Nebraska Weekly Feeder Cattle Summary
WH_LS795
Kearney, NE    Mon Apr 16, 2018    USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News

Nebraska Cattle Auction Summary w/e April 14, 2018

Market: Bassett Livestock Auction - Bassett   
        Burwell Livestock Auction � Burwell � Cow Auction
        Gordon Livestock Market � Gordon                                 
        Huss Livestock Market LLC - Kearney                                
        Loup City Commission Co. � Loup city                           
        Ogallala Livestock Auction Market - Ogallala                       
        Tri-State Livestock Auction - McCook                               
 

Receipts: 13,187       Last Week 10,847       Last Year 16,239  

   Compared to last week steer calves under 600 lbs sold 7.00 to 10.00 
higher, 600 to 800 lbs sold 1.00 to 2.00 higher, over 800 lbs sold unevenly 
steady. Heifers under 700 lbs sold steady to 2.00 higher, over 700 lbs sold 
2.00 to 5.00 lower. Demand was good throughout the week. Some late week 
auctions cancelled their sales due to the spring blizzard advisory in there 
reporting areas. Old man winter was brutal in some areas of the state where 
rain, ice and heavy wet snows prevailed and left several hundred homesteads 
without power for a few days. Most Nebraska feedlots held firm on asking 
prices and traded cattle Friday afternoon. Live sales traded at 122.00 and 
dressed sales at 190.00. The week live sales will range from 114.00-122.00 
which is a huge spread, but the lower prices paid are cash sales for 15-30 
days delivery. Spring field work is at a standstill as many fields are 
covered in snow mostly north of I-80 going east to west. Warmer temps are in 
the forecast and with large equipment it won�t take long for planning to 
occur. This week�s supply comprised of 61 percent steers, 38 percent heifers 
with the balance on bull calves. Near 76 percent of the run over 600 lbs. 


                     Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         23   329-343      335    210.00-219.00     214.01                 
          7     328        328       195.00         195.00 Thin Fleshed    
         39   351-388      364    200.00-219.00     214.25                 
        136   404-446      427    205.00-216.00     210.36                 
         14     423        423       182.50         182.50 Thin Fleshed    
        135   461-492      479    173.00-204.00     186.29                 
         12   465-482      475    185.00-187.00     185.82 Thin Fleshed    
        410   500-548      533    178.50-200.00     193.57                 
         11     514        514       170.50         170.50 Fleshy          
         90     522        522       204.50         204.50 Thin Fleshed    
        279   558-591      574    167.00-198.50     182.38                 
          8     591        591       162.50         162.50 Fleshy          
        116   560-587      562    166.50-197.75     191.85 Thin Fleshed    
        506   600-648      627    155.00-196.50     179.27                 
          6     630        630       151.00         151.00 Calves          
         11     612        612       157.00         157.00 Fleshy          
         85     607        607       191.50         191.50 Thin Fleshed    
        595   654-690      673    154.00-185.25     167.92                 
         50   650-695      670    151.00-155.75     154.49 Fleshy          
       1041   700-748      723    146.00-165.00     155.77                 
         28     735        735       146.00         146.00 Fleshy          
        883   750-798      775    134.00-150.50     146.41                 
         86     754        754       157.00         157.00 Fancy           
         18     763        763       138.50         138.50 Fleshy          
        318   800-845      822    132.50-146.85     140.56                 
        281   852-894      876    132.10-141.50     135.36                 
         79   873-891      880    124.00-128.00     126.38 Fleshy          
         19     851        851       143.50         143.50 Thin Fleshed    
        701   901-949      920    121.50-130.75     129.48                 
         19   914-941      927    121.00-122.50     121.78 Fleshy          
         80   969-999      974    120.50-124.00     123.24                 
         49     978        978       119.00         119.00 Fleshy          
         28  1002-1041    1019    118.00-120.25     118.99                 

                    Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         17     406        406       189.75         189.75                 
         13   482-492      486    164.00-166.00     165.22                 
         45   500-539      520    166.00-180.00     173.31                 
         42   566-594      575    153.00-168.00     162.65                 
         45   631-642      638    142.50-174.00     166.32                 
         14   654-691      670    140.00-156.50     149.21                 
         10     673        673       149.50         149.50 Thin Fleshed    
          9     709        709       142.00         142.00                 
          5     840        840       131.00         131.00                 
         15     874        874       128.25         128.25                 

