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Springfield - Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 5/2/12

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Receipts:  1512    Last Week:  1294    Year Ago:  1702

   Compared to last week, steer calves 400 to 600 lbs steady to 3.00 higher,
steers under 400 lbs not well tested last week, undertone sharply higher,
steers over 600 lbs 2.00 to 3.00 lower, Holsteins steady to 2.00 higher, except
500 weights 2.00 to 8.00 higher, heifer calves unevenly steady, yearling heifers
steady to 3.00 lower.  Demand and supply moderate.  Bulk of the calves and
yearlings carrying more flesh than typically seen.  Several producers starting
to harvest grass hay.  A Special Wean Vac sale was held in conjunction with the
regular feeder cattle sale.  The feeder supply included 43 percent steers, 10
percent Holsteins, 41 percent heifers, 07 percent bulls, with 44 percent over
600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 205.00-225.00; 435-500 lbs
186.00-196.00; 500-600 lbs 172.00-194.00; 600-675 lbs 155.00-175.00, calves or
fleshy 150.00-163.50; pkg 701 lbs calves 141.50, pkg 798 lbs 139.00.  Medium and
Large 1-2  270-275 lbs thin few 225.00-229.00; 400-500 lbs 171.00-185.00, pkg
418 lbs thin 202.00; 500-600 lbs 162.00-179.00; 600-700 lbs 143.50-161.00,
calves or fleshy 130.00-141.00; 750-800 lbs 137.00-140.00.  Medium and Large 2
pkg 658 lbs 143.00; lot 765 lbs 135.50; lot 835 lbs 130.00.  Large 1 pkg 462 lbs
185.00; pkg 610 lbs calves 155.0; 679 lbs 142.50-145.00.  Medium 1-2 pkg 376 lbs
thin 191.00.  Medium 2 pkg 776 lbs 121.00.  Medium 3-4 pkg 574 lbs 112.00; pkg
802 lbs 109.00.

  Holsteins: Large 3 pkg 358 lbs 132.00; 525-600 lbs 119.00-131.00; 650-700 lbs
119.00-120.50; 700-800 lbs 115.00-118.00; 830-840 lbs 110.00; pkg 915 lbs 106.00

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  335-400 lbs 179.00-181.00; 400-500 lbs
159.00-181.00; 500-600 lbs 150.00-165.00; 600-650 lbs 146.50-152.50; lot 763 lbs
127.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 160.00-176.00; 425-500 lbs 155.00-
162.00; 500-600 lbs 143.00-159.00; 625-675 lbs 143.50-148.50; 700-775 lbs 120.00
-127.00; 820-825 lbs 112.00-116.00.  Medium and Large 2  400-500 lbs thin 145.00
-160.00; 550-565 lbs 140.00.  Large 1 pkg 505 lbs 146.00; pkg 601 lbs 144.50.
Medium 1-2  pkg 536 lbs 148.00; pkg 660 lbs 128.00.  Medium 2-3 pkg 236 lbs thin
188.00; pkg 510 lbs thin 142.50.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1 pkg 486 lbs 179.00; 525-600 lbs 160.50-
168.00; 600-675 lbs calves 127.50-154.50; pkg 714 lbs 138.50.  Medium and Large
1-2  550-575 lbs 150.00-151.00; 625-700 lbs calves 135.00-146.50; pkg 954 lbs
110.00.  Large 1  625-650 lbs calves 140.00-145.00.  Large 1-2 pkg 610 lbs
152.00.

Source: MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, Springfield, 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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