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USDA - AMS: National Feeder & Stocker Cattle Summary (2019-06-21)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - June 21, 2019

SJ_LS850          
St. Joseph, MO    Fri Jun 21, 2019    USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News

NATIONAL FEEDER & STOCKER CATTLE SUMMARY – WEEK ENDING 06/21/2019
  
RECEIPTS:      Auctions      Direct    Video/Internet       Total
This Week      159,800       41,600            15,000       216,400
Last Week      134,900       52,900            49,400       237,200
Year Ago       164,000       65,800            17,000       246,800

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven; 3.00 lower to 2.00 
higher.  The CME futures exhibited support to the cash markets early this week as the 
Cattle Complex posted triple digit gains on Monday with follow through support on 
Tuesday.  However, when Wednesday arrived, the foundation laid early week had eroded 
and the Board displayed negatives the rest of the week.   Cattle feeders have 
approached the dog days of summer cautiously this year, with cost of gains expected 
to creep up with the lack of corn acres being planted nationwide this year.  Flesh 
condition of cattle has really been attractive after the cold, wet, muddy conditions 
cattle have had to endure to this point.  Backgrounders have historically sold cattle 
this time of year and probably wouldn’t hold on this long if the crystal ball 
would’ve predicted a much lower market for short and long yearlings.  Profitability 
in the cattle business right now has sure taken a hit and bankers are keeping an eye 
on the bottom line.  Cow-calf producers are also cognizant of break-evens due to 
increased costs of just about every input you can think of.  The cattle feeder 
selling fed cattle is facing the same battle and are keeping their eyes locked on the 
futures contracts looking, looking for marketing flexibility.  As farmer feeders have 
had such a hard time getting their crops planted, many were not able to get all their 
acres planted, and losses realized on outgoing cattle, there has not been a sense of 
urgency to fill empty pens.  Cattle feeders have really been struggling with selling 
their fed cattle as packers make lower bids early in the week and are able to get 
enough cattle bought to maintain their market leverage. Thursday afternoon saw some 
trade in the Southern Plains and in the North mostly at 110.00, 2.00 lower than last 
week.  Corn crop condition ratings showed 59 percent good to excellent and planting 
progress at 92 percent completed.  The corn market will continue to debate acreage 
losses and yield effects for the late planted crop and that will keep uncertainty in 
the market for the rest growing season.  Boxed-beef values have shown some light 
seasonal weakness as we start the summer, but choice box-beef is still trading around 
220.00 as cash cattle prices continue to decline.  For the week, the Choice cutout 
closed 2.41 lower at 219.82, while Select was 3.21 lower at 199.55.  Cattle Slaughter 
under federal inspection estimated at 662K for the week, 3K less than last week and 
4K more than a year ago.  The June 1 Cattle on Feed released today reported On Feed 
at 102 percent; Marketings at 101 percent and Placements at 97 percent.  Much like 
last month, the June 1 on feed number was reported at 11.740 million head making it 
the largest June 1 number since the data series started in 1996.  Cold Storage Report 
for May was released today with total red meat supplies in freezers were down 2 
percent from the previous month and down 6 percent from last year. Total pounds of 
beef in freezers were at 403.6 million lbs, down 6 percent from the previous month 
and down 13 percent from last year. Frozen pork supplies were up 1 percent from the 
previous month and up 1 percent from last year.  Bone-in Loins and Rib inventories 
were at all time record highs for the May report.  Auction volume this week included 
53 percent weighing over 600 lbs and 41 percent heifers. 

