Kingsville-Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 10/31/2017

Receipts:  1774    Week Ago:  1365    Year Ago:  1323

   Compared to last week, steers traded steady to 6.00 higher. Heifer calves
sold 5.00-10.00 higher on increased demand; there were too few comparable sales
of yearlings for an accurate price trend. Buyers were much more receptive to the
un-weaned calves this week, particularly the heifers under 550 lbs, however the
steers still saw discounts to their weaned peers. Fed cattle traded sharply
higher last Friday which has given a boost to the feeder market. Demand was good
to very good as price levels are being reached that we haven’t seen in a while. 
Supply was moderate. The feeder offering was made up of near 58 percent steers 
and bulls and 42 percent heifers with 40 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls 
totaled 14 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady.

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs 199.50-210.50; 400-500 lbs
187.00-198.00, 400-500 lbs fleshy 177.00-180.00; 500-600 lbs 166.00-187.00, lot
539 lbs fancy 194.00, 500-600 lbs fleshy 163.00-171.00; 600-700 lbs 157.25-
173.00, 600-700 lbs calves 140.50-155.00, lot 642 lbs fleshy 163.00; 700-750 lbs
167.00-174.25; pkg 852 lbs 153.25. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 385 lbs 176.00;
400-500 lbs 169.00-185.00, pkg 462 lbs thin 186.00; 500-600 lbs 157.50-173.00;
600-650 lbs 154.00-166.00, pkg 644 lbs calves 138.75, pkg 691 lbs fleshy 153.00;
750-800 lbs 140.25-144.00; 800-900 lbs 153.50-154.25. Medium and Large 2  pkg
573 lbs 154.00; 600-650 lbs 142.00-144.00. Medium 1  pkg 490 lbs 150.00; 500-550
lbs 160.00-166.00; pkg 636 lbs 141.00. Medium 1-2  600-700 lbs fleshy 122.00-
125.50.

Holstein Steers: Large 3  pkg 1303 lbs 84.50.

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 171.00-188.00; 400-500 lbs
164.50-175.50; 500-600 lbs 147.00-170.00, 500-600 lbs fleshy 145.00-152.00;
600-700 lbs 145.00-160.25, lot 627 lbs fleshy 134.25, pkg 693 lbs calves 135.25;
700-800 lbs 145.25-155.25; pkg 802 lbs 145.25. Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs
165.00-168.00; 400-500 lbs 153.00-161.00, 400-450 lbs thin 169.00-176.00; 500-
600 lbs 137.50-155.00, pkg 562 lbs fleshy 140.00; 600-650 lbs calves 128.00-
140.50, pkg 639 lbs thin 150.75; pkg 1009 lbs 127.50. Medium and Large 2  700-
750 lbs 127.75-137.50. Medium 1  pkg 532 lbs 159.50. Medium 1-2  lot 772 lbs
fancy 149.25.

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1  pkg 371 lbs 201.00; 500-550 lbs 160.25-
177.00, pkg 566 lbs fleshy 144.00; pkg 617 lbs fleshy 141.00, pkg 654 lbs
151.00; pkg 840 lbs 127.50. Medium and Large 1-2  400-450 lbs 167.00-174.50; pkg
575 lbs 142.00; pkg 609 lbs calves 138.00; pkg 729 lbs 128.50. Medium and Large
2  pkg 488 lbs 140.00; pkg 703 lbs 127.50.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean:     Avg Dressing       High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80      55.00-60.00        60.00-62.50       53.00-54.00     
Boning         80-85      54.00-59.00        60.50-66.00       47.50-55.50     
Lean           85-90      50.50-57.00           59.50          45.00-50.00     
                                      
                                                        
   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  
1415-2295 lbs             75.50-80.00        -----------       66.00-73.00
                                              

   Bred cows: Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs.-short and solid 1145-1365 lbs 
2nd-3rd period 1075.00-1475.00 per head.

   Cow Calf Pairs: Scarce

   Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  1 plus-2 yrs. open 925-1335 lbs
98.00-136.50; 3-5 yrs. 1025-1265 lbs open 79.00-107.00.

   Feeding Bulls: Medium and Large 1  1 1/2-2 yrs. 1100-1437 lbs 95.00-110.00.


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_LS159.txt