Boonville- Farmers Livestock Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average 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
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7      389       389       131.25         131.25   Fleshy

   35    402-447     427    129.00-135.00     133.11
   46    454-490     473    130.00-135.50     133.68

   32    500-549     524    125.75-133.25     129.66
    8      517       517       119.00         119.00   Fleshy
   17    565-573     569    128.00-129.75     129.31

   15    602-615     606    125.75-127.50     126.49
    9    655-681     668    119.00-123.25     122.20
    4      683       683       112.50         112.50   Fleshy

   18    703-714     712    119.75-121.75     121.42
   24    763-767     765    115.00-115.10     115.06

    4      815       815       108.25         108.25
    4      858       858        99.00          99.00   Fleshy

    8    918-920     920     98.75-99.00       98.81
   23      984       984        97.75          97.75

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      344       344       135.00         135.00
    3      433       433       125.00         125.00
    6      461       461       123.50         123.50
   17    553-595     566    116.00-122.00     118.99
   12      601       601       121.75         121.75
    6      709       709       111.75         111.75
    7    760-783     767    105.00-107.25     106.59
    5      817       817       102.25         102.25
   13      876       876        99.25          99.25

                      Feeder Steers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      460       460       111.00         111.00
    3      510       510       114.50         114.50
    4      653       653       106.50         106.50

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   13    360-380     367    126.50-129.00     127.70

   15    406-438     422    117.00-122.00     120.58
   48    450-496     475    116.75-121.25     118.62

   24    505-531     517    114.00-119.00     116.85
   18    558-597     589    111.25-116.50     111.80
    3      583       583       108.00         108.00   Fleshy

   36    600-635     624    106.50-113.50     109.49
    4      645       645       104.25         104.25   Fleshy
   43    659-682     669    105.00-106.75     105.97

   25      734       734       104.60         104.60
   15    753-785     757     99.25-102.50     102.05

   14      836       836        96.60          96.60

    7      964       964        94.50          94.50

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      345       345       121.00         121.00
    9    363-389     377    127.00-127.50     127.29   Thin
   16    465-498     482    111.00-120.75     118.01
   10    503-525     516    111.00-117.50     112.95
   14    553-595     574    102.00-111.75     107.80
   14      636       636       109.00         109.00   Thin
    5    673-685     678     99.75-100.50     100.20
    4    808-810     809     97.50-98.00       97.75
    4      900       900        92.75          92.75

                    Feeder Heifers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      585       585       106.25         106.25
    3      692       692       100.25         100.25

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   12    431-444     438    119.00-127.75     123.31
    6    470-475     473    119.50-123.00     121.33
   11    500-545     522    115.50-120.00     117.97
    5    613-647     633     99.00-106.00     103.29
    4    780-790     785     95.00-100.00      97.52

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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