NOTE:  Individual State Pricing data is unavailable at this time and will be 
published on this report when it comes available.  You can view the National Weekly 
Feeder and Stocker Cattle Summary pdf at:  
https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lswnfss.pdf

Auctions Receipts:  159,800    Last Week 134,900    Last Year 164,000

   WASHINGTON 1100.  50 pct over 600 lbs.  34 pct heifers.  There were not enough 
feeder cattle sales to report. 
   NORTH CAROLINA 3500.  17 pct over 600 lbs.  37 pct heifers.  Steers: Medium and 
Large 1-2 200-240 lbs (223) 140.00-142.50 (140.48); 250-295 lbs (274) 128.00-164.00 
(143.87); 300-348 lbs (326) 128.00-163.00 (143.32); 350-395 lbs (373) 128.00-153.00 
(138.86); 400-446 lbs (420) 128.00-155.00 (135.08); 450-494 lbs (472) 130.00-144.00 
(138.14); 500-545 lbs (523) 128.00-140.00 (135.98); 550-595 lbs (570) 117.00-141.00 
(133.18); 600-642 lbs (616) 116.00-131.00 (127.10); 700-730 lbs (720) 112.00-124.00 
(117.37); 770-795 lbs (784) 114.00-121.50 (119.07).  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  
250-292 lbs (271) 116.00-130.00 (122.95); 300-348 lbs (331) 120.00-133.00 (127.71); 
350-395 lbs (374) 120.00-138.00 (131.70); 400-448 lbs (421) 117.00-136.00 (124.71); 
450-496 lbs (476) 117.00-130.00 (123.79); 500-544 lbs (514) 109.00-128.00 (119.01); 
550-596 lbs (573) 100.00-123.00 (116.11); 600-648 lbs (622) 90.00-116.00 (107.23); 
650-694 lbs (675) 87.50-108.00 (97.42); 705-745 lbs (726) 90.00-104.00 (96.69).
   KENTUCKY 15,300.  Due to technical issues there will be no report issued this 
week.
   MISSISSIPPI 4300.  14 pct over 600 lbs.  44 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and 
Large 1-2  200-300 lbs 160.00-185.00; 300-400 lbs 150.00-170.00; 400-500 lbs 130.00-
150.00; 500-600 lbs 125.00-140.00; 600-700 lbs 120.00-130.00; 700-750 lbs 110.00-
127.00; 750-800 lbs 100.00-110.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1-2  200-300 lbs 
130.00-140.00 few to 148.00; 300-400 lbs 125.00-138.00; 400-500 lbs 120.00-132.00 few 
to 136.00; 500-600 lbs 115.00-125.00; 600-700 lbs 109.00-120.00; 700-800 lbs 95.00-
115.00.
   ALABAMA 10,100.  23 pct over 600 lbs.  37 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 
1  300-350 lbs 162.00-177.50; 350-400 lbs 150.00-165.00; 400-450 lbs 139.00-160.00; 
450-500 lbs 131.00-154.00; 500-550 lbs 127.00-144.50; 550-600 lbs 120.00-143.00; 600-
700 lbs 115.00-141.25; 700-800 lbs 109.00-117.00.  Medium and Large 2  300-350 lbs 
142.00-164.00; 350-400 lbs 130.00-155.00; 400-450 lbs 137.00-148.00; 450-500 lbs 
129.00-147.00; 500-550 lbs 115.00-142.00; 550-600 lbs 122.00-140.00; 600-700 lbs 
110.00-130.00; 700-800 lbs 106.00-122.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs 
135.00-162.00; 350-400 lbs 132.00-152.00; 400-450 lbs 121.00-140.00; 450-500 lbs 
117.00-136.00; 500-550 lbs 116.00-130.50; 550-600 lbs 110.00-125.00; 600-700 lbs 
103.00-118.00; 700-800 lbs 100.00-108.00.  Medium and Large 2  300-350 lbs 128.00-
141.00; 350-400 lbs 120.00-146.00; 400-450 lbs 115.00-133.00; 450-500 lbs 115.00-
127.00; 500-550 lbs 109.00-124.00; 550-600 lbs 104.00-120.00; 600-700 lbs 94.00-
115.00;700-800 lbs 94.00-105.00. 
   GEORGIA 5800.  12 pct over 600 lbs.  42 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
400-450 lbs 140.00-155.00; 450-500 lbs 140.00-146.00; 500-550 lbs 130.00-144.00; 550-
600 lbs 130.00-138.00; 600-700 lbs 123.00-138.00.  Medium and Large 2  350-400 lbs 
140.00-150.00; 400-450 lbs 135.00-148.00; 450-500 lbs 130.00-140.00; 500-550 lbs 
122.00-134.00; 550-600 lbs 130.00-134.00; 600-700 lbs 117.00-128.00.  Heifers:  
Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs 130.00-134.00; 350-400 lbs 131.00-137.00; 400-450 lbs 
123.00-138.00; 450-500 lbs 120.00-131.00; 500-550 lbs 118.00-127.50; 550-600 lbs 
114.00-126.00; 600-700 lbs 120.00-124.00.  Medium and Large 2  200-250 lbs 132.00-
145.00; 250-300 lbs 126.00-137.00; 300-350 lbs 120.00-140.00; 350-400 lbs 115.00-
132.00; 400-450 lbs 110.00-130.00; 450-500 lbs 110.00-132.00; 500-550 lbs 108.00-
127.00; 550-600 lbs 104.00-124.00; 600-700 lbs 95.00-117.50.
   FLORIDA 4300.  5 pct over 600 lbs.  43 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
250-300 lbs 182.00-215.00; 300-350 lbs 167.50-184.00; 350-400 lbs 150.00-177.50; 400-
450 lbs 140.00-165.00; 450-500 lbs 143.00-170.00; 500-550 lbs 134.00-156.00; 550-600 
lbs 126.00-149.00; 600-700 lbs 120.00-136.00.  Medium and Large 2  250-300 lbs 
170.00-190.00; 300-350 lbs 172.00-175.00; 350-400 lbs 144.00-165.00; 400-450 lbs 
130.00-155.00; 450-500 lbs 130.00-160.00; 500-550 lbs 124.00-145.00; 550-600 lbs 
117.00-135.00; 600-700 lbs 110.00-117.00.  Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  200-250 lbs 
145.00-205.00; 250-300 lbs 146.00-160.00; 300-350 lbs 134.00-150.00; 350-400 lbs 
130.00-143.00; 400-450 lbs 124.00-138.00; 450-500 lbs 121.00-135.00; 500-550 lbs 
112.00-134.00; 550-600 lbs 110.00-125.00; 600-700 lbs 100.00-114.00.  Medium and 
Large 2  250-300 lbs 132.00-150.00; 300-350 lbs 124.00-140.00; 350-400 lbs 117.00-
137.00; 400-450 lbs 116.00-140.00; 450-500 lbs 114.00-136.00; 500-550 lbs 108.00-
128.00; 550-600 lbs 101.00-109.00; 600-700 lbs 90.00-104.00. 
   REPLACEMENTS:  Woodward, OK- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-4 yr old T2-3 
825-1280 lbs 760.00-960.00; 5-8 yr old T2-3 1105-1390 lbs 810.00-1050.00; >8 yr old 
T2-31150-1355 lbs 775.00-875.00 per head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1 w/<150 
lbs calf >8 yr old open 980 lbs 710.00.  Medium and Large 1 w/150-300 lbs calf 2-4 yr 
old open 830-925 lbs 1275.00-1325.00; >8 yr old open 905-1390 lbs 835.00-1350.00 per 
pair.
   Joplin, MO- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-8 yr old T2-3065-11300 lbs 825.00-
1100.00; >8 yr old T2-3 1280-1350 lbs 800.00-900.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  >8 yr old 
T2-3 1000-1050 lbs 700.00-800.00; >8 yr old T2-3 935 lbs 435.00 broken mouth, all per 
head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2 w/<150 lbs calf 2 to >8 yr old open 
1070-1365 lbs 900.00-1100.00.  Medium and Large 1-2 w/150-300 lbs calf 2-8 yr old 
open 1100-1200 lbs 1300.00-1450.00 all per pair.
   Burwell, NE- Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1  2-4 yr old T1 950-980 lbs 850.00-
875.00; 2-8 yr old T3 1015-1430 lbs 985.00-1650.00; 5-8 yr old T2 1180-1360 lbs  
950.00-975.00, 1090-1575 lbs 1075.00-1375.00; >5 yr old T2-3 1230-1625 lbs 750.00-
1300.00; >8 yr old T3 1410-1440 lbs 974.30 per head.  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and 
Large 1 w/<150 lbs calf 2-8 yr old open 1025-1275 lbs 1175.00-1550.00; 5-8 yr old 
open 1085-1275 lbs 1275.00-14.50; >8 yr old open 1305-1395 lbs 925.00-1000.00 per 
pair.  Medium and Large 1-2 w/<150 lb calf >8 yr old open 1140 lbs 700.00 per pair.
   Arkansas- Replacement Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-8 year old 850-1250 lbs 2nd-
3rd stage 725.00-820.00 per head, first stage/open 800.00-850.00, 5 to +8 yr old 
2nd-3rd stage 650.00-1100.00 per head.  Cow-Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  5-8 yr 
old 800-1200 lb cow w/150 lb calf 950.00-1075.00, w/150-300 lb calf 850.00-1125.00, 5 
to +8 yr old 150-300 lbs 800.00-1200.00 per pair. 

