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Spring is busy time for bees and their keepers

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Spring is the busiest time of year for bees and their beekeepers. Queens begin laying their eggs, scouts head out of the hive to find food to replenish diminished stocks, and the rest of the workers shoulder the load in raising more brood.

For beekeepers, late summer and autumn are the primary harvest periods for honey, while winter provides a pause for equipment cleaning and repair. Spring is all about honeybee regeneration, said Jeffrey Harris, a research professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

“Bees are seasonal animals that depend upon flowers,” Harris said. “You can’t grow brood without pollen, and there’s only a discreet amount of time available for blooming.”

Beekeeping seasons vary in length according to climate, of course. That ranges from about 10 weeks in Alaska to 11 months or more along the Gulf of Mexico.

“The seasons are shorter in Alaska but you can make more honey per colony,” Harris said. “Things bloom hard and daylight runs about 20 hours per day. Down here (Mississippi), it’s greatly different. We have a little winter lasting about two weeks.”

Overwintering honeybee colonies in hives is tricky but not unworkable. The key to high wintering success is ensuring that the bees are healthy at the beginning of the cold season and have enough nutrition to carry them over.

Beekeepers face colony mortality because of disease-carrying mites, moisture building up in the hives and extreme cold. Few plants will bloom outdoors in single-digit temperatures, and their absence triggers starvation.

“If bees are to starve, it’s generally in February and March,” Hollis said. “We don’t start to see much flowering down here until March.

“Beekeepers need to provide artificial syrup and candy (pollen patties) to sustain and help them with the ups and downs of weather in the early spring.”

The four types of bees most commonly seen in North America are wild bees, bumblebees, Mason bees and honeybees.

Honeybees are among the first of the bee species to become active each year, said Andony Melathopoulos, a bee specialist with Oregon State University Extension.

“Unlike all the other bees in the U.S., they winter as a colony so they can jump into action as soon as it gets warm” — approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit, he said. “In the middle of the winter, all the rest of the bees are in some form of dormancy, either in the ground or in hollow stems.”

Gardeners can make their properties more hospitable by choosing plants attractive to bees, massing them in broad strips or swaths, and selecting those that flower successively, starting in early spring, Melathopoulos said.

“People should be aware that many plants with gorgeous blooms don’t always attract pollinators,” he said. “A hybrid tea rose has really no benefit to pollinators. So look out for plants that pollinators visit when strolling around your neighborhood.”

“The best policy is to plant a variety of bee-attractive flowers, ones with different shapes and colors, that bloom at different times of the year,” Melathopoulos said.

Online:

For more about enhancing pollinators in urban landscapes, download this publication from Michigan State University Extension:

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/uploads/236/78920/ProtectPollinatorsInLandscape_Final-HigherRes.pdf

NATIONAL and Local FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY

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RECEIPTS:       Auctions     Direct    Video/Internet     Total
This Week        182,800     62,500              700      246,000
Last Week        205,400     53,300           18,600      277,300
Last Year        195,400     65,900            4,100      265,400

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to 4.00 higher in the North and South Plains while the Southeast sold 3.00 to 6.00 higher. 

The North Plains region is starting to dig out from the blizzard over last weekend. 

Some main transmission lines left many producers without power for days as remnants of the winter storm stretched from Montana through Minnesota, encompassing a vast area that would have just started their calving seasons. 

Many Northern-tiered states are content to start their calving seasons later as they are accustomed to having a severe winter blast in the month of March. 

Occasionally April weather wreaks havoc and brings everyone back to reality and Mother Nature shows who is still in control. 

Calving has been challenging for a wide area of producers this spring with temperature fluctuations and excessive moisture being reported. 

Pens in South Dakota and Nebraska have been reported to be in muddy conditions for the last several weeks and this one was no different. 

With the extra slogging around the pen a fed steer must do, it just burns up mega-calories that normally goes into gain. 

Live Cattle futures are trying to rally back after a continual slide through the month of March. 

However, on Thursday of this week, futures were weak despite higher negotiated cash trade. 

Fed cattle in the Southern Plains sold 2.00 to 4.00 higher at 121.00 to 122.00. 

Analysts are expecting the fed cattle prices to have downward pressure in the coming months as calf-feds make their way to the packing plant. 

The winter wheat pasture grazing programs that backgrounders had relied on for years was virtually nonexistent due to drought in the Southern Plains this year. 

The marketing pattern of those cattle have yet to be determined, however those cattle probably were on a finishing ration sooner than normal due to lower cost feed ingredients. 

With all those factors to take into consideration the Southern Plains feedlots will probably see a rise in marketings in the next month or so. 

Calf prices are still lofty in the country this week. 

On Monday at the Russell Livestock Market in Russell IA, a package of 708 lb steers sold at 166.50. 

On Tuesday at Lolli Brothers Livestock in Macon, MO three small packages that combined to make a half load weighing 702-706 lbs sold for a weighted average of 170.73. 

The bigger brothers there weighing 758 lbs sold at 158.50. 

On Wednesday at Green City Livestock Auction in Green City, MO a package of 560 lb thin steers sold at 199.00, while the St Joseph, MO Stockyards sold a half load of 815 lb steers at 154.00. 

On Thursday at Pratt Livestock in Pratt, KS a half load of 751 lb steers brought 152.00, while a load of 861 lb steers at Valentine Livestock in Valentine NE sold at 142.25. 

Top quality heifers are still in demand with breeding season getting closer every day. 

On Monday at Tri-State Livestock in McCook, NE a load of 736 lb replacement heifers sold at 150.50. 

On Thursday in Valentine NE a short load of 517 lb heifers sold at 187.00 while another short load of their thinner, bigger sisters weighing 685 lb sold at 157.25. 

The Cattle-on-Feed for April 01 released today were all within industry guesses and would be viewed as a neutral report. 

On Feed reported at 107 percent of a year ago; Placements at 91 percent and Marketings at 96 percent. 

Auction volume this week included 53 percent weighing over 600 lbs and 42 percent heifers.

Auction Receipts:  182,800   Last Week 205,400   Last Year 195,400

(53 pct over 600 lbs, 42 pct heifers)

Buckhannon Livestock Market, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday April 18, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  43

Slaughter cows made up 53% of the offering, slaughter bulls 7%, 
other cows 7%, and feeders 33%.  

The feeder supply included 29% steers, 50% heifers, and 21% bulls. 

Near 14% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    312-320    316       140.00         140.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    625-625    625       120.00         120.00
    1    760-760    760       112.50         112.50

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    398-398    398       135.00         135.00
    1    480-480    480       130.00         130.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    264-264    264       127.50         127.50
    2    408-408    408       130.00         130.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    514-514    514       135.00         135.00

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1296-1310  1303     48.50-50.75       49.62
    3   1482-1848  1629     50.25-53.25       52.07
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    4   1112-1342  1234     50.00-57.00       53.70
    1   1368-1368  1368        58.75          58.75   High Dressing
    3   1252-1342  1308     47.00-49.50       48.36   Low Dressing
    2   1420-1448  1434     55.00-57.50       56.26
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    4    826-1248  1103     49.75-54.75       50.95
    4   1055-1384  1178     45.00-46.50       45.71   Low Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    994-994    994        65.50          65.50  
    1   1252-1252  1252        65.00          65.00  
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
    1   1026-1026  1026        58.00          58.00  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1742-2236  1953     76.50-87.50       81.37

Baby Calves			Beef
 Head	Age Range		Avg Price
    3	Newborn to 4 weeks	220

South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday April 18, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  194

Slaughter cows made up 15% of the offering, slaughter bulls 3%, 
other cows 1%, and feeders 81%.  

The feeder supply included 68% steers, 28% heifers, and 4% bulls. 

Near 85% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   10   1535-1875  1806    107.50-112.00     109.94   Select
   96   1333-1865  1569    111.00-120.00     115.64   Choice
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    570-570    570       127.50         127.50

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    388-388    388       128.00         128.00
    2    510-510    510    118.00-121.00     119.50
    5   1210-1223  1215    113.75-114.00     113.85   Choice
   10   1255-1297  1287    111.50-114.25     113.49   Choice
    1   1415-1415  1415        95.00          95.00   Select
    9   1363-1376  1370    114.75-115.00     114.89   Choice
                             Medium and Large 2
    4    363-368    366    122.50-125.00     123.74
    2    528-528    528        91.00          91.00
    3    580-580    580    104.00-112.50     106.83
    1    625-625    625        98.00          98.00
    1    760-760    760        82.00          82.00
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    290-290    290        95.00          95.00
    2    430-430    430        88.00          88.00
    1    520-520    520        70.00          70.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    510-510    510       131.00         131.00
    2    663-663    663       133.00         133.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    360-360    360       144.00         144.00
    1    445-445    445       112.50         112.50
    1    555-555    555        90.00          90.00
    1    565-565    565       117.00         117.00   Smoke

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1390-1390  1390        52.50          52.50
    1   1545-1545  1545        56.50          56.50
    1   1695-1695  1695        45.00          45.00   Low Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    9   1020-1340  1240     51.00-57.00       54.83
    3   1040-1195  1115     44.00-49.00       46.22   Low Dressing
    4   1400-1440  1421     50.50-53.00       51.75
    1   1400-1400  1400        38.00          38.00   Low Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    735-735    735        48.00          48.00
    3    980-1170  1090     44.00-47.00       45.39
    5    950-1185  1037     30.00-38.00       34.31   Low Dressing

Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1285-1285  1285        76.00          76.00  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1580-2010  1750     62.00-75.50       68.18
    1   1925-1925  1925        73.00          73.00   High Dressing
    2   1510-1820  1665     51.00-52.00       51.55   Low Dressing

Baby Calves
 Head                      Beef           Dairy
   12   Newborn to 4 weeks 70.00-205.00
    5   100-150lb          135.00-187.50

Buckhannon Livestock Market, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Tuesday April 17, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  1086

Feeders made up 100% of the offering.  

The feeder supply included 58% steers, 39% heifers, and 3% bulls. 

