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Billings Livestock Commission
Billings, MT
Market information provided by USDA
15 Feb '24
Compared to last week: 500-599 and 700-749 lbs feeder steers offered the best test this week. These offerings sold fully steady. All other weights of feeder steers were too lightly tested to develop a full market trend, however steady undertones were noticed on a lower quality offering. Feeder heifers under 550 lbs sold steady to 5.00 higher, all other weights of heifers were too lightly tested to develop a full market trend, however steady to weak undertones were noticed on a lower quality offering. Quality this week was mostly plain to average with a limited offering of attractive cattle seen. Quality was lower compared to last weeks sale. Most offerings sold in small to moderate size packages. Small lots and singles sold with a discount to larger packages this week. Demand for all feeders was good for light to moderate offerings. The best demand continues to be for cattle suitable to develop into yearlings. CME positions continue to see upward momentum. The March feeder cattle contract closed today at 247.10, while the April closed at 250.225, 0.25 higher and 1.70 lower respectfully, than last Thursdays close. Market activity was mostly moderate to active this week. A smaller buyer pool was noticed this week as well. Weigh up cows sold on good to very good demand for light offerings. Too few cows were seen this week to make an accurate market trend, however steady to higher undertones were noticed on slaughter cows, feeding cows and slaughter bulls. Packer buyers continue to be aggressive as they bid for both feeding cows and slaughter cows. Young age cows suitable to feed or rebreed sold mostly steady to 10.00 higher on a very attractive offering. Demand for this class was very good as feeding demand continues to improve with higher live cattle contract prices. Demand from rebreed buyers was strong as quality this week was attractive, with several sets offerings off reputation ranches noted.
Feeder Cattle
BULLS - Medium and Large 1
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
11040-10401040192.00-192.00192.00
3585-588587299.00-310.00306.35
2678-678678260.00-260.00260.00
3730-730730232.00-232.00232.00
1910-910910210.00-210.00210.00
 
BULLS - Medium and Large 1-2
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
6680-680680237.50-237.50237.50
2730-730730221.00-221.00221.00
 
HEIFERS - Medium 1
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
3375-375375320.00-320.00320.00
15494-494494290.00-290.00290.00
22508-525516275.00-286.00282.82
8564-564564272.50-272.50272.50
6656-685666239.00-243.00241.63
 
HEIFERS - Medium 1-2
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
12298-298298290.00-290.00290.00
8341-341341305.00-305.00305.00
6351-351351285.00-285.00285.00
 
HEIFERS - Medium and Large 1
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
31394-398396330.00-343.00336.74
26400-430421317.50-336.00324.82
156462-498479306.00-323.00318.30
149502-542524285.00-310.00301.22
27565-599575279.50-286.00283.99
73603-645625251.00-276.00263.37
37655-678673240.00-254.00249.25
22708-724718227.00-238.00233.33
4755-765763221.00-221.00221.00
7804-804804211.00-211.00211.00
 
HEIFERS - Medium and Large 1-2
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
3360-360360300.00-300.00300.00
15404-443432300.00-328.00316.32
5478-482480282.50-284.50283.30
16553-593566259.00-273.00268.51
9608-620614240.00-251.00246.14
12652-678663230.00-242.00237.74
4714-714714223.00-223.00223.00
 
HEIFERS - Medium and Large 2
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
2455-455455247.50-247.50247.50
19505-531512252.50-272.00262.75
6553-553553240.00-240.00240.00
8646-646646229.00-229.00229.00
8671-671671223.00-223.00223.00
 
STEERS - Medium 1
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
3345-345345351.00-351.00351.00
3395-395395342.50-342.50342.50
2425-425425340.00-340.00340.00
4494-494494312.50-312.50312.50
9514-523516290.00-312.50307.43
5606-606606276.00-276.00276.00
 
STEERS - Medium and Large 1
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
8363-363363360.00-360.00360.00
1445-445445360.00-360.00360.00
12453-453453375.00-375.00375.00
19450-494462346.00-350.00348.87
13509-509509362.50-362.50362.50
78506-549531333.00-349.00342.33
102552-585566316.50-333.00327.11
5589-589589294.00-294.00294.00
38600-624607293.00-314.00307.52
60618-618618325.00-325.00325.00
30653-653653293.50-293.50293.50
4658-658658272.00-272.00272.00
134707-733724251.00-264.75261.24
5753-788774243.00-245.00244.22
21819-819819239.00-239.00239.00
5854-854854222.00-222.00222.00
 
STEERS - Medium and Large 1-2
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
7386-386386355.00-355.00355.00
16403-440412332.50-343.00340.45
32451-483474325.00-341.00334.85
11513-515515322.50-327.50326.59
23558-573569300.50-308.50301.85
30605-633625280.00-298.00288.36
33655-692678244.50-274.00255.70
5748-748748244.00-244.00244.00
8750-785774232.50-240.50239.21
17829-838835226.00-230.00227.40
 
STEERS - Medium and Large 2
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
5596-596596288.00-288.00288.00
3685-685685222.50-222.50222.50
6837-837837222.00-222.00222.00
 
 
Replacement Cattle
BRED COWS - Medium and Large 1
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
31277-127712772350.00-2350.002350.00
31285-128512851625.00-1625.001625.00
31417-141714172150.00-2150.002150.00
 
BRED HEIFERS - Medium and Large 1
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
21180-118011802100.00-2100.002100.00
41219-121912192450.00-2450.002450.00
 
STOCK COWS - Medium and Large 1
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
12804-804804172.50-172.50172.50
48736-1180917180.00-195.00190.01
103810-1150995108.00-170.00156.05
 
STOCK COWS - Medium and Large 1-2
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
1840-840840130.00-130.00130.00
4835-1175958130.00-175.00155.02
 
 
Slaughter Cattle
BULLS
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
11305-13051305116.00-116.00116.00
51215-2120169399.00-116.00109.80
51870-21851992113.00-121.00115.26
 
COWS
HdWt RangeAvg WtPrice RangeAvg Price
941101-12701103106.00-114.00110.24
21035-1250114371.00-76.0073.74
561093-1370115697.00-104.5099.88
51135-1225117795.00-103.0098.14
161035-1335119181.00-94.0087.42
21215-12201218106.00-106.50106.25
41235-1450132185.00-95.0090.77
11350-1350135097.00-97.0097.00
121300-15801383111.50-113.00112.74
11410-14101410112.00-112.00112.00
201310-1570141696.00-107.00104.95
21500-15101505108.00-109.00108.50
31530-15601550104.00-109.50107.69
21600-16001600105.00-105.00105.00