 lbs. $160-170; 750-800 lbs. $167; 800-900 lbs. $159

Calvy cows: No test.

Pairs: Few full mouth pairs $1700-1960. Broken mouth pairs $1450-1610.

Idaho

CALDWELL

(Treasure Valley Livestock)

March 28

Steers: 300-400 lbs. $173; 400-500 lbs. $166.50; 500-600 lbs. $160.50; 600-700 lbs. $155.25; 700-800 lbs. $151.50; 800-900 lbs. $137; 900-1000 lbs. $109.75; 1000 lbs. and up $110.

Heifers: 200-300 lbs. $216.75; 300-400 lbs. $219.75; 400-500 lbs. $157; 500-600 lbs. $163.25; 600-700 lbs. $149.50; 700-800 lbs. $141.25; 800-900 lbs. $150; 900-1000 lbs. $143; 1000 lbs. and up $129.

Cows (wt.): 700-800 lbs. $61.75; 800-900 lbs. $74.75; 900-1000 lbs. $78; 1000-1100 lbs. $92.75; 1100-1200 lbs. $82.50; 1200-1300 lbs. $82.25; 1300-1400 lbs. $82.25; 1400-1500 lbs. $91.50; 1500-1600 lbs. $94.75; 1600-1700 lbs. $79.50.

Bull calves (wt.): 300-400 lbs. $225; 400-500 lbs. $140; 500-600 lbs. $160.25; 600-700 lbs. $160.50; 700-800 lbs. $154; 800-900 lbs. $81; 900-1000 lbs. $91.75; 1000-1100 lbs. $99; 1100-1200 lbs. $98; 1300-1400 lbs. $103.50; 1400-1500 lbs. $102.

Bulls (wt.): 1700-1800 lbs. $106; 1900-2000 lbs. $113.25; 2000-2100 lbs. $120; 2100-2200 lbs. $116.50.

Pairs (hd.): 1000 lbs. and up $1650.

Stock cows (hd.): 800 lbs. and up $1275.

Bull calves (hd.): 100-200 lbs. $405; 300-400 lbs. $720.

Heifer calves (hd.): 100-200 lbs. $375; 200-300 lbs. $500; 300-400 lbs. $375.

Steer calves (hd.): 100-200 lbs. $225; 200-300 lbs. $345; 300-400 lbs. $300; 400-500 lbs. $285.

TOPPENISH

(Toppenish Livestock Auction)

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

March 28

This week Last week Last year

1,425 1,600 1,170

Compared to March 21 at the same market: Stocker steers and heifers steady. Trade slow to moderate with light to moderate demand. Slaughter cows and bulls steady to $3 lower. Trade active with very good demand. Best demand for grass fed cows. Slaughter cows 65 percent, Slaughter bulls 10 percent, and feeders 25 percent of the supply. The feeder supply included 41 percent steers and 59 percent heifers. Near 41 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2: 500-600 lbs. $203-218; 600-700 lbs. $174-177; 600-700 lbs. $189 thin fleshed; 700-800 lbs. $169; 800-900 lbs. $162. Small and Medium 1-2: 400-500 lbs. $190; 500-600 lbs. $182.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1: 600-700 lbs. $175.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs. $200; 500-600 lbs. $187.50-192.50; 500-600 lbs. $198-199 thin fleshed; 600-700 lbs. $174; 600-700 lbs. $162 full; 600-700 lbs. $189 thin fleshed; 800-900 lbs. $148.50; 800-900 lbs. $124.50, Heiferettes. Small and Medium 1-2: 400-500 lbs. $173; 500-600 lbs. $147-159. Small 2-3: 500-600 lbs. $120 full.

Heiferettes: Premium White 65-70 Percent Lean 1538 lbs. $104.75.

Slaughter Cows:

Boning 80-85 percent lean 1100-2100 lbs. $88-95; Lean 85-90 percent lean 1100-1800 lbs. $87-94; Lean 90 percent lean 1000-1400 lbs. $74-81; Light 90 percent lean 900-1200 lbs. $60-66.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1200-2250 lbs. $113-123.



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