Last feeder sale was two weeks ago: Steer calves from 500# to 550# were $12.00 to $15.00 higher, 550# to 650# were $3.00 to $5.00 higher, 650# to 700# were $10.00 to $12.00 higher; Heifer calves from 450# to 650# were generally $4.00 to $8.00 higher. No other comparisons were available. Most of the calves were fully preconditioned, and in light to moderate flesh condition and right off the cow.
Compared to two weeks ago; slaughter and feeder cows traded steady to 2.00 higher with lean cows trading 3.00 higher. Slaughter bulls traded 4.00 to 5.00 higher. A very large run again with a lot of the cows returning to the country.
Compared to the last Feeder Special two weeks ago, the best test was on 500-700 lb steers selling 5.00-10.00 higher, with three pot loads of 895-995 lb yearling steers selling with a higher undertone with no recent comparison. Feeder heifers weighing 400-600 lbs sold 3.00-7.00 higher and over 600 lbs sold with a higher undertone on limited comparisons. Slaughter cows traded steady to firm on a nice offering.
Compared to same sale two weeks ago, market was not quoted last week because of thanksgiving. Slaughter cows and bulls were mostly steady. Feeder steers under 650 lbs 12.00 higher, over 650 lbs mostly steady. Heifers 4.00 to 14.00 higher, most advance was on light weight cattle. Bull calves were 4.00 to 10.00 higher with most lighter bull calves showing most gains.
Slaughter cattle steady to up 1.00 to 2.00 compared to last sale . Feeder cattle steady to up 1.00 to 3.00 . Demand was moderate ; market activity and buyer interest were moderate . Offerings were heavy with quality average .