Nebraska Weekly Feeder Cattle Summary
WH_LS795
Kearney, NE    Mon Feb 11, 2019    USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News

Nebraska Cattle Auction Summary w/e February 09, 2019

Market: Bassett Livestock Auction - Bassett                                
        Burwell Livestock Market � Burwell                                 
        Ericson/Spalding Auction Market - Ericson                          
        Gordon Livestock Market - Gordon                                   
        Huss Livestock Market LLC - Kearney                                
        Lexington Livestock Market - Lexington                          
        Ogallala Livestock Auction Market - Ogallala                       
        Sheridan Livestock Auction Co. - Rushville                         
        Tri-State Livestock Auction - McCook
        Valentine Livestock Auction � Valentine � Cow Sale

Receipts: 29,018       Last Week 32,427       Last Year 30,510 

   Compared to last week, steers under 500 lbs sold 5.00 lower, 500 to 
700 lbs sold steady to 3.00 higher and over 800 lbs sold steady. Heifers 
under 800 lbs sold steady to 2.00 higher and over 800 lbs sold steady. 
Demand was good throughout the week with very good demand noted on 
replacement type heifers. Feedlots held firm on asking prices as the CME 
live cattle contracts traded higher on the week. Dressed sales in 
Nebraska traded 2.00 higher at 200.00 and live sales sold 1.00 to 1.25 
higher from 125.00-125.50. Preliminary Yearly Federally Inspected 
Slaughter cattle numbers for 2018 showed a 2.6 percent increase over 2017 
and a 7.2 percent larger harvest over the previous five year average.  
Steer slaughter posted a 0.8 percent decline while heifer slaughter was 
6.4 percent larger year over year. Steers arrived at 4.1 percent increase 
and heifers an 11.3 percent increase over their previous five year 
averages.  Total cow slaughter in 2018 was 7.0 percent over year ago and 
10.4 percent over the previous five year average. Beef cow slaughter 
showed the way with an 8.6 percent larger number than a year ago and 14.1 
percent larger than the previous five year average. Supply this week 
comprised of 47 percent heifers with near 68 percent over 600 lbs. 

                     Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         11     337        337       200.00         200.00                 
         99   351-399      386    185.00-211.00     201.58                 
        179   405-447      435    182.50-206.00     197.46                 
         61   415-433      425    201.00-205.00     201.93 Thin Fleshed    
        507   452-499      478    178.00-208.00     194.13                 
         30     485        485       196.00         196.00 Fancy           
         22     481        481       208.50         208.50 Thin Fleshed    
        998   500-546      527    171.00-200.50     188.71                 
         32   502-527      517    204.00-207.50     206.12 Thin Fleshed    
       1682   550-596      569    165.75-192.25     179.94                 
         60   577-588      584    177.00-177.25     177.08 Fleshy          
         60     552        552       191.25         191.25 Thin Fleshed    
       1687   600-647      627    156.50-176.50     164.75                 
         55   624-645      627    154.00-162.50     161.09 Fleshy          
        213   600-623      618    177.50-180.00     178.05 Thin Fleshed    
       2164   650-699      674    150.00-168.10     158.38                 
        120   651-657      653    168.00-169.00     168.70 Fancy           
          5     689        689       154.50         154.50 Fleshy          
       2431   701-748      726    144.00-161.25     152.81                 
         45   720-734      728    144.50-147.00     145.99 Fleshy          
       1156   751-798      771    140.50-155.25     148.63                 
       1122   801-848      824    138.25-149.25     144.77                 
         47     805        805       139.00         139.00 Fleshy          
        633   853-895      866    135.00-151.00     146.88                 
         24     872        872       141.00         141.00 Fleshy          
        286   902-933      919    135.75-146.50     140.17                 
         50     950        950       136.50         136.50                 

                    Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         19   391-392      391    176.00-188.00     179.16                 
          9     438        438       185.00         185.00                 
         54   507-548      530    160.00-180.00     172.81                 
         91   566-597      584    159.50-172.50     165.31                 
         64   640-648      644    140.00-155.25     152.67                 
        107   674-694      688    143.00-152.50     148.98                 
        215   701-748      732    140.00-148.25     143.88                 
         67     764        764       135.75         135.75 Thin Fleshed    
         32   801-849      827    128.50-141.00     137.60                 
          8     865        865       133.75         133.75                 
         56     854        854       130.25         130.25 Thin Fleshed    
         25   957-991      979    129.75-130.25     130.07 Fleshy          

