Selected regional livestock auctions

Stocker and feeder steers and feeder heifers steady.

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 18

Current week Last week

914 1,211

Compared to April 11: Slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 higher. Steers and heifers $5 lower on light supply. Off lots and singles $10-30 below top offerings.

Slaughter cows: Breakers $87.50-96, $97-110 high dress; Boning $80-87; Cutters $70-79.

Bulls 1 and 2: $90-100; $102-116 high dress.

Feeder steers: 300-400 lbs. $230-250; 400-450 lbs. $215-235; 450-500 lbs. $195-217; 500-550 lbs. $190-215; 550-600 lbs. $211-212; 650-700 lbs. $179-195; 800-900 lbs. $153-164.50.

Feeder heifers: 300-400 lbs. $200-232.50; 450-500 lbs. $175-197.50; 500-550 lbs. $158-182.50; 600-650 lbs. $168-187; 650-700 lbs. $160-167.

Calvy cows: Too few to test the market.

Pairs: Top selling pairs $1875; Few older pairs $1225-1450.

Washington

TOPPENISH

(Toppenish Livestock Auction)

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

April 18

This week Last week Last year

1,800 1,800 1,895

Compared to April 11 at the same market: Stocker and feeder steers and feeder heifers steady. Trade active with very good demand. Slaughter cows and bulls steady to $5 higher, as an interest or so are expanding their kill capacity. Trade very active with very good demand. Slaughter cows 46 percent, Slaughter bulls 10 percent, and feeders 44 percent of the supply. The feeder supply included 33 percent steers and 67 percent heifers. Nearly 74 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs. $212-220; 500-600 lbs. $200-208; 500-600 lbs. $209, Thin Fleshed; 600-700 lbs. $173; 600-700 lbs. $199.50, Thin Fleshed; 700-800 lbs. $157.50-172; 700-800 lbs. $156, Full; 700-800 lbs. $175, Thin Fleshed. Small and Medium 1-2: 600-700 lbs. $167, Full.

Feeder Holstein Steers: Large 2-3: 300-400 lbs. $155; 400-500 lbs. $149; 600-700 lbs. $136.75.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2: 200-300 lbs. $450-460, Per Head.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2: 200-300 lbs. $410-475, Per Head; 400-500 lbs. $185; 400-500 lbs. $202-210, Thin Fleshed; 500-600 lbs. $185-193; 600-700 lbs. $162-172; 600-700 lbs. $179.50-186, Thin Fleshed; 700-800 lbs. $158-169; 800-900 lbs. $158.50-160. Medium and Large 2-3: 800-900 lbs. $128, Full. Large 1-2: 900-1000 lbs. $110, Heiferettes; 1000-1100 lbs. $109-111.50, Heiferettes; 1100-1200 lbs. $109, Heiferettes. Large 2-3: 700-800 lbs. $129.50-133. Small and Medium 1-2: 500-600 lbs. $170-175; 500-600 lbs. $159, Full; 600-700 lbs. $152-158.

Replacement Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2: 700-800 lbs. 173-189.

Slaughter Cows:

Breakers 75-80 percent lean 1300-1700 lbs. $98-102; Boning 80-85 percent lean 1400-2100 lbs. $91-98; Lean 85-90 percent lean 1300-1700 lbs. $94-101; Lean 90 percent lean 1000-1300 lbs. $80-87; Light 90 percent lean 800-1200 lbs. $66-72.

Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade 1-2: 1000-2300 lbs. $114-125.

Bred Cows (Per Head): Medium and Large 1-2: Few Young 1133 lbs. $1450 1-3 mos. bred.

Feeder Cows: Large 2-3: 1300-1400 lbs $100, Young.

Washington

EVERSON

(Everson Livestock Auction)

April 12

Total receipts: 508.

Feeder cattle prices very strong today with a very good demand.

Feeder steers: 300-400 lbs. $177-193; 400-500 lbs. $193-210; 500-600 lbs. $184-205; 600-700 lbs. $150-191; 700-800 lbs. $120-195; 800-900 lbs. $148-191; 900-1000 lbs. $110-192; 1000-1100 lbs. $79-175; 1100-1300 lbs. $67-129; 1300-1500 lbs. $47-148.

Started bull calves: $50-425 head.

Feeder bulls: $52-181.

Slaughter cows: $40.69-94.50.

Slaughter heifers: 200-300 lbs. $122; 300-400 lbs. $124-201; 400-500 lbs. $143-199; 500-600 lbs. $136-197; 600-700 lbs. $115-178; 700-800 lbs. $130-182; 800-900 lbs. $121-182; 900-1000 lbs $95.50-60.50; 1000-1100 lbs. $141.

Pairs: $1600.

Bred Cows: $1000-1400.

Oregon

VALE

(Vale Livestock Auction)

April 16

Total receipts: 945 head.

Light calf market steady to higher. Butcher cow market $3-4 cheaper. Slaughter bulls steady to higher.

Steers calves: 300-400 lbs. $247-265; 400-500 lbs. $219-239; 500-600 lbs. $189-232.

Heifer calves: 300-400 lbs. $194-231; 400-500 lbs. $188-224; 500-600 lbs. $174-203.

Yearling steers : 600-700 lbs. $179-206; 700-800 lbs. $157-176; 800-900 lbs. $146-157.

Yearling heifers: 600-700 lbs. $164-188; 700-800 lbs. $149-163.

Butcher cows : $72-89.

Thin shelly cows: $55-71.

Younger heiferettes: $91-115.

Butcher bulls: $88-118.

MADRAS

(Central Oregon Livestock Auction)

April 14

Total head: 738.

Steers: 300-400 lbs. $205-225; 400-500 lbs. $210-240; 500-600 lbs. $205-227; 600-700 lbs. $190-211; 700-800 lbs. $172-186 800-900 lbs. $145-171.

Bulls: High yield. $110; mostly $110; thinner $90.

Heifers: 300-400 lbs. $185-230; 400-500 lbs. $185-210; 500-600 lbs. $180-201; 600-700 lbs. $165-192; 700-800 lbs. $155-175.

Heiferettes: 1000 lbs. and down $120-130; 1000 lbs. and up $105-120.

Butcher Cows: High yield. $100 avg.; fleshy $100 avg.; med. flesh $95 avg.; thin older $85 avg.



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