Direct Receipts:  41,600    Last Week 52,900    Last Year 65,800
(83 pct over 600 lbs, 35 pct heifers)

   TEXAS 22,300.  89 over 600 lbs.  27 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
Current FOB 700-750 lbs 135.00-140.00; 750-800 lbs 130.00-134.00; 800-850 lbs 125.00-
134.00; 850-900 lbs 120.00-123.00; Current Del 700-750 lbs 134.00-136.00; 750-800 lbs 
127.50-136.47; 800-850 lbs 126.00; 850-900 lbs 130.00; Aug FOB 750-800 lbs 133.70; 
Oct FOB 750-800 lbs 133.50; Jul Del 850-900 lbs 130.50; Aug Del 750-800 lbs 133.75; 
Sep Del 800-850 lbs 132.30.  Medium and Large 1-2  Current FOB 750-800 lbs 126.00-
131.89; 800-850 lbs 122.35-129.25; 850-900 lbs 121.52-123.73; Current Del 550-600 lbs 
140.00-144.00 Mex; 600-650 lbs 142.00; 650-700 lbs 144.00; Jul-Aug FOB 700-750 lbs 
138.52; Aug FOB 650-700 lbs 143.36; Jul Del 700-750 lbs 137.25; 750-800 lbs 133.75; 
Jul-Aug Del 650-700 lbs 144.00.   Heifers: Medium and Large 1  Current FOB 650-700 
lbs 123.00-128.00; 700-750 lbs 123.00-123.15; 750-800 lbs 118.50-121.11; Current Del 
650-700 lbs 131.00; 700-750 lbs 129.00; 750-800 lbs 121.00; Oct FOB 650-700 lbs 
131.90; Jul Del 700-750 lbs 125.00-127.25; Aug Del 700-750 lbs 121.75; Sep Del 700-
750 lbs 125.70-129.98.  Medium and Large 1-2  Current FOB 700-750 lbs 117.76-121.85; 
750-800 lbs 114.78-117.91; Current Del 600-650 lbs 131.00; 750-800 lbs 121.00.  
   OKLAHOMA 2600.  87 over 600 lbs.  37 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
Current FOB 750-800 lbs 133.00-134.00; 850-900 lbs 123.92-127.00; Current Del 750-800 
lbs 135.00; Jul FOB 850-900 lbs 127.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  Current FOB 700-750 
lbs 132.00; 750-800 lbs 127.00; 800-850 lbs 122.00; Current Del 750-800 lbs 132.00.   
Heifers: Medium and Large 1  Current FOB 650-700 lbs 125.97-127.50; 700-750 lbs 
126.00; Jul FOB 700-750 lbs 122.00; Sep FOB 700-750 lbs 124.99-126.48.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  Current Del 750-800 lbs 120.00.  
   NEW MEXICO 3300.  34 over 600 lbs.  8 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
Jun-Jul FOB 650-700 lbs 142.70.  Medium and Large 1-2  Current FOB 550-600 lbs 
134.50-138.50 Mex.   Heifers: Medium and Large 1  Current FOB 750-800 lbs 121.00.  
   KANSAS 2500.  100 over 600 lbs.  69 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
Current Del 800-850 lbs 136.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  Current Del 750-800 lbs 
129.00; 800-850 lbs 127.00-130.00; 850-900 lbs 126.00-127.50.   Heifers: Medium and 
Large 1  Current FOB 650-700 lbs 132.00; Sep FOB 700-750 lbs 125.20; Oct FOB 700-750 
