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Weekly Analysis: Grain Markets

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Corn (Cash): The DTN National Corn Index (NCI.X, national average cash price) closed at $3.43, down 14 cents for the week. Technical indicators continue to show the secondary (intermediate-term) trend to be sideways-to-up with the NCI.X last week’s high of $3.63 a test of resistance at $3.67. This price marks the 50% retracemet 4th level of the sell-off from $4.06 through the low of $3.28. Support is pegged between $3.44 and $3.23, prices that mark the 50% and 67% retracement level of the initial leg of the major (long-term) uptrend from $2.81 (October 2014 low) through $4.06 (July 2015 high).


Corn (Dec futures): The December contract closed 9.75cts higher at $3.77 1/4. Though Dec corn posted a new 4-week high of $3.95 it failed to take out the previous high of $4.02 from the week of August 10. That week was highlighted by a wide range to the low of $3.57 1/2 associated with monthly USDA reports, a range the Dec contract has stayed in since. Technical indicators continue to show the trend is sideways-to-up, though last week’s lower close could lead to renewed pressure in the coming weeks. Seasonally the market tends to post its low weekly close at the end of the first week of October.


Soybeans (Cash): The DTN National Soybean Index (NSI.X, national average cash price) closed at $8.18, down 19 cents for the week. The NSI.X continues to move lower, extending both the secondary (intermediate-term) and major (long-term) downtrends. Friday’s close put the NSI.X at its lowest level since March 2009, while monthly and weekly stochastics finished in single-digits. Despite this indicating the market is sharply oversold, buyers have shown no interest in the market with national average basis weakening 12 cents to 50cts under the November contract. It needs to be remembered that this type of basis weakness is seasonal, usually bottom out the first weekly close in October at an average of 60 cents under.


Soybeans (Futures): The November contract closed 7.00cts lower at $8.67 1/4. The secondary (intermediate-term) trend is sideways with resistance at the 4-week high (last week’s high) of $8.94 1/2 and support at the 4-week low (contract low) of $8.53 1/4. Weekly stochastics are below 20%, indicating the market is in an oversold situation. However, Friday’s CFTC Commitments of Traders report showed noncommercial interests continuing to reduce their net-long futures position, this time by 7,768 contracts, adding to pressure coming from the commercial side of the market.


SRW Wheat (Cash): The DTN SRW Wheat National Index (SR.X, national average cash price) closed at $4.28, unchanged for the week. Technical indicators continue to show the secondary (intermediate-term) trend is up. The SR.X continues to rally off its recent low of $4.11, posting a high of $4.44 last week, while weekly stochastics build on the bullish crossover below the oversold level of 20% the week of September 08.


HRW Wheat (Cash): The DTN HRW Wheat National Index (HW.X, national average cash price) closed at $4.24, unchanged for the week. Similar to the SR.X (see above) technical indicators continue to show the secondary (intermediate-term) trend of the HW.X is up. However, the contract did fall back from last week’s high of $4.38.


HRS Wheat (Cash): The DTN HRS Wheat National Index (SW.X, national average cash price) closed at $4.60, up 3 cents for the week. Similar to the winter wheat markets (see above) cash HRS wheat looks to be in a secondary (intermediate-term) uptrend following the establishment of a bullish crossover by weekly stochastics the week of September 8. Initial resistance is at last week’s high of $4.73, then the previous high of $4.85.

What You Should Never Do If You Meet a Bear

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Bear populations are rising, though attacks remain rare, with your chances of being injured by one somewhere around 1 in 2 million. Still, with encounters growing more likely in North America, scientists took a look at nearly 700 bear attacks to figure out possible patterns and advice, reports National Geographic. For starters, the hands-down best protection was a can of bear spray. Also, do a little research about the type of bear in your neck of the woods—black or brown, with the latter including grizzlies—because it affects how you should respond. Some highlights:

  • Never run: You’ll lose that race, and you might provoke an attack. Try to walk away slowly if a bear spots you, keeping an eye on the bear. “Some experts suggest speaking out loud in a calm voice.“ If a black bear is approaching, you could yell, stand tall, even throw things and maybe scare it off, but be aware “that strategy isn’t foolproof.“ Don’t even try that with brown bears; start walking away immediately.
  • Play dead? It depends. For one thing, do so only after a bear makes contact. If it’s a black bear, you can try to fight back, but if that’s not working, “lay on your stomach (protecting your vital organs), clasp your hands on the back of your neck, and pull up your knees.“ If it’s a grizzly, don’t fight back, period. Play dead and hope for the best.

