Market not reported this week due to very limited offerings. As the weather is ideal to plant corn and beans, area cattle producers are getting their crops in the ground while the conditions allow, resulting in few cattle coming to town.
Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers traded steady to 2.00 higher. Supply moderate with good demand. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (52% Steers, 43% Heifers, 5% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 45%.
Compared to last week, steers calves weighing 400-550 lbs sold with a steady to firm undertone on a light test, with the best test on 550-600 lbs selling 5.00-10.00 higher on an active market, 600-700 lb steers had very few comparisons with last week and over 700 lbs were not tested. Feeder heifers weighing 400-550 lbs sold steady with 550-700 lbs lightly tested along with a pot load of 730 lb heifers. Bulk of the feeders weighed 450-700 lbs selling with moderate to good demand, the 550-600 lb steers got back all the lost last week on a nice offering. Slaughter cows on a good offering sold firm to 3.00 higher with the most advance on the high dressing cows. Supply included: 87% Feeder Cattle (56% Steers, 42% Heifers, 2% Bulls); 13% Slaughter Cattle (1% Steers, 2% Heifers, 90% Cows, 8% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 31%.