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NATIONAL and Local FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY

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RECEIPTS:       Auctions     Direct    Video/Internet     Total
This Week        224,300     57,700        26,500         308,500
Last Week        282,200     43,700         1,000         326,900
Last Year        213,700     56,100         3,400         273,200

Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold 1.00 lower to 4.00 higher.

Many market comments this week referred to the quality of the runs being above average to outstanding as bidders and buyers bellied up to the ring and were active participants. 

Even though horrible weather conditions were realized in many places this week, the demand for quality stock was not diminished one iota. 
On Wednesday at Hub City Livestock Auction in Aberdeen, SD, a load of 766 lb red hided heifers sold for $1390 per head or near 181.50/cwt. 

Also on Wednesday at Bassett Livestock in Nebraska a half load of 771 lb heifers sold at 170.00 and at Huss Platte Valley Auction in Kearney, NE, a short load of 747 lb heifers sold at 168.00.

In the hills of north central MO at Green City Livestock Auction, a large package of 719 lb heifers sold at 164.00. 

These consignments are from reputation ranches and were sold mostly to repeat customers who come back year after year to buy the same genetics. 

Even though replacement heifers have been the talk in this column the last couple weeks, the mature cattle slaughter has increased an average of almost 7700 head per week for the first four harvest weeks of the new year. 
With the increase in drought conditions throughout the country more of those older cows are not getting another chance to give that rancher one more calf to sell. 

The late summer and fall pasture growth was diminished with the lack of rainfall in the major cow/calf states and hay stocks are being consumed steadily as winter rolls on. 

Quite a lot of hay from Nebraska is being trucked to out of state feedlots and dairies. 

Some ranchers are loading up on hay, especially alfalfa hay to supplement cows and heifers after calving.

Some cattlemen are having to supplement cows on cornstalks as most are under snow and cows are having a hard time rummaging up a enough mega calories to keep them going when the temperatures get in the teens and below. 

Compared to last Friday, the CME cattle complex saw the Live Cattle Contracts lower; the front month Feb being 0.33 lower…the next four being 2.07 to 2.58 lower.

The front five Feeder Cattle contracts were 2.50 to 4.72 lower. 

This week stocks went on a wild roller coaster ride as the Dow posted its worst week since 2008. 

From the Dow’s highest close on January 26 of 26,617, a major correction started last Friday with a 666 point drop to close at 25,520 on February 2, 2018. 

A seesaw was in the cards this week as traders were trying to figure out which side of the market they wanted to be on as the Dow realized a drop to levels seen around the end of November 2017.

Even though it would be around a 10 percent drop in value, a correction in 2011 was completed with a 19.4 percent drop in the index. 

A period in 2010 had a 16 percent drop; 2015 into 2016 had a 13.3 percent decline; and early in CY 2015 there was also a 12.4 percent reduction. 

The ebbs and flows of the market place happen at a rapid pace, making it very difficult for someone to keep up with the swiftness that trading occurs. 

One thing that old timers always say is “What goes up, usually comes down”. 

Auction volume this week included 65 percent weighing over 600 lbs and 42 percent heifers.

Auction Receipts:  224,300   Last Week 282,200   Last Year 213,700

Jackson County Special, Ripely, WV
Weighted Average Report for Friday February 09, 2018

This was a special bred cow sale which consisted of 5 consigners and they were partial and complete dispersals

Cattle Receipts:  123

Slaughter cows made up 8% of the offering, replacement cows 91%, and other cows 1%.

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    860-860    860   999.00-1000.00    1000.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
   10    980-1140  1095   875.00-1225.00    1057.29   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
   15   1200-1460  1341   999.00-1375.00    1241.73   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2    870-870    870       925.00         925.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    7   1346-1435  1384   999.00-1375.00    1333.32   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1310-1310  1310       735.00         735.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    875-875    875       800.00         800.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1155-1155  1155       900.00         900.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
   14   1242-1495  1364   100.00-1100.00     757.76   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1650-1650  1650       910.00         910.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1040-1040  1040   999.00-1000.00    1000.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
   27   1200-1458  1348   835.00-1175.00    1028.02   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    4   1565-1565  1565   999.00-1200.00    1200.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1    965-965    965       500.00         500.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    6   1200-1400  1283    750.00-925.00     861.36   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2   1500-1855  1678   650.00-1100.00     898.81   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1135-1135  1135       710.00         710.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
   16   1200-1485  1345   650.00-1100.00     893.91   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    1   1596-1596  1596   999.00-1050.00    1050.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    930-1270  1100     51.00-52.00       51.58
    3   1100-1225  1178     55.00-61.00       57.83   High Dressing
    2   1270-1270  1270     44.00-47.00       45.50   Low Dressing
    2   1470-1595  1533     55.00-60.00       57.40   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1   1270-1270  1270        48.00          48.00

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    720-720    720        87.00          87.00  

Jackson County Regional Livestock, Ripley, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday February 03, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  164

Slaughter cows made up 15% of the offering, slaughter bulls 2%, 
replacement cows 5%, other cows 7%, and feeders 71%.  

The feeder supply included 32% steers, 40% heifers, and 27% 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    275-275    275       152.50         152.50   BLK
    4    300-330    319    153.00-170.00     164.62   BLK
   10    351-380    360    167.50-185.00     174.43   BLK
    2    432-432    432       164.00         164.00   BLK
    1    425-425    425       144.00         144.00   RWF
    1    490-490    490       165.00         165.00   BLK
    3    585-585    585       140.00         140.00   SMOKE
    3    620-630    627    139.00-140.00     139.33   BLK
    1    685-685    685       126.00         126.00   SMOKE
    3    705-725    717    120.00-136.00     128.35   BLK
    2    905-945    925    114.00-124.00     118.89   BLK
                             Medium and Large 2
    3    305-335    325    130.00-142.50     138.59   BLK
    2    480-480    480       132.50         132.50   BLK
    1    650-650    650       120.00         120.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    595-595    595       120.00         120.00   BLK

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    265-270    268    142.50-144.00     143.26   BLK
    1    275-275    275       125.00         125.00   RED
    1    310-310    310       132.00         132.00   BLK
    3    355-370    360    130.00-137.00     134.60   BLK
    1    350-350    350       141.00         141.00   SMOKE
    7    415-440    431    125.00-142.00     135.15   BLK
    3    455-490    473    124.00-145.00     133.49   BLK
    2    547-547    547       129.00         129.00   SMOKE
    2    552-552    552       138.00         138.00   BLK
    2    550-555    553    133.00-139.00     136.01   SMOKE
    1    600-600    600       124.00         124.00   BLK
    1    700-700    700       102.00         102.00   RWF
    1    805-805    805        90.00          90.00   SMOKE
                             Small 1
    1    500-500    500       115.00         115.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    430-435    433    117.50-120.00     118.76   BLK
    1    465-465    465       118.00         118.00   BLK
    1    540-540    540       130.00         130.00   BLK
    2    502-502    502       131.00         131.00   RWF
    1    505-505    505       117.00         117.00   RED
    2    570-595    583    120.00-122.00     120.98   BLK
    2    732-732    732        88.00          88.00   RED
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    225-225    225       122.00         122.00   BLK
    2    330-330    330       130.00         130.00   BLK
    1    520-520    520        87.00          87.00   BLK
    1    525-525    525        89.00          89.00   RWF
    1    655-655    655        89.00          89.00   BLK
    1    825-825    825        65.00          65.00   BLK
    1   1020-1020  1020        82.00          82.00   BLK

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    270-270    270       137.50         137.50   BLK
    2    300-345    323    115.00-160.00     139.07   BLK
    1    395-395    395       170.00         170.00   BLK
    2    420-435    428    143.00-162.50     152.92   BLK
    1    430-430    430       133.00         133.00   RED
    4    455-480    466    143.00-169.00     157.92   BLK
    2    480-485    483    148.00-149.00     148.50   RED
    4    505-525    520    137.00-146.00     141.20   BLK
    1    515-515    515       145.00         145.00   SMOKE
    3    555-570    560    126.00-151.00     139.44   BLK
    1    615-615    615       125.00         125.00   SMOKE
    1    600-600    600       115.00         115.00   RED
    2    670-670    670       125.00         125.00   SMOKE
    1    805-805    805       113.00         113.00   BLK
    1    800-800    800       118.00         118.00   SMOKE
    1   1085-1085  1085        85.00          85.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    545-545    545       122.00         122.00   RWF
                             Medium and Large 3
    2    330-330    330       130.00         130.00
    1    400-400    400       115.00         115.00   RED

