Kingsville-Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 2/13/2018

Receipts:  3752    Week Ago:  789    Year Ago:  4014

   Compared to the last true test two weeks ago, steers weighing 500-700 lbs and
heifer calves weighing 500-550 lbs traded 5.00-9.00 higher. All other weights of
steers and heifers sold steady to 3.00 higher. The quality was good all day, but
itÂ’s obvious that feed is cheap and abundant in this part of the country as most
of the cattle were carrying some flesh. Demand was good, especially for grass
cattle, except for being moderate on an ample supply of 750-800 lb steers that
will finish out this summer on the live contract low. Supply was heavy with
nearly all of the cattle backgrounded. The feeder offering was made up of near
58 percent steers and bulls and 42 percent heifers with 73 percent over 600 lbs.
Cows and bulls totaled 6 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows sold 2.00-4.00
higher and slaughter bulls traded 5.00-6.00 higher. 

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1  pkg 378 lbs 208.00, pkg 388 lbs fleshy
200.00; 400-500 lbs 200.00-215.00, pkg 445 lbs fleshy 185.00; 500-600 lbs
175.00-205.00, 500-600 lbs fancy 197.50-207.00; 600-700 lbs 160.00-183.50; 700-
800 lbs 142.85-160.00; 700-750 lbs fleshy 148.50-149.25; 800-900 lbs 140.50-
144.00, 850-900 lbs fleshy 135.75-139.00; 900-950 lbs 137.00-141.10. Medium and
Large 1-2  pkg 454 lbs 197.00; 500-600 lbs 169.00-179.00; 650-700 lbs 149.00-
159.50; 700-800 lbs 137.00-148.25, pkg 789 lbs fleshy 134.25; lot 853 lbs flehsy
139.85; pkg 910 lbs 131.75. Medium and Large 2  pkg 734 lbs 137.50. Medium 2
pkg 667 lbs 130.00. 

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1  pkg 391 lbs 183.00; 400-500 lbs 165.00-
184.00; 500-600 lbs 150.00-178.25, 500-600 lbs fleshy 145.00-154.00; 600-700
lbs 143.75-159.50, 600-650 lbs calves 141.50-145.00, 650-700 lbs fleshy 136.75-
139.25; 700-800 lbs 134.00-147.00, 700-750 lbs fleshy 134.25-136.00; 800-850 lbs
129.50-137.00. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 373 lbs 156.00; 400-500 lbs 155.00-
165.00; 500-600 lbs 143.00-168.50, 500-600 lbs fleshy 137.00-138.50; 600-700 lbs
134.50-146.50, pkg 638 lbs fleshy 135.00; 700-750 lbs 131.25-134.75; lot 856 lbs
129.25; pkg 938 lbs 127.25. Medium and Large 2  pkg 700 lbs replacement 147.00.
Medium 1  pkg 553 lbs 138.50. Medium 1-2  pkg 439 lbs 147.00. Medium 2  pkg 701
lbs 118.00. 

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1  500-600 lbs 159.00-190.00; 650-700 lbs
148.00-154.50; pkg 709 lbs 147.00. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 570 lbs 161.00; pkg
664 lbs 139.50.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean:     Avg Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80      62.00-66.00      -----------       -----------     
Boning         80-85      59.00-67.00      68.00-73.00       57.00-57.50        
                               few extreme 76.00-78.00
Lean           85-90      55.50-59.00      -----------          51.00        

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2               
1270-2070 lbs             83.00-91.00         92.50          74.50-79.50

   Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  few 2-5 yrs. 1110-1550 lbs 1st-3rd period 
1100.00-1400.00 per head. 

   Cow-Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2  few 2-7 yrs. 1100-1200 lbs with 200-
300 lb calves 1475.00-1785.00 per pair.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  2-3 yrs. 915-1220 lbs 84.00-
119.00; 3-4 yrs. 915-1395 lbs 65.50-83.50.   

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