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Missouri Weekly Cattle Auction Summary

Archived Report

5/14/2022

Total Run: 28,412

Market Notes

Compared to last week, feeder steers sold mostly steady to 2.00 lower, heifers sold uneven from 2.00 lower to mostly 2.00 higher. The feeder supply has mostly shifted to calves now with 63 percent of the offering under 600 lbs. A lot of the offering now is smaller groups of calves many carrying a bit of flesh and still bawling. A decent week of weather finally allowed farmers to get into fields this week which kept many away from barns. Typically this is a slow season for marketing cattle as everyone is turned to grass. For the most part auction receipts over all will be lighter until we see a few yearling specials late June and early July. Although official numbers will not be out until late in the business day on Monday, many are expecting to see a big jump in acres planted and we also know some haying has been done but that number should still be small as historically Memorial Day weekend is when many get to the hay fields. Boxed beef cutouts closed the week mixed, choice was up 4.51 at 258.95 and select lost 1.16 closing at 243.90. Negotiated feedlot sales as of Friday afternoon totaled a bit over 85k head. Live sales were from 140.00 in the south to 145.00 in the north with a few early week up to 148.00. Dressed sales were mostly 230.00. The Missouri Stocker Formula consist of 6205 head with a weighted average weight of 539.07 lbs. and a price value of 186.43, down 2.45 from last week. The steer/heifer spread is 24.21.

Supply included: 83% Feeder Cattle (51% Steers, 1% Dairy Steers, 44% Heifers, 4% Bulls); 14% Slaughter Cattle (1% Steers, 0% Heifers, 89% Cows, 10% Bulls); 3% Replacement Cattle (22% Stock Cows, 59% Bred Cows, 1% Bred Heifers, 17% Cow-Calf Pairs, 1% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 37%.

LIVESTOCK SUMMARY Current Week Last Reported 5/2/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 28,412 33,987 25,348 Feeder Cattle: 23,609(83.1%) 25,883(76.2%) 19,489(76.9%) Slaughter Cattle: 3,992(14.1%) 5,131(15.1%) 3,748(14.8%) Replacement Cattle: 811(2.9%) 2,973(8.7%) 2,111(8.3%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 176 182 190 $456
300-400 171 211 226 $739
400-500 172.5 204 234 $918
500-600 $--
600-700 $--
700-800 $--

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 148 167 172 $418
300-400 152 182 199 $637
400-500 145 175 189 $787
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 $77 $106 $130

Total Run