GilmerFreePress.net

NATIONAL and Local FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY

The Gilmer Free Press
RECEIPTS:       Auctions     Direct    Video/Internet     Total
This Week        164,900     37,000             0         201,900
Last Week        194,100     77,400        25,000         296,500
Last Year        212,700     66,200        32,400         311,300

Compared to last week, feeder steers heifers sold 1.00 to 5.00 lower, with lighter calves in the Southeast as much as 8.00 lower. 

Demand was moderate to good at most auctions this week, with calves suitable for grass having the best demand. 

There are still some yearling cattle showing up at auctions and some are commanding handsome prices. 

On Wednesday at the St Joseph Stockyards in St Joseph, MO a package of 635 lbs steers sold at 199.00. 

Just 75 miles up the road on Thursday at Clarinda Livestock Auction in Clarinda, IA a part load of 651 lb steers sold at 176.00. 

On Monday at F & T Livestock in Palmyra, MO a package of 650 lbs steers sold at 178.00 and on Tuesday at Lolli Brothers in Macon, MO a package of 707 lb steers sold at 166.50. 

Feeder buyers have been more willing to dip down and procure smaller packages of top quality cattle as the numbers at auctions are sure to dwindle in the coming months. 

Heifers ready to take home and make cows for a long time were in demand in the North Plains late last week. 

Last Friday at Fort Pierre Livestock in Fort Pierre, SD a load of 847 lbs replacement quality bangs vaccinated heifers sold at 146.00 while a half load of 886 lbs similar heifers sold at 145.75. 

Volatility throughout the futures markets this week held the bulls in check as the bears solidly took over. 

The front five months of CME Live Cattle contracts were 2.30 to 3.63 lower and Feeders were 1.88 to 3.28 lower. 

The June Live Cattle Contract closed on Friday at the lowest value since late April 2017.

Significant equity has vanished from the Cattle complex in recent weeks as feedlot managers trade a substantial amount of cattle out front for future delivery in order to lock in a price ahead of the normal calf-feds hitting the
supply chain in late April to early May. 

Fed cattle supplies increasing in the weeks ahead and anticipation of lower prices has been the focus of this cattle market and packers bought the second largest weekly total purchased for 15-30 day deliveries since the data series started in March of 2010. 

Placements in the September to November time frame were roughly 12.5 percent above the previous year placements and winter weather in the Southern Plains has been good for weight gains, so an increase over year ago carcass weights are also expected. 

For the first two months of the year, steer carcass weights are 2 pounds above year ago levels and 7 pounds above the previous three year average. 

Packers didn’t have to work hard to buy cattle at lower levels this week as they surfaced on Tuesday ready to procure cattle with sales from 120.00 to 121.00 in the Southern and Northern Plains, mostly 5.00 lower.

Cattle Slaughter for the February Year to Date is nearly 5.1 million head; 4.7% higher than a year ago and 9.7% higher than the previous three year average. 

That total of 5.092 million head is the largest since the 2013 total of 5.100 million head.

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.06 billion pounds in February and was a record high production for the month of February. 

Beef production totaled 1.98 billion pounds in February and was 3 percent above the previous year. 

Cattle slaughter totaled 2.42 million head, up 2 percent from February 2017. 

Pork production totaled 2.06 billion pounds, up 4 percent from the previous year. 

Hog slaughter totaled 9.64 million head, up 3 percent from February 2017. 

January to February 2018 commercial red meat production was 8.65 billion pounds, up 5 percent from 2017. 

The quarterly Hogs and Pigs report was estimated at 72.908 million head, a record for the data series that started in 1988. 

The grain markets were sharply higher on Thursday after the annual Prospective Plantings report was released. 

A surprise this year is the anticipation of more soybean acres planted than that of corn. 

Corn acres are estimated at 88.0 million; down 2 percent from last year. 

Soybean acres are estimated at 89.0 million; down 1 percent from year ago. 

Auction volume this week included 54 percent weighing over 600 lbs and 44 percent heifers.

Auction Receipts:  164,900   Last Week 194,100   Last Year 212,700

Buckhannon Livestock Market, Buckhannon, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday March 28, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  1154

Slaughter cows made up 1% of the offering, 
slaughter bulls 0%, and feeders 98%.  

The feeder supply included 67% steers, 25% heifers, and 7% bulls. 

Near 79% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    302-302    302       147.50         147.50
    7    354-393    385    155.00-170.00     165.01
    5    422-422    422       191.00         191.00
    3    443-443    443       167.00         167.00   Smoke
   12    472-484    482    170.00-192.00     188.41
   29    503-542    522    152.00-179.00     168.38
    8    575-575    575       170.00         170.00
    1    556-556    556       165.00         165.00   Smoke
    1    648-648    648       150.00         150.00   Smoke
    1    606-606    606       150.00         150.00   RWF
   75    635-635    635       168.00         168.00   Load
   32    630-630    630       168.00         168.00   Part Loads
    1    662-662    662       145.00         145.00
  229    650-675    664    160.00-171.00     163.66   Load
    3    700-700    700       157.50         157.50
   68    735-735    735       167.50         167.50   Load
   40    730-730    730       136.50         136.50   Part Loads
    3    795-795    795       132.50         132.50
  122    815-815    815       133.00         133.00   Load
  125    865-865    865       130.00         130.00   Load

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    399-399    399       137.50         137.50
    1    438-438    438       135.00         135.00
    3    462-462    462       124.00         124.00
    2    456-456    456       130.00         130.00   Smoke
    6    524-533    529       130.00         130.00
    2    561-561    561       132.00         132.00
   73    585-585    585       146.75         146.75   Load
    4    630-646    638    124.00-126.00     124.99
   86    635-635    635       138.00         138.00   Load
    5    675-675    675       128.00         128.00
   35    730-730    730       126.50         126.50   Part Loads
    3    781-781    781       118.00         118.00
   65    815-815    815       126.00         126.00   Load

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   83    595-595    595       204.00         204.00   Load

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1488-1652  1593     49.00-55.00       52.45
    1   1838-1838  1838        46.00          46.00   Low Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    2   1298-1388  1343     55.00-56.00       55.48
    1   1324-1324  1324        63.00          63.00   High Dressing
    1   1478-1478  1478        54.00          54.00
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    2   1050-1240  1145     50.00-53.50       51.90
    2    938-1242  1090     42.00-46.50       43.94   Low Dressing
    1   1406-1406  1406        53.00          53.00

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1198-1256  1234     62.00-81.00       72.14
    2   1782-2180  1981     75.00-80.00       77.75

South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday March 28, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  122

Slaughter cows made up 27% of the offering, slaughter bulls 6%, 
other cows 10%, and feeders 58%.  

The feeder supply included 23% steers, 47% heifers, and 30% bulls. 

Near 50% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    435-435    435       145.00         145.00
    1    575-575    575       140.00         140.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    340-340    340       157.00         157.00
    2    640-640    640    131.00-132.00     131.50
    1    610-610    610       100.00         100.00   RWF
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    490-490    490       110.00         110.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    425-425    425       123.00         123.00
    1    515-515    515       116.00         116.00
    1    505-505    505        94.00          94.00   Red
    1   1125-1125  1125       107.00         107.00   Choice
    4   1360-1535  1443    105.00-111.00     107.21   Choice
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    300-300    300       132.00         132.00
    1    420-420    420       123.00         123.00
    1    535-535    535       120.00         120.00
    1    730-730    730        84.00          84.00
                             Small 2
    1    480-480    480        90.00          90.00
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    560-560    560        92.00          92.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    772-775    773    110.00-111.00     110.75
    1    865-865    865        81.00          81.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    405-405    405       140.00         140.00
    1    490-490    490       112.00         112.00
    1    515-515    515       124.00         124.00
    1    790-790    790        80.00          80.00

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1370-1370  1370        52.00          52.00
    2   1425-1440  1433        52.00          52.00
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    7    950-1310  1170     45.00-52.00       49.22
    1   1190-1190  1190        55.00          55.00   High Dressing
    1   1265-1265  1265        41.00          41.00   Low Dressing
    1   1645-1645  1645        49.00          49.00
    1   1425-1425  1425        42.00          42.00   Low Dressing

Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    735-880    808     59.00-75.00       67.72  
    2   1055-1135  1095     87.00-91.00       88.93  
    1   1200-1200  1200        85.00          85.00  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1560-2640  2003     65.00-70.00       67.20

Baby Calves
 Head                      Beef           Dairy
    7  Newborn to 4 weeks  205.00-245.00  

Feeder & Slaughter Lambs
 Head   Wt Range             Price Range
    3   80-100               158.00
   11   100-120              146.00
    7   120-140              150.00-154.00

Goats
 Head                    Sel1           Sel2
   18    20-40lb         125.00         85.00-110.00
    7    40-60lb         144.00         130.00-137.00
    3    BG Nannies      161.00         75.00-90.00
    1    SM Billies                     185.00

Weston Special, Weston, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday March 24, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  129
Slaughter cows made up 19% of the offering, slaughter bulls 6%, 
replacement cows 3%, and feeders 71%.  

