Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 05/04/2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Receipts:  1274    Week Ago:  886    Year Ago:  1112

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold 2.00 to 4.00 higher 
with many instances up to 6.00 higher. Slaughter cows steady to 1.00 higher. 
This week’s feeder offering included several small strings of heavy weight 
yearlings, but also lots of soft calves that might normally have been marketed 
this coming fall if not for sellers finding the current cash feeder market so 
enticing. Overall, a fairly attractive run at a time of year when lots of 
singles and odds are becoming quite common, and most every type of buyer was 
able to find something to suit. Supply moderate and demand moderate to good. 
Cows and bulls accounted for 19 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply 
consisted of 52 percent steers and bulls and 48 percent heifers; 46 percent of 
all the feeders weighed over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 389 fleshy 131.25; 400-500 lbs 
129.00-135.50; 500-600 lbs 125.75-133.25, pkg 517 lbs fleshy 119.00; 600-700 lbs 
119.00-127.50, pkg 683 lbs fleshy 112.50; 700-800 lbs 115.00-121.75; pkg 815 lbs 
108.25, pkg 858 lbs fleshy 99.00; 900-1000 lbs 97.75-99.00.  Medium and Large 1-
2  pkg 344 lbs 135.00; 400-500 lbs 123.50-125.00; 500-600 lbs 116.00-122.00; lot 
601 lbs 121.75; 700-800 lbs 105.00-111.75; 800-900 lbs 99.25-102.25.  Medium 2  
pkg 460 lbs 111.00; pkg 510 lbs 114.50; pkg 653 lbs 106.50.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 126.50-129.00; 400-500 lbs 
116.75-122.00; 500-600 lbs 111.25-119.00, pkg 583 lbs fleshy 108.00; 600-700 lbs 
105.00-113.50, pkg 645 lbs fleshy 104.25; 700-800 lbs 99.25-104.60; lot 836 lbs 
96.60; pkg 964 lbs 94.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 345 lbs 121.00, thin 300-
400 lbs 127.00-127.50; 400-500 lbs 111.00-120.75; 500-600 lbs 102.00-117.50; 
600-700 lbs 99.75-100.50, pkg 636 lbs thin 109.00; few pkgs 800-900 lbs 97.50-
98.00; pkg 900 lbs 92.75.  Large 1-2  pkg 585 lbs 106.25; pkg 692 lbs 100.25.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 119.00-127.75; 500-600 lbs 
115.50-120.00; 600-700 lbs 99.00-106.00; 700-800 lbs 95.00-100.00.

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       53.25-59.25      60.00-63.50        ind. 51.50
Boning       80-85       55.50-60.00      63.00-66.00   few 62.50-54.00
Lean         85-90       47.00-52.50  few 53.50-55.50   few 43.00-47.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1480-2100 lbs 74.00-78.50, high dressing 
80.00-84.25.

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_LS132.txt

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