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Missouri Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Archived Report

4/9/2022

Total Run: 35,865

Market Notes

Compared to last week, feeders sold steady to 3.00 lower. The supply of feeders was moderate, although reporters in several locations noted overall quality was lower than has been seen in the previous weeks and offerings were made up of many more unweaned new crop type of calves carrying a bit more flesh than what buyers of grass cattle prefer. Demand was moderate but again discounts are being applied to those cattle that won't go to grass and take to gaining in a hurry. Weather continues to be a rollercoaster as the season's transition. Some areas saw some light snow last week along with heavy frost and freezing temperatures that were followed up by a big warm up that got into the 80's over the weekend. Thus far there has been very little field work done this spring a few days here and there has allowed limited tillage or but planting hasn't been enough be measured thus far. Boxed beef cutouts were mixed for the week with choice closing on Friday at 270.47, up 3.33 and select at 260.33, down 2.19 compared to last week. As of Friday afternoon negotiated feedlot volume for the week was just over 95K head. Most of the trade occurred on Monday and Tuesday this past week. Live sales were reported from 137.00-140.00 and dressed sales mostly at 222.00. If realized livestock slaughter for the week, 676,000, will be the 3rd largest week since 2011. Both of the top two largest weeks occurred in the fourth quarter of 2021. The Missouri Stocker Formula consist of 4816 head with a weighted average weight of 529.70 lbs. and a price value of 189.97, 1.98 lower than last week. The steer heifer spread is currently 29.90.

Supply included: 76% Feeder Cattle (50% Steers, 0% Dairy Steers, 45% Heifers, 4% Bulls); 15% Slaughter Cattle (1% Steers, 1% Heifers, 88% Cows, 11% Bulls); 9% Replacement Cattle (13% Stock Cows, 43% Bred Cows, 3% Bred Heifers, 30% Cow-Calf Pairs, 10% Heifer Pairs, 1% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 45%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 3/28/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 35,865 29,648 34,824 Feeder Cattle: 27,143(75.7%) 24,360(82.2%) 29,508(84.7%) Slaughter Cattle: 5,395(15.0%) 4,314(14.6%) 3,493(10.0%) Replacement Cattle: 3,327(9.3%) 974(3.3%) 1,823(5.2%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 190 201 197 $501
300-400 180 218 237.5 $764
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 160 188 195 $470
300-400 152 185 197.5 $646
400-500 $--
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 $106 $127

Total Run