The feeder supply included 25% steers, 43% heifers, and 32% bulls. 

Near 34% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    360-360    360       132.50         132.50   Smoke
    1    495-495    495       155.00         155.00
    1    495-495    495       130.00         130.00   RWF
    2    510-515    513    135.00-140.00     137.51
    1    630-630    630       143.00         143.00
    2    802-802    802       115.00         115.00
    1    995-995    995       109.00         109.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    617-617    617       135.00         135.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    270-270    270       140.00         140.00
    1    430-430    430       127.50         127.50
    2    467-467    467       137.50         137.50
    1    545-545    545       127.50         127.50
    1    570-570    570       122.50         122.50
    3    605-612    610    125.00-130.00     128.35
    1    760-760    760       102.50         102.50   RWF
                             Medium and Large 2
    7    510-530    527       125.00         125.00
    1    635-635    635       115.00         115.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    400-415    408    135.00-142.50     138.82
    2    527-527    527       150.00         150.00
    1    585-585    585       143.00         143.00
    2    612-612    612       117.50         117.50   RWF
    1    935-935    935        80.00          80.00   Smoke
    1    955-955    955        82.50          82.50
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    357-357    357       137.50         137.50   RWF
    1    450-450    450       132.50         132.50

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1007-1007  1007   999.00-1050.00    1050.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1345-1395  1370     50.00-53.00       51.53
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    7   1015-1255  1131     54.00-57.00       54.95
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    2    940-1045   993     50.00-52.00       50.95
    1   1095-1095  1095        48.00          48.00   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2   1000-1165  1083     82.00-85.00       83.39
    2   1625-1815  1720        74.00          74.00

Jackson County Regional Livestock, Ripley, WV
Weighted Average Report for Saturday March 24, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  202

Slaughter cows made up 10% of the offering, slaughter bulls 3%, 
replacement cows 8%, other cows 5%, and feeders 73%.  

The feeder supply included 21% steers, 44% heifers, and 35% 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
    1    220-220    220       147.00         147.00   BLK
    1    225-225    225       128.00         128.00   SMOKE
    1    205-205    205       170.00         170.00   RED
    1    275-275    275       154.00         154.00   BLK
    2    300-300    300       150.00         150.00   BLK
    1    305-305    305       138.00         138.00   RWF
    1    380-380    380       145.00         145.00   BLK
    1    520-520    520       143.00         143.00   BLK
    1    575-575    575       149.00         149.00   BLK
    1    715-715    715       125.00         125.00   BLK
    1    765-765    765       120.00         120.00   BLK
    2    755-755    755    112.00-116.00     114.00   RWF
    3    841-841    841       113.00         113.00   BLK
    1    820-820    820       110.00         110.00   RWF
    2    947-947    947       107.00         107.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    345-345    345       131.00         131.00   BLK
    2    375-375    375    146.00-148.00     147.00   BLK
    2    442-442    442       143.00         143.00   BLK
    3    575-580    578    145.00-146.00     145.33   BLK
    1    705-705    705       118.00         118.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 3
    2    580-580    580       121.00         121.00   BLK

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    300-335    311    122.00-133.00     128.47   BLK
    6    355-370    363    132.00-135.00     134.00   BLK
    1    370-370    370       131.00         131.00   SMOKE
    4    415-440    426    128.00-140.00     132.31   BLK
    8    465-495    484    133.00-141.00     137.76   BLK
    2    500-510    505    131.00-132.00     131.50   BLK
    1    565-565    565       119.00         119.00   BLK
    2    620-620    620       120.00         120.00   SMOKE
    4    705-712    710     96.00-101.00      98.24   BLK
    4    762-795    772    103.00-109.00     106.99   BLK
    3    805-820    813     87.00-107.00     100.07   BLK
    1    850-850    850       104.00         104.00   BLK
    1    870-870    870        95.00          95.00   RED
    1    990-990    990        90.00          90.00   BLK
                             Small 1
    1    575-575    575       140.00         140.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    365-390    378    131.00-134.00     132.55   BLK
    1    385-385    385       127.00         127.00   SMOKE
    3    405-435    415    125.00-132.00     129.23   BLK
    2    480-485    483    128.00-131.00     129.51   BLK
    2    475-475    475       130.00         130.00   RED
    2    500-500    500       128.00         128.00   SMOKE
    2    550-550    550       124.00         124.00   SMOKE
    1    715-715    715       113.00         113.00   BLK
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    475-475    475       125.00         125.00   BLK
    1    560-560    560       106.00         106.00   SMOKE
    1    585-585    585        92.00          92.00   RED
    1    680-680    680       100.00         100.00   BLK
    2    710-735    723    101.00-105.00     102.97   BLK

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    285-285    285    141.00-152.00     148.33   BLK
    2    305-335    320    123.00-143.00     132.53   BLK
    1    300-300    300       140.00         140.00   RED
    8    350-380    369    136.00-162.00     147.78   BLK
    1    365-365    365       105.00         105.00   EXOTIC
    9    400-445    422    118.00-151.00     139.70   BLK
    1    445-445    445       108.00         108.00   EXOTIC
    1    430-430    430       142.00         142.00   RWF
    5    470-490    480    121.00-148.00     140.47   BLK
    1    450-450    450        92.00          92.00   RWF
    3    450-495    472    110.00-137.00     125.42   SMOKE
    1    520-520    520       143.00         143.00   BLK
    5    550-560    558    133.00-143.00     140.40   BLK
    1    585-585    585       146.00         146.00   SMOKE
    1    600-600    600       139.00         139.00   BLK
    1    625-625    625       115.00         115.00   RED
    1    670-670    670       130.00         130.00   BLK
    3    705-740    728    119.00-120.00     119.68   RED
    3    770-790    783    107.00-114.00     111.32   BLK
    1    930-930    930        70.00          70.00   BLK

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1045-1045  1045       775.00         775.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    3   1000-1140  1050    585.00-850.00     747.78   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    3    975-1045  1010   725.00-1000.00     836.51   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2   1205-1300  1253   950.00-1050.00     998.10   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    2   1540-1690  1615   999.00-1075.00    1048.84   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1085-1085  1085       785.00         785.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
    1   1230-1230  1230       800.00         800.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    3    940-1185  1045    650.00-685.00     671.28   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred
    1   1515-1515  1515       950.00         950.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    850-850    850        55.00          55.00   High Dressing
    4   1065-1370  1221     50.00-54.00       51.56
    3   1120-1170  1152     56.00-60.00       58.70   High Dressing
    7    940-1375  1157     42.50-54.00       46.31   Low Dressing
    4   1610-1925  1771     58.00-61.50       59.56   High Dressing

                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    2    860-940    900     20.00-30.00       24.78   Low Dressing

Heiferettes                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    885-885    885        84.00          84.00  
    6    915-1105  1004     75.00-85.00       81.44  
    2    945-1095  1020    100.00-101.00     100.54   Per Head

                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1120-1120  1120        69.00          69.00  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    945-945    945        64.00          64.00   Low Dressing
    1   1195-1195  1195        72.50          72.50
    2   1205-1245  1225     84.00-85.00       84.49   High Dressing
    3   1510-2100  1862     70.00-75.50       73.26

Fat Cattle
 Head
    5   1060-1200lbs   90.00-108.00

Cow Calf Pairs
 Head
    2   5 yrs and older    700.00-1275.00

Baby Calves
 Head
    8   Newborn Beef     100.00-160.00
        Newborn Dairy     70.00-100.00

Goats
 Head
   25  Big Billies     155.00-175.00
       Sm  Billies      40.00-155.00
       Big Nannies      85.00-160.00
       Sm  Nannies      40.00-110.00
       Wethers          85.00-235.00
       Kids             30.00-50.00

Lambs 
 Head
    5  30lbs   135.00-170.00

Slaughter Hogs
 Head
    15 200-300lbs   37.00-54.00
       300 and up   36.00-46.00

Sows
 Head
    3  20.00-38.00

Boars
 Head
    2  3.00-3.50

Cattlemens livestock exchange, Caldwell, WV
Weighted Average Report for Friday March 23, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  164

Slaughter cows made up 16% of the offering, slaughter bulls 2%, 
replacement cows 4%, other cows 1%, and feeders 76%.  

