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NATIONAL and Local FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY

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RECEIPTS:    Auctions     Direct    Video/Internet     Total
This Week     320,200     26,600         2,200         349,000
This Week     358,200     43,600         2,000         403,800
Last Year     297,600     62,700         1,800         362,100

Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold mostly steady to 5.00 lower; giving back all of last week’s advances. 

Fed cattle traded earlier than normal this week, mostly Wednesday at 119.00 in the Southern Plains and mostly 190.00 dressed in the Northern Plains; 5.00 lower and 2.00 to 4.00 lower respectively. 

Tuesday and Friday of this week saw feeder cattle futures remarkably lower. 

The market is in need of some bullish news to sustain the current trading levels. 

Packers have still had an appetite to keep the chain speed ramped up for market ready steers and heifers. 

Actual cattle slaughter for w/e November 04, 2017 was reported near 646K, around 13K more than the previous five week average. 

The dressed steer slaughter weight has now been reported over 900 lbs for the second week in a row, however still 11 lbs under year ago’s published weight. 

Retailers have been increasing beef specials even with Turkey Day upon us. 

This week, standing rib roasts were the most advertised items on the National Retail Beef Report with near 1/3 of all stores sampled having that item on their circular. 

Middle meat volumes on that report are near 75 percent higher than a week ago as beef tries to move volume this week and consists of 36 percent of the total activity index this week. 

The Restaurant Performance Index was pegged at 100.7 for the month of September, 0.5 percent higher than August. 

After the last couple weeks of large auction volume on this report, total receipts were curtailed by more than 50K when compared to last week.

NASS’s Cattle on Feed was released this afternoon, with cattle on feed November 1 totaling 106 percent and cattle placed on feed in October totaling 110 percent, both above estimates. 

Fed cattle marketed in October came in at 106 percent, in line with industry guesses. 

October is an important month when referencing placements as it is the largest month in regard to number of animals placed into feedyards. 

Auction volume this week included 38 percent weighing over 600 lbs and 40 percent heifers. 

We wish all of you a happy and pleasant Thanksgiving.

Auction Receipts:  320,200   Last Week 358,200   Last Year 297,600

Weston Livestock Marketing, Weston, West Virginia
Weighted Average Report for Saturday November 11, 2017

Cattle Receipts:  204          Last week: 412           
           
Slaughter cows made up 10% of the offering, slaughter bulls 5%, 
replacement cows 2%, and feeders 82%.  

The feeder supply included 23% steers, 54% heifers, and 23% bulls. 

Near 13% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8    402-445    428    122.50-152.50     139.08
    1    490-490    490       145.00         145.00
    4    535-540    536    130.00-140.00     132.49
    5    580-598    593    125.00-140.00     135.55
    1    625-625    625       135.00         135.00
    3    710-740    728   120.00-1243.00     501.82
                             Medium and Large 2
    5    325-345    332    125.00-145.00     140.46
    1    395-395    395       100.00         100.00
    3    400-415    407    100.00-130.00     119.22
    1    465-465    465       125.00         125.00
    1    515-515    515       140.00         140.00
    1    570-570    570       135.00         135.00
    3    610-640    630    132.50-136.00     133.69
    2    660-660    660    105.00-132.50     118.75

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    315-315    315       102.50         102.50
    3    365-390    373    102.50-130.00     114.52
   17    406-440    418    115.00-130.00     125.12
   11    455-493    477    110.00-129.00     119.83
    9    500-537    521    112.00-120.00     117.20
    9    550-570    560    100.00-118.00     111.82
    1    605-605    605       113.00         113.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    270-270    270       117.50         117.50
    6    302-345    316    110.00-137.00     117.45
    6    350-380    369    100.00-123.00     115.87
    7    400-442    427     95.00-127.50     112.56
    1    450-450    450       119.00         119.00
   13    500-545    536    110.00-118.00     114.82
    3    550-570    560    105.00-117.50     109.82
    1    630-630    630       120.00         120.00
    1    652-652    652       120.00         120.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    355-355    355       140.00         140.00
   13    515-540    519    115.00-150.00     144.31
    3    617-620    618    115.00-130.00     124.98
    1    675-675    675       117.50         117.50
    1    700-700    700       117.50         117.50
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    335-335    335       138.00         138.00
    1    380-380    380       140.00         140.00
    6    412-420    413    125.00-140.00     137.46
    4    450-485    459    135.00-147.50     140.76
    2    515-535    525    110.00-120.00     115.10
    1    555-555    555   999.00-1025.00    1025.00
    1    630-630    630       125.00         125.00
    3    650-695    675    100.00-127.50     110.95

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1060-1165  1113    810.00-950.00     883.30   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1    855-855    855       610.00         610.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1   1175-1175  1175       500.00         500.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1215-1215  1215       550.00         550.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1430-1430  1430        68.00          68.00
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    2    835-835    835     47.00-56.00       51.50
    1    870-870    870        44.00          44.00   Low Dressing
    4    900-1335  1175     47.00-57.00       53.00
    5    975-1345  1130     40.00-46.00       42.62   Low Dressing
    3   1450-1485  1472     45.00-50.00       48.32
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    795-795    795        34.00          34.00
    1   1265-1265  1265        48.00          48.00
    3    920-1195  1043     37.00-39.00       37.91   Low Dressing

Hieferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    740-755    746     77.00-97.50       89.88  


Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1155-1340  1248     65.00-69.00       67.15
    1   1370-1370  1370        68.00          68.00   Low Dressing
    7   1555-2065  1794     70.00-76.00       72.92
    1   2080-2080  2080        65.00          65.00   Low Dressing

Baby Calves 
 Head
    4    Beef  100.00-122.50

Goats
 Head
   1    Big Billes      210.00
   1    Big Nannies     130.00

Feeder Lambs 
 Head
    9  52lbs.  	 160.00

Rams
 Head
    2   135-245lbs.  50.00-80.00

FeederPigs
 Head
    12   10.00-17.50

Slaughter Hogs
 Head
    3   255-290lbs.   55.00-57.50

Jackson County Regional Livestock, Ripley, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday November 11, 2017

Cattle Receipts:   447 

Slaughter cows made up 14% of the offering, slaughter bulls 3%, 
replacement cows 9%, other cows 1%, and feeders 74%.  

The feeder supply included 24% steers, 43% heifers, and 33% bulls.

 Near 21% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    325-325    325       149.00         149.00
    1    395-395    395       173.00         173.00
    1    365-365    365       130.00         130.00   EXOTIC
    5    420-435    426    148.00-156.00     153.56
    5    478-485    481    161.00-163.00     162.19
    1    485-485    485       100.00         100.00   RWF
    8    500-547    529    137.00-150.00     144.66
    2    520-520    520       150.00         150.00   EXOTIC
    5    555-585    575    121.00-139.00     131.55
    1    575-575    575       111.00         111.00   RWF
   11    600-640    613    120.00-142.00     134.19
    1    650-650    650       131.00         131.00
    1    660-660    660        60.00          60.00   RWF
    2    700-720    710    117.00-129.00     123.08
    1    735-735    735        96.00          96.00   RWF
    1    795-795    795       101.00         101.00   EXOTIC
    1    885-885    885       110.00         110.00   EXOTIC
    1   1020-1020  1020        85.00          85.00   Yearlings
                             Medium and Large 2
    3    300-345    318    126.00-139.00     134.30
    1    390-390    390       147.00         147.00
    1    365-365    365       135.00         135.00   EXOTIC
    1    440-440    440       128.00         128.00   EXOTIC
    6    450-490    475    128.00-146.00     135.77
    5    510-533    525    134.00-137.00     136.02
    1    550-550    550       110.00         110.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    245-245    245       134.00         134.00
    7    280-290    286    132.00-140.00     134.73
    4    305-345    319    130.00-138.00     134.57
   13    350-395    371    120.00-138.00     130.05
   11    400-442    425    130.00-141.00     135.34
    1    440-440    440       116.00         116.00   EXOTIC
    2    410-415    413     97.00-99.00       97.99   RWF
   24    450-497    475    121.00-139.00     127.83
    6    505-525    518    120.00-126.00     122.83
    1    520-520    520       134.00         134.00   EXOTIC
    1    500-500    500       125.00         125.00   RED
    6    555-595    573    118.00-122.00     119.67
    2    580-580    580       116.00         116.00   EXOTIC
    6    610-620    614    117.00-120.00     118.33
    4    650-680    664    103.00-124.00     113.97
    1    660-660    660        91.00          91.00   RWF
    1    790-790    790        90.00          90.00   EXOTIC
    1    815-815    815        85.00          85.00   RWF
    1    865-865    865       103.00         103.00
    1    905-905    905        92.00          92.00   EXOTIC
    2   1235-1235  1235        89.00          89.00   Yearlings
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    265-265    265       116.00         116.00
    5    300-340    321    110.00-125.00     119.07
    2    360-365    363    110.00-115.00     112.48
    8    402-440    417    107.00-124.00     116.84
    3    460-490    475    107.00-116.00     111.03
    1    484-484    484       108.00         108.00   EXOTIC
    1    480-480    480       120.00         120.00   RED
    2    515-525    520    110.00-111.00     110.50
    1    505-505    505        98.00          98.00   EXOTIC
    2    575-595    585    100.00-113.00     106.39
    1    615-615    615       101.00         101.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    285-295    292    152.50-160.00     157.47
    1    275-275    275       147.50         147.50   EXOTIC
    5    320-345    336    145.00-162.00     155.50
    7    350-395    370    130.00-161.00     142.85
    2    367-367    367       120.00         120.00   EXOTIC
    1    375-375    375       180.00         180.00   Value Added
    7    405-435    421    151.00-183.00     163.93
    2    410-415    413    132.50-134.00     133.25   EXOTIC
    1    405-405    405       174.00         174.00   Value Added
    5    465-495    482    142.00-152.00     146.74
    1    455-455    455       148.00         148.00   EXOTIC
    1    490-490    490       130.00         130.00   RED
   14    500-545    521    120.00-139.00     132.49
    7    550-585    571    129.00-140.00     134.81
    1    580-580    580       127.00         127.00   EXOTIC
    8    600-640    618    120.00-138.00     124.66
    2    610-635    623    116.00-118.00     117.02   EXOTIC
    2    650-680    665       117.00         117.00
    2    715-735    725     81.00-111.00      95.79
    1    730-730    730        91.00          91.00   Yearlings
    2    750-750    750     82.00-89.00       85.50   Yearlings
    1    845-845    845        91.00          91.00
    1    835-835    835        79.00          79.00   Yearlings
    1    925-925    925        80.00          80.00   Yearlings
    2    955-975    965     72.00-76.00       73.98   Yearlings
    1   1105-1105  1105        70.00          70.00   Yearlings
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    1    460-460    460       125.00         125.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    325-325    325       120.00         120.00
    1    360-360    360       125.00         125.00
    3    410-440    428    135.00-146.00     141.22
    6    465-490    478    121.00-138.00     128.45
    1    630-630    630       111.00         111.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    775-775    775       540.00         540.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    2    915-1080   998    500.00-725.00     621.80   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    2   1280-1295  1288       800.00         800.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    755-755    755       370.00         370.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1120-1120  1120       800.00         800.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1115-1115  1115       760.00         760.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    6   1010-1190  1092    475.00-625.00     534.92   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    7   1225-1465  1322    550.00-720.00     624.98   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    5    915-1140  1030    490.00-860.00     663.35   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1235-1235  1235       520.00         520.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1580-1580  1580       670.00         670.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1230-1230  1230       725.00         725.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1    880-880    880       350.00         350.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1165-1165  1165       410.00         410.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1115-1115  1115       400.00         400.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1115-1115  1115       400.00         400.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    795-795    795        56.00          56.00
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    3    745-890    838     40.00-45.00       41.48
    2    785-790    788     52.00-62.00       56.98   High Dressing
   28    925-1395  1178     40.00-52.00       45.60
    2    950-965    958        52.00          52.00   High Dressing
    9   1425-1710  1567     40.00-51.00       47.00
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    2    740-770    755        30.00          30.00
    6    810-1230   944     30.00-39.00       34.57
    2    850-920    885     16.00-20.00       18.08   Low Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    750-895    825     65.00-82.00       73.04  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5   1000-1475  1303     57.00-67.00       62.91
    5   1560-2040  1701     67.00-75.00       71.40

Babby Caves			Dairy
Head	Age Range		Price Range
 3	Newborn to 4 Weeks	50-110

Cow/Calf Pairs
Head	Age Range			Price Range
 3	Over 8/W Calf under 250lbs	500-800


Slaughter Barrows & Gilts
Head 	Wt Range	Price Range
 3	200-299		47-59

Goats			   Sl2		Sl3
Head	Kind			Price Range
 1	Big Billies			90
 5	Sm Billies	  105-115	40
 1	Big Nannies	   130
 26	Sl Weathers	  100-150

Cattlemens livestock exchange, Caldwell, WV
Weighted Average Report for Friday November 10, 2017

Cattle Receipts:  390          Last week:  424

Slaughter cows made up 11% of the offering, slaughter bulls 3%, 
replacement cows 3%, and feeders 83%.  