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1145-1145  1145       925.00         925.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1    880-880    880       725.00         725.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    3    900-1135  1045   750.00-1175.00    1017.90   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1475-1475  1475       950.00         950.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1555-1555  1555       775.00         775.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1785-1785  1785   999.00-1025.00    1025.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 2 Young
    1    755-755    755       550.00         550.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    895-895    895        60.00          60.00   High Dressing
    1    665-665    665        49.00          49.00   Low Dressing
    3   1070-1245  1153     50.00-52.50       50.77
    9    930-1345  1172     55.00-70.00       62.19   High Dressing
    2   1115-1200  1158     42.00-44.00       43.04   Low Dressing
    1   1445-1445  1445        68.00          68.00
    3   1575-1630  1600     54.50-68.00       61.74   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1    705-705    705        36.00          36.00   Low Dressing
    3    810-1360  1058      2.00-22.00       15.16   Low Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    705-890    786     72.00-84.00       75.38  
    2    925-950    938     70.00-91.00       80.64  
    1   1210-1210  1210       105.00         105.00   Per Head
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1175-1175  1175        71.00          71.00  
    3   1255-1450  1343     77.00-95.50       86.62  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1340-1340  1340        83.00          83.00   High Dressing
    1   1835-1835  1835        81.50          81.50   High Dressing
    1   1830-1830  1830        72.00          72.00   Low Dressing

Cow Calf Pairs
 Head
    5   575.00-875.00

Baby Calves
 Head
    1   142.50

Goats 
 Head
    20 

Cattlemen’s Livestock Auction, Caldwell, WV
Weighted Average Report for Friday February 02, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  14

Slaughter cows made up 57% of the offering, and feeders 43%.  

The feeder supply included 50% steers, 17% heifers, and 33% bulls. 

Near 17% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    385-385    385       150.00         150.00
    1    925-925    925       120.00         120.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    350-350    350       129.00         129.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    425-425    425       141.00         141.00

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1035-1035  1035        48.50          48.50   Low Dressing
    4   1405-1950  1554     51.00-54.50       52.92
    2   1540-1875  1708     56.25-56.50       56.39   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    1   1185-1185  1185        27.00          27.00   Low Dressing


National Markets
TEXAS 7200.  67 pct over 600 lbs.  46 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
400-450 lbs (427) 178.75; 450-500 lbs (479) 180.76; 550-600 lbs (567) 168.14; 600-650 
lbs (620) 161.20; 650-700 lbs (677) 153.33; 700-750 lbs (734) 147.51; 750-800 lbs 
(774) 144.84; 800-850 lbs (827) 140.76; 900-950 lbs (907) 139.31.  Medium and Large 
1-2  450-500 lbs (477) 176.23; 500-550 lbs (531) 159.75; 550-600 lbs (563) 153.60; 
600-650 lbs (637) 158.31; 650-700 lbs (692) 149.63; 750-800 lbs (772) 141.69; 800-850 
lbs (815) 137.24.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs (360) 175.03; 400-450 
lbs (411) 159.14; 450-500 lbs (477) 158.62; 500-550 lbs (529) 147.69; 550-600 lbs 
(565) 151.43; 600-650 lbs (629) 141.86; 650-700 lbs (675) 141.41; 700-750 lbs (718) 
136.85; 750-800 lbs (775) 133.89; few loads 811 lbs 136.00; 850-900 lbs (858) 132.19.  
Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 lbs (433) 154.95; 500-550 lbs (521) 143.73; 550-600 lbs 
(575) 135.66; 600-650 lbs (626) 136.82; 650-700 lbs (661) 131.17; 700-750 lbs (719) 
130.00; 750-800 lbs (759) 130.33; few loads 809 lbs 132.25.

   OKLAHOMA 32,300.  69 pct over 600 lbs.  36 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  300-350 lbs (328) 209.68; 350-400 lbs (375) 205.56; 400-450 lbs (430) 195.92; 450-
500 lbs (465) 192.59; 500-550 lbs (528) 180.92; 550-600 lbs (575) 170.92; 600-650 lbs 
(622) 163.21; 650-700 lbs (675) 156.72; 700-750 lbs (722) 151.81; 750-800 lbs (771) 
147.58; 800-850 lbs (821) 142.87; 850-900 lbs (864) 140.90; 900-950 lbs (921) 137.59; 
950-1000 lbs (959) 133.45.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs (373) 194.38; 400-450 
lbs (430) 184.21; 450-500 lbs (484) 178.28; 500-550 lbs (536) 174.27; 550-600 lbs 
(576) 163.79; 600-650 lbs (621) 155.35; 650-700 lbs (683) 149.19; 700-750 lbs (730) 
146.44; 750-800 lbs (777) 142.91; 800-850 lbs (826) 139.08; 850-900 lbs (867) 135.34; 
900-950 lbs (915) 135.97; 950-1000 lbs (988) 131.58; 1000-1050 lbs (1036) 127.94.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (331) 173.35; 350-400 lbs (372) 175.92; 
400-450 lbs (422) 169.56; 450-500 lbs (469) 165.90; 500-550 lbs (523) 157.39; 550-600 
lbs (577) 151.40; 600-650 lbs (625) 146.20; 650-700 lbs (674) 141.87; 700-750 lbs 
(726) 137.26; 750-800 lbs (783) 135.54; 800-850 lbs (818) 133.23; 850-900 lbs (863) 
131.99; 900-950 lbs (925) 127.08; 950-1000 lbs (961) 126.49.  Medium and Large 1-2  
300-350 lbs (336) 163.19; 350-400 lbs (367) 166.67; 400-450 lbs (420) 161.79; 450-500 
lbs (481) 156.92; 500-550 lbs (528) 149.16; 550-600 lbs (582) 142.96; 600-650 lbs 
(618) 139.46; 650-700 lbs (675) 136.52; 700-750 lbs (714) 134.73; 750-800 lbs (780) 
132.47; 800-850 lbs (817) 127.65; 850-900 lbs (857) 129.51.

   NEW MEXICO 5600.  57 pct over 600 lbs.  33 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  450-500 lbs (481) 172.01; 500-550 lbs (518) 165.92; 550-600 lbs (574) 157.72; 600-
650 lbs (627) 156.53; 650-700 lbs (679) 152.82; 700-750 lbs (716) 150.38; 750-800 lbs 
(778) 143.36; 800-850 lbs (833) 140.48; 850-900 lbs (891) 138.58.  Medium and Large 
1-2  250-300 lbs (291) 239.71; 350-400 lbs (376) 209.81; 450-500 lbs (456) 177.82; 
500-550 lbs (517) 164.70; 550-600 lbs (566) 156.35; 600-650 lbs (621) 153.24; 650-700 
lbs (674) 143.70; 700-750 lbs (716) 142.97; 850-900 lbs (863) 137.37.  Holstein 
Steers:  Large 3  500-550 lbs (533) 86.43.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  450-500 lbs 
(479) 153.09; 500-550 lbs (521) 152.66; 550-600 lbs (583) 142.10; 600-650 lbs (628) 
142.05; 650-700 lbs (668) 140.04; 750-800 lbs (774) 135.10.  Medium and Large 1-2  
250-300 lbs (260) 220.71; 300-350 lbs (331) 194.54; 350-400 lbs (384) 182.03; 450-500 
lbs (462) 156.76; 500-550 lbs (522) 145.30; 550-600 lbs (576) 140.40.

