Kingsville - Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 3/21/2017

Receipts:  2410    Week Ago:  1815    Year Ago:  2069

   Compared to last week, steers under 750 lbs sold 4.00 to 8.00 higher,
a light test of heavier weights sold steady. Heifers under 650 lbs steady to
5.00 higher, except for 600-650 lbs up to 7.00 higher for heifers with good
weighing conditions, heavier weights steady. The market has slowly worked
itself back to prices not seen since last summer after struggling to find a
bottom. Buyers seem optimistic and were eager to purchase most
cattle. Demand was moderate to mostly good, with the best demand for middle
weight steers and the least demand for plainer heifers or those carrying some
flesh. Supply was moderate. The feeder offering consisted of near 56 percent
steers and bulls, 44 percent heifers with 61 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and
bulls totaled 11 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 384 lbs 189.50; 400-500 lbs 173.00-
190.50, 400-450 lbs fleshy 167.50-170.00; 500-600 lbs 162.00-180.00, lot 563
lbs thin 174.50; 600-700 lbs 142.00-163.00; 700-800 lbs 129.25-148.00, lot 770
lbs fleshy 127.10; 800-900 lbs 119.75-128.25, pkg 884 lbs fleshy 118.75; 900-
1000 lbs 115.50-120.85. Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 165.00-180.00; 400-500
lbs 164.00-176.50; 500-600 lbs 149.00-169.50; 600-700 lbs 135.00-149.00. Large 1
pkg 582 lbs 145.00; pkg 749 lbs 134.00. Medium 1  pkg 713 lbs fleshy 123.00.
Medium 2  pkg 398 lbs 136.00.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 161.50-165.00, 350-400 lbs
fleshy 137.00-140.00; 400-500 lbs 147.00-165.25, 400-500 lbs fleshy 131.00-
143.50; 500-600 lbs 131.50-155.00, pkg 526 lbs fleshy 139.00, pkg 566 lbs fancy
153.00; 600-700 lbs 124.25-141.75, 600-700 lbs fleshy 121.50-128.25; 700-800 lbs
116.50-130.50, 700-750 lbs fleshy 117.00-120.00; 800-850 lbs 116.75-118.00; pkg
1008 lbs 119.75. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 266 lbs 164.00; 300-400 lbs 142.00-
152.00, pkg 384 lbs fleshy 139.00; 400-500 lbs 136.50-145.00; 500-600 lbs
122.00-133.00; 600-700 lbs 118.00-122.50; 700-750 lbs 116.00-123.50, lot 702 lbs
fleshy 119.85; pkg 823 lbs 116.00. Large 1  pkg 423 lbs 150.00; pkg 557 lbs
118.75; pkg 645 lbs 124.50.  

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs fleshy 168.00-170.00; 400-500
lbs 157.50-175.50; 500-600 lbs 155.00-165.00; pkg 641 lbs 137.00; 700-750 lbs
120.00-122.50. Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs 159.00-167.00; pkg 572 lbs
155.00; pkg 623 lbs thin 149.50. Large 1-2  pkg 449 lbs 146.50.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean:     Avg Dressing       High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80      67.00-71.00        71.50-75.50       57.00-64.00          
Boning         80-85      65.00-72.50        72.50-79.00         64.00        
                                             ind. 82.00
Lean           85-90      58.00-66.50        -----------       52.00-55.00
                        
   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  
1380-2110 lbs             87.00-95.50        97.00-105.00        85.00
                                              
   Bred cows: Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs.-short and solid 907-1495 lbs
1st-3rd period 925.00-1260.00 per head. 

                                           
   Cow Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs.-short and solid 1150-1450 lbs
with 250-450 lb calves bred back in the 1st or 2nd stage 1400.00-1960.00 per pair; 
7 yrs.- broken mouth most open a few bred back 2nd stage 1200-1250 lbs with 
newborn-300 lb calves 1025.00-1335.00 per pair.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  1 plus-2 yrs. open 870-1090 lbs
most 89.00-106.00, few 2-3 yrs. 985-1335 lbs 80.00-85.00.
 
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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