Slaughter lambs were very uneven, mostly steady to $5 higher, except light lambs at New Holland, Pa., $10-15 lower.
In the Columbia Basin, all grades of export and domestic alfalfa steady.
Forward month bids for soft white wheat ordinary protein were as follows: July $4.9925-5.33, August New Crop $5.0575-5.32, September $5.0575- 5.37, October $5.2625-5.47.
Very light feeder cattle receipts seen this week due to the extremely high temps and high humidity.
Tough day in the global markets, but steers mostly steady and heifers higher with few big bunches. Off lots and singles $25-50 below top at the Shasta Livestock Auction in Cottonwood, Calif.
Compared to last week slaughter lambs were steady to sharply higher except at San Angelo, Texas, where they were sharply lower.
Columbia Basin hay producers are in the thick of harvesting their hay and focusing on that before the selling process begins.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during June for ordinary protein trended up to 35.50 cents per bushel lower than week ago prices for the same delivery period, from $5.2250 to 5.58.
Asking prices for next week are 15 cents higher for Jumbo, 13 cents higher for Extra Large, 11 cents higher for Large and 6 cents higher for Medium and Small.
The only thing certain in the beef complex right now is uncertainty, and that was reflected this week in all aspects of the cattle sector.
Good market throughout the sale on both the feeder cattle and calves at the Producers Livestock Market in Vale, Ore. Good buyer participation on the special butcher cow sale.