Kingsville Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 02/28/2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Receipts:  2103    Last Week:  3020    Year Ago:  2666

   Compared to last week, steer calves under 600 lbs sold 2.00 to 7.00 higher;
steers over 600 lbs, while not a good comparison with last week, sold steady
to 2.00 higher; three weight heifers sold 6.00 to 10.00 higher on a good test
of light heifers; heavier heifers steady to 2.00 lower.  Slaughter cows traded
steady to 1.00 lower.  Cows and bulls were 13 percent of receipts.  In the
feeder supply, steers and bulls were 68 percent of the run; heifers 32 percent.
Near 54 percent of feeders weighed over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 210.00-231.00; 400-500 lbs
204.50-218.25; 500-600 lbs 184.50-205.00; 600-700 lbs; 159.50-175.60; 700-
750 lbs 159.00-163.10, thin 169.50, fleshy 143.00; pkg 769 lbs fleshy 142.25;
pkg 853 lbs 150.00; few 925-950 lbs 140.00-144.60; 124 hd 1025-1035 lbs 143.60-
143.85.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 207.00-230.00; 450-500 lbs 198.50-
207.00; 500-600 lbs 180.50-192.00; 600-700 lbs 165.25-176.50.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 180.50-190.00; 400-500 lbs
169.00-189.75, fleshy 169.50-170.00; 500-600 lbs 160.25-177.75; 600-700 lbs
156.25-162.50, fleshy 138.50-146.00; pkg 743 lbs fleshy 140.50; 815-820 lbs
143.50-144.00; lot 954 lbs 135.85.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 170.00-
200.00, thin 210.00-220.00; 400-500 lbs 168.50-188.75; 500-600 lbs 153.50-169.50;
600-700 lbs 140.00-154.75; 700-750 lbs 138.75-145.75, full 135.50.  Medium and
Large 2  pkg 478 lbs 153.00; pkg 538 lbs 146.00.  Large 1  pkg 689 lbs 144.25.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs 199.00-213.00; 400-500 lbs
193.00-212.50; 500-600 lbs 160.50-199.00; 600-650 lbs 150.50-177.50.

   Slaughter Cows:
      Percent Lean   Avg Dressing   High Dressing   Low Dressing

Breaking 75-80        79.00-85.00   85.75-90.00     72.00-78.25
Boning   80-85        78.00-84.00   85.00-94.00     77.00
                                few 96.50-98.00
Lean     85-90        76.00-82.00   86.50-88.50     66.00-73.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2, 1130-2075 lbs 92.50-100.00; high dressing
101.00-111.50; low dressing 83.50-91.50.

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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