   KANSAS 13,500.  84 pct over 600 lbs.  41 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
400-450 lbs (419) 202.82; 450-500 lbs (482) 200.25; 500-550 lbs (529) 189.09; 550-600 
lbs (570) 185.88; 600-650 lbs (620) 172.97; 650-700 lbs (671) 166.52; 700-750 lbs 
(727) 155.08; 750-800 lbs (777) 148.64; 800-850 lbs (822) 145.21; 850-900 lbs (875) 
141.66; 900-950 lbs (923) 137.33; 950-1000 lbs (958) 137.53.  Medium and Large 1-2  
400-450 lbs (437) 189.59; 500-550 lbs (516) 178.11; 550-600 lbs (572) 168.39; 600-650 
lbs (628) 162.87; 650-700 lbs (680) 152.39; 700-750 lbs (731) 146.85; 800-850 lbs 
(840) 142.34.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs (378) 189.04; 400-450 lbs 
(426) 178.77; 450-500 lbs (481) 170.05; 500-550 lbs (527) 165.78; 550-600 lbs (577) 
157.14; 600-650 lbs (626) 150.68; 650-700 lbs (674) 145.13; 700-750 lbs (715) 140.96; 
750-800 lbs (772) 137.07; 800-850 lbs (824) 135.14; 850-900 lbs (874) 129.84; 900-950 
lbs (916) 129.60.  Medium and Large 1-2  550-600 lbs (579) 151.53; 600-650 lbs (630) 
141.20; 650-700 lbs (676) 137.71; 700-750 lbs (726) 135.59; 750-800 lbs (787) 133.06.

   MISSOURI 22,200.  59 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  300-350 lbs (319) 201.85; 350-400 lbs (382) 195.53; 400-450 lbs (429) 197.75; 450-
500 lbs (483) 194.40; 500-550 lbs (527) 184.81; 550-600 lbs (574) 173.61; 600-650 lbs 
(622) 168.74; 650-700 lbs (670) 160.54; 700-750 lbs (723) 156.12; 750-800 lbs (769) 
147.33; 800-850 lbs (823) 144.16; 850-900 lbs (871) 141.16; 900-950 lbs (916) 137.51.  
Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (328) 179.57; 350-400 lbs (383) 194.41; 400-450 lbs 
(424) 185.57; 450-500 lbs (474) 181.90; 500-550 lbs (526) 168.26; 550-600 lbs (580) 
166.92; 600-650 lbs (629) 156.91; 650-700 lbs (669) 158.87; 700-750 lbs (725) 146.20; 
750-800 lbs (769) 144.71; 800-850 lbs (828) 138.33; 850-900 lbs (875) 132.49; 900-950 
lbs (923) 131.62.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (322) 167.25; 350-400 
lbs (378) 170.08; 400-450 lbs (429) 165.09; 450-500 lbs (478) 164.75; 500-550 lbs 
(523) 160.88; 550-600 lbs (571) 151.67; 600-650 lbs (626) 149.98; 650-700 lbs (674) 
146.68; 700-750 lbs (726) 138.28; 750-800 lbs (772) 137.61; 800-850 lbs (834) 129.47.  
Medium and Large 1-2  250-300 lbs (271) 163.17; 300-350 lbs (322) 168.67; 350-400 lbs 
(375) 156.96; 400-450 lbs (424) 152.99; 450-500 lbs (472) 153.69; 500-550 lbs (528) 
151.12; 550-600 lbs (574) 145.98; 600-650 lbs (625) 142.68; 650-700 lbs (680) 142.96; 
700-750 lbs (722) 135.95; 750-800 lbs (782) 132.25; 800-850 lbs (825) 124.97.

   IOWA 10,300.  79 pct over 600 lbs.  45 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
400-450 lbs (420) 203.48; 450-500 lbs (480) 194.92; 500-550 lbs (524) 193.97; 550-600 
lbs (574) 187.60; 700-750 lbs (722) 164.34; 750-800 lbs (762) 156.76; 800-850 lbs 
(826) 148.87; 850-900 lbs (874) 142.96; 900-950 lbs (922) 142.75; 950-1000 lbs (967) 
139.18.  Medium and Large 1-2  500-550 lbs (524) 177.43; 550-600 lbs (584) 170.68; 
700-750 lbs (744) 144.43.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs (420) 179.23; 
450-500 lbs (481) 177.10; 500-550 lbs (527) 164.55; 550-600 lbs (576) 159.62; 700-750 
lbs (717) 143.33; 750-800 lbs (775) 139.37; 800-850 lbs (835) 134.41; 850-900 lbs 
(853) 135.44. Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 lbs (420) 170.04; 450-500 lbs (478) 
168.55; 550-600 lbs (583) 147.41.

   NEBRASKA 30,000.  81 pct over 600 lbs.  49 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  400-450 lbs (435) 215.04; 450-500 lbs (476) 210.58; 500-550 lbs (525) 200.16; 550-
600 lbs (574) 192.39; 600-650 lbs (628) 181.21; 650-700 lbs (675) 167.59; 700-750 lbs 
(727) 158.13; 750-800 lbs (770) 152.53; 800-850 lbs (819) 149.35; 850-900 lbs (870) 
146.44; 900-950 lbs (910) 144.44; 950-1000 lbs (973) 142.13.  Medium and Large 1-2  
550-600 lbs (581) 177.71; 600-650 lbs (606) 161.65; 650-700 lbs (678) 158.57; 700-750 
lbs (728) 148.53; 750-800 lbs (788) 152.41; 800-850 lbs (827) 145.68.  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs (427) 182.32; 450-500 lbs (469) 180.08; 500-550 lbs 
(526) 177.36; 550-600 lbs (577) 166.40; 600-650 lbs (629) 156.25; 650-700 lbs (676) 
151.17; 700-750 lbs (723) 143.73; 750-800 lbs (771) 139.08; 800-850 lbs (820) 139.14; 
850-900 lbs (861) 137.85; 900-950 lbs (922) 131.17.  Medium and Large 1-2  500-550 
lbs (532) 158.81; 550-600 lbs (580) 155.58; 600-650 lbs (645) 150.09; 650-700 lbs 
(686) 140.98; 700-750 lbs (742) 138.00.

   COLORADO 5000.  56 pct over 600 lbs.  47 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
300-350 lbs (333) 221.13; 350-400 lbs (389) 217.51; 400-450 lbs (420) 207.91; 450-500 
lbs (461) 198.62; 500-550 lbs (530) 188.26; 550-600 lbs (580) 176.07; 600-650 lbs 
(629) 169.45; 650-700 lbs (676) 160.56; 700-750 lbs (731) 149.71; 750-800 lbs (766) 
149.11; 800-850 lbs (832) 142.33; 850-900 lbs (872) 140.41.  Medium and Large 1-2  
650-700 lbs (680) 150.03; 700-750 lbs (731) 142.07.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  
350-400 lbs (391) 189.35; 400-450 lbs (430) 176.05; 450-500 lbs (465) 177.08; 500-550 
lbs (527) 167.70; 550-600 lbs (571) 159.69; 600-650 lbs (626) 151.23; 650-700 lbs 
(669) 146.65; 700-750 lbs (714) 139.66; 750-800 lbs (779) 134.20; 800-850 lbs (816) 
135.53.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 lbs (430) 166.35; 450-500 lbs (485) 164.58; 
500-550 lbs (518) 159.39; 600-650 lbs (610) 146.36.

   WYOMING 8200.  54 pct over 600 lbs.  41 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
400-450 lbs (423) 211.92; 450-500 lbs (473) 211.94; 500-550 lbs (522) 206.15; 550-600 
lbs (573) 188.23; 600-650 lbs (629) 183.28; 650-700 lbs (667) 166.76; 700-750 lbs 
(727) 162.79; 750-800 lbs (774) 151.88; 800-850 lbs (807) 149.09; 850-900 lbs (873) 
142.75; 900-950 lbs (912) 140.20.  Medium and Large 1-2  600-650 lbs (642) 165.96.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (333) 195.79; 350-400 lbs (379) 192.68; 
400-450 lbs (430) 183.14; 450-500 lbs (470) 181.65; 500-550 lbs (519) 171.21; 550-600 
lbs (579) 162.17; 600-650 lbs (624) 154.88; 650-700 lbs (664) 155.16; 700-750 lbs 
(715) 143.70; 800-850 lbs (816) 136.46; 900-950 lbs (921) 131.50.  Medium and Large 
1-2  500-550 lbs (533) 158.81; pkg 570 lbs 148.50.