The feeder supply included 46% steers, 49% heifers, and 5% bulls. 

Near 48% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    320-320    320       135.00         135.00
    1    425-425    425       165.00         165.00
    3    470-470    470       171.00         171.00
    1    495-495    495       150.00         150.00   RED
    1    535-535    535       151.00         151.00
    1    585-585    585       151.00         151.00
    1    620-620    620       154.00         154.00   SMOKE
    3    650-675    658    145.00-151.00     148.95
    6    705-712    710    143.50-147.00     144.66
    2    727-727    727       143.50         143.50   RED
    4    775-783    781    131.00-137.00     135.51
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    5    547-547    547       165.00         165.00
    8    581-581    581       164.00         164.00
    8    602-602    602       161.00         161.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    2    405-405    405       140.00         140.00   RWF
    3    475-485    478    161.00-172.50     168.61
    3    516-516    516       160.00         160.00
    2    570-595    583    151.00-154.00     152.47
    1    660-660    660       140.00         140.00
                             Holstein Medium and Large 3
    1    365-365    365        76.00          76.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    460-460    460       130.00         130.00
    7    515-540    531    130.00-140.00     136.50
    9    598-598    598       135.00         135.00   SMOKE
    1    575-575    575       133.00         133.00   RED
   13    620-626    626    129.00-134.75     134.31
    9    702-735    709    125.50-130.00     128.96
    3    818-818    818       120.50         120.50
    1    800-800    800       110.00         110.00   Yearlings
    1    855-855    855       107.00         107.00   Yearlings
    4   1063-1070  1065        80.00          80.00   Yearlings
    1   1155-1155  1155        75.00          75.00   Yearlings
                             Medium and Large 2
    3    466-466    466       140.00         140.00
    3    512-525    516    134.00-145.00     141.27
    4    582-582    582       183.00         183.00
    1    600-600    600       129.00         129.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    420-420    420       145.00         145.00
    3    575-575    575    135.00-140.00     138.33
    1    630-630    630       135.00         135.00
    1    865-865    865        89.00          89.00   EXOTIC

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    850-850    850       975.00         975.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    3    950-1060   993    800.00-975.00     873.57   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    1   1200-1200  1200       925.00         925.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
    1   1290-1290  1290       675.00         675.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
                            Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged
    1   1125-1125  1125       575.00         575.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    870-870    870        48.00          48.00
    1    790-790    790        67.50          67.50   High Dressing
   15    965-1365  1195     50.50-58.00       53.63
    1   1015-1015  1015        74.00          74.00   High Dressing
    5   1420-1685  1533     55.00-61.00       57.41
    1   1450-1450  1450        64.00          64.00   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    2   1160-1215  1188     45.00-48.00       46.53
    1    900-900    900        38.00          38.00   Low Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    795-870    833     64.00-87.50       75.22  

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1215-1215  1215        74.00          74.00
    3   1500-2235  1762     78.00-82.00       79.56

Babby Caves			Beef
Head	Age Range		Price Range
1	Newborn to 4 Weeks	380

Feeder Lambs
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 13	52-78		218-225

Rams
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 1	175		80

Ewes
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 2	207		64

Goats			Sel3
Head	Kind		Price Range
 6	Kids		50-75
 1	Big Billies	180
 1 	Big Nannies	135

Sows
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 1	445		14

Slaughter Barrows & Gilts 
Head	Wt Range	Price Range
 1	275		12

Parkersburg Livestock Market, Mineral Wells, WV
Weighted Average Report for Thursday March 22, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  80

Slaughter cows made up 21% of the offering, slaughter bulls 5%, 
replacement cows 1%, and feeders 73%.  

The feeder supply included 9% steers, 52% heifers, and 40% bulls. 

Near 24% of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    480-480    480       164.00         164.00   BLK
    3    596-596    596       141.00         141.00   RWF
    1    700-700    700       128.00         128.00   BLK

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    215-215    215       152.50         152.50   BLK
    2    340-340    340    145.00-150.00     147.50   BLK
    1    335-335    335       130.00         130.00   RWF
    4    310-330    320    144.00-146.00     145.03   SMOKE
    1    360-360    360       147.50         147.50   BLK
    3    400-440    420    128.00-143.00     135.10   BLK
    2    447-447    447       127.00         127.00   RWF
    1    445-445    445       140.00         140.00   SMOKE
    2    480-495    488    123.00-129.00     126.05   SMOKE
    2    515-515    515       131.00         131.00   BLK
    2    557-557    557       128.00         128.00   BLK
    2    560-575    568    121.00-125.00     122.97   SMOKE
    2    620-620    620       126.00         126.00   SMOKE
    1    650-650    650       124.00         124.00   SMOKE
    1    945-945    945        81.00          81.00   RED
                             Medium and Large 2
    1    415-415    415       137.00         137.00   BLK
    2    450-450    450       126.00         126.00   RWF

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    270-285    278    157.50-162.50     159.93   BLK
    2    430-430    430       163.00         163.00   BLK
    2    497-497    497       144.00         144.00   BLK
    3    450-450    450       159.00         159.00   SMOKE
    1    510-510    510       140.00         140.00   BLK
    3    500-500    500       140.00         140.00   RWF
    1    585-585    585       121.00         121.00   BLK
    3    648-648    648       130.00         130.00   RWF
    1    675-675    675       115.00         115.00   BLK
    2    730-730    730       118.00         118.00   RWF
    1    820-820    820       108.00         108.00   RWF
    1    800-800    800       109.00         109.00   SMOKE
    1    880-880    880        75.00          75.00   BLK

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1355-1355  1355   999.00-1100.00    1100.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                 Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    685-820    753     37.50-39.00       38.18   Low Dressing
    6    920-1340  1083     47.00-58.00       50.27
    5   1080-1395  1295     58.00-72.00       61.62   High Dressing
    1    920-920    920        47.00          47.00   Low Dressing
    3   1465-1540  1510     58.00-60.00       58.82   High Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1690-1690  1690        77.00          77.00
    1   1900-1900  1900        80.00          80.00   High Dressing
    2   1535-1575  1555     69.00-71.00       70.01   Low Dressing


National Markets
TEXAS 4300.  81 pct over 600 lbs.  46 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
600-650 lbs (624) 153.85; 650-700 lbs (680) 145.64; 700-750 lbs (738) 140.38; 750-800 
lbs (775) 132.21; 800-850 lbs (814) 131.21; 850-900 lbs (862) 125.69; 900-950 lbs 
(910) 120.41; few loads 990 lbs 118.10.  Medium and Large 1-2  700-750 lbs (714) 
138.20; 750-800 lbs (781) 131.13; 800-850 lbs (825) 128.74; 850-900 lbs (865) 124.55.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  450-500 lbs (483) 145.23; 500-550 lbs (545) 140.31; 
550-600 lbs (576) 136.72; 600-650 lbs (621) 135.03; 650-700 lbs (676) 129.70; 700-750 
lbs (723) 127.10; 750-800 lbs (777) 121.05; 800-850 lbs (816) 117.53.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  550-600 lbs (591) 136.67; 700-750 lbs (716) 123.14; 750-800 lbs (757) 
117.92; 800-850 lbs (805) 118.51; few loads 870 lbs 110.00.

