Sioux Falls Regional Livestock Slaughter Cattle Auction (Wed)
SF_LS111  
Sioux Falls, SD    Wed May 16, 2018    USDA-SD Dept Ag Market News

Sioux Falls Regional Livestock - Worthing, SD
Slaughter Cattle Auction

Receipts:  1500    Last Week:  1295   Last Year:  825 

   Compared to last week:  Slaughter steers mostly 5.00 to 7.00 lower, heifers
sold with lower undertones in a narrow comparison.  Holstein steers steady to 
2.00 lower.  Demand was mostly moderate for new crop cattle with better demand
seen for old crop steers and heifers.  Packers were reserved today and intent and
driving the market lower to meet with the country trade.  Today's offering was mostly new
crop steers.  Weighing conditons were fair, with many morning haul cattle in the offering.
17 loads of new crop calf fed steers, 2 loads of heifers made up the bulk of the fed cattle
supply.  Boxed Beef closed weak to lower, with Choice down 0.61 at 231.03; Select down 
1.01 at 208.50.  Negotiated Cash trade has been light, with sales in IA/MN from 115.00-120.50
live and 182.00-189.00 dressed.  Slaughter cows mostly steady to 2.00 higher compared to 
Monday's much lighter test, bulls not well compared with higher undertones evident.
Fed cattle receipts were 88 percent steers, 12 percent heifers.  Offerings were 78 percent
fed cattle, balance slaughter cows and bulls.

   Steers:  Choice 2-3 1326-1461 lbs 115.50-118.85, Low Dressing 115.00.
Choice 3-4 pkg 1559 lbs Implant Free 120.00.  Select and Choice 2-3 
1272-1328 lbs 114.75-116.35.  Returning to the Country:  Select 2 1182-1253 lbs
111.00-112.00.

   Holstein Steers:  Choice 2-3 1285-1330 lbs 86.25-88.25, 1412-1586 lbs
82.50-84.50, pkg 1598 lbs 87.25.  Select and Choice 2-3 pkg 1306 lbs 81.00.

   Heifers:  Choice 2-3 1236-1269 lbs 115.50-115.85.  Choice 3-4 load 1407 lbs
118.50.  Select and Choice 2-3 1107 lbs 110.25.

   Slaughter Cows
           Pct Lean   Weight    Avg Dress      High Dress      Low Dress
Breakers    75-80   1455-1965   62.00-68.50    68.50-75.00     49.00-56.00  
Boners      80-85   1051-1545   60.00-68.50    67.00-73.00     51.00-60.00
Lean        85-90    780-1435   51.00-59.50    62.00-70.00     45.00-52.50

  Slaughter Bulls, Yield Grade 1-2
       Weight        Avg Dress       High Dress      Low Dress
     1310-2260       83.00-84.50         --          72.00-75.00
     
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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