Nebraska Edition | April 2, 2020

Nebraska Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report Week Ending: 4/9/2020 LIVESTOCK SUMMARY: Current Week Last Reported 2/10/2020 Last Year Total Receipts: 8,927 20,480 Feeder Cattle: 8,800(98.6%) 20,040(97.9%) 0(0.0%) Slaughter Cattle: 115(1.3%) 410(2.0%) 0(0.0%) Replacement Cattle: 12(0.1%) 30(0.1%) 0(0.0%) Special Note: Receipts: Last Year 14,758 Compared to last week moderate sales volume, this weeks lighter run sold lower. Steers and heifers sold 3.00 to 8.00 lower. Bulk of the down side to this trend came from sales that were reported from last Friday through Monday. After the CME board traded positive starting on Tuesday those mid week sales sold higher than the previous weeks test. Feedlot sales were light this week with some dressed sales trading at 168.00 and live sales at 105.00. Supply included: 99% Feeder Cattle (50% Steers, 48% Heifers, 2% Bulls); 1% Slaughter Cattle (86% Cows, 14% Bulls); 0% Replacement Cattle (100% Stock Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 74%. . Steers Medium & Large 1 Head...... Wt ...... Avg Wt .... PriceRng ....AvePrice 31418-438 428 154.50-171.00 163.61 102 453-496 478 150 .00-175.00 161.71 132 500-528 518 140 .00-172.00 160.90 297 551-592 565 142.50-172.00 161.98 284 604-638 625 130.50-161.00 149.35 275 651-691 676 121 .00-152.00 136.55 489 705-746 722 121 .00-136.00 127.47 21 740 740 114.50 114.50 294 758-799 781 115 .00-126.00 122.11 878 800-846 821 112.50-122.00 117.53 43 819-848 835 115.50-116.00 115.78 426 850-898 875 100 .00-120.85 111.53 115 913-937 926 99.50-119.25 102.21 27 919-926 921 81.00-91.00 84.35 37 962 962 90.00 90.00 Steers Medium 1-2 Head...... Wt ...... Avg Wt .... PriceRng ....AvePrice 14 316 316 148.00 148.00 14 374-378 376 156 .00-170.00 163.96 24 404-441 432 144 .00-160.00 152.11 11 407 407 157.00 157.00 36 525-544 534 139 .00-155.00 145.09 9 518 518 148.00 148.00 67 557-595 581 135 .00-150.00 140.63 10 639 639 147.00 147.00 21 656 656 128.00 128.00 5 756 756 109.00 109.00 STEERS - Large 1 Head...... Wt ...... Avg Wt .... PriceRng ....AvePrice 14 1030 1030 84.00 84.00 Steers Medium 2 Head...... Wt ...... Avg Wt .... PriceRng ....AvePrice 11 590 590 128.00 128.00 Heifers Medium & Large 1 Head...... Wt ...... Avg Wt .... PriceRng ....AvePrice 82 300-347 309 161 .00-176.00 163.69 103 365-393 391 152 .00-170.00 154.01 23 439-446 441 151 .00-153.00 151.44 164 450-496 472 126.50-156.00 140.14 47 477 477 151.00 151.00 154 502-543 526 130.50-159.00 142.96 70 543 543 160.00 160.00 202 550-588 562 127.50-150.50 141.53 45 562 562 162.00 162.00 154 600-646 626 118.25-135.75 126.58 56 634 634 142.00 142.00 707 653-696 675 107.50-130.50 119.90 411 700-738 722 104.50-123.50 113.49 52 720 720 152.00 152.00 672 759-791 773 100 .00-114.10 111.56 41 763-785 773 100 .00-106.75 103.74 8 778 778 117.00 117.00 186 805-828 819 100 .00-106.50 103.73 68 810-839 821 88.50-111.35 102.54 29 850-877 869 93 .00-113.50 98.70 14 858 858 123.00 123.00 14 914-931 920 85.50-103.50 97.00 Heifers Medium & Large 1 Head...... Wt ...... Avg Wt .... PriceRng ....AvePrice 54 663 663 925.00 925.00 Heifers Medium & Large 1-2 Head...... Wt ...... Avg Wt .... PriceRng ....AvePrice 7 318 318 130.00 130.00 19 368-389 379 145 .00-147.00 145.63 20 419-438 424 141 .00-145.50 143.59 27 477-484 480 139 .00-142.00 140.81 20 532-540 538 117.50-129.00 120.91 32 552-596 569 115 .00-130.25 121.00 41 603-620 616 120 .00-124.50 121.26 21 674 674 115.00 115.00 30 700-740 708 104. 00-112.50 109.39 Week Ending 4/10/20 Compared to last week, alfalfa hay fully steady. Grass hay, ground and delivered forages and alfalfa pellets sold steady. Buyer inquiry for baled hay picked up this week as distillers is getting in short supply some feedlots have switched to alfalfa for a protein source. Some of the round bales may not be the best in RFV but most bales are tested pretty well for protein. Some tillage work has taken place the last seven days. Producers have also been busy with fertilizing and weed control in alfalfa and pastures. Several contacts are in the works of putting in additional acres of alfalfa this spring or in the fall. Note: “All sales are dollars per ton FOB the field or hay barn, unless otherwise noted.” Eastern/Central Nebraska Alfalfa: Fair large squares 100.00. Good to Premium large rounds 105.00; Fair to mostly good large rounds 80.00-95.00. Prairie Hay: Good large rounds 80.00-90.00. Premium small squares 170.00-180.00. Cornstalks large rounds 40.