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National slaughter, feeder and stocker cattle report
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Price trends for calves were steady to $5 higher with many areas $10 to $15 higher.

Cattle prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.) except some replacement animals per pair or head as indicated.

NATIONAL SLAUGHTER CATTLE

(Federal-State Market News)

Oklahoma City-Des Moines

Dec. 5

No trend established yet for slaughter cattle sales on a live basis. Dressed sales in Nebraska $2-3 lower. Boxed beef prices Dec. 5 averaged $245.83 that is $5.54 lower than Nov. 21. The Choice/Select spread is $16.10. Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Dec. 5 totaled about 13,000 head. The week’s total head count was 45,102 head.

Midwest Direct Markets: Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 35-80 Percent Choice, 1200-1400 lbs. $166; Dressed Basis: Steers and Heifers: $264-265.

Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding Prices): Slaughter cows $1-3 higher. Slaughter bulls $2-5 higher. USDA’s Cutter cow carcass cut-out value Dec. 5 was $235.10 down $.16 from Nov. 21.

NATIONAL FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE

(Federal-State Market News)

St. Joseph, Mo.

Dec. 5

This week Last week Last year

346,000 149,300 340,600

Compared to Nov. 21: Feeder cattle and calf markets were active following the Thanksgiving holiday week with many markets selling two weeks worth of receipts. Price trends for calves were steady to $5 higher with many areas $10 to $15 higher.

Yearling feeders traded unevenly steady with most advances early in the week before the Board retreated mid-week. Several major auctions held special value added sales this week as the OKC West-El Reno Oklahoma Livestock Auction sold over 8,800 head of long timed weaned reputation calves for the Oklahoma Quality Beef Network and Integrity Beef Alliance on Dec. 3. The El Reno market quoted most feeders $4 higher and all selling with good demand on many reputation long-time weaned calves.

Each week a larger percentage of the feeder offering has now been weaned for at least 30 days and starting to reach the desired timeframe of 45 days away from their mothers. Very good demand was noted in the Northern Plains where on Dec. 3 at the Hub City Livestock Auction in Aberdeen, S.D., 7,150 head sold on a very active market with 253 head of value added steers averaging 513 lbs. sold with a weighted average price of $335.43. Then 679 head of their bigger brothers weighing between 600-650 lbs. averaging 623 lbs. sold with a weighted average price of $276.11.

In Bassett, Neb., on Dec. 3 sold a number of reputation sandhill calves with 160 head of fancy steers averaging 665 lbs. sold with a weighted average price of $285.58 and 321 head of steers averaging 718 lbs. sold with a weighted average price of $271.74.

On Dec. 3 in Ogallala, Neb., sold 7,100 head of feeders with several load lots of value added NHTC cattle selling on very good demand as 173 head of steers weighing 733 lbs. dropped the gavel at $299.50 and a pot load of their bigger brothers weighing 796 lbs. at $280.50. The feeder cattle market has had an astounding up movement this fall which has been stimulated by record fat cattle prices, low numbers and low corn prices.

Many farmer feeders continue to attend and buy cattle after a record corn crop; leaving them to look for additional profit opportunities with lower corn prices. The feeder cattle market has had very few corrections and no one knows what the future holds but so far this feeder market has been pretty much bullet proof.

It’s worth noting that corrections can happen and usually do happen to good markets. So far any corrections in the feeder cattle market have not induced any big moves lower and the downturns encountered so far have been pretty trivial.

Negotiated cash fed cattle traded $5 lower in Kansas mid-day Dec. 5 at mostly $168, while dressed sales in Nebraska were mostly $3 lower at mostly $264 for the week. This week’s auction volume included 48 percent over 600 lbs. and 37 percent heifers.

AUCTIONS

This week Last week Last year

275,600 96,800 268,000

WASHINGTON 3,000. 50 pct over 600 lbs. 43 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 450-500 lbs. $288.52; 550-600 lbs. $245.72; 600-650 lbs. $235.31; 650-700 lbs. $233.90; 700-750 lbs. $228.20; 750-800 lbs. $218.87. Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 500-550 lbs. $231.34; 550-600 lbs. $235.60; 600-650 lbs. $224.66; 650-700 lbs. $222.31.

DIRECT

This week Last week Last year

49,400 29,000 45,400

SOUTHWEST (Arizona-California-Nevada) 5,700. 5 pct over 600 lbs. No heifers. Holsteins: Large 3 Del April 275 lbs. $365; 300 lbs. $345; March-April 325 lbs. $325; Current 625 lbs. $205. Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 Del Current 725 lbs. $226.68.

NORTHWEST (Washington-Oregon-Idaho) ,7300. 94 pct over 600 lbs. 50 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 Current FOB Delivery 450-500 lbs. $300 Idaho; 650 lbs. $250 calves Idaho. Current Delivery Price 600-700 lbs. $250-261 calves Idaho; 700-750 lbs. $235-240 Idaho; 800-850 lbs. $224-237 Idaho. Future Delivery Delivered Price 800-900 lbs. $226 for June-September Idaho. Heifers: Large 1-2 Current FOB Delivery 450 lbs. $285 Idaho. Current Delivery Price 550-600 lbs. $244.50-250 Idaho; 700 lbs. $227 Idaho; 850 lbs. $224.50 Idaho. Future Delivery Delivered Price 800-850 lbs. $223 for June-September Idaho.

NORTHWEST DIRECT CATTLE

(USDA Market News)

Moses Lake, Wash.

Dec. 5 Last week Last year

7,250 Holiday 900

No trends due to the Thanksgiving Holiday last week and market not reported. Trade moderate to active with good demand. The feeder supply included 50 percent steers and 50 percent heifers. Near 94 percent of the supply weighed over 600 lbs. Prices are FOB weighing point with a 1-4 percent shrink or equivalent and with a 5-10 cent slide on calves and a 3-7 cent slide on yearlings. Delivered prices include freight, commissions and other expenses.

Steers: Medium and Large 1-2: Current FOB Delivery: 450-500 lbs. $300 Idaho; 650 lbs. $250 calves Idaho. Current Delivery Price: 600-700 lbs. $250-261 calves Idaho; 700-750 lbs. $235-240 Idaho; 800-850 lbs. $224-237 Idaho. Future Delivery Delivered Price: 800-900 lbs. $226 for June-September Idaho.

Heifers: Large 1-2: Current FOB Delivery: 450 lbs. $285 Idaho. Current Delivery Price: 550-600 lbs. $244.50-250 Idaho; 700 lbs. $227 Idaho; 850 lbs. $224.50 Idaho. Future Delivery Delivered Price: 800-850 lbs. $223 for June-September Idaho.

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