Sioux Falls Regional Livestock Slaughter Cattle Auction (Wed)
SF_LS111  
Sioux Falls, SD    Wed Feb 14, 2018    USDA-SD Dept Ag Market News

Sioux Falls Regional Livestock - Worthing, SD
Slaughter Cattle Auction

Receipts:  1174    Last Week:  839    Last Year:  826 

   Compared to last week:  Slaughter steers 1.00 to 2.00 higher, heifers 2.00
higher in a light test.  Holstein steers sold sharply higher on much larger
offerings.  Demand was good, with packer buyers and two-way buyers actively
bidding.  Very good quality, as there were many loads of long time, hard fed
cattle on offer. Boxed Beef cutout values were firm, with Choice up 0.45 at 
207.81; Select up 0.38 at 203.51.  Few early cash sales from 126.00 to 128.00
in IA/MN and NE.  13 full loads of steers, 1 load heifers made up the bulk of
of the offerings with small packages and part loads rounding out the offerings.
Cattle continue to be big, with the bulk of the steers weighing over 1500 lbs.
Couple consignments of cattle were carrying some tag.  Slaughter cows Breaking
and Boning Utility cows sold mostly steady to 1.00 higher, Lean cows 4.00 to 
6.00 higher compared to last Wednesday's test.  Bulls sold sharply higher.
Fed cattle offering was 90 percent steers, 10 percent heifers.  Receipts were
74 percent slaughter cattle, balance slaughter cows and bulls.   

   Steers:  Choice 2-3 1391-1495 lbs 126.25-127.25.  Choice 3-4 1514-1562 lbs
126.75-127.50, 1594-1636 lbs 125.50-127.25, load 1760 lbs 119.50.  Select and
Choice 2-3 1208-1318 lbs 123.50-125.75.

   Holstein Steers:  Choice 2-3 1249-1476 lbs 89.00-96.00, 1501-1624 lbs 85.00-92.00.

   Heifers:  Choice 2-4 1389-1417 lbs 126.25-128.00.

   Slaughter Cows
           Pct Lean   Weight    Avg Dress      High Dress      Low Dress
Commercial  65-75     1516         79.00           --              --
Breakers    75-80   1515-2105   61.00-68.00    68.50-73.00     60.00-62.00   
Boners      80-85   1168-1650   60.00-68.50    67.00-72.00     54.00-58.00
Lean        85-90   1115-1460   62.00-68.00        --          52.00-55.00  

   Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade 1-2
       Weight        Avg Dress       High Dress      Low Dress
      1600-2325      88.00-95.00     96.00-97.00     75.00-82.00
      2585               --             84.00            --

Source:  USDA-SD Dept of Ag Market News, Sioux Falls, SD
         Erika Goette, Market Reporter 605-372-8350  
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SF_LS111.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

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