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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Cattle Auction Report for Feb. 15, 2016:

Receipts: 657 Week Ago: 426 Year Ago: 791

Compared to a very light test last week, steers under 550 lbs sold

12.00-15.00 higher and heavier weights had a higher undertone. Too few

comparable heifer sales to establish a price trend. Quality was more

attractive this week with several good strings of 500-750 lb feeders.

Demand moderate with a moderate supply. Near 55 percent steers, 5 percent

bulls, and 40 percent heifers with 56 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls

were 5 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows had a steady to weak

undertone.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs 200.00-213.00; 500-

600 lbs 174.00-198.25; 600-700 lbs 155.00-176.75; 700-800 lbs 151.00-

161.00. Medium and Large 1-2 500-600 lbs 172.50-184.50; pkg 722 lbs

147.00; pkg 800 lbs 144.25. Large 1 pkg 466 lbs 191.00; pkg 677 lbs

158.50.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 350-400 lbs 190.00-192.00;

400-500 lbs 176.00-180.00; 500-600 lbs 152.00-172.75; 600-700 lbs

145.75-147.00; 700-800 lbs 132.50-141.00; pkg 817 lbs 130.00. Medium

and Large 1-2 450-500 lbs 170.00-172.00; lot 460 lbs thin 179.00; 500-

600 lbs 159.00-164.00; pkg 694 lbs replacement 143.00.

pkg 605 lbs 145.00.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 pkg 408 lbs 212.00. Medium and

Large 1-2 pkg 430 lbs 185.00. Large 1 pkg 413 lbs 212.00; pkg 477 lbs

180.00. Medium 2-3 pkg 879 lbs 93.00.

Slaughter Cows:

Percent Lean: Avg Dressing High Dressing Low Dressing

Breaking 70-80 ind. 71.50 75.50-76.00 -----------

Boning 80-85 ind. 75.00 76.00-82.50 62.00

Lean 85-90 57.00-62.00 ind. 69.50 54.00-55.00

Slaughter Bulls: Yield grade 1-2

1215-1430 lbs ind. 82.00 ind. 103.00 55.00-74.00

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1 4 yrs.-short and solid 2nd-3rd stage

1350.00-1700.00 per head. Medium and Large 1-2 4 yr. to broken mouth

1100.00-1575.00 per head.

Source: USDA-Mo. Dept. of Ag Market News Service, Sedalia, Market Reporter Dan Trickey,573-751-5618