                      Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3                       
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         29   703-747      735     70.00-72.50       70.69                 
          7     817        817        66.00          66.00                 

                      Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
          7     546        546       152.00         152.00                 
          6     976        976       110.50         110.50                 

                     Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
          5     347        347       189.00         189.00                 
         69   350-393      368    164.00-186.00     177.81                 
        166   401-447      431    161.50-190.00     181.89                 
         24   425-438      433    164.00-182.00     170.62 Thin Fleshed    
        246   450-499      485    165.00-185.50     175.02                 
          8     496        496       152.50         152.50 Fleshy          
         10     464        464       169.00         169.00 Thin Fleshed    
        241   500-546      527    145.50-172.50     165.46                 
         11     520        520       153.50         153.50 Fleshy          
         51   516-548      534    161.50-165.50     163.76 Thin Fleshed    
        215   550-596      571    137.00-172.00     157.10                 
         31   561-597      589    141.00-145.00     143.74 Fleshy          
        316   600-649      627    131.00-158.00     153.05                 
          5     642        642       139.00         139.00 Fleshy          
        233   653-698      677    134.00-150.00     139.76                 
         42   665-692      686    133.50-134.00     133.60 Fleshy          
        505   700-745      723    127.00-145.50     135.11                 
         28   718-740      724    126.00-130.50     129.35 Fleshy          
        247   756-796      766    121.00-130.00     127.97                 
         26     775        775       122.00         122.00 Fleshy          
         40     778        778       157.00         157.00 Replacement     
        648   800-849      819    117.00-131.75     124.82                 
        119   805-828      823    127.50-134.50     129.11 Replacement     
        185   851-882      864    116.50-123.25     120.55                 
        129   864-872      867    115.60-116.00     115.74 Fleshy          
        241   901-938      915    115.50-119.00     116.53                 
         58   954-974      962    110.75-115.00     112.28                 

                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         43     434        434       163.00         163.00                 
         16   516-544      532    142.00-143.00     142.42                 
          6     644        644       137.00         137.00                 
          5     609        609       141.50         141.50 Thin Fleshed    
         53     792        792       119.00         119.00   


Cow/calf pairs: Medium and Large 1-2: Heifers 1200-1275 lbs with 165-200 
lbs calves 1900.00-2225.00. 3-4 yrs olds 1255-1320 lbs thin fleshed with 
175-180 lbs calves 1700.00-1875.00. Solid Mouth 1285-1375 lbs thin 
fleshed with 175-180 lbs calves 1425.00-1550.00, 1460 lbs with 90 lbs 
calves 1050.00. Aged 1135-1385 lbs with 175-185 calves 1275.00-1415.00, 
1220-1315 lbs with 80-115 lbs 825.00-1250.00.

 
Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Heifers 1050-1190 lbs in 2nd-3rd 
trimester 1260.00-1450.00. 3-4 yrs 1250-1300 lbs in 2nd-3rd trimester 
1450.00-1600.00, 1150 lbs 3rd trimester 1100.00. Solid Mouth 1385 lbs 3rd 
trimester 1350.00, 1125 lbs 3rd trimester 1050.00, 1280 lbs 2nd trimester 
1025.00. Aged 1310-1350 lbs 2nd trimester 1025.00-1075.00. Running Aged 
1310-1360 lbs 2nd trimester 1000.00. 
              
Slaughter Cows:                                                        
           Lean     Weight       Bulk        High Dress    Low Dress   
Breaking   70-80   1562-1670   61.00-65.00                     
Boning     80-85   1025-1480   64.50-67.50                 60.50-64.00                      
Lean       85-90   990-1345    60.00-64.00                 57.50-59.00


Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2: 1765-1995 lbs 89.50-92.50, Low Dressing 83.50.  

  
Open or Unchecked Stocker and Feeder Cows: Medium and Large 1-2:2yr old 815-
1035 bls 92.00-101.00, Heiferetts 890-1250 lbs 79.00-85.00, thin fleshed or 
full 70.00-74.00. Feeding cows 1220-1605 lbs 64.00-69.50, thin fleshed or 
full 60.00-63.50. 


Source:  USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News, Kearney, NE 
         Tom Walthers, Market Reporter (308) 390-5399
          24 Hour Market Report 307-532-7200
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