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OldDog/NewTricks

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Market Review -

The market on light cattle continues to lead the way as buyers scramble to get some inventory before it rains. Rob Frost of Ventura sold two loads of fancy calves. His steers weighing 502# brought $138.00 and 574# steers brought $128.00. His heifer mates weighing 529# sold for $118.00. Ron Clements of Ben Lomand sold 446# steers for $136.00 and heifers weighing 417# sold for $121.00. Bob Leslie of Ventura sold 467# for $127.00. The yearlings continue to be in short supply but that market is steady also.

Last week we spent a full day with Power Genetics and Con Agra setting up our manual for CSA approval for 2006. It's just about the most exciting new addition to our marketing plan for next year. CSA approval means all cattle sold at our market will be eligible for over seas shipment. The demand for these cattle far exceeds the supply so you can see why everyone here is working so hard to get approved for next year. Again we will be the only sale in the entire western part of the U.S. where buyers can purchase these cattle on a weekly basis.

There are some very important things to remember if you plan on taking advantage of this exciting new market.

1. KEY information

a. Birth date of first and last calf born and a sheet of paper in your file to document those dates.

b. Premise number

c. Vaccination records (when, where, and what product was used.)

d. Electronic ID tags.

These key issues make your cattle qualify for CSA approval. If you do the following you can qualify for CSA and Certified Natural programs as well.

a. Electronic Id Tags.

b. Meet Vaccination program 1 requirements.

c. No implants.

d. Tag calves that are doctored with a different color tag so they can be separated at shipping time.

2. If you have questions on the premiums paid on these new programs, don't hesitate to call me personally.

If you are interested in tagging your calves to make them eligible we will sure help you with the process.

http://www.101livestock.com
 

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We had a neighbor here sell a 100, 400 weight calves in early october that brought 1.50 a lb. with no fall shots no tags weaned in the morning sold in the afternoon.These sold at our local salebarn the calves were a rainbow of colors.
 
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I'd agree Denny. Being in the right place at the right time can be a blessing. Shots aren't making a big difference around here on the right bunch of cattle. In general they are deducting for no shots though.

How about this sale?

Philip Livestock Auction, Philip, SD
Weighted Average Report for 11/08/2005

Receipts: 4911 Last week: 6469 Year Ago: 3481

Compared to last week feeder steer calves weighing 400-500 lbs sold
5.00 higher, 500-700 lbs sold steady-2.00 higher. Heifer calves
weighing 400-500 lbs sold 10.00 higher, 500-550 lbs sold 5.00
higher and 550-650 lbs sold steady-3.00 lower with the 600-650 lbs
heifers showing the loss. Receipts 56 percent steers and 44 percent
heifers. 19 percent weighed over 600 lbs. Several consignments of
200-905 head. Numerous load lots and near load lots offered. Nearly
all calves had all the shots. Most calves displayed light-medium
flesh. Many buyers on the seats with good-very good demand. Next
week's auction expects 1000-1200 feeders plus weigh-up cattle. Sale
will start at 9:00 AM.

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
32 359-385 375 164.00-178.00 169.00

68 403-448 416 152.00-164.00 158.05
361 451-499 471 143.50-157.25 149.97

457 504-540 520 136.00-146.00 140.00
900 550-598 576 130.50-137.25 133.52
7 569 569 127.50 127.50 Fleshy
90 560 560 140.50 140.50 Value Enhanced

279 606-641 632 129.50-134.00 129.93 Calves
141 652-687 659 125.00-129.25 128.48 Calves

30 729 729 125.50 125.50 Calves

9 928-938 935 104.50-109.00 107.51

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
62 391-398 397 148.50-160.00 154.92
23 462-499 478 128.00-133.50 131.20
26 535-544 543 128.00-134.00 132.74
42 555-598 570 120.50-127.50 125.43
98 607-640 627 116.00-127.00 125.85 Calves
8 655 655 125.25 125.25 Calves
4 709 709 121.00 121.00 Calves
7 767 767 108.00 108.00 Calves

