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LOCAL AND AREA CROP AND CATTLE REPORT – OCT. 29, 2019

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Rains continued across most of the state providing more much needed moisture to farmers. Soybean harvest continued with yields of late-planted beans showing the detrimental effects of last month’s hot, dry weather. Corn and cotton harvests also continued with most farmers continuing to post favorable yields. Pasture conditions improved with the added soil moisture, particularly those pastures with cool weather grasses. Scattered frost, however, kept pasture conditions from improving greatly. There were 4.4 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was rated 9 percent very short, 17 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 11 percent very short, 28 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.

CROP PROGRESS

Corn (harvested) – 98 percent this week, 96 percent last week

Cotton (bolls opening) – 100 percent this week, 97 percent last week

Cotton (harvested) – 60 percent this week, 52 percent last week

Soybeans (dropping leaves) – 98 percent this week, 96 percent last week

Soybeans (harvested) – 72 percent this week, 62 percent last week

Winter Wheat (planted) – 50 percent this week, 34 percent last week

Winter Wheat (emerged) – 21 percent this week, 11 percent last week

CROP CONDITIONS

Corn – 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 14 percent fair, 56 percent good and 27 percent excellent

Cotton – 3 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 55 percent good and 18 percent excellent

Soybeans – 2 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 48 percent good and 13 percent excellent

Wheat – 3 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 54 percent good and 9 percent excellent

Pasture – 17 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 14 percent good and 2 percent excellent

CATTLE REPORT

Compared to last week, feeder steers were mostly steady to 2.00 lower with moderate demand. Feeder heifers were unevenly steady, with instances 2.00 higher to 2.00 lower, with moderate demand. Preconditioned feeder cattle weaned a minimum of 30 days remain in the best demand as fall temperature fluctuations become more prevalent and trade remains active. Slaughter cows were unevenly steady, and slaughter bulls were mostly steady.

STATE AVERAGES

Steers (M&L 1-2) This Week Prior Week Last Year

300-350 lbs 142.63 140.61 169.65

350-400 lbs 146.89 142.84 162.11

400-450 lbs 143.77 144.34 156.64

450-500 lbs 136.94 137.67 154.66

500-550 lbs 135.08 136.49 148.56

550-600 lbs 133.63 131.04 145.21

600-650 lbs 126.80 126.27 140.12

650-700 lbs 129.69 125.68 136.76

700-750 lbs 125.68 124.35 132.07

750-800 lbs 125.92 120.63 125.03

Heifers (M&L 1-2)

300-350 lbs 119.79 123.22 137.04 230.01

350-400 lbs 120.74 123.66 136.73

400-450 lbs 116.86 119.01 134.58

450-500 lbs 116.03 117.55 130.31

500-550 lbs 114.78 115.81 127.00

550-600 lbs 116.00 112.98 122.92

600-650 lbs 112.38 114.19 123.58

650-700 lbs 111.63 113.06 117.36

700-750 lbs 105.59 106.60 114.00

750-800 lbs 107.50 104.45 107.07

WEELY COW SUMMARY

Slaughter Cows Average High Low

Breakers 40.50-56.00 46.00-57.00 40.00-42.50

Boners 37.00-55.50 48.00-59.50 35.00-44.00

Lean 33.00-50.00 20.00-40.00

Slaughter Bulls Average High Low

Yield Grade 1’s 55.00-78.00 75.00 51.00-66.00

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