Sedalia-Central Missouri Sales Company: Cattle Auction Report for 02/28/2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Receipts:  351   One Week Ago:  1471    Year Ago:  1769

   Compared to last week, calves firm to 2.00 higher; yearlings lightly
tested.  Supply lighter but good quality with several bull calves in the
mix.  Demand very good with active trade.  Slaughter cows firm.  Cows and
bulls were 23 percent of receipts.  In the feeder supply, steers and bulls
were 70 percent of the run; heifers were 30 percent.  Near 31 percent of
feeders weighed over 600 lbs.  There will be a Special Cow Sale March 10th.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and large 1  few 350-400 lbs 165.00-166.00; 400-
500 lbs 154.00-164.00; 500-550 lbs 146.50-155.25; 650-700 lbs 125.00-134.00.
Medium and Large 1-2  few 350-400 lbs 160.00-166.00; 400-450 lbs 152.00-
164.00; 500-600 lbs 138.50-148.00; 600-650 lbs 131.75-138.50; pkg 698 lbs
120.00; few 750-800 lbs 118.00-124.00; pkg 868 lbs 112.00.  Medium and
Large 2  pkg 707 lbs 119.25.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 136.50-138.50; pkg
545 lbs 128.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  few 320-350 lbs 137.00-140.50; 400-
500 lbs 130.00-139.00; 500-600 lbs 125.00-133.00, full 114.75; few 600-
650 lbs 116.50-119.50; pkg 794 lbs 108.00.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  370-380 lbs 156.00-158.00; 400-
500 lbs 142.00-163.00; 500-600 lbs 134.00-149.50; 600-650 lbs 125.00-
128.00.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80    72.00-75.00     79.00
Boning         80-85    67.00-74.00     79.50
                                           Ind 87.00
Lean           85-90                                     40.00-42.00

   Slaughter bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2,  1375-2055 lbs, 85.00-88.50; high
dressing ind 98.00; low dressing 72.00-74.00.

   Cow and Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  3-6 yrs, 1000-1250 lbs, with
baby-375 lb calves, 1135.00-1425.00 per pair.

Source:  MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Sedalia, MO
         Richard L Kramer, Market Reporter, (573) 751-5618
         24 hour recorded report (573) 522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS147.txt

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