A few fields of beans remain but most corn throughout Missouri has found its way into a bin as harvest wraps up ahead of cooler weather. This has turned full attention back to the cattle business and was reflected by auction receipts. New crop calves came to town loads at a time and made up a large chunck of the offering with true yearlings few and far between. Buyers showed even more selectiveness than they have over the past several months as many pens remain full from earlier fall bought cattle. Buyers seemed to check and re-check those mid-weight feeders before waving cards, with discounts for unweaned, unvaccinated calves.
Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO
Tony Hancock, Market Reporter, (573) 751-5618