Stockyards

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Receipts: 503 Week Ago: 1544 Year Ago: 378

Compared to last week, a light supply of feeders traded with a steady undertone despite a lower futures market the last several trading sessions. Buyers still seem comfortable with purchasing cattle at these price levels and demand was good. The recent rain has created plenty of mud and most producers decided to keep their cattle at home. The feeder offering included 64 percent steers and bulls and 36 percent heifers with 66 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 12 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows and bulls sold 2.00-5.00 higher with some high dressing cows sharply higher.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-500 lbs 197.00-212.00; 550-600 lbs 187.00-187.50; 600-700 lbs 159.00-173.00; pkg 730 lbs fleshy 147.00, pkg 771 lbs 147.00; 800-850 138.00-140.00. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 505 lbs 193.00. Large 1 pkg 618 lbs 153.00.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 400-500 lbs 173.00-180.25; 500-550 lbs 167.00-172.50; 600-700 lbs 146.00-154.00, lot 685 lbs fleshy 133.00; pkg 703 lbs 137.50, lot 791 lbs fleshy 123.00. Large 1 pkg 610 lbs 144.00.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 450-500 lbs 186.50-194.00; 600-700 lbs 146.00-147.00, pkg 601 lbs calves 140.00. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 415 lbs 198.00.

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 4 yrs.-short and solid 1160-1285 lbs 2nd-3rd period 1010.00-1410.00 per head, pkg. 2 yrs. 1053 lbs 1st period 1135.00 per head.

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