Cattle Market Report – VJV Westlock

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Week Ending: Thu Nov 16, 2017 Thu Nov 9, 2017 Thu Nov 2, 2017
Head Sold: 2982 3514 2024
Slaughter Cattle
D1 - D2 Cows $0.78 - $0.89 $0.78 - $1.01 $0.79 - $0.93
D3 - D4 Cows $0.70 - $0.77 $0.67 - $0.75 $0.70 - $0.78
Good Holstein Cows $0.69 - $0.76 $0.65 - $0.74 $0.68 - $0.75
Medium Holstein Cows $0.45 - $0.65 $0.40 - $0.60 $0.48 - $0.65
Heiferettes $1.10 - $1.45 $1.10 - $1.50 $1.00 - $1.35
Bologna Bulls $0.70 - $1.06 $0.50 - $1.10 $0.85 - $1.14
Feeder Bulls $1.20 - $1.24 $1.24 - $1.76 $1.20 - $1.38
Replacement Cattle
Good Bred Cows — - — — - — — - —
Older Bred Cows $1,300.00 - $1,850.00 — - — $1,200.00 - $1,800.00
Good Bred Heifers — - — — - — $1,700.00 - $1,900.00
Cow / Calf Pairs (Younger) — - — — - — — - —
Cow / Calf Pairs (Older) $1,300.00 - $1,900.00 — - — — - —
Stock and Feeder Cattle
Weight Steers Heifers Steers Heifers Steers Heifers
1000 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.47 - $1.66 $1.40 - $1.75 $1.48 - $1.85 $1.48 - $1.81 $1.61 - $1.79 $1.51 - $1.60
900 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.65 - $2.00 $1.75 - $1.88 $1.77 - $2.00 $1.54 - $1.90 $1.71 - $1.87 $1.65 - $1.79
800 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.55 - $2.12 $1.81 - $2.01 $1.70 - $2.10 $1.60 - $1.93 $1.88 - $2.09 $1.40 - $1.91
700 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.92 - $2.16 $1.80 - $1.97 $1.92 - $2.15 $1.67 - $1.98 $1.90 - $2.18 $1.78 - $1.98
600 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.05 - $2.23 $1.82 - $2.07 $2.05 - $2.28 $1.75 - $2.01 $1.80 - $2.20 $1.80 - $2.00
500 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.10 - $2.40 $1.90 - $2.11 $2.10 - $2.46 $1.85 - $2.12 $2.10 - $2.48 $1.63 - $2.11
400 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.15 - $2.76 $1.97 - $2.38 $2.12 - $2.86 $1.87 - $2.24 $2.20 - $2.78 $1.90 - $2.29
300 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.60 - $3.16 $2.10 - $2.52 $2.50 - $3.08 $1.95 - $2.43 $2.60 - $3.14 $2.05 - $2.39
Dairy & Calves
Dairy Steers $1.10 - $1.40 $1.30 - $1.60 — - —
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 November 16, 2017

THE MARKET LOST A BIT OF ITS SHINE TODAY BUT IN ALL FAIRNESS, THE BUYERS SAID IT WAS THE HIGHEST THEY SAW ALL WEEK. THE BIGGEST NOTICEABLE DISCOUNTS WERE IN THE 600-700 LB. WEIGHT. PLAIN CATTLE AND NOT TOP CATTLE WERE , IN SOME CASES, HEAVILY DISCOUNTED. PICK YOUR BULLS WISELY AND KEEP RECORDS OF YOUR MAMA COW PRODUCTION. THAT WAY YOU DON'T KEEP HEIFERS FROM NON PRODUCTIVE MAMA COWS. THERE IS AN OLD SAYING THAT STILL HOLDS TRUE- IF A COW CAN'T PRODUCE 1/2 OF ITS WEIGHT IN THAT CALF AT WEANING, SHE SHOULDN'T BE STAYING IN THE HERD. THO' THE MARKET WAS A BIT LOWER, THERE WETRE TIMES THAT THE MARKET WAS AS HIGH AS LAST WEEK BUT ON THE AVERAGE, IT WAS OFF A BIT. THE COW MARKET IS NOT GETTING ANY BETTER. IF THAT OLD COW HAS TO GO TO TOWN, WELL THEN BRING HER BUT IF YOU CAN HOLD OFF, MAYBE THIS COW MARKET WILL SPRING A BIT IN A LITTLE WHILE. I REALLY THINK IT COULD BE WORTH THE WAIT. DON'T FORGET THAT THE RANCHMANS BRED FEMALE SALE GOES SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 @ 11 AM. SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LISTINGS WHICH WE ARE GETTING MORE ALL THE TIME. ON ANOTHER NOTE, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS BUT I NEED TO SAY MY PIECE. SINCE WHEN DOES A PARENT NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN THEIR CHILDRENS LIVES. WHEN THEY'RE ON THEIR OWN, MAYBE, BUT I ALWAYS HAD THE IDEA THAT THE MOTHER AND FATHER CREATED THIS LITTLE CHARACTER, NOURISHED IT, PROTECTED IT, AND TAUGHT THE CHILD RIGHT FROM WRONG AND NOW SOME BUREAUCRAT THAT MOST LIKELY NEVER HAD A CHILD HAS THE BALLS TO STAND AND TELL ME MY CHILD IS NONE OF MY BUSINESS- NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I HOPE A BUNCH CALL THIS ----GOVERNMENT AND LET THEM KNOW THEY ARE WRONG! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!