  • The attacks: Bears typically charge only if the first encounter happens at close range, within 10 yards. Even then, it might end OK. In the study, more than half the attacks didn’t result in physical injuries. In the 313 that did, 36% resulted in injuries to legs and feet, 18% to arms, 18% to the back, and 9% to the head or neck.
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Mourning Doves Are Truly Renewable

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According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) 2015 Population Status Report, mourning doves are one of the most abundant birds in North America. They occur in all lower 48 states. Biologists band tens of thousands of doves annually to estimate abundance. In 2014, the total U.S. population was estimated at more than 273.6 million doves.

The USFWS uses three management units to manage dove populations — eastern, central, and western. The eastern population in 2014 was estimated at 68.3 million, the central population at 161.7 million, and the western population at 43.7 million.

Dove hunter numbers and harvest figures in 2014 reflect the same trends in population abundance. In the central management unit, 427,100 dove hunters killed more than 7.6 million doves; in the eastern unit 310,200 hunters killed 4.9 million doves, and in the west 102,300 hunters killed 1.3 million doves.

Nationally, 839,600 dove hunters killed almost 14 million doves. In the 40 states where dove hunting is legal, Texas killed the most, (5.2 million), and Rhode Island killed the fewest (1,200). Harvest numbers from other states of interest were 147,200 (Pennsylvania), 168,800 (Ohio), and 7,000 (West Virginia). Clearly, mourning doves are a renewable resource.

Doves are such popular targets among hunters because they test a shooter’s skill like no other bird. Erratic flight at speeds up to 70 miles per hour make this hunt among the year’s most challenging. A typical dove hunter uses eight shells for each dove taken, a statistic that suggests that dove hunting is indeed for sharpshooters.

The big biological question is, how can doves sustain such high harvest rates?

It helps to be a generalist in every sense of the word. Mourning doves nest across North America, from southern Mexico into Canada. They eat seeds of all sorts that can be found anywhere, even at backyard feeders stocked with white millet, cracked corn, and sunflower seeds.

Their nesting habits are equally broad. Here in the east, they build a flimsy platform of twigs in both evergreen and deciduous trees along forest edges, in orchards and backyards. In western deserts and prairies, where trees are few, they’re content to nest right on the ground.

Another interesting question is how a species that lays only two eggs per nest is able to maintain a healthy population. The simple answer is to nest early and often.

Pairs bond for the breeding season, which runs from March through September. In some southern states, they breed all year long. In this part of the country, mourning doves usually raise at least three broods per year.

The parents take turns incubating two white eggs for 14 days. The female tends the nest from dusk to dawn, and the male incubates during the day.

While the young are in the nest, parents feed their young “pigeon’s milk,” a pale nutritious liquid that adults produce in their crops (the expanded, food-storage portion of the gullet). Several times each day the young induce their parents to regurgitate a helping of pigeon’s milk by reaching into the parent’s mouth to feed.

Young doves leave the nest when about 12 days old, though they often remain in the nest tree for several more days. When they finally leave the nest tree, they are independent and join flocks of other juvenile doves. Though fledglings wear a juvenile plumage, they are difficult to distinguish from adult doves. That’s why I so often hear from readers who ask why they never see “baby doves.”

By the time young doves have left the nest, the parents have already begun another family. Females often lay eggs in a new nest before the previous brood has left its nest tree. By producing a series of back-to-back nests, doves multiply rapidly, even though they raise only two chicks at a time.

A seed-based diet, general habitat requirements, an extended nesting season, and continuous reproduction during the breeding season make mourning doves an ideal game species.

