Sedalia-Central Missouri Sales Company: Cattle Auction Report for 3/19/2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Receipts:  723    Week Ago:  616    Year Ago:  1070

   Compared to last week, steers sold near steady to weak; heifers under
550 lbs sold 3.00-5.00 lower compared to last weeks strong market for light
heifers; heavier heifers sold steady-firm.  Slaughter cows trade uneven but
mostly 2.00 to 3.00 lower.  Cows and bulls were 12 percent of receipts.  In
the feeder supply, steers and bulls were 62 percent of the run; heifers
38 percent.  Near 33 percent of feeders weighed over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and large 1  pkg 295 lbs 238.00; 300-400 lbs
209.00-233.00; 400-500 lbs 187.25-203.00; 500-600 lbs 177.00-191.50; 600-
700 lbs 155.00-172.25; 700-800 lbs 148.00-154.00; few 800-860 lbs 140.00-
146.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 197.00-229.00; 400-500 lbs 183.00-
200.00; 500-600 lbs 165.25-180.00; 635-700 lbs 145.00-152.00; few 775-800 lbs
148.00-149.00.  Medium and Large 2  pkg 500 lbs 163.00.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  few 250-300 lbs 182.00-189.00; 300-
400 lbs 168.00-183.00; 400-500 lbs 162.00-175.50; 500-550 lbs 153.00-164.00;
600-700 lbs 144.25-150.25; few 750-765 lbs 138.00-139.75.  Medium and
Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 166.00-173.00; 400-500 lbs 162.00-172.00; 500-600 lbs
147.00-162.00; 600-700 lbs 140.00-148.25.  Medium and Large 2  pkg 427 lbs
155.00.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs 201.00-220.00; 400-
500 lbs 180.00-202.00; 500-600 lbs 141.00-178.00; 600-650 lbs 139.00-145.00.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80    77.00-85.00     86.50-89.00      67.00-73.00
                                          Ind 97.75
Boning         80-85    75.00-85.50     85.50-88.00      63.00-73.50
Lean           85-90    63.50-64.00                      53.00-57.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2, 1270-2155 lbs, 88.00-99.00; low
dressing 74.00-86.00.

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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