Kingsville Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 03/27/2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Receipts:  1673    Last Week:  2782    Year Ago:  1809

   Compared to last week, steers under 600 lbs and over 800 lbs sold 1.00
to 4.00 higher; steers, 600-800 lbs, 6.00 to 7.00 higher with instances
of six weights up to 14.00 higher; heifers uneven - under 500 lbs 3.00 to
7.00 higher, over 500 lbs 2.00 to 4.00 lower.  Buyers active but selective
for thinner fleshed offerings.  Slaughter cows traded 2.00 to 3.00 higher.
Cows and bulls were 12 percent of receipts.  In the feeder supply, steers
and bulls were 59 percent of the run; heifers 41 percent.  Near 46 percent
of feeders weighed over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  few 300-350 lbs 210.00-230.00; 350-
400 lbs fleshy 190.00-195.00; 400-500 lbs 197.00-216.00, fleshy 191.00; 500-
600 lbs 182.50-206.75, fleshy 161.00-184.00; 600-700 lbs; 160.00-187.50,
fleshy 153.00; 700-800 lbs 155.50-166.00, fleshy 140.50; 800-900 lbs
144.75-150.00; lot 970 lbs 143.00, fleshy 137.85.  Medium and Large 1-2
few 300-400 lbs 209.00-220.00; 400-500 lbs 195.00-205.00; 500-600 lbs
180.50-202.00; 600-700 lbs 162.00-185.00; pkg 743 lbs 155.00; pkg 790 lbs
150.25.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 188.50-208.00; 400-
500 lbs 172.50-190.00; 500-550 lbs 159.00-167.00; 550-600 lbs fleshy 145.00-
146.75; 600-700 lbs 154.75-159.00, fleshy 143.25-144.75; 700-800 lbs 141.50-
143.00, fleshy 126.00-129.75; lot 805 lbs 137.10; pkg 963 lbs 127.25.
Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 179.50-201.00, thin 204.00-220.00; 400-
500 lbs 164.50-185.00; 500-600 lbs 149.25-167.75, fleshy 141.00; 600-
700 lbs 143.50-148.75, fleshy 130.00-130.50; pkg 760 lbs 141.50.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs 205.00-210.00; 400-
500 lbs 186.00-208.50; 500-600 lbs 161.50-189.00; pkg 670 lbs 142.50.

   Slaughter Cows:
      Percent Lean   Avg Dressing   Hi Dressing   Lo Dressing

Breaking 75-80        80.00-85.75   87.00-92.00
Boning   80-85        80.50-87.00   88.00-94.50   75.00
Lean     85-90        76.00-81.50   85.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield grade 1-2, 1340-2130 lbs 97.00-105.00; high
dressing 106.00-113.50.

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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