Public Auction Yard Cattle Wtd Avg
BL_LS750
Billings, MT    Sat Jun 17, 2017    USDA Market News
 
Public Auction Yards- Billings, MT
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 06/17/2017
 
Receipts:  6,086    Last Week:  713    Year Ago:  613
 
Compared to last week: Todays sale hosted the World Championship Livestock 
Auctioneer contest and the large sale ring was standing room only throughout
much of today�s long sale. Demand for all feeder cattle was very good on
heavy offerings. Feeder steers and heifers were all too lightly tested 
last week to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones
were noticed on all offerings. Quality this week was mostly attractive to
very attractive with many sets of uniform cattle on offer. The best demand 
was seen for cattle which could still be turned out to run on grass or 
heavy weight cattle which could be quickly finished in the feedlot. Despite 
a disappointing week for CME future contracts buyers were very optimistic as 
they bid aggressively on all feeder cattle. Weigh up conditions were mostly 
in the buyers favor this sale as most cattle offered were very empty. Flesh 
conditions were mostly in buyers favor as well with many cattle in thin to 
light flesh. Even backgrounded offerings were in perfect flesh as most 
offerings were in light to moderate flesh. Market activity this sale was
mostly active to very active. Weigh up cows sold on mostly moderate to good
demand for moderate to heavy offerings. Demand for feeding cows was mostly 
good to very good as quality ran deep throughout todays long sale. Many 
long strings of cows were on offer this sale and buyers showed very good 
demand for reputation offerings. Feeding cows sold mostly 2.00-4.00 higher
than last week on a much higher quality offering. Packer buyers purchased
cows steady to 2.00 higher on a much better yielding offering this week. 
Weigh up conditions were in buyers favor this sale as many cows were very 
empty. Today�s cool weather helped sustain yielding conditions throughout the
long sale as cows stayed mostly empty throughout day. Slaughter bulls sold
2.00-3.00 higher as most bulls, like cows, were very empty. Several sets
of bred offerings were seen this sale and buyers from all over the country
purchased these offerings on good demand. Yearling heifers were set to calve
early and were ultra-sounded safe. Demand started the sale mostly moderate,
however demand for yearling heifers increased sharply as the sale progressed.
Feeder cattle receipts were 31 percent steers and bulls, 69 percent heifers; 
with 88 percent weighing over 600 lbs. Offerings were 66 percent feeder cattle, 
2.5 percent slaughter cows, 1 percent slaughter bulls, 13 percent feeding cows 
and bulls and cows returning to the country, balance bred heifers, cows, and 
pairs. Next sale will be Wednesday June 21nd 2017.
 


                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   12      347       347       191.00         191.00
   11      496       496       183.00         183.00
   35      513       513       184.50         184.50
   46    578-579     578    175.50-178.00     176.32
  127    608-643     632    170.50-176.00     174.05
   40      630       630       172.50         172.50   Calves
   14    652-673     660    164.00-171.00     168.45
   16      677       677       166.00         166.00   Calves
  121    653-677     658    176.00-177.00     176.58   Thin Fleshed
   51    708-739     726    158.50-161.50     160.18
   65    838-839     838       153.00         153.00
  277    865-895     879    148.25-152.75     150.85
    6      868       868       142.25         142.25   Fleshy
    9      892       892       141.50         141.50   Full
   88    901-925     904    147.50-148.00     147.77
   94    953-986     982    139.25-143.25     142.08

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      580       580       174.00         174.00
    7    605-633     621    167.00-168.00     167.42
    2      690       690       157.00         157.00
    9    711-748     723    148.00-155.00     152.59
    3      778       778       143.00         143.00
   20    813-834     819    136.00-145.00     142.79

