Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Thursday, December 3, 2021 - Posted weekly on Friday

Reported by the USDA Market News... “Click” links to view entire report

North Central:

Billings Livestock Commission Cattle Auction - Billings, MT
This Week: 4,214
Last Reported: 4,850
Last Year: 5,501
Compared to two weeks ago: Yearling steers were too lightly tested last sale to develop an accurate market trend, however higher to sharply higher undertones were noticed. Yearling heifers sold mostly 5.00 lower in a narrow comparison. Demand however remains very good for all yearlings on offer. Steer calves under 400 lbs sold sharply higher, steers over 400 lbs sold mostly 5.00-8.00 higher. Heifer calves under 400 lbs sold sharply higher, 400-599 lbs heifers sold steady to 3.00 higher. Heifer calves over 600 lbs sold 2.00-5.00 higher. Quality this week was average to very attractive for both calves and yearlings. Demand for calves was mostly moderate to good. The best demand continues to be for light weight calves suitable to develop into yearlings.
Mitchell Livestock Auction – Mitchell SD
This Week: 4,517
Last Reported: 4,305
Last Year: 5,089
Compared to two weeks ago: Feeder steers 550-850 lbs. sold steady to 6.00 higher. A higher undertone was noted on steers over 1000 lbs. Heifers 600-950 lbs. sold steady to 5.00 higher. Demand was good with many large lots in yearlings.
Valentine Livestock Auction - Valentine NE
This Week: 3,325
Last Reported: 2,535
Last Year: 3,175
Compared with two weeks ago 550 to 650 lbs steers traded 8.00 to 11.00 higher, no comparable offerings for heifers a trend will not be given. Demand was very good today with several buyers and active internet bidding.

South Central:

Apache Livestock Auction - Apache, OK
This Week: 3,499
Last Reported: 0
Last Year: 0
Compared to last sale two weeks ago: Feeder steers 5.00 to 9.00 higher. Feeder heifers 3.00 to 7.00 higher. Steer calves 4.00 o 12.00 higher and heifer calves 8.00 to 9.00 higher. Quality good to attractive with very good demand. Slaughter cows 4.00 higher. Slaughter bulls1.00 lower.


Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
This Week: 4,845
Last Reported: 4,273
Last Year: 2,719
Compared to last week: Feeder steers steady to 4.00 higher. Feeder heifers steady to 2.00 higher. Steer and heifer calves steady. Demand moderate for feeder cattle with active demand for thinner fleshed light calves for grazing. Quality average. 
Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
This Week: 2,407
Last Reported: 1,982
Last Year: 1,052
Compared to 2 weeks ago, yearling steers 500 lb to 950 lb sold unevenly steady, with the exception of 157 fancy steers that weighed 880 lb that sold for 166. Steer calves 400 lb to 500 lb sold 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Yearling heifers 600 lb to 800 lb sold steady to 2.00 lower. Feeder heifers 800 lb to 950 lb sold 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Heifer calves 400 lb to 600 lb sold 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Demand was good. Slaughter cows and bulls sold 8.00 to 10.00 higher. 
Farmers & Ranchers Livestock - Salina KS
This Week: 3,251
Last Reported: 2,486
Last Year: 2,493
Comparing to two weeks ago there were limited steer sales under 550 lbs but a higher undertone was noted. Steers 550 to 700 lbs sold 3.00 to 9.00 higher while steers 700 to 850 lbs sold steady to 1.00 lower. Steers 850 to 900 lbs sold 6.00 higher. Heifers under 550 there was a limited test. Heifers 600 to 850 lbs sold mostly 2.00 to 4.00 higher with the exception of 750 to 800 lb heifer selling 8.00 higher. Heifers over 850 lbs there was a limited test, but a higher undertone was noted.
Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart TX
This Week: 2,967
Last Reported: 2,492
Last Year: 1,618
Compared to two weeks ago: Feeder steers and heifers traded mostly 5.00 to 8.00 higher. Steer and heifer calves traded 7.00 to 10.00 higher, with instances of 15.00 to 20.00 higher on the the lighter weight weaned calves. Slaughter cattle traded mostly 5.00 higher. Trading activity was active on very good buyer demand.


Douglas County Livestock Auction - Ava MO
This Week: 2,132
Last Reported: 1,651
Last Year: 1,770
Compared to last sale two weeks ago, Feeder steers under 550 lbs 5.00 to 10.00 higher, Over 550 lbs steady to 5.00 higher. Feeder heifers 2.00 to 8.00 higher. Demand good to very good. Supply heavy. Slaughter cows steady


Calhoun Stockyard - Calhoun, GA
This Week: 628
Last Reported: 0
Last Year: 726
No trends. 


Toppenish Livestock Auction - Toppenish, WA
This Week:  
Last Reported: 
Last Year: 
Sale not reported.


Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
This Week: 1,928
Last Reported: 1,365
Last Year: 1,964
Compared to last Thursday: No comparison due to no sale last week. However all classes of feeders and yearlings sold considerably higher. All classes sold with good to very good demand. 
Paris Stockyards - Paris KY
This Week: 2,652
Last Reported: 1,968
Last Year: 2,953
No trend due to being closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.