The feeder supply included 40% steers, 39% 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    310-345    328    130.00-140.00     134.73
    1    380-380    380       127.50         127.50   EXOTIC
    5    466-466    466       170.00         170.00
   13    534-534    534       160.00         160.00
    1    610-610    610       140.00         140.00   EXOTIC
    1    675-675    675       140.00         140.00
    4    700-732    724    130.00-137.00     135.31
    1    830-830    830       144.00         144.00   Yearlings
    1    870-870    870       142.00         142.00   Yearlings
    4    907-907    907       140.00         140.00   Yearlings
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
   12    460-482    470    163.00-169.00     165.04
    3    492-492    492       151.00         151.00   EXOTIC
   30    501-548    530    154.00-165.00     159.58
   20    563-594    580    157.00-161.00     159.58
    4    680-680    680       140.00         140.00   Fleshy
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    385-385    385       138.00         138.00
    2    460-460    460       151.00         151.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    350-350    350       130.00         130.00
    1    380-380    380       125.00         125.00   EXOTIC
    6    457-457    457       130.00         130.00
    3    463-463    463       125.00         125.00   EXOTIC
   32    526-534    531    130.00-135.00     131.70
    2    538-538    538       125.00         125.00   EXOTIC
    5    557-557    557       130.00         130.00
    1    635-635    635       130.00         130.00
    2    665-665    665       135.00         135.00
    4    755-785    769    110.00-127.00     121.16   Yearlings
    1    815-815    815       110.00         110.00
    1    810-810    810       121.00         121.00   Yearlings
    1    955-955    955        53.00          53.00   Yearlings
    1   1080-1080  1080        74.00          74.00   Yearlings
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    2    342-342    342       125.00         125.00
    9    428-430    429    130.00-134.00     131.33
    6    482-487    484    120.00-130.00     126.64
    7    530-530    530       140.00         140.00
    8    561-561    561       130.00         130.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    392-392    392       135.00         135.00
    5    444-444    444       120.00         120.00
    3    541-541    541       120.00         120.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    345-345    345       140.00         140.00
    1    345-345    345       110.00         110.00   EXOTIC
    4    435-436    436    140.00-146.00     141.50
   12    460-473    470    145.00-150.00     148.78
    1    485-485    485       142.00         142.00   EXOTIC
    2    515-535    525     13.00-145.00      77.74
    5    512-522    518    147.50-149.00     148.41   EXOTIC
    9    552-580    561    140.00-150.00     146.56
    5    621-621    621       138.00         138.00
    3    740-740    740       121.00         121.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    8    560-577    570    120.00-125.00     120.63
    3    711-711    711       110.00         110.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    930-1130  1048    750.00-990.00     885.42   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1    800-800    800       550.00         550.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    3    970-970    970       825.00         825.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1290-1290  1290   999.00-1275.00    1275.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1400-1400  1400       575.00         575.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   10   1025-1360  1244     41.50-44.50       43.32
   10   1415-1700  1523     40.00-44.00       42.23
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    8    990-1395  1217     30.00-37.00       34.34
    4    840-1365  1155     20.00-28.00       24.90   Low Dressing
    1   1475-1475  1475        38.00          38.00
    1   1505-1505  1505        27.00          27.00   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    875-995    935     50.00-59.00       54.21
    5   1015-1095  1058     55.00-58.00       56.16
    3   1520-1875  1715     66.00-67.00       66.36

Feeder Pigs
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 14	10-30		5-17.5

Sows
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 3	340-710		25-35

Feeder Lambs
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 14	90-93		140-151

Ewes
Head	wt Range	Price Range
 16	108-140		60-75

Goats			Sl3
Head	Kind		Price Range
 2	Sm Billies	37.5
 3	Big Billies	97.5


National Markets
TEXAS 9500.  56 pct over 600 lbs.  47 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1  350-400 lbs (366) 198.05; 400-450 lbs (415) 180.41; 450-500 lbs (472) 
175.65; 500-550 lbs (523) 163.61; 550-600 lbs (591) 155.86; 600-650 lbs (629) 
146.69; 650-700 lbs (695) 154.87; 700-750 lbs (713) 154.21; 750-800 lbs (762) 
152.05; 800-850 lbs (821) 152.95.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 lbs (415) 
177.21; 500-550 lbs (525) 151.23; 550-600 lbs (584) 146.75; 600-650 lbs (629) 
142.62; 650-700 lbs (675) 135.20; 700-750 lbs (734) 146.32; 750-800 lbs (762) 
140.30; 800-850 lbs (822) 140.19.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs 
(393) 165.07; 400-450 lbs (420) 159.83; 450-500 lbs (480) 152.58; 500-550 lbs 
(531) 143.48; 550-600 lbs (571) 140.32; 650-700 lbs (681) 151.54; 700-750 lbs 
(720) 143.01; pkg 752 lbs 139.79; 800-850 lbs (833) 142.33.  Medium and Large 
1-2  500-550 lbs (519) 133.09; 550-600 lbs (586) 133.44; 600-650 lbs (623) 
130.32; 650-700 lbs (676) 138.55; 750-800 lbs (774) 135.35. 

   OKLAHOMA 38,100.  50 pct over 600 lbs.  40 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium 
and Large 1  250-300 lbs (281) 211.71; 300-350 lbs (325) 204.26; 350-400 lbs 
(374) 199.26; 400-450 lbs (430) 188.84; 450-500 lbs (471) 183.34; 500-550 lbs 
(524) 175.83; 550-600 lbs (576) 163.35; 600-650 lbs (628) 162.39; 650-700 lbs 
(674) 160.11; 700-750 lbs (723) 157.77; 750-800 lbs (782) 155.73; 800-850 lbs 
(824) 157.20; 850-900 lbs (869) 156.54; 900-950 lbs (916) 149.82; 950-1000 
lbs (983) 148.91; 1000-1050 lbs (1037) 140.91.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 
lbs (326) 186.25; 350-400 lbs (363) 184.89; 400-450 lbs (427) 180.14; 450-500 
lbs (485) 173.24; 500-550 lbs (527) 166.85; 550-600 lbs (573) 156.86; 600-650 
lbs (622) 155.30; 650-700 lbs (678) 155.12; 700-750 lbs (724) 154.17; 750-800 
lbs (775) 152.62; 800-850 lbs (832) 148.63; 850-900 lbs (873) 151.11;   
Holstein Steers:  Large 3  350-400 lbs (392) 84.46; 550-600 lbs (571) 70.67; 
part load 648 lbs 78.00; part load 807 lbs 70.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 
1  250-300 lbs (270) 172.06; 300-350 lbs (327) 172.59; 350-400 lbs (384) 
168.88; 400-450 lbs (427) 158.97; 450-500 lbs (475) 152.40; 500-550 lbs (521) 
150.12; 550-600 lbs (578) 149.08; 600-650 lbs (622) 150.35; 650-700 lbs (668) 
152.51; 700-750 lbs (726) 150.61; 750-800 lbs (773) 147.44; 800-850 lbs (808) 
144.58; 850-900 lbs (881) 135.79; 900-950 lbs (910) 133.33; 950-1000 lbs 
(976) 124.06.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (327) 148.09; 350-400 lbs 
(382) 150.90; 400-450 lbs (432) 148.30; 450-500 lbs (481) 146.29; 500-550 lbs 
(522) 147.89; 550-600 lbs (578) 145.95; 600-650 lbs (619) 146.43; 650-700 lbs 
(673) 147.11; 700-750 lbs (719) 148.60; 750-800 lbs (771) 145.56; 800-850 lbs 
(809) 132.87. 

   NEW MEXICO 9700.  31 pct over 600 lbs.  43 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium 
and Large 1  350-400 lbs (375) 192.98; 400-450 lbs (419) 179.36; 450-500 lbs 
(469) 172.87; 500-550 lbs (517) 163.31; 550-600 lbs (573) 152.12; 650-700 lbs 
(673) 143.38; 750-800 lbs (780) 145.94.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs 
(377) 185.38; 400-450 lbs (429) 177.57; 450-500 lbs (474) 171.89; 500-550 lbs 
(516) 155.69; 550-600 lbs (565) 152.25; 600-650 lbs (626) 139.38; 650-700 lbs 
(667) 135.11; 700-750 lbs (715) 131.84; 750-800 lbs (789) 136.09.  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (335) 161.41; 400-450 lbs (427) 156.42; 450-
500 lbs (471) 148.72; 500-550 lbs (517) 143.90; 550-600 lbs (564) 138.06.  
Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (317) 166.40; 350-400 lbs (379) 168.82; 
400-450 lbs (426) 156.08; 450-500 lbs (481) 149.38; 500-550 lbs (529) 141.91; 
550-600 lbs (573) 137.32; 700-750 lbs (704) 136.83. 

   KANSAS 11,300.  68 pct over 600 lbs.  44 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1  350-400 lbs (371) 211.96; 400-450 lbs (421) 200.31; 450-500 lbs 
(473) 185.56; 500-550 lbs (518) 178.31; 550-600 lbs (575) 171.58; 600-650 lbs 
(623) 163.74; 650-700 lbs (666) 163.92; 700-750 lbs (717) 162.28; 750-800 lbs 
(776) 159.88; 800-850 lbs (817) 160.75; 850-900 lbs (877) 157.25; 900-950 lbs 
(933) 149.68; 950-1000 lbs (962) 149.04.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 lbs 
(436) 183.89; 450-500 lbs (489) 174.58; 500-550 lbs (536) 167.83; 550-600 lbs 
(575) 160.07; 600-650 lbs (635) 158.26; 650-700 lbs (681) 151.47; 700-750 lbs 
(733) 149.36; 750-800 lbs (773) 153.96; 800-850 lbs (811) 156.19; 900-950 lbs 
(908) 142.97; 950-1000 lbs (983) 145.50; 1000-1050 lbs (1003) 144.00.Heifers:   
Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (332) 187.02; 400-450 lbs (410) 173.12; 450-
500 lbs (473) 159.98; 500-550 lbs (523) 158.75; 550-600 lbs (574) 153.49; 
600-650 lbs (625) 153.87; 650-700 lbs (676) 155.97; 700-750 lbs (732) 151.29; 
750-800 lbs (770) 151.92; 800-850 lbs (824) 150.32; 850-900 lbs (868) 143.41.  
Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs (388) 166.26; 400-450 lbs (431) 159.26; 
450-500 lbs (475) 152.27; 500-550 lbs (531) 149.02; 550-600 lbs (581) 147.57; 
600-650 lbs (614) 146.54; 650-700 lbs (673) 146.74; 700-750 lbs (716) 143.30; 
750-800 lbs (779) 144.39; 800-850 lbs (826) 144.05; 850-900 lbs (891) 134.66. 

