Superior Livestock Auction hosted their May 28 Video Auction live from the Superior Livestock Studio in Fort Worth, TX. Cattle producers offered 36,400 head of calves, yearlings, and breeding stock from 22 states for this auction. Cattle were sold on contract to deliver immediately through the end of September 2020. This offering found strong support on all feeder steers and heifers in regions 3/4/5/6. Feeder steers were well received at $3-5 higher than last test. Delivery was not as much of a factor as we had seen in the past due to 22 percent lower placements in April made for good buyer participation on all classes. Feeder heifers also were well received marking gains of $2-4 higher.
Region 1/2 feeder steers and heifers were lightly tested but had a strong undertone. Region 5 Florida calves weaned, as well as calves on cows, were in large supply giving them their first big test and were welcomed with strong demand on both steers and heifers moving out at $5-7 higher than last test. Buyers demanded value added programs and shot protocols to reach higher end prices.
Region 3 Louisiana calves on cows also found good buyer participation selling at $5-7 higher than last test and again buyers were looking for calves with value-added programs and shot protocols. Region 3/4/6 weaned calves were in light supply but noted a strong buyer demand. Value-Added Program cattle again were in high demand fetching prices $20 to as much as $35 premiums to non-program cattle. Top lots—Feeder steers: Leonard Ranch, Clovis, NM. 73 feeder steers @ 660 lbs. VAC 60, Superior Verified, NHTC, Verified Natural Beef, Certified Natural Plus. 100 % black & BWF. $147.00, June 1-8 delivery. Keith Jantz, Tupelo, MS. 110 feeder steers @ 740 lbs. VAC 60, Superior Verified, NHTC, Verified Natural Beef, Superior Progressive Genetics. Buyers option on 11 additional steers that are NHTC but not all natural can be weighed and priced separate. $138.00, June 1-10 delivery. Brian & Cindy Kipp, Haxtun, CO. 101 feeder steers @ 750lbs. VAC 60, Red Angus Certified, NHTC, Verified Natural Beef, Certified Natural Plus, Superior Progressive Genetics. BVD-PI free. $167.00, June 8-15 delivery. 89 heifer mates @ 690 lbs. brought $153.00, Same delivery. Buschman Ranch, Perryton, TX. 210 feeder steers @ 825 lbs. VAC 60, Superior Verified, GAP 4, NHTC, Verified Natural Beef, Certified Natural Plus, Superior Progressive Genetics. $158.00, June 1-7 delivery. Feeder heifers: Hurt Cattle Co. Inc. Hachita, NM. 579 feeder heifers @ 620 lbs. VAC 60, Certified Natural. Brangus & Brangus Cross. $131.00, June 1-10 delivery.Cason Plantation, East Point, LA. 142 feeder heifers @ 700 lbs. VAC PRECON. Pred. Angus, Angus cross, Charolais cross & a few red hided with up to 1/4 Brahman influence. $121.00, June 1-15 delivery.Sethca LLC, Alva, OK. 143 feeder heifers @ 715 lbs. VAC PRECON. Angus & Angus cross. Some show up to 1/8 ear. 100% black hided. $124.25, June 1-8 delivery. J&S Cattle, Bolton, MS. 64 feeder heifers @ 775 lbs. VAC 60, Superior Verified, Care Certified, NHTC, Superior Progressive Genetics. VitaFerm Raised, BQA Certified. Out of Angus and Brangus cows by Angus and Hereford bulls. Approx. 75% black hided, bal. red hided w/a few Smokey. 1/4 or less ear. $114.50, June 1-15 delivery. Steer calves: David W. Diver, Groesbeck, TX. 102 weaned steer calves @ 490 lbs. VAC PRECON. Angus cross & Charolais cross with 1/4 or less Brahman influence. $169.00, June 8-15 delivery. Josh & Melinda Hunt, Cowgill, MO. 75 weaned steer calves @ 585 lbs. VAC 60, Angus Link, Superior Progressive Genetics, BQA Certified. Angus & Angus cross. $171.00, June 1-15 delivery. Albion Ranch LLC, Albion, ID. 224 weaned steer calves @ 730 lbs. VAC 60, Superior Verified, GAP 4, NHTC, Verified Natural Beef. Approx. 90% black or BWF & 10% red & may be a few RWF. Approx. 5% or less w/Nubs or small horns. Can make 100% black hided. $161.00, June 5-16 delivery. Heifer calves: Leonard Ranch, Clovis, NM. 80 weaned heifer calves @ 600lbs. Superior Verified, NHTC, Verified Natural Beef, Certified Natural Plus. Out of Angus & Angus cross cows by Angus (44 Farms & 4B Ranches) bulls. 100% black & BWF. $141.50, June 1-8 delivery. Paul & Cecile Brewer Trust, Thayer, MO. 77 weaned heifer calves @ 630lbs. VAC PRECON. English, English cross & Exotic cross. Some show up to 1/4 ear. Some fine boned/plainer kind. $129.50, June 1-5 delivery. Pine Forest Land & Stock, Winnemucca, NV. 86 weaned heifer calves @ 610lbs. Red Angus Certified, NHTC, Verified Natural Beef, Superior Progressive Genetics. Pred. red & RWF w/some black, BWF & handful of Charolais cross. $135.00, June 1-6 delivery.