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
16 327-335 330 161.00-170.00 167.14
38 351-397 372 151.00-157.50 153.30

231 402-449 432 141.00-151.00 146.59
309 452-476 464 144.00-150.00 146.34

516 503-540 527 128.00-136.00 132.13
353 556-594 567 122.00-130.50 126.74
11 599 599 120.50 120.50 Fleshy

192 600-621 603 119.25-123.25 122.94 Calves
10 621 621 117.50 117.50 Fleshy
22 690 690 115.50 115.50 Calves

71 912 912 110.75 110.75
68 970-984 973 104.75-107.50 106.93

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
14 346 346 138.00 138.00
14 381 381 139.00 139.00
59 402-445 420 128.00-136.50 134.13
58 466-488 479 131.50-139.50 135.26
40 510-544 534 122.50-125.00 123.92
21 552-563 555 120.00-121.50 121.07
27 605-643 622 115.00-119.00 117.01 Calves
6 697 697 106.00 106.00 Calves
12 800 800 97.50 97.50
 
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Been working sorts of calves most of the week--Been seeing $2-3 more on preconditioned calves- more on preconditioned calves with an all natural affidavit of no implants- no antibiotics and calving dates...Starting to see a few 30 day weaned calves go that ad another $2-3 for being weaned...And surprisingly the sale prices today are $2-5 more than those contracted in the spring and summer......
 

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Oldtimer said:
Been working sorts of calves most of the week--Been seeing $2-3 more on preconditioned calves- more on preconditioned calves with an all natural affidavit of no implants- no antibiotics and calving dates...Starting to see a few 30 day weaned calves go that ad another $2-3 for being weaned...And surprisingly the sale prices today are $2-5 more than those contracted in the spring and summer......


" Gee OT, how can that be with the border open" How come the sky isnt falling? :wink: Glad to see prices good on both sides of the border. Every little bit helps.
 
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Manitoba_Rancher said:
Oldtimer said:
Been working sorts of calves most of the week--Been seeing $2-3 more on preconditioned calves- more on preconditioned calves with an all natural affidavit of no implants- no antibiotics and calving dates...Starting to see a few 30 day weaned calves go that ad another $2-3 for being weaned...And surprisingly the sale prices today are $2-5 more than those contracted in the spring and summer......


" Gee OT, how can that be with the border open" How come the sky isnt falling? :wink: Glad to see prices good on both sides of the border. Every little bit helps.

I don't think the border is really OPEN yet-- restrictions on the imports ( branding, ID requirements, spaying or heifer segregation requirements, etc) probably gives us $5-10....Plus there may be the big question mark because of the upcoming FDA ID requirements......
 

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These prices sure are good. I sold some Angus steers weighing 701 at $127.50 and some others weighing 594 at $1.34 a while back. They went to southern NB farmer-feeders.

One question....what does "value enhanced" mean in sale barn sale listings? Probably everyone knows but me but I really don't know.

Thanks.
 
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Red Barn Angus said:
One question....what does "value enhanced" mean in sale barn sale listings? Probably everyone knows but me but I really don't know.

Thanks.

" Value enhanced" depending upon the sales barn usually means they have had their pre weaning shots (preconditioned) and can mean they come with affidavits for "all natural" ( no implants, no antibiotics).....Few years ago it meant they had no brands either- but now they seem to want the brands for ID.....

Usually if they are weaned, they list that....
 

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One trend that has been noticeable this fall, is that the top end heavier calves are worth more per pound than some of the lighter ones. In other words, a calf close to 700 pounds is often worth more per hundredweight than a 500 pound calf. The 400 pounders still bring the most money per pound, but the dollars don't add up as fast because of less weight. Pounds pay, period.
 

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Am hearing that one reason the heavier calves are selling so high is that the Feb futures price is over $94 and it backs off after Feb. Plus there is a lot of cheap corn available. The corn growers are looking for a way to get a little more for their crop.
 

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the real jake said:
I'd agree Denny. Being in the right place at the right time can be a blessing. Shots aren't making a big difference around here on the right bunch of cattle. In general they are deducting for no shots though.

