Kingsville-Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 1/23/2018

Receipts:  3274    Week Ago:  1550    Year Ago:  3224

   Compared to last week, comparable kinds of steers and heifers traded mostly
steady to 3.00 higher with a few spots a touch weaker mostly due to cattle
carrying a little extra flesh than last week, mainly on 700-750 lb steers. Also,
with light comparisons 400-500 lb heifers traded with a higher undertone. The
quality was outstanding throughout the sale and basically all the cattle had
been backgrounded. With cheap corn, there doesnÂ’t seem to be a shortage of
spring born feeders weighing 600-800 lbs that have been fed well. Fed cattle
traded higher last week and futures have seen several days in the green creating
a positive attitude to the market. Supply was heavy. The feeder offering was
made up of near 64 percent steers and bulls and 36 percent heifers with 69
percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 8 percent of the offering. 
Slaughter cows traded steady to 3.00 higher with most of the advance on leaner
cows.

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs 219.00-220.50; 400-500 lbs
190.00-208.00; 500-600 lbs 165.00-196.75; 600-700 lbs 155.00-175.00, load 607
lbs fancy 179.10; 700-800 lbs 143.10-157.00, 700-750 lbs calves 143.50-146.75;
800-900 lbs 136.35-148.85, lot 871 lbs fleshy 135.35; lot 904 lbs 130.75. Medium
and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 175.00-184.00, lot 438 lbs thin 199.50; 500-600 lbs
150.00-173.00; 600-700 lbs 146.50-157.00; 700-800 lbs 143.00-146.00. Large 1 
pkg 523 lbs 158.00; pkg 678 lbs 148.00; pkg 700 lbs 145.25. Medium 2-3  pkg 445
lbs 139.50. 

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 180.00-194.00; 400-500 lbs
157.75-180.00; 500-600 lbs 146.25-165.10, 500-600 lbs fleshy 135.50-145.50; 600-
700 lbs 140.00-155.25, 600-700 lbs fleshy 137.00-137.85; 700-800 lbs 133.00-
143.00, lot 711 lbs replacement 148.00, pkg 753 lbs fleshy 128.00; 800-900 lbs
129.25-135.25. Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 158.00-174.50; pkg 443 lbs
165.00; pkg 427 lbs fleshy 147.50; 500-600 lbs 136.50-148.00; 600-650 lbs
133.50-142.25; 700-800 lbs 127.50-134.25. Large 1  pkg 605 lbs 142.00.

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 180.00-188.00; 500-550 lbs
172.00-177.00; pkg 688 lbs 137.00; 700-800 lbs 129.50.

Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean:     Avg Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80      57.50-62.00      -----------          53.00         
Boning         80-85      56.50-61.50      60.50-67.00       ------------        
Lean           85-90      52.00-56.00      58.00-61.00          42.00           

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2               
1435-2105 lbs             76.00-85.00      86.50-87.00       ------------

   Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs.-short and solid 1045-1460 lbs
2nd-3rd period 1000.00-1185.00 per head.

   Cow-Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2  short and solid-broken mouth 1250-1300
lbs with babies 1050.00-1200.00 per pair. 


   Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  1 plus-3 yrs. 940-1280 lbs 
75.00-104.00, ind. 2 yrs. 895 123.00.

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