                      Feeder Steers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   26     1012      1012       137.50         137.50
    4     1070      1070       133.00         133.00
    3     1143      1143       130.00         130.00
    3     1223      1223       129.00         129.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   12      336       336       179.00         179.00
    6      438       438       169.00         169.00
    6    463-480     474    165.00-168.00     165.98
   89    504-548     531    161.00-166.00     164.89
  174    559-597     576    161.00-164.75     162.81
   39      551       551       168.50         168.50   Thin Fleshed
  634    605-649     618    155.50-164.00     161.77
   10      618       618       149.00         149.00   Fleshy
  225    653-698     673    154.00-159.50     156.34
  152    703-744     716    147.00-154.00     150.78
    9      702       702       156.00         156.00   Fancy
    8      704       704       142.00         142.00   Fleshy
  546    751-794     775    144.00-149.00     146.81
  154    803-826     816    142.00-146.50     145.00
   25      810       810       154.25         154.25   Replacement
  243    858-895     869    135.50-141.75     140.18
   16      863       863       145.50         145.50   Thin Fleshed

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   17    582-591     589    154.00-158.00     157.30
   64    608-647     632    148.75-154.00     152.82
  157    672-691     684    146.75-152.75     149.98
    7    808-845     834       139.00         139.00

                      Feeder Heifers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7     1013      1013       126.00         126.00
   12     1085      1085       123.00         123.00

                 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      572       572       159.50         159.50
    7      680       680       153.00         153.00
   12      904       904       134.50         134.50
   10      993       993       131.50         131.50

                      Feeder Bulls Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7     1018      1018       129.00         129.00
   26   1077-1096   1084    120.00-128.00     125.20


Slaughter Cows       
            Pct Lean   Weight   Avg Dress    High Dress   Low Dress   Very low Dress
Premium White 65-75  1564-1686 79.00-82.00       --      77.00-77.50       --
Breakers      75-80  1440-1815 77.00-79.50     84.00       72.00           --
Boners        80-85  1253-1638 73.50-77.00  78.00-78.50    73.00           --
Lean          85-90   880-1300 74.00-76.50     77.00     69.00-72.00   57.00-65.00  

Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade 1-2       
                  Weight       Avg Dress     High Dress    Low Dress  
                1540-2390     89.50-96.00   96.50-109.00     86.00        
All Natural     1550-1961     93.00-99.00      101.00     88.50-92.50          

Bulls returing to the country: 1047 lbs 127.50.
   

Baby calves:  218-255 lbs 350.00-510.00 per head.
    
Feeding Cows and Cows Returning to the Country: 2 yrs old 860-1340 lbs 86.00-
117.00. Heifers both 2 and 3 yrs old 795-1040 lbs 114.00-117.00. 3 yrs old 898
-1590 lbs 77.00-113.00. Young 1119-1688 lbs 76.00-84.50. Middle age 1125-1688 lbs 
74.25-79.50. Aged 1028-1495 lbs 68.50-78.50.          
     
Bred heifers: Medium and large 1 calving in Aug 1083-1112 lbs 1,700.00-1,750.00, 
registered Angus 1256 lbs 1,900.00, calving Sept-Oct 1073 lbs 1550.00, Yearlings 
Ultra-sounded Jan-Feb 762-1090 lbs 1,285.00-1,460.00, mostly 1,350-1,450.00.
              
Heifer Pairs: Medium 1 1181 lbs with 175-225 lbs calves 2,000.00

Cow/calf pairs 3-4 yrs old Medium and large 1 1572 lbs with 200-275 lbs calves 
2,200.00.

Cow/calf pairs 5-6 yrs old Medium and large 1 1372-1699 lbs with 200-300 lbs 
calves 1,785.00-2,000.00.     

Cow/calf pairs Middle age (Solid mouth) Medium and large 1 1771-1775 lbs with 225-325
lbs calves 1,550.00-1,725.00.

Cow/calf Pairs: Aged (Broken mouth) Medium and large 1 1697 lbs with 250-300 lbs 
calves 1,490.00. 


Source:  USDA- Livestock, Poultry, Grain, Market News Service
         John Kimbrell, Officer in Charge, 406-210-4792
         john.kimbrell@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_LS750.txt
 
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