~~  Dr. Shalaway - 2222 Fish Ridge Road, Cameron, WV 26033 ~~

NATIONAL and Local FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY

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RECEIPTS:    Auctions     Direct    Video/Internet     Total
This Week     196,200     44,400        34,000        274,600 
Last Week     115,200     28,700        97,200        241,100 
Last Year     191,500     36,700        79,600        307,800

Compared to last week, yearling feeder cattle sold 5.00-15.00 lower, while calf prices traded 10.00-20.00 lower, with instances 25.00 lower.

The feeder cattle market remains in a very bearish camp with all systems on the go to the downside.

Several auctions saw the arrival of spring born calves, but have yet to see them arrive in droves.

The onset of the wide spread between daytime high temperatures and overnight lows is typical of autumn’s arrival.

The increased supply of calves getting ready to hit the market at lower prices will cause buyers to be extremely more selective in their purchases.

With the market in a downtrend discounts will more than likely become even more severe on unweaned and fleshy calves.

Last Friday saw sharp triple-digit losses in both Live and Feeder cattle futures continued into this week with more heavy losses with the lack of any bullish news to help the market.

This has market psychology extremely on the defensive side.

With another week of falling prices in the fed cattle market doesn’t seem to anticipate a price rally anytime soon continues to weigh heavy on the feeder cattle market giving feeders little leverage.

At this time it’s hard to say when and where fed cattle prices will bottom.

Live fed cattle prices ranged mostly from 135.00-136.00, 4.00-5.00 lower than last week and dressed sales ranged from 210.00-214.00 in the North mostly 7.00-8.00 lower than last week.

The challenges of bearish fundamentals facing the cattle complex are not letting up.

Heavy carcasses and inflated market ready supplies throughout the Corn Belt have allowed the packers to propel the fed cattle market lower.

The protein machine is still putting out a good amount of pork and poultry with concern about beef demand; as the meat sector seems to have plenty of pounds to satisfy the market both here and abroad.

Boxed-beef values continue to come under pressure hitting new lows for the year as Choice Boxed-beef on Friday closed 4.20 lower at 226.30 compared to last Friday’s close at 236.09.

On Thursday the Fed decided to hold off on interest rate hikes until further notice, this seemed to upset already unsettled markets.

The Stock Market on Friday closed with sharp losses blaming uncertainty by the Fed’s decision to wait.

Cattle on Feed Report was released on Friday and appears to be neutral to somewhat bullish.

Cattle on feed came in at 103 percent; placements came in at 95 percent, 5 percent less than last year and smaller than trade was expecting; Marketings came in at 94 percent the smallest since the series began in 1996.

Auction volume included 53 percent over 600 lbs and 39 percent heifers.

AUCTION RECEIPTS:  196,200   Last Week:  115,200   Last Year:  191,500

Weston Livestock Marketing, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Thursday September 17, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  870

Feeders made up 100% of the offering. 

The feeder supply included 59% steers, and 41% heifers. 

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    348-348    348       235.00         235.00
    3    360-370    363    227.50-235.00     232.45
    2    370-370    370       160.00         160.00   RED
   50    414-424    420    223.00-246.00     241.14
    1    440-440    440       182.50         182.50   RWF
    1    420-420    420       202.50         202.50   RED
   12    419-420    420    212.50-216.00     214.25   CharX
  105    493-498    497    200.00-215.00     210.38
    2    470-480    475    150.00-180.00     165.16   RED
   10    506-506    506    190.00-197.50     193.00   CharX
  124    564-569    566    192.00-207.00     200.95
    3    563-595    574    140.00-181.00     154.17   RED
    6    550-561    559    180.00-187.00     185.85   CharX
   61    640-643    641    198.00-203.00     200.75
    1    615-615    615       145.00         145.00   RWF
    6    620-629    626    175.00-177.50     176.67   CharX
    2    675-675    675       186.00         186.00   RED
   12    712-736    729    177.50-188.00     182.42
                             Small 1
    3    407-407    407       205.00         205.00
    5    475-475    475       190.00         190.00
    1    555-555    555       175.00         175.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    9    344-344    344       238.00         238.00
    5    353-353    353       230.00         230.00
   34    406-406    406       234.00         234.00
    2    415-415    415       150.00         150.00   Smoke
    1    420-420    420       187.50         187.50   RED
   28    489-489    489       236.00         236.00
    1    520-520    520       140.00         140.00   RED
    1    540-540    540       185.00         185.00   CharX
   16    562-562    562       196.00         196.00
    5    623-623    623       191.00         191.00
    1    665-665    665       195.00         195.00   Smoke