   DAKOTAS 38,500.  88 pct over 600 lbs.  40 pct heifers.  South Dakota- 27,800.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs (436) 220.69; 450-500 lbs (473) 217.63; 500-
550 lbs (528) 197.46; 550-600 lbs (576) 189.42; 600-650 lbs (627) 178.72; 650-700 lbs 
(681) 165.15; 700-750 lbs (724) 160.34; 750-800 lbs (781) 152.60; 800-850 lbs (826) 
146.87; 850-900 lbs (875) 144.69; 900-950 lbs (927) 142.20; 950-1000 lbs (973) 
141.23.  Medium and Large 1-2  550-600 lbs (589) 173.55; 650-700 lbs (683) 160.85; 
750-800 lbs (787) 147.11.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs (431) 183.60; 
450-500 lbs (476) 176.91; 500-550 lbs (526) 168.77; 550-600 lbs (572) 166.21; 600-650 
lbs (624) 159.31; 650-700 lbs (679) 150.42; 700-750 lbs (725) 143.34; 750-800 lbs 
(775) 139.05; 800-850 lbs (824) 135.92; 850-900 lbs (871) 133.66; 900-950 lbs (919) 
132.87.  Medium and Large 1-2  450-500 lbs (483) 164.87; 500-550 lbs (543) 158.63; 
600-650 lbs (636) 147.96; 750-800 lbs (767) 132.05; few loads 882 lbs 128.25.  North 
Dakota- 10,700.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs (431) 214.28; 450-500 
lbs (483) 203.93; 500-550 lbs (538) 190.63; 550-600 lbs (573) 184.17; 600-650 lbs 
(621) 179.40; 650-700 lbs (674) 164.51; 700-750 lbs (723) 156.49; 750-800 lbs (771) 
147.36; 800-850 lbs (822) 144.76; 850-900 lbs (873) 140.49; 900-950 lbs (935) 138.64; 
950-1000 lbs (986) 132.67; few loads 1042 lbs 134.50.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  
pkg 388 lbs 185.00; 400-450 lbs (413) 185.73; 450-500 lbs (481) 173.37; 500-550 lbs 
(525) 167.38; 550-600 lbs (579) 157.69; 600-650 lbs (621) 154.75; 650-700 lbs (677) 
148.62; 700-750 lbs (725) 143.48; 750-800 lbs (776) 135.59; 800-850 lbs (821) 131.84; 
850-900 lbs (868) 130.54; 900-950 lbs (910) 127.39. 

   MONTANA 800.  70 pct over 600 lbs.  56 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
750-800 lbs (764) 147.15.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  450-500 lbs (472) 165.12; 
600-650 lbs (622) 150.09; 700-750 lbs (730) 138.13.

   WASHINGTON 2000.  46 pct over 600 lbs.  44 PCT heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  600-650 lbs (628) 170.07; 650-700 lbs (685) 163.33.  Heifers:  Medium 
and Large 1-2  550-600 lbs (554) 175.83; pkg 615 lbs 155.00; 650-700 lbs (662) 
152.42. 

   VIRGINIA 2400.  41 pct over 600 lbs.  41 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
450-500 lbs (470) 185.56; 500-550 lbs (535) 159.68; 550-600 lbs (568) 165.71; 600-650 
lbs (637) 152.43; 650-700 lbs (674) 155.85; 700-750 lbs (723) 144.68; 750-800 lbs 
(773) 147.33; 800-850 lbs (834) 139.57; 850-900 lbs (873) 139.06.  Medium and Large 
1-2  550-600 lbs (560) 180.66; 650-700 lbs (666) 168.65; 750-800 lbs (756) 149.11.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs (364) 152.48; 450-500 lbs (460) 146.80; 
500-550 lbs (537) 139.64; 550-600 lbs (567) 135.63; 600-650 lbs (635) 126.87; 650-700 
lbs (664) 132.51; 750-800 lbs (756) 122.96.  Medium and Large 1-2  550-600 lbs (558) 
153.70; 650-700 lbs (673) 131.21.

   CAROLINAS 3400.  18 pct over 600 lbs.  45 pct heifers.  South Carolina- 1100.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1-2  205-245 lbs (231) 170.00-190.00 (176.25); 255-295 lbs 
(280) 175.00-187.50 (182.31); 305-345 lbs (323) 170.00-180.00 (175.57), fancy (327) 
185.00-190.00 (188.22); 350-390 lbs (365) 165.00-180.00 (172.30); 400-440 lbs (420) 
174.00-184.00 (178.78); 450-495 lbs (481) 155.00-167.00 (161.78); 503-540 lbs (516) 
153.00-162.00 (157.55); 555-590 lbs (566) 147.50-156.00 (151.86); 602-625 lbs (609) 
138.00-150.00 (142.20).  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  205-245 lbs (220) 150.00-
165.00 (157.88); 310-340 lbs (327) 155.00-167.50 (161.80); 350-395 lbs (374) 150.00-
162.50 (157.20); 400-445 lbs (421) 145.00-158.00 (149.54); 450-495 lbs (468) 132.50-
144.00 (138.35); 500-545 lbs (516) 127.00-140.00 (132.84); 560-595 lbs (575) 127.00-
137.50 (131.08); 600-635 lbs (620) 121.00-133.00 (126.32).  North Carolina- 2300.  
Steers: Medium and Large 1-2  205-240 lbs (222) 146.00-170.00 (156.47); 250-295 lbs 
(275) 162.00-196.00 (178.10); 300-348 lbs (330) 150.00-186.00 (168.42); 350-395 lbs 
(370) 157.00-188.00 (173.69); 400-445 lbs (422) 152.00-185.00 (168.27); 450-495 lbs 
(476) 156.00-177.50 (170.41); 500-545 lbs (523) 150.00-166.00 (158.16); 550-596 lbs 
(581) 147.00-162.50 (155.02); 605-645 lbs (625) 129.00-151.00 (137.86); 650-690 lbs 
(668) 132.00-140.00 (136.17); 710-730 lbs (723) 133.00-141.00 (137.58).  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1-2  250-295 lbs (275) 140.00-160.00 (147.17); 304-345 lbs (322) 
140.00-165.00 (150.98); 350-398 lbs (378) 140.00-159.00 (149.08); 400-446 lbs (422) 
129.00-155.00 (143.60); 450-496 lbs (472) 130.00-149.00 (140.84); 500-546 lbs (526) 
125.00-143.00 (134.38); 550-595 lbs (573) 125.00-142.50 (132.61); 600-645 lbs (622) 
116.00-137.00 (130.77); 650-696 lbs (674) 116.00-137.00 (126.93); 700-745 lbs (726) 
115.00-132.00 (124.04). 

   KENTUCKY 13,600.  47 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (325) 178.08; 350-400 lbs (369) 175.75; 400-450 lbs (424) 
171.48; 450-500 lbs (475) 169.28; 500-550 lbs (524) 163.30; 550-600 lbs (573) 
157.72; 600-650 lbs (624) 151.18; 650-700 lbs (677) 146.64; 700-750 lbs (724) 
141.51; 750-800 lbs (769) 140.87; 800-850 lbs (828) 136.74; 850-900 lbs (874) 
135.66; 900-950 (937) 132.81; 950-1000 lbs (957) 135.67.  Heifers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  250-300 lbs (284) 148.98; 300-350 lbs (323) 154.48; 350-400 lbs (374) 
154.35; 400-450 lbs (425) 150.40; 450-500 lbs (477) 146.79; 500-550 lbs (523) 
142.60; 550-600 lbs (577) 140.20; 600-650 lbs (627) 133.86; 650-700 lbs (669) 
134.64; 700-750 lbs (718) 129.57; 750-800 lbs (768) 127.74; 800-850 lbs (829) 
119.71. 

   TENNESSEE 3900.  31 pct over 600 lbs.  46 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (326) 181.87; 350-400 lbs (378) 178.98; 400-450 lbs (419) 
173.97; 450-500 lbs (473) 168.46; 500-550 lbs (523) 157.73; 550-600 lbs (570) 
154.03; 600-650 lbs (625) 145.58; 650-700 lbs (673) 141.50; 700-750 lbs (719) 
136.93; 750-800 lbs (766) 133.84.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs 
(327) 157.21; 350-400 lbs (375) 152.05; 400-450 lbs (428) 149.35; 450-500 lbs 
(474) 147.48; 500-550 lbs (526) 140.30; 550-600 lbs (577) 133.97; 600-650 lbs 
(618) 131.45; 650-700 lbs (667) 126.62; 700-750 lbs (717) 119.98; 750-800 lbs 
(775) 120.18. 

