Decatur Livestock Market
MARKET REPORT
        Consignments from August 14, 2017, from 175 sellers were 896 head including: 36 Bulls, 240 Cows, 49 Calves, 75 Longhorns, 137 Stocker Heifers, 168 Stocker Bulls/Steers, 64 Feeder Heifers, 127 Feeder Bulls/Steers. Average price = $717. Last sale = $801. A year ago = $799.  USDA quoted the regional market on feeder cattle $4-$6 lower, long weaned calves steady and unweaned calves up to $10 lower as compared to last week. With few exceptions, your local market followed the same trend, partially because of less selection since several producers were rained out. Several strings of 3-4 weight dried out steer and heifer calves pushed the average price $8-$10 higher and the demand for roping calves pushed 2 weights average $16 higher. Packer prices backed down from last week’s high. Bred cows were $25-$75 higher. We get many questions about why the market is so unpredictable…over the past 3-5 years, the impact of international unrest and financial struggles became greater as we expanded our export markets. Until recently, it was an at arm’s length issue – the protests, riots and financial collapse were “over there”, now it is “over here”. Our country is facing the potential of a nucluear attack and anarachy is rampant in our streets. Our elected officials have put their own agendas ahead of what is in the best interest of our country and respect for the law of the land has vanquished. Maybe this gives us a clue as to why things are unsettled.
STEERS HEIFERS
WEIGHT LOW HIGH WT/AVG WEIGHT LOW HIGH WT/AVG
200-299 98 202.5 181.43 200-299 115 216 162.68
300-399 112 192.5 171.17 300-399 105 155 138.71
400-499 91 185 150.17 400-499 100 152.5 139.22
500-599 95 154 138.36 500-599 89 144 132.63
600-699 98 149 133.83 600-699 90 143 131.81
700-799 105 141 131.32 700-799 109 129 124.50
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
300-399 100 120 106.60 300-399 92.5 125 113.83
400-499 81 110 89.62 400-499 80 118 93.70
500-599 72 94 79.37 500-599 NT NT NT
600-699 61 85 77.25 600-699 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
PAIRS PREGNANCY TESTED
PRICE RG LAST WEEK PRICE RG LAST WEEK
YOUNG NT NT YOUNG NT NT
MID-AGE NT NT MID-AGE 1130-1375 1125-1300
LOW HIGH AVERAGE
COWS UNDER 1100#'s 60 73 65.10
COWS OVER 1100#'s 66 81.25 69.77
FEEDER BULLS 120 129
HIGH YIELD GRADE BULLS (1400 LBS +) 93 98.5
LOW YIELD GRADE BULLS (1400 LBS +) 86 92
BABY CALVES UNDER 100 LBS NT NT
100 - 200 LB CALVES 230 460
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
Dennis Smock, Bridgeport, 275# @ $ 202.50 MTS Cattle, Aledo, 2 Hd Deal, 200# @ $ 210.00
MTS Cattle, Aledo, 335# @ $ 187.50 Bill Shanklin, Boyd, 395# @ $ 150.00
Jim Butler, Sanger, 420# @ $ 170.00 Jayson Berndt, Sanger, 400# @ $ 152.50
Scaling Bros, Henrietta, 7 Hd Deal, 541# @ $ 154.00 Scaling Bros, Henrietta, 11 Hd Deal, 565# @ $ 144.00
Lynn Long, Decatur, 3 Hd Deal, 627# @ $ 149.50 Lynn Long, Decatur, 3 Hd Deal, 625# @ $ 143.00
Lonny Barrett, Bellevue, 4 Hd Deal, 709# @ $ 141.00 MCB Cutting, Millsap, 8 Hd Deal, 738# @ $ 129.00
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