Regional Cattle Auction Reports...
For Thursday, May 12th - Posted weekly on Friday
Reported by the USDA Market News... “Click” links to view entire report
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.
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.