   ARKANSAS 8300.  31 pct over 600 lbs.  49 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1  300-350 lbs (321) 210.18; 350-400 lbs (374) 198.63; 400-450 lbs (422) 
189.05; 450-500 lbs (474) 179.72; 500-550 lbs (524) 173.93; 550-600 lbs (574) 
165.00; 600-650 lbs (621) 159.30; 650-700 lbs (674) 150.98.  Heifers:  Medium 
and Large 1  300-350 lbs (323) 175.07; 350-400 lbs (375) 169.78; 400-450 lbs 
(425) 163.08; 450-500 lbs (476) 155.41; 500-550 lbs (524) 149.26; 550-600 lbs 
(574) 142.59; 600-650 lbs (630) 139.65; 650-700 lbs (676) 134.69. 

   MISSISSIPPI 3900.  12 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  200-300 lbs 180.00-200.00 few to 220.00; 300-350 lbs 190.00-200.00; 
350-400 lbs 175.00-190.00; 400-500 lbs 160.00-170.00 few to 185.00; 500-600 lbs 
145.00-160.00; 600-700 lbs 140.00-150.00 few to 159.00; 700-800 lbs 122.00-
140.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  200-250 lbs 170.00-190.00; 250-300 lbs 
160.00-170.00; 300-400 lbs 150.00-165.00; 400-450 lbs 145.00-154.00; 450-500 lbs 
135.00-145.00; 500-550 lbs 135.00-146.00; 550-600 lbs 128.00-135.00; 600-700 lbs 
120.00-135.00.

   ALABAMA 7300.  28 pct over 600 lbs.  48 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1  300-350 lbs (316) 190.00-200.00 (194.22); 350-400 lbs (379) 182.00-
190.00 (184.28); 400-450 lbs (425) 174.00-182.00 (178.11); 450-500 lbs (478) 
168.00-177.00 (173.97); 500-550 lbs (530) 162.00-170.00 (166.68); 550-600 lbs 
(566) 154.00-164.00 (159.23); 600-650 lbs (628) 145.00-154.00 (147.87); 650-700 
lbs (682) 138.00-148.00 (142.22); 700-750 lbs (726) 133.00-141.00 (137.63); 750-
800 lbs (782) 129.00-136.00 (132.98); 750-800 lbs value added (758) 140.75 
(140.75); 750-800 lbs load (789) 138.00 (138.00); 800-850 lbs (835) 125.00-
134.00 (129.00); 850-900 lbs split load (870) 130.00 (130.00).  Medium and Large 
1-2  650-700 lbs value added (681) 145.50 (145.50); 750-800 lbs value added 
(795) 133.00 (133.00); 850-900 lbs value added (899) 123.00 (123.00).  Medium 
and Large 2 300-350 lbs (330) 182.00-192.00 (185.18); 350-400 lbs (382) 172.00-
180.00 (175.90); 400-450 lbs (428) 165.00-175.00 (169.84); 450-500 lbs (476) 
159.00-168.00 (163.45); 500-550 lbs (517) 152.00-162.00 (157.56); 550-600 lbs 
(584) 146.00-155.00 (150.89); 600-650 lbs (624) 140.00-148.00 (144.20); 650-700 
lbs (674) 137.00-142.00 (141.39); 700-750 lbs (716) 128.00-135.00 (131.68).  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (325) 161.00-170.00 (165.32); 350-400 
lbs (373) 155.00-164.00 (158.86); 400-450 lbs (422) 149.00-158.00 (153.47); 450-
500 lbs (474) 144.00-152.00 (147.55); 500-550 lbs (521) 137.00-147.00 (141.22); 
550-600 lbs (567) 132.00-140.00 (135.16); 600-650 lbs (616) 124.00-132.00 
(130.28); 650-700 lbs (670) 122.00-127.00 (124.28); 700-750 lbs (734) 117.00-
124.00 (123.12); 750-800 lbs value added (778) 122.00 (122.00), split load (778) 
128.00 (128.00).  Medium and Large 1-2 550-600 lbs (561) 140.00 (140.00); 650-
700 lbs (675) 124.50 (124.50); 650-700 lbs value added (686) 131.00 (131.00); 
700-750 lbs value added (742) 124.00 (124.00); 750-800 lbs (786) 119.00 
(119.00); 800-850 lbs (807) 117.50 (117.50); 800-850 lbs value added (819) 
122.75 (122.75).  Medium and Large 2  250-300 lbs (281) 160.00-170.00 (164.93); 
300-350 lbs (325) 152.00-162.00 (157.13); 350-400 lbs (376) 146.00-155.00 
(151.51); 400-450 lbs (424) 140.00-149.00 (145.50); 450-500 lbs (476) 134.00-
143.00 (138.81); 500-550 lbs (525) 127.00-137.00 (132.62); 550-600 lbs (572) 
124.00-130.00 (127.81); 600-650 lbs (622) 120.00-126.00 (123.15); 650-700 lbs 
(678) 117.00-122.50 (119.51); 700-750 lbs (723) 110.00-120.00 (117.15).

   GEORGIA 5900.  14 pct over 600 lbs.  36 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1  300-350 lbs (316) 192.00-202.00 (196.70); 350-400 lbs (377) 185.00-
192.00 (187.11); 400-450 lbs (421) 175.00-185.00 (179.13); 450-500 lbs (468) 
166.00-175.00 (170.46); 500-550 lbs (517) 161.00-167.00 (165.22); 550-600 lbs 
(575) 150.00-160.00 (155.62); 600-650 lbs (613) 145.00-153.00 (147.92); 650-700 
lbs (678) 136.00-139.00 (136.99); 750-800 lbs (763) 130.00-138.00 (136.59).  
Medium and Large 2  350-400 lbs (369) 168.00-177.00 (172.06); 400-450 lbs (422) 
161.00-170.00 (164.78); 450-500 lbs (471) 153.00-162.00 (157.90); 500-550 lbs 
(531) 152.00-156.00 (153.84); 550-600 lbs (582) 142.00-150.00 (146.80); 600-650 
lbs (641) 135.00-144.00 (141.54); 650-700 lbs (682) 128.00-137.00 (133.82).  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (320) 162.00-172.00 (166.73); 350-400 
lbs (372) 155.00-165.00 (159.36); 400-450 lbs (423) 148.00-158.00 (153.34); 450-
500 lbs (473) 140.00-150.00 (144.28); 500-550 lbs (525) 135.00-143.00 (138.22); 
550-600 lbs (569) 130.00-137.00 (133.65); 600-650 lbs (624) 125.00-130.00 
(128.29); 650-700 lbs (671) 120.00-125.00 (122.09); 700-750 lbs (722) 118.00-
122.00 (120.01); 750-800 lbs (762) 115.00-121.00 (118.00).  Medium and Large 2  
200-250 lbs (218) 160.00-165.00 (161.23); 250-300 lbs (279) 155.00-160.00 
(158.50); 300-350 lbs (332) 150.00-157.00 (152.73); 350-400 lbs (372) 145.00-
153.00 (148.23); 400-450 lbs (422) 137.00-147.00 (141.55); 450-500 lbs (478) 
132.00-140.00 (135.98); 500-550 lbs (530) 128.00-134.00 (130.49); 550-600 lbs 
(571) 120.00-128.00 (123.96); 600-650 lbs (618) 114.00-122.00 (117.85); 650-700 
lbs (667) 109.00-117.00 (112.64). 

   REPLACEMENTS:  McAlester, OK- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1-6 yr 
old 1000-1450 lb cow 4-8 months bred 910.00-1475.00; 1-10 yr old 875-1300 lb cow 
4-8 months bred 800.00-1100.00 per head.  Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  1-6 yr 
old 700-1375 lb cow w/50-250 lb cow 860.00-1225.00 per pair. 
   Oklahoma City, OK- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1-6 yr old 825-
1500 lb cow 1-7 months bred 875.00-1160.00; 7-10 yr old 1075-1475 lb cow 6-7 
months bred 800.00-1075.00 per head.

   Roswell, NM- Replacement Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Young 935-1395 lb cows 
3-8 months bred 800.00-1450.00, per head; middle aged 1255-1300 lb cows 3-8 
months bred 800.00-950.00, per head; aged 800-1358 lb cows 3-8 months bred 
550.00-825.00, per head.  Small Frame Longhorn Crosses:  540-1020 lb cows 3-6 
months bred 360.00-625.00, per head.  First Calf Heifers:  735-985 lb cows 3-8 
months bred 675.00-825.00, per head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2:  
Young 900-1100 lb cows w/125-400 lb calves 1200.00-1325.00, per pair; middle 
aged 1000-1050 lb cows w/160-200 lb calves 1025.00-1100.00, per pair; aged indiv 
1000 lb cow w/150 lb calf 1000.00, per pair.

