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Lexington, KY Monday September 12, 2005 USDA-KY Dept Ag Market News

Lexington, KY - Blue Grass Stockyards
Cattle Auction Report for 09/12/2005 - Close

Receipts: 2,040 Last Monday: Holiday Year Ago: 2,087

Compared to last week, steer calves firm to 4.00 higher, heifer calves firm
to 3.00 higher.(featherweight steers 3.00 to 8.00 higher, heifers 2.00 to 10.00
higher). Yearling steers firm to 2.00 higher, yearling heifers steady to 1.00
higher in a test. Holsteins firm to 3.00 higher. Slaughter cows steady.
Slaughter bulls steady.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 200-300 lbs 160.00-180.00; 300-350 lbs
152.00-165.00; 350-400 lbs 143.00-156.00; 400-450 lbs 127.00-149.00; 450-500
lbs 121.00-142.00; 500-550 lbs 121.00-138.00; 550-600 lbs 117.50-135.00; 600-700
lb calves 112.00-118.50; 600-700 lb yearlings 114.00-124.50 including 50 head
(mixed) 623 lbs 124.00 & 58 head(mixed) 661 lbs 124.00; 700-800 lb calves
104.00-108.00; 700-800 lb yearlings few 112.00-115.00; 800-900 lbs 64 head(blk-
Charx) 835 lbs 110.80; few 900-1000 lbs 96.00-99.50. Medium and Large 2 300-
400 lbs 128.00-145.00; 400-500 lbs 120.00-130.00; 500-600 lbs 110.50-121.00.

Large 3 Holsteins: 200-300 lbs 121.00-136.00; 6 head 332 lbs 123.50; 500-600
lbs 107.00-112.00; 600-700 lbs 99.50-104.50 including 23 head 671 lbs 104.50;
11 head 705 lbs 97.75; 7 head 935 lbs 83.75.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 137.00-160.00; 400-500 lbs
124.00-143.00 including 23 head(Charx) 476 lbs 129.75; 500-600 lbs 115.00-
129.50; 600-700 lbs 101.00-116.00; 700-800 lbs 98.00-104.00. Medium and Large 2
300-400 lbs 125.00-138.00; 400-500 lbs 118.00-125.00; 500-600 lbs 110.00-115.00.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 200-300 lbs 132.50-162.00; 300-350 lbs
125.00-144.00; 350-400 lbs 122.00-134.50; 400-450 lbs 113.50-128.50; 450-500
lbs 111.00-125.25; 500-550 lbs 110.00-120.00; 550-600 lbs 107.50-118.50; 600-700
lbs 102.00-112.00; 700-800 lbs 102.00-106.00. Medium and Large 2 300-400 lbs
115.00-125.00; 400-500 lbs 108.00-113.50; 500-600 lbs 102.00-110.00. Small 1
300-400 lbs 110.00-120.00; 400-500 lbs 104.50-115.00.

Slaughter Cows:
%Lean Weight Price Range Hi Dress Low Dress
Breakers 70-80 1025-1665 lbs 50.00-54.50
Boners 80-85 905-1680 lbs 50.50-56.50 58.00-59.00 46.00-50.00
Lean 85-90 1000-1230 lbs 47.50-53.50 56.00 42.50-47.50
Lean 85-90 730-995 lbs 46.50-52.00 42.50-44.50

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1 1315-2005 lbs indicating 79-82 carcass
boning percent 67.50-74.00. Yield Grade 2 1025-2140 lbs indicating 74-76
carcass boning percent 56.50-62.50.

Source: USDA-Kentucky Dept of Ag Market News, Lexington, KY
William Barrows Office Telephone:(859) 255-7423
24 Hour Market Recording 800-327-6568
www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lg_ls140.txt
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NAVASOTA LIVESTOCK AUCTION CO.
FOR SATURDAY, September 10, 2005
Volume: 2555 Total Sellers: 394 Total Buyers: 111
Trend of Market: $ 2 HIGHER & Active
WEIGHT: STEERS: HEIFERS:
150-300 lbs. 1.25-2.40 1.15-2.25
300-400 lbs. 1.20-1.70 1.15-1.61
400-500 lbs. 1.10-1.50 1.05-1.39
500-600 lbs. 1.05-1.31 1.00-1.29
600-700 lbs. .97-1.17 .93-1.11
Slaughter Bulls: .55-.705
Slaughter Cows: .40-.59
Pairs $ 750-- $ 950
Stocker Cows: $ 650 - $ 1000
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GREG GOUDEAU 936-825-6545 OR 936-661-8432
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Yes!!!!!!!What say ye Brethern of R-CLAFF. How can it be that prices have gone up with an open Canadian border? I am sure that a "trade organization" such as yourself will have a sound, factual explanation. :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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Yes!!!!!!!What say ye Brethern of R-CLAFF. How can it be that prices have gone up with an open Canadian border? I am sure that a "trade organization" such as yourself will have a sound, factual explanation. :lol: :lol: :lol:

According to the feeders the loops and hurdles to jump thru that the USDA is requiring are too great to make it worthwhile- that and fuel prices along with the question of what will happen with these cattle if R-CALF wins the appeal and Canadian cattle are again banned from being slaughtered in the US.

