Decatur Livestock Market
MARKET REPORT
        Consignments from December 11, 2017, from 256 sellers were 1366 head including: 39 Bulls, 296 Cows, 52 Calves, 157 Longhorns, 300 Stocker Heifers, 297 Stocker Bulls/Steers, 81 Feeder Heifers, 144 Feeder Steers. Average price = $647. Last sale = $678. A year ago = $624.  The calf market rebounded from last week’s deep dip. The regional USDA report reflected steady to $5 higher on feeders. 5-6 weight steers steady to $5 higher and good demand for long weaned calves. DLM experienced similar results except we did not have many long weaned or feeder cattle this week. Comparable average prices on 3-4 weight heifers were $8-$10 higher with 5-6 weight heifers $1.50-$2.00 higher. Some one must have discovered some wheat grazing since 2-3 weight calves had double digit gains. 4-5 weight steers were $3 higher. Bred cows steady with pairs $25-$75 higher. Most pairs were 5-6 year olds with front end selling for $1350-$1575.  Our last sale of 2017 will be December 18 and the first sale of 2018 will be January 8.  

STEERS HEIFERS
WEIGHT LOW HIGH WT/AVG WEIGHT LOW HIGH WT/AVG
200-299 155 230 175.00 200-299 100 157.5 138.98
300-399 57.5 202.5 157.41 300-399 90 162.5 141.34
400-499 110 180 157.33 400-499 87.5 160 138.75
500-599 110 165 143.97 500-599 56 147.5 132.23
600-699 105 142 133.34 600-699 55 142 118.29
700-799 126 141 133.58 700-799 NT NT NT
800-899 NT NT NT 800-899 NT NT NT
900-999 NT NT NT 900-999 NT NT NT
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 90 125 110.00 300-399 70 97.5 88.75
400-499 40 102.5 65.25 400-499 55 112.5 77.00
500-599 47.5 92.5 64.67 500-599 42.5 87.5 63.75
600-699 40 89 68.50 600-699 NT NT NT
700-799 NT NT NT 700-799 NT NT NT
PAIRS PREGNANCY TESTED
PRICE RG LAST WEEK PRICE RG LAST WEEK
YOUNG 1000-1595 1175-1575 YOUNG NT 870-1300
MID-AGE 1125-1575 NT MID-AGE 1010-1275 900-1275
LOW HIGH AVERAGE
COWS UNDER 1100#'s 27 59 51.30
COWS OVER 1100#'s 31 57 52.84
FEEDER BULLS 71 127
HIGH YIELD GRADE BULLS (1400 LBS +) 79 82
LOW YIELD GRADE BULLS (1400 LBS +) 61 78
BABY CALVES UNDER 100 LBS NT NT
100 - 200 LB CALVES 100 240
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
Brook Bradford, Alvord, 235# @ $ 230.00 Circle S Cattle, Sunset, 295# @ $ 157.50
Tom Richards, Krum, 335# @ $ 202.50 J W Devoll, Weatherford, 335# @ $ 162.50
Ray Reed, Gunter, 2 Hd Deal, 400# @ $ 180.00 Tom Loughrey, Weatherford, 485# @ $ 160.00
Dan Nance, Haslet, 505# @ $ 165.00 Michael Chegwidden, Krum, 525# @ $ 147.50
JRI Cattle, Krum, 3 Hd Deal, 635# @ $ 142.00 Lisa King, Weatherford, 2 Hd Deal, 615# @ $ 142.00
J P Hancock, Decatur, 3 Hd Deal, 725# @ $ 141.00
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