Stockyards

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cattle Auction Report for Oct. 17, 2016:

Receipts: 433 Week Ago: 546 Year Ago: 506

Compared to last week, steer calves sold 2.00-8.00 lower and heifer calves sold 4.00 to 12.00 lower, no recent sales of cattle over 600 lbs. Mostly smaller groups of calves were offered with

a few consignments of long time weaned cattle coming off grass. Cattle sold within tight spreads as buyers remain cautious with the uncertainty of the market right now. Demand was light to

moderate with a moderate supply. The run of feeders included near 54 percent steers and bulls, 46 percent heifers and 21 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 9 percent of the offering.

Slaughter cows sold steady.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-500 lbs 126.00-135.00; 500-600 lbs 124.00-132.00, pkg 570 lbs fleshy 118.00; 600-650 lbs calves 114.00-117.50, pkg 686 lbs 120.00. Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 117.00-121.00; 500-550 lbs 122.00-128.00.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 350-400 lbs 115.00; 400-500 lbs 108.00-113.00, pkg 433 lbs fleshy 106.00; 500-600 lbs 105.00-109.25; 600-700 lbs 105.00-109.25; pkg 728 lbs 106.25. Medium and Large 1-2 450-500 lbs 109.00-110.00; 500-500 lbs 108.00-110.00; pkg 1006 lbs 88.00.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 350-400 lbs 128.00-129.00; 400-450 lbs 130.00-135.00; 550-600 lbs 106.00-106.50.

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 4 yrs.-short and solid 1550-1320 lbs 2nd-3rd period 1000.00-1350.00 per head.

Cow-Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1 pkg 2 yrs. 1150 lbs with 285 lb calves and some bred back 1st period 2000.00 per pair. Medium and Large 1-2 2-7 yrs. 900-1225 lbs with 100-300 lb calves 1325.00-1375.00 per pair.

Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 1 plus-3 yrs. open 940-1060 lbs 73.00-87.00.

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