Montana ( Weekly Weighted Average ) - December 5, 2022

Sell Market

Sell Weight
lbs
Sell Price
$/cwt
Sell Total
$/hd
Cost of Gain
$/lb
Fixed Cost
$/hd

Replacement Market

Billings, MT Mon Dec, 05 2022 Montana Weekly Livestock Auction Summary Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 11/28/2022 Current Previous Year Ago —————————— —————————— —————————— Total 20396 7023 18409 Feeder Cattle 10567 3016 9641 Slaughter Sheep/Lambs 3230 0 708 Slaughter Cattle 2476 2087 3212 Slaughter Goats 1985 0 1449 Replacement Cattle 991 1920 1652 Feeder Sheep/Lambs 871 0 1557 Feeder Goats 246 0 190 Replacement Sheep/Lambs 30 0 0 Compared to last week: Steer calves under 500 lbs sold generally steady to firm, steer calves over 500 lbs sold unevenly steady. Heifer calves under 450 lbs sold mostly 5.00 lower on a lower quality offering, heifers over 450 lbs sold unevenly steady. Quality this week was mixed from plain to attractive, with light weight calves seeing the most variation in quality. Demand was mostly moderate for moderate offerings. CME positions have improved in recent week and cash prices have pushed higher, however buyers were selective as high quality calves sold higher and average quality calves were met with lighter demand. Weaned calves saw stronger demand this week as weaned calf quality improved. Most calves on offer this week were weaned 50 to 60 days. Market activity was mostly moderate to active this week. Weigh up cows sold on light to moderate demand for heavy offerings. Demand from packers was mostly light, however demand from private feeders was mostly moderate. Feeding cows sold unevenly steady on high quality cows suitable to feed to premium white, short term feeding or turn out cows sold mostly steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold steady to firm on boning and lean cows, breaking cows sold steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter bulls sold generally steady. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold 10.00-15.00 higher as higher interest and more participants were seen for cows suitable to rebreed. Steers Medium and Large 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 7 311 311 285.00 285.00 31 300-349 319 273.00-290.00 277.83 Unweaned 47 355-384 370 251.00-284.00 266.93 Unweaned 40 352-382 371 250.00-285.00 255.97 10 420-425 424 236.00-244.00 237.58 354 400-448 431 235.00-269.50 247.89 Unweaned 273 450-499 470 203.00-240.00 227.31 Unweaned 121 457-487 478 224.00-244.00 237.97 110 508-534 517 208.00-218.00 212.04 535 500-549 518 189.00-227.50 211.65 Unweaned 154 550-592 567 180.50-208.00 196.36 565 550-598 575 186.00-214.00 197.28 Unweaned 186 608-648 619 175.50-203.00 194.35 591 600-649 623 175.00-200.00 185.60 Unweaned 153 651-694 676 179.00-197.50 190.72 209 650-698 678 170.00-186.00 177.67 Unweaned 18 702-722 705 175.00-180.00 179.15 Unweaned 8 714 714 168.00 168.00 Full 116 702-745 731 170.00-195.00 185.94 29 750-759 752 170.50-182.50 179.58 25 770-783 780 167.00-179.00 175.83 Unweaned 43 808-822 819 177.00-186.00 184.35 Unweaned 25 820-821 821 174.50-179.00 174.86 116 859-881 860 169.50-189.25 188.38 4 870 870 165.00 165.00 Unweaned 9 962 962 167.00 167.00 17 960-993 979 159.50-161.00 160.39 Fleshy 328 1000-1008 1002 175.00-182.00 180.43 Steers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 248 248 300.00 300.00 Unweaned 6 283 283 240.00 240.00 4 323 323 235.00 235.00 16 325-346 337 232.50-242.50 237.67 Unweaned 45 351-392 365 221.00-247.50 239.35 Unweaned 38 358-395 380 220.00-232.50 226.13 88 403-448 417 217.50-235.00 226.35 Unweaned 29 402-438 421 207.50-237.00 219.73 8 461 461 211.00 211.00 97 455-491 486 190.00-210.00 200.14 Unweaned 114 