Jefferson City, MO, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News, Ava – Douglas County Livestock Auction, Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for Oct. 3, 2019.
Total Receipts This Week: 1,382; Last Reported (9/26): 1,341
Special Note: Year Ago Receipts 1,185
Compared to last week, steers and heirfers unevenly steady, except some yearling steers sharply higher. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower, slaugther bulls steady on a limited test. Demand best for long time weaned calves and yearlings, supply moderate. Supply included: 87% Feeder Cattle (50% Steers, 1% Dairy Steers, 42% Heifers, 8% Bulls); 8% Slaughter Cattle (91% Cows, 9% Bulls); 4% Replacement Cattle (72% Bred Cows, 16% Bred Heifers, 12% Cow-Calf Pairs.) Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 45%.
For complete market reports, look for Douglas County Livestock Auction under the “South Central” header at https://agmarketnews.mo.gov/reports.
Source: USDA AMS Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News MO Dept of Ag Market News – Rick Huffman, Market Reporter, Jefferson City, MO (573) 751-5618 www.ams.usda.gov/lpgmn