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Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 2/16/2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Receipts:  2527    Three Weeks Ago:  2240    Year Ago:  2205

   The recent winter storm shut down feeder cattle marketing in Springfield for
last two weeks, compared to the last good test three weeks ago, steers over 500
lbs and heifers over 400 lbs 3.00 to 8.00 higher, steer calves under 500 lbs and
heifer calves under 400 lbs steady.  Holsteins not well tested, few 450 to 525
lbs 10.00 higher, few 675 to 725 lbs steady to 2.00 higher.  Demand good, supply
moderate.  Spring-like temperatures has melted the snow and provided relief from
the recent arctic blast. Cattle Buyers taking advantage of the break in the
weather to take ownership of cattle to send to feedlots and back-grounding lots.
A Special Wean Vac sale as held in conjunction with regular feeder cattle sale.
The feeder supply included 48 percent steers, 04 percent Holsteins, 40 percent
heifers, 08 percent bulls, with 55 percent over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1 pkg 358 lbs 172.00; 475-500 lbs 152.50-
162.00; 500-550 lbs 150.00-158.50, pkg fleshy 147.50, 550-600 lbs 136.00-156.50;
600-700 lbs 130.00-141.00; 700-800 lbs 125.00-134.75, pkg fleshy 120.00; 800-900
lbs 119.50-127.00; pkg 968 lbs 117.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  250-300 lbs 164.00
-168.00; pkg 308 lbs 156.50; 450-500 lbs 142.50-152.50; 500-600 lbs 135.00-
145.50; 600-700 lbs 125.00-135.00; 700-750 lbs 120.00-129.50.  Medium and Large
2  425-500 lbs 137.00-144.00; lot 544 lbs 138.00; 600-700 lbs 116.00-132.50; 700
-750 lbs 115.00-117.50; pkg 822 lbs 118.50.  Large 1 lot 398 lbs 148.50; 500-600
lbs 129.00-140.00; pkg 644 lbs 135.50; pkg 788 lbs 118.00; 800-825 lbs 115.00-
118.00; pkg 901 lbs 115.00.  Medium 1-2 pkg 580 lbs 127.00.  Medium 2-3 pkg 410
lbs thin 145.00; pkg 622 lbs thin 111.50.  Medium 3-4 lot 822 lbs 92.00.

   Holsteins: Large 3 pkg 280 lbs 106.00; 450-500 lbs 106.00-108.50; lot 513 lbs
107.00, pkg 507 lbs thin 90.00; lot 685 lbs 94.75; 700-725 lbs 91.75-95.75.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1 lot 363 lbs 143.50; 400-500 lbs 137.50-
148.75; 500-600 lbs 124.00-138.50; 600-700 lbs 118.00-128.00; 700-800 lbs 115.50
-120.00; pkg 828 lbs 114.50; 900-925 lbs 104.50-106.50.  Medium and Large 1-2
300-350 lbs 128.50-134.50; 450-500 lbs 123.00-137.00; 500-600 lbs 115.00-129.50;
600-700 lbs 115.00-122.50; 700-800 lbs 112.50-117.50; pkg 807 lbs 111.50.
Medium and Large 2  400-500 lbs 115.00-126.00; 500-550 lbs 115.0-122.50; 600-675
lbs 105.00-112.50.  Large 1 pkg 390 lbs 125.00; pkg 481 lbs 124.50; pkg 548 lbs
115.00; pkg 625 lbs 112.00.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 153.50-160.00; 500-575 lbs
142.00-157.50; pkg 698 lbs 122.50; pkg 728 lbs 115.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 pkg
342 lbs 146.00; 400-475 lbs 140.00-152.00; 500-600 lbs 120.00-138.00; 600-700
lbs 117.50-134.00; 750-775 lbs 110.00-115.00; pkg 818 lbs 100.00.  Medium and
Large 2  450-475 lbs 130.00-131.00.  Large 3  350-400 lbs 95.00-102.00; lot 517
lbs 95.00; pkg 728 lbs 74.50.

Source: MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO
        Rick Huffman, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
        24 Hour Market Report 573-522-9244
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS136.txt

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