Right now they are still kind of taboo...
 

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I seen two Canadian simis in Valentine Ne last monday and I was close enough to see they had on char calves. On the door was Manitoba the city I can not remember.
 

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OT- You should have been a politician because you sure can blow a hole lot of BS out in a short time. There are lots of Canadian cattle moving south of the border. A lot of the cattle are being hauled by American trucks. And this isnt effecting your price at all. When the border opened did the sky fall like R-calf said it would? :wink:
 

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Katrina Manitoba would be the province (state). There are lots of Manitoba calves moving into Nebraska they seem to like these hardy calves we have up here. They have to be hardy to survive our colder winters. :cowboy:
 

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Oldtimer- "According to the feeders the loops and hurdles to jump thru that the USDA is requiring are too great to make it worthwhile- that and fuel prices along with the question of what will happen with these cattle if R-CALF wins the appeal and Canadian cattle are again banned from being slaughtered in the US.

Right now they are still kind of taboo..."

OT, What about all of those TransX trucks,that you have mentioned before?? You know, the convoys of them that are loaded with all of that Canadian UTM boxed beef. The boxed beef that was going to DROP your market by 10 , 20 ,30% or more.
What about those trucks ,OT??? Are you not seeing them anymore?? :)
 

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Yes I know that... :p But I was thnking of you guys and I guess I might as well tell on myself, but I was really looking to see if I would reconize any of the names and town on the trucks. Anyway the two younger looking men kinda creeped me out probally cuz I was staring and looking so hard..... :oops: :oops:
 

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Oldtimer said:
Bill said:
Yes!!!!!!!What say ye Brethern of R-CLAFF. How can it be that prices have gone up with an open Canadian border? I am sure that a "trade organization" such as yourself will have a sound, factual explanation. :lol: :lol: :lol:

According to the feeders the loops and hurdles to jump thru that the USDA is requiring are too great to make it worthwhile- that and fuel prices along with the question of what will happen with these cattle if R-CALF wins the appeal and Canadian cattle are again banned from being slaughtered in the US.

Right now they are still kind of taboo...
:lol: :lol: :lol: Taboo to who? R-Calf members? Would they be the same ones who got caught with their hands in the cookie jar before and they are too ashamed to be caught again but I bet that won't last long. Better think up another excuse for these high prices Oldtimer.
 

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Bill said:
Oldtimer said:
Bill said:
Yes!!!!!!!What say ye Brethern of R-CLAFF. How can it be that prices have gone up with an open Canadian border? I am sure that a "trade organization" such as yourself will have a sound, factual explanation. :lol: :lol: :lol:

According to the feeders the loops and hurdles to jump thru that the USDA is requiring are too great to make it worthwhile- that and fuel prices along with the question of what will happen with these cattle if R-CALF wins the appeal and Canadian cattle are again banned from being slaughtered in the US.

Right now they are still kind of taboo...
:lol: :lol: :lol: Taboo to who? R-Calf members? Would they be the same ones who got caught with their hands in the cookie jar before and they are too ashamed to be caught again but I bet that won't last long. Better think up another excuse for these high prices Oldtimer.

Ask Agman, there are not that many moving across the border from what I have read.
 
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I'm just telling you what some of the buyers and feeders have told me- the small lots (10,000 and under) can't afford to go thru the added cost, telephone book size pile of paperwork, continuing inspections and isolation from US calves requirements.....

I was just talking with a couple buyers again this morning- and they are positive that their are still many more chapters of the border saga left to be played out and nothing is written in stone yet- adds another risk factor to north of the border cattle......
 

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Talk about strange prices:
A friend some bull calves to the stockyard. Two of them were identical they had the same sire and mothers were full sisters. I could not tell the two calves apart. They even had the same white spot in the side of the nose.
One weighed 517 pounds and the other went 522 pounds. One sold for $143 per hwt and the other went for $73 per hwt.
Why such a big price spread?
 

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ok everybody, breathe deep and relax a bit, lol..........

Cattle prices, start with the fats......... Good movement of Beef at lower prices has created some earlier interest. Look at the Daily USDA report, even with bigger cattle, we aren't getting enough Choice to cover movement. Premiums for Choice and Primes is really good as a result and that is driving this thing. Sell a load of calves that grade select on the grid and the check will be pretty sorry....


On calves, lower placements through the summer so pens are more emprty while guys are looking at bins full of very cheap feed......it's driving these guys, but me, hey I'm waiting to see before buying more, I did all of my calf buying in July. In August, i was wondering how silly that was, but right now I am happy I did. Still have pretty decent amount of grass to put weight on them, hope all is going as well for the rest of you,

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Heck, I know, RCALF has done such a good job of getting the message out that Montana auction sale cattle are of such quality& safety, that the consumer didn't think they could afford to buy beef labelled as such, so they have purchased beef from other sources.

GOOOOO RCALF!!!!!!!!!

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