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    315-315    315       150.00         150.00
    4    360-360    360       215.00         215.00
   41    420-431    422    208.00-212.00     210.33
    7    426-426    426       205.00         205.00   Smoke
    1    410-410    410       177.50         177.50   RED
    2    420-420    420       197.50         197.50   CharX
   81    479-497    491    195.00-205.00     200.40
    1    470-470    470       195.00         195.00   RED
    8    500-548    515    178.00-187.50     184.65   CharX
   63    556-562    559    183.00-187.00     185.05
    1    560-560    560       135.00         135.00   RWF
    1    585-585    585       210.00         210.00   CharX
   27    625-639    636    170.00-179.00     177.89
    1    640-640    640       130.00         130.00   RWF
    1    685-685    685       173.00         173.00   CharX
    1    705-705    705       157.50         157.50
    1    765-765    765       150.00         150.00
                             Small 1
    1    445-445    445       175.00         175.00
    2    520-520    520       117.50         117.50
                             Medium and Large 2
   18    348-348    348       210.00         210.00
    1    320-320    320       190.00         190.00   RED
    1    320-320    320       192.50         192.50   CharX
    1    365-365    365       175.00         175.00   RWF
   33    420-420    420       200.00         200.00
    2    400-400    400       185.00         185.00   RED
    4    413-413    413       185.00         185.00   CharX
   25    483-483    483       180.00         180.00
    1    470-470    470       160.00         160.00   CharX
    1    525-525    525       144.50         144.50   RWF
    1    545-545    545       170.00         170.00   RED
    1    545-545    545       172.50         172.50   CharX
   14    557-557    557       170.00         170.00
    7    613-625    615       160.00         160.00

Buckhannon Livestock, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday September 16, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  105

Slaughter cows made up 42% of the offering, slaughter bulls 8%,
replacement cows 6%, and feeders 45%.

The feeder supply included 36% steers, 34% heifers, and 30% bulls.

Near 38% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    370-370    370        37.50          37.50   BLK
    1    365-365    365       145.00         145.00   RWF
    1    435-435    435       205.00         205.00
    2    450-450    450    195.00-210.00     202.50
    1    550-550    550       195.00         195.00
    2    605-640    623    185.00-187.50     186.21
    1    655-655    655       165.00         165.00
    1    655-655    655       110.00         110.00   RWF
    1    710-710    710       192.50         192.50
    1    795-795    795       158.00         158.00
                             Small 1
    1    355-355    355        95.00          95.00
    1    360-360    360       185.00         185.00   SMOKE
    1    645-645    645       135.00         135.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large 2
    1    380-380    380       108.00         108.00
    1    655-655    655        90.00          90.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    235-235    235       185.00         185.00
    2    360-395    378    167.50-172.50     169.88
    1    445-445    445       165.00         165.00
    3    450-475    462    155.00-188.00     174.53
    1    525-525    525       168.00         168.00
    1    590-590    590       160.00         160.00
    2    610-640    625    157.50-167.50     162.62   Yearlings
    1    745-745    745       150.00         150.00   Yearlings
    1    770-770    770       145.00         145.00   Yearlings
    2    865-895    880     80.00-160.00     119.32   Yearlings
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    395-395    395       137.50         137.50