   OKLAHOMA 16,000.  64 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  300-350 lbs (328) 196.55; 350-400 lbs (371) 194.67; 400-450 lbs (423) 181.91; 450-
500 lbs (478) 180.67; 500-550 lbs (529) 174.15; 550-600 lbs (574) 167.32; 600-650 lbs 
(624) 159.41; 650-700 lbs (670) 153.68; 700-750 lbs (718) 143.47; 750-800 lbs (772) 
137.88; 800-850 lbs (809) 133.65; 850-900 lbs (872) 126.57; 900-950 lbs (916) 122.15; 
950-1000 lbs (984) 116.11; 1000-1050 lbs (1020) 117.40.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-
400 lbs (375) 178.43; 400-450 lbs (429) 172.96; 450-500 lbs (473) 169.85; 500-550 lbs 
(529) 163.05; 550-600 lbs (576) 159.21; 600-650 lbs (614) 151.68; 650-700 lbs (673) 
145.06; 700-750 lbs (729) 139.40; 750-800 lbs (779) 131.37; 800-850 lbs (829) 126.79; 
850-900 lbs (890) 120.57; 900-950 lbs (933) 116.92; 950-1000 lbs (989) 117.04.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (318) 168.61; 350-400 lbs (379) 163.36; 
400-450 lbs (416) 162.61; 450-500 lbs (474) 154.84; 500-550 lbs (523) 150.33; 550-600 
lbs (566) 147.67; 600-650 lbs (625) 140.98; 650-700 lbs (682) 135.29; 700-750 lbs 
(725) 128.10; 750-800 lbs (769) 123.60; few loads 861 lbs 118.56.  Medium and Large 
1-2  300-350 lbs (339) 157.53; 350-400 lbs (374) 151.99; 400-450 lbs (418) 152.60; 
450-500 lbs (479) 141.04; 500-550 lbs (517) 142.08; 550-600 lbs (586) 137.91; 600-650 
lbs (646) 131.56; 650-700 lbs (683) 126.73; 700-750 lbs (737) 120.93; 750-800 lbs 
(779) 118.99; 800-850 lbs (813) 114.86; 850-900 lbs (858) 117.78.

   NEW MEXICO 4900.  60 pct over 600 lbs.  38 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  400-450 lbs (432) 183.83; 450-500 lbs (478) 177.33; 500-550 lbs (527) 166.09; 600-
650 lbs (624) 154.59; 650-700 lbs (666) 146.51; 700-750 lbs (711) 144.98; 750-800 lbs 
(785) 132.18.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 lbs (424) 182.89; 500-550 lbs (535) 
162.13; 650-700 lbs (682) 143.45.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs (421) 
162.53; 500-550 lbs (522) 140.55; 600-650 lbs (612) 134.96; 650-700 lbs (673) 126.98; 
700-750 lbs (720) 126.92; 750-800 lbs (785) 120.37.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 
lbs (386) 158.60; 500-550 lbs (523) 143.13.

   KANSAS 10,000.  74 pct over 600 lbs.  51 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
400-450 lbs (411) 192.80; 450-500 lbs (471) 187.16; 500-550 lbs (526) 188.03; 550-600 
lbs (560) 178.23; 600-650 lbs (609) 166.64; 650-700 lbs (674) 156.23; 700-750 lbs 
(721) 144.42; 750-800 lbs (776) 140.08; 800-850 lbs (814) 135.05; 850-900 lbs (873) 
127.74; 900-950 lbs (920) 125.93.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 lbs (428) 183.84; 
450-500 lbs (475) 168.81; 500-550 lbs (519) 173.68; 550-600 lbs (563) 170.70; 600-650 
lbs (629) 159.67; 650-700 lbs (685) 145.88; 700-750 lbs (725) 135.37; 750-800 lbs 
(768) 137.03; 800-850 lbs (840) 127.45; 850-900 lbs (887) 123.66; 900-950 lbs (931) 
120.57; 950-1000 lbs (987) 118.40; 1000-1050 lbs (1012) 112.86.  Heifers:  Medium and 
Large 1  350-400 lbs (378) 170.28; 400-450 lbs (426) 156.64; 500-550 lbs (509) 
156.46; 550-600 lbs (576) 146.48; 600-650 lbs (630) 142.48; 650-700 lbs (666) 133.42; 
700-750 lbs (730) 131.06; 750-800 lbs (770) 129.35; 800-850 lbs (822) 124.98; 850-900 
lbs (865) 115.92.  Medium and Large 1-2  part load 345 lbs 175.00; 350-400 lbs (380) 
157.20; 400-450 lbs (421) 153.78; 450-500 lbs (474) 151.58; 500-550 lbs (528) 147.07; 
550-600 lbs (570) 142.99; 600-650 lbs (619) 136.01; 700-750 lbs (736) 123.70; 750-800 
lbs (779) 123.04; 800-850 lbs (814) 121.23; 850-900 lbs (877) 118.80.

   MISSOURI 22,600.  42 pct over 600 lbs.  41 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  300-350 lbs (324) 192.92; 350-400 lbs (374) 183.46; 400-450 lbs (429) 184.83; 450-
500 lbs (477) 184.11; 500-550 lbs (527) 177.45; 550-600 lbs (574) 171.29; 600-650 lbs 
(625) 167.21; 650-700 lbs (674) 155.58; 700-750 lbs (724) 150.25; 750-800 lbs (768) 
142.81; 800-850 lbs (823) 133.25; 850-900 lbs (873) 131.00; 900-950 lbs (931) 126.66; 
part load 975 lbs 117.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (323) 183.81; 350-400 
lbs (371) 177.58; 400-450 lbs (423) 175.56; 450-500 lbs (475) 170.46; 500-550 lbs 
(524) 167.30; 550-600 lbs (572) 160.53; 600-650 lbs (627) 158.75; 650-700 lbs (675) 
146.96; 700-750 lbs (721) 145.85; 750-800 lbs (779) 132.28; 800-850 lbs (814) 127.16; 
850-900 lbs (871) 123.26; 900-950 lbs (919) 122.58.  Holstein Steers:  Large 3  500-
550 lbs (522) 80.21.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (324) 172.13; 350-400 
lbs (379) 164.56; 400-450 lbs (424) 158.66; 450-500 lbs (479) 155.09; 500-550 lbs 
(522) 153.82; 550-600 lbs (570) 150.63; 600-650 lbs (622) 142.00; 650-700 lbs (674) 
135.93; 700-750 lbs (712) 132.44; 750-800 lbs (771) 124.71; 800-850 lbs (822) 120.89; 
850-900 lbs (868) 115.03.  Medium and Large 1-2  250-300 lbs (272) 175.19; 300-350 
lbs (333) 156.15; 350-400 lbs (376) 159.60; 400-450 lbs (425) 148.24; 450-500 lbs 
(479) 145.74; 500-550 lbs (528) 142.93; 550-600 lbs (574) 137.68; 600-650 lbs (629) 
137.61; 650-700 lbs (673) 128.85; 700-750 lbs (711) 133.71; 750-800 lbs (775) 121.31; 
800-850 lbs (840) 114.75; 850-900 lbs (865) 114.41.

   IOWA 10,000.  63 pct over 600 lbs.  32 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
350-400 lbs (374) 203.21; 400-450 lbs (418) 193.63; 450-500 lbs (467) 187.29; 500-550 
lbs (528) 178.59; 550-600 lbs (570) 171.94; 650-700 lbs (666) 156.03; 700-750 lbs 
(713) 156.06; 750-800 lbs (773) 142.54; 800-850 lbs (828) 137.29; 850-900 lbs (870) 
133.40; 900-950 lbs (905) 130.77; 950-1000 lbs (979) 122.48.  Medium and Large 1-2  
400-450 lbs (421) 181.44; 550-600 lbs (579) 157.35; 700-750 lbs (731) 141.00; 750-800 
lbs (787) 134.73;   Holstein Steers:  Large 3  350-400 lbs (372) 85.76; 400-450 lbs 
(433) 82.43; 450-500 lbs (481) 84.47; 500-550 lbs (518) 80.80; 600-650 lbs (620) 
65.18.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs (432) 167.87; 450-500 lbs (472) 
160.55; 500-550 lbs (519) 160.04; 550-600 lbs (578) 153.82; 650-700 lbs (666) 138.60; 
700-750 lbs (712) 137.19; 750-800 lbs (771) 128.50; 800-850 lbs (815) 125.58; 850-900 
lbs (876) 118.59.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 lbs (411) 164.29; 450-500 lbs (481) 
153.90; 500-550 lbs (529) 148.74; 550-600 lbs (582) 138.45; 650-700 lbs (680) 129.30; 
750-800 lbs (771) 125.53; part load 847 lbs 119.00.

