Cattle Market Report

The market was 3-6 lower on calves this week. The fleshy bawling calves demand was moderate especially on the unworked calves. The fleshy bull calves are seeing bigger discounts over the steer calves. Which in this dust and big temperature swings the health issues are getting worse by the day with these unweaned calves. We need a rain desperately on the wheat and with corn prices on the rise everything is stacking up against any price gains on the calf market. The feeder cattle was 3-5 lower again due to full Feed yards, loses in futures market, and feed prices on the rise. The stock cows was 50 cheaper still no young cows showing up mostly old cows. The packer cows and bulls was steady to 2 lower on the fleshy cows. If you have a place to wean your calves and hold them for 60 days in my opinion it would definitely be worth doing. Special cow sale November 11th
*We can work your cows and calves for you to help you maximize your profits when you sell your calves. I can’t stress the need for the calves to be worked and vaccinated. We sure don’t mind doing it for you. The $9 per head to work your calves is the cheapest money you can spend. Let us do the work for you and get you the most out of your calves. As always, we appreciate your business and its our pleasure to work for you! We appreciate your business!

Thank you,

Red Bone

1400 head  
 Feeder Steers
  #2 & #3 #1
200-300 lbs.   180-210
300-400 lbs.   155-175
400-500 lbs.   140-160
500-600 lbs.   125-140
600-700 lbs.   125-138
700-800 lbs.   120-132
Feeder Heifers
  #2 & #3 #1
200-300 lbs.   150-170
300-400 lbs.   140-155
400-500 lbs.   125-140
500-600 lbs.   115-130
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: 65-87
Slaughter Cows, #1’s:  45-64
Cutter: 25-45
Stocker Cows PG’d Tested 3 – 9 yrs:
Large Frame 900-1100 Medium Frame 600-800
Cow/Calf Pair with Calves under 250 lbs:
Large Frame 1100-1450 Medium Frame 800-1000
Baby Holstein Calves: N/A Cross Bred Calves: 100-200