Missouri Statewide Combined Feeder Cattle Wtd Avg
USDA - Fri Jan 04, 11:00AM CST
JC_LS795
Jefferson City, MO    Fri Jan 04, 2019    MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News

Missouri Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report � Week Ending 
01/04/19

Receipts:  23,247    Two Weeks Ago:  29,927    Year Ago:  29,047

   Compared to two weeks ago, steers and heifers traded mostly steady, 
spots 2.00 to 3.00 higher on the midweight feeders. Demand good, supply 
moderate. With the New Year holiday breaking up the week, receipts only 
reflect reported sales from Wednesday and Thursday of this week, as most 
barns were closed early week. There were several sale barns this week 
that held specials, which is typical for the first week of the year. 
There were several reporters that noted bigger strings of higher quality 
of cattle coming through the ring. There is still talk about the muddy 
conditions. The ground might be frozen early morning, but quickly thaws 
out by afternoon and is a slick, awful mess. The general public might be 
enjoying the warmer days we have been experiencing, but many producers 
would like those colder temperatures to stick around and get the ground 
easier to walk on, instead of the ups and downs we have been seeing. The 
frozen ground would help with feed conversion and adding weight to 
cattle, as opposed to maintaining current levels or losing mass due to 
extra energy needed to get across feedlots and pastures. Cattle futures 
have been struggling this week. Live Cattle futures dropped December 
contracts when the New Year rolled in and the April/June contract spread 
is a lot more apparent. The spread has been widening for a while now, but 
April contracts closed on Thursday at 125.40 and June at 116.77. In 
negotiated cash sales, there were some live sales at 122.00 to 123.00 and 
dressed 188.00 to 195.00. Turning to boxed beef cutouts, Choice and 
Select closed at 216.49 and 209.38, respectively. Compared to last 
Friday, Choice was up 2.08 and Select up 1.86. 


                     Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                

         36   350-394      373    160.00-200.00     183.69                

        180   400-448      427    164.00-198.00     180.87                
        339   451-499      478    160.00-192.00     179.14                
         15     452        452       195.00         195.00 Fancy          
         15   475-482      480    156.00-165.50     161.47 Fleshy         

        550   500-548      523    150.00-186.00     170.67                
         88   527-529      529    187.25-189.75     189.50 Fancy          
         47   501-537      532    149.00-160.00     157.82 Fleshy         
        865   550-598      575    150.00-180.00     161.88                
         79   550-599      582    139.00-160.50     146.14 Fleshy         

       1578   600-649      629    140.00-166.75     155.19                
         64   617-641      635    135.00-156.50     151.82 Fleshy         
       1448   650-699      673    141.50-161.25     152.10                
         56   650-675      667    140.00-143.00     140.82 Calves         
         53   651-695      674    135.00-153.00     145.49 Fleshy         

       1638   700-748      721    137.50-161.50     150.92                
         38   703-735      720    136.00-144.00     139.63 Calves         
         42   700-733      724    140.50-151.00     146.52 Fleshy         
        956   750-798      770    135.00-152.50     145.83                
         29   753-777      771    126.00-135.50     128.70 Calves         

        320   800-845      821    137.10-145.50     142.58                
         13     819        819       135.50         135.50 Fleshy         
        323   850-895      862    130.00-150.50     142.72                

         33   909-935      919    126.25-137.00     132.96                

                          Feeder Steers Large 1                           
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         18   565-595      576    147.00-159.00     157.12                
         32   602-646      638    147.00-156.00     153.23                
         16     726        726       145.25         145.25                

                          Feeder Steers Medium 1                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         14   758-761      760    130.00-137.00     131.50                

                         Feeder Steers Medium 1-2                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         13   551-595      573    114.50-160.00     139.85                

                    Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         31   310-345      334    137.00-180.00     169.94                
         29   354-395      370    151.00-185.00     171.88                
         10   389-399      395    187.00-194.00     191.20 Thin Fleshed   
         93   402-445      425    155.00-181.00     168.33                
         20   418-429      425    192.00-193.00     192.29 Thin Fleshed
        127   450-498      475    135.00-179.00     165.32                
        326   500-549      527    125.00-185.00     159.12                
        358   550-598      576    135.00-166.50     155.24                
         12   550-581      567    138.00-140.00     139.66 Fleshy         
        437   600-649      629    130.00-157.75     147.27                
        521   650-695      676    132.00-158.75     146.40                
         14   654-665      656    130.00-140.00     137.83 Calves         
         13   677-694      685    144.75-147.00     145.95 Fleshy         
        294   700-742      727    130.00-150.75     142.34                
        165   750-797      777    130.00-146.25     143.20                
         16   790-795      792    136.50-140.00     137.59 Fleshy         
         87   805-833      822    132.50-143.00     137.59                
         36   863-883      869    115.00-139.50     135.75               

