Excellent Prices for Speckle Park Feeders

Date: February 8, 2018 - 7:02pm

2018 Speckle Park Influence Sale Results

Heartland Livestock, Yorkton Saskatchewan

February 7, 2018

Thank you to Heartland Livestock Management and Staff for a successful second Speckle Park Influence Sale.  Thank you to the buyers and consignors for supporting this sale.  Josh Vogel tells us that it was cool to watch the auctioneer selling those 750 lb Speckle Park steers and gratifying to watch the two buyers bump each other.  Even better to watch the crowd grasp the enormity of this movement that will be sweeping the pastures of western Canada.  It is evident in Josh’s opinion that the feedlot guys are seeing profit out of these larger lots of Speckle Park calves and it is also evident that these Speckle Park calves feed and grade enough for the feeders to seek them out.

A special thank you is in order for Josh Vogel for his efforts and enthusiasm for organizing this sale and ensuring that the consignors brought their cattle and the buyers were informed.  Thank you, Josh.

This was a pre-sort sale and so the 120 steers were sold in 5 lots.  The 600 weight steers sold in one lot of 43 head; the 500 weight steers sold in a lot of 39 and the 700 weights sold as a group of 24 head.  An amazing sight to watch Speckle Park groups in these numbers!  Obviously these are the groups in a volume which feeders prefer to buy.

The 20 Speckle Park heifer feeders sold above the sale average for their weight classes.  And in the case of the 600 weight heifers they sold at $194, only a few cents off of the top price of any lot of heifers in that hundred weight.



Weights


Type


Breed


Price


473 lb


Steer


Speckle


$2.36


556 lb


Steer


Speckle


$2.32


567 lb


steer


Black


$2.37


635 lb


Steer


Red/Blk Exotic


$2.17


639 lb


Steer


Speckle


$2.28


643 lb


steer


Black


$2.15


755 lb


Steer


Speckle


$2.02


783 lb


Steer


Red/Blk Exotic


$1.87


785 lb


Steer


Black


$1.87


834 lb


Steer


Speckle


$1.74


854 lb


Steer


Black


$1.80

The total number of feeders sold on this day were 2,079.  Full sale results by lots are viewable at www.dlms.ca under Market Reports.