Kingsville Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 05/25/2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Receipts:  2611    Last Week:  1747    Year Ago:  735

   Compared to last week, steer calves under 500 lbs on a light test 
a few comparable sales sold 4.00-10.00 lower, with 500-650 lb steers selling 
3.00-5.00 lower and yearling steers weighing 750-850 lbs sold 2.00-3.00 
lower.  Heifer calves 400-450 lbs sold 2.00-5.00 lower, 450-600 lb heifers 
selling steady to 3.00 lower and heifers weighing 600-700 lbs sold 3.00-5.00 
lower. Yearling heifers over 700 lbs were not tested.  Outside market 
pressure from the sharply lower stock market this week, lower live and feeder 
cattle futures and lower fed cattle prices have feeder cattle prices on the 
defensive side this week.  In the feeder supply, steers and bulls accounted 
for 60 percent of the run, heifers 40 percent and near 38 percent of the 
feeders weighed over 600 lbs.  Slaughter cows accounted for 25 percent of 
total receipts.  Slaughter cows sold steady to 3.00 lower.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs few 128.00-132.00; 500-600 
lbs 124.75-129,.00, fleshy 117.00-124.00; 600-650 lbs 121.75-126.25, 675-700 
lbs 114.75-121.10, fleshy 114.00-117.00; lot 765 lbs 113.75; pot load 815 lbs 
111.00; pot load 882 lbs 104.60.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs 131.00-
140.00; 400-500 lbs 124.75-129.00; 500-600 lbs 118.00-124.75, fleshy 117.00-
119.50; 650-700 lbs 114.50-117.75; lot 745 lbs 113.00.  Medium and Large 2 
300-350 lbs few 130.00-136.00; 450-500 lbs 122.25; 500-600 lbs 110.00-118.00; 
600-700 lbs 109.25-117.25; lot 745 lbs 105.75.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 117.00-122.00; 500-
600 lbs 113.00-120.00, fleshy 112.00; 600-700 lbs 110.00-115.50; 735-
765 lbs 109.50-111.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 120.00-124.00; 400-
500 lbs 114.00-119.00, fleshy 112.00-114.00; 500-600 lbs 110.00-119.50; 600-
700 lbs 109.50-113.25; 700-750 lbs 103.75-105.00; lot fleshy 820 lbs 93.50.  
Medium and large 2  300-400 lbs 105.00-115.50; 400-500 lbs 104.25-113.50; 
500-550 lbs 108.00-113.50; 650-700 lbs 95.00-97.00. 

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 124.50-128.50; 500-
600 lbs 113.00-120.25; pkg 662 lbs 115.00; pkg 710 lbs 109.00.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 110.00-120,.50; 500-600 lbs 110.00-111.00; 600-700 lbs 
104.50-108.50.  Holstein Bulls Large 3  lot 815 lbs 63.50.

   Slaughter Cows:
      Percent Lean   Avg Dressing   Hi Dressing   Lo Dressing

Breaking 75-80        54.00-59.50   60.00-64.00   54.00
Boning   80-85        54.75-60.00   61.00-65.00   50.00-54.00
Lean     85-90        52.00-56.50   57.00-61.00   44.00-48.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield grade 1-2, 1220-2300 lbs 70.75-78.00; high
dressing 78.00-82.50; low dressing 62.50-64.00

Source:  MO Dept of Agriculture-USDA Market Service, Kingsville MO
         Greg Harrison, Market Reporter, (573) 751-5618
         24 hour recorded report (573) 522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS159.txt 

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