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Market a little better this week. 600# steers brought 107.00, heifers brought 94.50. Things are looking up, or so it seems right now. We'll see.
 

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The sales barns always do good right after a long holiday. I sold a trailer load that I should have culled last year. The prices were up a good bit but a friend flooded our sales barn.

The guy bought all that ran thought our local barn on December 23 and sold half them January 3. He fed them cheap hay and says he made $22 a head after fuel and hay on the third. He is going to sell the rest on the 13th and he thinks he thinks he will make 15 to 20 on them to. He had most of them in groups of 10 witch is the max group size for our barn.
 

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Green Creek":wf6pw8vv said:
Market a little better this week. 600# steers brought 107.00, heifers brought 94.50. Things are looking up, or so it seems right now. We'll see.

I hope so I have most of last year's calf crop in a pasture consuming hay like there was no tomorrow.
I was waiting on the report from Crockett to decide if I am going to remove some of the leaches next week.
 

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I did two things wrong in the last month.

Number one I went ahead and sold hay everyone was asking to buy. I won't have much margin come spring.

Number two I didn't buy a lot of cows while they were cheap!
 

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backhoeboogie":168k1rew said:
I did two things wrong in the last month.

Number one I went ahead and sold hay everyone was asking to buy. I won't have much margin come spring.

Number two I didn't buy a lot of cows while they were cheap!


That's the reason mine are still in the pasture I wasn't selling cheap cows, with a two year hay supply or what started as a two year hay supply, I decided I wasn't getting robbed after last years input cost. After I get a pencil on these calfs I might wished I had given them away. So far all its costing is hay but that could be very costly if we have a bad hay year. O well not the first time I have rolled the dice and came up with craps.
 

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If you don't mind my asking, which barn would that be?
It was Hollins. I hit the road after my cows were sold. I didn’t pull up the final sales reports so I don’t know how far he is pushing his numbers.

The group of cows that I sold ran with the wrong bull. They were nice looking cows but they were not something I could ship under my contracts. I kept some of them for freezer beef.
 

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We're going to ship the rest of the late summer calves next week.. I'm not very optimistic, as none of the backgrounding guys around here have many oats this year. We'll see! Like Caustic, I'll be glad to get rid of the hungry devils! More for their mothers!
 

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I took 7 in this afternoon. Look to me like they are going to be on the light side. Nice little rain we had gave 3 more a pass as their mommas are still in good shape. It also gave the cow list a reprieve for now.
 

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I called the guy a little while ago and asked him how he penciled out his numbers and I see where he messed up his numbers. I think he did make money but I don’t know if it was worth his time.
 

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Here are the numbers on the Tulsa Stockyard Sale this week:
Oklahoma City, OK Tue Jan 06, 2009 USDA-OK Dept Ag Mkt News

Tulsa Stockyards, Tulsa, OK.
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for Mon 1/5/2009.

Receipts: 1813 Three weeks Ago : 1436 Year Ago: 4469

Compared to last sale; Stocker steers and heifers 8.00-10.00 higher. Feeder
steers and heifers 4.00-6.00 higher. Demand very good with active market pace.
Weigh-ups mostly average, with good attendance of buyers. Higher incidence of
weaned cattle along with No. 1 cattle at sale. Weather conditions more
favorable than at end of year. Receipts included 45 percent steers, 44 percent
heifers, 9 percent bulls, with 12 percent over 600 lbs. Slaughter cows steady
to 1.00 higher, bulls steady to 2.00 higher. A total of 363 cows and bulls sold
with 42 percent going to packers.