   NEBRASKA 14,600.  79 pct over 600 lbs.  50 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  400-450 lbs (420) 210.27; 450-500 lbs (478) 190.29; 500-550 lbs (530) 185.99; 550-
600 lbs (567) 180.19; 600-650 lbs (619) 169.98; 650-700 lbs (668) 161.10; 700-750 lbs 
(725) 148.75; 750-800 lbs (778) 142.00; 800-850 lbs (824) 136.43; 850-900 lbs (878) 
133.43; 900-950 lbs (918) 125.93; 950-1000 lbs (982) 121.89.  Medium and Large 1-2  
450-500 lbs (485) 173.61; 550-600 lbs (575) 154.53; 800-850 lbs (810) 130.39.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs (383) 181.57; 400-450 lbs (431) 170.39; 
450-500 lbs (479) 171.18; 500-550 lbs (527) 165.30; 550-600 lbs (573) 155.50; 600-650 
lbs (624) 148.81; 650-700 lbs (674) 139.58; 700-750 lbs (722) 133.73; 750-800 lbs 
(777) 129.31; 800-850 lbs (819) 125.29; 850-900 lbs (865) 121.05; 900-950 lbs (930) 
116.70.  Medium and Large 1-2  450-500 lbs (476) 157.90; 550-600 lbs (578) 141.85.

   COLORADO 6000.  54 pct over 600 lbs.  35 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
350-400 lbs (373) 206.63; 400-450 lbs (428) 204.33; 450-500 lbs (480) 204.29; 500-550 
lbs (527) 198.36; 550-600 lbs (562) 191.11; 600-650 lbs (625) 168.29; 650-700 lbs 
(663) 161.86; 700-750 lbs (708) 145.54; 750-800 lbs (760) 136.43; 800-850 lbs (830) 
131.36; 850-900 lbs (853) 130.45; 900-950 lbs (929) 122.15.  Medium and Large 1-2  
300-350 lbs (344) 201.50; 550-600 lbs (592) 182.30; 600-650 lbs (619) 162.54; 650-700 
lbs (668) 152.70.  Heifers:   Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (325) 181.84; 400-450 
lbs (428) 175.53; 450-500 lbs (472) 172.97; 500-550 lbs (530) 162.93; 600-650 lbs 
(617) 146.41; 650-700 lbs (666) 137.33; part load 750 lbs 130.00.  Medium and Large 
1-2  350-400 lbs (393) 173.60; 700-750 lbs (716) 121.99; 750-800 lbs (770) 123.70.

   WYOMING 3000.  76 pct over 600 lbs.  55 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
part load 437 lbs 222.00; 450-500 lbs (494) 202.57; 500-550 lbs (525) 199.81; 550-600 
lbs (584) 180.89; 650-700 lbs (675) 158.00; 700-750 lbs (707) 148.23; 750-800 lbs 
(766) 141.42; 800-850 lbs (839) 133.95; 850-900 lbs (876) 126.55; 900-950 lbs (911) 
126.90; pkg 991 lbs 119.07.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 589 lbs 164.00.  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1  450-500 lbs (479) 169.43; 500-550 lbs (536) 159.53; 550-600 lbs 
(577) 153.89; 650-700 lbs (667) 142.58; 700-750 lbs (717) 133.13; 750-800 lbs (779) 
128.08; 800-850 lbs (819) 126.96; 850-900 lbs (864) 123.04; few loads 953 lbs 119.75.  
Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 683 lbs 128.00.

   DAKOTAS 13,000.  85 pct over 600 lbs.  48 pct heifers.  South Dakota- 10,300.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1  450-500 lbs (483) 196.51; 500-550 lbs (533) 181.38; 550-
600 lbs (581) 180.13; 600-650 lbs (634) 168.50; 650-700 lbs (679) 162.41; 700-750 lbs 
(735) 152.57; 750-800 lbs (775) 143.93; 800-850 lbs (819) 137.67; 850-900 lbs (875) 
131.95; 900-950 lbs (932) 129.79; 950-1000 lbs (980) 122.55.  Medium and Large 1-2  
500-550 lbs (519) 162.90; 650-700 lbs (656) 146.70.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  
450-500 lbs (469) 162.32; 500-550 lbs (527) 157.65; 550-600 lbs (576) 152.99; 600-650 
lbs (628) 144.56; 650-700 lbs (675) 142.67; 700-750 lbs (724) 134.39; 750-800 lbs 
(779) 129.49; 800-850 lbs (820) 124.61; 850-900 lbs (879) 119.50; 900-950 lbs (916) 
117.28; 950-1000 lbs (983) 115.52.  Medium and Large 1-2  600-650 lbs (612) 136.26.  
North Dakota- 2700.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  450-500 lbs (483) 196.51; 500-550 
lbs (533) 181.38; 550-600 lbs (581) 180.13; 600-650 lbs (634) 168.50; 650-700 lbs 
(679) 162.41; 700-750 lbs (735) 152.57; 750-800 lbs (775) 143.93; 800-850 lbs (819) 
137.67; 850-900 lbs (875) 131.95; 900-950 lbs (932) 129.79; 950-1000 lbs (980) 
122.55.  Medium and Large 1-2  500-550 lbs (519) 162.90; 650-700 lbs (656) 146.70.  
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  450-500 lbs (469) 162.32; 500-550 lbs (527) 157.65; 
550-600 lbs (576) 152.99; 600-650 lbs (628) 144.56; 650-700 lbs (675) 142.67; 700-750 
lbs (724) 134.39; 750-800 lbs (779) 129.49; 800-850 lbs (820) 124.61; 850-900 lbs 
(879) 119.50; 900-950 lbs (916) 117.28; 950-1000 lbs (983) 115.52.  Medium and Large 
1-2  600-650 lbs (612) 136.26. 

   MONTANA 5200.  78 pct over 600 lbs.  66 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
450-500 lbs (482) 188.39; few loads 539 lbs 190.50; 550-600 lbs (578) 176.11; 600-650 
lbs (623) 168.86; 650-700 lbs (681) 155.77; 700-750 lbs (715) 153.14; 750-800 lbs 
(771) 140.43; 800-850 lbs (804) 133.00; 850-900 lbs (881) 129.64.  Medium and Large 
1-2  550-600 lbs (581) 162.01; 650-700 lbs (687) 144.01.  Heifers:   Medium and Large 
1  400-450 lbs (434) 165.54; 500-550 lbs (521) 161.04; 550-600 lbs (574) 155.99; 600-
650 lbs (623) 149.26; 650-700 lbs (676) 140.32; 700-750 lbs (724) 131.25; 750-800 lbs 
(783) 126.22; 800-850 lbs (832) 122.59. 

   WASHINGTON 1300.  74 pct over 600 lbs.  67 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1-2  600-650 lbs (639) 162.20.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  500-550 lbs (534) 
156.95. 

   VIRGINIA 5900.  49 pct over 600 lbs.  39 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
400-450 lbs (421) 168.27; 450-500 lbs (465) 166.06; 500-550 lbs (540) 161.63; 550-600 
lbs (566) 155.50; 600-650 lbs (634) 144.67; 650-700 lbs (681) 147.09; 700-750 lbs 
(723) 146.03; 750-800 lbs (769) 134.91; 850-900 lbs (873) 121.99; 900-950 lbs (915) 
118.45.  Medium and Large 1-2  500-550 lbs (530) 177.23; 550-600 lbs (574) 163.78; 
600-650 lbs (619) 174.70; 650-700 lbs (678) 159.44; 700-750 lbs (735) 147.45; 750-800 
lbs (766) 145.79; 800-850 lbs (815) 133.66; 850-900 lbs (877) 129.45; 900-950 lbs 
(905) 125.99.  Holstein Steers:  Large 3  450-500 lbs (453) 107.91; 500-550 lbs (545) 
91.22; part load 635 lbs 92.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs (371) 
144.15; 400-450 lbs (442) 137.91; 450-500 lbs (462) 138.44; 500-550 lbs (539) 127.12; 
550-600 lbs (563) 128.38; 600-650 lbs (628) 119.07; 650-700 lbs (663) 119.72; 700-750 
lbs (725) 110.53; 750-800 lbs (781) 109.48.  Medium and Large 1-2  450-500 lbs (481) 
156.79; 500-550 lbs (523) 150.92; 550-600 lbs (585) 145.65; 600-650 lbs (627) 139.84; 
650-700 lbs (663) 136.38; part load 700 lbs 134.00; 750-800 lbs (768) 122.62; part 
load 825 lbs 123.00.

