Billings Livestock Commission Wtd Avg
BL_LS751   
Billings, MT   Thu Jan 17, 2019       USDA Market News       
       
Billings Livestock Commission       
Bred Heifer Special Report for 01/17/2019

Receipts: 2,912		Last Week: 4,671	Last Year: 2,918       

Compared to the last sale 1-10-19: All feeder cattle were too 
lightly tested to develop an accurate market trend. Feeding cows sold on 
mostly moderate demand. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady compared to last week.
Slaughter bulls sold mostly steady. Next sale is Thursday, January 24th.

Slaughter Cows         
           Pct Lean    Weight    Avg Dress     High Dress     Low Dress   Very Low Dress   
Breakers     75-80   1325-1630  53.00-58.00    60.00-61.00   42.00-47.50       --
Boners       80-85   1214-1481  49.50-55.75        --        39.25-46.00       --
Lean         85-90   1028-1293  47.00-51.00    52.00-53.50   39.00-43.00   34.00-37.00

Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade 1-2              
                  Weight       Avg Dress     High Dress    Low Dress   Very Low Dress
                1320-2095     65.00-68.50   71.00-76.00   54.50-62.50      48.00

Feeding Cows and Cows Returning to the Country: Coming 3 yrs old: 823-1085 lbs 78.00
-103.00, heifers 887-1075 lbs 107.00-120.00. Coming 4 yrs old: 1028-1083 lbs 74.00-79.00. 

	Bred cows: Aged (Broken mouth) Medium and Large 1 calving before May 1239-1584 lbs 
(Average quality) 950.00-1085.00. Medium and Large 1-2 calving before June 1256-1437 lbs 
735.00-850.00. 

	Bred cows: Middle Aged (Solid Mouth) Medium and Large 1 1418-1581 lbs
1035.00-1350.00. Medium and Large 1 calving before June 1278-1370 lbs 850.00-975.00.
 Medium and Large 1-2 calving before May 1401 lbs 835.00.

	Bred cows: 5-6 year olds Medium and Large 1 calving before April 1370-1463 lbs 
1350.00-1450.00. Medium and Large 1-2 1188-1350 lbs 1160.00-1275.00. 

	Bred cows: 3-6 year olds Medium and Large 1 calving before May 15 1085 lbs
1125.00.

	Bred cows: 3-4 year olds Medium and Large 1 calving before April 1062-1330 lbs
1450.00-1550.00. Medium and Large 1 calving after April 970-1390 lbs 1225.00-1335.00. 
Medium and Large 1-2 868-1273 lbs 1125.00-1200.00.

	Bred heifers: Medium and Large 1 calving by March 15th 911-1110 lbs 1250.00-1425.00. 
Medium and Large 1-2 894 lbs 1000.00.

Source:  USDA Market News Service, Billings, MT
         Sarah Ryan, Market Reporter
         406-210-4792
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/BL_LS751.txt
 
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