Springfield feeder cattle auction summary

Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, Springfield, Missouri, reported receipts of 1,334 head of feeder cattle selling on Sept. 23, compared to 1,348 head on Sept. 16 and 1,608 head a year ago, according to the USDA-Missouri Department of Agriculture Market News, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Compared to the previous week, the steer and heifer calves were selling $3 to $7 lower and yearlings were not well tested and the undertone was lower. The Holsteins compared to two weeks ago were steady to $5 lower. The demand and supply was moderate. The supply included 100% feeder cattle with 30% steers, 13% was dairy steers, 38% was heifers and 19% was bulls. The feeder cattle supply weighing over 600 lbs was 35%.