We sold a total of 787 head this week. 21 bulls, 48 lb cows, 96 bred cows, 34 cw/cf pairs, 44 goats and sheep, and 544 feeder cfs. Overall I'm going to call the market steady to higher. Replacement cattle were pretty good with still a lot of activity on good young heavy bred cows. The top end of the cw/cf pairs around $1350, but lightly tested. The top end of the bred cows were 1300 with the majority in the 700-900 range. Butcher cows were a touch better. #1 cows in the 75-79 range. High cow was 83. High kill bull was 106. Feeders were higher on lighter to medium weights with good condition, steady on heavy weights and a touch better on the plainer calves, which made up about 25% of the calves we saw yesterday. We are seeing discounts for calves still carrying hair because of the heat picking up and I say that will continue to get worse as we get into the summer months. Overall the market was still pretty good all the way around. We still saw a huge discount on oddball and missfit calves. Odds, shorts, and plains still seeing a discount. Please make sure you have minerals out for your cattle. Visit the USDA Market Report for a full detail report. Call for more info. Quote of the day... "Good judgement come from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement".
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