508-536 527 179.00-207.00 187.05 146 503-547 530 181.00-208.50 197.61 Unweaned 49 550-580 556 172.00-189.00 185.83 Unweaned 21 560-593 585 175.00-196.00 180.63 5 601 601 180.00 180.00 17 605-649 626 174.00-177.00 176.72 Unweaned 8 655-687 667 161.00-175.00 169.59 Unweaned 6 691 691 164.00 164.00 10 711-738 716 164.00-183.00 179.09 7 720-725 724 168.00-169.00 168.72 Unweaned 5 768 768 175.00 175.00 11 903-906 904 156.00-169.00 161.92 Steers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 13 414 414 210.00 210.00 Unweaned 5 482 482 183.00 183.00 3 633 633 146.00 146.00 5 785 785 167.00 167.00 11 815 815 157.00 157.00 Steers Large 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 7 716 716 169.00 169.00 Unweaned 58 1056 1056 167.00 167.00 Fleshy 20 1092 1092 159.50 159.50 Steers Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 4 1028 1028 136.00 136.00 Steers Medium 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 20 390 390 258.00 258.00 4 414 414 222.50 222.50 Unweaned 6 433 433 200.00 200.00 13 463 463 185.00 185.00 Unweaned 31 454-494 466 192.50-206.00 201.84 5 507 507 189.00 189.00 Unweaned 6 549 549 185.00 185.00 Steers Medium 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 11 400 400 210.00 210.00 Steers Medium 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 7 447 447 155.00 155.00 Unweaned Heifers Medium and Large 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 5 315 315 207.50 207.50 3 310-320 317 205.00-210.00 206.63 Unweaned 29 350-379 374 200.00-223.00 213.82 114 357-397 382 200.00-220.00 204.23 Unweaned 83 408-441 427 196.00-214.00 203.28 Unweaned 9 436 436 184.00 184.00 Full 231 415-449 442 192.00-213.00 207.08 192 450-489 469 187.00-210.00 201.91 278 451-499 477 186.00-201.50 194.29 Unweaned 246 504-548 524 180.00-197.00 188.51 377 500-548 529 178.00-197.50 190.21 Unweaned 391 553-598 574 157.00-189.00 179.73 Unweaned 163 552-587 583 176.00-191.00 187.63 136 601-648 613 151.00-179.00 169.30 Unweaned 128 601-644 633 160.50-180.50 168.92 49 653-688 668 155.50-169.00 160.60 Unweaned 14 669 669 164.50 164.50 28 700-718 702 163.00-165.00 164.78 7 707 707 166.00 166.00 Unweaned 2 763 763 155.00 155.00 9 834 834 172.00 172.00 40 852-883 877 159.00-169.00 166.05 19 901-912 908 157.00-164.00 161.44 16 914 914 164.50 164.50 Unweaned 7 956 956 165.50 165.50 3 967 967 159.00 159.00 Unweaned Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 22 342-348 344 191.00-200.00 196.46 Unweaned 7 346 346 199.00 199.00 13 364 364 195.00 195.00 73 357-398 372 176.00-200.00 193.51 Unweaned 23 407-427 415 185.00-194.00 190.37 97 403-445 427 172.00-206.50 186.00 Unweaned 66 450-489 474 165.00-175.00 172.08 Unweaned 35 460-498 486 178.00-185.50 182.26 31 503-520 518 166.00-177.00 175.62 96 502-546 524 145.00-182.00 166.14 Unweaned 3 558 558 157.00 157.00 21 555-598 578 146.00-169.00 158.55 Unweaned 6 628 628 156.00 156.00 8 614-648 631 145.00-165.00 154.93 Unweaned 25 916-944 931 149.00-157.00 154.43 Heifers Medium and Large 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 16 340 340 171.00 171.00 34 407-418 409 165.00-171.00 169.74 Unweaned 9 430 430 165.00-173.00 170.33 3 475 475 161.00 161.00 4 498 498 155.00 155.00 Unweaned 3 548 548 131.50 131.50 5 750 750 131.00 131.00 3 872 872 132.00 132.00 Heifers Large 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 5 534 534 162.00 162.00 Unweaned 20 611-645 631 154.00-159.00 156.76 Unweaned 16 1048 1048 155.00 155.00 Heifers Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 10 1021 1021 139.00 139.00 Heifers Medium 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 12 318 318 195.00 195.00 Unweaned 8 366 366 192.50 192.50 Unweaned 9 400-446 426 174.00-176.00 