Billings, MT Mon Oct 27, 2014 USDA Market News
Public Auction Yards, Billings, MT
Montana Angus Female Bonanza XI Bred Heifer and Cow Sale
Receipts: 4,179 Last Year: 3,344
Very good demand for this offering of high quality, uniform, commercial
Angus bred heifers and young cows. A house full of buyers on the seats,
tuning in through the video, or logged in on the internet to bid on these
large strings of females either AI-bred to Angus herdsires or natural serviced
to own-sons of Angus herdsires. The cows and heifers were in range ready
flesh condition, not overconditioned. The AI bred heifers were synchronized
and ultrasound checked to calve in tight groups, anywhere from just 1 day to
15 days. The natural service heifers were bred and checked to calve for
just 30 days. A few groups of the young cows were AI Bred to calve for 2 days
with most natural serviced for 30 days, just a couple lots that were exposed for
a 45-60 day calving group. Many of the heifers were sorted for the sex of the
calf, a few groups of the cows were sorted that way. All prices are per head.
Bred Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 AI Bred for Feb 5 – Feb 22 calving
carrying bull calves 945-1100 lbs 2975.00-3200.00, couple lots 3,300.00-
3,375.00, few 2825.00-2900.00; carrying heifer calves for Feb 5-Mar 8 calving
981 lbs 2,825.00-3,150.00, one lot at 3,250.00. Natural Service bred and
carrying either sex for Feb 16-Mar 22 2625.00-2950.00; for April 1-30 2500.00-
2750.00; for May 1-30 calving 912-964 lbs 2850.00-2900.00.
Bred Heifers: Medium 1-2 Natural Serviced for Mar 14-Mar 31 925 lbs 2575.00-
2725.00; 839 lbs 2200.00. For Apr 1-30 calving 862-896 lbs 2325.00-2450.00.
Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 2-3 yr olds AI Bred 1134-1169 lbs for Mar
1-2 calving carrying bull calves 3650.00; carrying heifer calves 1147-1219 lbs
for Mar 1-2 calving 3450.00-3600.00, few 3150.00. Natural Service bred Mar 1-
Apr 30 3000.00-3250.00, fancy cows 3,500.00-3650.00, thin fleshed cows 2850.00-
3000.00; For May 1-30 calving 1015-1227 lbs 2900.00-3150.00, one lot at 3550.00.
For June calving 1040 lbs 2925.00.
Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 3-7 year olds for Mar 1-Apr 30 calving
1367-1522 lbs 2875.00-3150.00.
Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 Middle Aged (solid mouth)for Jun calving
1335 lbs 1950.00.
Source: USDA Market News Service, Billings, MT
Justin Lumpkin, Officer in Charge 605-372-8350