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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cattle Auction Report for April 25, 2016:

Receipts: 653 Week Ago: 951 Year Ago: 641

Compared to last week, a lighter test of steer and heifer calves weighing 350-550 lbs traded 5.00-10.00 lower with spots 15.00 lower. Heavier weights not tested. The severe losses of last week have carried over and the cattle on feed report released on Friday hasn't helped the feeder market any as cattle on feed were reported as 1 percent higher and placements were 5 percent higher.

The run of feeders mostly weighed between 350-550 lbs and a majority were carrying some excess flesh whether they had been weaned or not and there was very little interest in these fleshier cattle. Demand light with a light to moderate supply. Near 59 percent Steers and bulls, and 41 percent heifers with 14 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls were 20 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 higher.

Feeder Steers:

Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 178.00-186.00; 400-450 lbs 169.50-179.00, 400-500 lbs fleshy 155.00-166.00; 500-600 lbs 158.00-162.00, 500-600 lbs fleshy 147.00-152.00.

Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 477 lbs 161.00; pkg 503 lbs 145.00. Large 1-2 pkg 731 lbs 134.00.

Feeder Heifers:

Medium and Large 1 pkg 249 lbs 152.00; 300-400 lbs 156.00-168.00; 400-500 lbs 146.00-166.00, 400-450 lbs fleshy 140.00-142.00; 500-600 lbs 138.00-152.00, pkg 501 lbs

fleshy 132.00; 600-700 lbs 126.00-139.00.

Medium and Large 1-2 350-400 lbs 143.00-150.00; 400-500 lbs 134.00-148.50; 600-650

lbs 129.00-132.00; pkg 797 lbs 120.00. Large 1-2 pkg 806 lbs 110.00.

Feeder Bulls:

Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 165.00-180.00; 450-500 lbs 158.00-168.00; 500-550 lbs 147.00-155.00, pkg 557 lbs fleshy 140.00; pkg 613 lbs 142.00. Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 146.00-163.00; pkg 525 lbs 147.00; pkg 711 lbs 125.50; pkg 895 lbs 111.50.

Slaughter Cows:

Percent Lean: Avg Dressing High Dressing Low Dressing

Breaking 70-80 69.00-77.00 few 78.00 ind. 66.00

Boning 80-85 71.50-79.00 80.00-87.00 60.00-69.00

Lean 85-90 ----------- ---------- 52.00-62.00

Slaughter Bulls: Yield grade 1-2

1240-2165 lbs 96.00-104.00 106.00-112.00 ind. 80.00

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 2-7 yrs. 1050-1425 lbs 2nd-3rd period 1075.00-1500.00 per head; short and solid to broken mouth 2nd-3rd period 1095-1265 lbs 800.00-1250.00 per head.

Cow-Calf Pairs:

Medium and Large 1 few 2-4 yrs. 950-1200 lbs with 125-200 lb calves 1850.00-2100.00 per pair.

Medium and Large 1-2 2 yrs. to short and solid 840-1450 lbs with 100-150 lb calves 1325.00-1700.00 per pair.

Medium and Large 2 few 5yrs.-short and solid 1050-1200 lbs with 100-300 lb calves 1100.00-1375.00 per pair.

Feeder/Stocker Cows:

Medium and Large 1-2 2-4 yrs. 715-1100 lbs 90.00-105.00.

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