Boonville- Farmers Livestock Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 04/27/2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Receipts:  886    Week Ago:  1033    Year Ago:  786

   Compared to last week, feeder steers under 650 lbs sold steady to 3.00 
higher, over 650 lbs 7.00 to 10.00 higher on a light supply. Feeder heifers 2.00 
to 3.00 higher, 4.00 to 6.00 higher on the 550-650 lb heifers. Slaughter cows 
steady to 1.00 higher. A tough trade day at the CME with sharp losses for Live 
Cattle as well as most Feeder Cattle contracts, plus some early feedlot trade 
reported at .50 to 1.00 lower, did little to slow the bidding at the local barn. 
Buyers were aggressive again this week particularly for the small groups of 
heavy weight yearlings available, which will become more and more scarce as we 
move into late spring. Corn planting is well ahead of average progress, although 
most farmers are playing the waiting game again now after heavy weekend rains in 
the region. Supply light to moderate and demand moderate to good. Cows and bulls 
accounted for 14 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 
46 percent steers and bulls and 54 percent heifers; 32 percent of all the 
feeders weighed over 600 lbs. 

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   14    400-435     425    128.00-135.50     131.47

    9    518-540     528    124.00-128.75     126.49
   66    550-597     576    118.50-129.00     123.86

    7    601-612     606    121.00-122.75     121.99
    5    655-668     660    121.25-123.00     121.96

   17    702-722     718       121.00         121.00

    3      837       837       106.75         106.75

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5    363-368     365    126.00-131.50     129.28
    9      423       423       124.75         124.75
    5      456       456       130.00         130.00   Thin
    4      510       510       124.50         124.50
    4    550-595     572    115.50-119.50     117.42
    4    635-638     636    111.00-114.00     112.50

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8    373-395     382    120.75-122.50     121.31

   13    413-424     419    118.50-120.50     118.88
   24    460-497     489    114.00-117.00     114.79

   28    505-542     522    113.00-116.00     115.01
    4      508       508       108.00         108.00   Fleshy
   23    573-580     578    113.50-118.00     115.35

   54    603-647     630    105.50-112.10     110.52
    9    611-619     615    115.00-118.75     116.68   Fancy
    4      664       664       106.00         106.00

    7    711-740     723     97.25-99.75       98.65
    5      706       706       105.00         105.00   Fancy
    4    758-775     766     98.00-99.00       98.49

    9    815-830     827     96.50-97.10       96.97

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      350       350       113.50         113.50
   14    463-497     484    112.75-115.75     114.36
    4    515-540     528    110.00-112.00     110.98
    6      516       516       115.75         115.75   Thin
    4      690       690       101.75         101.75

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   13    358-372     369    121.00-129.50     127.60
   29    452-483     473    118.75-124.75     120.92

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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