Kingsville - Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cattle Auction Report for 4/17/18
 
Receipts:  1721    Week Ago:  2519    Year Ago:  2055

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers under 650 lbs sold fully 5.00 to 
10.00 higher and heavier weights steady to 5.00 higher. Very active trade this 
week as futures and fat trade have both found some footing the last couple weeks, 
lending support to the cash feeder market. Demand was especially good for a pot 
load of heifers weighing in at 676 lbs, bringing just over 1000.00 per head when 
the bidding stopped. Lots of anhydrous and fertilizer buggies on the move as locals 
are taking advantage of a stretch of more typical spring weather. Supply moderate 
and demand moderate to good. Cows and bulls accounted for 19 percent of the total 
offering. The feeder supply consisted of 50 percent steers and bulls and 50 percent 
heifers; 45 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 179.00-200.00; 500-600 lbs 
168.00-183.00, thin 185.00-190.00; 600-700 lbs 158.75-180.00, calves 153.50-
160.00; pkg 601 lbs thin 186.50; 700-800 lbs 147.75-148.25; lot 857 lbs 135.00.  
Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 179.00-195.00; 400-500 lbs 184.00-186.50; 
500-600 lbs 167.25-170.00; pkg 678 lbs 150.75, fleshy/calves 600-700 lbs 
146.50-148.50; pkg 737 lbs 130.00; pkg 884 lbs 140.25; pkg 983 lbs 121.25.  
Medium and Large 2  pkg 498 lbs 169.00. 

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 373 lbs 169.50; 400-500 lbs 156.00-
168.00; 500-600 lbs 148.50-160.50; 600-700 lbs 142.75-149.75, lot 602 lbs 
fleshy 138.25.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 161.00-171.00; 400-500 lbs 
152.00-165.00; 500-600 lbs 142.25-154.75, pkg 590 lbs fleshy 133.50; 600-700 
lbs 135.25-143.25, calves/fleshy 122.50-132.50; 700-800 lbs 121.25-122.00; pkg 
821 lbs 116.75, pkg 822 lbs fleshy 112.50.  Medium and Large 2  pkg 990 lbs 
fleshy 105.50.  Medium 1-2  pkg 533 lbs 150.50.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 170.00-179.00; 500-600 lbs 
145.50-158.75; 600-700 lbs 125.00-147.00; pkg 815 lbs 116.00.  

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Av. Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80         62.50-66.50       69.00            56.50-58.50  
Boning       80-85         58.50-66.00       68.00            54.50-57.00
Lean         85-90         53.00-61.00     -------------      49.50-50.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1400-2300 lbs 81.50-90.00; low dressing 
73.00-80.50.   

Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service 
         Tracey Switzer Thompson, Market Reporter, (573) 751-5618
         24 Hour Market Report 1-573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS159.txt
 
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