   MISSOURI 33,200.  38 pct over 600 lbs.  40 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium 
and Large 1  300-350 lbs (331) 193.39; 350-400 lbs (381) 187.62; 400-450 lbs 
(424) 182.15; 450-500 lbs (478) 175.47; 500-550 lbs (523) 171.62; 550-600 lbs 
(574) 163.86; 600-650 lbs (621) 162.27; 650-700 lbs (676) 163.87; 700-750 lbs 
(721) 161.70; 750-800 lbs (766) 158.83; 800-850 lbs (828) 155.83; 850-900 lbs 
(886) 157.97; 900-950 lbs (920) 158.54; 950-1000 lbs (969) 144.59; 1000-1050 
lbs (1027) 146.04.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (330) 180.79; 350-400 
lbs (376) 171.66; 400-450 lbs (426) 172.35; 450-500 lbs (479) 164.11; 500-550 
lbs (528) 160.81; 550-600 lbs (575) 154.98; 600-650 lbs (626) 154.78; 650-700 
lbs (670) 150.12; 700-750 lbs (715) 149.53; 750-800 lbs (783) 156.13; 800-850 
lbs (813) 154.04; 850-900 lbs (876) 152.43.  Heifers:   Medium and Large 1  
300-350 lbs (328) 162.80; 350-400 lbs (380) 161.67; 400-450 lbs (427) 155.13; 
450-500 lbs (476) 154.71; 500-550 lbs (525) 152.19; 550-600 lbs (574) 147.63; 
600-650 lbs (618) 150.97; 650-700 lbs (669) 147.77; 700-750 lbs (715) 151.10; 
750-800 lbs (765) 143.80; 800-850 lbs (819) 141.43; 850-900 lbs (853) 138.65; 
950-1000 lbs (993) 118.78.  Medium and Large 1-2  250-300 lbs (282) 168.43; 
300-350 lbs (322) 157.97; 350-400 lbs (378) 148.75; 400-450 lbs (425) 145.30; 
450-500 lbs (478) 142.52; 500-550 lbs (520) 141.27; 550-600 lbs (575) 137.27; 
600-650 lbs (625) 138.56; 650-700 lbs (672) 135.64; 700-750 lbs (726) 137.99; 
750-800 lbs (771) 133.48; 800-850 lbs (816) 130.26; 850-900 lbs (876) 127.70. 

   IOWA 9600.  49 pct over 600 lbs.  41 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
350-400 lbs (382) 199.04; 400-450 lbs (425) 192.67; 450-500 lbs (476) 186.32; 500-550 
lbs (528) 176.21; 550-600 lbs (573) 166.82; 650-700 lbs (672) 165.90; 700-750 lbs 
(718) 157.96; 750-800 lbs (777) 167.17; 800-850 lbs (829) 154.94; 850-900 lbs (862) 
161.53; 900-950 lbs (930) 152.95; 1050-1100 lbs (1061) 141.11.  Medium and Large 1-2  
400-450 lbs (422) 171.82; 450-500 lbs (481) 171.94; 500-550 lbs (537) 160.26; 550-600 
lbs (584) 157.43; 750-800 lbs (781) 155.78.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 
lbs (382) 170.54; 400-450 lbs (423) 165.97; 450-500 lbs (474) 160.07; 500-550 lbs 
(519) 154.38; 550-600 lbs (573) 149.43; 700-750 lbs (735) 151.20; 750-800 lbs (774) 
152.04; 800-850 lbs (826) 144.56; few loads 882 lbs 142.00; 900-950 lbs (913) 138.98; 
950-1000 lbs (968) 134.93.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs (376) 165.55; 400-450 
lbs (429) 157.23; 450-500 lbs (477) 154.34; 550-600 lbs (568) 136.86. 

   NEBRASKA 26,100.  42 pct over 600 lbs.  39 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  300-350 lbs (320) 215.41; 350-400 lbs (373) 213.86; 400-450 lbs (427) 199.41; 450-
500 lbs (474) 195.85; 500-550 lbs (526) 183.43; 550-600 lbs (575) 177.43; 600-650 lbs 
(628) 175.26; 650-700 lbs (670) 173.58; 700-750 lbs (721) 167.57; 750-800 lbs (776) 
163.84; 800-850 lbs (836) 164.49; 850-900 lbs (879) 162.57; 900-950 lbs (911) 161.31.  
Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs (384) 185.11; 400-450 lbs (426) 178.88; 450-500 lbs 
(478) 179.24; 500-550 lbs (527) 180.30; 550-600 lbs (573) 166.68; 600-650 lbs (646) 
161.94; 650-700 lbs (677) 161.60; 700-750 lbs (719) 151.00.  Heifers:  Medium and 
Large 1  300-350 lbs (322) 189.50; 350-400 lbs (372) 187.32; 400-450 lbs (430) 
178.45; 450-500 lbs (475) 169.06; 500-550 lbs (524) 158.69; 550-600 lbs (574) 157.45; 
600-650 lbs (622) 154.72; 650-700 lbs (670) 154.06; 700-750 lbs (728) 159.70; 750-800 
lbs (760) 156.98; 800-850 lbs (821) 151.81; 850-900 lbs (856) 157.58; 900-950 lbs 
(920) 142.74; 950-1000 lbs (977) 143.33.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs (386) 
161.97; 400-450 lbs (436) 166.00; 450-500 lbs (485) 156.39; 500-550 lbs (526) 151.30; 
550-600 lbs (577) 148.18. 

   COLORADO 19,900.  37 pct over 600 lbs.  36 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium 
and Large 1  part load 338 lbs 230.00; 350-400 lbs (389) 211.11; 400-450 lbs 
(429) 198.05; 450-500 lbs (469) 189.23; 500-550 lbs (525) 178.08; 550-600 lbs 
(572) 166.07; 600-650 lbs (617) 160.47; 650-700 lbs (674) 157.13; 700-750 lbs 
(711) 154.26; 750-800 lbs (769) 153.43; few loads 882 lbs 152.75; 1000-1050 
lbs (1013) 136.93.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs (373) 191.39; 400-450 
lbs (429) 180.74; 450-500 lbs (472) 175.41; 500-550 lbs (527) 165.83; 550-600 
lbs (584) 157.73; 600-650 lbs (631) 152.77; 650-700 lbs (677) 141.81; 700-750 
lbs (728) 136.95; 750-800 lbs (769) 144.21.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  
350-400 lbs (378) 172.64; 400-450 lbs (427) 171.23; 450-500 lbs (478) 158.56; 
500-550 lbs (523) 155.00; 550-600 lbs (564) 151.37; 600-650 lbs (619) 146.72; 
650-700 lbs (673) 147.02; 750-800 lbs (770) 146.76; 900-950 lbs (915) 133.46.  
Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (331) 164.07; 350-400 lbs (368) 162.26; 
400-450 lbs (421) 153.00; 450-500 lbs (479) 149.62; 500-550 lbs (520) 142.21; 
550-600 lbs (562) 141.20; 600-650 lbs (631) 139.85; 650-700 lbs (675) 139.65. 

   WYOMING 14,600.  15 pct over 600 lbs.  37 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium 
and Large 1  300-350 lbs (329) 221.10; 350-400 lbs (376) 202.30; 400-450 lbs 
(426) 202.27; 450-500 lbs (474) 192.09; 500-550 lbs (530) 180.92; 550-600 lbs 
(576) 167.01; part load 702 lbs 161.00; 800-850 lbs (829) 155.64; few loads 
925 lbs 159.75; 950-1000 lbs (987) 151.99; 1050-1100 lbs (1083) 134.20.  
Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs (397) 181.61; 500-550 lbs (525) 170.64.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  250-300 lbs (283) 204.19; 300-350 lbs (329) 
185.67; 350-400 lbs (377) 172.56; 400-450 lbs (425) 171.66; 450-500 lbs (474) 
164.22; 500-550 lbs (514) 160.43; 550-600 lbs (568) 154.58; 700-750 lbs (726) 
147.63; 750-800 lbs (769) 155.78; 800-850 lbs (822) 151.93; 850-900 lbs (869) 
149.05; 1000-1050 lbs (1033) 136.53.  Medium and Large 1-2  part load 483 lbs 
153.00; 500-550 lbs (542) 145.37; 550-600 lbs (588) 141.24. 

   DAKOTAS 45,700.  53 pct over 600 lbs.  41 pct heifers.  South Dakota- 25,500.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs (385) 208.89; 400-450 lbs (435) 206.15; 450-
500 lbs (473) 195.38; 500-550 lbs (522) 186.96; 550-600 lbs (573) 177.64; 800-850 lbs 
(836) 167.63; 850-900 lbs (870) 164.38; 900-950 lbs (908) 166.68; 950-1000 lbs (974) 
158.44.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (334) 177.18; 350-400 lbs (385) 
179.96; 400-450 lbs (428) 177.32; 450-500 lbs (482) 168.59; 500-550 lbs (526) 163.91; 
550-600 lbs (575) 158.08; 650-700 lbs (661) 156.88; 750-800 lbs (772) 149.17; 800-850 
lbs (820) 152.80; 850-900 lbs (878) 148.91; 900-950 lbs (923) 147.96; 950-1000 lbs 
(962) 141.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  part load 781 lbs 147.00; 850-900 lbs (863) 
146.89.  North Dakota- 20,200.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs (383) 
203.07; 400-450 lbs (432) 197.53; 450-500 lbs (468) 192.71; 500-550 lbs (531) 179.26; 
550-600 lbs (579) 172.18; 850-900 lbs (858) 156.34; 900-950 lbs (928) 152.18.  Medium 
and Large 1-2  450-500 lbs (489) 176.50; 500-550 lbs (533) 164.13; 550-600 lbs (576) 
160.72.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs (379) 182.91; 400-450 lbs (430) 
170.71; 450-500 lbs (479) 163.88; 500-550 lbs (525) 157.30; 550-600 lbs (575) 153.07; 
750-800 lbs (759) 144.16; 900-950 lbs (935) 136.15.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 
lbs (378) 163.38; 450-500 lbs (489) 157.08; 500-550 lbs (533) 142.17; 550-600 lbs 
(560) 140.17. 

   MONTANA 21,400.  17 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  300-350 lbs (340) 216.55; 350-400 lbs (383) 205.08; 400-450 lbs (429) 196.43; 450-
500 lbs (473) 188.64; 500-550 lbs (524) 172.65; 550-600 lbs (572) 166.91; part load 
888 lbs 159.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (311) 198.06; 350-400 lbs (382) 
188.96; 400-450 lbs (433) 183.37; 450-500 lbs (486) 172.31; 500-550 lbs (523) 164.63; 
550-600 lbs (582) 157.24.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (326) 184.75; 
350-400 lbs (378) 177.99; 400-450 lbs (424) 166.67; 450-500 lbs (473) 163.49; 500-550 
lbs (522) 157.06; 550-600 lbs (570) 153.64; 900-950 lbs (925) 137.50.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (330) 165.87; 350-400 lbs (384) 161.34; 400-450 lbs (423) 
159.91; 450-500 lbs (478) 154.56; 500-550 lbs (528) 147.41.

   WASHINGTON 1600.  45 pct over 600 lbs.  45 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  400-450 lbs (442) 167.30; 450-500 lbs (473) 159.73; 500-550 lbs (532) 151.98; 550-
600 lbs (581) 147.79; 700-750 lbs (708) 145.00; 750-800 lbs (774) 150.41.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  400-450 lbs (442) 167.30; 450-500 lbs (473) 159.73; 500-550 lbs (532) 
151.98; 550-600 lbs (581) 147.79; 700-750 lbs (708) 145.00; 750-800 lbs (774) 150.41.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs (436) 150.58; 450-500 lbs (471) 146.41; 
500-550 lbs (517) 147.56; 550-600 lbs (580) 144.61.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 
lbs (436) 150.58; 450-500 lbs (471) 146.41; 500-550 lbs (517) 147.56; 550-600 lbs 
(580) 144.61. 