lbs 125.20; Current Del 650-700 lbs 128.71.  Medium and Large 1-2  Current Del 650-
700 lbs 133.00; 700-750 lbs 123.00-124.00; 750-800 lbs 123.00.  
   IOWA – There were no direct sales reported.
   COLORADO 4800.  75 over 600 lbs.  58 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium and Large 1  
Current FOB 800-850 lbs 124.55; 900-950 lbs 118.82; Current Del 900-950 lbs 130.75; 
Aug-Sep FOB 800-850 lbs 130.82; Sep-Oct FOB 850-900 lbs 137.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  
Current Del 750-800 lbs 126.00; Jul Del 550-600 lbs 155.75; 600-650 lbs 149.25; 650-
700 lbs 143.00; Aug Del 600-650 lbs 149.00; Jul-Aug Del 500-550 lbs 158.75; 550-600 
lbs 150.00-154.75; 600-650 lbs 151.00.   Heifers: Medium and Large 1  Current FOB 
750-800 lbs 121.55; Current Del 600-650 lbs 138.00-142.00; 700-750 lbs 125.00-131.00; 
750-800 lbs 124.00-125.00; Aug Del 600-650 lbs 147.00; Sep Del 600-650 lbs 147.00; 
650-700 lbs 142.10.  Medium and Large 1-2  Current Del 750-800 lbs 118.00; Jul-Aug 
Del 500-550 lbs 150.00; 550-600 lbs 140.00.  
   WYOMING - There were no direct sales reported. 
   DAKOTAS – There were no direct sales reported.
   MONTANA – There were no direct sales reported. 
   SOUTHWEST (AZ-CA-NV) - There were no direct sales reported. 
   NORTHWEST (WA-OR-ID-UT) 1900.  100 over 600 lbs.  22 pct heifers.  Steers:  Medium 
and Large 1  Current Del 650-700 lbs 144.70; 800-850 lbs 134.00; 850-900 lbs 131.00; 
900-950 lbs 129.00-129.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  Current Del 850-900 lbs 123.00.   
Heifers: Medium and Large 1  Current Del 800-850 lbs 117.00; 850-900 lbs 117.00-
121.00.  
   EASTERN CORNBELT (IL-IN-MI-MN-OH-KY) 1100.  100 over 600 lbs.  74 pct heifers.  
Steers:  Medium and Large 1  Sep FOB 800-850 lbs 124.30.   Heifers: Medium and Large 
1  Current FOB 650-700 lbs 125.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  Aug FOB 700-750 lbs 113.75; 
Sep FOB 700-750 lbs 117.70.  
   SOUTHEAST (AL-AR-FL-GA-LA-MS-TN) 3100.  65 over 600 lbs.  52 pct heifers.  Steers:  
Medium and Large 1  Current FOB 700-750 lbs 130.00; 750-800 lbs 121.00; Aug FOB 750-
800 lbs 127.75.  Medium and Large 1-2  Current FOB 600-650 lbs 130.55; Jul FOB 550-
600 lbs 140.15; 600-650 lbs 133.65; 650-700 lbs 127.40; Jul-Aug FOB 500-550 lbs 
143.15; 550-600 lbs 134.40-139.15; Aug FOB 600-650 lbs 133.40-135.40.   Heifers: 
Medium and Large 1  Current FOB 600-650 lbs 129.81-133.48; 750-800 lbs 108.48-116.31; 
Jul FOB 700-750 lbs 122.75; Aug FOB 600-650 lbs 138.48; Sep FOB 600-650 lbs 138.48.  
Medium and Large 1-2  Current FOB 600-650 lbs 119.55; Jul-Aug FOB 500-550 lbs 134.40; 
550-600 lbs 124.40.  

