Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Thursday, November 16th - 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: 5,026
Last Reported: 6,394
Last Year: 5,919
Compared to last week: Yearling steers and heifers were both too lightly tested this week to develop any market trend. Steer calves under 450 lbs sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower; Steers 450-549 lbs sold steady to 5.00 lower; steer calves over 550 lbs sold mostly 4.00-8.00 lower. Heifer calves under 400 lbs sold 10.00-15.00 higher; heifer calves 400-599 lbs sold mostly unevenly steady from 2.00 higher to 5.00 lower; heifer calves over 600 lbs sold 5.00-10.00 lower.
Mitchell Livestock Auction – Mitchell SD
This Week: 2,578
Last Reported: 2,896
Last Year: 4,492
Compared to last week: Feeder steers up to 650 lbs. sold on a sharply higher undertone , with high optimism on steers 550-600 lbs. Steers 600-1000 lbs. sold on a lower undertone. Heifers up to 700 lbs. sold on a steady to higher undertone. Heifers 850-1000 lbs. sold 2.00-8.00 lower. Demand was good.
Valentine Livestock Auction - Valentine NE
This Week: 3,890
Last Reported: 3,525
Last Year: 3,620
Compared with last week 500 and 550 lbs steers traded 2.00 to 15.00 higher and 600 lbs steers traded 4.00 lower. Heifer offerings 500 lbs traded 2.00 lower.

South Central:

Apache Livestock Auction - Apache, OK
This Week: 2,632
Last Reported: 2,842
Last Year: 2,866
Compared to last week: Feeder steers and feeder heifers lightly tested with a lower undertone noted. Steer calves 7.00 to 13.00 higher. Heifer calves 5.00 to 9.00 higher. Quality good to attractive with very good demand for the light weight grazing calves. Slaughter cows and bulls steady to 3.00 lower.


Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
This Week: 3,112
Last Reported: 2,851
Last Year: 2,955
Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers mostly steady. Steer calves 5.00 to 10.00 higher. Heifer calves 6.00 to 10.00 lower. Demand was light to moderate. Quality average.
Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
This Week: 1,884
Last Reported: 4,080
Last Year: 4,093
Compared to last week, feeder steers 450 lb to 950 lb sold 3.00 to 8.00 lower, however thin fleshed and fancy steers sold steady. Feeder heifers 400 lb to 900 lb sold unevenly steady on light receipts. Demand was moderate. Slaughter cows sold steady. Slaughter bulls sold 5.00 to 7.00 lower.
Farmers & Ranchers Livestock - Salina KS
This Week: 2,986
Last Reported: 2,661
Last Year: 3,302
Compared to last week steers 600 to 800 lbs sold mostly 7.00 to 10.00 higher and 800 to 950 lbs steers sold mostly 6.00 lower. The heifers under 700 lbs sold mostly 3.00 to 4.00 higher and 800 to 900 lb heifers sold in a range of 2.00 higher to 2.00 lower. 
Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart TX
This Week: 2,462
Last Reported: 1,831
Last Year: 2,704
Compared to last week: Feeder steers were too lightly tested to call a market trend. Feeder heifers traded with higher undertones. Steer and heifer calves traded 5.00 to 10.00 higher on the longer weaned and vaccinated calves. Slaughter cows and bulls traded mostly steady. 


New Cambria Livestock Market - New Cambria, MO
This Week: 984
Last Reported: 1,176
Last Year: 1,092
Compared to last week, steers sold 10.00 to 12.00 lower and heifers weak to 6.00 lower. Slaughter cows steady. Very few weaned cattle in town again this week with a higher percentage lacking a health program and plenty of flesh on the majority of the offering.



Calhoun Stockyard - Calhoun, GA
This Week: 370
Last Reported: 594
Last Year: 686
Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows and bulls mostly steady, feeder steers and steer calves lightly tested, all feeder classes 3.00 to 5.00 higher, replacement cows most steady. 


Toppenish Livestock Auction - Toppenish, WA
This Week: 1,570
Last Reported: 2,100
Last Year: 1,400
Compared to last Thursday, stocker and feeder cattle steady to weak in a light test. Buyer attendance was light. The CME Feeder Cattle Index was $2.76 weaker to $228.64 for 11/13. Slaughter cows 1.00-4.00 higher on Holstein type cows, beef type cows weak. Slaughter bulls firm. 


Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
This Week: 1,316
Last Reported: 2,275
Last Year: 2,392
Compared to last Thursday: Feeder steers mostly 3.00-5.00 higher except 600-700 lbs they were 3.00-5.00 lower, Feeder heifers under 600 lbs 3.00-5.00 lower, over 600 lbs mostly steady, Moderate demand for plainer fleshier unweaned calves and good demand for fancy weaned preconditioned calves. Yearling steers were 5.00-8.00 higher and sold with good demand. Slaughter cows 2.00-4.00 higher, Slaughter bulls steady, 
Paris Stockyards - Paris KY
This Week: 2,179
Last Reported: 2,698
Last Year: 2,275
Compared to last Thursday the feeder market was mostly higher with a good supply of high quality cattle. Feeder steers 450 lbs and under were sharply higher with strong demand, while the 500-600 steers were mostly steady. Small packages of yearling steers over 750 lbs were 4.00 to 6.00 lower due mainly to another drop in the futures market. Feeder heifers followed a similar path as good quality calves under 650 lbs were 4.00 to 10.00 higher with a good demand, while heifers over 700 lbs were sharply lower.