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent 320.00- 330.00. Sun-cured pellets 15 percent 300.00. Platte Valley area of Nebraska Alfalfa: Good large rounds 90.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 130.00-135.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa/cornstalk mix 105.00-110.00. Ground and delivered cornstalks 75.00-90.00. Dehy alfalfa pellets 17 percent protein 270.00- 285.00; Sun-cured alfalfa 15 percent protein 285.00. Western Nebraska Alfalfa: Fair large squares 155.00. Millet in large squares 85.00. Ground and delivered alfalfa 153.00-158.00. Nebraska Hay Summary 5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle Week Ending: 04/12/20 Confirmed: 20,702 Week Ago: 25,378 Year Ago: 68,097 Live FOB Head Count Weight Range (lbs) Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) .................. ($) Over 80% Choice 5,931 1,277-,1,650 105.00-105.00 1,493 .............. 105.00 65 - 80% Choice 3,318 1,275-1,475 105.00-105.00 1,389.............. 105.00 35 - 65% Choice 568 1,300-1,435 105.00-105.00 1,354 .............. 105.00 0 - 35% Choice - - - .................................. Total all grades 9,817 1,275-1,650 112.00-121.00 1,450 .............. 105.00 Live FOB Head Count Weight Range (lbs) Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) .................. ($) Over 80% Choice 2,360 1,150-1,433 103.50-105.00 1,267 .............. 104.71 65 - 80% Choice 642 1,170-1,355 105.00-105.00 1,255 .............. 105.00 35 - 65% Choice 214 1,200-1,240 105.00-105.00 1,214 .............. 105.00 0 - 35% Choice - - Total all grades 3,216 1,150-1,433 103.50-105.00 1,261 .............. 104.79 Dressed FOB Head Count Weight Range (lbs) Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Steers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) .................. ($) Over 80% Choice 70 984-984 151.00-151.00 984 ................. 151.00 65 - 80% Choice - - - 35 - 65% Choice - - - 0 - 35% Choice - - - Total all grades 70 984-984 151.00-151.00 984 ................. 151.00 Dressed FOB Head Count Weight Range (lbs) Price Range ($) Weighted Averages Slaughter Heifers (Beef Breeds): (lbs) .................. ($) Over 80% Choice - - - * .............................. * 65 - 80% Choice - - - 35 - 65% Choice - - - 0 - 35% Choice - - - Total all grades - - - * .............................. * Cattle Market Aurora $2.76 $7.57 $4.37 N/A Axtell $2.79 $7.64 N/A N/A Bloomfield $2.72 $7.70 N/A N/A Bruning $2.79 $8.12 N/A N/A Chappell $2.88 $7.33 $4.29 $2.49 Columbus $2.87 $7.79 N/A N/A Eustis $2.82 $7.47 N/A N/A Franklin $2.75 $7.54 $4.24 $2.64 Fremont $2.89 $8.07 N/A N/A Funk $2.84 $7.70 N/A N/A Gordon $2.60 $6.92 N/A N/A Grand Island $2.81 $7.62 N/A N/A Grant $2.83 $7.43 $4.31 N/A Hastings $2.84 $7.72 $4.39 $2.71 Hemingford $2.79 $6.92 N/A N/A Holdrege $2.82 $7.59 N/A N/A Imperial $2.83 $7.43 $4.36 N/A Kimball $2.88 N/A $4.28 N/A Lincoln $2.90 $7.87 N/A N/A Maywood $2.82 $7.42 $4.12 $2.39 McCook $2.83 N/A $4.31 N/A Nebraska City $2.79 $7.82 N/A N/A Norfolk (Enola) $2.84 $7.52 N/A N/A North Platte $2.84 $7.52 $4.04 N/A Ord $2.79 $7.77 N/A N/A Overton $2.85 $7.62 N/A N/A Riverdale $3.58 N/A N/A N/A Superior N/A $7.62 $4.30 $2.44 Waco $2.77 $7.78 N/A $3.19 Averages $2.84 $7.60 $4.27 $2.64 Location Corn Beans Wheat Milo Grain prices as of 4/15/2020 Sales fob feedlots and delivered. Estimated net weights after 3-4% shrink. Other: Contract sales; Formula sales; Holsteins; Heiferettes; Cattle sold earlier in the week, but data not collected on day of sale; Etc. Weekly Weighted Averages (Beef Brands): Head Avg Avg Count Weight Price Live FOB Steer 9,817 1,450 105.00 Live FOB Heifer 3,216 1,216 104.79 Dressed Del Steer 3,203 960 168.00 Dressed Del Heifer 2,041 876 167.86 Week Ago Averages: Head Avg Avg Count Weight Price Live FOB Steer 9,027 1,453 111.08 Live FOB Heifer 2,832 1,263 110.78 Dressed Del Steer 5,824 923 176.98 Dressed Del Heifer 1,899 857 179.83 Year Ago Averages: Head Avg Avg Count Weight Price Live FOB Steer 22,584 1,406 126.19 Live FOB Heifer 13,557 1,274 125.24 Dressed Del Steer 8,517 902 204.91 Dressed Del Heifer 4,615 816 204.85

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