Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 03/30/2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Receipts:  1710    Week Ago:  413    Year Ago:  631

   Compared to last week, feeder steers sold 5.00 to 8.00 higher with spots of 
9.00-12.00 higher on steers under 600 lbs. Feeder heifers 2.00 to 5.00 higher. 
Slaughter cows 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Quality was not as attractive as in recent 
weeks at Farmers Livestock but buyers did not seem to mind and were aggressive 
from the start. Discounts were only very evident on the unweaned, unvaccinated 
offerings. Supply moderate to heavy and demand good. Cows and bulls accounted 
for 06 percent of the offering. The feeder supply consisted of 42 percent steers 
and bulls and 58 percent heifers; 44 percent of all the feeders weighed over 600 
lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 343 lbs unweaned 125.50; 400-500 lbs 
126.00-134.00, fleshy/unweaned 122.00-124.25; 500-600 lbs 118.50-133.00; 600-700 
lbs 109.50-119.50; 700-800 lbs 103.75-111.00; 800-900 lbs 97.00-97.25.  Medium 
and Large 1-2  lot 14 hd 257 lbs 127.00; 400-500 lbs 118.00-126.00; 500-600 lbs 
116.75-126.50; 600-700 lbs 111.00-116.75; 700-800 lbs 100.00-102.50.  Medium 1-2  
lot 20 hd 457 lbs 127.75; lot 10 hd 613 lbs 106.00.  Medium 2-3  pkg 353 lbs 
102.00.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 113.75-118.50; 400-500 lbs 
107.50-116.50, lot 12 hd unweaned 104.00; 500-600 lbs 103.25-109.00, 
fleshy/unweaned 97.00-99.00; 600-700 lbs 100.50-105.25; 700-800 lbs 94.00-98.00; 
800-900 lbs 92.00-94.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 294 lbs 115.00; 300-400 lbs 
108.00-112.50; 400-500 lbs 102.00-108.50; 500-600 lbs 97.00-104.25, pkg 524 lbs 
thin 109.00; 600-700 lbs 97.00-102.25; 700-800 lbs 91.00-94.00; pkg 863 lbs 
86.00.  Large 1  pkg 560 lbs 105.60; lot 22 hd 637 lbs 103.75.  Medium 2 pkg 645 
lbs 95.25.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 129.00-133.50; pkg 420 lbs 
131.50; 500-600 lbs 101.00-119.00; 600-700 lbs 100.00-105.00; pkg 725 lbs 90.00; 
pkg 918 lbs 84.00.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       52.00-56.50  few 58.00-58.50   few 45.50-47.00
                               Outstanding ind. 63.50
Boning       80-85       53.00-58.00  few 58.00-59.00   few 44.00-48.50
Lean         85-90       44.50-50.50       ind. 51.00       34.00-41.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1215-2040 lbs 65.25-72.00, outstanding 
ind. 76.00.

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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