Video/Internet Receipts:  15,000   Last Week 49,400    Last Year 17,000
(92 pct over 600 lbs, 32 pct heifers)

  SUPERIOR LIVESTOCK VIDEO AUCTION 15,000.  92 pct over 600 lbs.  32 pct heifers.  
Southcentral Region (TX-OK-NM-KS-MO)
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1  Current 800-850 lbs (829) 134.12;  pkg 800 lbs 
133.50;  850-900 lbs (868) 133.94;  few loads 900 lbs 132.00; Jun-Jul part load 
585 lbs 141.00;  few loads 685 lbs 142.50;  few loads 800 lbs 136.75; Jul 750-800 
lbs (777) 140.89;  800-850 lbs (817) 138.06;  several loads 850 lbs 138.95;  900-
950 lbs (918) 135.83;  several loads 950 lbs 131.78; Jul-Aug few loads 815 lbs 
136.10;  several loads 885 lbs 139.75; Aug few loads 845 lbs 131.50;  several 
loads 875 lbs 140.25; Aug-Sep few loads 685 lbs 174.50;  several loads 720 lbs 
171.69; Oct few loads 575 lbs 148.00.   Medium and Large 1-2  Current part load 
450 lbs 171.00;  part load 550 lbs 153.00;  few loads 700 lbs 125.00;  few loads 
930 lbs 127.00; Jul few loads 825 lbs 131.00; Oct few loads 625 lbs 132.00.
   Heifers:  Medium and large 1  Current part load 570 lbs 126.00;  few loads 810 
lbs 120.50; Jun-Jul part load 565 lbs 146.50;  part load 640 lbs 133.50; Jul 700-
750 lbs (725) 126.62;  few loads 770 lbs 130.25;  800-850 lbs (805) 127.42; Jul-
Aug few loads 650 lbs 158.00;  part load 735 lbs 125.00; Aug few loads 750 lbs 
132.50;  few loads 825 lbs 128.75; Aug-Sep 650-700 lbs (672) 162.88; Oct part load 
550 lbs 139.00.   Medium and large 1-2  Current part load 440 lbs 147.00;  part 
load 525 lbs 135.00;  part load 550 lbs 137.00;  part load 685 lbs 127.00;  few 
loads 750 lbs 130.00; Oct few loads 600 lbs 132.00.
Northcentral Region (CO-WY-NE-MT-ND-SD-IA)  
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1  Current pkg 625 lbs 156.00.
   Eastern Region (All States East of the MS, LA, and AR)
   Steers:  Medium and Large 1  Current few loads 925 lbs 124.00; Jul part load 
700 lbs 130.00;  few loads 925 lbs 122.00.   Medium and Large 1-2  Aug few loads 
775 lbs 124.00; Sep part load 675 lbs 137.00;  part load 750 lbs 130.00.
   Heifers:  Medium and large 1  Jul part load 675 lbs 120.00.   Medium and large 
1-2  Sep part load 675 lbs 127.50.  

SOURCE:  USDA Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News Division, St. Joseph, MO
         Staff
         816-676-7000 StJoe.LGMN@ams.usda.gov 
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SJ_LS850.txt

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