Near 56% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    308-308    308       158.00         158.00
    8    359-370    367    140.00-160.00     155.11
   32    406-440    424    150.00-167.00     161.38
    2    446-446    446       157.00         157.00   RWF
   25    452-493    471    151.00-173.00     163.82
   24    502-536    526    156.00-167.00     161.39
   25    515-515    515       167.00         167.00   Part Loads
   32    551-584    559    160.00-173.50     165.83
   55    580-580    580       163.00         163.00   Part Loads
   16    617-646    632    146.00-155.00     150.40
  118    635-635    635       163.50         163.50   Load
    3    669-669    669       147.50         147.50
   30    660-660    660       163.50         163.50   Part Loads
    7    706-706    706       138.00         138.00
   31    752-786    781    124.00-130.00     129.07
    2    816-816    816       126.00         126.00
   60    835-835    835       136.75         136.75   Load
    3    859-859    859       123.00         123.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    339-339    339       130.00         130.00
   15    370-389    381    130.00-134.00     132.93
   46    408-446    433    130.00-147.00     140.83
    8    454-486    468    137.00-144.00     139.22
    1    498-498    498       144.00         144.00   Smoke
   34    515-529    523    134.00-144.00     137.84
    8    555-555    555    130.00-134.00     132.50
   18    602-636    615    132.00-140.00     137.27
  120    635-635    635       134.00         134.00   Load
    6    674-674    674       122.00         122.00
   25    715-724    720    117.00-118.00     117.44
    3    718-718    718       114.00         114.00   RWF
    3    752-752    752       115.00         115.00
    7    861-861    861       108.00         108.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    3    327-327    327       122.50         122.50
    2    377-377    377       122.00         122.00
    7    459-487    467    124.00-125.00     124.30
    7    543-543    543       129.00         129.00
    2    575-575    575       120.00         120.00
    5    646-646    646       132.00         132.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    378-379    379       150.00         150.00
    4    404-404    404       162.00         162.00
    8    475-475    475       159.00         159.00
    8    552-552    552       145.00         145.00

Weston Special, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday April 14, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  723

Slaughter cows made up 1% of the offering, 
slaughter bulls 2%, and feeders 97%.  

The feeder supply included 60% steers, 31% heifers, and 9% bulls. 

Near 47% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    335-335    335       174.00         174.00
    2    360-360    360       172.50         172.50
    5    400-420    410    147.50-159.00     150.87
    8    450-480    461    150.00-162.50     158.67
    1    470-470    470       155.00         155.00   RWF
    5    515-525    521    150.00-170.00     161.52
   16    556-585    571    140.00-165.00     161.55
    4    565-570    568    141.00-147.00     143.99   RWF
   18    610-647    629    142.50-162.50     154.98
    1    600-600    600       142.50         142.50   Smoke
    7    621-621    621       144.00         144.00   RWF
    8    657-674    669    145.00-149.00     146.29
   45    750-789    780    134.00-137.75     136.61
    1    765-765    765       131.00         131.00   Smoke
    1    830-830    830   999.00-1261.00    1261.00
    1    900-900    900       108.00         108.00
                             Medium and Large 2
   10    590-590    590       138.00         138.00
    3    608-608    608       148.00         148.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    340-340    340       115.00         115.00   Smoke
    2    307-307    307       120.00         120.00   RWF
    1    355-355    355       140.00         140.00
   10    415-440    420    124.00-148.00     144.65
    8    453-498    479    132.50-140.00     137.28
    1    475-475    475       140.00         140.00   Smoke
   10    504-532    515    127.50-132.50     130.98
    2    502-502    502       125.00         125.00   RWF
   11    569-585    570    128.00-130.00     128.19
    9    605-630    612    115.00-128.00     125.63
    1    600-600    600       127.50         127.50   Smoke
    4    650-655    654    120.00-124.00     123.01
    2    720-740    730       111.00         111.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    260-260    260       110.00         110.00   RWF
    1    435-435    435       120.00         120.00
    4    438-438    438       139.00         139.00   Smoke
    2    455-460    458       125.00         125.00
    1    510-510    510       120.00         120.00
    1    630-630    630       115.00         115.00   Smoke

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    365-365    365       160.00         160.00
    2    482-482    482       145.00         145.00   Smoke
   13    585-588    588    125.00-139.00     137.93   Smoke
    1    615-615    615       142.50         142.50
    1    670-670    670       115.00         115.00
    1    680-680    680       110.00         110.00   RWF
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    672-672    672       105.00         105.00

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1150-1150  1150        52.00          52.00
    1   1415-1415  1415        54.00          54.00

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1545-1960  1764     72.00-77.00       74.28

Cow/Calf Pairs					M&L1		M&L2
 Head	Age Range				Price Range
    5	2-8 yrs old w/ calf under 259 lbs      			975-1075

Baby Calves			Beef
 Head	Age Range		Avg Price
    1	Newborn to 4 weeks	230
    1	100-150 lbs		285

Feeder Lambs
 Head	Wt Range		Price Range
   15	71			240.00

Ewes
 Head	Wt Range		Price Range
    3	142-170			77.00-79.00
   
Rams
 Head	Wt Range		Price Range
    5	125			99.00
Jackson County Regional Livestock, Ripley, WV Weighted Average Report for Saturday April 14, 2018
Cattle Receipts:  641

Slaughter cows made up 7% of the offering, slaughter bulls 2%, 
replacement cows 3%, other cows 2%, and feeders 85%.  

The feeder supply included 33% steers, 49% heifers, and 18% bulls. 

Near 19% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    285-285    285       147.50         147.50   BLK
    6    315-345    334    147.00-166.00     159.87   BLK
    8    365-393    381    130.00-155.00     143.25   BLK
    2    380-380    380       160.00         160.00   SMOKE
   16    407-445    431    145.00-164.00     154.61   BLK
    1    430-430    430       157.00         157.00   SMOKE
    6    440-445    444    143.00-145.00     144.67   RED
    4    477-495    486    144.00-155.00     150.16   BLK
    3    453-453    453       130.00         130.00   RWF
    3    495-495    495    148.00-149.00     148.33   SMOKE
   22    506-528    517    151.00-160.00     158.29   BLK
    5    507-540    526    134.00-141.00     136.66   RWF
    4    500-530    518    130.00-147.00     135.13   SMOKE
    6    555-580    563    139.00-152.00     147.54   BLK
    2    565-565    565       130.00         130.00   RWF
    1    590-590    590       137.00         137.00   SMOKE
   27    603-645    614    135.00-152.00     145.22   BLK
    4    620-620    620       134.00         134.00   RWF
    3    605-605    605       147.00         147.00   RED
    5    670-680    674    129.00-140.00     133.78   BLK
    2    670-670    670       147.00         147.00   RED
    4    712-740    720    127.00-129.00     127.75   BLK
    2    750-750    750       124.00         124.00   BLK
    3    766-766    766       121.00         121.00   SMOKE
    4    838-838    838       118.00         118.00   BLK
    1    850-850    850       111.00         111.00   BLK
    4    941-941    941       100.00         100.00   BLK
    1   1045-1045  1045        92.00          92.00   BLK
                             Small 1
    1    445-445    445       102.00         102.00   BLK
    1    445-445    445       135.00         135.00   RED
    1    550-550    550       135.00         135.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 2
    3    325-330    327    141.00-142.00     141.34   BLK
    5    363-395    376    141.00-161.00     152.59   BLK
    3    410-425    415    130.00-135.00     133.29   BLK
   10    467-485    476    128.00-159.00     137.03   BLK
    1    520-520    520       125.00         125.00   BLK
    1    645-645    645       127.00         127.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    375-375    375        87.50          87.50   BLK

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    235-235    235       127.00         127.00   RED
    3    275-275    275    132.50-140.00     135.00   BLK
    1    285-285    285       127.50         127.50   SMOKE
    6    305-345    326    126.00-140.00     129.94   BLK
   32    350-395    371    125.00-140.00     132.78   BLK
    4    390-395    393    120.00-133.00     126.54   RED
   23    410-440    417    124.00-147.00     133.72   BLK
    1    405-405    405       120.00         120.00   SMOKE
    2    430-430    430       125.00         125.00   RED
   35    450-495    473    124.00-138.00     132.67   BLK
    5    480-490    485    117.00-135.00     128.79   SMOKE
    2    460-460    460       135.00         135.00   RED
    6    515-540    527    125.00-137.00     131.68   BLK
    5    502-530    519    106.00-129.00     114.90   SMOKE
    4    528-535    530    118.00-119.00     118.25   RED
    9    555-593    577    115.00-139.00     126.00   BLK
    4    550-550    550       112.00         112.00   SMOKE
    3    600-605    602    125.00-132.00     127.35   BLK
    1    600-600    600       126.00         126.00   SMOKE
    2    680-690    685     89.00-114.00     101.41   SMOKE
    3    710-725    715    111.00-116.00     112.69   BLK
    1    760-760    760       103.00         103.00   RWF
    1    790-790    790        94.00          94.00   SMOKE
    3    920-920    920     99.00-122.00     106.67   BLK
    1    995-995    995        88.00          88.00   BLK
                             Small 1
    1    295-295    295       107.00         107.00   BLK
    1    345-345    345       112.00         112.00   BLK
    2    370-395    383    102.00-105.00     103.45   BLK
    1    495-495    495       115.00         115.00   BLK
    3    510-510    510    102.00-110.00     107.33   BLK
                             Medium and Large 2
    3    255-285    273    110.00-129.00     121.93   BLK
    7    300-345    324    115.00-127.00     123.11   BLK
    1    315-315    315       124.00         124.00   RED
   14    350-397    371    112.00-130.00     122.48   BLK
   23    410-445    430     92.00-130.00     120.56   BLK
   13    450-495    470    110.00-122.00     118.53   BLK
    1    485-485    485       125.00         125.00   SMOKE
    2    475-475    475       123.00         123.00   RED
    7    510-525    517    114.00-120.00     116.86   BLK
   10    550-595    577    110.00-132.00     122.57   BLK
    4    625-637    634    111.00-118.00     115.52   BLK
    1    950-950    950       114.00         114.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 3
    2    285-295    290     95.00-115.00     105.17   BLK
    1    305-305    305       113.00         113.00   BLK
    2    370-370    370        97.50          97.50   BLK
    4    410-435    419    108.00-115.00     112.18   BLK
    1    540-540    540        96.00          96.00   SMOKE
    3    595-595    595     81.00-107.00      98.33   BLK
    1    580-580    580        98.00          98.00   RWF
    2    660-690    675     78.00-85.00       81.42   BLK