   VIRGINIA 4300.  26 pct over 600 lbs.  45 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1  450-500 lbs (468) 164.34; 500-550 lbs (540) 145.54; 550-600 lbs 
(565) 149.35; 600-650 lbs (631) 138.61; 650-700 lbs (658) 136.59; 700-750 lbs 
(736) 139.78; 800-850 lbs (825) 154.09.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-
400 lbs (368) 136.04; 400-450 lbs (435) 127.42; 450-500 lbs (462) 133.01; 
500-550 lbs (543) 124.39; 550-600 lbs (559) 125.87; 600-650 lbs (634) 119.74; 
650-700 lbs (659) 119.34; 700-750 lbs (736) 119.29. 

   CAROLINAS 7100.  20 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  South Carolina- 2600. 
Steers:  Medium and Large 1-2  215-245 lbs (235) 160.00-175.00 (166.47); 250-295 
lbs (273) 160.00-175.00 (168.43); 310-345 lbs (324) 165.00-180.00 (171.28); 350-
395 lbs (371) 156.00-172.50 (163.32); 350-390 lbs fancy (363) 170.00-183.00 
(175.32); 400-440 lbs (416) 150.00-165.50 (158.59); 450-495 lbs (470) 142.50-
155.00 (149.67); 500-545 lbs (520) 135.00-147.00 (139.47); 550-595 lbs (574) 
134.00-143.00 (137.61); 600-645 lbs (620) 130.00-137.00 (134.16); 650-695 lbs 
(670) 131.00-140.00 (134.64); 700-730 lbs (717) 130.00-138.50 (135.50).  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  250-295 lbs (275) 140.00-153.00 (147.05); 300-
345 lbs (317) 145.00-156.00 (150.16); 350-395 lbs (376) 135.00-150.00 (139.33); 
400-445 lbs (418) 130.00-144.00 (134.91); 450-495 lbs (473) 126.00-139.00 
(129.35); 500-545 lbs (522) 120.00-133.00 (124.24); 550-595 lbs (568) 118.00-
129.00 (122.44); 600-645 lbs (620) 117.00-127.50 (122.08); 650-690 lbs (671) 
115.00-126.00 (121.85); 700-745 lbs (723) 110.00-118.00 (115.40). North 
Carolina- 4500.  Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 200-245 lbs (228) 130.00-140.00 
(136.55); 250-295 lbs (282) 135.00-160.00 (147.01); 300-348 lbs (326) 139.00-
167.50 (151.36); 350-398 lbs (372) 132.00-170.00 (146.90); 400-448 lbs (424) 
133.00-165.00 (146.67); 450-497 lbs (468) 134.00-161.00 (148.94); 500-548 lbs 
(524) 130.00-159.00 (141.93); 550-598 lbs (573) 131.00-157.00 (145.42); 600-648 
lbs (620) 128.00-148.00 (137.94); 650-698 lbs (675) 122.00-141.00 (133.53); 705-
740 lbs (720) 131.00-142.00 (137.08); 750-790 lbs (771) 132.00-141.00 (134.31); 
805-845 lbs (822) 120.00-143.00 128.99).  Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 170-195 
lbs (177) 112.50-115.00 (113.37); 250-295 lbs (281) 125.00-138.00 (130.22); 300-
348 lbs (324) 125.00-144.00 (132.28); 350-395 lbs (372) 121.00-146.00 (132.45); 
400-448 lbs (423) 120.00-148.00 (132.19); 450-495 lbs (472) 117.50-139.00 
(125.97); 500-549 lbs (526) 114.00-131.00 (124.04); 550-595 lbs (573) 110.00-
141.00 (122.50); 600-645 lbs (619) 110.00-132.00 (120.15); 650-695 lbs (673) 
104.00-122.00 (113.34); 708-746 lbs (719) 100.00-120.00 (110.18); 750-790 lbs 
(767) 105.00-113.00 (108.90); 805-845 lbs (827) 87.50-96.00 (92.10); 850-895 lbs 
(870) 90.00-107.00 (97.20). 

   KENTUCKY 24,100.  39 pct over 600 lbs.  38 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (329) 165.18; 350-400 lbs (371) 161.27; 400-450 lbs (428) 
155.55; 450-500 lbs (474) 157.29; 500-550 lbs (526) 153.10; 550-600 lbs (571) 
149.34; 600-650 lbs (621) 143.76; 650-700 lbs (668) 144.19; 700-750 lbs (727) 
148.26; 750-800 lbs (774) 148.83; 800-850 lbs (811) 148.72; 850-900 lbs (859) 
151.50; 900-950 lbs (932) 142.98; 950-1000 lbs (972) 147.51; 1000-1050 lbs 
(1033) 133.34.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  200-250 lbs (236) 138.95; 250-
300 lbs (284) 140.29; 300-350 lbs (328) 138.12; 350-400 lbs (372) 138.02; 400-
450 lbs (428) 137.07; 450-500 lbs (475) 133.84; 500-550 lbs (522) 133.07; 550-
600 lbs (571) 130.21; 600-650 lbs (620) 132.07; 650-700 lbs (673) 135.49; 700-
750 lbs (715) 125.31; 750-800 lbs (775) 123.17; 800-850 lbs (830) 111.30; 850-
900 lbs (860) 119.97.

   TENNESSEE 5100.  30 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (329) 163.73; 350-400 lbs (382) 155.21; 400-450 lbs (428) 
154.35; 450-500 lbs (475) 150.07; 500-550 lbs (525) 142.48; 550-600 lbs (575) 
143.10; 600-650 lbs (625) 141.15; 650-700 lbs (673) 140.07; 700-750 lbs (726) 
136.03; 750-800 lbs (763) 136.77.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs 
(326) 139.50; 350-400 lbs (375) 132.86; 400-450 lbs (421) 130.53; 450-500 lbs 
(471) 130.00; 500-550 lbs (524) 126.29; 550-600 lbs (574) 125.12; 600-650 lbs 
(621) 122.95; 650-700 lbs (667) 122.46; 700-750 lbs (725) 121.38; 750-800 lbs 
(773) 119.10. 

   ARKANSAS 9000.  19 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1  300-350 lbs (324) 194.73; 350-400 lbs (370) 181.41; 400-450 lbs (423) 
174.13; 450-500 lbs (470) 169.88; 500-550 lbs (521) 160.84; 550-600 lbs (575) 
155.39; 600-650 lbs (621) 149.61; 650-700 lbs (670) 149.45.  Heifers:  Medium 
and Large 1  300-350 lbs (324) 155.45; 350-400 lbs (380) 151.64; 400-450 lbs 
(421) 147.51; 450-500 lbs (474) 142.66; 500-550 lbs (521) 140.39; 550-600 lbs 
(570) 137.71; 600-650 lbs (626) 135.46; 650-700 lbs (674) 134.02. 

   MISSISSIPPI 7400.  14 pct over 600 lbs.  35 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  200-300 lbs 175.00-200.00; 300-350 lbs 180.00-190.00 few to 195.00; 
350-400 lbs 165.00-180.00; 400-500 lbs 150.00-170.00 few to 180.00; 500-600 lbs 
140.00-160.00 few to 172.00; 600-700 lbs 130.00-143.00 few to 155.00; 700-800 
lbs 122.00-137.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  200-300 lbs 170.00-185.00; 
250-300 lbs 150.00-170.00; 300-350 lbs 150.00-165.00; 350-400 lbs 140.00-150.00; 
400-450 lbs 140.00-155.00 few to 159.00; 450-500 lbs 130.00-140.00; 500-550 lbs 
130.00-140.00; 550-500 lbs 122.00-130.00; 600-700 lbs 115.00-132.00; 700-800 lbs 
113.00-123.00.

   ALABAMA 13,500.  22 pct over 600 lbs.  46 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1  300-350 lbs (337) 178.00-186.00 (180.78); 350-400 lbs (372) 170.00-
180.00 (173.22); 400-450 lbs (422) 165.00-173.00 (168.66); 450-500 lbs (471) 
159.00-168.00 (161.88); 500-550 lbs (532) 153.00-161.00 (157.18); 550-600 lbs 
(568) 145.00-151.00 (147.94); 600-650 lbs (630) 139.00-147.00 (144.17); 650-700 
lbs (668) 133.00-140.00 (138.67); 650-700 lbs value added (675) 146.00-149.00 
(147.48); 700-750 lbs (718) 130.00-134.00 (131.38); 750-800 lbs (788) 124.00-
130.00 (127.01).  Medium and Large 2  250-300 lbs (284) 175.00-180.00 (177.20); 
300-350 lbs (333) 167.00-175.00 (170.64); 350-400 lbs (376) 162.00-170.00 
(165.61); 400-450 lbs (420) 155.00-165.00 (159.45); 450-500 lbs (482) 150.00-
158.00 (154.43); 500-550 lbs (530) 145.00-153.00 (148.45); 550-600 lbs (582) 
138.00-148.00 (140.82); 600-650 lbs (627) 134.00-141.00 (138.73); 650-700 lbs 
(680) 127.00-136.00 (130.40); 700-750 lbs (731) 120.00-130.00 (125.53). Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (312) 154.00-160.00 (155.58); 350-400 lbs (377) 
147.00-157.00 (149.93); 400-450 lbs (424) 140.00-150.00 (142.58); 450-500 lbs 
(472) 133.00-142.00 (136.14); 500-550 lbs (525) 127.00-136.00 (131.39); 550-600 
lbs (574) 122.00-130.00 (125.34); 550-600 lbs value added (566) 134.00-141.50 
(138.49); 600-650 lbs (620) 120.00-125.00 (123.05); 600-650 lbs value added 
(624) 128.00-135.50 (134.82); 650-700 lbs (671) 118.00-123.00 (120.74); 650-700 
lbs value added (679) 124.00-126.00 (124.99); 700-750 lbs (732) 112.00-120.00 
(116.56); 747-747 lbs load (747) 138.25 (138.25); 750-800 lbs (764) 106.00-
115.00 (110.88).  Medium and Large 2  250-300 lbs (281) 153.00-160.00 (156.26); 
300-350 lbs (332) 145.00-155.00 (148.44); 350-400 lbs (375) 138.00-148.00 
(141.76); 400-450 lbs (427) 131.00-141.00 (135.39); 450-500 lbs (477) 124.00-
134.00 (128.73); 500-550 lbs (526) 120.00-127.00 (123.44); 550-600 lbs (574) 
115.00-123.00 (119.19); 600-650 lbs (622) 112.00-118.00 (115.84); 650-700 lbs 
(679) 107.00-115.00 (112.31); 700-750 lbs (727) 105.00-110.00 (109.12). 

   GEORGIA 9000.  15 pct over 600 lbs.  37 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1  350-400 lbs (370) 170.00-177.00 (173.71); 400-450 lbs (422) 160.00-
170.00 (164.62); 450-500 lbs (469) 155.00-160.00 (157.13); 500-550 lbs (521) 
147.00-154.00 (151.13); 550-600 lbs (580) 143.00-150.00 (144.37); 600-650 lbs 
(625) 137.00-144.00 (141.76); 650-700 lbs (671) 132.00-140.00 (134.86); 700-750 
lbs (730) 130.00-135.00 (132.71); 708-708 lbs value added (708) 143.00 (143.00); 
750-800 lbs (770) 122.00-131.50 (123.83).  Medium and Large 2  350-400 lbs (379) 
160.00-170.00 (165.13); 400-450 lbs (430) 150.00-160.00 (155.16); 450-500 lbs 
(473) 142.00-150.00 (146.47); 500-550 lbs (525) 138.00-145.00 (141.65); 550-600 
lbs (573) 132.00-140.00 (136.44); 600-650 lbs (622) 130.00-135.00 (132.71); 650-
700 lbs (666) 125.00-132.00 (129.51).  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs 
(321) 147.00-155.00 (150.56); 350-400 lbs (373) 142.00-150.00 (145.74); 400-450 
lbs (422) 135.00-144.00 (139.10); 450-500 lbs (476) 130.00-138.00 (133.33); 500-
550 lbs (529) 125.00-132.00 (128.73); 550-600 lbs (575) 120.00-128.00 (123.74); 
585-585 lbs value added (585) 132.00 (132.00); 600-650 lbs (627) 120.00-123.00 
(121.83); 650-700 lbs (669) 117.00-121.00 (118.26); 700-750 lbs (724) 113.00-
121.00 (116.17); 750-800 lbs (774) 110.00-115.00 (111.95).  Medium and Large 2  
250-300 lbs (279) 147.00-155.00 (150.05); 300-350 lbs (327) 137.00-145.00 
(141.23); 350-400 lbs (373) 132.00-140.00 (136.27); 400-450 lbs (426) 126.00-
135.00 (131.09); 450-500 lbs (473) 122.00-129.00 (125.89); 500-550 lbs (526) 
118.00-125.00 (121.77); 550-600 lbs (571) 115.00-122.00 (118.66); 600-650 lbs 
(624) 112.00-118.00 (115.33); 650-700 lbs (680) 109.00-114.00 (111.42); 700-750 
lbs (722) 104.00-110.00 (107.21).