174.84 24 471 471 177.00 177.00 Unweaned 8 500 500 177.00 177.00 Unweaned 16 533-534 534 164.00-172.00 167.00 7 828 828 163.50 163.50 Heifers Medium 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 25 376-381 379 172.50-179.00 176.42 Bulls Medium and Large 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 5 357 357 230.00 230.00 Unweaned 11 538 538 188.00 188.00 Unweaned 21 611-640 619 165.00-179.00 174.23 Unweaned 3 660-690 680 168.00-171.00 168.97 Unweaned 9 743 743 165.00 165.00 Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 12 405 405 191.00 191.00 11 411-424 418 190.00-205.00 196.70 Unweaned 3 485 485 157.50 157.50 Unweaned 4 535 535 178.00 178.00 Unweaned 5 718 718 146.00 146.00 5 834 834 130.00 130.00 3 858 858 152.00 152.00 1 1180 1180 104.00 104.00 Bulls Large 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 1080-1085 1083 118.00-119.00 118.50 20 1107 1107 123.00 123.00 7 1196 1196 116.50 116.50 Bulls Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 1130 1130 106.00 106.00 Bulls Medium 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 14 426 426 170.00 170.00 Slaughter Bulls Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 2 1070-1140 1105 71.00-85.00 77.78 Light Weight, Low Dressing 7 1080-1675 1364 61.00-94.00 87.83 Return to Feed 68 1380-2205 1727 71.00-87.00 81.06 Low Dressing 28 1418-2055 1776 87.00-97.50 91.82 3 1830-2330 2112 98.00-98.50 98.18 High Dressing 1 2590 2590 94.00 94.00 Heavy Weight, High Dressing Slaughter Cows Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 820 820 33.00 33.00 Light Weight, Lean, Very Low Dressing 1 930 930 55.00 55.00 Light Weight, Lean 10 910-995 936 41.00-53.00 48.30 Light Weight, Lean, Low Dressing 48 880-1440 1109 27.50-46.00 41.47 Lean, Very Low Dressing 120 1000-1423 1180 44.00-57.50 52.89 Lean, Low Dressing 230 940-1340 1185 47.00-58.50 54.85 Return to Feed, Lean, Low Dressing 15 1201-1285 1230 67.50-74.50 70.72 Return to Feed, Lean, High Dressing 412 1020-1358 1233 56.50-66.50 61.14 Return to Feed, Lean 46 1045-1490 1274 57.00-64.00 59.76 Lean 333 1220-1675 1375 65.00-78.00 71.27 Return to Feed, Boner 106 1270-1760 1401 50.50-66.50 60.53 Return to Feed, Boner, Low Dressing 51 1308-1585 1430 50.00-71.00 57.61 Boner, Low Dressing 16 1350-1530 1458 66.00-75.00 71.23 Boner 1 1465 1465 81.00 81.00 Return to Feed, Boner, High Dressing 67 1340-1758 1583 72.50-78.00 76.26 Breaker 2 1588 1588 48.00 48.00 Boner, Very Low Dressing 58 1405-1980 1598 59.00-73.50 69.71 Breaker, Low Dressing 3 1560-1625 1603 68.00-73.00 69.62 Return to Feed, Breaker, Low Dressing 4 1360-1840 1627 75.00-77.50 76.55 Return to Feed, Breaker 2 1780-1870 1825 80.00-83.50 81.79 Breaker, High Dressing Bred Cows Medium and Large 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 63 955-1185 1039 120.31-180.46 164.19 Young, 2nd Stage 6 1063 1063 89.37 89.37 Thin Fleshed, Young, 1st Stage 10 1064-1097 1074 109.40-110.34 109.69 Thin Fleshed, Young, 1st/2nd Stage 11 1084 1084 106.09 106.09 Young, 1st/2nd Stage 23 1017-1310 1092 91.58-99.36 94.32 Young, 1st Stage 6 1164 1164 96.65 96.65 Thin Fleshed, Young, 2nd Stage 56 1164-1328 1254 69.78-86.52 81.55 Broken Mouth, Aged, 2nd Stage 19 1200-1379 1360 58.00-64.00 63.44 Broken Mouth, Aged, 2nd Stage 2 1470 1470 66.33 66.33 Broken Mouth, Aged, 1st Stage Stock Cows Medium and Large 1 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 765-870 818 52.50-61.00 56.93 Thin Fleshed, Young, Open 281 815-1310 985 71.00-132.00 103.36 (<2 yrs), Open 216 795-1413 1092 59.50-99.00 72.48 Young, Open Stock Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 8 795-998 934 71.00-82.50 77.34 (<2 yrs), Open 8 970-1140 1076 55.00-59.00 56.78 Young, Open