Stockyards

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Receipts: 1350 Two Weeks Ago: 797 Year Ago: 653

Compared to two weeks ago, no recent comparable sales to the bigger drafts of yearlings that made up a majority of the sale. Calves sold steady to 5.00 higher. Demand was moderate with a heavy supply. A higher than expected placement number on Fridays cattle on feed report has had a negative effect on futures contracts to start the week. However, the local market is catching up with the substantial gains the market saw last week. The feeder offering was made up of near 55 percent steers and bulls, and 45 percent heifers with 70 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 8 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows sold steady to 3.00 lower.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 350-400 lbs 178.00-186.00; 400-500 lbs 169.00-187.00, pkg 480 lbs fleshy 158.00; 500-600 lbs 155.00-167.50, 500-550 lbs fleshy 158.00-159.00; 600-700 lbs 136.00-153.00; 700-800 lbs 138.00-139.75, pkg 713 lbs fleshy 134.00; 800-850 lbs 136.50-137.25; 900-950 lbs 125.50-126.00. Medium and Large 1-2 300-400 lbs 184.00-184.50; 500-600 lbs 155.00-157.00; pkg 650 lbs 150.00; lot 734 lbs 136.00; lot 881 lbs 133.10. Large 1 pkg 706 lbs 140.75.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 155.00-160.50; 400-500 lbs 145.00-153.00; 500-600 lbs 137.00-145.00; 600-700 lbs 132.00-139.00; 700-800 lbs 124.00-131.25; pkg 803 lbs 124.60. Medium and Large 1-2 300-400 lbs 152.00-154.00; 400-500 lbs 145.00-153.00; pkg 501 lbs thin 146.25; 600-700 lbs 130.00-134.00; 700-800 lbs 124.00-130.00. Medium 2 pkg 270 lbs 155.00.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 400-500 lbs 159.00-177.00. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 322 lbs 168.00; pkg 530 lbs thin 148.00. Medium 1-2 pkg 575 lbs 130.00.

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 3 yrs.-short and solid 1050-1325 lbs 2nd-3rd period 1050.00-1200.00 per head.

Cow-Calf Pairs: Scarce

Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 1 plus-3 yrs. open 705-1100 lbs 71.00-106.00.

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