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    335-335    335       235.00         235.00
    1    360-360    360       125.00         125.00   RWF
    1    430-430    430       165.00         165.00
    3    550-585    562    150.00-185.00     168.37
    1    585-585    585       160.00         160.00   RED
    1    645-645    645       177.50         177.50
    1    800-800    800       130.00         130.00
    1    860-860    860       107.50         107.50   RED
                             Small 1
    1    435-435    435       105.00         105.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    370-370    370       175.00         175.00
    1    855-855    855       120.00         120.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1295-1295  1295   999.00-1550.00    1550.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1245-1245  1245   999.00-1800.00    1800.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1160-1160  1160   999.00-1700.00    1700.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1515-1515  1515   999.00-1600.00    1600.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1    945-945    945       760.00         760.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1   1290-1290  1290   999.00-1125.00    1125.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1400-1400  1400        79.00          79.00
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
   20    920-1375  1224     80.50-88.50       84.68
    7   1100-1365  1208     87.00-94.00       90.91   High Dressing
    2   1065-1370  1218     78.00-79.50       78.66   Low Dressing
    2   1460-1515  1488     87.00-88.00       87.49
    1   1445-1445  1445        93.00          93.00   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    2    755-790    773     44.00-50.00       46.93   Low Dressing
    4    955-1110  1025     66.50-73.00       69.00
    5   1035-1265  1132     79.00-82.00       80.22   High Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1165-1395  1305    105.00-111.00     107.73
    4   1670-2035  1824    111.00-119.00     114.86
    1   2075-2075  2075       101.00         101.00   Low Dressing

Cow/Calf Pairs
Head 	Age Range			Price Range
 1	2-8yrs Old w\Calf over 250 Lbs	1745

Goats				Sel3
Head	Type			Price Range
 2	Small Nannies		60-80

South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday September 16, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  103

Slaughter cows made up 27% of the offering,
slaughter bulls 10%, and feeders 63%.

The feeder supply included 28% steers, 28% heifers, and 45% 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
    1    305-305    305       217.00         217.00
    1    395-395    395       203.00         203.00
    4    364-364    364       189.00         189.00   Smoke
    1    495-495    495       187.00         187.00   Smoke
    1    770-770    770       179.00         179.00
    1   1105-1105  1105       135.00         135.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    490-490    490       205.00         205.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large  2 - 3
    1    420-420    420       126.00         126.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    390-390    390       196.00         196.00
    2    465-465    465       184.00         184.00
    3    520-528    525    167.00-178.00     170.63
    1    575-575    575       167.00         167.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    340-340    340       173.00         173.00
    1    370-370    370       160.00         160.00   Exotic
    2    550-575    563    159.00-163.00     160.96

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6    396-396    396       216.00         216.00
    4    455-455    455       210.00         210.00
    2    538-538    538       184.00         184.00
    2    550-550    550       181.00         181.00
    1    555-555    555       169.00         169.00   Exotic
    2    643-643    643       165.00         165.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    725-725    725       141.00         141.00

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1365-1365  1365        91.00          91.00
    1   1240-1240  1240       115.00         115.00   High Dressing
    1   1220-1220  1220        79.50          79.50   Low Dressing
    1   1430-1430  1430        89.00          89.00
    1   1765-1765  1765       100.00         100.00   High Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    2   1230-1315  1273     84.00-87.00       85.55
    2   1095-1270  1183     91.00-94.00       92.61   High Dressing
    2   1175-1205  1190     75.00-77.00       75.99   Low Dressing
    1   1415-1415  1415        86.50          86.50
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    2   1045-1315  1180     81.00-83.00       82.11
    2   1210-1245  1228     70.00-79.00       74.44   Low Dressing
    1   1485-1485  1485        76.50          76.50   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5   1650-2150  1941    116.00-124.00     119.99
    1   1520-1520  1520        93.00          93.00   Low Dressing

Feeder & Slaughter Lambs
 Head	Wt Range	Price Range
   13   60-80lb		197.00-204.00

South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV
Weighted Average Report for Tuesday September 15, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  897

Feeders made up 100% of the offering.

The feeder supply included 86% steers, and 14% heifers.