   REPLACEMENTS:  El Reno, OK- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1-6 yr 
old 750-1350 lb cow 2-7 months bred 800.00-1250.00; 3-6 yr old 1225-1425 lb cow 
4-8 months bred, some black, 1310.00-1425.00; 7-10 yr old 1150-1450 lb cow 4-7 
months bred 710.00-1075.00 per head.  Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  5-7 yr old 
1250-1425 lb cow, some black, w/100-150 lb calf 1150.00-1650.00 per pair. 

   McAlester, OK- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1-8 yr old 975-1325 
lbs cow 4-8 months bred 860.00-1085.00; 1-6 yr old 975-1250 lbs cow 4-8 months 
bred 900.00-1185.00; 9-10 yr old 1075-1375 lb cows 4-8 months bred 800.00-960.00 
per head.  Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  1-6 yr old 925-1325 lb cow w/125-300 lb 
calf 1010.00-1235.00; 7-8 yr old 725 lb cow w/325 lb calf 770.00 per head.
 
   Oklahoma City, OK- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-4 yr old 950-
1300 lb 2-6 month bred black cows 835.00-1135.00; 4-6 yr old 1025-1475 5-7 month 
bred black cows 1100.00-1350.00; 5-10+ yr old 1000-1450 lb 2-7 month bred black 
cows 650.00-960.00 per head.  Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  8-10 yr old 1000-
1100 lb cow w/100-300 lb calf 1025.00-1100.00 per pair. 

   Woodward, OK- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2 Bred Heifers 900-1250 
lbs 4-7 months bred cows, some black, 1285.00-1575.00; 8-10 yr old 1175-1350 lb 
4-6 months bred cows, some black, 950.00-1110.00; 10+ yr old 1100-1400 lbs 4-7 
months bred cows, some black, 710.00-900.00 per head.  Pairs:  Medium and Large 
1-2  2-6 yr old 900-1200 lb cow, some black, w/100-275 lb calf 1510.00-1775.00 
per pair. 

   Clovis, NM- Replacement Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 Young to long solid mouth 
805-1590 lb cows 3-8 months bred 800.00-1250.00, per head; middle aged short 
solid mouth cows 845-1500 lbs 3-8 months bred 700.00-1025.00, per head; aged 
1050-1450 lb cows 3-8 months bred 500.00-825.00, per head.  First Calf Heifers:  
840-1120 lb cows 1-8 months bred 600.00-875.00, per head.  Cow/Calf Pairs: 
Medium and Large 1-2 Young indiv 950 lb cow w/250 lb calf 1000.00, per pair. 

   Roswell, NM- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2 Young 875-1190 lb cows 
3-8 months bred 800.00-1125.00, per head; 810-1190 lb cows 1-3 months bred 
500.00-850.00, per head; middle aged short solid mouth cows 850-1220 lb 3-8 
months bred 600.00-900.00, per head; 785-1230 lbs 1-3 months bred 430.00-700.00, 
per head; aged 855-1440 lb cows 3-8 months bred 600.00-850.00, per head.  Cow/ 
Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2:  Middle aged 1175-1200 lb cows w/250-400 lb 
calves 1300.00, per pair; middle aged indiv 1200 lb cow w/250 lb calf 1025.00, 
per pair; indiv 1025 lb cow w/200 lb calf 925.00, per pair.   

Joplin, MO-Dodge City, KS- Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1, second calf, bred 2nd stage 33 
head 993-1015 lbs 1750.00. Medium and Large 1-2 First Calf Bred 2nd stage 8 head 
826 lbs 1025.00; Mostly broken mouth Medium and Large 2-3 Bred 2nd stage 28 head 
1216-1319 lbs 710.00-860.00 (774.91); Bred 1st stage 34 head 1072-1198 lbs 
625.00-635.00 (633.20); 34 head 1216-1256 lbs 625.00-650.00 (647.73); Large 2-3 
bred 1st stage 44 head 1299-1314 lbs 670.00-675.00 (672.51).  Cow/calf pairs: 
Medium and Large 2 Broken mouth 8 head 1294 lbs with 200-275 lbs calves 1475.00

   Joplin, MO- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1000-
1360 lbs 1000.00-1475.00, 1st stage couple 985-1200 lbs 1000.00-1025.00; short 
and solid mouth to aged most 2nd few 3rd stage 1125-1365 lbs 640.00-935.00. 
Large 1-2  5 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 1400-1620 lbs 
875.00-1100.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd stage 1400-1500 lbs 720.00-
935.00. Medium and Large 2  2-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 990-1200 lbs 775.00-
1150.00. Medium 1-2  2-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 685-1055 lbs 800.00-1050.00, 1st 
stage 1020 lb indiv. 875.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 
955-1050 lbs 545.00-775.00 per head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  4-7 
yrs 1100-1285 lb cows w/babies to 370 lb calves and some rebred 1250.00-1425.00; 
short and solid mouth 1110-1300 lb cows w/babies to 300 lb calves 900.00-
1100.00. Medium and Large 2 short and solid mouth 1100 lb cow w/baby calf 
900.00. Medium 1-2  2-4 yrs 725-1025 lb cows w/145-210 lb calves and a few 
rebred 1000.00-1075.00 per pair. 

   Springfield, MO- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-7 yrs most 2nd few 3rd 
stage 1050-1305 lbs 1075.00-1325.00, 1st stage couple 920-1175 lbs 950.00-
1025.00; short and solid mouth to aged most 2nd few 3rd stage 1190-1360 lbs 
725.00-925.00.  Large 1-2  2-4 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1225-1368 lbs 1150.00-
1250.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd stage 1415-1450 lbs 755.00-830.00. 
Medium 1-2  2-6 yrs 2nd stage 725-945 lbs 750.00-960.00; broken mouth 2nd stage 
pkg. 1050 lbs 645.00 per head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-5 yrs 
1000-1335 lb cows w/babies to 390 lb calves 1150.00-1325.00; short and solid 
mouth to aged 1100-1365 lb cows w/babies to 220 lb calves 950.00-1100.00. Medium 
1-2  2-5 yrs 800-960 lb cows w/165-375 lb calves 1050.00-1300.00 per pair.

   West Plains, MO- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yr old 832-1515 lb 
cows in the 2nd-3rd stage 1100.00-1475.00 per head, 1st stage 1000.00-1150.00 
per head; 7 yrs to broken mouth 1010-1540 lb cows in the 2nd-3rd stage 900.00-
1075.00 per head.  Medium and Large 2  2-7 yr old 665-1415 lb cows in the 2nd-
3rd stage 825.00-1025.00 per head; Short-solid to broken mouth 895-1410 lb cows 
in the 2nd-3rd stage 675.00-850.00 per head.  Cow-Calf Pairs:  Few Medium and 
Large 1-2  3-6 yr old 1130-1200 lb cows with 100-250 lb calves 1175.00-1475.00 
per pair; 7 yr to short-solid mouth 1137-1140 lb cows with 150-200 lb calves 
1000.00-1100.00 per pair. 

   La Junta, CO- Replacement Stock:  Medium and Large 1 Young 1165-1350 lbs 
1700.00-1900.00, mostly 1800.00-1875.00, heavy load fancy 1130 lbs 2100.00, May 
calvers 1260-1370 lbs 1425.00-1550.00, summer calvers 1210-1250 lbs 710.00-
800.00; middle age 1260-1375 lbs 1250.00-1350.00; aged short solid mouth 1270-
1330 lbs 975.00-1010.00, broken mouth 1070-1370 lbs 750.00-850.00.  Cow-Calf 
pairs:  Medium and Large 1 Young 1000-1200 lbs with 100-225 lb calves 1300.00-
1400.00, 1250-1300 lbs with 250-325 lb calves 1475.00-1550.00; middle age 1175-
1250 lbs with 100-250 lb calves 1150.00-1275.00.

   Arkansas- Replacement Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  2-7 year old 850-1250 lbs 
second & third stage 84.00-94.00/900.00-1000.00, first stage/open 70.00-80.00, 
7-10 year old second & third stage 52.00-62.00/675.00-775.00 per head.  Cow-Calf 
Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  3-7 yr old 800-1200 lb cow w/100-200 lb calf 
1025.00-1125.00, few to 1400.00; w/200-300 lb calf 1050.00-1150.00; 7-10 yr old 
w/100-200 lb calf 875.00-975.00 per pair.

Direct Receipts:  26,600    Last Week 43,600    Last Year 62,700
(91 pct over 600 lbs, 36 pct heifers)

   TEXAS 13,600.  93 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers: FOB Current 
775-780 lbs 155.11; Dec 750 lbs 150.85; Jan 750 lbs 146.90; 800 lbs 149.90; Feb 
750 lbs 146.57; 800 lbs 144.00; Del Current 715-725 lbs 161.00; 805 lbs 156.00; 
Dec 725 lbs 154.00; Jan 725 lbs 153.14; 750 lbs 149.20.  Medium and Large 1-2 
FOB Current 575 lbs 169.21; 600-615 lbs 163.99; 660-685 lbs 162.69; 700-745 lbs 
155.76; 750-775 lbs 154.50; 800-830 lbs 150.36; 895 lbs 140.92; Jan 700 lbs 
151.40; 750 lbs 149.46; Mar 700 lbs 152.00; Del Current 640 lbs 168.00; 650-675 
lbs 166.21; 700 lbs 162.75; 760-785 lbs 156.27; 800-825 lbs 154.62.  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 540 lbs 157.00; 710-725 lbs 152.79; Dec 600 lbs 
149.00; Jan 700-725 lbs 144.82; Feb 700 lbs 140.59; Mar 700 lbs 142.00; Del 
Current 740 lbs 150.00; 835 lbs 134.94; Jan 700 lbs 146.32; Feb 700-725 lbs 
140.66; 750 lbs 137.90; Mar 700-725 lbs 141.62.  Medium and Large 1-2 FOB 
Current 600 lbs 159.35; 700-735 lbs 145.89; 750 lbs 146.76; Dec 725 lbs 143.50; 
Mar 700 lbs 132.00; Del Current 550 lbs 164.00; 600-625 lbs 162.13; 705-725 lbs 
154.20; 750 lbs 151.00; Dec 750 lbs 149.00. 

   OKLAHOMA 2300.  86 pct over 600 lbs.  20 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 Current 590 lbs 173.48; 690 lbs 162.87; 715-730 lbs 158.29; 775-785 lbs 
158.56.  Medium and Large 1-2 Current 650 lbs 161.07; Nov 825 lbs 150.94.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Current 595 lbs 164.37; 650-675 lbs 156.49. 

   NEW MEXICO 1400.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  50 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2 Current 760 lbs 158.29; 800 lbs 153.73.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-
2 Current 725 lbs 151.73.

