Springfield - Springfield Livestock Marketing Center

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 03/23/16

Receipts:  2681    Week Ago:  2334    Year Ago:  2485

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers traded weak to 
5.00 lower, instances 10.00 lower. No recent test for Holsteins. 
Buyers are continuing to look for those green calves to turn out 
on the pastures. The overall quality was less attractive to last 
week’s run. Feeder cattle trade under pressure with the release of 
the Cattle on Feed report last week, as well as the downward trend 
of feeder cattle futures the last several days. The Cattle on Feed 
report was released last Friday, showing 101 percent for March 1, 
placements at 110 percent and marketed cattle at 105 percent. 
Demand good, supply moderate. The feeder supply included 43 percent 
steers, 26 percent Holsteins, 26 percent heifers, 5 percent bulls, 
with 35 percent over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 223 lbs 270.00; pkg 
270 lbs fleshy 220.00; 300-400 lbs 215.00-235.00; 400-450 lbs
206.00-220.00, fleshy pkg 191.00, few thin 211.00-226.00; 450-
500 lbs 194.00-212.00, fleshy 185.00-188.00; 500-550 lbs 194.50-
206.50, fleshy 170.00-184.50; 550-600 lbs 183.00-194.00, fancy 
pkg 211.00, few fleshy 160.00-175.00; 600-650 lbs 169.00-179.50, 
few fleshy 160.00-164.00; 650-700 lbs 155.00-171.00, fleshy 
156.00-157.50; 700-800 lbs 150.00-159.50; 800-900 lbs 140.00-
145.00. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 261 lbs 240.00; pkg 343 lbs
223.00; 350-400 lbs 216.00-223.00, few fleshy 200.00-207.50, 
pkg thin 229.00; 400-500 lbs 190.00-211.00, ; lot thin 209.00;
500-600 lbs 166.50-190.00, thin 203.50-206.50; pkg fleshy 158.50,
pkg thin 196.00; 600-700 lbs 156.50-179.00; 750-800 lbs 130.00-
145.00, fleshy 135.00. Medium and Large 2  388 lbs 182.50; 400-
450 lbs 170.00-174.50.  Large 1-2  pkg 583 lbs 158.00; pkg 
765 lbs 156.00. Large 2  pkg 637 100.50; pkg 722 lbs 120.00.
Large 2-3  pkg 631 lbs 100.00. Medium 1  pkg 509 lbs 170.00.
Medium 1-2  pkg 408 lbs 160.00; 475-500 lbs 171.00-182.00.
Medium 2  lot 372 lbs 121.00. Medium 2-3  pkg 454 lbs fleshy;
lot 512 lbs 121.00.

   Holsteins: Large 3  pkg 228 lbs 159.00; pkg 284 lbs 160.00
pkg 327 lbs 155.00; 350-400 lbs 130.00-148.00; 400-500 lbs
128.00-145.00; 500-600 lbs 105.00-132.00; 600-700 lbs 90.00-
126.00; 700-800 lbs 100.00-108.50; 850-900 lbs 99.50-104.50;
lot 917 lbs 104.50; lot 1092 lbs 98.00.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs 177.00-
186.00; 400-500 lbs 168.50-192.00, fleshy 155.00-160.00; 
500-550 lbs 157.00-166.00, fleshy pkg 150.50; 550-600 lbs
145.00-157.00, fleshy pkg 150.00; 600-700 lbs 143.00-156.00,
fleshy pkg 140.00, replacements 154.00; pkg 708 lbs 135.00; 
750-800 lbs 139.00-140.00; pkg 801 lbs replacements 138.00; 
pkg 923 lbs fleshy 119.00. Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 
175.00-186.00, thin pkg 190.00; 400-500 lbs 160.00-185.00,
fleshy pkg 166.00, fleshy pkg 149.00; 500-600 lbs 140.00-
164.00, fleshy pkg 140.00; 600-650 lbs 148.00-157.00; pkg
685 lbs 130.00; 700-750 lbs few 136.00-138.00. Medium and 
Large 2  part load 505 lbs thin 169.50. Large 1  pkg 573 lbs
140.00. Medium 1-2  pkg 423 lbs 160.00; pkg 471 lbs 161.00;
pkg 516 lbs 158.50. 


   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 541 lbs fleshy 185.50;
pkg 605 lbs 160.00; lot 753 lbs 150.00. Medium and Large 1-2  
pkg 367 lbs 213.00; 425-450 lbs 194.00-208.00; pkg 460 lbs 
203.00; pkg 468 lbs fleshy 179.00; 500-525 lbs 188.00-197.00;
575-600 lbs 166.00-166.50; 650-700 lbs 140.00-157.00; 700-
725 lbs 135.00; pkg 750 lbs 131.00; 800-850 lbs 120.00-
128.00; pkg 906 lbs fleshy 115.00. Medium 2-3  few 400-425 lbs
105.00-110.00; pkg 466 lbs 100.00.

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

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