Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 3/21/12

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Receipts:  1260    Last Week:  1807    Year Ago:  2051

   Compared to last week, steer calves under 450 lbs 5.00 to 10.00 lower, 450 to
700 lbs steady to 5.00 higher, over 700 lbs steady, Holsteins under 700 lbs
3.00 to 5.00 lower, over 700 lbs not well tested, heifer calves under 550 lbs
8.00 to 12.00 lower, over 550 lbs 2.00 to 3.00 lower.  Demand moderate to light
for fleshy, un-weaned calves as the weaning cost and risk increase on those
kind.  Demand very good for 575-700 lb steers suitable to graze.  Supply 
moderate to light.  Rain across the trade area curtailed the receipts.  Rain
totals varied with reports of flooding in several areas.  The feeder supply
included 43 percent steers, 7 percent Holsteins, 38 percent heifers, 11 percent
bulls, with 30 percent over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1 pkg 295 lbs 226.00; 400-500 lbs 189.50-
199.50; 500-600 lbs 177.00-190.00, fleshy 167.00-174.00; 600-700 lbs 160.00-
173.50; 725-800 lbs 145.00-158.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs thin 
186.00-219.50; 400-500 lbs 185.00-194.00; 500-575 lbs 165.00-184.00, pkg 570 lbs
fleshy 158.00; 600-700 lbs 150.00-160.00, lot 613 lbs thin 175.00; 800-850 lbs
132.00-138.00.  Medium and Large 2 pkg 357 lbs 189.50; pkg 445 lbs thin 182.00;
pkg 513 lbs 170.00.  Medium 3-4 pkg 287 lbs thin 115.00; pkg 657 lbs 119.50.
Small 4 Jerseys pkg 340 lbs 80.00; pkg 516 lbs 87.00.

  Holsteins: Large 3  225-300 lbs 125.00-131.00; 300-400 lbs few 131.00; 400-450
lbs 129.50-133.00; 500-575 lbs 127.50-133.00, pkg thin 119.50; 600-675 lbs few
122.50; pkg 836 lbs 114.00; pkg 1233 lbs 86.00.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs 160.00-187.00; 400-450 lbs
160.00-177.00, 450-500 lbs 154.00-167.50; 500-600 lbs 147.00-158.00, pkg 528 lbs
fleshy 146.00; 600-700 lbs 138.50-153.00; 700-775 lbs 131.00-135.50.  Medium and
Large 1-2 pkg 265 lbs 170.00; pkg 358 lbs thin 183.00, pkg 379 lbs 151.00; 450-
500 lbs 145.00-150.00; 500-575 lbs 144.00-157.00; 600-700 lbs 135.00-151.00.
Medium and Large 2 pkg 492 lbs 130.00; 500-550 lbs 145.00-152.00.  Large 1 pkg
447 lbs 150.00; pkg 545 lbs 144.50; pkg 602 lbs calves 141.50.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1 pkg 387 lbs 210.00; 400-475 lbs 192.00-
212.00; 500-600 lbs 155.00-180.00; 650-675 lbs calves 150.00.  Medium and Large
1-2  425-500 lbs 178.00-188.00; pkg 597 lbs thin 160.00; pkg 607 lbs 156.00; 750
-800 lbss 135.00-142.00.  Large 1 pkg 588 lbs 160.50.

Source: MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO
        Rick Huffman, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
        24 Hour Market Report 573-522-9244
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS136.txt
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