Kingsville - Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 10/17/2017

Receipts:  1529    Week Ago:  1319    Year Ago:  1304

   Compared to last week, steers traded steady to 3.00 higher except 400-500 lbs
selling 5.00-7.00 higher. Heifers sold steady to 5.00 higher with the advance on
thinner fleshed yearlings. Demand remains very good for yearling cattle as
feedlots have remained current and an abundant supply of cheap corn is readily
available. Demand was moderate to good for unweaned calves early, light to
moderate late. Plenty of moisture and sunshine so far this fall has pastures in
excellent shape. The feeder offering was made up of near 51 percent steers and
bulls and 49 percent heifers with 60 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls
totaled 15 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows sold 1.00 to 3.00 lower.
Slaughter bulls sold 2.00-4.00 lower.

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1  pkg 345 lbs 200.00, pkg 353 lbs thin
226.00; 400-500 lbs 174.00-200.00; 500-600 lbs 161.50-184.00, pkg 542 lbs fleshy
166.50; 600-700 lbs 164.00-173.50, 600-700 lbs calves 146.50-160.00; 700-800 lbs
157.00-167.00, pkg 727 lbs fleshy 150.00; 800-850 lbs 162.00-166.25; load 943
lbs 153.85. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 461 lbs 172.00; 500-600 lbs 156.00-163.50,
500-600 lbs fleshy 145.00-150.75; 600-700 lbs 138.00-154.00, pkg 650 lbs
calves 136.50; pkg 757 lbs 150.50; pkg 1015 lbs 114.50. Medium and Large 2  pkg
571 lbs 150.00.

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs 168.50-169.50; 400-500 lbs
156.50-165.00, pkg 487 lbs fleshy 147.00; 500-600 lbs 149.50-168.00, pkg 599
lbs fleshy 140.00; 600-700 lbs 157.00-165.00, 600-700 lbs calves 134.00-134.50,
pkg 663 lbs fleshy 131.50; 700-750 lbs 156.50-159.50; pkg 828 lbs 140.25. Medium
and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 142.00-160.00; 500-600 lbs 145.00-147.25, 500-600 lbs
fleshy 135.00-136.75; 600-650 lbs 135.25-138.00, pkg 660 lbs calves 130.00, pkg 
696 lbs thin 154.50; load 716 lbs 147.00; pkg 952 lbs 110.00. Medium and Large
2  pkg 477 lbs 140.00; pkg 507 lbs 137.00, pkg 510 lbs fleshy 125.00. Large 1
pkg 788 lbs 135.25. Large 1-2  pkg 642 lbs calves 131.00; pkg 748 lbs 136.00.
Medium 1-2  pkg 400 lbs 146.00 pkg 500 lbs fleshy 130.00. Medium 2  400-500 lbs
124.50-141.75.

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1  pkg 465 lbs 172.00; 500-600 lbs 144.50-
173.50, pkg 588 lbs fleshy 138.25; 650-700 lbs 138.00-145.00. Medium and Large
1-2  pkg 613 lbs calves 128.00; pkg 725 lbs 124.75.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean:     Avg Dressing       High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80      57.00-63.00        63.50-65.50       53.50-55.00      
Boning         80-85      56.00-62.00        62.00-65.50       50.00-55.00    
Lean           85-90      54.00-59.00        60.00-62.00       46.00-51.00     
                                      
                                                        
   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  
1335-2210 lbs             76.00-81.50        81.50-84.50       67.00-76.50
                                              

   Bred cows: Scarce

   Cow Calf Pairs: Scarce

   Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  2-4 yrs. open 890-1145 lbs
84.50-113.00, 4 yrs.-short and solid 69.00-85.00.

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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