Stockyards

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Cattle Auction Report for March 14, 2016:

Receipts: 922 Week Ago: 939 Year Ago: 1224

Compared to last week, steers under 700 lbs traded 5.00-11.00 higher;

700-800 lbs steady to 6.00 higher, and heavier weights traded with a

steady to firm undertone. Heifers under 650 lbs sold steady to 5.00

higher, except 350-400 lbs 7.00 to 10.00 higher, heavier weights

traded with a steady to firm undertone. The feeder offering consisted

of heavier weight calves that sold in larger drafts when comparing to

last week. Also, quality was mostly more attractive. Demand moderate to

good with a moderate supply. Near 62 percent steers and bulls, and 38

percent heifers with 60 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls were 6

percent of the offering. Slaughter cows were steady on a light test.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 350-400 lbs 212.00-221.00;

400-500 lbs 197.00-219.00, pkg 462 lbs thin 219.00; 500-600 lbs

178.00-203.50, pkg 537 lbs full 180.00; 600-700 lbs 166.25-183.50;

700-800 lbs 159.00-161.35; load 837 lbs 150.25; pkg 930 lbs 140.00.

Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 598 lbs 184.00; pkg 694 lbs fleshy 156.25;

750-800 lbs 147.00-148.00. Medium 1-2 lot 765 lbs 148.00.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 181.00-198.00;

400-500 lbs 168.00-184.00; 500-600 lbs 154.50-173.00; 600-700 lbs

151.75-157.00; pkg 767 lbs 140.25; lot 852 lbs 131.50. Medium and

Large 1-2 350-400 lbs 174.00-184.00; 400-450 lbs 175.50-181.50;

lot 786 lbs 136.00. Large 1 pkg 582 lbs 156.00; pkg 735 lbs 142.00.

Medium 1 pkg 513 lbs 157.00.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 218.00-227.00.

Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 297 lbs 214.00. Large 1 pkg 530 lbs

170.50.

Slaughter Cows:

Percent Lean: Avg Dressing High Dressing Low Dressing

Breaking 70-80 68.00-73.00 ind. 85.00 ind. 65.00

Boning 80-85 69.00-77.00 78.00-86.00 65.00-68.00

Lean 85-90 57.00-63.00 ----------- 46.00-52.00

Slaughter Bulls: Yield grade 1-2

1195-1935 lbs 97.00-100.00 ind. 110.00 74.00-84.00

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1 ind. 4 yrs. 1430 lbs 2nd period 1750.00

per head. Medium and Large 1-2 5-7 yrs. 1200-1350 lbs 1st-3rd period

1250.00-1525.00 per head; few short and solid- broken mouth 2nd-3rd period

1200-1300 lbs 950.00-1150.00 per head. Medium and Large 2 ind. 5 yrs.

3rd period 1085 lbs 1185.00 per head.

Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 2-4 yrs. 955-1140 lbs

88.00-106.00.

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