Near 100% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
  208    750-760    757    193.25-206.00     197.63   Load
   58    860-860    860       184.25         184.25   Load
   43    860-860    860       187.00         187.00   Value Added All Natural
  212    925-940    932    173.25-180.00     176.63   Load
  254    975-975    975    175.00-175.25     175.15   Load

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   69    675-675    675       205.00         205.00   Value Added All Natural
   53    800-800    800       189.00         189.00   Value Added All Natural

Weston Livestock Marketing, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday September 12, 2015

Cattle Receipts:  479

Slaughter cows made up 15% of the offering,
slaughter bulls 4%, replacement cows 0%, and feeders 80%.

The feeder supply included 39% steers, 39% heifers, and 22% bulls.

Near 28% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    180-185    183    232.50-240.00     236.20
    1    225-225    225       255.00         255.00
    1    215-215    215       240.00         240.00   SMOKE
    2    255-295    275    240.00-255.00     246.95
    2    250-272    261    192.50-222.50     206.87   RWF
    8    315-343    339    235.00-245.00     243.47
    1    300-300    300       242.50         242.50   SMOKE
    7    350-395    367    210.00-250.00     222.60
    4    358-358    358       242.50         242.50   SMOKE
   11    400-438    424    222.50-241.00     232.25
    4    437-437    437       217.50         217.50   SMOKE
    7    465-490    476    212.00-233.00     220.05
    3    470-470    470       182.50         182.50   RWF
    1    495-495    495       195.00         195.00   RED
   23    502-546    532    207.00-234.00     216.47
    1    510-510    510       192.50         192.50   RED
   16    550-597    572    185.00-217.50     206.59
    1    585-585    585       185.00         185.00   RWF
    7    600-640    623    170.00-220.00     196.29
    5    660-660    660    217.50-227.50     225.50
    1    680-680    680       185.00         185.00   SMOKE
    1    720-720    720       175.00         175.00
    1    705-705    705       175.00         175.00   RED
    1    780-780    780       125.00         125.00
    1    785-785    785       160.00         160.00   RED
    2    850-870    860    130.00-167.50     148.53
    1    905-905    905       166.00         166.00
    1    920-920    920       139.00         139.00   RED
    3    960-980    967    164.00-233.00     209.68
    1   1090-1090  1090       135.00         135.00
    1   1115-1115  1115       125.00         125.00
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    8    690-690    690       198.00         198.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    225-225    225       152.50         152.50   RED
    1    320-320    320       212.50         212.50
    7    400-410    408    210.00-218.00     214.73
    1    450-450    450       185.00         185.00
    3    530-545    538    162.50-195.00     182.66
    2    571-585    578    197.50-207.00     202.31
    2    650-695    673    210.00-212.50     211.29
    1    680-680    680       160.00         160.00   RWF
    1    780-780    780       175.00         175.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large 2
    1    515-515    515       115.00         115.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large 3
    1    870-870    870       115.00         115.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    115-115    115       225.00         225.00
    4    210-230    221    225.00-247.50     234.51
    1    210-210    210       240.00         240.00   SMOKE
    2    275-290    283    225.00-239.00     231.81
    1    275-275    275       240.00         240.00   EXOTIC
    1    260-260    260       250.00         250.00   SMOKE
   10    300-345    319    205.00-232.50     218.41
    7    355-390    369    185.00-200.00     191.66
   15    410-440    422    185.00-193.00     186.90
    1    425-425    425       175.00         175.00   RWF
    1    440-440    440       185.00         185.00   RED
   12    470-497    483    190.00-193.00     191.63
    1    470-470    470       175.00         175.00   RWF
    3    450-475    467    177.50-188.00     184.63   SMOKE
    2    455-475    465    147.50-160.00     153.88   RED
    8    512-545    520    187.50-195.00     191.09
    1    505-505    505       182.50         182.50   RED
    5    550-580    565    180.00-200.00     188.10
    3    558-558    558       182.00         182.00   RWF
    1    555-555    555       180.00         180.00   SMOKE
    9    610-627    625    180.00-187.00     186.24
    1    635-635    635       168.00         168.00   RWF
