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Missouri Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Archived Report

2/26/2022

Total Run: 28,185

Market Notes

Compared to last week, steer and heifer calves steady to 5.00 higher and yearlings mostly steady. Supply moderate and demand good. The state saw another round of snow, sleet, and ice after the warmer weather early week. Several reporters in the barns noted an active market, with grazers seeing very good demand. Cattle with good health programs and weaning saw best demand and those with extra flesh were less desirable. In feedlot trade, there were 65,567 head of negotiated cash sales, as of Friday’s report. Live purchases ranged from 141.00 to 145.00 and dressed sales at 226.to 229.00. Boxed beef cutouts have continued their decline. Choice has decreased 27.17 and Select has decreased 24.81 since February 1. On Friday, Choice closed at 258.27 and Select closed at 255.41, a 7.58 and 7.22 decrease, respectively. Live cattle futures lost ground this week with the February and April contracts 3.98 and 3.95 lower than a week ago, respectively. Feeder Cattle contracts followed suit, with the March and April contracts closing 5.40 and 6.10 lower than a week ago, respectively. Friday ’s cattle on feed report showed cattle on feed at 12.2 million head, one percent above last year and is the highest February 1 inventory since the series began. Placements came in at 2 million head, one percent less than a year ago. Marketings totaled 1.77 million head, three percent less than a year ago. Monday’s Missouri Stocker Formula consists of 5082 (5424) head with a weighted average weight of 549.46 (544.13) lbs and a price value of 193.34 (165.21), 0.33 lower (1.00 lower) than last week.

Supply included: 88% Feeder Cattle (56% Steers, 0% Dairy Steers, 42% Heifers, 2% Bulls); 9% Slaughter Cattle (2% Steers, 0% Dairy Steers, 2% Heifers, 85% Cows, 11% Bulls); 3% Replacement Cattle (14% Stock Cows, 53% Bred Cows, 17% Bred Heifers, 12% Cow-Calf Pairs, 3% Heifer Pairs, 1% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 52%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 2/14/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 28,185 38,642 44,248 Feeder Cattle: 24,869(88.2%) 33,241(86.0%) 38,553(87.1%) Slaughter Cattle: 2,461(8.7%) 3,303(8.5%) 3,312(7.5%) Replacement Cattle: 855(3.0%) 2,098(5.4%) 2,383(5.4%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 180 216 237.5 $755
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 170 170 0.0000 $425
300-400 160 181 206 $634
400-500 162 176 200 $792
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 $66 $105 $127

Total Run