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    275-280    278    127.00-145.00     132.93   BLK
   10    305-345    329    127.00-153.00     137.80   BLK
    1    330-330    330       105.00         105.00   EXOTIC
    7    360-395    374    105.00-145.00     122.61   BLK
    1    360-360    360       100.00         100.00   EXOTIC
    3    370-380    377    139.00-140.00     139.67   RED
    8    405-445    424    131.00-150.00     142.80   BLK
    2    415-440    428    120.00-145.00     132.87   SMOKE
    1    440-440    440       140.00         140.00   RED
   12    450-490    469    117.00-148.00     140.19   BLK
    1    450-450    450       137.00         137.00   RED
    9    505-545    524    130.00-154.00     142.45   BLK
    3    500-545    530    110.00-132.00     116.92   SMOKE
    2    510-520    515    117.00-120.00     118.49   RED
    8    552-595    574    118.00-138.00     129.10   BLK
    1    565-565    565       115.00         115.00   RWF
    2    562-562    562       116.00         116.00   RED
   10    605-635    621    115.00-133.00     127.09   BLK
    1    620-620    620       122.00         122.00   SMOKE
    1    680-680    680       119.00         119.00   BLK
    1    670-670    670       123.00         123.00   SMOKE
    6    700-725    708     91.00-121.00     110.88   BLK
    1    795-795    795       110.00         110.00   BLK
    1    750-750    750       104.00         104.00   SMOKE
    1    865-865    865        88.00          88.00   BLK
                             Small 1
    1    440-440    440       100.00         100.00   BLK

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1015-1015  1015       750.00         750.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    755-755    755       525.00         525.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1045-1045  1045       950.00         950.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2    890-890    890    650.00-675.00     662.50   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    2   1210-1260  1235    721.00-800.00     761.30   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1500-1500  1500       750.00         750.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    685-685    685       450.00         450.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1005-1005  1005        80.00          80.00   4-6 Months Bred
    1   1130-1130  1130       650.00         650.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    5   1200-1380  1279    735.00-900.00     801.35   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1665-1665  1665       850.00         850.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1    950-950    950       785.00         785.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    1   1565-1565  1565   999.00-1000.00    1000.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    2   1005-1115  1060    350.00-535.00     447.30   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1250-1250  1250       675.00         675.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    680-680    680        51.00          51.00
    1    850-850    850        54.50          54.50   High Dressing
    4    750-840    786     32.00-47.00       39.32   Low Dressing
   10   1000-1330  1164     49.00-52.00       50.40
   10   1015-1320  1206     54.50-62.00       56.16   High Dressing
   15    905-1355  1074     34.50-49.00       43.66   Low Dressing
    1   1415-1415  1415        49.00          49.00
    1   1400-1400  1400        56.00          56.00   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    635-635    635         2.00           2.00   Low Dressing
    3    840-1060   935     19.50-35.00       25.59   Low Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5    755-895    810     66.00-85.00       78.36  
    8    900-1190  1023     65.00-90.00       72.00  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1245-1245  1245        75.00          75.00
    1   1055-1055  1055        82.00          82.00   High Dressing
    3   1100-1490  1315     46.00-70.00       59.39   Low Dressing
    3   1615-2075  1807     74.50-79.00       76.96
    4   1570-1815  1674     82.00-88.00       84.51   High Dressing
    4   1575-2420  1895     63.50-73.50       69.13   Low Dressing

South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday April 14, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  1980

Feeders made up 100% of the offering.  

The feeder supply included 53% steers, and 47% heifers. 

Near 51% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    365-365    365       156.00         156.00
   18    421-421    421       185.00         185.00
    4    438-448    443       151.00         151.00   Smoke
   35    493-499    494    171.00-173.00     171.40
    4    474-474    474       160.00         160.00   Smoke
    2    505-505    505       164.00         164.00
   25    503-546    541    150.00-173.00     165.96   Smoke
   86    560-573    566    156.00-170.00     164.94
    2    593-593    593       152.00         152.00   Smoke
   63    605-645    631    151.00-165.50     156.85
    5    648-648    648       145.00         145.00   Smoke
   70    657-670    661    152.00-156.00     154.73
    4    671-671    671       154.00         154.00   Smoke
  127    704-749    740    138.00-151.00     140.57
   28    769-786    778    134.00-138.50     136.23
   32    817-848    839    124.50-125.00     124.86
   63    853-880    870    125.00-128.00     126.67
    7    924-924    924       104.00         104.00
    8    981-981    981       114.50         114.50
   16   1059-1059  1059       110.00         110.00
                             Small 1
    4    428-428    428       121.00         121.00
    7    501-501    501       140.00         140.00
    6    563-563    563       140.00         140.00
                             Medium and Large 2
   12    351-351    351       175.00         175.00
   42    421-444    426    177.50-179.00     178.63
   55    482-496    491    172.00-176.50     173.61
   17    510-510    510       181.00         181.00
   95    558-588    577    156.00-178.00     173.54
   42    641-641    641       150.50         150.50
   19    738-738    738       131.00         131.00
    8    841-841    841       124.75         124.75
                             Medium and Large 3
   11    420-420    420       155.50         155.50
    7    494-494    494       156.00         156.00
   11    562-562    562       149.50         149.50
   10    636-636    636       133.00         133.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    368-368    368       152.00         152.00
   22    417-417    417       148.00         148.00
    3    423-423    423       121.00         121.00   Red
   52    495-495    495       138.00         138.00
   64    566-571    567    138.50-146.00     140.03
    5    559-559    559       137.00         137.00   Smoke
   28    637-648    643    125.50-138.00     131.25
  145    650-653    652    125.50-130.50     127.84
   68    725-747    742    116.50-122.00     117.76
   19    755-755    755       119.00         119.00
   25    854-881    863    116.50-117.50     116.83
                             Small 1
    4    544-544    544       115.00         115.00
                             Medium and Large 2
   27    346-346    346       152.00         152.00
   27    416-416    416       151.00         151.00
    3    415-415    415       130.00         130.00   Smoke
   53    489-489    489       138.00         138.00
   70    567-567    567       138.00         138.00
   76    648-648    648       124.50         124.50
    9    653-653    653       124.50         124.50
   28    739-739    739       116.50         116.50
    4    836-836    836       107.00         107.00
                             Medium and Large 3
   18    356-356    356       149.00         149.00
   37    459-459    459       134.50         134.50
   48    554-554    554       136.50         136.50
   14    635-635    635       111.00         111.00

Cattlemens livestock exchange, Caldwell, WV
Weighted Average Report for Friday April 13, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  556         Last week: 900

Slaughter cows made up 13% of the offering, slaughter bulls 2%, 
replacement cows 7%, and feeders 78%.  

The feeder supply included 46% steers, 43% heifers, and 11% bulls. 

Near 43% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    315-315    315       132.00         132.00
    2    370-385    378    128.00-130.00     128.98   RED
    4    415-431    427    146.00-150.00     146.97
    1    415-415    415       145.00         145.00   EXOTIC
    2    415-415    415       152.00         152.00   RED
    8    410-418    415    165.00-170.00     166.85   Value Added
   12    470-485    479    162.00-170.00     166.73   Value Added
   15    515-545    529    150.00-161.00     156.41
    2    547-547    547       150.00         150.00   RED
    2    540-540    540       160.00         160.00   Value Added
    6    550-571    561    142.50-151.00     148.63
    9    565-570    569    153.00-155.00     154.56   Value Added
    8    605-623    614    148.00-150.00     149.12
    1    635-635    635       142.00         142.00   RED
    9    624-624    624       161.00         161.00   Value Added
    5    680-693    688    145.00-145.50     145.30
   10    661-680    672    147.50-151.25     149.78   Value Added
   19    700-740    724    141.00-148.50     145.40
    1    740-740    740       130.00         130.00   RED
    2    735-735    735       138.00         138.00   Value Added
    2    785-785    785    116.00-125.00     120.50
    2    897-897    897       125.00         125.00
    1    950-950    950       105.00         105.00
    1    980-980    980       105.00         105.00   Yearlings
    2   1077-1077  1077        96.00          96.00   Yearlings
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    4    371-371    371       140.00         140.00
    3    653-653    653       140.00         140.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    327-327    327       166.00         166.00
    2    390-390    390       144.00         144.00
    5    438-438    438       157.00         157.00
    5    480-490    484    142.00-152.00     146.05
    2    515-515    515    137.50-145.00     141.25
    1    650-650    650       143.00         143.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    265-265    265       121.00         121.00
    3    340-340    340       127.50         127.50
    9    363-390    377    116.00-125.00     122.96
    7    447-447    447       120.00         120.00
    2    415-415    415       150.00         150.00   BLK/BWF
    7    472-473    472    129.00-130.00     129.57
    5    528-528    528       140.50         140.50   Value Added
    7    560-577    565    126.00-129.00     128.12
   11    550-573    562    132.00-138.50     135.45   Value Added
   15    616-636    622    130.00-134.00     132.52
    4    641-641    641       127.00         127.00   RED
   13    667-685    674    127.00-132.00     130.46
   12    705-736    733    121.00-124.00     121.24
    1    740-740    740       100.00         100.00   Yearlings
    3    750-765    755    100.00-119.00     112.38
    2    830-830    830       115.00         115.00
    1    930-930    930        85.00          85.00   Yearlings
    1    950-950    950        98.00          98.00   Yearlings
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    4    442-442    442       135.00         135.00
   13    450-455    453    135.00-140.00     137.29   Value Added
   13    573-573    573       135.00         135.00   Value Added
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    300-300    300       114.00         114.00
    2    345-345    345       124.00         124.00   Value Added
    2    442-442    442       120.00         120.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    370-370    370       143.00         143.00
    4    410-410    410       137.00         137.00
    3    465-465    465       130.00         130.00
    2    492-492    492       150.00         150.00   Value Added
    4    550-570    555    133.00-137.00     135.97
   12    615-630    622    125.00-138.00     134.90
    1    695-695    695       132.00         132.00
    1    715-715    715       131.00         131.00
    4    770-792    782    111.00-120.00     113.74
    1    895-895    895       105.00         105.00
    1    925-925    925        91.00          91.00
    1   1070-1070  1070        81.00          81.00   Yearlings

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1310-1310  1310   999.00-1275.00    1275.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    3    918-918    918   999.00-1125.00    1125.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    6   1025-1180  1151   675.00-1125.00     930.98   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1    875-875    875       410.00         410.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    3   1075-1150  1102    510.00-590.00     537.84   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    2   1260-1275  1268    585.00-645.00     614.82   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1175-1175  1175       595.00         595.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1555-1555  1555       775.00         775.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    8    948-1069  1026    500.00-525.00     505.77   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    1   1355-1355  1355       630.00         630.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   18    965-1395  1228     45.50-58.00       53.03
    3    980-1060  1013     60.00-66.00       62.09   High Dressing
    9   1420-1770  1551     50.00-58.50       54.73
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    775-775    775        26.00          26.00   Low Dressing
   17    835-1390  1110     40.00-49.00       45.49
    4    845-1015   926     30.00-39.50       35.05   Low Dressing
    1   1560-1560  1560        45.50          45.50

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6   1600-2205  1973     80.00-86.50       81.54
    4   1530-2060  1800     70.00-79.00       76.55   Low Dressing

Cow/Calf Pairs
Head	Age Range		 	Price Range
 8	Over 8/W Calf under 250lbs	575-800
 10	2-8yrs old/W caalf under 250lbs	1450-1050

