Cattle Market Report – VJV Westlock

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Week Ending: Thu Aug 16, 2018 Thu Aug 9, 2018 Thu Aug 2, 2018
Head Sold: 490 508 363
Slaughter Cattle
D1 - D2 Cows $0.78 - $0.90 $0.80 - $0.91 $0.85 - $0.99
D3 - D4 Cows $0.70 - $0.77 $0.72 - $0.80 $0.72 - $0.85
Good Holstein Cows $0.68 - $0.75 $0.65 - $0.74 $0.75 - $0.84
Medium Holstein Cows $0.50 - $0.65 $0.45 - $0.65 $0.55 - $0.68
Heiferettes $1.05 - $1.25 $1.05 - $1.30 $1.10 - $1.29
Bologna Bulls $0.87 - $1.34 $0.70 - $1.15 $0.80 - $1.29
Feeder Bulls $1.24 - $1.47 — - — $1.20 - $1.48
Replacement Cattle
Good Bred Cows — - — $1,200.00 - $1,600.00 — - —
Older Bred Cows $1,100.00 - $1,300.00 — - — — - —
Good Bred Heifers — - — — - — — - —
Cow / Calf Pairs (Younger) $1,700.00 - $2,450.00 $2,000.00 - $2,400.00 — - —
Cow / Calf Pairs (Older) $1,300.00 - $1,600.00 $1,300.00 - $1,800.00 $1,400.00 - $1,800.00
Stock and Feeder Cattle
Weight Steers Heifers Steers Heifers Steers Heifers
1000 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.42 - $1.76 $1.06 - $1.60 $1.63 - $1.74 $1.02 - $1.49 — - — $1.22 - $1.47
900 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.79 - $1.90 $1.37 - $1.70 — - — $1.39 - $1.70 $1.75 - $1.96 $1.20 - $1.29
800 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.76 - $1.97 $1.60 - $1.78 — - — $1.72 - $1.83 $1.59 - $2.00 $1.75 - $1.83
700 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.89 - $2.11 $1.60 - $1.86 $2.05 - $2.14 $1.70 - $1.85 $1.80 - $2.16 — - —
600 lbs Steers | Heifers $1.75 - $2.16 $1.75 - $1.94 — - — $1.70 - $1.87 $1.90 - $2.21 $1.92 - $2.04
500 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.05 - $2.30 $1.85 - $2.03 — - — — - — $1.99 - $2.24 $1.95 - $2.13
400 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.05 - $2.34 $1.80 - $2.06 $1.99 - $2.33 $2.02 - $2.18 $2.15 - $2.35 $1.88 - $2.13
300 lbs Steers | Heifers $2.20 - $2.40 — - — — - — — - — — - — — - —
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 — - — — - — — - —

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

Thursday August 16, 2018

A SEASONAL RUN AGAIN THIS WEEK AND AGAIN THE MARKET IS VERY GOOD. WITH THE FINISHED MARKET, AS LOW AS IT IS, ONE HAS TO BE SATISFIED WITH THE PRICES BEING PAID FOR FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES. THE COW MARKET STILL STINKS. I'VE COMMENTED BEFORE ON THIS AND SO I WON'T GO THERE AGAIN. COW CALF PAIRS ARE STARTING TO BRING SPLIT PRICE. THERE AGAIN, THE GOOD QUALITY DISPERSALS WON'T BE SEEN THIS TIME OF YEAR. ALL INDICATORS LOOK LIKE THE CALF AND YEARLING MARKET WILL BE BETTER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT- - BUT DON'T SPEND THAT WAD YET!! HAY CONTINUES TO SELL HIGH BUT NOT MUCH LOCALLY. THE HIGH PRICES ARE COMING OUT OF THE SOUTH WHERE THE FEEDING SEASON IS MUCH SHORTER. ON ANOTHER NOTE... I HAVENT HEARD MUCH OUT OF OTTAWA, IN FACT, EVER SINCE TRUDEAU, REPORTEDLY, TOUCHED A REPORTER THE WRONG WAY, HE ONLY HAS DONE ONE THING- MEDDLED IN SAUDI ARABIA'S PERSONAL AFFAIRS. CAUSING A VERY BAD BACK UP OF CANADIAN GRAIN. HE MEDDLED IN CHINA'S AFFAIRS AND CANADA WILL BE PAYING FOR THAT FOR DECADES. THIS PRIME MINISTER IS SO FAR OUT OF HIS LEAGUE THAT IT BOGGLES MY MIND TO THINK WHY ANYBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD EVER VOTE FOR THIS CLOWN. HE HAS NEVER HELD A JOB, UNLESS YOU CALL ELEMENTARY DRAMA TEACHER A REAL JOB. THE ONLY THING HE HAS EVER STOOD FOR IS THE GAY PRIDE PARADE. WOW! HE COST CANADIANS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS BY BUYING THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE! I GUESS IT'S JUST MY DAY TO VENT- HAD TO PAY MY INCOME TAXES TODAY AND WHEN I THINK OF THAT MONEY GOING EAST- - WELL, IT KINDA BOTHERS ME. BUT AFTER OCTOBER, WE'LL ALL JUST BE ABLE TO SIT BACK LITE UP AND LET THE WORLD "FLY BY!" HAVE A GREAT WEEK FOLKS!