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Missouri Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Archived Report

4/16/2022

Total Run: 30,136

Market Notes

Compared to last week, steers and heifers uneven from 3.00 lower to 3.00 higher, depending on type and kind. Short weaned calves and anything carrying extra flesh saw some discounts. Supply was moderate and demand was moderate. Pastures have greened up nicely, just in time to turn out cattle. However, with the latest moisture, some parts of the state are dealing with mud. The drought monitor for Missouri is still free of any drought measure, as of last Thursday's publication. Futures markets gained some ground this week, with live cattle closing 1.57 to 2.85 higher and feeder cattle contracts 0.55 to 2.40 higher. Boxed beef cuts jumped around this week, but closed on Friday at 272.62 for choice and 258.90 for select, 2.15 higher and 1.43 lower than a week ago, respectively. Choice cuts have begun a seasonal steady climb since April has arrived. Grilling season is about upon us and demand will be increasing. As of Friday afternoon, negotiated feedlot sales for the week was at 96,553 head. Reported live sales were from 139.00 to 143.00 and dressed at 226.00. The Missouri Stocker Formula consists of 5110 head with a weighted average weight of 528.19 lbs and a price value of 187.40, 2.57 lower than a week ago. The steer/heifer spread is currently 27.66.

Supply included: 71% Feeder Cattle (51% Steers, 1% Dairy Steers, 44% Heifers, 4% Bulls); 15% Slaughter Cattle (1% Steers, 0% Heifers, 88% Cows, 11% Bulls); 13% Replacement Cattle (10% Stock Cows, 46% Bred Cows, 5% Bred Heifers, 21% Cow-Calf Pairs, 16% Heifer Pairs, 2% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 37%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 4/4/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 30,136 35,865 38,204 Feeder Cattle: 21,485(71.3%) 27,143(75.7%) 29,517(77.3%) Slaughter Cattle: 4,598(15.3%) 5,395(15.0%) 4,220(11.0%) Replacement Cattle: 4,053(13.4%) 3,327(9.3%) 4,467(11.7%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 190 194 195 $484
300-400 178 213 233.5 $746
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 152 169 180 $422
300-400 145.5 176 200 $617
400-500 140 169 186 $760
500-600 150 166 183 $913
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 $86 $105 $116

Total Run