                          Feeder Steers Medium 2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         10     458        458       126.00         126.00 Thin Fleshed   

                     Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         18   504-540      519    125.00-138.00     132.99                
         12   573-590      580    120.00-126.00     123.88                

                      Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         11     653        653        70.00          70.00                

                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         17   256-297      275    150.00-190.00     169.69                

         45   308-348      330    144.00-167.00     154.96                
         62   350-392      374    140.00-170.00     152.17                

        251   400-447      427    142.00-167.00     153.03                
         10     412        412       158.00         158.00 Thin Fleshed   
        295   450-498      473    137.50-164.50     150.69                
         23     450        450       164.75         164.75 Fancy          

        964   500-549      524    130.25-162.00     144.83                
         32   525-531      529    125.00-138.00     131.15 Fleshy         
        944   550-599      576    130.00-154.85     142.01                
         57   553-594      584    124.50-130.00     127.76 Fleshy         

       1168   601-649      629    128.00-150.00     138.72                
         20   618-640      629    120.00-132.00     125.03 Calves         
         41     620        620       144.75         144.75 Fancy          
         44   646-649      647    148.00-149.00     148.66 Replacement    
        722   650-699      671    129.00-147.00     138.39                
         23     688        688       118.50         118.50 Calves         
         17   650-679      666    125.50-130.00     128.04 Fleshy         
         34   679-694      689    142.00-145.00     142.97 Replacement    

        299   700-749      724    126.00-147.00     137.06                
         16   707-740      723    122.50-135.00     126.00 Fleshy         
        119   755-799      775    122.00-134.50     130.55                
         64   756-778      762    110.50-121.75     120.31 Fleshy         
         52   757-758      758    134.00-144.50     140.98 Replacement    

         13   817-844      843    120.00-130.50     125.07                

                         Feeder Heifers Large 1-2                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         13   500-520      506    120.00-146.00     134.64                

                        Feeder Heifers Medium 1-2                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         10   460-478      473    117.50-130.00     123.45                

                   Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         10   275-295      283    147.50-152.50     149.48                
         29   307-345      324    125.00-159.00     140.88                
         19   309-338      317    164.00-165.00     164.72 Thin Fleshed   
         69   354-397      375    135.00-160.50     147.07                
         20   378-398      392    142.00-148.00     143.87 Thin Fleshed   
        134   405-446      422    130.00-158.50     145.18                
        152   450-499      471    123.50-157.00     139.26                
        275   500-548      528    122.50-149.00     136.96                
        499   550-598      578    122.50-149.00     137.85                
         30   558-591      577    120.00-137.50     127.69 Fleshy         
        389   600-645      625    118.00-147.50     135.33                
         14   606-649      631    131.00-134.50     132.44 Fleshy         
         73     647        647       139.00         139.00 Replacement
        242   650-697      670    112.50-143.00     133.70                
        115   700-745      719    117.50-136.00     130.36                
         11     728        728       132.50         132.50 Fleshy
         33   750-788      766    115.00-130.00     127.08                

                         Feeder Heifers Medium 2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         10   512-513      512    100.00-106.50     104.55                

                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         24   356-392      372    125.00-144.50     137.90                
         38     472        472       134.25         134.25                

                     Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         18   451-482      463    145.00-160.00     154.14                
         15   505-546      527    135.00-153.50     144.95                
         12   574-591      585    129.00-135.00     133.04                
         11   612-638      619    130.00-133.00     132.16 Calves         
         11   731-746      739    119.50-120.00     119.72 Calves         

                    Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         11   403-408      407    125.00-160.50     150.90                
         35   450-493      476    130.00-154.00     144.53                
         22   505-540      524    125.00-155.50     142.92                
         22   550-593      579    125.00-147.00     136.02                
         32   605-648      634    114.00-140.00     131.56                
         13   655-675      666    117.50-131.00     123.64                
         28   713-736      727    110.00-132.00     115.49                

                          Feeder Heifers Large 1                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         16   518-524      522    133.00-153.00     139.90                
         13     568        568       149.00         149.00                
         17     652        652       140.50         140.50                

Source: MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO 
        Caroline Tyler-Carter, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
        24 Hour Market Report 573-522-9244
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS795.txt