Springfield feeder cattle auction summary

Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, Springfield, Missouri, reported receipts of 1,089 head of feeder cattle selling on Sept. 2, compared to 1,491 head on Aug. 26 and 1,953 head a year ago, according to the USDA-Missouri Department of Agriculture Market News, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Compared to the previous week, the steer calves were steady and heifer calves were steady to $3 lower and yearlings were steady to weak on a light test. One load lot Hosteins sold sharply higher. The demand was moderate and the supply was moderate to light. The supply included 100% feeder cattle with 41% steers, 8% was dairy steers, 40% was heifers and 11% was bulls. The feeder cattle supply weighing over 600 pounds was 49%.