   Springfield, MO- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  3-5 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 
few 1105-1180 lbs 950.00-1035.00, 1st stage couple 1070-1375 lbs 800.00-860.00; 
short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1050-1255 lbs 660.00-835.00. 
Large 1-2  5 yrs  3rd stage couple 1425-1625 lbs 1150.00-1275.00; broken mouth 
3rd stage 1400 lb indiv. 810.00. Medium 1-2  2-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 860-1045 
lbs 800.00-1050.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1000-1050 
lbs 500.00-550.00 per head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium Large 1-2  5 yr 1355 lb cow 
w/370 lb calf 1475.00.  Large 1-2  3 yrs to short and solid 1230-1710 lb cows 
w/300-570 lb calves and several rebred 1625.00-1735.00; short and solid mouth 
1545 lb cow w/210 lb calf 1310.00, 1420 lb cow w/newborn calf 900.00. Medium 1-2  
4-5 yrs pkg. 1040 lbs cows w/baby calves 1185.00 per pair.

   West Plains, MO- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yr old 1175-1485 lb 
cows in the 2nd-3rd stage 1100.00-1225.00 per head.  Medium and Large 2  2-7 yr 
old 560-1295 lb cows in the 2nd-3rd stage 775.00-1000.00 per head; Short-solid 
to broken mouth 1005-1390 lb cows in the 2nd-3rd stage 650.00-825.00 per head.  
Medium 2  2-5 yr old 705-1005 lb cows in the 2nd-3rd stage 500.00-700.00 per 
head.  Cow-Calf Pairs:  Scarce  Medium and Large 2  5 yr old to short-solid 
mouth 920-1135 lb cows with 150-200 lb calves 900.00-1150.00 per pair.

   Valentine, NE- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1 “AI” bred heifers in 2nd and 
3rd trimester 1000-1050 lbs 1630.00; 1133-1154 lbs 1650.00-1750.00.  Bull bred 
heifers in 2nd and 3rd trimester 972-975 lbs 1575.00-1660.00; 1011-1095 lbs 
1475.00-1700.00; 1102-1191 lbs 1500.00-1800.00; 1212-1241 lbs 1550.00-1670.00.  
Young: 2nd and 3rd trimester 961-998 lbs 1400.00-1550.00; 1053 lbs 1325.00;1152-
1175 lbs 1400.00-1450.00; 1200-1288 lbs 1575.00; 1330-1378 lbs 1580.00-1725.00. 
Solid Mouth:  2nd and 3rd trimester 1079 lbs 1500.00; 1133-1159 lbs 1285.00-
1325.00; 1271-1299 lbs 1300.00-1500.00; 1331-1395 lbs 1460.00-1570.00; 1408-1445 
lbs 1225.00-1750.00.  Short Solid Mouth 2nd and 3rd trimester 1368 lbs 1150.00; 
1400-1439 lbs 1200.00; 1543 lbs 1175.00.  Broken Mouth 2nd and 3rd trimester 
1310-1368 lbs 1000.00-1070.00.

   Billings, MT- Bred cows:  3-4 yrs old Medium and large 1 calving before May 
15th 1014-1369 lbs 1,500.00-1,750.00, Fancy package 1151 lbs 1,800.00, calving 
in May-June 1140-1505 lbs 1,200.00-1,225.00.  Bred cows: 3-6 yrs old Medium and 
large 1 calving before May 15th 1368-1406 lbs 1,475.00-1,625.00, calving in May-
June 1103-1235 lbs 1,225.00-1,300.00.  Bred cows: 5-6 yrs old Medium and large 1 
calving before May 15th 1090-1533 lbs 1,425.00-1,610.00.  Bred cows: Middle age 
(Solid mouth) Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1200-1575 lbs 1,175.00-
1,425.00, Fancy package 1563 lbs 1,550.00, calving May-June 1159 lbs 875.00.  
Bred cows: Aged (Broken mouth) Medium and large 1 calving before May 15th 1297-
1575 lbs 910.00-1,060.00 fancy pkgs 1,100.00-1,150.00. Medium and large 1-2 
calving before May 15th 1203 lbs 885.00. 

   Arkansas- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-7 year old 850-1250 lbs 
2nd-3rd stage 98.00-108.00/950.00-1050.00, first stage/open 72.00-82.00, 7-10 
year old 2nd-3rd stage 55.00-65.00/775.00-875.00 per head.  Cow-Calf Pairs:  
Medium and Large 1-2  3-7 yr old 800-1200 lb cow w/100-200 lb calf 1175.00-
1275.00, 200-300 lb calf 1400.00-1150.00. 

Direct Receipts:  57,700    Last Week 43,700    Last Year 56,100
(86 pct over 600 lbs, 33 pct heifers)

   TEXAS 35,100.  94 pct over 600 lbs.  37 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 FOB Current 550 lbs 170.00; 625 lbs 164.00; 650-675 lbs 160.78; 700-730 
lbs 154.53; 750-800 lbs 145.97; 800-840 lbs 142.07; 850-875 lbs 142.45; Feb-Mar 
800 lbs 146.75; Mar 650 lbs 149.00; 700 lbs 150.33; 750-775 lbs 148.96; 800 lbs 
144.91; Apr 700-725 lbs 150.64; 775 lbs 147.25; May 700 lbs 152.90; Del Current 
695 lbs 152.90; 725-730 lbs 150.00; 775 lbs 149.00; 800-830 lbs 144.96; 850-875 
lbs 143.04; Mar 750-775 lbs 149.10; 800 lbs 146.66; Apr 800 lbs 145.61; May 725 
lbs 153.95; 800 lbs 149.50; Jun 800 lbs 149.90.  Medium and Large 1-2 FOB 
Current 475 lbs 170.19; 600-625 lbs 160.19; 650 lbs 155.23; 700-740 lbs 147.61; 
750-775 lbs 145.90; 875-890 lbs 137.70; Mar 500 lbs 151.15; 700 lbs 149.80; 750 
lbs 141.32; Apr 750 lbs 145.82; Jun 675 lbs 152.30; Del Current 520 lbs 167.20 
Mex; 550-580 lbs 157.29 Mex; 625-630 lbs 167.44; 650-695 lbs 159.13; 725 lbs 
145.22; 750-775 lbs 146.80; 800-830 lbs 146.62; 850-860 lbs 143.92.  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 600-640 lbs 148.00; 675-700 lbs 141.33; 700-725 
lbs 139.33; 750-755 lbs 137.43; Mar 700-725 lbs 139.83; Apr 675 lbs 145.30; 700-
740 lbs 139.80; May 650 lbs 144.30; 700-725 lbs 141.62; Jun 625 lbs 149.40; 700 
lbs 140.90; Del Current 700-725 lbs 141.58; 750-760 lbs 142.36; Feb-Mar 700 lbs 
143.70; Mar 725-740 lbs 140.50; 750 lbs 140.50; Apr 625 lbs 149.90; 725 lbs 
139.39; May 700 lbs 141.98; 750 lbs 140.15; Aug 750 lbs 144.15.  Medium and 
Large 1-2 FOB Current 540 lbs 148.75; 650 lbs 138.47; 725 lbs 139.59; 770-780 
lbs 135.60; Del 575-595 lbs 154.25; 650 lbs 145.15; 750-785 lbs 140.85. 

   OKLAHOMA 2100.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  40 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 FOB Current 830 lbs 143.00; Mar 750-775 lbs 147.36; 800 lbs 144.10.  
Medium and Large 1-2 FOB Current 650 lbs 159.62; 750 lbs 144.30; 860-875 lbs 
139.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 700 lbs 138.57; May 700 lbs 
138.98; Del Current 770 lbs 137.50. 

   NEW MEXICO 2900.  81 pct over 600 lbs.  14 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 Current 695 lbs 152.00; 730 lbs 148.50; 875 lbs 140.62; Mar 800 lbs 
148.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 Current 520 lbs 162.20 Mex; 550-580 lbs 153.68 
Mex; 625 lbs 164.11; 725 lbs 142.25.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Current 710 
lbs 138.50; 750 lbs 136.00; Mar 750 lbs 139.50. 