   KANSAS 4800.  91 pct over 600 lbs.  25 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 FOB Current 815-825 lbs 155.80; 850-875 lbs 157.75; Del 765-785 lbs 
160.16; 800 lbs 156.00; 890 lbs 148.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 Del Current 575-
595 lbs 175.57; 610 lbs 169.00; 690 lbs 162.00; 730-745 lbs 158.32; 770 lbs 
156.50; 905 lbs 145.00; Jan 650 lbs 164.00; 700 lbs 155.00; 750 lbs 154.50.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 725 lbs 151.00; 835 lbs 134.00; Del 650 
lbs 157.00; 725 lbs 154.00; 785 lbs 150.00. 

   IOWA – There were no direct sales reported.

   COLORADO 1100.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  34 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 Del Current 685 lbs 176.35; 725 lbs 166.00; 750 lbs 171.00; Dec 750 lbs 
168.40.  Medium and Large 1-2 FOB Current 905 lbs 140.46; Del 850 lbs 142.50.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Del Current 660-675 lbs 161.54; Dec 675 lbs 162.40. 
   WYOMING 400.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  37 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 FOB 750 lbs 168.80. Future Delivery 750 lbs 165.61 Dec.  Heifers: Medium 
and Large 1 Future Delivery 675 lbs 159.61 Dec.

   DAKOTAS – There were no direct sales reported.

   MONTANA – There were no direct sales reported. 

   SOUTHWEST (AZ-CA-NV) 700.  No cattle over 600 lbs.  No heifers.  Holsteins:  
Large 3  275 lbs 152.00 current Del; 325 lbs Nov Del 140.00. 

   NORTHWEST (WA-OR-ID) 400.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  43 pct heifers.  Steers:  
Medium and Large 1 Del Current 650 lbs 165.00; 900 lbs 154.00.  Heifers:  Medium 
and Large 1 Del Current 650 lbs 155.00; 850 lbs 149.00. 

   EASTERN CORNBELT (IL-IN-MI-OH) 200.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  No heifers.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 805 lbs 151.00; Del 875 lbs 155.00. 

   SOUTHEAST (AL-AR-FL-GA-LA-MS-TN) 1700.  95 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Current 685 lbs 165.85; Dec 725 lbs 148.00; Jan lbs 
147.14.  Medium and Large 1-2 Current 690 lbs 153.63; 775 lbs 153.67.  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1 Current 660 lbs 150.10; 740 lbs 145.00; Jan 700 lbs 139.40; 
Feb 725 lbs 133.02; Mar 725 lbs 131.75.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2 Current 
550 lbs 154.20. 

Video/Internet Receipts:  2,200    Last Week 2,000    Last Year 1,800
(76 pct over 600 lbs, 19 pct heifers)

   JOPLIN REGIONAL STOCKYARDS VIDEO 1100.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  6 pct heifers.

Southcentral Region (MO)
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Jan-Feb few loads 850 lbs 155.50.  Medium and 
Large 1-2 Jan few loads 800 lbs 153.50; May-Jun several loads 860 lbs 153.25.
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Jul load 725 lbs 148.50.

   CATTLE COUNTRY VIDEO 600.  12 pct over 600 lbs.  44 pct heifers.  
Northcentral Region (WY)
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Current load 145 lbs 209.00; load 500 lbs 201.00; few 
loads 600 lbs 180.50.
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Current few loads 450 lbs 177.00; load 740 lbs 
154.00. 

   LEXINGTON INTERNET 300.  100 pct above 600 lbs.  8 pct heifers. 

Southeastern Region (KY-NC-TN-VA-WV)
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1-2 Current few loads 765 lbs 157.25; 800-850 lbs 
(825) 149.94; Dec load 690 lbs 158.50; few loads 815 lbs 154.50; Jan-Feb load 
750 lbs 154.75.
   Holsteins:  Large 3 Current load 875 lbs 96.00.
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2 Current load 660 lbs 140.00. 
   APACHE VIDEO 200.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  34 pct heifers.  Southcentral 

Region (TX-OK)
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1-2 Feb few loads 775 lbs 147.00.
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2 Mar load 750 lbs 138.50.

Commissioner Leonhardt to Present Award to Student Ag Innovation Winner

The Free Press WV

On Friday, November 17th, Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt will award $500 to the winner of the West Virginia Agriculture Student Innovation Challenge. The six finalists were chosen during a competition held at Eastern Community and Technical College Thursday, November 02nd. The finals will be held at the Marshall Memorial Student Center. This is the first year for the event.


“Innovations in agriculture are changing the way we think about farming. West Virginia has an opportunity to inspire the next generation of scientist and farmers that will change the way we eat,” said Commissioner Leonhardt. “Events like this are vital to our state’s and country’s future.”  


As part of the competition held on November 2nd, students in grades 7 through 12 were challenged to develop creative strategies to address pressing issues and problems facing agriculture. Each team submitted an application which was scored by a panel of judges from across the state. The top applications were then notified and the teams were asked to develop a pitch for their innovation. Twenty-six teams presented to a panel of judges who then selected winners from six categories.

 

Six finalists:

•   Plants Systems - Hayden Kestner - Sherrard Middle School (Ohio County)

•   Animal Systems - Ryan Anderson and Johnny Slattman - South Harrison High School (Harrison County)

•   Environmental and Natural Resources – Ivy Ward, Catie Walton, Cole Anderegg and Nathaniel Bailey - Buckhannon-Upshur High School (Upshur County)

•   Power, Structural and Technical – Levi Hamrick and Colby Grose - Clay County High School (Clay County)

•   Food Products and Processing – Clarissa Keiffer - Clay County High School (Clay County)

•   Agribusiness Systems – Abigail Schoonover, Leighvi Cummings and Shayna Bennett - Clay County High School (Clay County)

 

The West Virginia Agriculture Innovation Challenge was created by the West Virginia Agricultural Catalyst team which includes: Eastern WV Community & Technical College, the Robert C Byrd Institute, the WV Department of Education and the WV Department of Agriculture.

Outdoors

The Free Press WV

►  U.S. sage grouse policy heading back to square one

Federal scientists and land managers who’ve been crafting strategies to protect a ground-dwelling bird’s habitat across the American West for nearly two decades are going back to the drawing board under a new Trump administration edict to reassess existing plans condemned by ranchers, miners and energy developers.

Federal officials are wrapping up a series of public meetings with three sessions starting Tuesday in Utah ahead of a November 27 cutoff for comment on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s order last month to consider revisions to land management amendments for the greater sage grouse that were adopted under the Obama administration.

Zinke says he wants to make sure the amendments don’t harm local economies in 11 western states and allow the states to have maximum control over the efforts within their borders.

Conservationists say it’s a thinly veiled attempt to allow more livestock grazing and drilling, similar to Trump’s efforts to roll back national monument designations, but on a much larger scale. They warn it could land the hen-sized bird on the endangered species list in 2020 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is scheduled to review its 2015 decision not to list it.

“They appear to be dismantling the whole land-planning amendment system and starting over,” said Patrick Donnelly, the Center for Biological Diversity’s Nevada state director.

“It’s revisionist history,” he told a Fish and Wildlife Service official during a scoping meeting-turned-brainstorming session at a Sparks hotel-casino Wednesday night.

Instead of recording public testimony, agency officials marked up easel pads with lists of criticisms, concerns and suggestions. About 80 participants moved between five breakout groups including “minerals,” ″livestock grazing,” and “wildlife and vegetation.”

They treaded familiar ground. Disagreement reigned over the size of protective buffer zones around grouse breeding grounds, states’ role in setting federal policy and whether cattle or wild horses cause more habitat degradation. There was general agreement that invasive cheat grass is fueling one of the biggest threats - catastrophic wildfires - but little consensus on what to do about it.

“I don’t understand why we’re starting all over again,” shouted a man who briefly disrupted the meeting and refused to provide his name.

Nevada Farm Bureau Vice President Doug Busselman said research increasingly suggests properly regulated grazing reduces fire fuels. But he said existing policy is “taking a restrictive approach ... and then watching massive fires sweep across the landscape, setting up the process for expansion of cheat grass, then more fire.”

The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee heard the same thing last month from Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke, a fifth-generation rancher who blames grazing restrictions for a wildfire that wiped out his family’s winter grazing allotment this year.

“In the process of placating anti-grazing activists, federal agencies have made the No. 1 threat to the greater sage grouse in Idaho worse,” Bedke said. Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, a Republican, filed one of a series of lawsuits aimed at blocking the Obama plans.

Conversely, Republican Governor Matt Mead of Wyoming, Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Democratic Governor Steve Bullock of Montana have expressed concern that altering existing plans could undermine efforts to prevent a listing. Nevada GOP Governor Brian Sandoval also has cautioned against wholesale changes, although he applauded Zinke’s recent lifting of a temporary ban on new mining claims across about 15,600 square miles (40,400 square kilometers) adopted under Obama.

Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission Chairman Dan Vermillion said existing protections took a diverse group of stakeholders years to work out.

“Those plans were essential to keeping sage grouse from becoming endangered,” he wrote in a November 07 letter to Zinke.

That’s the message Karen Boeger delivered in Sparks.

“We all duked it out on these plans,” said Boeger, a retired teacher and member of the Nevada Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers who previously served on a Bureau of Land Management advisory board. “We’ve hardly gotten out of the chute. Let’s give it a chance.”

The bureau’s acting deputy director, John Ruhs, understands the frustration.

“A lot of folks have been engaged in this topic for a long time. Some have been at the table going back 15 years or more,” said Ruhs, who’s worked for the agency in Nevada, Oregon, Colorado and Idaho.

“We’re trying to find the best methods to allow all uses of the land to occur and still ensure protection of habitat,” he said. “It’s a tall order.”

Donnelly, whose Arizona-based group has sued over failure to list hundreds of species, said the intent of the Obama amendments “was very clear: Prevent the listing of the sage grouse.” That goal seems to have gotten lost, he said.

“We heard a lot about mineral withdrawals and local collaboration, but all in the name of what?” Donnelly asked. “Are we still committed to conserving sage grouse, or is the intention to mine and drill every acre of the West? If that’s the case, we are plunging head-long toward listing the grouse.”


►  Animal rights groups demand action against Iowa fur farm

Federal inspectors have repeatedly ordered a southeast Iowa fur farm to improve the grim living conditions for ferrets, foxes, raccoons and skunks it sells to government laboratories and pet stores.

Many of the animals have been forced to live in sweltering heat or maggot-infested filth, sometimes with decomposing carcasses in their cages, officials found over the last two years.

So far no charges or enforcement action has been taken against the Ruby Fur Farm near New Sharon, 65 miles (105 kilometers) southeast of Des Moines. However, animal rights groups are calling for rescue of the animals, revocation of the farm’s federal license and fines for neglect.

U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors documented the most recent problems when they returned to the farm seven times between December and August after finding suffering animals.

A building housing 290 raccoons reached 100 degrees in July, with many of the animals panting and drooling and 26 in “severe heat distress,” according to a July 21 inspection report.

Reports from 2015 show injured or sick raccoons as well as skunks and ferrets that didn’t receive veterinary treatment. In one cage a skunk was found living with its dead cage-mate.

A December 2016 report noted: “One dead, decomposing, headless juvenile ferret was found incorporated into the fecal material buildup on the wire floor in the corner of the cage,” which also housed a live adult and six juvenile ferrets.

Federal contracts show that even as USDA inspectors were writing up the reports about the farm’s treatment of raccoons, the agency was signing contracts to buy animals from the company for research. It spent nearly $30,000 in June and December of 2015 and in July 2016.

The business since 2007 received more than $67,000 from USDA contracts to provide skunks, raccoons, and foxes. USDA has expansive research enterprises with divisions that focus on food safety, animal health and food production improvements. One of the contracts indicates raccoons were obtained by a USDA lab in Colorado focusing on wildlife diseases, and another noted young foxes would be used as “research models.”

