Boonville- Farmers Livestock Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 04/20/2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Receipts:  1033    Week Ago:  1656    Year Ago:  1325

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers under 700 lbs steady to 2.00 
higher, over 700 lbs 1.00 to 3.00 lower. Slaughter cows steady. Mostly small 
pkgs, singles and odds available this week for buyers to sort through, and 
overall quality was below par. Planting season is well under way in the local 
area and as a result a light crowd was on hand. Cash prices still holding up 
pretty well, but most weights and classes of cattle were unable to reach the 
very top prices realized a week ago. Supply moderate and demand moderate to 
good. Cows and bulls accounted for 14 percent of the total offering. The feeder 
supply consisted of 41 percent steers and bulls and 59 percent heifers; 47 
percent of all the feeders weighed over 600 lbs. 

***Cattlemen’s Note: Farmers Livestock will hold a Special Stock Cow Sale on 
Saturday, April 24th, expecting 600 head of bred cows, heifers and breeding 
bulls. Weigh cows sell at 4:30 p.m. followed by the replacement stock at 6:00 
p.m.***

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9    421-438     425       132.00         132.00
   21    455-486     474    125.00-131.50     128.42

    4      504       504       129.25         129.25
   29    553-599     582    119.25-124.75     121.61

   13    613-633     617    117.50-123.25     121.62
   12      696       696       112.00         112.00

   30    710-748     726    107.50-114.75     111.80
   30      754       754       107.85         107.85

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6      278       278       129.00         129.00
    3      363       363       117.00         117.00
    8      421       421       128.50         128.50   Thin
    9    516-545     524    116.25-120.50     117.62
    6    567-583     575       112.50         112.50
    3      875       875        93.00          93.00   Fleshy

                     Feeder Steers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      673       673       102.50         102.50

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11    300-349     340    128.00-129.50     129.26
   12    360-365     363    123.50-127.00     124.95

   12    414-432     423    113.50-120.00     116.68
    6    455-487     471    114.50-117.50     116.05

   21    503-548     528    111.25-115.25     112.91
   33    554-593     566    108.75-114.00     110.99

   15    603-619     611    104.00-112.75     106.96
   88    654-690     663    103.85-104.50     104.33

   73    708-739     737     95.50-101.85     101.39

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9    326-347     333    110.50-123.00     118.23
    4      359       359       113.50         113.50
    5      386       386       125.00         125.00   Thin
   22    405-448     427    101.00-111.50     108.68
   24      424       424       114.25         114.25   Thin
    6    455-498     471    102.50-106.00     103.80
    5      509       509       104.00         104.00
    5      699       699        99.00          99.00

                    Feeder Heifers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      661       661        96.50          96.50

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   26    403-445     417    115.00-130.00     124.51
   11    463-493     478    112.50-123.50     120.64
   13    510-538     522    115.00-118.25     116.30
    3      708       708       100.25         100.25

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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