Douglas County Livestock Report

Jefferson City, MO – Fri. Aug 31, 2018, MO Dept. of Ag, USDA Market News

Ava- Douglas County Livestock Auction

Feeder Cattle Auction for 08/30/2018

Receipts:  759    Last Week:    1402    Year Ago: 1313

   Compared to last week, steer and heifer calves traded steady to 3.00 higher with yearlings not well tested.  Slaughter cows and bulls traded steady to 1.00 lower.  Demand was good on a light supply.  Heavy rains across the area curtailed receipts today as many producers dealt with high water and soaked barnyards, however, no one was complaining.  Near 12 percent of the offering were replacement cows, slaughter cows and bulls.  The feeder supply included 49 percent steers, 40 percent heifers and 11 percent bulls with near 34 percent of the offering weighing over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers:  

Medium and Large 1

300-400 lbs 185.00-190.00; 400-500 lbs 169.00-184.00; 500-600 lbs 160.00-175.00; 600-700 lbs 152.50-163.00; Pkg 13 hd 807 lbs 142.50.  

Medium and Large 1-2  

300-400 lbs 170.00-183.00; 400-500 lbs 156.00-173.00; 500-600 lbs 147.00-160.00; 600-700 lbs 147.50-160.00; 700-800 lbs 130.00-147.50; Pkg 6 hd 825 lbs 138.50.  

Medium and Large 2  

300-400 lbs 161.00-167.00; 600-700 lbs 135.00-146.00.  

Small and Medium 2-3  

Pkg 5 hd 611 lbs 65.00.

Feeder Heifers:  

Medium and Large 1  Pkg 3 hd 382 lbs 160.00; 400-500 lbs 146.00-156.00; 500-600 lbs 140.00-151.00; 600-700 lbs 141.00-147.00, Fleshy 136.00-138.00.  

Medium and Large 1-2

300-400 lbs 144.00-152.50; 400-500 lbs 135.00-145.00; 500-600 lbs 135.00-143.00; 600-700 lbs 130.00-141.00; 700-800 lbs 125.00-135.00.  

Medium and Large 2

400-500 lbs 120.00-130.00; 600-700 lbs 120.00-125.00; 800-900 lbs 107.50-110.00; 900-1000 lbs 107.50-108.00.  

Large 1-2

Pkg 4 hd 651 lbs 132.50.

Feeder Bulls:

Medium and Large 1

300-400 lbs 170.00-175.00; 400-500 lbs 152.50-168.00; 500-600 lbs 147.00-157.00.  

Medium and Large 1-2

400-500 lbs 135.00-140.00; 500-600 lbs 130.00-141.00; 600-700 lbs 125.00-138.00.

Slaughter Cows:

Percent Lean        Average Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing

Breaking 70-80      54.00-55.50          Ind. 61.00      

Boning    80-85      54.00-57.00         57.50-59.00       48.00-50.00

Lean        85-90     48.00-55.00                                 40.00-48.50

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2  1085-1820 lbs average dressing 77.50-84.00 per cwt, high dressing 88.50-94.00, low dressing 75.00-77.00.

Bred Cows:

Medium and Large 1-2

2-4 yr old 892-915 lb cows in the 1st stage 985.00-1035.00 per head.  Medium and Large 2  2-6 yr old 840-1295 lb cows in the 2nd-3rd stage 625.00-875.00 per head;  Short-solid to broken mouth 970-1090 lb cows in the 1st-3rd stage 650.00-825.00 per head. 

Cow-Calf Pairs:  Scarce

Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, Rick Huffman, Market Reporter, 573-5618; 24-Hour Market Report 573-522-9244, 

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