Stockyards

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Receipts: 1544 Week Ago: 0 Year Ago: 654

Compared to the last reported sale three weeks ago, steers and heifers traded mostly 2.00-8.00 higher, however spots up to 15.00 higher on cattle under 550 lbs that are suitable for grazing. Demand was very good for all weights of feeders as buyers were eager to own cattle. Fed cattle traded higher at 1.30 last Friday and buyers seem optimistic about the market with some of the lighter cattle worth as much or more than their heavier peers. Supply was heavy. The feeder offering included 57 percent steers and bulls and 43 percent heifers with 81 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 9 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 pkg 372 lbs 222.50; 400-500 lbs 209.00-227.00; 500-600 lbs 178.00-206.00; 600-700 lbs 158.00-179.75; 700-750 lbs 153.00-159.75, pkg 744 lbs fleshy 144.00; 800-900 lbs 140.00-142.00, pkg 820 lbs fleshy 138.00; pkg 998 lbs 124.50. Medium and Large 1-2 600-700 lbs 152.25-167.00; 750-800 lbs 142.00-147.00; 800-900 lbs 135.00-141.75; pkg 953 lbs 132.00. Medium and Large 2 pkg 613 lbs 158.00; pkg 874 lbs 130.00. Large 1 700-750 lbs 151.00-156.50. Large 1-2 pkg 1019 lbs 125.50.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 pkg 312 lbs 187.00; 450-500 lbs 169.00-178.00; 500-600 lbs 155.50-177.00; 600-700 lbs 140.00-154.00, 650-700 lbs fleshy 136.00-139.00; pkg 722 lbs 140.75. Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 159.00-179.00; lot 543 lbs 155.25; 650-700 lbs 135.00-140.75; 700-800 lbs 128.50-138.00; pkg 853 lbs 128.50, 850-900 lbs fleshy 122.00-125.00; pkg 925 lbs 126.00. Medium and Large 2 pkg 396 lbs thin 179.00; 550-600 lbs 139.00-140.00. Large 1 pkg 524 lbs 164.00. Medium 1-2 pkg 620 lbs 137.00.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 386 lbs 194.00.

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 3 yrs.-short and solid 1190-1490 lbs 2nd-3rd period 1075.00-1375.00 per head. Medium and Large 2 pkg 5-7 yrs. 1207 lbs 3rd stage 1050.00 per head.

Cow-Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2 few 6 yrs.-short and solid 1050-1200 lbs with babies-250 lb calves 1025.00-1400.00 per pair.

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