Babby Caves			Beef		Dairy
Head	Age Range		Price Range
 4	Newborn- 4 weeks old	145-300		70-75

Ewes
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 9	130-160		80-90


National Markets
TEXAS 8100.  79 pct over 600 lbs.  53 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
pkg 366 lbs 198.50; 450-500 lbs (480) 161.73; 500-550 lbs (508) 174.25; 550-600 lbs 
(572) 160.66; 600-650 lbs (618) 157.69; 650-700 lbs (686) 145.61; 700-750 lbs (730) 
143.91; 750-800 lbs (769) 139.67; 800-850 lbs (837) 132.43; 850-900 lbs (865) 129.54; 
900-950 lbs (930) 122.41; pkg 975 lbs 118.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  500-550 lbs 
(517) 159.25; 550-600 lbs (581) 152.94; 650-700 lbs (672) 149.20; 700-750 lbs (723) 
135.43; 750-800 lbs (776) 135.06; 800-850 lbs (826) 129.55; 900-950 lbs (928) 123.28; 
950-1000 lbs (987) 113.57.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs (362) 172.69; 
450-500 lbs (474) 156.77; 500-550 lbs (519) 150.09; 550-600 lbs (564) 151.78; 600-650 
lbs (615) 145.10; 650-700 lbs (661) 137.55; 700-750 lbs (739) 128.95; 750-800 lbs 
(763) 126.98; 800-850 lbs (830) 119.59; 850-900 lbs (869) 115.30.  Medium and Large 
1-2  450-500 lbs (486) 147.24; 500-550 lbs (519) 143.12; 550-600 lbs (581) 139.30; 
600-650 lbs (634) 131.46; 650-700 lbs (683) 134.25; 700-750 lbs (740) 126.65; 750-800 
lbs (782) 123.18; 800-850 lbs (832) 119.41; 850-900 lbs (866) 116.23.

   OKLAHOMA 32,400.  77 pct over 600 lbs.  39 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  300-350 lbs (319) 200.46; 350-400 lbs (375) 194.33; 400-450 lbs (425) 186.39; 450-
500 lbs (466) 180.21; 500-550 lbs (520) 174.06; 550-600 lbs (580) 165.19; 600-650 lbs 
(622) 159.05; 650-700 lbs (673) 152.13; 700-750 lbs (725) 145.42; 750-800 lbs (766) 
142.32; 800-850 lbs (828) 135.44; 850-900 lbs (871) 128.50; 900-950 lbs (920) 124.02; 
950-1000 lbs (962) 118.62; 1000-1050 lbs (1032) 117.01; 1050-1100 lbs (1083) 113.20.  
Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (330) 179.48; 350-400 lbs (381) 168.91; 400-450 lbs 
(433) 164.37; 450-500 lbs (478) 168.56; 500-550 lbs (521) 159.66; 550-600 lbs (574) 
153.80; 600-650 lbs (636) 151.66; 650-700 lbs (676) 146.50; 700-750 lbs (725) 143.31; 
750-800 lbs (788) 137.23; 800-850 lbs (828) 130.41; 850-900 lbs (884) 124.85; 900-950 
lbs (935) 118.73; 950-1000 lbs (971) 114.22; 1000-1050 lbs (1009) 114.39.  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (324) 167.41; 350-400 lbs (375) 168.54; 400-450 lbs 
(425) 160.25; 450-500 lbs (474) 156.56; 500-550 lbs (525) 151.30; 550-600 lbs (576) 
149.08; 600-650 lbs (625) 143.80; 650-700 lbs (674) 138.32; 700-750 lbs (722) 130.95; 
750-800 lbs (777) 127.63; 800-850 lbs (821) 122.12; 850-900 lbs (867) 118.48; 900-950 
lbs (913) 115.51.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (329) 157.86; 350-400 lbs (379) 
156.41; 400-450 lbs (432) 150.97; 450-500 lbs (474) 150.05; 500-550 lbs (527) 145.61; 
550-600 lbs (580) 143.18; 600-650 lbs (629) 136.81; 650-700 lbs (673) 132.09; 700-750 
lbs (722) 128.05; 750-800 lbs (779) 125.12; 800-850 lbs (827) 121.06; 850-900 lbs 
(888) 114.65.

   NEW MEXICO 3800.  72 pct over 600 lbs.  33 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  600-650 lbs (632) 153.36; 650-700 lbs (680) 152.79; 750-800 lbs (790) 138.64; 800-
850 lbs (829) 133.48; 850-900 lbs (865) 128.91; 900-950 lbs (934) 120.21.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  650-700 lbs (684) 149.86; 800-850 lbs (824) 131.86; part load 917 lbs 
121.75.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs (423) 156.89; 450-500 lbs (481) 
155.38; 600-650 lbs (627) 134.04; 700-750 lbs (733) 127.02; 750-800 lbs (768) 120.87; 
800-850 lbs (845) 117.89.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 lbs (439) 151.67; 500-550 
lbs (531) 142.81.

   KANSAS 11,600.  86 pct over 600 lbs.  39 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
400-450 lbs (410) 192.63; 450-500 lbs (482) 187.46; 500-550 lbs (529) 175.78; 550-600 
lbs (583) 172.53; 600-650 lbs (626) 161.45; 650-700 lbs (680) 154.21; 700-750 lbs 
(727) 147.98; 750-800 lbs (775) 141.85; 800-850 lbs (821) 141.67; 850-900 lbs (868) 
133.90; 900-950 lbs (913) 127.94; 950-1000 lbs (971) 124.73.  Medium and Large 1-2  
400-450 lbs (423) 181.10; 450-500 lbs (477) 180.96; 500-550 lbs (526) 168.03; 550-600 
lbs (580) 161.06; 600-650 lbs (627) 151.92; 650-700 lbs (673) 152.36; 700-750 lbs 
(731) 141.00; 750-800 lbs (788) 136.24; 800-850 lbs (821) 133.24; 850-900 lbs (877) 
126.83; 900-950 lbs (930) 120.60; 950-1000 lbs (974) 117.47; part load 1059 lbs 
114.85.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs (433) 166.83; 450-500 lbs (471) 
161.75; 500-550 lbs (529) 154.23; 550-600 lbs (569) 148.12; 600-650 lbs (622) 144.82; 
650-700 lbs (673) 145.15; 700-750 lbs (729) 132.12; 750-800 lbs (771) 130.23; 800-850 
lbs (821) 126.09; 850-900 lbs (870) 122.47; 900-950 lbs (909) 117.84.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  350-400 lbs (380) 168.60; 400-450 lbs (435) 161.28; 450-500 lbs (482) 
156.04; 500-550 lbs (513) 148.18; 550-600 lbs (573) 144.27; 600-650 lbs (620) 139.92; 
650-700 lbs (688) 134.84; 700-750 lbs (729) 120.43; 750-800 lbs (784) 123.49; 800-850 
lbs (826) 117.65; 850-900 lbs (875) 115.58.

   MISSOURI 34,600.  39 pct over 600 lbs.  44 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  250-300 lbs (282) 198.87; 300-350 lbs (324) 191.28; 350-400 lbs (374) 192.31; 400-
450 lbs (425) 186.54; 450-500 lbs (475) 181.52; 500-550 lbs (522) 177.84; 550-600 lbs 
(573) 170.22; 600-650 lbs (623) 164.49; 650-700 lbs (678) 157.11; 700-750 lbs (714) 
153.55; 750-800 lbs (768) 144.71; 800-850 lbs (826) 136.34; 850-900 lbs (873) 132.60; 
900-950 lbs (926) 125.39.  Medium and Large 1-2  250-300 lbs (281) 181.97; 300-350 
lbs (325) 182.87; 350-400 lbs (379) 179.73; 400-450 lbs (426) 173.52; 450-500 lbs 
(472) 169.82; 500-550 lbs (525) 165.83; 550-600 lbs (575) 161.28; 600-650 lbs (627) 
154.08; 650-700 lbs (678) 146.20; 700-750 lbs (724) 140.33; 750-800 lbs (788) 137.39; 
800-850 lbs (821) 133.76; 850-900 lbs (888) 128.52; 900-950 lbs (918) 122.51; 950-
1000 lbs (970) 121.56.  Holstein Steers:  Large 3  pkg 430 lbs 112.00.  Heifers: 
Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (327) 167.98; 350-400 lbs (376) 166.87; 400-450 lbs 
(424) 162.61; 450-500 lbs (473) 156.33; 500-550 lbs (522) 154.08; 550-600 lbs (576) 
149.19; 600-650 lbs (620) 146.32; 650-700 lbs (677) 142.34; 700-750 lbs (721) 137.42; 
750-800 lbs (771) 126.52; 800-850 lbs (818) 121.84.  Medium and Large 1-2  250-300 
lbs (273) 167.39; 300-350 lbs (325) 162.06; 350-400 lbs (378) 159.09; 400-450 lbs 
(426) 153.75; 450-500 lbs (476) 150.12; 500-550 lbs (523) 146.17; 550-600 lbs (574) 
142.77; 600-650 lbs (625) 138.22; 650-700 lbs (669) 137.17; 700-750 lbs (723) 131.04; 
750-800 lbs (777) 125.76; 800-850 lbs (820) 117.39.

   IOWA 6200.  68 pct over 600 lbs.  33 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
300-350 lbs (326) 214.29; 350-400 lbs (369) 198.70; 400-450 lbs (430) 196.48; 450-500 
lbs (480) 193.74; 500-550 lbs (525) 186.66; 550-600 lbs (576) 180.90; 700-750 lbs 
(727) 155.10; 750-800 lbs (777) 143.93; 800-850 lbs (831) 141.49; 850-900 lbs (862) 
139.17; 900-950 lbs (933) 129.62; 950-1000 lbs (958) 128.02; few loads 1001 lbs 
123.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  550-600 lbs (580) 163.16; 850-900 lbs (892) 126.04.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs (379) 180.07; 400-450 lbs (426) 168.01; 
450-500 lbs (475) 163.20; 500-550 lbs (521) 160.09; 550-600 lbs (565) 156.05; 700-750 
lbs (720) 135.17; 750-800 lbs (767) 131.27; 800-850 lbs (816) 120.24; 850-900 lbs 
(861) 118.71.  Medium and Large 1-2  500-550 lbs (538) 143.18; 550-600 lbs (582) 
140.93.

