Kingsville - Kingsville Livestock Auction

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 5/15/2018

Receipts:  2505    Week Ago:  2606    Year Ago:  2425

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold mostly 2.00-7.00 lower with
the exception being 550-625 lb steers trading firm to 3.00 higher and selling 
with the best demand. Overall, demand was moderate to light, particularly light
for 550-700 lb heifers un-weaned or carrying much flesh. A lower fat cattle
trade and sharp losses on the board the last couple days left buyers cautious
about their purchases as the market is bracing for what many analysts believe
will be an abundance of market ready cattle this summer. The feeder offering was
made up of near 51 percent steers and bulls and 49 percent heifers with 48
percent over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls totaled 12 percent of the offering. Supply
was moderate. Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 lower. 

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 165.25-185.50; 500-600 lbs
159.00-179.00, 550-600 lbs fancy 180.00, pkg 543 lbs fleshy 151.50; 600-700 lbs
144.00-171.00, 600-650 lbs calves 142.00-150.00; 700-800 lbs 134.35-146.50, 700-
750 lbs calves 134.25-136.75, pkg 717 lbs thin 157.75; pkg 884 lbs 126.35.
Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 172.50-183.00; 400-500 lbs 158.50-170.50; 500-
600 lbs 146.50-164.00, pkg 578 lbs fleshy 143.50; 600-700 lbs 138.50-153.75;
700-750 lbs 136.50-147.00, lot 734 lbs calves 130.25.

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs 160.00-167.00, pkg 393 lbs
full 157.00; 400-500 lbs 153.00-172.00, pkg 491 lbs full 152.50; 500-600 lbs
134.50-155.50, 500-600 lbs fleshy 132.00-143.00; 600-700 lbs 140.00-143.75,
650-700 lbs calves 125.25-127.10; 700-750 lbs 133.00-140.00, lot 786 lbs fleshy
120.25; 800-850 lbs fleshy 114.10-115.00, load 870 lbs 114.85; load 936 lbs
fleshy 113.60. Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 149.00-161.00;  500-600 lbs
125.25-147.00; 600-650 lbs 128.00-142.75, 600-700 lbs calves 124.00-130.00; load
776 lbs 122.00. Medium and Large 2  pkg 328 lbs 151.50; 400-450 lbs 143.25-
145.50; pkg 543 lbs 130.00. Large 1-2  pkg 786 lbs 116.00. Medium 1  600-700 lbs
117.00-123.00.  

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1  pkg 493 lbs 164.00; pkg 652 lbs 130.50;
pkg 747 lbs calves 112.50. Medium and Large 1-2  500-600 lbs 138.00-159.00.
Large 1  pkg 872 lbs 105.00.

   Slaughter Cows: 
        Percent Lean:     Avg Dressing       High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking       70-80      52.00-56.00        56.00-61.00       48.00-49.00       
Boning         80-85      52.00-57.00        57.00-60.50       46.00-50.00    
Lean           85-90      46.00-52.50        53.00-59.00       44.00-45.00       
                                      
                                                        
   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2   
1255-2115 lbs             74.50-81.00        84.00-85.50       64.00-73.00
                                              
   Bred cows: Medium and Large 1-2  2-7 yrs. 993-1345 lbs 2nd-3rd period 
850.00-1060.00 per head.

   Cow Calf Pairs: Scarce

   Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2  1 plus-2 yrs. 856-1128 lbs open
80.00-109.00, 3-4 yrs. open 1025-1215 lbs 58.00-85.00.

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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