Compared to last week: Feeder cattle were scarcely tested this week, thus no trend can be established. Demand for feeder cattle was mostly moderate for light offerings. Quality was mostly average to attractive this week. Several sets of replacement quality heifers were seen this week and most of these offerings were purchased for grass cattle.
Compared to last Tuesday sale on a light offering; slaughter cows steady instances 2.00 higher, several slaughter bulls firm with instance 1.00 higher, a light run feeder cows mostly steady. Not enough feeder calves for good market test. Demand good to moderate.
Compared with last Tuesday: Feeder steer's and heifer's lightly tested. Slaughter cow's 1.00 to 3.00 higher full advance on breaker's. Slaughter bulls steady. Today's sale consisted mostly of slaughter cow's and cow/calf pairs. Trade and demand moderate to good.
Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers traded mostly steady. Steer and heifer calves were sharply higher on lighter weights, but quality was more attractive then the previous week. Slaughter cows and bulls traded 1.00 higher.
Compared to last week, steer calves traded steady to 4.00 higher while heifer calves traded 3.00-6.00 higher with spots 12.00 higher. Demand was very good on a heavy supply. This week's quality was above average with several pot-load packages in the offering.
Compared to last Tuesday feeder steers and heifers sold unevenly steady to 2.00 higher with buyers showing preference for weaned thinfleshed calf packages; some fleshy bawling calves facing discounts. Yearlings limited comparison with last week. Slaughter cows sold 2.00 to 4.00 higher with very good demand. Slaughter bulls sold 5.00 higher with very good demand.