Cattle Market Report – VJV Westlock

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Week Ending: Thu Sep 14, 2017 Thu Sep 7, 2017 Thu Aug 31, 2017
Head Sold: 688 273 477
Slaughter Cattle
D1 - D2 Cows $0.80 - $0.91 $0.80 - $0.92 $0.88 - $0.98
D3 - D4 Cows $0.72 - $0.79 $0.74 - $0.80 $0.80 - $0.87
Good Holstein Cows $0.70 - $0.80 $0.75 - $0.82 $0.84 - $0.93
Medium Holstein Cows $0.58 - $0.69 $0.55 - $0.70 $0.60 - $0.80
Heiferettes $1.05 - $1.28 $1.00 - $1.24 $1.10 - $1.35
Bologna Bulls $0.80 - $1.20 $0.89 - $1.10 $0.91 - $1.24
Feeder Bulls $1.02 - $1.50 $0.95 - $1.40 $1.15 - $1.60
Replacement Cattle
Good Bred Cows $1,100.00 - $1,500.00 — - — — - —
Older Bred Cows $1,000.00 - $1,100.00 — - — — - —
Good Bred Heifers — - — — - — — - —
Cow / Calf Pairs (Younger) — - — — - — — - —
Cow / Calf Pairs (Older) $1,250.00 - $1,800.00 — - — $1,250.00 - $2,050.00
Stock and Feeder Cattle
Weight Steers Heifers Steers Heifers Steers Heifers
1000 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.58 - $1.73 $1.26 - $1.61 — - — — - — $1.40 - $1.64 $1.25 - $1.46
900 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.69 - $1.81 $1.20 - $1.72 — - — — - — $1.61 - $1.73 $1.20 - $1.57
800 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.60 - $1.88 $1.63 - $1.75 — - — — - — $1.65 - $1.88 $1.22 - $1.61
700 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.65 - $2.09 $1.40 - $1.84 — - — — - — $1.75 - $1.97 $1.51 - $1.76
600 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.87 - $2.14 $1.60 - $1.82 — - — — - — $1.77 - $1.99 $1.52 - $1.79
500 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.92 - $2.16 $1.70 - $1.90 — - — — - — $1.96 - $2.13 $174.00 - $1.88
400 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.13 - $2.37 $1.75 - $2.04 — - — — - — $2.08 - $2.31 $1.93 - $2.13
300 lbs Steers | Heifers — - — $1.80 - $2.05 — - — — - — $2.10 - $2.42 $2.00 - $2.21
Dairy & Calves
Dairy Steers — - — — - — — - —
Baby Calves (Dairy) $/Hd — - — — - — — - —
Baby Calves (Beef) $/Hd — - — — - — — - —
Feed
Hay: Square Bales — - — — - — — - —
Hay: Round Bales — - — — - — — - —
Straw: Square Bales — - — — - — — - —
Straw: Round Bales — - — — - — — - —
Greenfeed: Square Bales — - — — - — — - —
Greenfeed: Round Bales — - — — - — — - —

Thursday September 14, 2017

A BETTER SALE TODAY WITH A FEW MORE NUMBERS. MOSTLY YEARLINGS AND KILL COWS. THE MARKET ON THE YEARLINGS HAS HELD PRETTY GOOD WHEN YOU COINSIDER WHERE THE SLAUGHTER CATTLE MARKET IS. HOPEFULLY THE SLAUGHTER MARKET WILL START TO TURN AROUND SOON SO THAT THE MARGIN WILL CHANGE FROM RED TO BLACK! THERE STILL ISN'T ENOUGH CALVES MOVING TO REALLY SET A TREND BUT IF I HAD HEAVY CALVES (600-700 LBS.) AND WERE ACCESSABLE , I WOULD LIKELY BE MOVING THEM! WHEN YOU CONSIDER 700 LB. STEERS AT 2.05, THAT IS SOUND MONEY! IN FACT, GOOD MONEY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WHOLE PICTURE. THE SAD PART OF THE MARKET IS THE SLAUGHTER COW AND BULL MARKET. IT PUKES! WE GOT THIS MUCH FOR A COWS 15-20 YEARS AGO!! HOWEVER, THE VOLUMES OF COWS THAT HAVE BEEN SLAUGHTETRED THIS SPRING AND SUMMER HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE. WESTERN CANADA WIDE- COWS, COWS AND MORE COWS. AND YET WHEN YOU GO TO BUY 90% LEAN GROUND BEEF AND PAY $6-7.00/ LB. IT REALLY MAKES YOU WONDER. TAKE CARE FOLKS. GIVE US A CALL WHEN YOU'RE READY TO SELL, AND WE'LL BE THERE FOR YOU.