Decatur Livestock Market
MARKET REPORT
Consignments from April 25, 2016, from 215 sellers were 1103 head including: 33 Bulls, 237 Cows, 38 Calves, 48 Longhorns, 213 Stocker Heifers, 294 Stocker Bulls/Steers, 115 Feeder Heifers, 124 Feeder Steers. Average price = $795. Last sale = $787. A year ago = $1239.  The national market continues to follow the yo-yo movement of the futures and cash market on feeders and slaughter cattle. In addition to the on feed inventory bouncing up, the cattle coming to market are heavier which equates to more inventory. The numbers of placements in feed yards has slowed down so we should see some price improvements. Our market experienced higher prices on 4-5 weight heifers and 4 weight steers. The order buying companies are not much interested in unweaned calves in this tight market so we continue to see discounts even though there is a demand for calves to go to grass. Majority of our breds were 8 weight bred heifers with the longbreds $1400-$1500 and 1-3 months bred $1075-$1125. Bred cows and pairs were higher. Early consignment for next week includes dispersal of 70 midage cows, mostly black, pairs or longbred. Also next week is our monthly weaned calf segment. Minimum requirement of 45 days weaned and on yard by 5 pm Saturday.
STEERS HEIFERS
WEIGHT LOW HIGH WT/AVG WEIGHT LOW HIGH WT/AVG
200-299 NT NT NT 200-299 NT NT NT
300-399 130 187.5 158.00 300-399 100 177.5 147.26
400-499 97.5 167.5 152.94 400-499 105 168 151.89
500-599 80 160 141.52 500-599 100 156 139.66
600-699 70 157 132.03 600-699 107.5 138 129.21
700-799 112 138 127.05 700-799 112 135 127.88
800-899 NT NT NT 800-899 NT NT NT
900-999 NT NT NT 900-999 NT NT NT
LONGHORNS
STEERS HEIFERS
WEIGHT LOW HIGH WT/AVG WEIGHT LOW HIGH WT/AVG
200-299 NT NT NT 200-299 NT NT NT
300-399 NT NT NT 300-399 NT NT NT
400-499 140 176 155.25 400-499 NT NT NT
500-599 83 105 88.88 500-599 92.5 122.5 107.75
600-699 NT NT NT 600-699 NT NT NT
700-799 NT NT NT 700-799 NT NT NT
800-899 NT NT NT 800-899 NT NT NT
900-999 NT NT NT 900-999 NT NT NT
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PAIRS PREGNANCY TESTED
PRICE RG LAST WEEK PRICE RG LAST WEEK
YOUNG 1600-2200 NT YOUNG 1070-1850 1275-1750
MID-AGE 1200-1650 NT MID-AGE 1150-1450 1075-1500
LOW HIGH AVERAGE
COWS UNDER 1100#'s 70 114 77.78
COWS OVER 1100#'s 76 86.5 80.30
FEEDER BULLS 107.5 130
HIGH YIELD GRADE BULLS (1400 LBS +) 106 113
LOW YIELD GRADE BULLS (1400 LBS +) 90 103
BABY CALVES UNDER 100 LBS NT NT
100 - 200 LB CALVES 420 510
Our mailing address is:  2473 N FM 51, Decatur, TX  76234
Phone:  940-627-5599  Fax:  940-627-1434
Some of the Higher Selling Cattle
Frankie Kachnovich, Weatherford, 320# @ $ 187.50 J B Cattle, Krum, 3 Hd Deal, 373# @ $ 177.50
Clarence Walker, Southlake, 470# @ $ 167.50 Jerry Pockrus, Justin, 415# @ $ 168.00
Sabrina McCuistion, Sanger, 515# @ $ 160.00 Kim Rhodes, Weatherford, 505# @ $ 156.00
Mark Michels, Sanger, 615# @ $ 157.00 Kim Rhodes, Weatherford, 645# @ $ 138.00
Hidden Valley Ranch, Weatherford, 2 Hd Deal, 705# @ $ 138.00 Bonita Cattle, Carrollton, 24 Hd Deal, 701# @ $ 129.75
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