The farm is licensed to Randy Ruby as a registered federal dealer by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and it holds state permits as an animal dealer and a pet shop.

Ruby declined to discuss the reports with The Associated Press when reached by telephone. He referred calls to The Cavalry Group, a Missouri-based animal business advocacy organization to which he is a member.

Its president, Mindy Patterson, said some of the USDA inspectors’ claims are exaggerated and when there has been an issue Ruby has addressed them immediately.

“What we witnessed up close and personal this summer was Randy Ruby’s farm being targeted and harassed with hyper-aggressive inspections,” she said. “We have time-tested agriculture practices to ensure the health and safety of both people and animals that are being redefined as inhumane treatment of animals by these groups who have nothing but an emotion-based agenda.”

The farm’s website says it has been in business for more than 65 years and raises “our animals with tender, loving care, and we can ship them anywhere in the world.”

Michael Budkie, executive director of Stop Animal Exploitation Now, an Ohio-based nonprofit that monitors U.S. research and animal holding facilities, has called for the termination of the fur farm’s federal animal dealer’s license and rescue of the animals.

In an October 16 letter to Robert Gibbens, a veterinarian and the USDA’s director of Animal Welfare Operations based in Colorado, Budkie asked the agency to fine Ruby Fur Farm. He said inspection reports clearly demonstrate “a total disregard for the health and well-being of these animals.”

USDA spokesman R. Andre Bell confirmed the agency has discussed the farm with an animal rights group but declined to say whether it was considering enforcement action or terminating the license. He also declined to discuss whether USDA’s purchased of animals from the fur farm had any impact on its enforcement of animal welfare regulations.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture, which has issued state permits for the farm to operate as a pet shop and registered federal dealer, has no enforcement action pending, said spokesman Dustin Vande Hoef. The agency can revoke the permits if it were to find standard of care issues but it has received no complaints, he said.

Any animal neglect charges must come from a law enforcement officer under Iowa law.

Mahaska County Sheriff Russ VanRenterghem said he accompanied a USDA inspection team to the fur farm three or four times in July.

“I don’t see any violations,” he said, describing the farm’s owners as “very reputable, very good people.”

Iowa is ranked the second worst in the nation for animal welfare behind Kentucky, according to the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s annual rankings released in January.

Iowa enforcement is weak because with a few exceptions animal neglect is not considered a felony, and laws defining adequate shelter conditions are unclear, the group said.

“In general if I was picking a state to be an animal in, Iowa would be very far down my list,” said David Rosengard, a staff attorney for the group’s criminal justice program. “I could be neglected. I could be starved. I could be abandoned and the person who did that wouldn’t face the sort of repercussions they would have to deal with in a lot of other states.”

NATIONAL and Local FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY

The Gilmer Free Press

Buckhannon Livestock Market, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday November 08, 2017

Cattle Receipts:  106

Slaughter cows made up 28% of the offering, slaughter bulls 6%, 
other cows 1%, and feeders 65%.  

The feeder supply included 36% steers, 49% heifers, and 15% bulls. 

Near 44% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    472-472    472       150.00         150.00
    5    578-588    580    134.00-140.00     138.78
    2    620-620    620       135.00         135.00
    1    688-688    688       142.00         142.00
    1    686-686    686       128.00         128.00   RWF
    5    740-743    742    134.00-142.00     137.19
    1    726-726    726       120.00         120.00   RWF
    2    766-766    766       136.00         136.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    450-450    450       125.00         125.00
    1    600-600    600       104.00         104.00   Exotic

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    421-421    421       121.00         121.00   BWF
    5    451-455    453    125.00-126.00     125.40
    3    480-480    480       117.00         117.00   Smoke
    3    520-539    533    118.00-124.00     122.05
    4    550-550    550       130.00         130.00
    4    600-600    600       116.00         116.00
    2    716-716    716       101.00         101.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    522-522    522       105.00         105.00   Smoke
    2    621-621    621       105.00         105.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    368-368    368       147.50         147.50
    1    488-488    488       147.50         147.50
    2    574-574    574       130.00         130.00
    2    616-616    616       128.00         128.00
    1    988-988    988        81.00          81.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    378-378    378       127.50         127.50

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1414-1826  1636     45.50-48.00       46.57
    2   1428-1552  1490     43.50-44.50       44.02   Low Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    3   1005-1242  1124     51.00-53.00       52.18
    2   1324-1350  1337     45.00-45.50       45.25   Low Dressing
    4   1400-1482  1450     50.00-52.00       51.37
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    910-910    910        50.00          50.00
    9    820-1324  1108     39.00-45.00       42.00   Low Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1068-1068  1068        75.00          75.00  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1272-1272  1272        70.00          70.00
    4   1670-2260  1868     72.00-75.00       73.30

South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday November 08, 2017

Cattle Receipts:  202

Slaughter cows made up 34% of the offering, slaughter bulls 10%, 
other cows 2%, and feeders 54%.  

The feeder supply included 31% steers, 40% heifers, and 29% bulls. 

Near 27% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    408-408    408       125.00         125.00
    1    480-480    480       121.00         121.00
    1    535-535    535       114.00         114.00
    1    640-640    640       110.00         110.00
    1    785-785    785        81.00          81.00   RWF
    1    805-805    805       110.00         110.00
    1   1190-1190  1190        93.00          93.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    285-285    285       132.00         132.00
    1    370-370    370       123.00         123.00
    1    440-440    440       118.00         118.00
    1    530-530    530       107.00         107.00   RWF
                             Holstein Medium and Large  2 - 3
    5    763-785    776     69.00-73.00       70.57

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    370-390    377    111.00-114.00     112.96
    2    370-385    378    113.00-122.00     117.59   Red
    3    443-443    443       115.00         115.00
    5    508-540    516    110.00-116.00     113.62
                             Small 1
    1    375-375    375        95.00          95.00   Exotic
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    265-265    265       106.00         106.00
    5    400-403    402    107.00-114.00     111.21
    2    448-448    448        97.00          97.00   Exotic

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7    571-571    571       120.00         120.00
                             Small 1
    1    425-425    425       105.00         105.00
    1    465-465    465       102.00         102.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    305-305    305       117.00         117.00
    6    682-695    684    102.00-104.00     103.66

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1375-1375  1375        36.00          36.00
    3   1440-1705  1545     31.00-35.00       33.71
    2   1760-1800  1780     39.50-41.50       40.49   High Dressing
    1   2065-2065  2065        35.50          35.50
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    5   1130-1380  1269     31.00-38.00       34.83
    8   1090-1370  1274     40.00-49.00       43.37   High Dressing
    2   1235-1340  1288     27.00-29.00       27.96   Low Dressing
    3   1450-1505  1475     35.00-37.00       35.66
    2   1475-1505  1490     42.00-44.50       43.26   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    4   1200-1335  1275     36.00-39.00       38.03
    3    990-1370  1155     21.00-26.00       23.39   Low Dressing
    1   1400-1400  1400        40.00          40.00   High Dressing

Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    950-950    950        73.00          73.00  
    1   1210-1210  1210        70.00          70.00  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1310-1310  1310        55.00          55.00   Low Dressing
    4   1740-2175  1961     57.00-61.50       59.76
    5   1620-2085  1891     43.00-55.00       50.61   Low Dressing

Feeder & Slaughter Lambs
 Head	Wt Range	Price Range
   43	80-100		174.00-177.00

Weston Special, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday November 04, 2017

Cattle Receipts:  412

Slaughter cows made up 8% of the offering, slaughter bulls 3%, 
replacement cows 2%, other cows 3%, and feeders 84%.  

The feeder supply included 39% steers, 41% heifers, and 20% 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
    4    300-325    313    150.00-160.00     153.90
    7    370-380    376    150.00-170.00     162.18
    8    407-442    429    140.00-152.50     150.02
    1    445-445    445       137.50         137.50   RWF
    9    458-497    473    152.50-180.00     168.25
    2    487-487    487       123.00         123.00   Smoke
    2    530-530    530    135.00-147.50     141.25
    5    510-548    540    137.50-145.00     143.58   Smoke
   10    565-597    589    130.00-139.00     131.97
    8    600-635    611    135.00-144.00     139.32
    6    720-720    720       135.00         135.00   RWF
    1    760-760    760       130.00         130.00
    1   1030-1030  1030        90.00          90.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    270-270    270       140.00         140.00
    1    385-385    385       130.00         130.00
    4    521-530    523    122.50-128.00     123.89
    2    610-615    613    120.00-125.00     122.51
    1    700-700    700       130.00         130.00
    2    887-887    887       110.00         110.00   BWF

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    225-225    225       130.00         130.00
    2    255-285    270    125.00-127.50     126.18
    5    312-336    326    125.00-135.00     131.18
    1    315-315    315       112.50         112.50   RWF
    6    350-397    379    122.50-140.00     136.10
    6    415-440    423    124.00-129.00     126.32
   24    450-495    475    120.00-134.00     126.97
   14    503-545    513    123.00-133.00     130.09
    1    510-510    510       126.00         126.00   RWF
    6    555-575    567    125.00-130.00     128.20
    1    610-610    610       126.00         126.00
    3    758-758    758       114.00         114.00
    1    910-910    910       100.00         100.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    235-235    235       122.50         122.50
    1    410-410    410       120.00         120.00
    2    455-465    460    122.50-128.00     125.22
    1    495-495    495       110.00         110.00   Smoke
    2    510-545    528       120.00         120.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    275-275    275       132.50         132.50   Smoke
    2    330-330    330       155.00         155.00
    6    370-390    377    140.00-158.00     146.21
    5    405-440    417    137.50-153.00     149.22
    2    460-465    463    150.00-160.00     155.03
    2    505-545    525    120.00-135.00     127.21
    7    550-590    573       135.00         135.00
    5    656-665    658    118.00-133.00     129.97
    1    725-725    725       100.00         100.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    390-390    390       142.50         142.50
    1    410-410    410       130.00         130.00
    2    470-495    483    130.00-142.50     136.41
    2    672-672    672       102.50         102.50
    1    785-785    785        90.00          90.00   Smoke
    1    955-955    955        80.00          80.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    875-875    875       800.00         800.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 Middle Aged
    2   1115-1120  1118   999.00-1140.00    1135.01   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 2 Middle Aged
    1   1005-1005  1005       890.00         890.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1195-1350  1258     52.00-55.00       53.73
    3   1180-1305  1262     56.00-58.00       56.69   High Dressing
    1   1270-1270  1270        45.00          45.00   Low Dressing
    1   1480-1480  1480        53.00          53.00
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    5    880-1285  1051     44.00-47.00       45.60
    1   1160-1160  1160        53.00          53.00   High Dressing
    4    980-1220  1068     39.00-43.00       40.69   Low Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    765-835    792     74.00-83.00       78.31  
    1    955-955    955        81.00          81.00  
                            Medium and Large 1 Middle Aged
    1   1255-1255  1255        68.00          68.00  
                            Medium and Large 2 Young
    2    945-1050   998     63.00-68.00       65.37  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1165-1470  1316     55.00-70.00       64.29
    3   1560-1830  1703     75.00-83.00       78.12

Feeder Lambs
 Head	Wt Range	Price Range
   13	57-61		130.00-145.00
    6	85		143.00
    6	95		130.00

Jackson County Regional Livestock, Ripley, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday November 04, 2017

Cattle Receipts:  591

Slaughter cows made up 8% of the offering, slaughter bulls 4%, 
replacement cows 9%, other cows 1%, and feeders 79%.  

The feeder supply included 28% steers, 40% heifers, and 32% bulls. 

