Franklin County Livestock

Logo, Franklin County Livestock - Cattle Exchange
(706) 384-2975
6461 Stone Bridge Road, Carnesville, GA 30521

 

10-17-17 We sold a total of 909 head this week. 21 bulls, 67 lb cows, 97 bred cows, 28 cw/cf pairs, and 696 feeder cfs.  Overall I'm going to call the market steady  to a touch cheaper yesterday compared to last week.  Replacement cattle were steady with the top end of the cw/cf pairs around $1520.  The top end of the bred cows were $1350 with the majority in the 800-1000 range. Butcher cows were steady,  with #1 cows in the 62-66 range. A few higher yielding cows around 70.  Feeders seemed somewhat steady as well.  Although, I have to say good quality calves sold really well. The cheaper calves were the oddballs, short fats,  and older calves. There is not really a good market for anything with small frame carrying a lot of flesh right now.  They were being knocked back as much as .60-.70 from the good calves.  I feel like we may be making the market lows and look for it to get better on into the later part of Oct.    Odds, shorts, and plains still seeing a discount. Please make sure you have minerals out for your cattle. It's hard enough for cattle to handle the heat and stress and they will discount price for cattle showing mineral deficiency.  Visit the USDA Market Report for a full detail report.  Call for more info.  Thanks for your business!!!

 

USDA Market Report