Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly steady to $10 higher.
Severe winter weather in Idaho has increased demand for hay as most producers feeding larger amounts/day than usual.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during February for ordinary protein trended 1.50 to 2.75 cents higher compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period at $4.8275-4.85.
Asking prices for next week are 5 cents lower for Jumbo, 7 cents lower for Extra Large, 5 cents lower for Large and 18 cents lower for Medium and Small.
In the mountain states of Idaho, Colorado and Utah, dairymen are still contending with the lingering effects of recent cold, wet weather.
Steer and heifer calves sold steady to $5 higher. Feeder steers and heifers traded mostly steady to $5 lower, with some instances $1-2 higher on 600-700 lb. weights.
Slaughter bulls steady. Trade active with very good demand at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
Compared to last week slaughter lambs were mostly steady to $10 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to $10 lower, except at Ft. Collins, Colo., where they were sharply higher.
Export and Domestic Alfalfa steady in a light test in the Columbia Basin.
Cash wheat bids for February delivery ended the reporting week on Thursday, Feb. 9, were higher compared to Feb. 3 noon bids for February delivery.