Kingsville - Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 12/21/2017

Receipts:  1870    Week Ago:  2869    Year Ago:  985

*** No sale next week, Merry Christmas. The next sale is Tue. Jan 2nd ***

   Compared to last week, steers sold fully steady and heifers sold mostly
steady except for spots 3.00 higher on calves and spots 3.00 lower on heifers
over 600 lbs. Demand was good to very good for all weights on an active market
which was not affected whatsoever by the lower feeder cattle futures on Tuesday.
Several buyers are staring to focus in on procuring those 300-525 lbs calves to
graze this upcoming spring and several loads of yearlings didn’t have any
trouble finding new homes at handsome prices. The feeder offering was made up of
near 77 percent steers and bulls and 23 percent heifers with 68 percent over 600
lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 15 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows sold
firm to 2.00 higher and slaughter bulls sold 3.00 higher.

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 204.50-215.00; 400-500 lbs
190.00-202.25; 500-600 lbs 166.50-178.00; 600-700 lbs 155.25-161.00, pkg 673 lbs
calves 151.75; 700-800 lbs 152.25-167.25, pkg 725 lbs calves 144.00; 800-900 lbs
153.25-157.00. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 453 lbs 181.50; 500-600 lbs 162.50-
165.50, pkg 521 lbs thin 178.00; 600-700 lbs 152.10-153.00, 600-700 lbs calves
145.50-150.00; 700-800 lbs 136.60-142.75; 800-900 lbs 134.00-137.50. Medium and
Large 2  600-650 lbs 139.00-142.00. Medium 1  pkg 721 lbs calves 137.00, pkg 795
lbs 130.00. Medium 1-2  pkg 956 lbs 118.25.

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1  350 lbs 164.00-174.50; 400-500 lbs
160.00-174.00; 500-600 lbs 147.00-163.00, pkg 517 lbs fleshy 149.00 600-700 lbs
142.50-151.50, pkg 611 lbs calves 136.25; lot 738 lbs 147.25, 700-750 lbs calves 
131.75-132.5; lot 830 lbs 129.85; pkg 1029 lbs 117.25. Medium and Large 1-2
400-500 lbs 157.00-168.00; 500-550 lbs 142.00-149.00; pkg 625 lbs calves 131.75;
750-800 lbs 123.50-129.50; pkg 910 lbs 126.50. Medium 1  pkg 698 lbs 120.00.

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 210.50-232.50; pkg 460 lbs
188.50; 500-600 lbs 155.25-170.00, pkg 552 lbs fleshy 151.00; 600-700 lbs
138.50-149.50; 700-800 lbs 125.00-125.50. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 388 lbs
185.00; 400-500 lbs 154.00-174.00; 500-600 lbs 145.00-154.50; 600-650 lbs
138.50-140.50.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean:     Avg Dressing       High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80      54.50-61.50         63.50-65.50         50.00        
Boning         80-85      51.00-56.50         57.00-61.50      45.00-48.00    
Lean           85-90      46.00-51.00         -----------      44.50-45.00  
                                                          
   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2   
1435-2150 lbs             76.00-82.00         82.50-88.50      70.00-76.00
                                              
   Bred cows: Medium and Large 1-2  2-7 yrs. 975-1225 lbs 2nd-3rd period 
1010.00-1350.00 per head. 

   Cow Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2  few 2-3 yrs. 950-1340 lbs with 225-
350 lb calves 1385.00-1725.00 per pair.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  2-3 yrs. 780-1308 lbs 60.00-94.00.
 
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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