                     Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         48   314-331      329    176.00-180.50     180.05                 
        144   366-399      388    165.00-177.00     172.41                 
        381   403-449      426    162.00-183.00     173.71                 
         24     432        432       177.00         177.00 Thin Fleshed    
        565   454-497      474    151.00-179.00     170.66                 
         25   491-493      492    157.50-160.00     158.30 Fleshy          
       1823   500-549      527    151.00-172.00     161.53                 
         31   532-540      538    157.00-160.00     159.36 Fleshy          
       1241   550-596      572    146.00-163.00     155.68                 
         44     585        585       179.50         179.50 Fancy           
          6     558        558       148.50         148.50 Fleshy          
       1839   600-648      625    137.00-153.75     146.65                 
         57     616        616       159.00         159.00 Fancy           
          9     635        635       141.00         141.00 Fleshy          
         82     647        647       169.50         169.50 Replacement     
        148   608-634      616    151.00-154.50     153.07 Thin Fleshed    
       1485   650-697      674    130.00-146.00     141.01                 
         16     685        685       134.00         134.00 Fleshy          
        324   650-677      658    151.00-152.00     151.38 Replacement     
        159     652        652       152.00         152.00 Thin Fleshed    
       1413   700-748      722    130.00-150.00     137.81                 
        269   705-718      711    141.50-163.00     153.58 Replacement     
       1090   752-795      771    129.00-142.00     135.12                 
        546   802-848      821    127.50-140.00     135.18                 
         50     808        808       125.25         125.25 Fleshy          
        167   850-892      867    126.00-135.10     129.73                 
         27   924-942      932    128.00-131.00     129.35                 
         54   960-961      960    119.50-125.00     123.67                 
         30    1033       1033       130.50         130.50                 

                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
          6     430        430       150.00         150.00                 
         39   450-481      476    146.00-149.50     148.99                 
         60   509-549      525    145.00-153.00     150.62                 
        177   559-592      578    130.00-150.50     145.63                 
         14     593        593       135.00         135.00 Thin Fleshed    
         45   612-645      627    136.00-142.00     138.56                 
         70   657-682      671    132.00-137.50     135.33                 
         89   717-744      726    132.25-136.50     134.91                 
         21     765        765       130.00         130.00                 
         47     847        847       128.50         128.50     

Replacement Cattle

Medium and Large 1-2: 2nd and 3rd Trimester: Heifers: 911-990 lbs 
1225.00-
1800.00; 1018-1091 lbs 1400.00-1825.00; 1112-1126 lbs 1525.00-1575.00. 
Young: 1070 lbs 1425.00; 1138-1200 lbs 1225.00-2020.00. Solid Mouth: 
1215-
1286 lbs 1325.00-1425.00; 1307-1399 lbs 925.00-1525.00; 1404-1410 lbs 
1200.00-1400.00. Short Solid: 1235 lbs 900.00; 1300-1374 lbs 700.00-
1130.00; 
1404-1492 lbs 950.00-1075.00; 1514 lbs 850.00. Broken Mouth: 1056-1086 
lbs 
480.00-650.00; 1172 lbs 660.00; 1230-1273 lbs 700.00-825.00; 1302-1371 
lbs 
750.00-1020.00; 1442 lbs 875.00; 1541 lbs 875.00.

Slaughter Cows:                                                        
           Lean     Weight       Bulk        High Dress    Low Dress   
Breaking   70-80   Scarce      
Boning     80-85   1240-1275     57.00
Lean       85-90    980-1365     50.00-56.00               46.50-49.00

Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2: 1290-2060 lbs 74.00-83.50, low dressing 65.00-
68.00.
  
Open or Unchecked Stocker and Feeder Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: Young 
cows 
900-1300 lbs 75.00-89.00, thin fleshed or full 68.00-71.00. Feeding cows 
1140-1560 lbs 55.50-62.00, thin fleshed or full 50.50-54.00. 


Source:  USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News, Kearney, NE 
         Thomas Walthers, Market Reporter (308)390-5399
         24 Hour Market Report 307-532-7200
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/wh_ls795.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnewsKearneyNE-LPSMNLS@ams.usda.gov







 
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