Sedalia-Central Missouri Sales Company: Cattle Auction Report for 4/02/2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Receipts:  764    Week Ago:  641    Year Ago:  1130

   Compared to last week, heifers under 600 lbs sold 3.00 to 5.00 higher
with the same weight range steers and bulls selling 3.00 to 5.00 lower;
six weight steers, while not a good comparison with last week, had a much
higher undertone; heavier weight steers and heifers were near steady on a
lighter test.  Slaughter cows traded near steady.  Cows and bulls were
15 percent of receipts.  In the feeder supply, steers and bulls were
54 percent of the run; heifers 46 percent.  Near 35 percent of feeders
weighed over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and large 1  pkg 358 lbs 197.00; few 400-500 lbs
184.25-192.00; 500-600 lbs 164.50-185.00, fleshy 161.00-163.00; 600-650 lbs
163.00-179.00; 735-755 lbs 151.00-153.00; 820-870 lbs 136.00-140.00.  Medium
and Large 1-2  255-300 lbs 211.00-224.00; 300-400 lbs 195.00-205.00; 400-
500 lbs 183.00-188.00; 500-600 lbs 164.00-185.00; 600-700 lbs 152.00-162.00.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  325-400 lbs 182.50-192.00, fleshy
172.00-174.00; 400-500 lbs 160.00-179.00; 500-600 lbs 147.25-162.00, fleshy
145.00-148.50; 600-650 lbs 140.00-147.00, fleshy 137.00-140.00.  Medium and
Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 180.00-187.00; 400-500 lbs 158.00-178.00; 500-600 lbs
142.75-161.00; 600-700 lbs 138.00-148.50; few 755-760 lbs 132.00-134.00,
fleshy 793 lbs 128.00.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 190.00-212.00; 400-500 lbs
180.50-192.00; 500-600 lbs 146.00-183.00; 600-700 lbs 140.00-150.00.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80    80.00-87.00     87.50-89.50
Boning         80-85    79.50-86.00     87.00-90.25
Lean           85-90    68.00-79.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2, 1285-2050 lbs, 92.50-99.00; high
dressing 109.00; low dressing 88.50-91.50.

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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