Cattle Market Report – VJV Westlock

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Week Ending: Thu Oct 19, 2017 Thu Oct 12, 2017 Thu Oct 5, 2017
Head Sold: 2094 1016 1395
Slaughter Cattle
D1 - D2 Cows $0.87 - $1.03 $0.80 - $0.93 $0.82 - $0.93
D3 - D4 Cows $0.76 - $0.85 $0.72 - $0.79 $0.75 - $0.80
Good Holstein Cows $0.72 - $0.78 $0.68 - $0.76 $0.69 - $0.76
Medium Holstein Cows $0.55 - $0.70 $0.50 - $0.67 $0.45 - $0.67
Heiferettes $1.10 - $1.35 $1.10 - $1.28 $1.10 - $1.42
Bologna Bulls $0.80 - $1.21 $1.11 - $1.17 $0.87 - $1.15
Feeder Bulls $1.15 - $1.40 $1.10 - $1.30 $1.08 - $1.40
Replacement Cattle
Good Bred Cows — - — — - — $1,600.00 - $1,935.00
Older Bred Cows $1,100.00 - $1,500.00 $1,300.00 - $1,450.00 $1,450.00 - $1,600.00
Good Bred Heifers — - — — - — — - —
Cow / Calf Pairs (Younger) — - — $1,750.00 - $2,100.00 — - —
Cow / Calf Pairs (Older) — - — — - — — - —
Stock and Feeder Cattle
Weight Steers Heifers Steers Heifers Steers Heifers
1000 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.32 - $1.78 $1.26 - $1.64 $1.60 - $1.78 $1.56 - $1.63 $1.24 - $1.80 $1.24 - $1.37
900 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.64 - $1.88 $1.49 - $1.78 $1.65 - $1.96 $1.65 - $1.69 $1.60 - $1.90 $1.30 - $1.58
800 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.65 - $2.07 $1.72 - $1.90 $1.72 - $1.95 $1.70 - $1.87 $1.60 - $2.00 $1.46 - $1.88
700 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.97 - $2.17 $1.74 - $1.92 $1.73 - $2.11 $1.71 - $1.75 $1.80 - $2.16 $1.80 - $1.94
600 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.10 - $2.26 $1.82 - $1.94 $2.05 - $2.23 $1.80 - $1.97 $1.70 - $2.17 $1.70 - $1.91
500 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.15 - $2.39 $1.70 - $2.09 $2.15 - $2.41 $1.60 - $1.93 $1.80 - $2.29 $1.60 - $2.00
400 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.40 - $3.01 $2.02 - $2.30 $2.30 - $2.64 $1.75 - $2.24 $2.05 - $2.66 $1.80 - $2.26
300 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.70 - $3.25 $2.80 - $2.39 $2.51 - $3.01 $1.90 - $2.53 $2.17 - $2.82 $1.80 - $2.48
Dairy & Calves
Dairy Steers $1.20 - $1.59 $1.30 - $1.47 — - —
Baby Calves (Dairy) $/Hd $1.59 - — — - — — - —
Baby Calves (Beef) $/Hd — - — — - — — - —
Feed
Hay: Square Bales — - — — - — — - —
Hay: Round Bales — - — — - — — - —
Straw: Square Bales — - — — - — — - —
Straw: Round Bales — - — — - — — - —
Greenfeed: Square Bales — - — — - — — - —
Greenfeed: Round Bales — - — — - — — - —

Thursday October 19, 2017

WOW! WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED!! THIS MARKET WAS ON FIRE TODAY. HOT! HOT! TREMENDOUS QUALITY OFFERED AND THIS MARKET WAS UPON JUST ABOUT EVERY WEIGHT CLASS OF FEEDER CATTLE. WITH 400+ CALVES OVER $3, ONE HAS TO WONDER HOW THEY WILL COME OUT. ONLY IN THE CATTLE MARKET WILL YOU SEE THIS! THE COW AND BULL MARKET REMAINS IN THE TANK. I'M CALLING COWS DOWN A COUPLE AND BULLS AT LEAST THAT MUCH. THE BUTCHER MARKET REFUSES TO MOVE. BE IT FAR FROM ME TO BLAME ANYBODY, LIKE THE PROCESSORS OR POSSIBLY THE WHOLESALERS! NOT ME BOY!!! THERE IS GROWING INTEREST IN THE BRED FEMALE MARKET. I BELIEVE THAT THE BRED MARKET WILL BE PRETTY GOOD IF WE CAN GET THE CROP OFF, FIELD WORK DONE, CORRALS CLEANED OUT AND A TRIP TO THE ACCONTANTS. IF YOU NEED A TRUCK, PLEASE CALL INADVANCE, IT IS THAT TIME OF THE FALL RUN THAT TRUCKS CAN BE HARD TO GET ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT BUT WE WANT TO HELP. ON ANOTHER NOTE... I CAN'T BELIEVE THE RESPONSE I GOT FROM LAST WEEKS COMMENTARY I.E. SEPERATION FROM THE EAST, I WAS JUST MOUTHING... ARE YOU GUYS SERIOUS? WHY WOULDN'T WE BE SATISFIED TO SEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS DOWN EAST, IN TRANSFER PAYMENTS, TO HAVE THEM REFUSE OUR OIL AND MUCH OF OUR BEEF? I MEAN COME ON GUYS! THE ONLY WAY WE COULD "GET THE FINGER" ANY STRAIGHTER WOULD BE IF WE PUT THIS CLOWN IN OTTAWA AGAIN! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!