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The market this week was steady in comparison to last week. The futures has been a roller coaster again this week. The grocery stores have had limits on some of the beef products which should have the market on the rise. The box beef is the only thing that seems to keep getting higher, despite the live cattle prices. The packers are barely killing any fat cattle. They are blaming it on worker shortages due to the corona virus. This is another thorn in our side on fat cattle. They will pick up the very select few they buy on cash trade and the rest will have to be killed on the grid(a formula). The problem with that is we will now have cattle that have been turned in on the grid 3-4 weeks ago. They still won’t pick them up. The packers aren’t doing anything but getting bigger and making more money which will make the producer have to stand even more discounts, like heavy carcass,etc. The feeder cattle were steady on the yearlings, and 2 lower on the big calves. The calf market was steady with good demand on long weaned, and thin fleshed calves. The stock cow market was 50 higher on the young bred cows. The packer cows were 2-3 higher. Our Special Female Replacement Sale will be Wednesday, June 3rd at 12:00 noon.

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 05/15/2020
1031 hd
#2 & #3 #1
200-300 lbs. 180/225
300-400 lbs. 165-200
400-500 lbs. 150-170
500-600 lbs. 135-160
600-700 lbs. 130-144
700-800 lbs. 115-131
Feeder Heifers
#2 & #3 #1
200-300 lbs. 165-200
300-400 lbs. 150-170
400-500 lbs. 130-145
500-600 lbs. 118-130
600-700 lbs. 115-125
700-800 lbs. 110-120
 #2’s and #3’s on Feeder steers and heifers will be 15-25 off of the #1’s
Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade # 1 & # 2, 1200-2050 lbs:80-108
Slaughter Cows, #1’s: 55-80
Cutter: 30-45
Stocker Cows PG’d Tested 3 – 9 yrs:
Large Frame 900-1375 Medium Frame  700-850
Cow/Calf Pair with Calves under 250 lbs:
Large Frame 1100-1600 Medium Frame  850-1050
Baby Holstein Calves: N/A Cross Bred Calves:150-300