   NEBRASKA 4400.  61 pct over 600 lbs.  52 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
350-400 lbs (376) 222.90; 400-450 lbs (432) 204.44; 450-500 lbs (466) 210.31; 500-550 
lbs (526) 190.39; 550-600 lbs (564) 185.24; 600-650 lbs (625) 175.67; 650-700 lbs 
(683) 151.00; 700-750 lbs (702) 163.06; 750-800 lbs (781) 143.71; 800-850 lbs (825) 
132.77; 850-900 lbs (880) 136.25; 950-1000 lbs (972) 128.55.  Heifers:  Medium and 
Large 1  300-350 lbs (328) 193.66; 400-450 lbs (428) 187.42; 450-500 lbs (463) 
184.06; 500-550 lbs (522) 171.38; 550-600 lbs (585) 152.05; 600-650 lbs (620) 148.85; 
650-700 lbs (677) 149.74; 700-750 lbs (724) 135.03; 750-800 lbs (779) 129.64; 800-850 
lbs (821) 127.02.  Medium and Large 1-2  500-550 lbs (530) 164.66. 

   COLORADO 5400.  55 pct over 600 lbs.  51 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
350-400 lbs (373) 206.61; 400-450 lbs (430) 203.34; 450-500 lbs (473) 195.06; 500-550 
lbs (527) 181.16; 550-600 lbs (568) 171.47; 600-650 lbs (626) 165.17; 650-700 lbs 
(669) 175.09; 700-750 lbs (724) 151.90; 750-800 lbs (770) 149.46; 800-850 lbs (815) 
135.08; part load 865 lbs 128.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs (390) 188.73; 
400-450 lbs (433) 192.65; 650-700 lbs (683) 155.93; 750-800 lbs (771) 134.50.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs (365) 177.46; 400-450 lbs (420) 170.76; 
450-500 lbs (477) 165.33; 500-550 lbs (516) 158.98; 550-600 lbs (577) 153.78; 600-650 
lbs (635) 146.02; 650-700 lbs (679) 139.05; 700-750 lbs (727) 137.83; 750-800 lbs 
(754) 133.69; 800-850 lbs (819) 126.13.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs (387) 
166.60; 550-600 lbs (575) 144.27; 700-750 lbs (734) 130.76.

   WYOMING 500.  51 pct over 600 lbs.  62 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
500-550 lbs (524) 179.30.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs (434) 158.08; 
450-500 lbs (469) 156.38; 500-550 lbs (530) 154.64; 550-600 lbs (572) 163.69.

   DAKOTAS 5900.  86 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  South Dakota- 2500.  Steers:  
Medium and Large 1  500-550 lbs (535) 186.49; 600-650 lbs (625) 166.75; 700-750 lbs 
(720) 155.00; 750-800 lbs (785) 140.14; 800-850 lbs (829) 139.25; 850-900 lbs (862) 
139.79; 900-950 lbs (914) 132.91; 950-1000 lbs (972) 124.74.  Medium and Large 1-2  
550-600 lbs (583) 169.00; 650-700 lbs (680) 151.64.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  
500-550 lbs (516) 165.27; 550-600 lbs (568) 156.10; 600-650 lbs (623) 149.91; 700-750 
lbs (742) 136.45; 750-800 lbs (772) 133.57; 800-850 lbs (825) 124.54; 850-900 lbs 
(867) 118.12; 900-950 lbs (921) 116.11; 950-1000 lbs (983) 112.68.  Medium and Large 
1-2  part load 694 lbs 139.00.  North Dakota- 3400.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
500-550 lbs (506) 192.13; 550-600 lbs (582) 183.69; 600-650 lbs (622) 180.28; 650-700 
lbs (682) 161.27; 700-750 lbs (728) 161.72; 750-800 lbs (773) 145.47; 800-850 lbs 
(824) 140.39; 850-900 lbs (872) 134.41; 900-950 lbs (919) 131.94; few loads 984 lbs 
125.75.  Medium and Large 1-2  650-700 lbs (679) 141.22.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 
1  400-450 lbs (427) 173.61; 500-550 lbs (515) 162.70; 550-600 lbs (561) 156.65; 600-
650 lbs (641) 150.54; 650-700 lbs (673) 142.65; 700-750 lbs (732) 137.70; 750-800 lbs 
(764) 132.34; 800-850 lbs (813) 124.66; 850-900 lbs (867) 123.22; 900-950 lbs (921) 
122.02.  Medium and Large 1-2  650-700 lbs (660) 128.64.

   MONTANA 7100.  82 pct over 600 lbs.  65 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
400-450 lbs (436) 188.86; 450-500 lbs (469) 193.12; 500-550 lbs (513) 180.24; 550-600 
lbs (586) 178.16; 600-650 lbs (627) 171.33; 650-700 lbs (678) 161.19; 700-750 lbs 
(714) 155.75; 750-800 lbs (760) 147.08; 800-850 lbs (822) 137.06; 850-900 lbs (860) 
132.73; 900-950 lbs (916) 126.19.  Medium and Large 1-2  550-600 lbs (579) 166.04; 
650-700 lbs (677) 149.56; 700-750 lbs (720) 145.08.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  
400-450 lbs (418) 169.01; 450-500 lbs (476) 163.51; 500-550 lbs (537) 158.43; 550-600 
lbs (571) 156.31; 600-650 lbs (624) 150.95; 650-700 lbs (677) 144.38; 700-750 lbs 
(725) 137.92; 750-800 lbs (768) 132.52; 800-850 lbs (827) 125.39; 850-900 lbs (864) 
123.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  450-500 lbs (486) 156.33; 500-550 lbs (545) 153.87; 
650-700 lbs (680) 135.00.

   WASHINGTON 1200.  70 pct over 600 lbs.  51 pct heifers.  Heifers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  600-650 lbs (610) 135.67.

   VIRGINIA 5300.  24 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
350-400 lbs (375) 162.85; 400-450 lbs (437) 161.95; 450-500 lbs (475) 159.03; 500-550 
lbs (531) 155.14; 550-600 lbs (565) 155.09; 600-650 lbs (634) 145.32; 650-700 lbs 
(656) 142.71; 700-750 lbs (721) 132.57; 750-800 lbs (773) 130.91.  Medium and Large 
1-2  650-700 lbs (661) 144.56; part load 875 lbs 128.75.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 
1  350-400 lbs (376) 135.48; 400-450 lbs (438) 136.01; 450-500 lbs (473) 133.34; 500-
550 lbs (536) 136.23; 550-600 lbs (561) 126.58; 600-650 lbs (634) 122.52; 650-700 lbs 
(667) 116.98; 700-750 lbs (723) 115.70.  Medium and Large 1-2  650-700 lbs (654) 
125.30.

   CAROLINAS 5700.  18 pct over 600 lbs.  36 pct heifers.  South Carolina- 1700.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1-2  210-230 lbs (221) 160.00-175.00 (169.96); 255-295 lbs 
(279) 160.00-177.50 (168.47); 300-345 lbs (320) 160.00-177.50 (169.87); 350-398 lbs 
(373) 158.00-172.50 (162.62); 405-440 lbs (421) 150.00-159.00 (155.82); 415-430 lbs 
fleshy (418) 135.00-140.00 (136.03); 455-495 lbs (479) 145.00-160.00 (154.16); 500-
545 lbs (520) 140.00-154.00 (147.35); 550-575 lbs (561) 137.00-150.00 (143.51); 600-
640 lbs (620) 125.00-138.00 (131.60); 655-680 lbs (664) 119.00-126.00 (121.91); 700-
735 lbs (709) 115.00-125.00 (119.88); 805-811 lbs (810) 115.00 (115.00).  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1-2  260-295 lbs (281) 140.00-152.00 (145.03); 305-345 lbs (330) 
142.00-155.00 (148.88); 350-395 lbs (369) 140.00-155.00 (144.74); 400-445 lbs (423) 
133.00-146.00 (138.37); 450-495 lbs (472) 132.00-145.00 (137.49); 505-545 lbs (517) 
123.00-135.00 (130.68); 550-590 lbs (567) 120.00-133.00 (127.44); 600-645 lbs (620) 
119.00-131.00 (123.85); 650-680 lbs (664) 115.00-119.00 (116.57); 700-745 lbs (713) 
108.00-114.00 (109.39).  North Carolina- 4000.  Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 200-246 
lbs (232) 160.00-187.50 (171.18); 250-299 lbs (280) 160.00-180.00 (171.68); 300-345 
lbs (325) 150.00-180.00 (166.88); 319-320 lbs fancy (319) 188.00-197.00 (189.29); 
350-398 lbs (373) 137.00-180.00 (162.18); 352-379 lbs value added (360) 180.00-183.00 
(182.10); 400-445 lbs (423) 140.00-172.00 (156.05); 405-405 lbs value added (405) 
179.00 (179.00); 450-495 lbs (472) 146.00-167.00 (158.94); 500-548 lbs (521) 133.00-
162.50 (150.78); 525-549 lbs value added (533) 155.00-159.00 (157.63); 541-541 lbs 
Brahman X (541) 128.00 (128.00); 550-595 lbs (571) 140.00-165.00 (147.24); 560-572 
lbs value added (563) 150.00-164.00 (156.86); 600-645 lbs (625) 128.00-146.00 
(137.23); 633-633 lbs value added (633) 151.00 (151.00); 650-688 lbs (678) 132.00-
142.50 (135.85); 700-748 lbs (722) 113.00-133.50 (124.49); 755-795 lbs (769) 114.00-
136.00 (128.84); 750-750 lbs fleshy (750) 129.00 (129.00); 835-835 lbs value added 
(835) 123.00 (123.00); 858-896 lbs (875) 119.00 (119.00).  Heifers:  Medium and Large 
1-2 200-248 lbs (222) 140.00-150.00 (146.17); 250-295 lbs (282) 130.00-157.00 
(145.08); 300-346 lbs (326) 125.00-158.00 (145.69); 350-398 lbs (375) 127.00-160.00 
(142.35); 400-446 lbs (421) 125.00-155.00 (138.95); 450-496 lbs (470) 128.00-148.00 
(135.81); 500-549 lbs (523) 120.00-144.00 (133.99); 550-595 lbs (573) 118.00-140.00 
(130.67); 600-645 lbs (619) 106.00-130.00 (120.07); 606-616 lbs value added (615) 
126.00-129.50 (129.12); 650-696 lbs (668) 107.00-125.00 (117.91); 700-740 lbs (717) 
100.00-109.00 (104.12); 750-785 lbs (774) 104.00-109.00 (106.64).

