Cattle Market Report – VJV Westlock

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Week Ending: Thu Nov 15, 2018 Thu Nov 8, 2018 Thu Nov 1, 2018
Head Sold: 3909 1719 1594
Slaughter Cattle
D1 - D2 Cows $0.68 - $0.80 $0.72 - $0.84 $0.75 - $0.89
D3 - D4 Cows $0.50 - $0.65 $0.65 - $0.70 $0.60 - $0.74
Good Holstein Cows $0.40 - $0.52 $0.54 - $0.64 $0.55 - $0.66
Medium Holstein Cows $0.25 - $0.37 $0.40 - $0.52 $0.45 - $0.50
Heiferettes $0.90 - $1.20 $0.90 - $1.15 $1.00 - $1.20
Bologna Bulls $0.40 - $1.05 $0.59 - $1.04 $0.80 - $1.14
Feeder Bulls $1.10 - $1.42 $1.06 - $1.41 $1.15 - $1.30
Replacement Cattle
Good Bred Cows — - — — - — — - —
Older Bred Cows $900.00 - $1,300.00 $900.00 - $1,300.00 $900.00 - $1,400.00
Good Bred Heifers — - — — - — — - —
Cow / Calf Pairs (Younger) — - — — - — — - —
Cow / Calf Pairs (Older) — - — — - — — - $1.10
Stock and Feeder Cattle
Weight Steers Heifers Steers Heifers Steers Heifers
1000 lbs Steers | Heifers $0.88 - $1.66 $1.10 - $1.64 $1.02 - $1.58 $1.05 - $1.65 $1.10 - $1.71 $0.98 - $1.65
900 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.16 - $1.88 $1.30 - $1.75 $1.25 - $1.46 $1.38 - $1.71 $1.50 - $1.71 $1.10 - $1.67
800 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.40 - $1.90 $1.45 - $1.86 $1.65 - $1.94 $1.45 - $1.84 $1.32 - $1.88 $1.45 - $1.78
700 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.65 - $2.16 $1.45 - $1.75 $1.75 - $2.00 $1.48 - $1.75 $1.78 - $2.04 $1.55 - $1.80
600 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.75 - $2.06 $1.55 - $1.77 $1.90 - $2.12 $1.66 - $1.79 $1.90 - $2.08 $1.70 - $1.86
500 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.75 - $2.31 $1.60 - $1.97 $1.90 - $2.29 $1.65 - $1.95 $1.90 - $2.23 $1.70 - $1.86
400 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.85 - $2.56 $1.65 - $2.21 $2.05 - $2.42 $1.68 - $2.12 $2.05 - $2.51 $1.75 - $2.04
300 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.90 - $2.72 $1.85 - $2.15 $2.10 - $2.79 $1.90 - $2.19 $2.20 - $2.92 $1.90 - $2.04
Dairy & Calves
Dairy Steers $0.90 - $1.30 $0.90 - $1.27 $0.90 - $1.40
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 — - — — - — — - —

** Only the top 80% of cattle are in the quotations. **

Thursday November 15, 2018

THE CALF RUN REALLY IS ON. ALMOST 4000 HEAD HERE TODAY. IF THE CALVES WERE NUMBER ONE OR REALLY GOOD CALVES, THEY SOLD WELL..BUT.. THERE IS A BIG SPREAD BETWEEN THE 1ST AND 2ND CUTS. PICK YOUR BULLS WISELY GUYS. I KNOW SOME OF YOU FEEL THAT A LIVE CALF IS GOOD ENOUGH BUT IF YOU ARE TO STAY IN BUSINESS, YOU CAN'T RAISE CALVES UNDER THE $1000 AND MAKE ANY MONEY- KEEP THIS IN MIND. WE STILL HAD 500 WT CALVES UP TO 2.30 AND THE HEAVY CALVES, IF TOP QUALITY WERE VERY STRONG. THE KILL COW MARKETREALLY IS TOUGH. THE SMALLER PROCESSORS ARE FULL TO THE ROOF SO ARE OFF THE MARKET. LOTS OF COWS BEING STOCK PILED WHICH TELLS ME THAT IT COULD BE AWHILE BEFORE WE SEE A DIFFERENT MARKET. BULLS ARE TOUGH. WILL THIS CHANGE? I THINK SO BUT NOT RIGHT AWAY. MANY OF THE BULLS FOR SALE ARE ON THE THIN SIDE WHICH DOESNT HELP. BULLS, STAGS, FROZEN EARS AND HORNS ARE ALL DISCOUNTED HEAVY. ON ANOTHER NOTE.WHEN IS OUR ILLUSTRIOUS DRAMA TEACHER PRIME MINISTER GOING TO QUIT APOLOGIZING TO THESE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. SO MANY OF THEM WILL NEVER GAIN THE RESPECT THEY WANT BECAUSE THEY NEVER QUIT WITH THE COMPLAINING AND WANTING MORE HANDOUTS. WORSE THAN THIS, YES, THERE WAS SOME MISTAKES MADE IN CANADIAN HISTORY WHICH SOME PEOPLE SAY SHOULD BE STRICKEN FROM OUR HISTORY BOOKS TO WHICH I SAY NOT! WE ARE, AS A GROWN UP , MATURE SOCIETY, SUPPOSE TO LEARN FROM OUR PAST MISTAKES , PULL UP OUR SLEEVES AND GET ON WITH LIFE. WHY ARE WE .STILL.APOLOGIZING TO THE JAPANESE, WHY ARE WE.STILL.APOLOGIZING TO THE INDIGINOUS, WHY ARE WE.STILL.APOLOGIZING TO THE GAY COMMNITY?? AND THEN THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY DON'T GET THE RESPECT THAT THEY WANT. QUIT COMPLAINING AND GET ON WITH LIVING-NOT IN THE PAST- BUT IN THE PRESENT. FOR ME, THE MONEY HAND OUTS AND THE APOLOGIES HAVE TO QUIT!! OH, I'M SORRY, HAVE A GREAT WEEK.