Kingsville Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 12/27/2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Receipts:  738    Last Week:  1140    Year Ago:  701

   Compared to last week, steer and bull calves under 700 lbs had a higher
undertone; heifer calves near steady.  Demand was good to very good.
Slaughter cows traded steady to 1.00 higher on a better test than last week.
Cows and bulls were 38 percent of receipts.  In the feeder supply, steers
and bulls were 55 percent of the run; heifers 45 percent.  Near 38 percent
of feeders weighed over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 160.00-184.00 500-600 lbs 
156.000-165.50; 600-700 lbs 134.50-151.00; 700-710 lbs 143.00-144.50; pkg
811 lbs 128.75.  Medium and Large 1-2  few 350-400 lbs 163.00-184.00; 435-
500 lbs 165.00-184.00; 500-600 lbs 142.00-171.00; 600-700 lbs 130.50-155.0;
700-800 lbs 127.50-134.50.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 137.00-146.00; 430-
500 lbs 133.00-149.00; 500-600 lbs 131.00-141.00; 600-700 lbs 127.00-135.25;
Pkg 748 lbs 124.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  335-400 lbs 140.00-153.00; 400-
500 lbs 133.00-144.00; 500-600 lbs 126.00-136.00, full 120.00-122.00; 600-
700 lbs 119.50-130.00, fleshy 117.00; 725-775 lbs 121.00-130.00.  Medium 1-2
pkg 418 lbs 128.00.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 158.00-184.00; 500-600 lbs
130.00-159.00; 600-650 lbs 127.50-149.00.

   Slaughter Cows:
      Percent Lean   Avg Dressing   High Dressing   Low Dressing

Breaking 75-80        67.00-72.00   72.50-77.50
Boning   80-85        65.00-72.00   72.50-77.50     60.00
                          Stick-out 81.75-86.00
Lean     85-90        60.5-66.75                    53.25-59.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield grade 1-2, 1320-2115 lbs 83.50-88.50; high
dressing 91.50-98.00; low dressing 60.00-69.50.

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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