   KENTUCKY 18,100.  43 pct over 600 lbs.  37 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1-2  250-300 lbs (279) 173.63; 300-350 lbs (326) 177.17; 350-400 lbs (377) 173.60; 
400-450 lbs (421) 171.34; 450-500 lbs (477) 166.29; 500-550 lbs (523) 160.61; 550-600 
lbs (577) 155.57; 600-650 lbs (626) 146.44; 650-700 lbs (669) 143.43; 700-750 lbs 
(731) 137.10; 750-800 lbs (774) 136.54; 800-850 lbs (837) 134.50; 850-900 lbs (880) 
128.48; 900-950 lbs (912) 126.84; 950-1000 lbs (967) 124.02.  Heifers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2 250-300 lbs (271) 152.33; 300-350 lbs (326) 153.58; 350-400 lbs (376) 
152.77; 400-450 lbs (429) 146.69; 450-500 lbs (472) 144.51; 500-550 lbs (522) 142.19; 
550-600 lbs (575) 138.58; 600-650 lbs (624) 132.69; 650-700 lbs (673) 129.93; 700-750 
lbs (724) 124.71; 750-800 lbs (769) 118.59; 800-850 lbs (811) 116.70; 850-900 lbs 
(877) 109.18

   TENNESSEE 5400.  31 pct over 600 lbs.  41 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1-2  300-350 lbs (325) 176.04; 350-400 lbs (380) 172.13; 400-450 lbs (428) 169.68; 
450-500 lbs (472) 164.27; 500-550 lbs (523) 157.58; 550-600 lbs (572) 152.54; 600-650 
lbs (626) 143.22; 650-700 lbs (668) 139.79; 700-750 lbs (725) 128.04; 750-800 lbs 
(781) 125.58.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (322) 150.37; 350-400 lbs
(374) 149.77; 400-450 lbs (422) 145.21; 450-500 lbs (468) 140.52; 500-550 lbs (527) 
136.85; 550-600 lbs (571) 132.62; 600-650 lbs (621) 126.75; 650-700 lbs (663) 124.67; 
700-750 lbs (718) 118.38; 750-800 lbs (769) 110.76. 

   ARKANSAS 7900.  17 pct over 600 lbs.  44 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
300-350 lbs (328) 193.79; 350-400 lbs (373) 190.08; 400-450 lbs (423) 180.85; 450-500 
lbs (474) 173.63; 500-550 lbs (523) 167.49; 550-600 lbs (569) 162.34; 600-650 lbs 
(621) 154.12; 650-700 lbs (679) 147.79.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs 
(322) 170.69; 350-400 lbs (375) 166.40; 400-450 lbs (423) 161.55; 450-500 lbs (471) 
154.56; 500-550 lbs (521) 145.94; 550-600 lbs (572) 142.40; 600-650 lbs (626) 139.76; 
650-700 lbs (667) 135.96.

   MISSISSIPPI 3900.  15 pct over 600 lbs.  45 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  200-250 lbs 200.00-220.00 few to 225.00; 250-300 lbs 185.00-200.00; 300-
400 lbs 160.00-185.00 few to 190.00; 400-500 lbs 150.00-175.00 few to 180.00; 500-600 
lbs 140.00-155.00 few to 165.00; 600-700 lbs 135.00-147.00 few to 155.00; 700-750 lbs 
130.00-142.00; 750-800 lbs 118.00-130.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  200-300 
lbs 150.00-175.00; 300-400 lbs 145.00-160.00; 400-500 lbs 135.00-150.00; 500-600 lbs 
125.00-143.00; 600-700 lbs 120.00-130.00; 700-800 lbs 108.00-125.00.

   ALABAMA 7700.  23 pct over 600 lbs.  43 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
300-350 lbs (328) 180.00-190.00 (183.68); 350-400 lbs (377) 175.00-182.00 (178.13); 
400-450 lbs (437) 167.00-177.00 (170.42); 450-500 lbs (473) 160.00-170.00 (164.17); 
500-550 lbs (520) 154.00-163.00 (158.90); 550-600 lbs (578) 148.00-157.00 (153.09); 
600-650 lbs (627) 141.00-150.00 (145.50); 650-700 lbs (675) 135.00-144.00 (137.65); 
700-750 lbs (718) 130.00-138.00 (132.99); 800-850 lbs load (840) 129.50 (129.50); 
850-900 lbs value added (859) 126.25 (126.25).  Medium and Large 1-2  800-850 lbs 
value added (808) 127.50 (127.50).  Medium and Large 2  300-350 lbs (324) 172.00-
180.00 (176.79); 350-400 lbs (375) 167.00-175.00 (170.20); 400-450 lbs (430) 160.00-
170.00 (164.46); 450-500 lbs (480) 153.00-162.00 (156.55); 500-550 lbs (532) 147.00-
156.00 (151.27); 550-600 lbs (572) 141.00-150.00 (146.08); 600-650 lbs (619) 135.00-
144.00 (139.46); 650-700 lbs (670) 126.00-135.00 (130.81); 700-750 lbs (728) 120.00-
128.00 (124.65); 750-800 lbs (786) 117.00-123.00 (122.03).  Heifers:  Medium and 
Large 1  250-300 lbs (289) 170.00-179.00 (173.97); 300-350 lbs (332) 163.00-172.00 
(167.24); 350-400 lbs (373) 155.00-165.00 (158.55); 400-450 lbs (420) 147.00-157.00 
(149.13); 450-500 lbs (472) 140.00-150.00 (143.89); 500-550 lbs (525) 132.00-142.00 
(136.36); 550-600 lbs (575) 126.00-135.00 (130.81); 600-650 lbs (618) 120.00-129.00 
(125.08); 650-700 lbs (674) 117.00-123.00 (120.72); 700-750 lbs (735) 115.00-120.00 
(117.79); 750-800 lbs (772) 110.00-116.00 (111.69); 750-800 lbs load (752) 123.25 
(123.25); 800-850 lbs value added (818) 118.25-119.75 (118.57).  Medium and Large 1-2 
700-700 lbs value added (701) 122.50 (122.50).  Medium and Large 2 250-300 lbs (277) 
160.00-168.00 (164.42); 300-350 lbs (326) 152.00-162.00 (157.31); 350-400 lbs (373) 
145.00-155.00 (149.14); 400-450 lbs (425) 138.00-148.00 (141.66); 450-500 lbs (477) 
130.00-140.00 (135.54); 500-550 lbs (524) 125.00-133.00 (129.83); 550-600 lbs (574) 
120.00-128.00 (125.19); 600-650 lbs (621) 115.00-122.00 (119.70); 650-700 lbs (679) 
110.00-118.00 (114.34); 700-750 lbs (718) 110.00-112.00 (110.99); 750-800 lbs (790) 
107.50-112.00 (111.21); 850-900 lbs (890) 108.50 (108.50).

    GEORGIA 7600.  17 pct over 600 lbs. 36 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1  300-350 lbs (322) 175.00-185.00 (178.30); 350-400 lbs (364) 172.00-
178.00 (175.37); 400-450 lbs (420) 164.00-174.00 (167.99); 450-500 lbs (476) 
158.00-167.00 (162.12); 500-550 lbs (525) 150.00-160.00 (155.06); 550-600 lbs 
(571) 147.00-153.00 (150.17); 600-650 lbs (624) 144.00-150.00 (147.10); 650-700 
lbs (671) 135.00-143.00 (140.41); 700-750 lbs (719) 132.00-138.00 (137.04).  
Medium and Large 2  300-350 lbs (335) 170.00-175.00 (172.57); 350-400 lbs (371) 
165.00-172.00 (168.66); 400-450 lbs (423) 158.00-167.00 (161.02); 450-500 lbs 
(475) 150.00-160.00 (155.45); 500-550 lbs (522) 145.00-152.00 (148.57); 550-600 
lbs (590) 140.00-148.00 (142.63); 600-650 lbs (621) 132.00-140.00 (134.19); 650-
700 lbs (673) 124.00-130.00 (126.30); 700-750 lbs (722) 118.00-126.00 (123.23).  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (327) 151.00-161.00 (154.74); 350-400 
lbs (370) 146.00-153.00 (149.08); 400-450 lbs (419) 140.00-149.00 (144.09); 450-
500 lbs (473) 136.00-144.00 (140.01); 500-550 lbs (527) 132.00-140.00 (135.81); 
550-600 lbs (575) 127.00-135.00 (131.15); 600-650 lbs (617) 122.00-130.00 
(125.58); 650-700 lbs (665) 117.00-122.00 (119.45); 700-750 lbs (722) 110.00-
120.00 (114.20); 800-850 lbs (826) 107.00-110.00 (108.58).  Medium and Large 2 
250-300 lbs (269) 145.00-152.00 (147.95); 300-350 lbs (328) 142.00-148.00 
(144.82); 350-400 lbs (379) 137.00-145.00 (141.37); 400-450 lbs (430) 132.00-
140.00 (136.51); 450-500 lbs (475) 128.00-135.00 (131.59); 500-550 lbs (530) 
125.00-131.00 (128.38); 550-600 lbs (571) 120.00-128.00 (123.28); 600-650 lbs 
(622) 112.00-120.00 (116.09); 650-700 lbs (672) 110.00-115.00 (113.41); 700-750 
lbs (727) 107.00-111.00 (109.49); 750-800 lbs (774) 103.00-110.00 (106.01).

   REPLACEMENTS:  McAlester, OK- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1-4 yr old 
900-1350 lb cow 4-8 months bred 850.00-1225.00; 5-8 yr old 1000-1300 lb cow 4-8 
months bred 885.00-1110.00; 9-10 yr old 1075-1325 lb cow 4-6 months bred 885.00-
960.00 per head.  Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  5-6 yr old 875-1250 lb cow w/175-300 
lb calf 875.00-1475.00; 9-10 yr old 1000-1150 lb cow w/100-175 lb calf 750.00-950.00 
per pair. 

   Oklahoma City, OK- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1-6 yr old 850-1300 lb 
cow 1-8 months bred 850.00-1100.00; 3-10 yr old 775-1225 lb cow 1-6 months bred 
600.00-760.00; 3-6 yr old 1375-1450 lb cow 6-7 months bred, some black, 1310.00-
1400.00; 7-8 yr old 850-1300 lb cow 3-7 months bred 850.00-1010.00 per head.  Pairs:  
Medium and Large 1-2  3-6 yr old 850-1350 lb cow w/125-275 lb calf 1275.00-1700.00 
bred back; 8-10 yr old 950-1250 lb cow w/125-225 lb calf 1000.00-1285.00 per pair. 

   Clovis, NM- Replacement Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Young 705-1350 lb cows 3-8 
months bred, 775.00-1125.00, per head; middle aged 760-1390 lb cows 3-8 months bred 
540.00-925.00, per head; aged 800-1200 lb cows 3-8 months bred 500.00-875.00, per 
head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2: Young 850-1150 lb cows w/150-175 lb 
calves 1000.00-1375.00, per pair. 