   KANSAS 3800.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  45 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 Del Current 875 lbs 143.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 FOB Current 850 lbs 
137.15; Del 750-755 lbs 148.48; Mar 700 lbs 153.50; 750 lbs 150.00; Apr 750 lbs 
151.00; Jun 675 lbs 156.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 700 lbs 
141.70; 750-760 lbs 141.62; Feb-Mar 700 lbs 141.70; Mar 740 lbs 137.00; Aug 750 
lbs 140.15. 

   IOWA 100.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  No heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1 
Current 850 lbs 139.00. 

   COLORADO 2700.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 FOB Current 750-790 lbs 145.19; 850 lbs 141.00; Del 700-740 lbs 159.12; 
800-825 lbs 149.42; 875 lbs 146.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 
700 lbs 140.26; 750 lbs 144.00; Mar 750 lbs 140.65; Del 675-685 lbs 151.44; 750-
775 lbs 145.07; 800 lbs 136.00. 

   WYOMING 500.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  30 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 FOB 700 lbs 159.32; 800 lbs 149.32. Delivered: 825 lbs 152.75.  Heifers:   
Medium and Large 1 FOB 675 lbs 152.32; 775 lbs 143.32.

   DAKOTAS – There were no direct sales reported.

   MONTANA 100.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  No heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1 
Current 825 lbs 144.50; 875 lbs 142.15. 

   SOUTHWEST (AZ-CA-NV) 5500.  No cattle over 600 lbs.  No heifers.  Holsteins:  
Large 3  325 lbs 128.00 Feb Fob; 325 lbs Feb/Mar Del 132.00. 

   NORTHWEST (WA-OR-ID) 100.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  100 pct heifers.  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1 Current 685 lbs 145.23. 

   EASTERN CORNBELT (IL-IN-MI-OH) 3200.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  45 pct heifers.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Current 775 lbs 146.00; 850 lbs 139.00.  Medium and 
Large 1-2 Mar 775 lbs 139.75; 800 lbs 137.71; Apr 800 lbs 137.61; May 725 lbs 
145.95.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Current 725 lbs 133.00; Mar 725 lbs 
133.30; 750 lbs 135.15; Apr 725 lbs 131.49.  Medium and Large 1-2 Mar 725 lbs 
132.75; Apr 725 lbs 131.85. 

   SOUTHEAST (AL-AR-FL-GA-LA-MS-TN) 1600.  95 pct over 600 lbs.  10 pct heifers.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Current 725 lbs 145.00; 800 lbs 139.30; Mar 800 lbs 
140.65; May 800 lbs 144.50; Jun 800 lbs 144.90.  Medium and Large 1-2 Current 
630 lbs 160.79.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Apr 625 lbs 141.90.  Medium and 
Large 1-2 Current 575 lbs 145.20. 

Video/Internet Receipts:  26,500    Last Week 1,000    Last Year 3,400
(62 pct over 600 lbs, 40 pct heifers)

   SUPERIOR LIVESTOCK VIDEO 23,500.  58 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  

Southcentral Region (TX-OK-NM-KS-MO)
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Current few loads 525 lbs 1176.00; 500-550 lbs (513) 
178.52; 550-600 lbs (585) 180.18; 600-650 lbs (608) 168.69; 700-750 lbs (721) 156.32; 
part load 775 lbs 154.00; pkg 755 lbs 144.00; 800-850 lbs (835) 143.31; part load 800 
lbs 147.01; 850-900 lbs (866) 141.67; Feb-Mar part load 480 lbs 193.00; few loads 550 
lbs 194.00; part load 620 lbs 161.50; few loads 740 lbs 149.00; part load 715 lbs 
149.00; few loads 750 lbs 152.55; 800-850 lbs (829) 145.86; Mar part load 450 lbs 
199.00; part load 535 lbs 176.00; 550-600 lbs (564) 180.40; 600-650 lbs (612) 171.17; 
part load 650 lbs 165.50; 750-800 lbs (757) 147.55; 800-850 lbs (828) 147.35; Apr few 
loads 550 lbs 183.67; part load 660 lbs 157.00; 800-850 lbs (807) 151.29; Apr-May 
several loads 475 lbs 200.00; May few loads 460 lbs 196.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  
Current part load 440 lbs 183.00; part load 840 lbs 142.00; Feb-Mar part load 490 lbs 
179.00; part load 585 lbs 174.00; part load 685 lbs 155.00; part load 825 lbs 143.00; 
Mar few loads 525 lbs 189.00; few loads 650 lbs 147.00; May few loads 650 lbs 143.67; 
Jun part load 825 lbs 150.00.
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 part load 350 lbs 181.00; part load 450 lbs 172.00; 
500-550 lbs (518) 166.59; 500-550 lbs (516) 154.68; 550-600 lbs (569) 163.51; part 
load 630 lbs 141.00; 700-750 lbs (720) 144.53; few loads 750 lbs 137.96; part load 
775 lbs 141.75; part load 800 lbs 135.00; few loads 850 lbs 135.00; Feb-Mar part load 
535 lbs 174.00; few loads 625 lbs 145.00; part load 675 lbs 139.00; few loads 740 lbs 
145.10; part load 800 lbs 139.50; Mar part load 435 lbs 184.00; part load 530 lbs 
161.00; part load 700 lbs 141.00; 750-800 lbs (762) 140.43; Apr few loads 440 lbs 
172.00; part load 480 lbs 163.00; few loads 525 lbs 169.00; few loads 775 lbs 144.45.  
Medium and Large 1-2  Current 550-600 lbs (572) 149.62; part load 600 lbs 155.00; 
Feb-Mar part load 490 lbs 165.00; few loads 650 lbs 145.00; Mar part load 700 lbs 
139.50. 

Northcentral Region (CO-WY-NE-MT-ND-SD-IA)
  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  Current few loads 580 lbs 196.00; few loads 800 lbs 
146.77; Mar several loads 825 lbs 147.85; Mar-Apr few loads 825 lbs 147.75.  
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Current few loads 530 lbs 189.00; few loads 725 lbs 
143.00; 750-800 lbs (767) 139.50; Feb-Mar few loads 525 lbs 179.00; Mar several loads 
775 lbs 144.25.  Medium and Large 1-2 Current few loads 560 lbs 174.00; part load 750 
lbs 137.00; Mar part load 750 lbs 137.00. 

Eastern Region (All States East of the MS, LA, and AR)
  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  Current part load 620 lbs 163.00; part load 785 lbs 
141.00; part load 950 lbs 126.00; Apr part load 650 lbs 139.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  
Current 450-500 lbs (464) 180.17; part load 580 lbs 168.00; 600-650 lbs (612) 156.24; 
part load 640 lbs 148.00; 700-750 lbs (730) 142.03; part load 750 lbs 142.00; 800-850 
lbs (832) 138.87; Feb-Mar part load 530 lbs 172.77; 550-600 lbs (562) 169.65; part 
load 875 lbs 129.50; Mar part load 600 lbs 152.00; part load 725 lbs 142.00; Apr few 
loads 725 lbs 137.00; May few loads 825 lbs 143.00; part load 800 lbs 143.00; Jul few 
loads 800 lbs 144.00.
   Heifers:    Medium and Large 1  Current part load 750 lbs 136.00; pkg 760 lbs 
133.00; Feb-Mar part load 400 lbs 168.50; few loads 750 lbs 135.00; Mar part load 675 
lbs 136.50; part load 750 lbs 135.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  Current 450-500 lbs 
(470) 168.51; 450-500 lbs (452) 167.21; part load 535 lbs 152.00; 550-600 lbs (567) 
152.96; part load 625 lbs 139.75; part load 630 lbs 138.00; part load 760 lbs 135.25; 
Feb-Mar 500-550 lbs (520) 160.72; 550-600 lbs (561) 154.99; few loads 700 lbs 134.75; 
part load 750 lbs 135.00; Mar part load 600 lbs 142.00; part load 700 lbs 136.50. 

