Market Update 7-16-18


I would like to thank the ranching community and the Lincoln County Sheriffs Department for all of the support Stockland Livestock Auction received at this week’s sale.  As many of you may know, Monday’s sale was scheduled to be the focus of a “vigil for the cows” by a group called Spokane Animal Save.  We received word on Friday that the protest/vigil would take place during Monday’s sale, and the overwhelming response from ranchers and the surrounding community was tremendous.  We believe strongly in the cattle business and ranching way of life, and that as a community we have nothing to hide in our humane treatment of livestock.  Activists are generally looking for spectacle, mistreatment, and an outsized reaction from those they disagree with.  While their turnout at the sale was small, and they were not disruptive, it was great to see the community come together to defend our industry and way of life without giving them the “spectacle” they seek.  Members of the Lincoln County Cattlemen, Spokane County Cattlemen, and Cattle Producers of Washington were on hand to offer support and stand together for all members of the livestock industry, and have our gratitude.

Monday’s regular cattle sale featured over 200 head of cattle, with a majority cows and bulls.  Slaughter cows were steady to higher on a good run of cows, averaging $.64-$.68 cents, and a top of $.75 cents per pound.  Slaughter bulls were steady to lower, averaging $.78 cents and a top of $.90 cents per pound.  Not enough feeder cattle for an accurate test.  Cow calf pairs brought $1000-$1400 per pair.  Next week we’ll have a feeder special, and have several good groups of yearlings consigned.  Also, our first small animal sale of 2018 will be next Tuesday, July 24th beginning at noon.  If you have any questions or would like to consign, please give me a call anytime.

-Kale McGuinness (509) 703-3981; Stockland Office: (509) 725-1101

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07.16.18, 200 head

07.09.18, 575 head

06.25.18, 360 head

06.18.18, 380 head

06.11.18, 140 head

06.04.18, 565 head

05.21.18, 390 head

05.14.18, 740 head

05.07.18, 500 head

04.30.18, 1100 head

04.23.18, 500 head

04.16.18, 900 head

04.09.18, 285 head

04.02.18, 550 head

03.26.18, 330 head

03.20.18, 550 head

03.12.18, 300 head

03.06.18, 750 head

02.26.18, 90 head

02.19.18, 280 head

02.12.18, 130 head

02.05.18, 200 head

01.29.18, 280 head

01.22.18, 500 head

01.15.18, 300 head

01.08.18, 650 head