Kingsville - Kingsville Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 09/17/2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Receipts:  1294    Last Week:  1138    Year Ago:  1569
 
   Compared to last week, calves and yearlings sold steady.  The best demand 
continues to be for lighter-weight yearling feeders weighing from 550-750 lbs 
where additional firmness in the market was noted.  Farmers are expected to 
harvest an all-time record sized crop this year and available feeder supplies 
remain extremely tight.  Fall is in the air, along with wide temperature swings, 
and sellers can expect their unweaned and/or fleshy calves to sell well off the 
market highs for their weight group.  Slaughter cows and bulls sold 2.00-3.00 
lower than last week.  Receipts were made up of 13 percent cows and bulls with 
the balance feeders.  The feeder run included 54 percent steers, 38 percent 
heifers, and 8 percent feeder bulls with 59 percent weighing over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1 pkg 340 lbs 230.00; pkg 435 lbs 197.50; 
450-500 lbs 165.75-176.50; 550-600 lbs 165.25-177.50; 600-700 lbs 163.50-173.00, 
pkg unweaned 615 lbs 153.50, lot gaunt/empty weighing condition 695 lbs 171.00; 
700-750 lbs 165.25-166.00; 800-900 lbs 146.85-153.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 
295 lbs 207.00; few 300-350 lbs 197.50-210.00; 350-400 lbs 183.50-190.00; 400-
450 lbs 184.50-195.00, pkg fleshy 440 lbs 168.00; 450-500 lbs 166.50-175.50; 
500-550 lbs 163.00-169.50; 550-600 lbs 151.25-165.50, pkg thin 575 lbs 179.25; 
600-650 lbs 149.00-150.50, fleshy 141.00-150.00, pkg thin 620 lbs 163.50; pkg 
730 lbs 159.75; few 800-900 lbs 144.25-148.00.  Medium and Large 2 few 650-700 
lbs 137.50-145.50.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 pkg 385 lbs 177.50; few 400-450 lbs 
169.50-178.00; 450-500 lbs 155.00-164.50; 500-600 lbs 156.50-167.00, fleshy 550-
600 lbs 144.50-145.25; 600-700 lbs 150.00-160.75, unweaned/fleshy 137.00-141.75; 
pkg 755 lbs 143.25, fleshy 700-800 lbs 131.50-139.25; 800-900 lbs 138.75-141.00; 
pkg 955 lbs 127.00, pkg fleshy 975 lbs 124.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  250-300 
lbs 178.00-179.00; 300-400 lbs 169.00-170.00; 400-500 lbs 156.00-169.00; 500-600 
lbs 143.00-158.00, pkg thin 535 lbs 160.50, fleshy 550-600 lbs 125.50-133.50; 
600-700 lbs 135.00-145.50; pkg 850 lbs 135.75.  Medium and Large 2  450-500 lbs 
138.00-145.00; 550-600 lbs 134.00-140.00; 600-650 lbs 128.00-134.00.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 245 lbs 220.00; 300-400 lbs 195.00-
217.50; 400-450 lbs 180.00-195.00; 450-500 lbs 169.00-171.00; 500-550 lbs 
140.50-151.50; 600-650 lbs 136.50-148.50.

   Slaughter Cows:
                Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking            70-80        80.50-84.00    84.50-89.50      77.00-81.00
Boning              80-85        79.50-84.00    84.25-88.00      74.50-79.00
Lean                85-90        73.50-78.50    78.50-83.00      60.00-72.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1320-2180 lbs 98.00-104.00, low dressing 
89.50-98.00; ind 2335 lbs 86.25.

Source:  MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service
         Corbitt Wall, OIC Market Reporter, 816-238-0678
         24 Hour Market Report 1-573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS159.txt
 
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