Missouri Statewide Combined Feeder Cattle Wtd Avg
JC_LS795		***Corrected Data***
Jefferson City, MO    Fri May 19, 2017    MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News

Missouri Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report � Week Ending 5-20-17

Receipts:  34,593    Last Week:  42,679    Last Year:  29,329            

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to 5.00 lower. 
Several local auctions this week quoted some calves a solid 10.00 lower with 
spots of 15.00 at the same time a few others had calf markets which were 5.00 
to 10.00 higher. Needless to say there is a lot of forces pulling the markets 
at both in currently. The supply of feeders was moderate this week and demand 
remains good.  Feedlots continue to try to keep new cattle moving in to prevent 
any empty pin space. Slaughter weights showed another huge drop in the report 
released this week (although two week old data) average dressed carcass weights 
fell to 832 lbs. Packers have been trying everything to try to regain some 
profit margins, but it keeps taking more and more head of cattle to equal the 
same amount of product due to the continuing decline of carcass weights. This 
has allowed feedlots to have a pretty firm grip on the market for quite a while. 
A huge increase in the premium beef cuts this week however might be enough to 
stutter some demand though. Some of those cuts reached near or record highs 
which is somewhat odd given prices in the feedlot or auction barns are a long 
ways from records. Some justification however could come from the fact that the 
cattle leaving the feedlots don�t have near the number of days on feed as is 
typical so theoretically one would not expect the amount of high of quality cuts 
to be as abundant either. Several reporters this week noted the amount of calves 
coming to town fresh of their momma as producers try to cash in on what is still 
a pretty high market even if prices have lost some ground the past couple of 
weeks.  That being said not all producers found lower prices. A load of 714 lb 
steers in Unionville reached 171.50 before only one bidder was left. Green City 
saw a gooseneck load of light five weights at 198.00 when bidding quit. Several 
other groups of 5 weights climbed into the mid 190.00�s at Green City as well as 
a few other barns this week. Feedlot sales reported so far this week for live 
sales mostly from 133.00-135.75 which includes sales from the fed cattle 
exchange. Some dressed sales were reported at 212.00.  


                     Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         19   265-298      284    170.00-219.00     197.91                

         82   300-348      330    176.00-230.00     202.67                
        206   350-398      375    162.00-223.00     197.48                

        437   400-449      428    160.00-212.00     189.57                
        772   450-499      477    162.00-208.00     182.97                
         25   453-493      479    155.00-176.50     171.22 Fleshy         
         13     456        456       198.25         198.25 Thin Fleshed   

       1390   500-548      524    155.00-198.00     178.70                
         22   502-530      518    163.00-183.00     170.45 Fleshy         
       1131   550-598      574    148.50-186.00     169.61                
        100   553-586      572    145.00-170.00     158.51 Fleshy         
         22   552-565      554    184.00-189.00     184.70 Thin Fleshed   

       1035   600-647      620    140.00-179.00     164.60                
        266   602-649      621    140.75-166.00     153.94 Calves         
         12   635-643      640    155.00-160.00     156.65 Fleshy         
        463   650-698      674    135.00-176.75     160.22                
        106   657-697      679    140.25-154.50     148.39 Calves         
         40   650-691      674    140.00-154.00     149.07 Fleshy         

        309   700-743      716    142.00-171.50     157.32                
         35   711-732      721    132.50-145.00     140.00 Calves         
         15   726-736      729    142.25-144.00     142.84 Fleshy         
        154   755-799      772    140.00-151.25     147.13                
         66     751        751       158.25         158.25 Fancy          

         87   800-844      818    135.00-147.00     142.86                
         10     804        804       135.00         135.00 Fleshy         
        327   850-892      872    132.00-147.85     144.68                

         74   923-933      932    120.00-134.50     133.61                
         50     959        959       136.85         136.85                

                          Feeder Steers Large 1                           
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         21   472-498      485    161.00-183.00     173.94                
         19   518-535      523    161.00-174.00     168.57                
         23   552-598      583    153.50-161.00     159.41                

                         Feeder Steers Large 1-2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         10   404-418      411    154.00-169.50     161.88                
         19   479-490      481    165.00-170.00     168.93                
         16   752-795      777    128.00-143.50     138.68                

                         Feeder Steers Medium 1-2                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         10   517-533      522    142.50-156.00     151.86                

                    Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         13   268-280      272    197.00-205.00     201.05                
         96   300-349      328    150.00-225.00     194.46                
        159   350-398      379    145.00-211.00     182.76                
        242   400-449      430    135.00-198.00     175.75                
         16   416-432      424    173.00-184.00     178.67 Thin Fleshed   
        561   450-499      476    143.00-199.00     173.01                
         10   470-478      475    158.00-172.50     166.76 Fleshy         
         20   466-476      473    179.00-182.00     180.04 Thin Fleshed   
        613   500-549      525    139.00-184.00     168.56                
        416   550-598      577    140.00-178.00     160.52                
         30   556-591      572    140.00-156.00     148.12 Fleshy         
         14   569-571      570    164.00-170.00     167.01 Thin Fleshed   
        417   600-649      620    135.50-169.25     158.28                
         83   600-643      615    142.50-154.00     148.99 Calves         
         21   608-618      613    166.00-168.00     166.94 Thin Fleshed   
        268   650-694      674    128.00-160.00     149.24                
        253   700-746      725    135.00-157.50     151.06                
         10   707-725      714    143.00-153.50     147.26 Fleshy         
         37     710        710       163.75         163.75 Thin Fleshed   
        231   753-796      770    128.00-147.00     141.60                
         90   800-837      827    120.25-142.00     139.88                
        230   851-888      867    130.00-141.00     139.71                
        109   902-940      919    130.00-138.00     134.82                
         16   958-974      968    130.00-133.50     131.30                

