Kingsville Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 03/15/2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Receipts:  2494    Last Week:  3197    Year Ago:  1771

   Compared to last week, steers under 700 lbs near 4.00 to 6.00 higher;
heavier steers steady; heifers from 500 to 800 lbs near 3.00 to 6.00 higher;
lighter heifers 1.00 to 2.00 higher.  Slaughter cows traded 1.00-3.00 higher.
Despite a widespread commodity sell-off, feeders sold higher.  Supply
quality was very attractive with numerous larger lots selling.  Demand was
broad with several buyers very active.  Cows and bulls were 13 percent of
receipts.  In the feeder supply, steers and bulls were 55 percent of the run;
heifers 45 percent.  Near 65 percent of feeders weighed over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 384 lbs 178.50; 400-500 lbs
156.50-171.25; 500-600 lbs 157.00-166.00; 600-700 lbs 136.00-156.25,
Calves, fleshy 132.00-140.50; 700-800 lbs 124.25-140.35, calves, fleshy
120.00-127.00; 800-820 lbs 125.00-126.00; lot 877 lbs 119.60.  Medium and
Large 1-2  350-400 lbs 163.50-177.50; 400-500 lbs 153.00-174.75; 500-
600 lbs 154.50-162.00; 600-700 lbs 132.75-150.85, fleshy 138.50; 700-
800 lbs 122.00-138.00, fleshy 120.00; lot 832 lbs 126.00.  Large 3
Holsteins  lot 740 lbs 90.75.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs 154.50-155.00; 400-
500 lbs 141.00-153.25; 500-600 lbs 133.00-144.00, thin 147.00-149.00;
600-700 lbs 123.00-136.35, fleshy 115.00-123.50; 700-800 lbs 114.00-
126.85, fleshy 116.75; lot 822 lbs fleshy 107.75.  Medium and Large 1-2
350-400 lbs 149.75-156.00; 400-500 lbs 134.50-151.00, fleshy 133.50; 500-
600 lbs 134.25-147.00; 600-700 lbs 122.10-138.50; pkg 702 lbs 120.50.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 152.75-164.50; 500-
600 lbs 130.00-155.00; 600-700 lbs 116.50-136.00.

   Slaughter Cows:
      Percent Lean   Avg Dressing   Hi Dressing   Lo Dressing

Breaking 75-80        70.00-78.00   78.25-82.50
Boning   80-85        71.00-78.75   79.00-86.50
                                      Ind 89.00
Lean     85-90        64.00-68.75                 55.00-64.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield grade 1-2, 1045-2335 lbs 81.75-89.50; high
dressing 90.00-94.00; low dressing 73.50-77.00.

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

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