Chester Livestock Auction
CO_LS149
Columbia, SC      Tue Mar 13, 2018     USDA-SC Dept of Ag Market News

Chester Livestock Exchange, Chester, SC
Report for Tuesday Mar 13, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  109          Last week:  163           Last year:  153

No trend available this week due to limited comparable sales. Light offerings 
due to inclement weather this day, with moderate buyer participation.

Slaughter cows made up 22 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 1 percent, 
replacement cows 1 percent, other cows 3 percent, and feeders 73 percent.  The 
feeder supply included 36 percent steers, 42 percent heifers, and 22 percent 
bulls. Near 39 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 1-2 205-205 lbs (205) 185.00 (185.00); 385-
385 lbs (385) 172.00 (172.00); 475-475 lbs (475) 165.00 (165.00); 575-575 lbs 
(575) 146.00 (146.00); 655-655 lbs (655) 131.00-134.00 (132.50); 751-751 lbs 
(751) 134.50 (134.50); 818-818 lbs (818) 131.50 (131.50).  Small 1-2 390-390 lbs 
(390) 131.00 (131.00).  Medium 2 345-345 lbs (345) 165.00 (165.00); 380-380 lbs 
(380) 159.00 (159.00); 495-495 lbs (495) 159.00 (159.00).  Medium and Large 3 
275-275 lbs (275) 112.50 (112.50); 315-315 lbs (315) 117.50 (117.50). 

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 410-430 lbs (420) 140.00-148.00 
(144.10); 470-485 lbs (477) 140.00-143.00 (141.65); 510-535 lbs (520) 135.00-
140.00 (137.39); 550-585 lbs (567) 132.00-135.00 (133.32); 686-686 lbs (686) 
125.00 (125.00); 737-737 lbs (737) 113.00 (113.00); 980-980 lbs (980) 106.00 
(106.00).  Small 1-2 440-440 lbs (440) 114.00 (114.00).  Medium 2 370-370 lbs 
(370) 135.00-144.00 (139.50); 420-420 lbs (420) 125.00 (125.00); 455-455 lbs 
(455) 130.00 (130.00); 515-515 lbs (515) 133.00 (133.00); 565-565 lbs (565) 
131.00 (131.00); 610-610 lbs (610) 124.00 (124.00). 

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 415-415 lbs (415) 156.00 (156.00); 480-480 
lbs (480) 158.00 (158.00); 505-505 lbs (505) 152.00 (152.00); 575-585 lbs (582) 
141.00-147.00 (144.02); 615-615 lbs (615) 140.00 (140.00); 650-660 lbs (655) 
120.00-137.00 (128.44); 720-720 lbs (720) 111.00 (111.00).  Medium 2 465-465 lbs 
(465) 146.00 (146.00); 505-505 lbs (505) 141.00 (141.00).  Medium and Large 3 
415-415 lbs (415) 101.00 (101.00); 670-670 lbs (670) 105.00 (105.00). 

   Bred Cows: Medium 2 Middle Aged 1080-1080 lbs (1080) 560.00 per head 7-9 
months bred (560.00). 

   Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 1705-1705 lbs (1705) 69.00 
(69.00).  Boner 80-85 percent lean 1005-1355 lbs (1231) 64.00-75.00 (67.75); 
1000-1280 lbs low dressing (1139) 45.00-61.00 (52.49); 1470-1625 lbs (1525) 
69.00-74.00 (71.42).  Lean 85-90 percent lean 995-1070 lbs low dressing (1033) 
43.00-45.00 (44.04). 

   Hogs: Receipts: [27] Last week: 35 reported. Sows: US 1-2 400-450 lbs 18.00 
43.50, 450-500 lbs several @ 39.00, 500-600 lbs 41.00-46.00.



   Other Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 Young 1180-1180 lbs (1180) 968.00 per head 
(968.00); 1395-1395 lbs (1395) 1018.00-1018.00 per head (1018.00).  Medium 2 
Young 1065-1065 lbs (1065) 852.00 per head (852.00). 

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1890-1890 lbs (1890) 94.00 (94.00). 

Source: SC Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Columbia, SC
        Robert Eaton 919-707-3218 www.ams.usda.gov/lsmnpubsCO_LS149.txt