Missouri Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Archived Report


Total Run: 40,730

Market Notes

Compared to last week, feeders under 550 lbs. sold steady to 2.00 higher, 550-650 lbs. were unevenly steady and feeders over 650 lbs. sold steady to 2.00 lower. All in all not a lot of movement in the market as a whole seeing mostly sideways movement. That being said there is always exceptions and those could be found this week as well but overall a mostly sideways trend over the last few weeks. Although inputs are sharply higher currently the market is about 20.00-25.00 per cwt higher for most weight ranges of feeders than at this point last year. The supply of cattle was moderate to heavy, several more cattle made it town as the weather was a bit better for hauling this week. Not near as many full lot loads and very few loads of heavy weight cattle over 750 lbs. Most of these types especially the fancy high quality types have been sold already which is fairly typical by this time. Demand for grass cattle is good even though it is still several weeks before there is any chance of even the slightest tint of green, buyers seem to show up earlier every year. Feedlot sales last week were reported at just under 78K head on the Friday afternoon report. Dressed sales were fully steady at 218.00 and live sales were steady early and moved a buck or two lower as the week progressed. Most live sales were reported from 136.00-139.00 mostly volume was near the 137.00 mark. Boxed beef cutouts took a breather after a month of climbing. Choice closed on Friday at 290.42, down 1.99 and select at 283.41, up 1.08 compared to the previous week. The Missouri Stocker Formula consists of 7592 head with a weighted average weight of 550.29 lbs. and a price value of 179.59, 0.31 lower than last week.

Supply included: 88% Feeder Cattle (55% Steers, 0% Dairy Steers, 41% Heifers, 3% Bulls); 8% Slaughter Cattle (3% Steers, 1% Heifers, 84% Cows, 12% Bulls); 5% Replacement Cattle (8% Stock Cows, 59% Bred Cows, 21% Bred Heifers, 12% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 51%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 1/17/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 40,730 30,768 22,159 Feeder Cattle: 35,653(87.5%) 26,900(87.4%) 18,852(85.1%) Slaughter Cattle: 3,108(7.6%) 2,869(9.3%) 1,931(8.7%) Replacement Cattle: 1,969(4.8%) 999(3.2%) 1,376(6.2%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 182 182 0.0000 $455
300-400 171 205 225 $718
400-500 160 203 224 $916
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 160 160 0.0000 $400
300-400 150 172 189 $603
400-500 141 167 187 $751
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

*Approx is the middle weight of the weight group multiplied by the mid point of the high and low for the group. It's meant as a quick method to see what cattle of that weight class are bringing per head.

Cows & Bulls

Type Min Avg Max
Slaughter Bulls $75 $94 $106

Total Run