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Missouri Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Archived Report

4/30/2022

Total Run: 30,211

Market Notes

Compared to last week feeders sold uneven from 2.00 lower to 2.00 higher, with some spots of 5.00 higher on a better offering of 650-750 lb. steers and heifers. The supply is mostly calves with 61 percent of the feeder offering under 600 lbs. this week. This made the few load lots of short yearlings or maybe more accurately heavy weight calves attractive to the buyers. Although it's a tough ticket to get right now there was a few loads and multi load lots of 8 weights that still got very close or just a few cents over that 160.00 mark. Overall spring remains cold and grass growth has been slow, even though unlike other states there is no shortage of moisture. Standing water in many areas with cool soil temperatures has keep planting to a minimum so far, although there was some corn put in the ground in areas last week. Boxed beef cutout values lost ground this week with choice closing on Friday at 260.78, down 7.19 and select at 247.97, down 6.80 compared to the previous week. Negotiated feedlot volume saw the largest volume since early June 2020 with over 133k head reported as of Friday afternoon. Live sales were mostly steady from 140.00-147.00 and dressed sales were steady to 2.00 higher at mostly 232.00. The Missouri Stocker Formula consist of 5239 head with a weighted average weight of 527.82 lbs. and a price value of 187.78, 0.07 higher than last week. The steer/heifer spread is currently 26.70.

Supply included: 81% Feeder Cattle (48% Steers, 1% Dairy Steers, 46% Heifers, 5% Bulls); 16% Slaughter Cattle (2% Steers, 1% Heifers, 88% Cows, 9% Bulls); 3% Replacement Cattle (41% Stock Cows, 42% Bred Cows, 2% Bred Heifers, 15% Cow-Calf Pairs, 1% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 39%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 4/18/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 30,211 26,719 27,243 Feeder Cattle: 24,468(81.0%) 20,853(78.0%) 21,597(79.3%) Slaughter Cattle: 4,871(16.1%) 4,772(17.9%) 4,140(15.2%) Replacement Cattle: 872(2.9%) 1,094(4.1%) 1,506(5.5%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 185 191 200 $479
300-400 182 219 238 $765
400-500 $--
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 162 166 172 $415
300-400 150 179 200 $627
400-500 147 170 186 $765
500-600 140 165 189 $907
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 $61 $105 $136

Total Run