Sterling Livestock Cattle Auction - Sterling, CO (Wed)
GL_LS750  
Greeley, CO    Wed Dec 6, 2017    USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News

Sterling Livestock Commission Company - Sterling, CO
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Receipts:  2342     Last Week:  1466    Year Ago:  2311      

   Compared to last week, feeder steers under 600 pounds traded steady to 12.00 
higher, while those over 600 pounds traded mostly steady.  Feeder heifers traded 
steady across all weight ranges.  Slaughter cows traded mostly steady to 2.00 
lower.  Slaughter bulls were not tested.  Trade activity and demand were 
moderate to good.  Feeder cattle consignments consisted of mostly large runs of 
calves, with those being preconditioned with multiple rounds of vaccinations 
consisting of spring and fall shots and those that were long weaned commanding 
the highest demand.  In feeder cattle, the run consisted of 60 percent steers, 
40 percent heifers, with 51 percent weighing over 600 pounds.  The total run 
consisted of 84 percent feeder cattle, and the balance mostly slaughter cows.  

   Slaughter Cows:
Grade     Percent Lean   Weight    Average Dress    High Dress      Low Dress
Breakers       75-80   1545-1895       -----           -----       51.00-57.00   
Boners         80-85   1225-1545    60.00-64.00        -----       51.00-59.00
Lean           85-90    905-1340    50.00-57.00        61.00       46.00-49.00

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 405-445 lbs 190.00-202.00; 470-495 lbs 
186.00-190.00; 505-540 lbs 177.00-189.00; 553 lbs 175.50; 605-650 lbs 164.00-
165.00, calves 160.50-161.00; 655-685 lbs 161.00, calves 153.00; 700-735 lbs 
151.50-157.00; 750-785 lbs 148.50-151.00; 820-850 lbs 142.00-148.00.
   Medium and Large 1-2 393 lbs 182.00; 445-450 lbs 185.00-188.00; 505-545 lbs 
167.00-175.00; 560-600 lbs 155.75-164.00; 605-645 lb calves 151.75-157.50; 655-
690 lb calves 146.00-150.00; 705-750 lbs 145.75-147.00; 755-790 lbs 136.00-
146.00.

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 465-485 lbs 158.00-167.00, fancy 175.00; 
510-540 lbs 153.00, fancy 168.00; 550-575 lbs 149.00-156.00; 646 lb calves 
146.25; 655-700 lbs 145.00-149.00, calves 141.25-143.00; 705-750 lbs 138.00-
140.00; 770-800 lbs 139.00-140.00; 809 lbs 132.00.
   Medium and Large 1-2 405-425 lbs 155.00-163.00; 505-545 lbs 148.00-150.00; 
555-585 lbs 140.00-144.00; 605-640 lbs 139.75-142.00, calves 135.00-139.50; 650-
690 lbs 132.00-139.75.

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   19    409-441     420    190.00-202.00     195.39
   87    472-495     492    186.00-190.00     186.79
  125    508-538     524    177.00-189.00     182.10
    9      553       553       175.50         175.50
   81    616-649     640    164.00-165.00     164.20
   48    605-609     606    160.50-161.00     160.60   Calves
   37    658-682     676       161.00         161.00
   11      682       682       153.00         153.00   Calves
  107    701-735     720    151.50-157.00     153.60
   40    751-781     763    148.50-151.00     149.24
   23    821-846     835    142.00-148.00     145.69

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   15      393       393       182.00         182.00
   11    445-447     447    185.00-188.00     187.46
   11    506-545     518    167.00-175.00     172.72
  146    563-598     594    155.75-164.00     159.70
  100    608-641     632    151.75-157.50     154.15   Calves
   44    655-688     660    146.00-150.00     148.02   Calves
   37    705-746     711    145.75-147.00     145.93
   30    755-790     769    136.00-146.00     143.09

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      435       435       162.00         162.00
   27    563-591     581    148.00-154.00     151.34
   40    602-649     622    142.50-148.00     145.68
    6      662       662       143.50         143.50
   38    713-746     741    131.00-137.50     131.68
    5      785       785       133.00         133.00

                      Feeder Steers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   10      190       190       184.21         184.21
   12      250       250       184.00         184.00
   16      325       325       164.62         164.62

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   82    466-485     474    158.00-167.00     164.83
   28      477       477       175.00         175.00   Fancy
   18    511-538     516       153.00         153.00
    4      511       511       168.00         168.00   Fancy
  113    553-574     567    149.00-156.00     151.20
   18      646       646       146.25         146.25   Calves
   45    658-697     673    145.00-149.00     146.43
   37    670-691     686    141.25-143.00     141.62   Calves
   47    707-746     726    138.00-140.00     139.17
   10    771-798     787    139.00-140.00     139.39
    9      809       809       132.00         132.00

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   20    405-424     411    155.00-163.00     160.52
   20    505-542     527    148.00-150.00     149.20
   44    559-582     571    140.00-144.00     141.58
   46    616-638     622    139.75-142.00     141.03
   17    609-631     619    135.00-139.50     137.92   Calves
   44    653-687     656    132.00-139.75     137.90

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   10      340       340       157.00         157.00
   37    359-397     380    148.00-156.00     151.85
    4      440       440       149.00         149.00
   13    458-489     479    146.00-149.00     148.12
   20    558-559     559    132.00-141.00     135.15
   17    613-649     643    131.00-132.00     131.17

Source:  USDA-CO Dept of Ag Market News Service, Greeley, CO
         Chris Dias, Market Reporter
         970-353-9750 Greeley.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/GL_LS750.txt
         http://marketnews.usda.gov/portal/lg

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