   CAROLINAS 5000.  16 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  South Carolina- 2000.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1-2  255-295 lbs (267) 170.00-187.50 (176.83); 300-345 lbs 
(323) 170.00-187.50 (175.17); 350-395 lbs (369) 167.00-182.50 (170.65); 400-445 lbs 
(426) 152.50-167.50 (160.73); 450-495 lbs (474) 152.00-165.00 (157.38); 483-483 lbs 
full (483) 150.00 (150.00); 505-547 lbs (537) 148.00-163.00 (155.39); 550-580 lbs 
(558) 137.50-150.00 (148.28); 600-645 lbs (614) 130.00-142.00 (137.43).  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1-2  260-295 lbs (280) 155.00-167.50 (161.23); 305-345 lbs (327) 
150.00-166.00 (155.89); 350-397 lbs (376) 143.00-158.00 (147.94); 400-445 lbs (418) 
134.00-148.00 (140.13); 450-498 lbs (477) 130.00-144.00 (135.20); 500-545 lbs (519) 
130.00-143.00 (136.09); 550-595 lbs (571) 130.00-140.00 (133.55); 600-635 lbs (611) 
120.00-129.00 (123.81); 710-745 lbs (726) 110.00-120.00 (114.30); 829-829 lbs (829) 
95.00 (95.00).  North Carolina- 3000.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1-2  150-190 lbs 
(167) 155.00-193.00 (170.18); 200-247 lbs (225) 160.00-192.50 (171.12); 250-295 lbs 
(271) 160.00-185.00 (171.56); 300-345 lbs (323) 140.00-185.00 (165.84); 350-395 lbs 
(371) 144.00-185.00 (162.06); 400-445 lbs (424) 140.00-179.00 (156.12); 450-495 lbs 
(476) 153.00-169.00 (159.52); 500-545 lbs (522) 148.00-161.00 (153.55); 550-595 lbs 
(572) 137.00-158.00 (148.69); 600-640 lbs (618) 126.00-149.00 (136.70); 650-685 lbs 
(661) 125.00-136.00 (131.87); 700-730 lbs (715) 119.00-135.00 (127.14); 765-778 lbs 
(775) 120.00-129.00 (125.06).  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2 205-240 lbs (221) 
137.50-155.00 (146.39); 250-295 lbs (279) 130.00-152.50 (141.84); 300-345 lbs (325) 
130.00-158.00 (145.71); 350-398 lbs (375) 130.00-158.00 (142.70); 400-448 lbs (418) 
130.00-146.00 (137.18); 450-495 lbs (475) 123.00-146.00 (137.26); 500-545 lbs (525) 
116.00-140.00 (128.61); 550-595 lbs (564) 116.00-136.00 (127.84); 600-640 lbs (613) 
114.00-127.00 (121.63); 650-695 lbs (657) 108.00-127.00 (119.33); 700-748 lbs (725) 
94.00-115.00 (102.64). 

   KENTUCKY 14,000.  42 pct over 600 lbs.  41 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1-2  300-350 lbs (327) 172.37; 350-400 lbs (377) 170.75; 400-450 lbs (422) 165.45; 
450-500 lbs (475) 163.22; 500-550 lbs (523) 158.78; 550-600 lbs (578) 153.68; 600-650 
lbs (618) 148.87; 650-700 lbs (670) 143.94; 700-750 lbs (726) 131.81; 750-800 lbs 
(779) 129.57; 800-850 lbs (825) 124.86; 850-900 lbs (870) 128.79; 900-950 lbs (920) 
119.95; 950-1000 lbs (987) 119.92; 1000-1050 lbs (1006) 118.32.  Heifers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  200-250 lbs (227) 155.08; 250-300 lbs (280) 149.82; 300-350 lbs (325) 
147.57; 350-400 lbs (373) 149.13; 400-450 lbs (427) 145.78; 450-500 lbs (472) 142.62; 
500-550 lbs (523) 138.90; 550-600 lbs (575) 133.73; 600-650 lbs (622) 130.49; 650-700 
lbs (670) 125.88; 700-750 lbs (720) 117.77; 750-800 lbs (770) 118.70; 800-850 lbs 
(807) 111.27; 850-900 lbs (868) 111.21.

   TENNESSEE 4500.  24 pct over 600 lbs.  45 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1-2  300-350 lbs (324) 178.10; 350-400 lbs (373) 171.59; 400-450 lbs (430) 166.38; 
450-500 lbs (470) 166.37; 500-550 lbs (523) 159.19; 550-600 lbs (574) 153.19; 600-650 
lbs (619) 146.73; 650-700 lbs (673) 143.92; 700-750 lbs (721) 134.51; 750-800 lbs 
(765) 128.82.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs (324) 155.38; 350-400 lbs
(376) 149.21; 400-450 lbs (427) 145.61; 450-500 lbs (470) 138.91; 500-550 lbs (523) 
134.56; 550-600 lbs (572) 129.87; 600-650 lbs (622) 122.39; 650-700 lbs (665) 120.43; 
700-750 lbs (721) 116.03; 750-800 lbs (774) 113.73. 

   ARKANSAS 2800.  24 pct over 600 lbs.  40 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
300-350 lbs (323) 184.96; 350-400 lbs (373) 172.81; 400-450 lbs (425) 171.01; 450-500 
lbs (470) 170.13; 500-550 lbs (521) 165.01; 550-600 lbs (574) 154.53; 650-700 lbs 
(680) 135.29.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (323) 161.45; 350-400 lbs 
(374) 154.22; 400-450 lbs (426) 149.66; 450-500 lbs (470) 149.93; 500-550 lbs (525) 
145.21; 550-600 lbs (569) 138.81; 600-650 lbs (631) 131.46. 

   MISSISSIPPI 4200.  22 pct over 600 lbs.  47 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  200-250 lbs 200.00-220.00; 250-300 lbs 180.00-200.00; 300-400 lbs 165.00-
185.00; 400-500 lbs 152.00-170.00 few to 180.00; 500-600 lbs 140.00-155.00; 600-700 
lbs 130.00-145.00; 700-750 lbs 120.00-130.00; 750-800 lbs 110.00-120.00.  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1-2  200-300 lbs 160.00-175.00; 300-400 lbs 140.00-155.00 few to 
165.00; 400-500 lbs 135.00-150.00 500-600 lbs 127.00-140.00; 600-700 lbs 115.00-
130.00; 700-800 lbs 104.00-120.00.

