WY, West Nebraska and West Dakotas Direct Feeder Cattle WTD Average
Kearney, NE     Fri Mar 15, 2019   USDA-NE Dept of Ag Market News
Wyoming and Nebraska Direct Feeder Cattle Summary

Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 03/15/2019

Receipts: 688     Week Ago: 1,003    Year Ago: 405   

   Not enough comparable offerings for a market comparison. Demand 
was good on Monday and Tuesday. Demand was inactive the rest of the week 
due to the ´┐Żbomb cyclone´┐Ż blowing into the reporting areas. Demand for 
feedlot cattle might be light in some areas of Nebraska next week due to 
flooding and excessive mud. Hopefully, Mother Nature will provide some 
warm, dry and sunny weather for the next few weeks to help with ground 
situations. Bulk of the feedlot sales traded on Wednesday in Nebraska, 
with live sales trading 1.50 to 2.00 lower from 126.00 to 127.00. Very 
limited dressed sales at 203.00. Direct prices are current FOB 
with a 2-3 percent shrink or equivalent, with a 10-25 cent slide on 
calves and 8-10 cent slide on feeders from base weight. Delivered prices 
include freight, commissions and other expenses. Current sales are up to 
14 days delivery. Receipts comprised of 40 percent heifers with 100 
percent of the run over 600 lbs. 

                  Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price  Delivery
  240      820       820       142.50         142.50   Current FOB   
  170      950       950       131.50         131.50   Current Del   

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price  Delivery
  278      730       730       137.00         137.00   Current FOB   


Source:  NE Dept of Ag - USDA Market News Service, Kearney NE
         Thomas Walthers, OIC 308-390-5399
         24 Hour Market Report 307-532-7200
         Email: Thomas.walthers@ams.usda.gov    

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