The small benchmark price was $1.30 per dozen.
Volatility is the only rule that cattle markets abide by lately with the debate of how high is high enough.
Stocker and feeder cattle were steady to $2 lower at the Toppenish, Wash., livestock auction.
Slaughter lambs were steady to $5 lower, and slaughter ewes were steady to $8 lower.
Trade was very slow for domestic and export markets in the Columbia Basin as most interests continue to wait for new crop.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during April for ordinary protein were 10 to 24.25 cents per bushel lower, from $5.90 to 6.3450, mostly $6.1650 compared to April 9 noon bids for April delivery of $6-6.5875,...
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was moderate this week. There were 236,746 lbs. of confirmed trades.
Harvested hay acres for 2015 are expected to be down 5 percent in Washington and up 3 percent in Idaho compared to 2014.
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during April for ordinary protein were 17.50 to 76.25 cents per bushel lower from $6-6.5875, mostly $6.4075 compared to April 3 noon bids for April delivery.
Benchmark prices are steady. Asking prices for next week are 10 cents lower for Jumbo and Extra Large.
Feeder cattle and calves sold unevenly steady to $3 higher early in the week, instances $5 higher; then turned unevenly steady the rest of the week.