   ALABAMA 9600.  20 pct over 600 lbs.  39 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
300-350 lbs (333) 182.00-191.00 (186.76); 350-400 lbs (381) 175.00-185.00 (178.40); 
400-450 lbs (430) 168.00-177.00 (171.57); 450-500 lbs (481) 160.00-170.00 (164.20); 
500-550 lbs (522) 154.00-160.00 (157.38); 550-600 lbs (575) 147.00-154.00 (149.06); 
600-650 lbs (622) 140.00-150.00 (147.00); 600-650 lbs value added (615) 152.00 
(152.00); 650-700 lbs (676) 132.00-140.00 (134.98); 700-750 lbs (707) 129.00-129.75 
(129.24); 700-750 lbs load (700) 138.50 (138.50); 750-800 lbs (785) 120.00-128.25 
(126.82); 850-900 lbs (884) 119.00-120.50 (120.39); 900-950 lbs part load (930) 
116.00 (116.00).  Medium and Large 2  300-350 lbs (325) 174.00-182.00 (177.48); 350-
400 lbs (382) 167.00-176.00 (169.68); 400-450 lbs (428) 160.00-170.00 (163.99); 450-
500 lbs (477) 154.00-163.00 (158.70); 500-550 lbs (522) 145.00-155.00 (150.47); 550-
600 lbs (572) 138.00-148.00 (144.05); 600-650 lbs (624) 133.00-140.00 (137.12); 650-
700 lbs (685) 128.00-135.00 (129.70).  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs 
(331) 160.00-170.00 (162.62); 350-400 lbs (376) 152.00-161.00 (154.67); 400-450 lbs 
(427) 142.00-151.00 (146.51); 450-500 lbs (470) 137.00-145.00 (141.33); 500-550 lbs 
(523) 131.00-140.00 (134.88); 550-600 lbs (574) 126.00-133.00 (129.53); 600-650 lbs 
(623) 122.00-129.00 (125.88); 650-700 lbs (683) 116.00-124.00 (118.85); 700-750 lbs 
(725) 114.00-117.00 (115.62); 750-800 lbs (771) 110.00-117.00 (114.22).  Medium and 
Large 2  200-250 lbs (206) 170.00-180.00 (171.45); 250-300 lbs (282) 160.00-170.00 
(163.38); 300-350 lbs (328) 152.00-162.00 (155.04); 300-350 lbs value added (320) 
165.00 (165.00); 350-400 lbs (374) 145.00-155.00 (148.30); 400-450 lbs (424) 135.00-
145.00 (139.95); 450-500 lbs (478) 128.00-138.00 (132.98); 500-550 lbs (525) 123.00-
131.00 (128.09); 550-600 lbs (575) 121.00-126.00 (124.29); 600-650 lbs (623) 117.00-
124.00 (121.34); 650-700 lbs (684) 111.00-119.00 (115.13); 700-750 lbs (722) 105.00-
114.00 (109.57).

   GEORGIA 8000.  16 pct over 600 lbs.  38 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
350-400 lbs (366) 183.00-187.00 (184.20); 450-500 lbs (478) 160.00-168.00 (164.59); 
500-550 lbs (538) 150.00-156.00 (152.56); 550-600 lbs (571) 145.00-151.00 (147.15); 
600-650 lbs (616) 138.00-143.00 (139.95); 650-700 lbs (654) 128.00-138.00 (135.68); 
700-750 lbs (716) 125.00-130.00 (127.37); 750-800 lbs (778) 120.00-126.00 (123.13).  
Medium and Large 2 250-300 lbs (286) 180.00-189.00 (184.17); 350-400 lbs (365) 
169.00-179.00 (171.38); 400-450 lbs (422) 160.00-170.00 (166.20); 450-500 lbs (468) 
152.00-160.00 (156.01); 500-550 lbs (517) 145.00-153.00 (148.19); 550-600 lbs (578) 
140.00-148.00 (143.39); 600-650 lbs (614) 133.00-140.00 (135.87); 650-700 lbs (673) 
125.00-133.00 (128.93); 700-750 lbs (713) 118.00-124.00 (121.30); 750-800 lbs (764) 
115.00-120.00 (118.34).  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs (313) 155.00-
165.00 (159.53); 350-400 lbs (358) 149.00-156.00 (153.60); 400-450 lbs (423) 142.00-
148.00 (144.31); 450-500 lbs (466) 135.00-145.00 (139.27); 500-550 lbs (515) 129.00-
138.00 (131.36); 550-600 lbs (573) 125.00-132.00 (127.55); 600-650 lbs (617) 120.00-
128.00 (122.41); 650-700 lbs (674) 116.00-122.00 (118.57); 700-750 lbs (716) 114.00-
118.00 (116.25).  Medium and Large 2  250-300 lbs (278) 155.00-160.00 (158.61); 300-
350 lbs (329) 145.00-155.00 (150.09); 350-400 lbs (371) 139.00-148.00 (143.05); 400-
450 lbs (426) 132.00-140.00 (136.33); 450-500 lbs (475) 127.00-135.00 (131.68); 500-
550 lbs (525) 122.00-130.00 (127.10); 550-600 lbs (578) 118.00-125.00 (121.55); 600-
650 lbs (627) 115.00-121.00 (117.84); 650-700 lbs (669) 110.00-115.00 (112.90); 700-
750 lbs (729) 110.00-112.00 (110.88). 

   REPLACEMENTS:  McAlester, OK- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1-4 yr old 
800-925 lb cow 4-8 months bred 1100.00-1360.00; 1-4 yr old 750-875 lb cow 4-8 months 
bred 835.00-1050.00; pkg 5-6 yr old 1300 lb cow 4-6 months bred 1060.00 per head.  
Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  1-8 yr old 675-850 lb cow w/200-275 lb calf 910.00-
1125.00; 9-10 yr old 950-1300 lb cow w/125-150 lb calf 810.00-960.00 per pair. 

   Oklahoma City, OK- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1-4 yr old 750-1225 lb 
cow 2-7 months bred 785.00-1100.00; 5-9 yr old 975-1325 lb cow 1-7 months bred 
750.00-1110.00 per head.  Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 2 yr old 1250 lb cow w/75 
lb calf 1825.00; pkg 6 yr old 925 lb cow w/100 lb calf 1050.00; 5-9 yr old 775-825 lb 
Corriente cow, some bred back, w/50-100 lb calf 625.00-925.00 per pair. 

   Clovis, NM- Replacement Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Young 990-1435 lb cows 3-8 
months bred, 600.00-1010.00, per head; middle aged 925-1341 lb cows 3-8 months bred 
675.00-860.00, per head; aged 1000-1215 lb cows 6-8 months bred 635.00-800.00, per 
head.  First Calf Heifers:  710-850 lb cows 3-8 months bred 600.00-750.00, per head.  
Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2: Young 700-1100 lb cows w/90-450 lb 
calves 910.00-1475.00, per pair.

   Roswell, NM- Replacement Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Young 800-1430 lb cows 3-8 
months bred 750.00-1000.00, per head; middle aged 870-1465 lb cows 3-8 months bred 
675.00-900.00, per head; aged 875-1165 lb cows 3-8 months bred 600.00-885.00, per 
head.  First Calf Heifers:  775-870 lb cows 3-8 months bred 800.00-875.00, per head.  
Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2:  Young 800-1350 lb cows w/125-350 lb calves 
1050.00-1300.00, per pair; middle aged 1000-1075 lb cows w/150-225 lb calves 925.00-
1085.00, per pair; aged 890-1100 lb cows w/80-350 lb calves 860.00-1085.00, per pair. 

   Joplin, MO- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1060-1345
lbs 1075.00-1400.00, 1st stage 1070-1360 lbs 1000.00-1150.00; 7 yrs to aged 2nd and 
3rd stage 1100-1360 lbs 685.00-1025.00. Large 1-2  2-5 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1200-
1500 lbs 1150.00-1425.00. Medium and Large 2  5 yr 2nd stage 1175 lb indiv. 900.00; 
short and solid mouth 2nd stage pkg. 1100 lbs 585.00. Medium 1-2  4-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd 
stage 830-1050 lbs 825.00-1100.00, 1st stage 800 lb indiv. 850.00; broken mouth 3rd 
stage 1050 lb indiv. 550.00 per head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium Large 1-2  4-5 yrs 
several pkgs. 1175-1220 lb cows w/270-390 lb calves and all rebred 2050.00; 3-7 yrs 
few 1150-1200 lb cows w/235-390 calves and a few rebred 1225.00-1675.00, 1175 lb cow
w/newborn calf 1100.00; 7 yr to short and solid mouth several pkgs. 1125-1270 lb cows 
w/170-400 lb calves and all rebred 1500.00; broken mouth 1100-1285 lb cows w/155-385 
lb calves and a few rebred 1010.00-1215.00.  Medium 1-2  4 yrs to short and solid 
mouth 885-1045 lb cows w/280-370 lb calves and some rebred 1075.00-1200.00; short and 
solid mouth couple 1000-1050 lb cows w/baby calves 925.00-1000.00 per pair.

