Kingsville - Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 3/13/2018

Receipts:  2576    Week Ago:  3064    Year Ago:  1815

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers under 725 lbs in light to moderate
flesh traded steady to 5.00 higher with the advance on the 500-650 lb weight
range. Heavier weight steers and those 600 lbs and up feedlot bound sold 4.00-
7.00 lower while heifers over 650 lbs and those carrying flesh sold with a lower
undertone. Despite futures trending lower and the fed cattle market under
pressure with large supplies expected through the summer months, buyers continue
to be optimistic about their grass cattle. Demand was good for cattle suitable
for grazing, however demand was light for heavier weights and fleshier cattle as
feedlots are abundant with feeders staring down the June and August Live
contract lows. Supply was moderate. The feeder offering was made up of near 57
percent steers and bulls and 43 percent heifers with 58 percent over 600 lbs.
Cows and bulls totaled 12 percent of the offering. 

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 190.00-212.00; 500-600 lbs
177.50-208.00, 500-600 lbs fleshy 173.00-183.00; 600-700 lbs 156.50-185.00, 600-
700 lbs fleshy 147.50-162.25; 700-800 lbs 135.25-165.00, lot 714 lbs thin
167.50, 750-800 lbs fleshy 133.75-144.25; 800-900 lbs 129.75-131.75, 800-900 lbs 
fleshy 127.75-129.85; load 919 lbs 130.85. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 333 lbs
230.00; 400-500 lbs 172.00-190.00, pkg 457 lbs fleshy 164.50; 500-600 lbs
176.00-192.50; 600-700 lbs 144.25-165.50, lot 698 lbs fleshy 140.50; 700-800 lbs
131.00-143.25, lot 797 lbs fleshy 130.75; 800-850 lbs 128.00-133.25. Medium and
Large 2  pkg 499 lbs thin 186.00; pkg 596 lbs 155.00; pkg 617 lbs 154.00. Large
1  pkg 543 lbs 181.00; pkg 1070 lbs 110.00. Large 1-2  pkg 805 lbs 132.00.
Medium 1  pkg 650 lbs 132.50.

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 173.00-192.00 400-500 lbs
169.00-182.50, pkg 474 lbs fleshy 149.00; 500-600 lbs 155.50-180.25, 500-600 lbs
thin 177.25-179.00, 500-600 lbs fleshy 140.50; 600-650 lbs 155.00-162.50, 600-
700 lbs fleshy 133.50-136.10; 750-800 lbs 127.25-127.75, lot 785 lbs fleshy
125.25; pkg 881 lbs 125.00. Medium and Large 1-2  300-350 lbs thin 202.50-
203.00; pkg 379 lbs 189.00; 400-500 lbs 158.00-172.50; 500-600 lbs 151.50-
165.25, 500-600 lbs fleshy 138.25-150.00; 600-700 lbs 130.50-141.25, 600-700 lbs
fleshy 128.25-134.00; 700-800 lbs 125.10-129.00. Medium and Large 2  pkg 374 lbs
165.00; pkg 461 lbs 140.50; pkg 589 lbs 130.50; 600-650 lbs 130.00-133.00. Large
1-2  pkg 683 lbs 134.00. Medium 1  pkg 535 lbs 148.50; 600-650 lbs 130.00-
137.50, pkg 692 lbs fleshy 121.50. Medium 1-2  500-600 lbs 131.50-135.50; 600-
650 lbs 132.75-134.75; pkg 732 lbs 125.75.

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1  pkg 352 lbs 211.50; 400-500 lbs 177.00-
190.00; pkg 557 lbs 172.50, pkg 565 lbs fleshy 155.00; lot 641 lbs 143.00;
pkg 755 lbs 132.00. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 353 lbs 207.00; pkg 521 lbs
166.00; pkg 610 lbs 141.00. Medium and Large 2  pkg 460 lbs 139.50. Large 1  pkg
543 lbs 145.00. Medium 1  pkg 755 lbs fleshy 116.00. Medium 1-2  pkg 575 lbs
147.00. 

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean:     Avg Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80      58.50-64.00      -----------       51.00-56.50  
Boning         80-85      58.00-65.00          67.00         56.50-57.00      
Lean           85-90      51.50-55.00      -----------       42.50-44.00      

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2               
1360-2350 lbs             80.00-85.00      87.50-90.00       69.00-78.50

   Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  few 2-7 yrs. 1115-1310 lbs 2nd-3rd period
1100.00-1350.00 per head.

   Cow-Calf Pairs: Scarce

   Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  1 plus-2 yrs. 955-1385 lbs
open or unchecked 75.00-109.50.  

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_LS147.txt

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