   Roswell, NM- Replacement Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Young 830-1430 lb cows 3-8 
months bred 650.00-900.00, per head; middle aged indiv 955 lb cow 6-8 months bred 
800.00, per head.  First Calf Heifers:  830-870 lb cows 3-6 months bred 775.00-
800.00, per head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2: indiv young 950 lb cow 
w/225 lb calf 975.00, per pair; aged 810-1000 lb cows w/125-300 lb calves 750.00-
1000.00, per pair. 

   Salina, KS- Bred Cows: First Calf Heifers Medium and Large 1  965-1035 lbs 1-3 
months bred 1300.00-1500.00; 895-1190 lbs 3-6 months bred 1325.00-1725.00.  Medium 
and Large 1-2  965-980 lbs 3-6 months bred 950.00-1060.00; 980-1035 lbs 1050.00-
1235.00.  Second Calf to Solid Mouth Cows:  Medium and Large 1 Middle-Aged 1065-1190 
lbs 3-6 months bred 1135.00-1550.00; 1205-1300.00; 1205-1300 lbs 3-6 months bred 
1325.00-1600.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 Middle-Aged 1130-1180 lbs 1-3 months bred 
875.00-985.00; 1010-1165 lbs 3-6 months bred 1000.00-1185.00; 1245-1300 lbs 3-6 
months bred 1150.00-1275.00; pkg 1280 lbs 6-9 months bred 1225.00.  Large 1 Middle-
Aged 1300-1530 lbs 3-6 months bred 1350.00-1610.00; 1340-1440 lbs 6-9 months bred 
1385.00-1560.00.  Short Solid to Broken Mouth Cows: Medium and Large 1 Aged pkg 1235 
lbs 3-6 months bred 1100.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 Aged pkg 1245 lbs 3-6 months bred 
850.00.  Large 1 Aged 1350-1590 lbs 3-6 months bred 1035.00-1200.00; pkg 1420 lbs 6-9 
months bred 1000.00.  Large 1-2 Aged 1325-1480 lbs 3-6 months bred 725.00-900.00 all 
Per Head.  Cow-Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1 Young 890-1170 lb cow w/150-200 lb 
calf 1810.00-2100.00; 925-1190 lb cow w/200-275 lb calf 1910.00-2100.00; pkg 1220 lb 
cow w/150-200 lb calf 2185.00; pkg 1220 lb cow w/200-275 lb calf 2025.00.  Middle-
Aged 1060-1195 lb cow w/150-200 lb calf 1775.00-2250.00; 1100-1190 lb cow w/200-275 
lb calf 1775.00-2150.00; 1230-1250 lb cow w/150-200 lb calf 1825.00-2000.00; pkg 1245 
lb cow w/200-275 lb calf 2100.00.  Large 1 Middle-Aged 1325-1350 lb cow w/150-200 lb 
calf 1650.00-2175.00.  Medium and Large 1 Aged pkg 1170 lb cow w/150-200 lb calf 
1350.00; pkg 1220 lb cow w/150-200 lb calf 1350.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 Aged 1100-
1180 lb cow w/150-200 lb calf 1000.00-1150.00.  Large 1 Aged pkg 1420 lb cow w/150-
200 lb calf 1525.00; 1380-1385 lb cow w/200-275 calf 1525.00-1650.00 all Per Pair. 

   Joplin, MO- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 960-1365
lbs 1050.00-1450.00, few lower quality 900.00-1000.00, 1st stage 1075-1365 lbs 
800.00-1000.00; 7 yrs to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1100-1355 lbs 675.00-950.00. Large 1-
2  5 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage couple 1495-1500 lbs 945.00-1000.00; short and solid mouth 
to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1435-1575 lbs 770.00-860.00. Medium and Large 2  3-7 yrs 
2nd and 3rd stage 1025-1320 lbs 750.00-1000.00, 1st stage 850-925 lbs 675.00-800.00. 
Medium 1-2  2-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 800-1045 lbs 710.00-1000.00, 1st stage 840-1050
lbs 705.00-860.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 880-1055 lbs 
500.00-650.00 per head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium Large 1-2  3 yrs to short and solid 
mouth 1175-1350 lb cows w/babies to 350 lb calves and a few rebred 1125.00-1400.00; 
broken mouth 1100-1300 lb cows w/babies to 300 lb calves and a few rebred 950.00-
1200.00. Large 1-2  7 yr 1400 lb cow w/150 lb calf 1150.00. Medium and Large 2  5-7 
yrs 1070-1100 lb cows w/babies to 170 lb calves 1000.00-1025.00. Medium 1-2  4-7 yrs 
875-975 lb cows w/babies to 370 lb calves and a few rebred 1000.00-1175.00; short and
solid mouth 985-1050 lb cows w/babies to 200 lb calves 925.00-1035.00 per pair. 

   West Plains, MO- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yr old 990-1432 lb cows in 
the 2nd-3rd stage 1000.00-1350.00 per head, 1st stage 900.00-1000.00 per head; Seven 
yrs to short-solid mouth 1225-1635 lb cows mostly in the 3rd stage 1000.00-1150.00 
per head.   Medium and Large 2  2-7 yr old 735-1190 lb cows in the 1st-3rd stage 
700.00-1050.00 per head; Short-solid to broken mouth 1072-1342 lb cows in the 2nd-3rd 
stage 625.00-800.00 per head.  Medium 2  4-6 yr old 700-1025 lb cows in the 1st-3rd 
stage 400.00-650.00 per head.  Cow-Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  Pkg 7 pairs 2 
yr old 890 lb cows with 100 lb calves 1375.00 per pair; Short-solid mouth 1158-1250 
lb cows with 100-200 lb calves 1050.00-1100.00 per pair.  Medium and Large 2  4-6 yr 
old 820-1115 lb cows with 100 lb calves 950.00-1000.00 per pair; Short-solid to 
broken mouth 850-1175 lb cows with 100-300 lb calves 800.00-900.00 per pair.  

   Burwell, NE- Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Heifers 1050-1190 lbs in 2nd-3rd 
trimester 1260.00-1450.00. 3-4 yrs 1250-1300 lbs in 2nd-3rd trimester 1450.00-
1600.00, 1150 lbs 3rd trimester 1100.00. Solid Mouth 1385 lbs 3rd trimester 1350.00, 
1125 lbs 3rd trimester 1050.00, 1280 lbs 2nd trimester 1025.00. Aged 1310-1350 lbs 
2nd trimester 1025.00-1075.00. Running Aged 1310-1360 lbs 2nd trimester 1000.00.  
Cow/calf pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2: Heifers 1200-1275 lbs with 165-200 lbs calves 
1900.00-2225.00. 3-4 yrs olds 1255-1320 lbs thin fleshed with 175-180 lbs calves 
1700.00-1875.00. Solid Mouth 1285-1375 lbs thin fleshed with 175-180 lbs calves 
1425.00-1550.00, 1460 lbs with 90 lbs calves 1050.00. Aged 1135-1385 lbs with 175-185 
calves 1275.00-1415.00, 1220-1315 lbs with 80-115 lbs 825.00-1250.00.

   Riverton, WY- Bred Cows: Heifers couple 1045 lbs 1250.00, few 950-1070 lbs 
1000.00-1150.00, small individual 820 lbs 700.00; Young 1090-1445 lbs 1025.00-1175.00 
all per head.  Cow/calf Pairs: Heifers small individual 695 lb heifer with 110 lb 
calf 525.00; Young 915-1495 lb cows with 55-135 lb calves 1300.00-1375.00; Middle 
Aged (Short Solid) 1140-1460 lb cows with 125-135 lb calves 1150.00-1250.00; Aged 
(Short Term) small package 1376 lb cows with 125 lb calves 1025.00, individual 1010 
lb cow with 130 lb calf 750.00 all per head.

   Arkansas- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-7 year old 850-1250 lbs 2nd-
3rd stage 95.00-105.00/1050.00-1150.00, first stage/open 71.00-81.00, 7-10 year old 
2nd-3rd stage 65.00-75.00/850.00-950.00 per head.  Cow-Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 
1-2  3-7 yr old 800-1200 lb cow w/100-200 lb calf 1225.00-1325.00, some to 1550.00, 
200-300 lb calf 1325.00-1425.00 per pair. 
 
Direct Receipts:  62,500    Last Week 53,300    Last Year 65,900
(92 pct over 600 lbs, 36 pct heifers)
 
   TEXAS 31,200.  94 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1 
FOB Current 475 lbs 181.96; 680 lbs 146.50; 700-725 lbs 143.44; 750-775 lbs 140.38; 
800-840 lbs 133.36; 900 lbs 124.70; May 725 lbs 142.20; Jun 775 lbs 140.25; Jul 800 
lbs 138.75; Del Current 630 lbs 154.00; 700-735 lbs 144.74; 750-785 lbs 139.85; 
800.825 lbs 136.97; Jul 700 lbs 148.30; Aug 775 lbs 145.95; 825 lbs 139.00; Sep 750 
lbs 146.85; Oct 750 lbs 148.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 FOB Current 675 lbs 145.67; 
700-750 lbs 142.58; 750-775 lbs 137.88; 800-835 lbs 128.17; 851-875 lbs 124.59; Jul 
715 lbs 142.40; Del Current 525 lbs 162.19 Mex; 645 lbs 146.50; 650 lbs 147.11 Mex; 
725-750 lbs 143.03; 775 lbs 143.00; 800-840 lbs 134.73; 850-900 lbs 131.77; 935 lbs 
122.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 475 lbs 166.96; 700-740 lbs 130.31; 
750 lbs 128.11; Jul 700 lbs 134.98; 750 lbs 133.50; Del Current 625 lbs 143.00; 680 
lbs 138.00; 725 lbs 133.00; Jun 725 lbs 131.75; Jul 700-725 lbs 135.53; Aug 700 lbs 
135.98; Oct 700 lbs 128.40.  Medium and Large 1-2 FOB Current 650-675 lbs 133.01; 
715-740 lbs 127.20; 775-785 lbs 125.74; May 625 lbs 140.25; Jun 550 lbs 137.50 Mex; 
Jul 715 lbs 131.85; Del Current 530 lbs 142.00 Mex; 650 lbs 132.00 Mex; 700-735 lbs 
135.55; 750-760 lbs 130.09; 865 lbs 120.00; Del Jul 725 lbs 137.00. 