                          Feeder Steers Medium 2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         12   508-538      531    130.00-140.00     132.39                

                     Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         21   358-388      379    165.00-183.00     169.56                
         19   405-439      426    151.00-187.00     165.27                
         50   460-499      484    140.00-164.00     153.81                
         29   510-546      525    146.00-165.00     154.81                
         44   561-580      572    140.00-153.50     149.91                
         51     629        629    155.25-158.00     157.78                
         14   667-672      669    139.50-154.00     148.08                
         11   710-722      715    132.50-151.50     142.78                
         10     967        967       123.75         123.75                

                      Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         20   271-287      281    118.00-124.50     120.51                
         17   459-475      467     89.00-100.00      92.51                
         11   915-949      934     65.00-74.00       69.99                

                     Feeder Holstein Steers Medium 3                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         13     498        498        85.00          85.00                

                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         18   275-290      284    160.00-184.00     177.08                

        132   300-347      330    155.00-195.00     174.26                
        159   350-399      379    150.00-191.00     168.99                

        610   400-449      427    149.00-179.00     163.38                
         12   405-410      406    167.50-180.50     178.31 Thin Fleshed   
       1080   450-499      477    135.00-173.75     157.43                
         21   471-497      481    144.00-153.00     151.48 Fleshy         

       1323   500-549      525    134.00-164.50     152.13                
         23   526-546      534    141.00-150.25     148.06 Fleshy         
         12     503        503       158.00         158.00 Thin Fleshed   
       1028   550-599      574    135.00-168.50     149.80                
         32   550-578      562    130.00-149.50     134.28 Fleshy         
         19     582        582       158.00         158.00 Thin Fleshed   

        424   600-648      623    127.00-168.25     147.36                
        124   601-648      627    134.00-142.00     138.59 Calves         
         14   610-617      615    135.25-138.75     136.49 Fleshy         
        182   651-697      675    128.00-148.00     138.15                
         13   652-667      658    125.00-131.00     129.37 Calves         
         38     683        683       149.75         149.75 Thin Fleshed   

        186   702-742      721    124.00-144.25     135.76                
         33   753-795      775    118.00-135.00     130.34                

        588   809-842      825    125.00-135.00     134.08                
         37   843-846      845       140.00         140.00 Replacement    
         18   860-894      882    120.00-124.50     122.66                

         18     945        945       134.50         134.50 Replacement    

                        Feeder Heifers Medium 1-2                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         10     333        333       150.00         150.00                
         17   470-484      477    136.00-153.00     143.40                

                   Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         31   250-295      272    141.00-197.50     181.22                
         87   300-348      334    130.00-184.50     167.67                
        218   350-398      376    140.00-179.00     162.03                
        451   400-448      426    125.00-169.00     154.07                
        450   450-498      477    125.00-160.00     148.44                
         23   470-498      478    138.00-144.00     141.05 Fleshy         
         23   459-480      464    155.00-160.00     157.82 Thin Fleshed   
        524   500-549      528    125.00-164.50     146.06                
        616   550-599      574    124.50-155.50     142.58                
         11   580-596      592       131.00         131.00 Fleshy         
         15     550        550       154.00         154.00 Guant          
        268   600-648      624    120.00-150.00     138.26                
         10   618-630      622    131.00-134.00     132.49 Calves         
        307   653-695      672    120.00-146.50     137.68                
         11   671-695      678    122.00-126.00     124.64 Calves         
        188   701-745      727    128.00-142.35     136.82                
         79   704-706      704    146.50-146.75     146.73 Thin Fleshed   
         64   752-798      766    122.50-139.00     131.66                
        140   803-848      832    120.00-132.00     128.71                
         28   851-875      861    115.00-131.00     124.13                

                         Feeder Heifers Medium 2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         18   390-391      390    132.00-135.00     133.34                
         20     494        494       128.00         128.00                

                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         32   353-399      379    142.50-162.00     155.89                
         10   415-439      428    137.00-145.00     140.21                
         17   452-495      467    135.00-147.50     139.06                
         36   500-545      517    128.00-140.00     131.62                
         15   550-586      571    125.50-138.00     131.96                
         14   612-613      612    137.00-141.00     140.14                
         10   695-696      696    120.00-125.00     123.50                
         10     700        700       137.00         137.00                

                     Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         26   377-399      389    175.00-187.00     178.87                
         44   400-445      426    150.00-184.00     170.49                
         86   450-498      465    149.00-178.00     163.22                
        100   500-545      522    138.00-163.00     153.61                
         91   555-596      576    132.00-166.00     148.18                
         51   600-642      616    128.00-149.00     138.00                
         20   620-640      629    136.00-143.00     138.26 Calves         
         14   655-698      670    125.00-146.00     132.00                
         20   700-740      720    122.00-143.00     134.82                

                    Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         20   305-345      332    166.00-212.00     186.02                
         86   407-448      423    145.00-184.00     166.48                
        101   450-495      477    125.00-173.50     156.73                
        230   503-547      529    125.00-170.00     152.63                
         82   550-598      574    121.00-156.00     144.19                
         98   600-649      618    124.00-151.00     139.18                
         31   608-646      641    132.00-140.00     139.02 Calves         
         45   655-695      674    123.00-147.50     136.03                
         24   700-747      721    121.00-135.50     129.51                
         15   750-797      777    115.00-129.00     125.08                
         21   802-839      820    115.50-130.50     125.55                

                     Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         15   455-468      462    138.00-155.00     145.90                


Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service,
         Tony Hancock, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
         24 Hour Market Report 573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS795.txt