Stockyards

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Receipts: 457 Week Ago: 775 Year Ago: 424

Compared to last week, feeders traded steady except 500-600 lb steers selling mostly 10.00 lower. The last few weeks, futures markets have been trending lower. Supply was light with moderate demand. The feeder offering included 67 percent steers and bulls and 33 percent heifers with 53 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 19 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows sold with a steady undertone.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-500 lbs 192.00-218.00; 500-600 lbs 173.50-192.50; 600-700 lbs 158.00-173.00. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 697 lbs 144.00; 700-750 lbs 135.00-149.00.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 350-400 lbs 173.50-178.00; 450-500 lbs 161.00-162.00; pkg 538 lbs 153.50; 650-700 lbs 138.00-145.00; pkg 913 lbs 118.00. Medium and Large 1-2 300-350 lbs 180.00-181.00; pkg 642 lbs 138.00; 750-800 lbs 133.00-134.00.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs 188.00-189.00. Medium and Large 1-2 300-400 lbs 216.50-234.00.

Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 3 yrs.-short and solid 2nd-3rd period 1010-1495 lbs 1025.00-1325.00 per head.

Cow-Calf Pairs: Scarce

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