How about this sale?

Philip Livestock Auction, Philip, SD
Weighted Average Report for 11/08/2005

Receipts: 4911 Last week: 6469 Year Ago: 3481

Compared to last week feeder steer calves weighing 400-500 lbs sold
5.00 higher, 500-700 lbs sold steady-2.00 higher. Heifer calves

weighing 400-500 lbs sold 10.00 higher, 500-550 lbs sold 5.00
higher and 550-650 lbs sold steady-3.00 lower with the 600-650 lbs
heifers showing the loss. Receipts 56 percent steers and 44 percent
heifers. 19 percent weighed over 600 lbs. Several consignments of
200-905 head. Numerous load lots and near load lots offered. Nearly
all calves had all the shots. Most calves displayed light-medium
flesh. Many buyers on the seats with good-very good demand. Next
week's auction expects 1000-1200 feeders plus weigh-up cattle. Sale
will start at 9:00 AM.

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
32 359-385 375 164.00-178.00 169.00

68 403-448 416 152.00-164.00 158.05
361 451-499 471 143.50-157.25 149.97

457 504-540 520 136.00-146.00 140.00
900 550-598 576 130.50-137.25 133.52
7 569 569 127.50 127.50 Fleshy
90 560 560 140.50 140.50 Value Enhanced

279 606-641 632 129.50-134.00 129.93 Calves
141 652-687 659 125.00-129.25 128.48 Calves

30 729 729 125.50 125.50 Calves

9 928-938 935 104.50-109.00 107.51

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
62 391-398 397 148.50-160.00 154.92
23 462-499 478 128.00-133.50 131.20
26 535-544 543 128.00-134.00 132.74
42 555-598 570 120.50-127.50 125.43
98 607-640 627 116.00-127.00 125.85 Calves
8 655 655 125.25 125.25 Calves
4 709 709 121.00 121.00 Calves
7 767 767 108.00 108.00 Calves

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
16 327-335 330 161.00-170.00 167.14
38 351-397 372 151.00-157.50 153.30

231 402-449 432 141.00-151.00 146.59
309 452-476 464 144.00-150.00 146.34

516 503-540 527 128.00-136.00 132.13
353 556-594 567 122.00-130.50 126.74
11 599 599 120.50 120.50 Fleshy

192 600-621 603 119.25-123.25 122.94 Calves
10 621 621 117.50 117.50 Fleshy
22 690 690 115.50 115.50 Calves

71 912 912 110.75 110.75
68 970-984 973 104.75-107.50 106.93

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
14 346 346 138.00 138.00
14 381 381 139.00 139.00
59 402-445 420 128.00-136.50 134.13
58 466-488 479 131.50-139.50 135.26
40 510-544 534 122.50-125.00 123.92
21 552-563 555 120.00-121.50 121.07
27 605-643 622 115.00-119.00 117.01 Calves
6 697 697 106.00 106.00 Calves
12 800 800 97.50 97.50

I have always been amazed at how cattle will always sell for a higher price west ofthe Mississippi generally speaking. I suppose its partly due to being closer to the feeders / packers. Those are some good prices. Once a friend of mine was at a local sale barn here (TN) and three fellows pulling 24 ft trailers pulled in before the sale that he hadn't seen before. He got to talking to them and found out they were from Iowa and had come here to buy some 5 weight cattle, said they just couldn't afford the prices where they lived.
 

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I was at Cattleman's Livestock Auction in Belen,NM today and the premium for weaned calves with a good health program was from $6 to $10 per cwt. I winter calves on alfalfa stubble and wheat. I think that the weaning and the health program is worth $30-$40 per head. You cannot be positive that the cattle have been given all the shots claimed, but if the sellers submit a list of what was given and the dates, you can be pretty sure that's what they got. When we process our own cattle , we keep a record of the date of initial and booster vaccines, specific meds(Cattlemaster, Titanium, pasturella,etc.) and include vaccine lot numbers and expiration dates. That satisfies the buyer.

I'm new to the forum.
 

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