Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 12/11/13

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Receipts:  829    Last Week:  3407    Year Ago:  2518

   Compared to last week steer and heifer calves steady to 5.00 lower on a
limited test, Holsteins steady, yearlings not well tested.  Demand moderate,
supply light.  State highways are clear, but rural roads are snow covered making
transporting cattle difficult.  The temperature range has been between single
digit lows and mid twenty highs and has not been above freezing for the last six
days.  Several consignments of Beefmaster Influence calves were in the offering.
Next Wednesday will be the last feeder cattle sale at Springfield Livestock
Marketing Center in 2013.  If weather improves, receipts will be heavy for the
last sale.  The feeder supply included 53 percent steers, 13 percent Holsteins,
24 percent heifers, 11 percent bulls, with 32 percent over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 183.50-205.00; 500-600 lbs
167.00-179.50; pkg 625 lbs 163.50, 660-700 lbs calves few 156.50; pkg 704 lbs
159.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  480-500 lbs 171.00-184.50; 500-600 lbs 158.00-
174.00; pkg 600 lbs 155.00, 635-650 lbs calves 149.00-151.00; 725-800 lbs 148.00
-154.00; 970-1000 lbs 139.00-143.50.  Medium and Large 2 lot 385 lbs thin 171.00
pkg 447 lbs thin 169.00; pkg 520 lbs thin 158.00, 550-600 lbs 149.00-154.00; pkg
613 lbs calves 140.00, 650-700 lbs 144.00-145.00; 770-790 lbs 135.00-140.00.
Large 1 pkg 476 lbs 165.00.  Medium 2-3 pkg 446 lbs 155.00; 545-550 lbs 146.00-
148.00.  Medium 3-4 pkg 436 lbs 105.00; pkg 724 lbs 103.00.

   Holsteins: Large 3  300-400 lbs 116.00-126.00, pkg 320 lbs thin 105.00; 450
-500 lbs 116.00-122.00; pkg 518 lbs 117.00; 670-675 lbs 111.50-112.50; pkg 777
lbs 105.50; 800-850 lbs 104.50-106.50; pkg 1048 lbs 89.00.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  425-500 lbs 157.00-163.00; 530-545 lbs
154.00-155.00; pkg 712 lbs calves 137.50.  Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 346 lbs thin
173.00; 400-475 lbs 150.00-157.00; 525-600 lbs 135.00-152.50; 600-700 lbs mostly
calves 133.00-139.00.  Medium and Large 2 lot 385 lbs thin 147.00; pkg 616 lbs 
replacements 140.00, 650-700 lbs few 130.00.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1  500-520 lbs few 168.00-168.50; pkg 685 lbs
145.50; pkg 737 lbs calves 140.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 pkg 368 lbs 220.00;
500-565 lbs 152.50-159.00; pkg 605 lbs calves 149.00; 725-800 lbs 135.00-138.50.
Medium and Large 2 pkg 401 lbs thin 169.00.  Medium 2-3 pkg 485 lbs 130.00.

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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