Cattle Market Report – VJV Westlock

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Week Ending: Thu Feb 15, 2018 Thu Feb 8, 2018 Thu Feb 1, 2018
Head Sold: 1501 297 592
Slaughter Cattle
D1 - D2 Cows $0.82 - $0.91 $80.00 - $93.00 $80.00 - $86.00
D3 - D4 Cows $0.77 - $0.80 $63.00 - $75.00 $60.00 - $76.50
Good Holstein Cows $0.68 - $0.77 — - — — - —
Medium Holstein Cows $0.50 - $0.65 — - — — - —
Heiferettes $1.25 - $1.55 $96.00 - $157.00 $91.00 - $140.00
Bologna Bulls $0.80 - $1.09 $89.00 - $101.00 $70.00 - $99.00
Feeder Bulls $1.20 - $1.52 $103.00 - $120.00 $107.00 - $134.00
Replacement Cattle
Good Bred Cows — - — $1,850.00 - $2,500.00 — - —
Older Bred Cows — - — $1,200.00 - $1,500.00 — - —
Good Bred Heifers — - — $1,700.00 - $2,225.00 — - —
Cow / Calf Pairs (Younger) — - — — - — — - —
Cow / Calf Pairs (Older) $1,925.00 - $1,925.00 — - — — - —
Stock and Feeder Cattle
Weight Steers Heifers Steers Heifers Steers Heifers
1000 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.58 - $1.74 $1.27 - $1.61 — - — $96.00 - $155.00 — - — — - —
900 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.52 - $1.78 $1.40 - $1.62 — - — — - — $178.00 - $178.00 $140.00 - $152.00
800 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.53 - $1.83 $1.40 - $1.67 $171.00 - $181.00 — - — $160.00 - $183.00 $158.00 - $158.00
700 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.62 - $2.00 $1.51 - $1.83 $166.00 - $197.50 $170.00 - $180.00 $160.00 - $194.00 $148.00 - $181.50
600 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.71 - $2.22 $1.86 - $1.99 $175.00 - $217.00 $161.00 - $196.00 $181.00 - $204.00 $161.00 - $187.00
500 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.74 - $2.47 $1.81 - $2.13 $190.00 - $234.50 $180.00 - $206.00 $205.00 - $235.00 $174.00 - $203.00
400 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.21 - $2.67 $1.94 - $2.26 $220.00 - $246.00 $190.00 - $215.00 $230.00 - $261.00 $182.00 - $215.00
300 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.89 - $2.38 $2.19 - $2.33 $239.00 - $250.00 — - — $254.00 - $287.50 $190.00 - $231.00
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 February 15, 2018

BR-BR-BR IT'S COLD OUT HERE! WELL THE WEATHER WAS BITTER BUTWE STILL HAD OVER 1500 HEAD AND THE BUYERS WERE HERE TO SUPPORT THE SELLERS. LIGHT WEIGHT CALVES ARE VERY STRONG AND HARD TO FIGURE WHERE THE BOTTOM LINE WILL END UP! MID WEIGHTS AND HEAVY WEIGHTS PICKED UP STEAM AS THE SALE WENT ON AS THE PHONES WERE RINGING! WE HAD AN EXCELLENT QUALITY RUN WHICH HELPED THE MARKET AND AVERAGES. THERE WERE NO BRED COWS TO SPEAK OF. A FEW OLDER HEREFORD COWS WITH CALVES SOLD WELL FOR THE QUALITY. ON THE BUTCHER COWS, THE MARKET REMAINS DULL AS PACKERS CONTINUE TO CALL IN THE CONTRACT AND FEEDING COWS. ONE INFORMED SOURCE FEELS EASTER COULD BE A BETTER COW MARKET. MANY THANKS TO YANCY CROZIER AND ALL THE FIELD STAFF FOR FILLING IN AND TAKING GREAT CARE OF OUR PRODUCERS IN MY ABSENCE. WELL. I'M BACK AND LOOKING TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU. GIVE MYSELF OR OUR FIELDMAN IN YOUR AREA A CALL FOR UP TO DATE MARKET INFO OR FOR AN ON FARM APPRAISAL. DON'T FORGET NEXT THURSDAY, FEB. 22 THE BAR 20/ CLARENCE POTTER BULL SALE(PICS AND INFO ON THE VJV WESTLOCK WEB SITE). THEN ON SATURDAY, FEB. 24 THE SPECIAL BRED COW AND HEIFER SALE- 300 HEAD OF MOSTLY DISPERSALS AND MAJOR REDUCTIONS- AGAIN PICS AND INFO ON OUR VJV WESTLOCK WEBSITE. HAVE A GREAT WEEK- STAY WARM!!