Kingsville - Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 2/28/2017


Receipts:  2591    Week Ago:  2134    Year Ago:  1697

   Compared to last week, steers under 800 lbs sold 3.00-5.00 higher, while
a lighter test of steers over 800 lbs sold mostly steady. Heifers traded
steady to 3.00 higher. Trade was active and demand was good as the board has
closed with modest gains the last two days and the recent cattle on feed report
released didn’t include any surprises. However, the futures outlook for late
summer and falls live cattle contracts remains near 20.00 lower than current
levels. The lack of moisture is becoming the main conversation starter around
the countryside. Supply was moderate. The feeder offering consisted of near 59
percent steers and bulls and 41 percent heifers with 55 percent over 600 lbs.
Cows and bulls totaled 8 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows sold 2.00-4.00
higher. Slaughter bulls sold steady.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs 176.00-186.00; 400-500 lbs
165.50-176.50, lot 422 lbs thin 191.75; 500-600 lbs 155.00-171.00, 550-600 lbs
fleshy 147.00-148.00; 600-700 lbs 135.50-156.00, lot 614 lbs thin 154.50, 650-
700 lbs fleshy 132.50-135.50; 700-800 lbs 121.75-141.25, 700-750 lbs fancy
144.00-144.25, lot 747 lbs fleshy 125.75; 800-900 lbs 120.25-122.75; 900-1000
lbs 118.10-122.25; lot 1051 lbs 117.25. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 248 lbs thin
198.00; pkg 325 lbs 172.50, 300-400 lbs thin 180.00-200.00; lot 496 lbs thin
161.50; 500-600 lbs 149.00-153.00; 600-700 lbs 131.00-139.75; pkg 702 lbs
124.00. Medium and Large 2  lot 494 lbs 133.50; 500-600 lbs 117.50-118.00.
Medium 2  pkg 669 lbs 120.50. Medium 2-3  pkg 408 lbs thin 124.50; lot 516 lbs
thin 121.50. Small and Medium 2  pkg 578 lbs 115.00.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 297 lbs 160.00; pkg 347 lbs 158.00;
400-500 lbs 152.00-160.00; 500-600 lbs 128.50-147.00, 500-600 lbs fleshy 127.75-
128.50, lot 557 lbs thin 147.50; 600-700 lbs 120.00-133.00; 700-800 lbs 116.00-
126.00, pkg 700 lbs fleshy 117.00, 700-750 lbs replacement 121.00-126.00, lot
701 lbs thin 130.25; 800-900 lbs 110.25-116.00, lot 810 lbs replacement 123.00.
Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 264 lbs thin 185.00; 300-400 lbs thin 158.00-175.00;
pkg 423 lbs 143.50, 400-450 lbs thin 150.25-155.50; 500-600 lbs 123.00-134.50, 
lot 547 lbs thin 135.00; 600-650 lbs 115.00-122.50, lot 664 lbs thin 120.75;
750-800 lbs 116.25; pkg 893 lbs 110.00. Large 1  pkg 829 lbs 106.00. Medium 1
pkg 665 lbs fleshy 117.00. Medium 2-3  lot 368 lbs thin 134.50; lot 458 lbs
thin 126.00; lot 534 lbs 111.50.

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1  pkg 488 lbs 165.00; 500-600 lbs 146.00-
162.00; pkg 759 lbs 116.50. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 594 lbs 126.50; 600-700
lbs 123.00-130.00.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean:     Avg Dressing       High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80      64.00-66.00        67.50-70.00       ------------ 
Boning         80-85      63.00-68.50        69.00-75.00       54.00-61.00   
                                         few 77.00-80.00
Lean           85-90      56.00-64.00           67.00             55.00
                        
 
   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  
1330-2185 lbs             85.00-91.00        92.00-94.00       77.00-80.00

   Bred cows: Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs.-short and solid 991-1380 lbs
2nd-3rd period 1025.00-1350.00 per head. 
                                           
   Cow Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2  Scarce

   Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  1 plus-3 yrs. open 800-1090
lbs 82.00-109.00.

   Feeding Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs. 1011-1356 lbs 79.50-85.50.
 
Source:  MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Kingsville, MO
         Dan Trickey, Market Reporter 573-751-5618
         24 Hour Market Report 1-573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS147.txt

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