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2022 Beginning Weights & Values

40 Years & Counting

Since 1982, the Sandhills Cattle Association has been hosting this contest, which makes this year our 40th year! Thank you for choosing to help us continue this tradition and be a part of the contest this year at Cottonwood Feeders near Stuart, Nebraska. We have a total of 128 calves entered in the contest this year; 82 steers and 46 heifers entered from 23 different owners. We had four owners who have generously donated steers to the Steers for Students program as well (indicated with an * before their quantity entered)!


Entries

Business/Ranch

Contact Name

City

# of Calves Entered

Atkinson Livestock

Wes Kilmurry

Atkinson

*3

Bestol Masek Ranch

Dave & Brenda Masek

Purdum

3

Blackford Ranch

Matt & Kristina Blackford

Thedford

*4

Cast Cattle Co

Jeremy & Brooke Cast

Ansley

2

Circle M Ranch

Brock & Chelsie Moreland

Merriman

12

E Bar D Land & Cattle

Dustin Eide

Valentine

10

Embree Livestock

Josh & Rachel Embree

Long Valley, SD

3

Flying D Ranch

Martin & Bree DeNaeyer

Seneca

5

Johns Cattle

Frank Johns

Hemingford

9

Larry O'Kief Ranch

Larry O'Kief

Wood Lake

1

Licking Ranch

Wayne & Terri Licking

Thedford

5

MF Ranch

Lori Bammerlin

Manhattan, KS

2

MF Ranch

Denny Bammerlin

Winner, SD

13

Milldale Ranch

Shaun Loughery

Stapleton

7

Mundorf Ranch

Mark Mundorf

Wood Lake

2

Nielsen Ranch

Greg & Jolee Nielsen

Gordon

*2

Steve Moreland Estate

Carol Moreland

Merriman

12

Swanson Ranch

Gary Swanson

Valentine

6

Triangle J Ranch

Darby & Annette Line

Miller

6

Valentine Livestock

Greg Arendt

Valentine

4

Walking X Ranch

Craig & Katie O'Kief

Wood Lake

*6

Williams & Martin LLC

Kevin Martin

Ainsworth

6

Zero Hereford Ranch

David & Linda Smedra

Miller

5

Total Calves

128

Beginning Values

On November 30, 2021, we traveled to Cottonwood Feeders to gather the beginning weights and establish beginning values. We utilize the Nebraska Weekly Summary from the Nebraska USDA (see below) to establish beginning values of the calves according to that week’s summary. The contest calls for calves to be entered at a base weight of 600 pounds, so we adjust beginning values using 600 pounds as a base weight. We then determine slides based on the values established in this report.

USDA Nebraska Weekly Summary for November 26, 2021
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This year, our heifers were base-priced at $157.08 per hundredweight ($/cwt) or $942.48 per head per 600-pound heifer, with a 2¢ slide per hundred pounds over base weight, and 12¢ slide per hundred pounds under base weight.


Steers were based at $175.17 per cwt or $1,051.02 per head for a 600-pound steer, with a 3.75¢ slide per hundred pounds over base weight, and a 16.5¢ slide per hundred pounds under base weight.

Beginning Weights

Beginning weights gathered on November 30th showed heifers averaging 580 pounds, steers averaging 659 pounds, and the pen averaging 625 pounds. When we look at our five-year historical data, we can see that our entry weights have steadily increased over time (shown by the linear lines).



Weights by Phenotype

Based solely on phenotype and reported breeds, we ran a report to look at beginning weights based on ‘breed.’ This is by no means scientific and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Breed Based on Phenotype

Quantity

11/30/21 Ave Weight

Ave Beginning Value

Piedmontese

1

584

$928.60

Charolais

27

607

$1,022.30

Red Angus

14

620

$1,066.00

Black Angus

66

623

$1,068.10

Hereford

5

639

$1,129.20

Simmental

15

716

$1,170.50

Grant Total

128

630

$1,071.50

We are scheduled to run the calves back through for reimplant on March 10, 2022.


 

Printable Report Below

Sandhills Cattle Association - Beginning Weights Report (2)
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