Happened to catch a few minutes of the Superior Livestock Auction on RFD today, was in the western region markets.
Feeder hfrs ( some would go as replacements depending on who you were) weighing 600-725 would bring in groups of oneload or more, frmo .95 to 1.12 pper pound. A group of Red Angus feeders, obviously GOOD quakity and may go as replacements -- went for 1.14 -- these weighed 640 pounds comnig next week -- came out of Colorado.
Didn't see any steers, but I only had a few minutes to watch. I thought the market was down steeply from last month or two.
As far as me seeing what the gov is doing about the STIM package, haven't noticed last couple days. If every one gets a 600 dollar check, that would put about 290 gallons of LP in the tank, butwould never buy a pair or even a good replacement hfr here.
SW NeB sales have been at least as mentioned, with some pairs bringing over 1350, even good young bred's are still well into the 1100 plus range.
30 days to calving, meybe I should spend it on 8 more bales of Alfalfa -- but that would only buy about 7.4 bales at today's price.
With 8 more inches of new snow yesterday, I think the LP sounds pretty good -- agreed would rather have another hfr!
Good luck all -- I am sure the Gov has just unleashed an entire herd of 3 legged turtles with checks attached, we should be seeing them sometime in this decade -- depending if they are up hill from where we are now! :