Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Thursday, May 12th - 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: 1,725
Last Reported: 948 
Last Year: 1,660
Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers were all too lightly tested this week to develop an accurate market trend, lower undertones were noticed. Quality this week was mostly plain and lower than last weeks offering. Many consignments were cutback cattle off video or country sales this week. 
Mitchell Livestock Auction – Mitchell SD
This Week: 4,315
Last Reported: 3,599
Last Year: 3,167
Compared to last week: Steers up to 850 lbs. the undertone was unevenly steady, steers 850-900 lbs. were 3.00 higher, steers 900-lbs. on up were 2.00-3.00 lower. An unevenly steady undertone was noted on heifers up to 700 lbs. heifers 700 lbs. on up were 2.00 lower. Demand was good, with many large load lots in todays offering.
Valentine Livestock Auction - Valentine NE
This Week: 550
Last Reported: 3,650
Last Year: 749
Sale consisted of, Spring cows calving now, Fall Bred cow to calve Aug-Sept and Spring Pairs consisted mostly of black and bwf cows with 150 to 300 lbs calves at side. Some consignment due to loss of pasture grass. Demand was good with an active internet bidding.

South Central:

Apache Livestock Auction - Apache, OK
This Week: 2,471
Last Reported: 1,092
Last Year: 1,759
Compared to last week: Feeder steers steady to 2.00 lower. Feeder heifers were not tested. Steer calves 2.00 lower, heifer calves 2.00 higher. Quality good to attractive with good demand. Slaughter cows 1.00 to 4.00 lower. Slaughter bulls 2.00 higher.


Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
This Week: 2,920
Last Reported: 3,350
Last Year: 4,047
Compared to last week: Feeder steers steady to 3.00 lower. Feeder heifers 2.00 - 4.00 lower. Steer and heifer calves lightly tested, with a lower undertone noted. Demand moderate to good. Quality average to attractive. 
Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
This Week: 4,306
Last Reported: 2,179
Last Year: 3,208
Compared to last week, feeder steers 600 lb to 850 lb sold 2.00 to 5.00 higher. Steers 850 lb to 1050 lb sold 6.00 to 8.00 lower. Feeder heifers 600 lb to 950 lb sold 9.00 to 12.00 higher with the most advance on heifers over 850 lb. Not enough steer and heifer calves 400 lb to 600 lb for a market test, however a lower trend was noted. Demand was good.
Farmers & Ranchers Livestock - Salina KS
This Week: 3,060
Last Reported: 2,148
Last Year: 2,406
There was not enough cattle for a good comparison on steer cattle under 600 lbs., however a lower undertone was noted. Steers 600 to 650 lbs and 850 to 900 lbs sold $10.00 lower and 900 to 950 lb steers sold $2.00 lower. The 800 to 850 lb steers sold $1.00 higher. On the heifers no comparison for heifers under 500 or over 900 lbs. 500 to 600 lb heifers sold $2.00 to 5.00 lower and 750 to 850 lb heifers sold steady to $2.00 lower. The supply was moderate with moderate demand. 
Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart TX
This Week: 2,124
Last Reported: 2,150
Last Year: 1,900
Compared to last week: Steer and heifer calves under 600 lbs firm. A firm undertone was noted on this week's offering of predominantly fancier kinds of feeder steers and heifers over 600 lbs compared to last week's plainer offerings with a few loads of fancy heifers selling 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls steady to weak.


Douglas County Livestock Auction - Ava MO
This Week: 1,462
Last Reported: 563
Last Year: 874
Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers traded steady to 4.00 lower. Slaughter cows traded 2.00-6.00 lower. Not enough slaughter bulls and replacement cattle for a market comparison. Supply was heavy with moderate demand. 


Calhoun Stockyard - Calhoun, GA
This Week: 423
Last Reported: 488
Last Year: 430
Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows steady to 3.00 lower, slaughter bulls mostly steady, feeder steers and steer calves lightly tested, feeder bulls steady to 3.00 lower, feeder heifers and heifer calves lightly tested, bull calves unevenly , replacement cows unevenly steady.


Toppenish Livestock Auction - Toppenish, WA
This Week: 1,360
Last Reported: 1,850
Last Year: 1,800
Compared to last Thursday, stocker and feeder cattle weak in a light test. Buyer attendance was light. The 5/11 CME Feeder Cattle Index was up another 37 cents to $156.61. Slaughter cows and bulls 4.00-7.00 lower as cow supplies are abundant and cheaper elsewhere and an interest was out of the market. Trade slow to moderate with light to moderate demand.


Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
This Week: 1,849
Last Reported: 1,753
Last Year: 1,641
Compared to last Thursday: Feeder steers under 800 lbs 1.00-3.00 higher, over 800 lbs 1.00-2.00 lower, Feeder heifers under 700 lbs 1.00-3.00 higher, over 700 lbs steady, Good demand for feeder and yearling classes. Slaughter cows and bulls fully steady,
Paris Stockyards - Paris KY
This Week: 1,387
Last Reported: 1,867
Last Year: 1,460
Compared to last week feeder steers sold Steady. Feeder heifers sold 2.00-3.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold 6.00-8.00 higher with good demand, Slaughter bulls sold steady. There was good demand for all feeder cattle, with good offerings and good buyer activity this week. Buyers showed good interest in weaned steers and heifers with favorable condition.