Carthage- Joplin Regional Stockyards: Feeder Cattle Auction Close for 3/4/13

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Receipts:  3291    Last Week:  1412    Year Ago:  5933

   Compared to a very light test last week, steer and heifer calves 5.00 to
10.00 higher, yearlings 4.00 to 5.00 higher following last week's sharply lower
trade.  Demand good, supply moderate to light.  A higher percentage of yearling
cattle in the offering than in recent sales.  Some positive signs for the cattle
business as the weather has improved and Slaughter steers and heifers traded
3.00 to 6.00 higher at 127.00 to 129.00 last week.  The feeder supply included
57 percent steers, 37 percent heifers, 07 percent bulls, with 74 percent over
600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 185.00-202.00; 500-600 lbs
160.00-186.00, thin 185.00-187.00; 600-650 lbs 156.00-170.00, lot 619 lbs thin
172.00, calves 153.00-157.00, 650-700 lbs 148.00-152.00, calves 135.00-141.00;
700-800 lbs 137.00-146.00; 800-900 lbs 130.00-135.00; 900-950 lbs 128.00-131.50.
Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs 180.00-196.00; 400-500 lbs 172.00-182.00; 500
-600 lbs 153.00-169.00, thin 172.00-178.00; 600-700 lbs calves 132.00-141.00,
650-700 lbs 140.00-147.50; 750-800 lbs 133.50-140.00; 800-900 lbs 124.00-134.00;
900-925 lbs 123.00-130.75.  Large 1 400-425 lbs 170.00-182.00.  Medium 3-4 pkg
384 lbs 104.00.  Small 4 pkg 282 lbs 82.50; pkg 373 lbs 77.50.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 169.00-185.00, pkg thin 
200.00; 400-500 lbs 154.00-170.00; 500-600 lbs 140.00-159.00, fleshy 134.00-
145.00; 600-700 lbs 132.50-143.00; 735-800 lbs 125.00-131.50; 850-875 lbs
121.50-125.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  360-375 lbs 162.50-165.00; 425-500 lbs
149.00-156.00; 500-575 lbs 128.00-151.00; 600-700 lbs 124.00-138.50, lot 643
lbs cavles 122.00; 725-800 lbs 120.00-130.75; 800-900 lbs 120.00-124.00; load
lot 933 lbs 121.35.  Medium and Large 2 lot 458 lbs thin 147.50; pkg 532 lbs
139.00; pkg 634 lbs thin 126.00.  Large 1 pkg 498 lbs 150.00.  Medium 2-3 pkg
538 lbs 130.00.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1 pkg 392 lbs 192.50; 450-500 lbs 189.00-
192.00; 500-600 lbs 150.00-186.00; 600-700 lbs calves 130.00-150.00; 735-775
lbs 126.50-134.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 177.50-210.00; 450-500 lbs
160.00-167.00; 525-550 lbs 158.00.

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_LS151.txt
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