Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 03/09/2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Receipts:  1813    Week Ago:  2513    Year Ago:  1391

   Compared to last week, feeder steers under 550 lbs unevenly steady, heavier 
weights 1.00 to 3.00 higher. Feeder heifers 1.00 to mostly 2.00 lower. Slaughter 
cows steady to 1.00 lower. A little something available for every kind of buyer 
this week, from fly weight calves to heavy yearlings with quality running the 
gamut as well. Cattle in a quick come on condition are still in hot demand and 
discounts were more evident this week on the fleshier offerings. Supply moderate 
to heavy and demand moderate, but particularly good for the handful of 
consignments of cattle weighing over 700 lbs. Cows and bulls accounted for 08 
percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 59 percent steers 
and bulls and 41 percent heifers; 54 percent of all the feeders weighed over 600 
lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1 pkg 360 lbs fleshy 120.00; 400-500 lbs 
121.00-129.00; 500-600 lbs 112.00-129.00, fleshy 500-550 lbs 114.50-117.00; 600-
700 lbs 104.50-113.50, pkg 648 lbs fleshy 98.75; 700-800 lbs 99.50-105.75; 800-
900 lbs 98.00-99.75.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 371 lbs 120.50; 400-500 lbs 
113.50-118.50, pkg 403 lbs thin 123.00; 600-700 lbs 104.25-106.75; 700-800 lbs 
100.00-106.00.  Large 1  pkg 737 lbs 103.75.  Medium 2  few pkgs 575-675 lbs 
99.00-100.00.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 106.00-110.00; 400-500 lbs 
102.00-110.00, pkg 495 lbs fleshy 94.00; 500-600 lbs 98.00-108.00; 600-700 lbs 
93.00-100.75; pkg 707 lbs 94.00, pkg 743 lbs fleshy 89.75.  Medium and Large 1-2  
400-500 lbs 94.50-102.00, thin 105.50-108.00; 500-600 lbs 93.00-100.00; 600-700 
lbs 90.00-96.00; 700-800 lbs 87.00-92.00.  Large 1  pkg 792 lbs 91.00.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 345 lbs 121.50; 400-500 lbs 114.00-
120.00, pkg 495 lbs fleshy 106.50; 500-600 lbs 100.00-106.50, pkg 588 lbs fleshy 
93.50; 600-700 lbs 95.50-98.25; pkg 735 lbs 91.00.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       44.00-49.00  few 50.50-52.25   few 43.00-44.00
Boning       80-85       47.00-49.00        few 54.00       37.00-43.00
                                           Ind. 57.50
Lean         85-90       37.75-39.00  few 47.25-48.00       30.00-36.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2   ind. 1635 lbs 60.50. 

Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service
         Tracey Thompson, Market Reporter, (573) 751-5618
         24 Hour Market Report 1-573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS132.txt

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