Stockyards

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Receipts: 565 Week Ago: 0 Year Ago: 797

Compared to two weeks ago, steers and heifers under 700 lbs traded mostly 3.00-9.00 higher and heavier weights sold steady with the quality of cattle and market conditions improved. A few reputation consignments of both yearlings and fall born calves were offered and most of the new crop calves had been weaned and were in an attractive condition for grazing. Supply was moderate and demand was mostly good with grass just around the corner. The feeder offering included 60 percent steers and bulls and 40 percent heifers with 50 percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 16 percent of the offering. Slaughter cows traded 2.00-3.00 higher compared to two weeks ago.

Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-500 lbs 183.00-205.00; 500-600 lbs 156.50-181.50; 600-700 lbs 144.00-154.00; lot 709 lbs 142.75; 800-900 lbs 128.60-132.00. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 482 lbs 164.00; pkg 534 lbs thin 178.00, pkg 608 lbs thin 164.00, pkg 682 lbs 145.00. Large 1 pkg 766 lbs 132.00.

Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 400-500 lbs 150.00-159.50; 500-600 lbs 144.50-155.50; 600-650 lbs 139.50-142.00; lot 702 lbs 131.60, pkg 713 lbs fleshy 125.00. Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 145.50-154.00; pkg 637 lbs 131.50; 750-800 lbs 120.00. Large 1 pkg 453 lbs 145.00. Large 1-2 pkg 665 lbs 130.00.

Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 400-500 lbs 159.50-171.00. Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 410 lbs 183.00.

Bred cows: Medium and Large 1-2 few 3-7 yrs. 1055-1425 lbs 2nd-3rd period 1000.00-1225.00 per head.

Cow Calf Pairs: Scarce

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