   OKLAHOMA 6300.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  49 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1 FOB Current 800 lbs 135.00; 850-875 lbs 129.64; 900 lbs 122.41; May 825 lbs 133.00; 
Jul 700 lbs 145.30; Oct 750 lbs 145.00; Del Current 800 lbs 138.00; 955 lbs 127.00.  
Medium and Large 1-2 FOB Current 630-650 lbs 147.05; 785 lbs 137.03; 800 lbs 129.94; 
May 700 lbs 141.00; Del Current 620 lbs 150.00 Mex; 775 lbs 143.00.  Medium and Large 
1 FOB Current 740 lbs 128.09; 800 lbs 125.81; May 725 lbs 129.50; Jul 725 lbs 134.00; 
Aug 700 lbs 132.98; Oct 700 lbs 125.40; Del Current 715 lbs 128.50; 785 lbs 129.00. 

   NEW MEXICO 3800.  57 pct over 600 lbs.  14 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1 Current 750-775 lbs 136.27; Aug 775 lbs 144.95.  Medium and Large 1-2 Current 525 
lbs 158.19 Mex; 650 lbs 143.68 Mex; 725 lbs 144.54; 800 lbs 132.13; 875 lbs 126.97.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2 Current 530 lbs 138.36 Mex; 650 lbs 128.57 Mex; 700-
725 lbs 134.36; 750 lbs 124.48. 

   KANSAS 4700.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  15 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1 
FOB Current 825 lbs 131.76; Del 900 lbs 127.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 Del Current 650 
lbs 146.50; 675 lbs 149.00; 700-730 lbs 148.31; 750-775 lbs 142.98; 800-825 lbs 
137.36; 875 lbs 131.80.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 700 lbs 139.59; 750 
lbs 125.76.  Medium and Large 1-2 Del Current 675 lbs 136.00. 

   IOWA 600.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  No heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Del 
Current 850 lbs 133.00; 975 lbs 131.50. 

   COLORADO 6100.  99 pct over 600 lbs.  28 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1 
FOB Current 700 lbs 134.62; 800 lbs 132.59; 850-875 lbs 127.18; 950 lbs 121.99; Jun 
825 lbs 139.84; Sep-Oct 825 lbs 141.51; Del Current 585 lbs 161.00; 715 lbs 154.00; 
750 lbs 149.50; 800-825 lbs 141.24; 925 lbs 136.00; Jul 560-575 lbs 169.77; 600-620 
lbs 164.48; Jul-Aug 570 lbs 170.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 700 lbs 
126.62; Sep 750 lbs 138.17; Del Current 650 lbs 148.50; 700-705 lbs 141.49; 850 lbs 
121.00; Jul 525-540 lbs 160.00; 550-560 lbs 156.10; 550 lbs 160.00. 

   WYOMING 1400.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  23 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1 
FOB 800-825 lbs 141.02-146.47; Delivered 775 lbs 150.75; 925 lbs 124.00.  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1 Delivered 800-825 lbs 125.00-126.75.

   DAKOTAS 800.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  No heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1 
Current 925 lbs 132.81; 975 lbs 129.50. 

   MONTANA – There were no direct sales reported. 

   SOUTHWEST (AZ-CA-NV) - There were no direct sales reported. 

   NORTHWEST (WA-OR-ID) 1500.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  47 pct heifers.  Steers:  
Medium and Large 1 Del Current 775 lbs 138.00; 800-825 lbs 140.18; 850-875 lbs 
129.45; 900 lbs 129.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Del Current 750 lbs 127.21; 
800-825 lbs 127.18; 850 lbs 124.00. 

   EASTERN CORNBELT (IL-IN-MI-OH) 1700.  96 pct over 600 lbs.  61 pct heifers.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Current 735 lbs 136.00; 750 lbs 134.50.  Medium and Large 
1-2 Current 585 lbs 151.30; 715 lbs 142.69.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Jun 725 lbs 
123.75; Jul 725 lbs 124.63; 700-725 lbs 124.42.  Medium and Large 1-2 Current 650 lbs 
139.70; 700 lbs 130.51. 

   SOUTHEAST (AL-AR-FL-GA-LA-MS-TN) 4400.  62 pct over 600 lbs.  32 pct heifers.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Current 775 lbs 138.59; Sep 750 lbs 141.85.  Medium and 
Large 1-2 Apr-May 825 lbs 129.29; Jul 560-575 lbs 156.37; 600-620 lbs 151.16; Jul-Aug 
570 lbs 156.68.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Current 772 lbs 124.00; Jul 725 lbs 
131.75.  Medium and Large 1-2 Current 865 lbs 111.07; Jul 525-540 lbs 146.68; 550-560 
lbs 142.52; Jul-Aug 550 lbs 146.68. 

Video/Internet Receipts:  700    Last Week 18,600    Last Year 4,100
(75 pct over 600 lbs, 66 pct heifers)

   NORTHERN LIVESTOCK VIDEO 500.  65 pct over 600 lbs.  81 pct heifers. 

Northcentral Region (CO-WY-NE-MT-ND-SD-IA)
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1 May half load 590 lbs 162.00.
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 May half load 540 lbs 152.00.

   APACHE VIDEO 200.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  28 pct heifers. 

Southcentral Region (OK)
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Current load 775 lbs 140.75; load 850 lbs 132.50; 
load 975 lbs 119.25.  
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Current load 750 lbs 129.00. 

West Virginia trout stocking

The Free Press WV

The following waters were stocked the week of April 16, 2018:

Anthony Creek
Back Fork of Elk River
Bear Rocks Lake
Blackwater River
Buffalo Creek (Logan)
Bullskin Run
Burnsville Tailwaters
Cacapon Park Lake
Camp Creek
Clover Run
Cranberry River
Cranberry River C&R
Desert Fork
Dillons Run
Dog Run Lake
Dry Fork (Randolph)
Dry Fork (Tucker)
Dunloup Creek
East Fork Greenbrier River
Edwards Run Pond
Evitts Run
Fort Ashby Reservoir
French Creek Pond
Glady Fork
Hopkins Fork
Horse Creek Lake
Horseshoe Run
Kimsey Run Lake
Knapps Creek
Laurel Creek of Cherry River
Laurel Fork of Holly River
Left Fork of Holly River
Little River East Fork Greenbrier River
Little River West Fork Greenbrier River
Lost River
Mash Fork
Middle Creek (Berkeley)
Mill Creek (Berkeley)
Mill Creek of South Branch (Hampshire)
New Creek
New Creek Dam No. 14
North Fork of Cherry River
North Fork of Lunice
North Fork of Patterson Creek
North Fork South Branch
North River
Opequon Creek
Red Creek
Rock Cliff Lake
Rocky Marsh Run
Seneca Lake
Shavers Fork (Bemis)
Shavers Fork (lower section)
Shavers Fork (upper section)
South Branch (Franklin)
South Branch (Smoke Hole)
South Fork of Cranberry River
Spruce Knob Lake
Stonewall Jackson Tailwaters
Sugar Creek
Summersville Tailwaters
Summit Lake
Sutton Tailwaters
Teter Creek Lake
Tilhance Creek
Trout Run
Tuscarora Creek
Tygart Valley River Headwaters
Waites Run
Warden Lake
Watoga Lake
West Fork Greenbrier River
Wheeling Creek
Williams River
Williams River C&R

7 ways to save on your next national park trip

The Free Press WV


America’s national parks are brimming with natural wonders: cascading waterfalls, towering redwoods, white sand beaches. But visiting these gems can cost money and soon will get a little pricier: Many national parks will increase their entrance fees by $5 beginning June 1.

In honor of National Park Week April 21-29, here are seven ways to plan a cheaper national park trip.

1. TRAVEL OFF-PEAK

Mikah Meyer, 32, wants to become the youngest person to visit all 417 National Park Service sites. In the past two years, the Nebraska native has crossed more than 300 off the list while living out of his trusty 2014 Ram ProMaster, a white, windowless cargo van he’s dubbed “Vanny McVanface.”

He’s just one of the more than 330 million people who visited the national park system in 2017. Rooms and campsites fill up fast during weekends, spring break and summer. Meyer suggests visiting offseason to save money and avoid crowds. But there are trade-offs.

“Sometimes you’ll go to parks like Yosemite where certain trails and waterfalls are closed because they’re snowed in,” Meyer says.

Research seasonal conditions to prevent surprises, and note that some destinations have atypical high seasons. Warm-weather parks such as Death Valley and Everglades are busiest in winter.

2. VISIT FOR FREE

More than two-thirds of national parks are free year-round. The others waive entrance fees on certain dates. The remaining fee-free days in 2018 are:

—First day of National Park Week: April 21

—National Public Lands Day: Sept. 22

—Veterans Day: Nov. 11

With free days dwindling — down from 10 in 2017 to four in 2018 — and potential fee hikes looming, take advantage.

3. ANNUAL PASSES AND DISCOUNTS

An annual pass costs $80 and can pay for itself if you plan to visit multiple parks in a 12-month period.

U.S. military members can get the annual pass for free, as can fourth-grade students and certain volunteers.

For seniors, annual passes cost $20 and lifetime passes $80. Lifetime passes are free for those with permanent disabilities.

Travelers can also leverage perks offered by wholesale clubs, frequent flyer programs and other memberships, such as AAA.

4. SKIP THE EXPENSIVE LODGE

Camp by tent or vehicle to cut costs. Backcountry campsites, which are generally in remote areas accessible only on foot, are usually cheaper than developed campsites, says Kathy Kupper, public affairs specialist for the National Park Service. Campsites at Glacier National Park cost a maximum of $23 per night during peak season, for example, compared with the hundreds of dollars a night you might pay to stay in a lodge.

To avoid camping fees outright, Meyer parks in Walmart or hotel parking lots that allow it. He also camps free in U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management areas near national parks.

“Sometimes they have actual campsites with running water and bathrooms, and other times it’s just wherever you can fit your car, there you go,” Meyer says. Contact your local agency offices for details.

If roughing it doesn’t appeal to you, try hotels or rentals in gateway communities. Neighboring towns typically have more rooms and are less expensive than park lodges.

5. BUY SUPPLIES BEFOREHAND

Don’t wait until you’re near or inside the park to stock up on food, gas and other essentials.

“The closer you get to these places, especially when they’re out in the wilderness, there’s going to be that convenience charge,” Meyer says. “Something you might buy for $3 at your local grocery store could be $7 or $8 in the middle of nowhere.”

6. EXPLORE YOUR BACKYARD

Every state has at least one national park site, so you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money to travel to one.

“It’s not always saving up for that once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Grand Canyon. You can go for a day or a weekend to a park near you,” Kupper says.

7. LOOK FOR FREE ACTIVITIES

National Park Service programming, with very few exceptions, is free, Kupper says. That includes activities like ranger-led hikes, snowshoe walks and kayak tours.

You can see potential itineraries and book tours at the National Park Service website. Once in the park, stop by a visitor center for more information.

“Spending time in nature is good for body and soul,” Kupper says. Doing it cheaply can be good for your wallet, too.

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