Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 05/11/2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Receipts:  819    Week Ago:  1274    Year Ago:  925

   Compared to last week, feeder steers under 550 lbs steady to 2.00 higher, 
steers over 550 lbs and all weights of heifers steady to 2.00 lower. Slaughter 
cows steady. Receipts were curtailed by heavy rains in the area throughout the 
day Monday and overnight into Tuesday morning, with some reports of as much as 
three inches in the rain gauge. More precipitation is expected right through the 
rest of the week, promising to keep local row croppers out of the tractor for 
the time being. A nice stretch of warm temps and sunshine would sure be welcomed 
to dry things out and give grass a jump start, but that doesn’t look likely for 
the next several days. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 
21 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 52 percent 
steers, 10 percent  bulls and 38 percent heifers; 41 percent of all the feeders 
weighed over 600 lbs. 
 
   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 133.00-137.50; 500-600 lbs 
124.00-134.75; 600-700 lbs 117.50-122.75; 700-800 lbs 116.10-117.35; lot 825 lbs 
108.25.  Medium and Large 1-2  few pkgs 200-300 lbs 138.00; 300-400 lbs 128.00-
137.00; 400-500 lbs 123.50-133.00; 500-600 lbs 119.00-126.00; 600-700 lbs 
116.00-117.50; pkg 762 lbs 106.75; pkg 822 lbs 104.75.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 127.25-128.00; 400-500 lbs 
115.25-121.75; 500-600 lbs 111.00-120.00; 600-700 lbs 103.50-111.75; pkg 705 lbs 
107.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 117.00-125.75; 400-500 lbs 111.50-
115.50; 500-600 lbs 105.00-113.25; pkg 785 lbs 98.75. 

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  lot 355 lbs 139.00; 400-500 lbs 130.50-
132.00; 500-600 lbs 110.50-121.50; pkg 613 lbs 111.50; pkg 789 lbs 105.50.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       53.00-59.00      -----------        ind. 52.50
Boning       80-85       55.25-59.00  few 63.50-66.50   few 49.00-54.50
Lean         85-90       47.50-52.00  few 53.00-55.00       39.00-46.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1200-2025 lbs 76.00-82.50, few low 
dressing 68.00-69.50.

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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