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
11 300-348 333 117.00-122.00 119.48
14 360-395 380 113.00-120.00 116.28
35 400-447 424 111.00-119.00 114.09
62 452-490 462 106.00-116.50 112.04
42 502-526 516 105.00-110.50 109.36
31 553-595 576 96.00-104.50 100.19
9 600-635 622 94.00-99.00 96.05
7 655-672 670 92.00-94.50 92.35
6 704-718 709 92.50-94.50 93.18

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
5 250-273 259 100.00-115.00 108.68
3 335 335 106.00 106.00
17 350-395 377 90.00-111.50 95.54
28 400-440 415 84.00-110.00 103.96
24 475-498 487 81.00-105.50 97.60
4 520-545 530 98.00-103.00 99.72

Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
8 375-398 384 54.00-55.00 54.43
3 528 528 57.50 57.50

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
16 458-490 478 100.00-108.00 104.83
12 512-530 518 98.50-107.00 102.67
17 560-593 578 90.00-97.00 95.84
10 610-641 635 83.00-90.00 88.59

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
4 268-273 270 106.00 106.00
12 300-329 322 95.00-105.00 101.92
43 355-395 376 92.00-101.00 98.55
49 403-448 427 93.00-102.00 96.75
44 460-495 471 88.00-93.50 91.44
69 500-547 516 86.00-94.00 91.28
20 550-590 563 84.00-89.00 86.32
29 603-628 620 80.00-86.00 84.31
5 733-743 739 84.50-85.50 84.90
4 803 803 84.50 84.50

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
5 310-315 313 84.00-91.00 86.77
8 375-385 382 83.00-90.00 88.01
6 407-428 416 85.00-90.00 87.80
4 550-578 564 80.00-81.00 80.51

Slaughter Cows:
Head %Lean Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress
Breakers 7 75-80% 1200-1500 41.50-43.50
Boners 37 80-85% 1000-1400 40.50-43.00 44.00-46.50 36.00-39.50
Lean 48 85-90% 1000-1400 40.00-43.50 44.00 35.50-39.00
Light 38 85-90% 700-1000 33.00-36.50 37.00 28.50-32.00

Slaughter Bulls:
Head Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress
Y.G. 1-2 20 1400-2280 52.00-55.50 56.00-59.50 47.50-51.00

Replacement Cows: Pre-tested for bangs, pregnancy, and age.
Medium and Large 1-2:
Age Weight Months Bred Quality Price
7-10 yr old 1050-1200 5-7 months avg bks 670.00-750.00
10+ yr old 1000-1200 6-7 months avg bks 460.00-520.00

Source: Oklahoma Dept of Ag-USDA Market News, Oklahoma City, OK
 

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Looks like some froghides next tuesday my crystal ball see's a Hanover gooseneck load leaving.

East Texas Livestock of Crockett - Crockett, TX - Tuesday - 01/06/09

Cattle and Calves: 977 Week Ago: Holiday Year Ago: 1,687

Compared to last week: No comparison available due to holiday closing last
week. Trade and demand strong. Bulk supply Medium and Large 2-3 300-600 lb
feeder steers and heifers. Slaughter cows made up 28 percent of the offering,
slaughter bulls 5 percent, replacement cows 3 percent, and feeders 64 percent.
The feeder supply included 54 percent steers and 46 percent heifers. Near 15
percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Steers: Medium and Large 1: 200-300 lbs 142.00; 300-400 lbs 114.00-122.00,
fleshy 106.00; 400-500 lbs 94.00-104.00, individual 113.00, fleshy 90.00; 500-
600 lbs 85.00-95.00, fleshy 77.00; 600-700 lbs 82.00-88.00, calves 89.00-88.00;
700-800 lbs 79.00-85.00.
Medium and Large 2: 200-300 lbs 116.00-122.00; few 300-400 lbs 96.00-107.00,
thin 111.00-120.00; 400-500 lbs 90.00-100.00, thin 104.00-110.00; 500-600 lbs
85.00-95.00, few to 99.00; 600-700 lbs 77.00-85.00, few to 88.00, calves 87.00-
92.00; 700-800 lbs 75.00-84.00.
Medium and Large 3: 200-300 lbs 114.00; 300-400 lbs 86.00-96.00, thin 101.00-
109.00; 400-500 lbs 90.00-96.00, thin 98.00-104.00; 500-600 lbs 87.00-93.00.

