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

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

Cattle Receipts:  85          Last week:  111              Last year: 319

No comparisons made this week due to limited comparable sales. Light 
offerings this week due to wet weather in the area with active buyer 
participation.

Slaughter cows made up 17 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 5 percent, 
replacement cows 5 percent, other cows 4 percent, and feeders 68 percent.  The 
feeder supply included 21 percent steers, 38 percent heifers, and 40 percent 
bulls. Near 12 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 1-2 290-290 lbs (290) 180.00 (180.00); 350-
355 lbs (353) 167.50-170.00 (168.76); 810-810 lbs (810) 131.00 (131.00).  Small 
1-2 235-235 lbs (235) 82.50 (82.50); 360-360 lbs (360) 110.00 (110.00).  Medium 
2 295-295 lbs (295) 165.00 (165.00); 335-335 lbs (335) 150.00 (150.00); 370-370 
lbs (370) 160.00 (160.00); 690-690 lbs (690) 116.00 (116.00); 935-935 lbs (935) 
111.00 (111.00). 

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 370-395 lbs (385) 148.00-154.00 
(151.53); 440-440 lbs (440) 152.00 (152.00); 455-485 lbs (473) 147.00-148.00 
(147.80); 565-565 lbs (565) 142.00 (142.00).  Small 1-2 385-385 lbs (385) 124.00 
(124.00).  Medium 2 435-435 lbs (435) 140.00 (140.00); 475-475 lbs (475) 135.00 
(135.00); 535-535 lbs (535) 123.00 (123.00); 560-590 lbs (570) 117.00-127.00 
(121.43). 

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 415-425 lbs (420) 163.00-165.00 (164.33); 
460-495 lbs (473) 154.00-157.00 (156.21); 515-535 lbs (525) 141.00-149.00 
(145.01); 585-585 lbs (585) 142.00 (142.00).  Small 1-2 455-455 lbs fleshy (455) 
80.00 (80.00); 725-725 lbs (725) 104.00 (104.00); 870-870 lbs (870) 98.00 
(98.00).  Medium 2 520-535 lbs (528) 132.00 (132.00); 570-585 lbs (580) 121.00-
126.00 (123.99); 610-610 lbs (610) 129.00 (129.00). 

   Bred Cows: Medium 2 Young 1055-1055 lbs (1055) 700.00 per head 4-6 months 
bred (700.00).  Medium 2 Middle Aged 1040-1040 lbs (1040) 650.00 per head 4-6 
months bred (650.00).  Small 1-2 Young 725-725 lbs (725) 510.00 per head 4-6 
months bred (510.00). 

   Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 1600-1600 lbs (1600) 60.00 
(60.00).  Boner 80-85 percent lean 1110-1280 lbs (1183) 59.00-72.00 (64.48); 
1125-1330 lbs low dressing (1227) 56.00-57.00 (56.67); 1410-1500 lbs (1455) 
61.00-70.00 (65.64).  Lean 85-90 percent lean 920-920 lbs (920) 54.00 (54.00); 
1000-1000 lbs low dressing (1000) 43.00 (43.00). 

   Hogs: Receipts: [32] Last Week: 22. Sows: US 1-3  300-400 lbs 30.00-54.00, 
450-500 lbs several @ 38.50, 500-600 lbs 45.00-47.50.



   Other Cows: Medium 2 Young 1095-1095 lbs (1095) 591.00 per head (591.00).  
Small 1-2 Young 855-855 lbs (855) 513.00 per head (513.00).  Small 3 Young 885-
885 lbs (885) 354.00 per head (354.00). 

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1055-1235 lbs (1145) 74.00 (74.00); 1205-
1205 lbs low dressing (1205) 68.00 (68.00); 1610-1610 lbs (1610) 89.00 (89.00). 

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