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Archived Report

4/4/2022

Total Run: 2,061

Market Notes

Compared to last week, lot of new crop calves on Monday's auction in the offering that were unweaned/short weaned (30 days or less) many carrying flesh weighing mostly 400-600 lbs for the most part steer and heifer calves weighing 450-600 lbs sold steady to 5.00 lower with the exception of 550-600 lb steers trading mostly steady to firm. Steers weighing 600-800 lbs were lightly tested with last week and a pot load of 895 lb steers sold near 5.00 lower than last weeks pot load of similar weights, with heifers over 600 lbs not well tested. Slaughter cows on a large offering sold firm to 2.00 higher. May corn closed 15 1/2 cents higher and December corn closed 11 cents higher putting the pressure on Feeder Cattle contracts closing with triple-digit losses with the front two months down 3.20-3.65 with the back months down 1.50-2.25.

Supply included: 82% Feeder Cattle (62% Steers, 33% Heifers, 5% Bulls); 18% Slaughter Cattle (88% Cows, 12% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 45%. AUCTION This Week Last Reported 3/28/2022 Last Year Total Receipts: 2,061 2,058 1,803 Feeder Cattle: 1,698(82.4%) 1,824(88.6%) 1,673(92.8%) Slaughter Cattle: 363(17.6%) 234(11.4%) 130(7.2%)

Feeder Steers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 216 216 0.0000 $756
400-500 187 195 204 $879
500-600 169 190 206 $1,045
600-700 165 170 178 $1,102
700-800 147.5 160 167.1 $1,203

Feeder Heifers

Weight Min Avg Max Approx*
200-300 $--
300-400 178 181 188 $633
400-500 158 169 177.5 $763
500-600 154 160 167.5 $878
600-700 152 152 159 $988
700-800 130 130 159 $975

*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 $91 $112 $123

Total Run