Heifers: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs 83.00-92.00, individual 96.00; 500-
600 lbs 78.00-88.00, few to 90.00; 600-700 lb calves 83.00.
Medium and Large 2: 200-300 lbs 94.00; 300-400 lbs 84.00-94.00, few to 90.00;
400-500 lbs 85.00-94.00, thin 100.00; 500-600 lbs 78.00-88.00, individual 89.00;
600-700 lbs 74.00-77.00, calves 75.00-84.00, individual 86.00; 700-800 lbs
67.00.
Medium and Large 3: 200-300 lbs 90.00-100.00; 300-400 lbs 80.00-90.00, thin
91.00-99.00; 400-500 lbs 77.00-87.00, individual 88.00; 500-600 lbs 80.00.

Slaughter Cows:
% Lean Weight Avg. Dressing Hi Dressing Lo Dressing
Breakers 75-80 1200-1600 46.50-48.50
Breakers 75-80 1000-1200 42.50-44.50
Boners 80-85 1200-1600 45.50-50.50 52.50 43.00-43.50
Boners 80-85 1000-1200 44.00-49.50 40.00-43.00
Lean 85-90 1200-1600 44.00-47.50
Lean 85-90 1000-1200 37.50-41.50 43.50-46.50
Lean 85-90 800-1000 32.50-37.50 38.50-43.50 30.50-31.00


Slaughter Bulls Yield Grade 1-2 1345-1990 lbs 50.00-55.50
Low Dressing 1105-1765 lbs 44.50-49.50

Replacement Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: young 1000-1260 lb cows 4-8 months
bred 680.00-790.00 per head; middle aged 990-1380 lb cows 2-8 months bred
630.00-770.00 per head; aged 980-1090 lb cows 4-7 months bred 550.00-650.00 per
head

Cow/Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2: young to middle aged 850-1055 lb cows
w/130-160 lb calves 550.00-620.00 per pair.
 

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Limomike":5wmnhokt said:
Here are the numbers on the Tulsa Stockyard Sale this week:
Oklahoma City, OK Tue Jan 06, 2009 USDA-OK Dept Ag Mkt News

Tulsa Stockyards, Tulsa, OK.
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for Mon 1/5/2009.

Receipts: 1813 Three weeks Ago : 1436 Year Ago: 4469

Compared to last sale; Stocker steers and heifers 8.00-10.00 higher. Feeder
steers and heifers 4.00-6.00 higher. Demand very good with active market pace.
Weigh-ups mostly average, with good attendance of buyers. Higher incidence of
weaned cattle along with No. 1 cattle at sale. Weather conditions more
favorable than at end of year. Receipts included 45 percent steers, 44 percent
heifers, 9 percent bulls, with 12 percent over 600 lbs. Slaughter cows steady
to 1.00 higher, bulls steady to 2.00 higher. A total of 363 cows and bulls sold
with 42 percent going to packers.

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
11 300-348 333 117.00-122.00 119.48
14 360-395 380 113.00-120.00 116.28
35 400-447 424 111.00-119.00 114.09
62 452-490 462 106.00-116.50 112.04
42 502-526 516 105.00-110.50 109.36
31 553-595 576 96.00-104.50 100.19
9 600-635 622 94.00-99.00 96.05
7 655-672 670 92.00-94.50 92.35
6 704-718 709 92.50-94.50 93.18

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
5 250-273 259 100.00-115.00 108.68
3 335 335 106.00 106.00
17 350-395 377 90.00-111.50 95.54
28 400-440 415 84.00-110.00 103.96
24 475-498 487 81.00-105.50 97.60
4 520-545 530 98.00-103.00 99.72

According to an email market report I get weekly. A lot of feeder lots went to the sidelines during the summer's grain price crisis and/or during the fall credit crisis. They now are running at 72% capacity across the industry. As they empty out their pens it is time to either buy back in or get out of the biz, and I certainly wouldn't want to try to sell an empty feedlot in this real estate market. That and all the cows that went to slaughter last year due to high kill cow prices and high costs should translate into stronger prices throughout 2009.
 

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That and all the cows that went to slaughter last year due to high kill cow prices and high costs should translate into stronger prices throughout 2009.

Lets hope so.

Katherine
 

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