Livestock Market Report

Report Date: JULY 28,2014

Receipts this Week 821
Receipts last Week  1,377

Feeder Classes

Steers & Bulls (Medium & Large 1 & 2)
150-300 Lbs Up To  334.00
300-400 Lbs Up To 334.00

400-500 lbs up to 277.00

500-600 Lbs Up To 247.00
600-700 Lbs Up To 224.00
700-800 Lbs Up To 205.00

Heifers (Medium & Large 1 & 2)
150-300 Lbs Up To  345.00
300-400 Lbs Up To 298.00
400-500 Lbs Up To 254.00
500-600 Lbs Up To 230.00
600-700 Lbs Up To 218.00
700-800 Lbs Up To 160.00

Slaughter Classes

Cows
High Dressing Up To 119.00
Breakers Up To 112.00
Lean Up To 105.00
Bulls Up To  131.00

Stocker Classes

Bred Cows Up To 1,510.00
Cow Calf Pairs up to  2,450.00

COMMENTS

Slaughter classes sold 2 to 4 higher  . Calves and feeder cattle steady to 3 dollars higher, with 400-500lb. cattle 4 to 6 higher.   Replacement cows and cow calf pairs steady on top quality cattle  . Fed cattle trade in the West  much higher @ 159.00 to 166.00. Just when I thought the market was steadying up, it goes higher again. All reports the last few days, including the Cattle on Feed Report points to lower numbers of cattle and a good market for a long time to come. Demand is as strong as ever  with all buyers having very good orders. I think our future is very bright

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR HOME PAGE FOR INFO ON UPCOMING SALES AND EVENTS. Coming Friday, Sept. 26, The 2nd Annual Melvin Adams Farms Bred Heifer Sale. 360 of the best bred heifers in this country. To view pictures, go to our home page and click on pictures.

A little note: With all the talk we hear about HIGH cattle and High BEEF prices, I want to know Compared to What? Bought a new pick up or piece of equipment lately ? Gas or diesel fuel, fertilizer, or non meat related items in the grocery store? For years we have been the step child of the FOOD industry, and we produce the best and safest beef in the world. I think cattle prices are where they should be in comparison. IT IS OUR TURN.

On  another note, this is  our 22nd year here at Dothan Livestock and we want to thank all of our friends and customers, both buyers and sellers, for your trust in us over the years and we will continue to work hard to keep that trust. We know that we could not be here except for all of you. From all of us here at DLC, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!!!!

Also, a reminder on our weekend receiving hours:
Saturday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Please call ahead if you will be bringing cattle after these hours, and we will make arrangements.