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

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Receipts:  1420    Last Week:  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
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      385       385       130.00         130.00

   57    413-429     425    120.75-127.75     123.43
   50    461-498     483    120.50-124.50     122.27

   59    505-549     541    121.50-125.25     122.75
    4      509       509       111.00         111.00   Fleshy
   46    552-595     562    115.00-121.50     118.16

   18    617-649     631    108.75-114.75     111.93
    3      615       615       103.00         103.00   Fleshy
  138    650-697     680    104.25-110.00     108.30
    3      683       683       100.00         100.00   Fleshy

   10    714-723     717    102.00-104.25     103.25
   92    750-787     764    100.00-102.50     101.62

   16    802-830     820     96.00-98.50       97.31

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6    360-393     377    121.00-123.50     122.30
    4    400-440     420    110.00-113.00     111.57
   27    503-528     519    109.00-116.25     114.24
    5    555-560     557    108.00-109.00     108.60
   11    690-696     694       107.25         107.25
    3      743       743       102.00         102.00

                      Feeder Steers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   17      893       893        94.25          94.25

                      Feeder Steers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      403       403       102.00         102.00
   13      473       473        99.50          99.50

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   17    403-422     418    107.00-108.25     107.98
   25    458-471     465    107.25-110.25     108.26

   41    508-547     536     99.00-109.50     105.80
   22    553-563     557    103.00-106.75     104.31

   68    602-648     626     96.75-104.75     102.52
   10    658-668     665     94.00-98.50       97.01

   53    703-729     720     92.00-95.60       94.73

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5    460-487     476     94.00-97.00       95.16
    3      477       477       103.25         103.25   Thin
    9    500-544     534     94.00-97.00       96.38
    3      588       588        98.00          98.00
   10    558-561     560     90.00-92.00       91.40   Fleshy
    4      578       578       105.25         105.25   Thin
    4      818       818        88.25          88.25

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      383       383       114.00         114.00
    3      495       495       113.50         113.50
    3      683       683        94.50          94.50

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_LS754.txt
 
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