Stockyards

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Receipts: 1160 Week Ago: 589 Year Ago: 1037

Compared to a light test from last week, steers and heifers traded steady to 5.00 higher. A quality offering of feeders was on hand and demand was good. Buyers were active trying to fill orders for both grass cattle and yearlings headed for the feedlot with a more optimistic feel to the market this week. Supply was heavy. The feeder offering included 61 percent steers and bulls and 39 percent heifers with 70 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 10 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower, except lean cows firm.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs 197.00-197.50; 500-600 lbs 163.50-190.00; 600-700 lbs 146.00-169.00; 700-750 lbs 144.00-146.75; 800-900 lbs 138.00-142.00, lot 828 lbs fleshy 135.00; 900-1000 lbs 133.25-138.00, lot 949 lbs fleshy 128.00; 700-800 lbs 140.00-141.50. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 411 lbs 184.00, pkg 440 lbs thin 186.00; 500-550 lbs 160.00-165.00, pkg 500 lbs thin 186.00. Medium and Large 2 pkg 928 lbs 129.00. Large 1 pkg 638 lbs 154.00; pkg 749 lbs 136.00.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 pkg 354 lbs 180.00; 400-500 lbs 145.00-158.00; 500-600 lbs 139.25-150.75; 600-700 lbs 138.00-146.50, pkg 608 lbs calves 134.00; 700-800 lbs 135.00-142.00; pkg 858 lbs 136.00, lot 868 lbs fleshy 127.50. Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 144.00-159.00; 500-600 lbs 134.00-143.00; 650-700 lbs 138.50-140.00; pkg 718 lbs 140.00. Medium 1 lot 773 lbs fleshy 132.00.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 500-550 lbs 156.00-162.00; pkg 632 lbs 143.00. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 423 lbs 166.00; pkg 848 lbs 125.00.

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 2-7 yrs. 975-1440 lbs 2nd-3rd period 1150.00-1375.00 per head. Large 1 pkg 6-7 yrs. 1598 lbs 3rd period 1375.00 per head.

Cow-Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2 few 5 yrs.-short and solid 1250-1400 lbs with babies to 350 lb calves 1125.00-1500.00 per pair.

Source: Mo. Dept. of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Sedalia, Market Reporter Dan Trickey, 573-751-5618