Boonville- Farmers Livestock Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 04/06/2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Receipts:  1821    Week Ago:  1710    Year Ago:  1920

   Compared to last week feeder steers traded 5.00 to 7.00 higher, spots of 8.00 
to 9.00 higher, except 500-650 lb steers firm to 4.00 higher. Feeder heifers 
under 600 lbs sold fully 8.00 to 10.00 higher with many instances of up to 12.00 
higher; over 600 lbs 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Slaughter cows steady to 1.00 higher. 
Lots of new faces in the crowd this week at Farmers Livestock, as a little green 
grass brings locals out of the woodwork and off the farm. Buyers were aggressive 
from the opening chant and at times throughout the day, bid as if it were their 
last chance to own any cattle. In fact, itís worth mentioning that many of the 
heifers sold this week at the local barn brought more than their steer mates 
would have just a few short weeks ago. The light supply of yearling steer cattle 
on hand were met with lots of interest, but heifers over 700 lbs were all but 
absent. Fed cattle trade broke wide open late Tuesday afternoon and climbed over 
the century mark for the first time in a very long while, sure to stir more 
optimism in the cattle sector. Supply moderate to heavy and demand good to very 
good. Cows and bulls accounted for 18 percent of the total offering. The feeder 
supply consisted of 52 percent steers and bulls and 48 percent heifers; 41 
percent of all the cattle weighed over 600 lbs. 

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   13    402-443     411       137.00         137.00
   37    453-498     476    131.00-139.50     136.54

   78    500-545     530    123.75-135.00     130.34
   72    551-598     571    117.50-128.75     124.05

   62    603-634     620    115.25-122.50     119.96
    4      616       616       112.50         112.50   Fleshy
   65    651-668     657    114.50-118.25     116.17

   67    703-718     711    115.00-117.25     115.88

   11      824       824       104.75         104.75

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9    410-445     427    125.00-134.50     129.94
   12    453-495     470    123.50-133.00     130.85
    7    453-488     478    123.50-125.00     124.59   Fleshy
   14    513-544     534    121.50-127.00     124.42
    8      529       529       110.50         110.50   Fleshy
   10    550-582     572    117.25-125.00     120.38
    8    633-638     635    113.00-116.00     114.50
    3      730       730        97.75          97.75   Fleshy
    9      804       804       105.10         105.10
    8    800-820     805     95.00-98.50       97.61   Fleshy

                      Feeder Steers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8    750-773     760    104.00-108.50     106.36

                     Feeder Steers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      521       521       122.25         122.25
    6      588       588       121.00         121.00
   23    680-693     692    109.00-112.35     112.06

                      Feeder Steers Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6    530-538     535    105.50-108.50     107.51

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      342       342       123.00         123.00

   41    407-449     431    118.25-125.50     122.54
   40    452-498     469    115.00-120.25     118.44

   75    508-546     524    114.00-123.00     118.31
   24    550-589     558    114.50-118.00     116.78
    7      578       578       107.75         107.75   Fleshy

   38    604-642     622    102.75-108.75     107.25
   22      615       615       116.25         116.25   Fancy
   20    663-684     677    100.00-107.50     104.61
   49      650       650       113.50         113.50   Thin

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8    331-338     334    112.50-115.00     113.63
    4      360       360       119.75         119.75
   14    428-435     432    110.50-117.25     113.37
   42    459-484     474    109.00-116.25     112.08
   30    500-542     530    113.75-118.50     116.21
    6    504-523     510       106.00         106.00   Fleshy
   33    572-598     592    108.60-112.50     109.40
    6    608-635     623     97.00-99.50       97.98
   19      640       640       106.85         106.85   Thin
    6    650-658     655    102.00-102.25     102.17

                      Feeder Heifers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      417       417       122.50         122.50
    9      522       522       121.00         121.00

                    Feeder Heifers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6      593       593       103.00         103.00
   14    615-627     620    103.75-105.50     104.74

                      Feeder Heifers Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7    473-475     474    105.00-107.00     105.57

                     Feeder Heifers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8    644-647     645     95.75-97.00       96.53

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      381       381       129.50         129.50
    6    423-434     430    115.00-122.50     120.04
    5      493       493    117.00-122.00     120.00
   14    526-548     534    111.75-117.00     115.08
    4      674       674        96.25          96.25

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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