Light slaughter lambs were $10-50 lower; heavy slaughter lambs were steady to $5 lower. Slaughter ewes were uneven, mostly steady to $5 lower.
Premium and Supreme Alfalfa were sharply higher in Idaho on improved demand.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during March for ordinary protein were 10 to 12.75 cents per bushel lower from $6.15-6.3925, mostly $6.2725 compared to March 19 noon bids for March delivery of $6.25-6.52, mostly $6.3850.
Asking prices for next week are 5 cents higher for Large and unchanged on all other sizes.
Yearling feeder cattle traded firm to $5 higher with instances $6-8 higher.
Trade was active with very good demand and good buyer attendance at the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction.
Demand remains very good for popular weight of steer calves weighing from 450-650 lbs. Most steer calves under 550 lbs. are selling near or over $3/lb. level, especially those under 500 lbs.
Light slaughter lambs were steady to $20 higher; heavy slaughter lambs were steady to $2 lower.
Trade very slow for domestic and export markets in the Columbia Basin.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during March for ordinary protein were steady to 4.75 cents per bushel higher from $6.25 to 6.52, mostly $6.3850.
Demand ranges from light to fairly good and best in areas with ads in place.