   12    650-695    680    175.00-182.50     176.26
    1    655-655    655       177.50         177.50   SMOKE
    3    707-715    710    170.00-180.00     173.36
    1    700-700    700       157.50         157.50   SMOKE
    1    770-770    770       143.00         143.00
    1    770-770    770       161.00         161.00   SMOKE
    1    800-800    800       129.00         129.00   RED
    1    885-885    885       143.00         143.00   RED
    1   1020-1020  1020       129.00         129.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    260-260    260       215.00         215.00
    3    320-335    328    152.50-187.50     174.76
    2    350-375    363    175.00-192.50     183.45
    5    405-445    416    150.00-170.00     160.14
    7    450-485    473    150.00-185.00     175.36
    7    500-540    526    172.50-185.00     179.28
    1    500-500    500       117.50         117.50   RWF
    3    560-590    577    117.50-180.00     155.81
    2    665-695    680    140.00-165.00     152.22
    3    705-715    710    150.00-174.00     161.28
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    390-390    390       140.00         140.00
    1    490-490    490       110.00         110.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    325-340    333    225.00-237.50     231.11
    1    305-305    305       170.00         170.00   RED
    4    355-390    380    210.00-250.00     226.40
    2    397-397    397       182.50         182.50   RWF
   13    405-449    436    205.00-217.50     210.41
    3    420-435    425    175.00-187.50     183.24   RED
    5    460-480    470    205.00-217.50     210.90
    3    470-490    478    153.00-193.00     178.36   RED
    9    500-525    522    198.00-203.00     202.39
    1    505-505    505       190.00         190.00   RED
    3    550-590    565    180.00-189.00     184.57
    1    550-550    550       172.50         172.50   RWF
    1    565-565    565       188.00         188.00   SMOKE
    7    615-645    633    155.00-192.00     183.71
    1    632-632    632       167.50         167.50   RWF
    2    610-615    613    150.00-185.00     167.43   RED
    2    655-695    675    177.50-185.00     181.14
    1    675-675    675       163.00         163.00   RED
    1    700-700    700       150.00         150.00
    1    755-755    755       160.00         160.00   SMOKE
    1    890-890    890       122.50         122.50
    2    855-870    863    126.00-147.00     136.41   RED
    5    963-963    963       157.00         157.00
    1   1035-1035  1035       106.00         106.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    275-295    285    190.00-227.50     209.41
    2    420-440    430    160.00-192.50     175.87
    4    510-535    521    160.00-190.00     180.79
    1    615-615    615       135.00         135.00
    4    680-698    694       165.00         165.00
    1    995-995    995       107.00         107.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1020-1020  1020   999.00-1600.00    1600.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1280-1280  1280   999.00-1400.00    1400.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1275-1390  1335     81.00-92.00       86.79
    4   1425-1620  1511     84.00-88.00       85.76
    1   1555-1555  1555        79.00          79.00   Low Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    1    730-730    730       106.00         106.00
    2    855-880    868    114.00-118.00     116.03   High Dressing
   30    925-1365  1134     80.00-90.00       86.60
   15    940-1360  1182     91.00-102.00      95.87   High Dressing
    2   1400-1470  1435     84.00-90.00       86.93
    1   1625-1625  1625        94.00          94.00   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    795-795    795        74.00          74.00
   10    850-1055   917     69.00-87.00       78.10
    1   1195-1195  1195       105.00         105.00   High Dressing
    1   1485-1485  1485       103.00         103.00   High Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5   1060-1425  1302    100.90-115.00     110.38
    1   1395-1395  1395       122.00         122.00   High Dressing
    3   1125-1395  1282     90.00-110.00     102.70   Low Dressing
    8   1560-2045  1756    107.00-114.00     110.50
    3   1550-1655  1617    111.00-114.00     112.30   Low Dressing


Baby Calves		Beef
Head 	Age Range	Price Range
 1	150-200		190

Cow/Calf Pairs
Head	Age Range			Price Range
 1	Over 8 w\calf over 250lbs	1200

Goats
Head	Type		Sel3
 3	Sl Wethers	98-180

Feeder Lambs
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 1	30		175

Rams
Head 	Wt Range	Price Range
 1	155		100

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