Western Region (AZ-NV-UT-CA-ID-WA-OR)
  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  Current part load 610 lbs 169.00; few loads 800 lbs 
139.00; Feb-Mar part load 875 lbs 142.00; Mar part load 750 lbs 149.00.  
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  Current few loads 650 lbs 161.00; Feb-Mar part load 
560 lbs 159.00; few loads 625 lbs 157.00; Mar part load 725 lbs 141.00.  Medium and 
Large 1-2 Feb-Mar load 625 lbs 157.00; Mar-Apr load 550 lbs 147.00.

   SOUTHEAST LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE VIDEO 1200.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  25 pct 
heifers.  

Southeastern Region (GA-NC-SC)
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1-2 Current 750-800 lbs (776) 141.50; load 840 lbs 
140.00; 850-900 lbs (863) 137.37; Mar 800-850 lbs (835) 143.73.
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2 Current 750-800 lbs (768) 134.00; load 800 lbs 
133.25. 

   MID-ATLANTIC 1100.  88 pct over 600 lbs.  35 pct heifers. 

Southeastern Region (NC-SC)
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Current load 830 lbs 137.25; load 950 lbs 133.00.  
Medium and Large 1-2 Mar load 775 lbs 140.00.
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2 Current few loads 750 lbs 132.00. 

   APACHE VIDEO 700.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  No heifers.  

Southcentral Region (TX)
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Feb-Mar load 725 lbs 137.25. 

United leads list of on-time U.S. airlines

The Free Press WV

Here are the government’s rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on-time performance for December.

The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives no more than 14 minutes behind schedule.

1. United Airlines, 84.6 percent

2. Delta Air Lines 83.5 percent

3. Alaska Airlines, 83.4 percent

4. Virgin America, 82.5 percent

5. American Airlines, 82.0 percent

6. Hawaiian Airlines, 80.8 percent

7. Spirit Airlines, 80.4 percent

8. Southwest Airlines, 79.1 percent

9. SkyWest Airlines, 76.5 percent

10. ExpressJet, 76.4 percent

11. Frontier Airlines, 75.8 percent

12. JetBlue Airways, 74.1 percent

Total for all covered airlines: 80.3 percent

Push to move U.S. public land managers west wins new support

The Free Press WV

From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees some of the nation’s most prized natural resources: vast expanses of public lands rich in oil, gas, coal, grazing for livestock, habitat for wildlife, hunting ranges, fishing streams and hiking trails.

But more than 99 percent of that land is in 12 Western states, hundreds of miles from the nation’s capital. Some Western politicians — both Republicans and Democrats — are asking why the bureau’s headquarters isn’t in the West as well.

“You’re dealing with an agency that basically has no business in Washington, D.C.,” said Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, who introduced a bill to move the headquarters to any of those dozen states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. The Bureau of Land Management manages a combined 385,000 square miles (997,000 square kilometers) in those states.

Colorado Republican Rep. Scott Tipton introduced a similar measure in the House, and three Democrats signed up as co-sponsors: Reps. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Jared Polis of Colorado and Ed Perlmutter of Colorado.

Some Westerners have long argued federal land managers should be closer to the land they oversee, saying Washington doesn’t understand the region. Now they have a powerful ally in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a Montanan who is leading President Donald Trump’s charge to roll back environmental regulations and encourage energy development on public land.

Zinke said in September he wants to move much of the Interior Department’s decision-making to the West, including the Bureau of Land Management, which is part of the agency.

The Washington Post reported last month Zinke’s plan includes dividing his department’s regions along river systems and other natural features instead of state borders, and using them to restructure oversight.

A big part of the bureau’s job is to lease drilling, mining and grazing rights on public land to private companies and individuals. That puts it at the center of a heated national debate over how those lands should be managed, and by whom.

Some recent disputes:

— Much of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, created by President Barack Obama and greatly reduced by Trump, is on Bureau of Land Management land.

— Rancher Cliven Bundy’s long battle against federal control of public land, which culminated in a 2014 armed standoff in Nevada, began on bureau acreage.

— More than 50,000 square miles (123,000 square kilometers) of Bureau of Land Management land in the West is at the heart of a debate among conservationists, ranchers and energy companies over how much protection to give the shrinking population of the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird.

The bureau manages more public land than any other federal agency, ranging from about 1 square mile (3 square kilometers) in Virginia to nearly 113,000 square miles (293,000 square kilometers) in Alaska. That doesn’t include national parks or national forests, which are managed by other agencies.

It has about 9,000 employees, with fewer than 400 in Washington. The rest are scattered among 140 state, district or field offices.

“The larger issue is that states and counties that are predominated by public lands are deeply affected by decisions made by BLM,” said Kathleen Sgamma, president of the Western Energy Alliance in Denver, which represents the oil and gas industry. “So it makes sense (for the headquarters) to be in a state where there are a high percentage of public lands.”

In Nevada, where the Bureau of Land Management manages 66 percent of the land — a bigger share than any other state — Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei called the idea intriguing but stopped short of endorsing it.

“I’m excited about the fact that they’re looking at it,” he said.

Amodei said he has spoken with bureau officials in Washington who know so little about Nevada they thought the land under a highway interchange was wildlife habitat.

Few say moving the bureau’s headquarters would tilt its decision-making toward commercial use or preservation and recreation.

But some environmental groups question whether it would produce real benefits.

Aaron Weiss, media director for the Center for Western Priorities, said Zinke has been limiting opportunities for local comment on national monuments and BLM planning, and moving the headquarters West wouldn’t reverse that.

Weiss also suggested Zinke could use a headquarters move as a cover to get rid of employees he considers disloyal.

“We absolutely question his motives,” Weiss said.

Zinke’s spokeswoman, Heather Swift, said Weiss’s claims are false. More than 2 million people submitted comments during the Interior Department review of Bears Ears and other national monuments, and Zinke held more than 60 meetings with local people, she said.

Zinke doesn’t believe his proposed reorganization will result in job cuts, Swift said.

Athan Manuel, director of the Sierra Club’s public lands program, said the Bureau of Land Management is already decentralized, and moving the headquarters would waste money.

“It’s a solution in search of a problem,” he said.

Some Bureau of Land Management retirees also are skeptical of the move.

The bureau needs a strong presence in Washington for budget and policy talks, said Steve Ellis, who was the agency’s deputy director when he retired in 2016 after 38 years in civil service, both in Washington and the West.

“The relationships in the West are so important, but the relationships in Washington are also important,” Ellis said. “You need the both for the agency to be successful and thrive.”

Study: Treated Oil, Gas Wastewater Leaves Radioactive Contamination

Over time, treated oil and gas wastewater is leaving radioactive deposits in the stream beds where it is released, scientists have found.

A team of Duke University researchers found highly elevated levels of radium in the mud where three Pennsylvania treatment plants released wastewater. That’s even after the water was treated to greatly reduce its radioactivity, said Avner Vengosh, the professor of geochemistry who led the research team.

“We found that, indeed, there is a large enrichment of radioactive elements in those stream sediments,” Vengosh said. “It’s about 600 times the level that we found upstream.“

The Free Press WV
Treated oil and gas wastewater flows into a stream in western Pennsylvania. A new Duke study finds stream sediments at disposal sites such as this one have levels of radioactivity that are 650 times higher than at unaffected upstream sites.

The industry says the brine and other water from oil and gas wells contains some naturally occurring radioactive elements, but only at very low levels. Vengosh and his team have been focusing on the ways these elements become concentrated in stream beds.

Vengosh noted the treated wastewater was from conventional oil and gas wells, not fracking wells - although he said the Duke researchers have found similar issues where fracking wastewater had been released. He added that Pennsylvania stopped the release of treated wastewater from fracking operations some years ago.

He said one troubling issue is how high these concentrations can get - as high as ten times the radioactivity of low level radioactive waste from, say, a hospital or power plant.

“So they are exceeding the level that this site should be, defined as a low radioactive disposal site,” Vengosh said. “Obviously, they are not - it’s the middle of a stream in Pennsylvania.“

He said most of the nation’s oil and gas brine is injected into deep disposal wells, although the geology in Pennsylvania often makes that impossible. Vengosh said treating the wastewater isn’t enough.

“I don’t think there is a direct human health risk immediately from those sites,” he said. “But there is a chronic contamination of the environment. Even the treatment, it’s not sufficient to address this problem.“

Oil and gas wastewater is sometimes used to melt the ice on roads. Vengosh said that also may not be safe.

~~  Dan Heyman ~~

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