Cattle Market Report

The market was 5-6 higher on the lighter calves with good demand; especially if they were weaned. The 5&6 weight bawling calves were steady. The longer weaned calves were 3 higher and had good demand, asking as they were thinner fleshed. The feeder cattle were steady to 2 lower. This was mainly due to the losses in the futures market and the corn prices soaring. The feeder cattle that are going straight to the yards are going to have a hard time gaining any ground with the feed cost. The stock cows were 50 lower, but we are still not having very many young cows. The weather doesn’t help much in getting anyone interested in adding to their herds. The bulk of the cows are still old. The packer cows were steady with the big carcass fleshy cows being 2-4 higher. A lot of the cow packers have several cows locked up in feedyards right now and with grain prices getting high, they will be trying to kill them and get them off the feed bill. I don’t feel like the packer cows will move up much in price. We hope everyone had a great Christmas and wonderful New Year and we look forward to working for you in 2021.




*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 For Your Business,

Red Bone

1243 head  
 Feeder Steers
  #2 & #3 #1
200-300 lbs.   180-225
300-400 lbs.   180-220
500-600 lbs.   140-160
600-700 lbs.   130-145
700-800 lbs.   130-141
Feeder Heifers
  #2 & #3 #1
200-300 lbs.   160-180
300-400 lbs.   150-170
400-500 lbs.   135-158
500-600 lbs.   120-137
600-700 lbs.   120-135
700-800 lbs.   118-128
 #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: 65-82
Slaughter Cows, #1’s:  45-62
Cutter: 25-45
Stocker Cows PG’d Tested 3 – 9 yrs:
Large Frame 900-1150 Medium Frame 600-800
Cow/Calf Pair with Calves under 250 lbs:
Large Frame 1100-1300 Medium Frame 700-1000
Baby Holstein Calves: N/A Cross Bred Calves: 100-200