Selected Western cattle auctions

At Toppenish, Wash., the trade was very active with very good demand. Slaughter cows 41 percent, Slaughter bulls 10 percent, and feeders 49 percent of the supply.

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

California

SHASTA

(Shasta Livestock Auction)

Cottonwood, Calif.

April 5

Current week Last week

1,444 920

Compared to March 28: Slaughter cows steady to $1 lower; bulls steady. Feeder heifers outnumbered steers 4 to 1. Cattle under 650 lbs steady to $5 higher. Few yearlings $5 lower. Small lots and singles $10-$30 below top.

Slaughter cows: Breakers $86-93, $94-101.50 high dress; Boning $79-85; Cutters $70-78.

Bulls 1 and 2: $80-100; $105-123 high dress.

Feeder steers: 400-450 lbs. $210-244; 450-500 lbs. $241; 500-550 lbs. $190-213.50; 550-600 lbs. $188-208; 750-800 lbs. $165.

Feeder heifers: 300-400 lbs. $200-247.50; 400-450 lbs. $209-226; 450-500 lbs. $185-207.50; 500-550 lbs. $180-200; 600-650 lbs. $165-181; 650-700 lbs. $157-170; 750-800 lbs. $150-156.50; 800-900 lbs. $136-146.

Calvy cows: All in pen lots fewer than 10 head $1075-1475.

Pairs: Full-mouth pairs $1700-2275; Broken-mouth pairs $1450-1650.

Idaho

CALDWELL

(Treasure Valley Livestock)

April 4

Steers: 300-400 lbs. $165; 400-500 lbs. $164.25; 500-600 lbs. $187.50; 600-700 lbs. $153.25; 700-800 lbs. $149.75; 800-900 lbs. $143.75; 900-1000 lbs. $127; 1000 lbs. and up $112.

Heifers: 300-400 lbs. $183.75; 400-500 lbs. $176.25; 500-600 lbs. $166.50; 600-700 lbs. $159.75; 700-800 lbs. $145.75; 800-900 lbs. $125.75; 900-1000 lbs. $127.75; 1000 lbs. and up $105.75.

Cows (wt.): 700-800 lbs. $62.50; 800-900 lbs. $89.50; 900-1000 lbs. $99.25; 1000-1100 lbs. $78.75; 1100-1200 lbs. $83.50; 1200-1300 lbs. $88.75; 1300-1400 lbs. $83.75; 1400-1500 lbs. $86; 1500-1600 lbs. $86.25; 1600-1700 lbs. $94.25; 1700-1800 lbs. $90.75; 2000 lbs. and up $96.50.

Bull calves (wt.): 300-400 lbs. $257; 400-500 lbs. $153; 500-600 lbs. $180.75; 600-700 lbs. $90; 700-800 lbs. $143.75; 800-900 lbs. $136.50; 900-1000 lbs. $130.50; 1000-1100 lbs. $113; 1100-1200 lbs. $97.75; 1200-1300 lbs. $112; 1300-1400 lbs. $93; 1400-1500 lbs. $107.

Bulls (wt.): 1600-1700 lbs. $111.50; 1700-1800 lbs. $117.

Pairs (hd.): 1000 lbs. and up $1230.

Stock cows (hd.): 800 lbs. and up $1000.

Bull calves (hd.): 100-200 lbs. $310; 300-400 lbs. $475.

Heifer calves (hd.): 100-200 lbs. $290; 200-300 lbs. $425; 300-400 lbs. $220.

Steer calves (hd.): 100-200 lbs. $180; 200-300 lbs. $230; 300-400 lbs. $490; 400-500 lbs. $300.

TOPPENISH

(Toppenish Livestock Auction)

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 4

This week Last week Last year

1,845 1,425 1,320

Compared to March 28 at the same market: Stocker steers and heifers steady to weak. Trade moderate to active with moderate to good demand. Slaughter cows $6-8 higher. Slaughter bulls steady. Trade very active with very good demand. Slaughter cows 41 percent, Slaughter bulls 10 percent, and feeders 49 percent of the supply. The feeder supply included 52 percent steers and 48 percent heifers. Near 79 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs. $217; 500-600 lbs. $209- 212; 500-600 lbs. $225 thin fleshed; 600-700 lbs. $180-191; 600-700 lbs. $195.50-198 thin fleshed; 700-800 lbs. $160; 700-800 lbs. $155, Full; 800- 900 lbs. $152-159. Large 1-2: 900-1000 lbs. $145-154. Small and Medium 1-2: 600-700 lbs. $107.50 full. Small and Medium 2-3: 600-700 lbs. $166-173; 600-700 lbs. $131, Brahman X. Small 4: 400-500 lbs. $111.

Feeder Holstein Steers: Large 2-3: 400-500 lbs. $138-140; 400-500 lbs. $128 full; 700-800 lbs. $129.50; 800-900 lbs. $126.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs. $200; 500-600 lbs. $186.50- 195.50; 600-700 lbs. $172.50-178.50; 600-700 lbs. $157, Full; 600-700 lbs. $185- 188, Thin Fleshed; 700-800 lbs. $156.75-159.50; 800-900 lbs. $148.50-149.50; 800- 900 lbs. $136, Full. Large 2-3: 600-700 lbs. $127; 700-800 lbs. $127; 900- 1000 lbs. $118. Small and Medium 1-2: 500-600 lbs. $186; 600-700 lbs. $95 full.

Slaughter Cows:

Boning 80-85 percent lean 1000-1800 lbs. $96-103; Lean 85-90 percent lean 1100-1700 lbs. $93-100; Lean 90 percent lean 1000-1300 lbs. $79-86; Light 90 percent lean 800-1200 lbs. $65-71.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1400-2300 lbs. $113-123.



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