Billings Livestock Commission Wtd Avg
BL_LS751
Billings, MT    Thu Jan 10, 2019    USDA Market News
 
Billings Livestock Commission
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 01/10/2019
 
Receipts:  4,671    Last Week:  3,261    Year Ago:  2,819
 
Compared to the last Thursday sale 12-13-18: Feeder steers 
500-699 lbs sold mostly 4.00-8.00 higher. All other steer
weights were too lightly tested to develop an accurate
market trend, however steady to firm undertones were noticed.
Feeder heifers 450-549 lbs sold steady to firm, 550-699 lbs
heifers sold mostly 5.00-10.00 higher. Quality this week was 
attractive overall with many long time weaned calves in the 
offering. Calves were mostly in very light to light flesh.
Discounts lightened some for un-weaned calves as most of these
calves were in light flesh and have been eating along side 
their mothers. Many fully preconditioned calves were seen
this sale. Demand for calves was mostly good throughout the
sale. Market activity this week was mostly active. Weigh up 
cows sold on mostly good demand for light offerings. Packers
and feeding buyers bid aggressively at times over high quality 
feeding offerings. Feeding cows sold on mostly good demand 
as most of the offering returned to feed. Feeding cows sold 
generally steady in a narrow comparison. Slaughter cows were
too lightly tested to trend, however higher undertones were 
noticed on lean cows. Slaughter bulls sold with higher 
undertones in a narrow comparison. The feeder cattle offering 
was 55 percent steers and bulls, 45 percent heifers with 55 
percent weighing over 600 lbs. Today�s supply consisted of 
87 percent feeder cattle, 3 percent slaughter cows, 2 percent 
slaughter bulls, 8 percent feeding cows and bulls and cows 
returning to the country, balance bred cows, heifers, and 
pairs. Next sale will be Thursday Jan 17th, 2019.


                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   27    405-447     426    199.00-209.00     204.18
   31    463-488     481    187.50-196.00     193.20
  129    501-545     518    177.00-187.50     184.39
  234    556-598     576    168.00-180.00     173.22
  345    600-646     626    154.00-167.50     161.09   Calves
  486    652-699     674    147.50-157.50     152.69   Calves
  189    700-743     728    146.00-150.50     149.64   Calves
    9      731       731       132.00         132.00   Fleshy
   11    730-740     736       142.00         142.00   Full
   49    752-795     762    141.50-149.50     147.74   Calves
   32    806-849     814    139.50-145.50     144.22   Calves
   11    855-887     879    137.50-138.50     138.28   Calves
    6      973       973       135.00         135.00   Calves

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9      329       329       185.00         185.00
   22      423       423       192.50         192.50
   52    459-498     486    168.00-182.00     175.56
   33    507-549     529    170.00-177.00     173.75
   14    591-593     592    157.00-162.00     158.78
   10      647       647       153.00         153.00
   28    664-691     686    146.00-151.00     148.91   Calves
    4      701       701       142.50         142.50   Calves
    3      918       918       132.00         132.00

                      Feeder Steers Medium 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8      499       499       180.00         180.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   17    387-392     388    179.00-181.00     179.36
   28    410-430     426    171.00-175.00     174.31
  169    452-499     472    159.00-171.00     166.43
  170    500-549     528    150.00-157.00     152.51
   40      509       509       165.00         165.00   Fancy
  273    550-597     565    148.50-154.50     151.18
  250    602-642     612    143.00-150.00     147.10   Calves
  228    656-681     665    140.00-145.00     143.70   Calves
   83    700-744     707    136.00-142.50     139.35   Calves
    6      736       736       130.00         130.00   Fleshy
   17      794       794       136.50         136.50   Calves
    5    808-820     813       131.00         131.00   Calves

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   28    376-395     388    169.00-177.00     173.26
   14    410-445     420    162.00-165.00     164.37
   42    470-494     479    154.00-160.00     157.07
   26    533-538     537    144.00-145.50     145.16
   26    571-594     580    145.00-146.50     145.80
   22    600-637     624    139.00-140.00     139.91   Calves
    6    660-670     665    133.00-139.00     136.02   Calves
   10      741       741       131.50         131.50   Calves

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11      440       440       129.00         129.00
    8      464       464       148.00         148.00
    5      524       524       125.00         125.00

                 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6    473-490     484    171.00-177.00     172.95
    4    660-673     666    139.00-141.00     140.01   Calves
    4      719       719       138.00         138.00   Calves
   37    755-780     756    134.50-136.00     134.58   Calves
    5      835       835       132.00         132.00   Calves

Slaughter Cows         
           Pct Lean    Weight    Avg Dress    High Dress   Low Dress   Very Low Dress   
Breakers     75-80   1543-1723     52.50          --         45.00          --
Boners       80-85   1480-1500     54.00          --         48.00          --
Lean         85-90   1020-1385  50.00-51.00       --      42.00-49.00   32.50-41.00

Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade 1-2              
                  Weight       Avg Dress     High Dress    Low Dress   Very Low Dress
                1333-2182     64.50-69.50        --       55.00-63.50      50.00
All Natural     1579-1728          --            --       56.50-66.50        --

Feeding Cows and Cows Returning to the Country: Coming 3 yrs old: 705-1213 lbs 79.00
-100.00, heifers 833-1151 lbs 100.00-118.00. Coming 4 yrs old: 910-1265 lbs 61.00-72.00. 
Young age: 1155-1310 lbs 56.00-59.50. Middle age: 1282-1470 lbs 52.00-57.00. Aged: 1170
-1590 lbs 46.00-56.50, thin/full 41.00.

Bred cows: Aged (Broken mouth) Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1338 lbs 
(Average quality) 710.00.

Source:  USDA Market News Service, Billings, MT
         John Kimbrell, Officer in Charge
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_LS751.txt
 
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