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Saluda Livestock Auction 02-12-2018

Saluda County Stockyards, Inc., Saluda, SC

Report for Monday, Feb 12, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  416          Last week:  255             Last year:  791

Compared to last week feeder steers and feeder bulls 2.00-3.00 higher, feeder

heifers unevenly steady, slaughter cows and slaughter bulls steady. Comparisons

made based on limited comparable sales from previous week. Moderate offering of

average to good quality cattle with active buyer participation.

Slaughter cows made up 16 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 1 percent,

replacement cows 3 percent, other cows 3 percent, and feeders 78 percent.  The

feeder supply included 29 percent steers, 48 percent heifers, and 23 percent

bulls. Near 18 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.  (Figures in parentheses

are weighted average weights and prices for each category) *** This report

reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, weight and sex on

this sale date. This report does not represent all animals at the sale on this

date. ***

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 210-230 lbs (220) 175.00-180.00 (177.39);

260-295 lbs (276) 182.50-200.00 (189.06); 310-345 lbs (327) 182.50-200.00

(189.15); 350-395 lbs (369) 180.00-195.00 (186.41); 498-498 lbs (498) 169.00

(169.00); 505-540 lbs (520) 166.00-172.00 (167.71); 560-575 lbs (570) 155.00-

157.00 (156.00); 610-630 lbs (620) 137.00-149.00 (144.61).  Small 1-2 425-425

lbs (425) 142.50 (142.50).  Medium 2 260-295 lbs (278) 165.00-173.00 (169.50);

305-320 lbs (313) 172.50-175.00 (173.72); 355-395 lbs (373) 160.00-177.50

(167.32); 410-440 lbs (430) 145.00-150.00 (146.93). Holstein Large 3 565-565 lbs

(565) 74.00 (74.00).

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 260-295 lbs (275) 165.00-172.50

(168.50); 300-340 lbs (321) 150.00-165.00 (157.66); 350-390 lbs (373) 163.00-

170.00 (166.30); 355-385 lbs fancy (370) 173.00-175.00 (174.04); 405-435 lbs

(423) 145.00-159.00 (149.98); 450-485 lbs (461) 138.00-146.00 (143.66); 505-545

lbs (520) 129.00-139.00 (134.53); 550-580 lbs (561) 130.00-133.00 (131.49); 615-

631 lbs (629) 122.00-129.00 (127.83); 655-665 lbs (660) 120.00-121.00 (120.50);

700-700 lbs (700) 120.00 (120.00).  Small 1-2 370-395 lbs (387) 132.50-137.50

(134.09); 455-495 lbs (475) 115.00-127.00 (121.25).  Medium 2 265-270 lbs (268)

147.50-150.00 (148.76); 300-306 lbs (303) 142.50-145.00 (143.76); 355-395 lbs

(378) 140.00-155.00 (147.46); 400-405 lbs (403) 140.00-142.00 (140.99); 510-545

lbs (525) 113.50-135.00 (125.75); 560-580 lbs (572) 119.00-124.00 (122.35); 605-

635 lbs (619) 112.00-120.00 (116.99).

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 400-440 lbs (419) 160.00-175.00 (167.67);

450-490 lbs (471) 160.00-174.00 (166.01); 505-540 lbs (516) 152.00-165.00

(157.33); 600-645 lbs (620) 126.00-141.00 (132.71).  Small 1-2 450-495 lbs (473)

130.00-135.00 (131.19); 505-540 lbs (523) 120.00-128.00 (123.87).  Medium 2 405-

435 lbs (422) 147.50-152.50 (149.94); 460-475 lbs (470) 140.00-157.50 (147.94);

505-545 lbs (531) 134.00-147.00 (139.07).

   Slaughter Cows: Boner 80-85 percent lean 955-1380 lbs (1238) 60.00-64.00

(62.67); 915-1362 lbs low dressing (1195) 44.00-59.00 (55.77); 1415-1710 lbs

(1555) 60.00-76.00 (64.19); 1440-1515 lbs low dressing (1465) 55.00-59.00

(56.31).  Lean 85-90 percent lean 940-1305 lbs low dressing (1104) 46.00-58.00

(53.62); 1450-1600 lbs (1495) 59.00-67.00 (62.50).

   Cow/Calf Pairs: [2] Medium 1-2 1040 lbs young cows with 250

lbs calves 1360.00 per pair. Small 1-2 900 lbs young cows with 225

lbs calves 1060.00 per pair.

   Goats: [29] Last Week: 24 reported.  Slaughter and replacement classes

sold on a per head basis and weights are estimated.  Kids: 20-40 lbs 40.00-

45.00, 40-60 lbs 55.00-67.50, 60-90 lbs 75.00-90.00. Yearlings: Sel 1 40-60 lbs

105.00-115.00. Does/Nannies: Sel 1 50-70 lbs 100.00-125.00, 70-100 lbs 140.00-

145.00. Bucks/Billies: Sel 1 70-100 lbs 127.50-157.50.

   Other Cows: Medium 3 Middle Aged 600-665 lbs (633) 250.00-346.00 per head

(300.47).  Small 1-2 Young 670-705 lbs (687) 530.00-630.00 per head (579.15).

Small 1-2 Middle Aged 630-645 lbs (637) 356.00-390.00 per head (368.80).

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1845-1975 lbs (1910) 81.00-93.00 (87.20).

Source: SC Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Columbia, SC

        Robert Eaton 919-707-3218 www.ams.usda.gov/lsmnpubsCO_LS148.txt