Stockyards

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cattle Auction Report for May 2, 2016:

Receipts: 380 Week Ago: 653 Year Ago: 953

Compared to last week, too few feeders for an accurate price trend, undertone steady to firm. Futures have started the week trading in the green. Demand moderate with a light supply. Near 66 percent steers and bulls, and 34 percent heifers with 33 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls were 26 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 188.00-213.00;

400-500 lbs 167.00-182.00; 500-600 lbs 159.50-167.00; 600-700 lbs

154.00-160.00, pkg 645 lbs fleshy 148.00; 700-750 lbs 140.50-143.00.

Medium and Large 2 pkg 910 lbs 128.50. Large 1 570 lbs fleshy

128.00-128.50; 700-750 lbs fleshy 122.00-128.00. Large 1-2 pkg 562

lbs 150.00.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 400-500 lbs 148.00-164.00;

pkg 567 lbs 144.00, pkg 549 lbs fleshy 129.00; 650-700 lbs 124.00-

132.50; 750-800 lbs 124.00-124.50. Medium and Large 1-2 350-400

lbs 154.00-159.00; pkg 440 lbs 145.00.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 pkg 618 lbs calves 128.00.

Medium and Large 1-2 450-500 lbs 154.00-164.00. Medium 1-2

pkg 534 lbs 130.00.

Slaughter Cows:

Percent Lean: Avg Dressing High Dressing Low Dressing

Breaking 70-80 69.00-75.00 ----------- ind. 62.00

Boning 80-85 72.50-78.00 78.50-81.50 62.00-71.00

Lean 85-90 64.00-71.50 72.00-73.00 52.00-57.00

Slaughter Bulls: Yield grade 1-2

800-1845 lbs 92.00-101.00 ind. 103.50 87.00-89.00

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 2-7 yrs. 1035-1385 lbs 2nd-3rd

period 1050.00-1500.00 per head.

Cow-Calf Pairs: Scarce

Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 3-6 yrs. open or

1st period 835-1075 lbs 73.50-85.00; few 1 plus-3 yrs. 730-1060

lbs 90.00-100.00.

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