Stockyards

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cattle Auction Report for May 9, 2016

Receipts: 732 Week Ago: 380 Year Ago: 543

Compared to a light test from last week, steers and heifers traded 2.00-8.00 higher. Futures have started the week strong after gaining back some ground late last week and the mood has changed for the better, at least for today after the heavy losses of a couple weeks ago. Demand moderate to good with a light to moderate supply. Near 40 percent steers and bulls and 60 percent heifers with 34 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 30 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 lower.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-500 lbs 174.00-196.00;

500-600 lbs 162.00-174.50; 600-650 lbs 163.50-166.50; pkg 713 lbs

149.00. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 320 lbs 197.00; 400-500 lbs

170.00-188.00. Large 1-2 pkg 718 lbs 146.00.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 300-350 lbs 167.00-175.50;

400-500 lbs 160.00-166.00; 500-600 lbs 148.00-152.50; 600-700 lbs

143.00-145.75; pkg 735 lbs 128.00, pkg 721 lbs replacement 139.00.

Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 270 lbs 166.00; 350-400 lbs 150.00-152.00;

400-500 lbs 150.00-156.00; 500-600 lbs 138.00-150.50; 650-700 lbs

134.50-138.00; 700-800 lbs 130.00-132.00, pkg 775 lbs replacement

137.00; pkg 888 lbs 124.00; pkg 985 lbs 112.00.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 pkg 456 lbs 177.00; pkg

659 lbs 146.00. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 263 lbs 199.00; pkg

549 lbs thin 167.00, 550-600 lbs 149.00-155.00.

Slaughter Cows:

Percent Lean: Avg Dressing High Dressing Low Dressing

Breaking 70-80 68.00-75.00 81.00 64.00-67.00

Boning 80-85 69.00-76.00 77.00 60.00-68.00

Lean 85-90 65.00-70.00 72.00-75.00 53.00-59.00

Slaughter Bulls: Yield grade 1-2

1040-1885 lbs 90.00-98.00 few 101.00 74.00-86.00

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 2-7 yrs. 1050-1470 lbs 2nd-3rd

period 1100.00-1400.00 per head; short and solid 1050-1300 lbs 2nd-3rd

period 900.00-1300.00 per head; pkg 1083 lbs 5-6 yrs. 1st period

1200.00 per head.

Cow-Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2 3-6 yrs. 900-1200 lbs

with 150-300 lb calves and a few bred back 1st-2nd period 1685.00-

2200.00 per pair; 7 yrs.-short and solid 1000-1250 lbs with newborn-

300 lb calves and some bred back 1st period 1410.00-1910.00 per pair.

Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 few 2 yrs. 1055-1220

lbs open 88.00-102.00.

Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Sedalia, Dan Trickey, market reporter, 573-751-5618.