   Springfield, MO- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  4-5 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1075-
1345 lbs 1075.00-1325.00, 1st stage 990-1240 lbs 925.00-1050.00; 7 yrs to aged 2nd 
and 3rd stage 1060-1355 lbs 700.00-975.00. Large 1-2 short and solid mouth 2nd and 
3rd stage pkg. 1415 lbs 1050.00. Medium and Large 2 short and solid mouth 2nd stage 
985 lb indiv. 600.00. Medium 1-2  3-5 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 945-1035 lbs 825.00-
1035.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 835-1055 lbs 600.00-835.00 
per head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2 short and solid mouth 1270 lb cow 
w/270 lb calf 1250.00. Medium 1-2  7 yr 1050 lb cow w/baby calf 1050.00; short and 
solid mouth to aged 880-1050 lb cows w/babies to 225 lb calves and a few rebred 
725.00-900.00 per pair.

   Riverton, WY- Bred Cows: Heifers couple 1180 lbs 1450.00, 930 lbs 1200.00; Young 
package 1081 lbs 1700.00, few 1255-1415 lbs 1425.00-1575.00, several later calvers 
985-1715 lbs 985.00-1175.00; Middle Aged (Short Solids) 1175-1580 lbs 800.00-
1035.00; Aged (Short Term) 1185-1365 lbs 775.00-1000.00 all per head.  Cow/calf 
Pairs: Young small package 1115 lb cows with 125 lb calves 1750.00, few 1175-1270 lb 
cows with 90-130 lb calves 1435.00-1450.00; Middle Aged (Short Solids) small package 
1295 lb cows with 130 lb calves 1300.00; Aged (Short Terms) small package 1245 lb 
cows with 125 lb calves 1275.00, few 1095-1350 lb cows with 85-130 lb calves 1025.00-
1250.00 all per head.

   Arkansas- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-7 year old 850-1250 lbs 2nd-
3rd stage 105.00-115.00/975.00-1075.00, first stage/open 75.00-85.00, 7-10 year old 
2nd-3rd stage 57.00-67.00/775.00-875.00 per head.  Cow-Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 
1-2  3-7 yr old 800-1200 lb cow w/100-200 lb calf 1100.00-1200.00, some to 1625.00, 
200-300 lb calf 1225.00-1325.00 per pair. 

Direct Receipts:  37,000    Last Week 77,400    Last Year 66,200
(88 pct over 600 lbs, 48 pct heifers)

   TEXAS 00,000.  00 pct over 600 lbs.  00 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1 
FOB Current 690 lbs 141.96; 750 lbs 138.00; 775-780 lbs 133.98; 800-825 lbs 130.83; 
900 lbs 123.00; May 750 lbs 136.30; 800 lbs 132.80; Jun 650 lbs 148.11; 775 lbs 
138.00; Del Current 750-775 lbs 138.52; 800-825 lbs 133.99; 860 lbs 130.61; May 775 
lbs 136.45; 825 lbs 133.00; Jun 725 lbs 143.00; Jun 825 lbs 137.91.  Medium and Large 
1-2 FOB Current 470 lbs 163.58 Mex; 575 lbs 155.54; 595 lbs 144.58 Mex; 650 lbs 
148.52; 745 lbs 137.59; 770 lbs 129.00; 825 lbs 123.21; May 700 lbs 141.62; 750 lbs 
137.01; Jun 600 lbs 147.80; 775 lbs 136.93; Jul 725 lbs 138.98; Aug 650 lbs 144.35; 
Del Current 450 lbs 169.50 Mex; 580-595 lbs 155.93 Mex; 600-610 lbs 143.80 Mex; 750-
780 lbs 136.22; 840-850 lbs 128.53; 850-875 lbs 126.24; Aug 600 lbs 160.00; 650 lbs 
153.25.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 530 lbs 136.58 Mex; 650 lbs 134.96; 
700-725 lbs 127.50; 750 lbs 127.55; May 700-725 lbs 127.53; Jun 725 lbs 132.00; Del 
Current 700-725 lbs 130.22; 750 lbs 124.80; Apr 650-685 lbs 134.86; May 700-725 lbs 
129.64; Jun 700-725 lbs 132.00; Jul 725 lbs 133.33; Aug 700 lbs 136.50.  Medium and 
Large 1-2 FOB Current 650 lbs 132.75; 665 lbs 121.18 Mex; 770-785 lbs 120.73; Del 535 
lbs 143.00; 625 lbs 140.00; 650 lbs 129.00; 725 lbs 128.00; 750-760 lbs 122.95; 600-
625 lbs 146.90. 

   OKLAHOMA 2500.  81 pct over 600 lbs.  27 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 FOB Current 750 lbs 136.00; 800-825 lbs 131.80.  Medium and Large 1-2 
FOB Current 725-745 lbs 135.19; 815 lbs 126.50; 825 lbs 129.99; Del Current 745 
lbs 139.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB Current 750 lbs 123.50; Aug 700 
lbs 133.50. 

   NEW MEXICO 2500.  48 pct over 600 lbs.  36 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 Current 800 lbs 132.00; May 775 lbs 135.45.  Medium and Large 1-2 
Current 450 lbs 165.50 Mex; 580-895 lbs 151.32 Mex; 600-610 lbs 141.33 Mex; 850 
lbs 124.71.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 May 725 lbs 128.45.  Medium and Large 
1-2 Current 535 lbs 136.50; 650 lbs 122.50; 760 lbs 124.97. 

   KANSAS 3100.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  No heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB 
Current 800-810 lbs 133.55; 860 lbs 127.50; Del 795 lbs 140.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 
Del Current 650-655 lbs 151.94; 725-745 lbs 139.68; 750 lbs 140.25; 825 lbs 132.85; 
May 700 lbs 144.25; Jun 600 lbs 151.50; 775 lbs 141.00; Jul 725 lbs 143.00; Aug 650 
lbs 148.38. 

   IOWA – There were no direct sales reported.

   COLORADO 2600.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  88 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1 Del Current 675 lbs 151.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 FOB Apr 650 
lbs 130.50; Del Current 825 lbs 131.10; 875 lbs 121.00. 

   WYOMING 1700.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  100 pct heifers.  Heifers:  Medium and 
Large 1 FOB 615 lbs 151.00; 825 lbs 130.39; 875 lbs 120.32. 

   DAKOTAS 600.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  100 pct heifers.  Heifers:  Medium and 
Large 1 Current 825 lbs 125.89.

   MONTANA – There were no direct sales reported. 

   SOUTHWEST (AZ-CA-NV) No cattle over 600 lbs.  No heifers.  

   NORTHWEST (WA-OR-ID) 800.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  64 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium 
and Large 1 Del Current 850-865 lbs 131.15; 900 lbs 127.00.  Heifers:  Medium and 
Large 1 Del Current 750 lbs 132.00; 835 lbs 126.60; 850 lbs 123.00. 

   EASTERN CORNBELT (IL-IN-MI-OH) 1900.  100 pct over 600 lbs.  81 pct heifers.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1 Current 675 lbs 141.30.  Medium and Large 1-2 Jun 725 lbs 
135.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 Jun 700 lbs 126.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 May 
725 lbs 118.85. 

   SOUTHEAST (AL-AR-FL-GA-LA-MS-TN) 2300. 84 pct over 600 lbs.  66 pct heifers.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1  775 LBS 133.05 current FOB; 825 lbs 125.00 May FOB; 825 lbs 
129.00 Jul FOB.  Medium and Large 1-2 650 lbs 140.82 current FOB; 725 lbs 133.57 current FOB; 
600 lbs 147.83 Aug FOB; 650 lbs 141.51 Aug FOB.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 700 lbs 121.50-
128.05 (124.78) current FOB; 750 lbs 116.50 current FOB; 685 lbs 126.00 Apr FOB; 700 lbs 128.05 
May FOB; 700 lbs 125.05 June FOB; 725 lbs 126.00 Jul FOB.  Mediym and Large 1-2  625 lbs 
131.47 current FOB; 725 lbs 118.50 current FOB; 600-625 lbs 134.01-135.83 (134.94) Aug 
FOB.  

Click Below for More...

Page 1 of 1 pages



The Gilmer Free Press

Copyright MMVIII-MMXVIII The Gilmer Free Press. All Rights Reserved