Near 23% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    280-280    280       150.00         150.00   BLK
    5    325-335    331    155.00-175.00     164.11   BLK
    2    320-320    320       155.00         155.00   SMOKE
   11    360-397    381    145.00-173.00     160.27   BLK
    1    360-360    360       130.00         130.00   RWF
    1    390-390    390       155.00         155.00   RED
   14    400-448    424    144.00-172.00     164.02   BLK
   11    450-490    469    142.50-160.00     152.97   BLK
    1    455-455    455       150.00         150.00   SMOKE
   27    500-545    521    135.00-172.00     150.68   BLK
    7    555-575    567    140.00-154.00     144.25   BLK
    1    565-565    565       146.00         146.00   RED
    7    610-625    619    130.00-146.00     140.33   BLK
    4    650-695    674    125.00-141.00     135.91   BLK
    1    710-710    710       124.00         124.00   RED
    2    800-840    820    104.00-129.00     116.80   BLK
    1    840-840    840        40.00          40.00   RED
    1    855-855    855       105.00         105.00   BLK
    1    860-860    860       124.00         124.00   RED
    3   1038-1038  1038       117.00         117.00   BLK
    2   1117-1117  1117       105.00         105.00   SMOKE
    2   1165-1165  1165       103.00         103.00   RED
                             Small 1
    1    360-360    360       107.50         107.50   BLK
    2    452-452    452       137.50         137.50   BLK
    1    640-640    640       118.00         118.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    335-335    335       130.00         130.00   BLK
    1    415-415    415       130.00         130.00   BLK
    5    465-480    473    130.00-151.00     140.00   BLK
    2    510-530    520    129.00-130.00     129.49   BLK
    1    565-565    565       129.00         129.00   BLK
    2    745-745    745       121.00         121.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 3
    2    350-365    358    122.50-140.00     131.07   BLK
    1    410-410    410        87.50          87.50   BLK
    1    460-460    460       106.00         106.00   BLK
                             Holstein Medium and Large 2
    1    585-585    585        65.00          65.00
    1    730-730    730        70.00          70.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    185-185    185       155.00         155.00   SMOKE
    1    215-215    215       137.50         137.50   BLK
    4    255-280    274    140.00-160.00     144.66   BLK
    8    320-330    324    125.00-147.00     142.01   BLK
    2    305-315    310    127.50-135.00     131.19   RED
   12    350-377    367    120.00-147.00     133.70   BLK
    2    370-385    378    110.00-150.00     129.60   RED
   22    400-445    418    100.00-145.00     133.44   BLK
    4    400-440    419    115.00-130.00     121.13   RED
   19    452-495    474    124.00-139.00     133.31   BLK
    2    450-465    458    110.00-114.00     112.03   RWF
    1    450-450    450       136.00         136.00   SMOKE
   22    502-545    520    122.50-154.00     129.12   BLK
    1    500-500    500        92.00          92.00   RWF
   13    551-570    560    117.00-132.00     125.48   BLK
    2    580-590    585    100.00-111.00     105.45   RWF
    1    580-580    580       127.00         127.00   SMOKE
    6    600-630    613    105.00-130.00     124.87   BLK
    5    655-680    669    107.00-123.00     118.67   BLK
    1    650-650    650        90.00          90.00   RWF
    3    725-727    726       121.00         121.00   BLK
    1    700-700    700        90.00          90.00   SMOKE
    4    788-788    788       112.00         112.00   BLK
    1    925-925    925        88.00          88.00   BLK
                             Medium 1
    1    470-470    470       122.00         122.00   BLK
                             Small 1
    1    345-345    345       115.00         115.00   BLK
    3    355-395    370     92.50-115.00     106.02   BLK
    1    485-485    485        87.50          87.50
    1    465-465    465       109.00         109.00   BLK
    2    555-555    555        92.00          92.00   BLK
    2    610-610    610       110.00         110.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    1    410-410    410       120.00         120.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    290-290    290       110.00         110.00   BLK
    2    305-325    315    127.00-135.00     131.13   BLK
    4    365-390    375    120.00-126.00     121.98   BLK
    1    350-350    350       120.00         120.00   RED
    4    420-445    430    115.00-129.00     122.27   BLK
    1    460-460    460       118.00         118.00
    4    450-480    460    120.00-125.00     123.08   BLK
    1    465-465    465       112.50         112.50   RED
    7    510-540    529    112.00-116.00     113.99   BLK
    1    500-500    500        99.00          99.00   SMOKE
    3    580-590    583       116.00         116.00   BLK
    1    680-680    680       116.00         116.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    280-280    280       102.50         102.50   BLK
    2    345-345    345        92.50          92.50   BLK
    1    330-330    330        80.00          80.00   RED
    2    350-385    368     82.50-113.00      97.02   BLK
    1    460-460    460       105.00         105.00   BLK

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    190-190    190       215.00         215.00   BLK
    6    240-247    244    167.50-195.00     180.80   BLK
    2    260-260    260       170.00         170.00   BLK
    1    320-320    320       150.00         150.00   BLK
    2    300-300    300       140.00         140.00   RED
   11    365-395    382    115.00-173.00     151.78   BLK
    4    355-355    355        87.50          87.50   RWF
   16    400-427    412    135.00-176.00     158.09   BLK
   14    450-495    470    121.00-159.00     146.75   BLK
   20    500-548    525    115.00-151.00     134.22   BLK
    1    535-535    535        67.50          67.50   RWF
    1    520-520    520       115.00         115.00   RED
   10    555-595    573    104.00-151.00     128.64   BLK
    1    595-595    595       112.50         112.50   SMOKE
    3    560-565    563    119.00-125.00     123.01   RED
    1    620-620    620       100.00         100.00
   13    600-645    623    109.00-132.00     120.95   BLK
    3    605-617    613    105.00-112.00     107.30   RED
    1    680-680    680        82.50          82.50
   12    650-695    671     88.00-125.00     115.71   BLK
    8    659-675    661     77.50-117.50     112.39   SMOKE
    3    700-715    707    106.00-118.00     113.35   BLK
    3    710-710    710       101.00         101.00   SMOKE
    2    760-795    778     92.00-105.00      98.35   BLK
    1    750-750    750        75.00          75.00   RWF
    1    750-750    750        73.00          73.00   SMOKE
    1    795-795    795        80.00          80.00   RED
    4    805-830    815     75.00-93.00       86.02   BLK
    1    815-815    815        85.00          85.00   RWF
    1    885-885    885        82.50          82.50   BLK
    2    900-915    908     91.00-100.00      95.46   BLK

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    770-855    818    620.00-825.00     708.65   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    940-940    940       860.00         860.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1345-1345  1345       900.00         900.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    5   1070-1160  1120   775.00-1000.00     886.88   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2   1320-1495  1408    775.00-975.00     881.22   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1    765-765    765       735.00         735.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    2   1290-1475  1383    600.00-650.00     623.33   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    5    925-1135  1032    525.00-800.00     685.56   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
   17   1215-1465  1341   660.00-1000.00     829.07   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    4   1505-1845  1683    685.00-830.00     775.45   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    2    615-700    658    410.00-500.00     457.91   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    4    910-1185  1006    450.00-600.00     505.47   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    4   1200-1395  1273    560.00-750.00     641.55   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    830-890    860     48.00-51.00       49.55
    1    700-700    700        34.00          34.00   Low Dressing
   13    935-1345  1193     45.00-51.00       47.50
    6   1005-1220  1122     52.00-57.00       54.02   High Dressing
   11    985-1265  1123     32.00-44.00       40.20   Low Dressing
    2   1650-1760  1705     44.00-46.00       44.97
    3   1445-1570  1500     54.50-61.00       57.46   High Dressing
    1   1555-1555  1555        43.00          43.00   Low Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    6    800-1235   960     25.00-35.00       31.60   Low Dressing

Hieferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    640-875    778     69.00-87.00       76.39  
    2    935-1070  1003     67.50-74.50       71.24  
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    2    610-755    683     62.00-70.00       65.58  
    1   1045-1045  1045        70.00          70.00  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1200-1200  1200        75.00          75.00
    2   1355-1465  1410        83.00          83.00   High Dressing
    3   1130-1385  1228     55.00-75.00       65.48   Low Dressing
    5   1545-2050  1770     70.00-75.00       72.79
    2   1800-1800  1800     73.00-81.00       77.00   High Dressing
    8   1525-2455  1901     62.00-72.00       66.52   Low Dressing

Cow Calf Pairs
 Head 
    1    950.00

Baby Calves 
 Head
    1    Beef  285.00

Goats
 Head
   49   Big Billes     130.00-200.00
        Small Billies   65.00-130.00
        Big Nannies     95.00-190.00
        Small Nannies   10.00-110.00
        Wether’s        85.00-250.00

Feeder Lambs 
 Head
    14  62-68lbs.   157.00-172.5

Ewes 
 Head
    1   80.00

FeederPigs
 Head
    2   17.50

Slaughter Hogs
 Head
    1   265lbs.   35.00
    

Sows
 Head
    1   420lbs.    30.00

Boars
 Head
    1  16.00

Cattlemens livestock exchange, Caldwell, WV
Weighted Average Report for Friday November 03, 2017

Cattle Receipts:  424          Last week:505

Slaughter cows made up 11% of the offering, slaughter bulls 1%, 
replacement cows 1%, and feeders 87%.  

The feeder supply included 42% steers, 40% heifers, and 18% bulls. 

Near 24% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    315-345    330    145.00-147.50     146.19
    7    370-392    377    145.00-162.50     150.62
    2    365-365    365       105.00         105.00   RWF
    4    420-420    420       164.50         164.50
   23    465-495    474    159.00-168.50     166.22
    1    490-490    490       157.50         157.50   EXOTIC
    5    506-506    506       155.00         155.00
    1    545-545    545       152.50         152.50   EXOTIC
   43    556-595    565    150.00-159.75     156.07
   20    625-645    636    139.00-149.00     146.70
    2    720-720    720       137.00         137.00
    7    760-792    787    116.00-139.00     135.83   Yearlings
    2    825-825    825       135.00         135.00   Yearlings
    1    885-885    885       131.00         131.00   Yearlings
    1    930-930    930       111.00         111.00   Yearlings
    1    955-955    955        94.00          94.00   Yearlings
    1   1020-1020  1020       116.00         116.00   Yearlings

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    260-260    260        85.00          85.00   RWF
    2    312-312    312        77.00          77.00   RWF
   10    377-389    385    125.00-129.00     127.42
   27    415-445    433    120.00-140.00     134.27
   10    452-473    458       125.00         125.00
   24    525-539    538       131.00         131.00
   15    550-554    553    130.00-140.00     138.01
    4    570-575    573       125.00         125.00   EXOTIC
    2    630-630    630       129.00         129.00
    3    660-660    660       134.00         134.00
    6    755-773    769    107.50-131.00     123.66   Yearlings
    1   1025-1025  1025        85.00          85.00   Yearlings
    3   1075-1085  1082     90.00-94.00       91.33   Yearlings
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    365-365    365       115.00         115.00
    5    460-460    460       120.00         120.00
    1    525-525    525       125.00         125.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    345-345    345       150.00         150.00
    7    365-365    365       130.00         130.00
    9    461-461    461       145.50         145.50
    8    506-519    514    141.00-142.00     141.63
    5    554-554    554       145.00         145.00
    1    560-560    560       140.00         140.00   EXOTIC
   14    605-642    637    125.00-131.00     129.09
    1    620-620    620       120.00         120.00   RWF
    3    778-778    778       108.00         108.00
    2    920-920    920       140.00         140.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    400-400    400       130.00         130.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1045-1085  1065   775.00-1000.00     889.61   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1270-1270  1270       675.00         675.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1505-1505  1505       825.00         825.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1   1300-1300  1300       550.00         550.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    800-800    800       100.00         100.00
    6   1015-1315  1195     44.50-47.00       45.88
    1   1105-1105  1105        67.00          67.00   High Dressing
    5    940-1305  1089     35.00-39.00       36.63   Low Dressing
    9   1455-1895  1596     42.00-45.00       43.82
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
   13   1040-1315  1167     41.00-43.50       42.23
    1   1020-1020  1020        18.00          18.00   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1125-1315  1220     64.00-65.00       64.54
    1   2140-2140  2140        70.00          70.00
    1   1540-1540  1540        55.00          55.00   Low Dressing

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