Kingsville-Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 10/10/2017

Receipts:  1319    Week Ago:  1119    Year Ago:  1210

   Compared to last week, based on limited true comparisons steer calves sold
mostly steady and yearling steers and all weights of heifers sold with a higher
undertone. Mostly long time weaned yearling cattle this week compared to last
weeks run of calves and overall quality and condition was more attractive.
Nearby live cattle contracts are showing strength and closed with triple digit
gains fueling demand. Several consignments of heavier weight yearlings well
surpassed the lighter fleshier calves price per pound as demand was very good
for the yearlings and moderate for calves. As many know it can be difficult to
keep those short weaned cattle healthy during the month of October. The feeder
offering was made up of near 50 percent steers and bulls and 50 percent heifers
with 74 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 12 percent of the offering.
Slaughter cows sold 2.00 to 3.00 higher. Slaughter bulls sold 1.00 higher.

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1  pkg 361 lbs 195.00; 400-500 lbs 171.00-
189.50; 500-600 lbs 167.00-179.00, lot 511 lbs thin 183.00, 550-600 lbs fleshy
151.00-155.00; 600-700 lbs 160.50-174.75, pkg 643 lbs calves 145.00, 650-700 lbs
thin 175.00-175.25; 700-750 lbs 156.00-168.00, 700-750 lbs thin 174.00; 800-900
lbs 150.25-166.75; load 960 lbs 150.00. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 565 lbs
159.50, pkg 571 lbs fleshy 149.50; lot 658 lbs calves 146.25; pkg 795 lbs
154.75. Large 1  lot 480 lbs 178.75; pkg 568 lbs 150.25; pkg 1048 lbs 129.00.
Medium 2  pkg 489 lbs 134.00.

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1  pkg 378 lbs 162.00; 500-600 lbs
145.50-165.50; 600-700 lbs 150.00-166.00, pkg 621 lbs calves 132.50; 700-800
lbs 138.00-155.00; 800-900 lbs 128.75-146.60. Medium and Large 1-2  400-450
lbs 146.00-158.00, pkg 467 lbs fleshy 135.00; 500-600 lbs 137.00-152.00; pkg
632 lbs calves 128.00, pkg 667 lbs 135.00; 850-900 lbs 131.75-132.75. Large 1
lot 516 lbs 152.50. Medium 1  pkg 570 lbs fleshy 135.75; pkg 668 lbs 135.25.
Medium 1-2  pkg 550 lbs 137.00, pkg 573 lbs fleshy 132.00; 600-650 lbs 123.50-
132.50. 

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1  pkg 490 lbs 165.50; pkg 465 lbs fleshy
153.00; pkg 659 lbs calves 120.00. Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs 167.00-
170.00; pkg 464 lbs 164.50.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean:     Avg Dressing       High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80      59.50-65.50        65.50-68.50       ------------     
Boning         80-85      59.50-65.50        66.00-68.00       55.50-59.00   
                                             ind. 70.00
Lean           85-90      55.00-62.50           64.00          51.00-54.50               
                                      
                                                        
   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  
1230-2140 lbs             77.50-85.00        86.00-88.00       75.50-77.00
                                              

   Bred cows: Medium and Large 1-2  few 2-6 yrs. 905-1285 lbs 1st-2nd period 
1050.00-1100.00 per head.

   Cow Calf Pairs: Scarce

   Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  2-5 yrs. 1000-1525 lbs open or 
unchecked 77.00-107.50.

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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