Sedalia-Central Missouri Sales Company: Cattle Auction Report for 4/16/2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Receipts:  510    Week Ago:  749    Year Ago:  987

   Compared to last week, feeders sold near steady-firm on a lighter test.
Trade was active.  Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 lower on a lesser
quality test.  Cows and bulls were 15 percent of receipts.  In the feeder
supply, steers and bulls were 58 percent of the run; heifers 42 percent.
Near 29 percent of feeders weighed over 600 lbs.  There will be a special
cow sale this Thursday evening.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 195.00-220.00; 500-600 lbs
173.00-185.00, fleshy 162.00; 600-700 lbs 154.00-169.00; pkg 708 lbs fleshy
146.00; pkg 859 lbs 136.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  few 350-400 lbs 188.00-
206.00; 400-500 lbs 184.25-194.00; 550-600 lbs 166.00-170.00; 600-660 lbs
161.50-172.00, fleshy 152.00.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  340-400 lbs 180.00-183.00; 400-500 lbs
166.00-179.00; 500-600 lbs 154.00-169.00; 600-700 lbs 140.00-147.00.  Medium
and Large 1-2  few 350-400 lbs 176.00-180.00; 400-500 lbs 163.00-177.00; 500-
600 lbs 154.00-159.50; 600-700 lbs 142.00-150.00, fleshy 134.50-138.00.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs 193.00-208.00; 400-
500 lbs 176.00-195.00; 500-600 lbs 162.00-177.00; 600-700 lbs 141.50-158.00;
700-750 lbs 135.00-144.00.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80    77.00-83.00     83.00            71.00-76.00
Boning         80-85    78.00-85.00     88.00-89.50      74.00
Lean           85-90    72.00-79.50

   Slaughter bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2, 1405-2035 lbs, 98.00-102.00; high
dressing 104.00; low dressing 90.00.

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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