Northern Livestock Video "Summertime Classic" Sale Sees Strong Demand for Calves
NLVA's Ty Thompson said the market looked a little bit higher than just a month ago.
"We had some of those four weight calves right up against two dollars" said Thompson. "Then we had those five weight calves and a lot of those lower five weight calves from a $1.68 to a $1.78. And then as we moved into the middle five weight steer calves, they were anywhere from a $1.62 to a $1.72. You know, the calves with programs behind them like Gap, NHTC and All-Natural will bring all the way up to $1.70. The calves without it or a little more freight problems will bring in the high 50's on those low six weight calves. So all in all, I would say the market was probably five higher on the steers in June and the heifers would have been three or four higher also with real good demand."
The 6-700 lb steers sold $1.54-$1.72 and 7-800 lb steers sold $1.47-$1.52.
NLVA also sold over 40,000 head sheep this week with 80-95 lb lambs selling $1.59-$1.70 and 100-120 lb lambs selling $1.44-$1.57.
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