Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 03/16/2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Receipts:  1420    Week Ago:  1813    Year Ago:  1391

   Compared to last week, feeder steers under 550 lbs steady to 2.00 lower, over 
550 lbs steady to 1.00 higher. Feeder heifers steady to 2.00 higher, spots 3.00-
5.00 higher on heifers 550-650 lbs. Slaughter cows 2.00 to 3.00 higher. Buyers 
had some nice sized lots to work with this week, from a large string of 
backgrounded steers to several consignments of area home raised cattle. 
Conversation at the local barn centered on the current mud situation, with lots 
of reports of trucks, tractors and trailers stuck in recent days. When the topic 
did change, the focus moved to the hay supply or lack thereof with many 
producers nearly out of bales. Most of the folks in the area that did have hay 
for sale are no longer too eager to turn loose of it, for fear they may need it 
themselves before the ground firms up and grass arrives; besides the fact that 
getting hay in or out in this mud would be all but impossible. Supply and demand 
moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 06 percent of the total offering. The 
feeder supply consisted of 68 percent steers and bulls and 32 percent heifers; 
51 percent of all the feeders weighed over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 385 lbs 130.00; 400-500 lbs 120.50-
127.75; 500-600 lbs 115.00-125.25, pkg 509 lbs fleshy 111.00; 600-700 lbs 
104.25-114.75, fleshy/unweaned 100.00-103.00; 700-800 lbs 100.00-104.25; 800-900 
lbs 96.00-98.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 121.00-123.50; 400-500 lbs 
110.00-113.00; 500-600 lbs 108.00-116.25; 600-700 lbs 107.25; pkg 743 lbs 
102.00.  Large 1 lot 17 hd 893 lbs 94.25.  Medium 2  400-500 lbs 99.50-102.00.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 107.00-110.25; 500-600 lbs 
99.00-109.50; 600-700 lbs 94.00-104.75; 700-800 lbs 92.00-95.60.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 94.00-97.00, pkg 477 lbs thin 103.25; 94.00-98.00, fleshy 
90.00-92.0, pkg 578 lbs thin 105.25; pkg 818 lbs 88.25.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 383 lbs 114.00; pkg 495 lbs 113.50; 
pkg 683 lbs 94.50.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       48.00-53.00      54.50-56.00       -----------
Boning       80-85       47.00-52.50      54.50-58.50       -----------
                                           ind. 60.50
Lean         85-90       40.00-44.00      45.00-50.00       32.00-36.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2   ind. 1805 lbs 70.00.

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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