Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 05/18/2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Receipts:  782    Week Ago:  819    Year Ago:  526

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to 3.00 lower 
with the most decline on steers under 600 lbs. Slaughter cows steady to 1.00 
higher. An unusually large supply of cows included several small groups of bred 
cows as well as pairs, which were met with pretty good demand. The replacement 
stock available were for the most part of good kind, even if they were on the 
thin side. Besides just a couple small lots of cattle, the feeder offering 
consisted solely of small pkgs, singles and odds, which will probably be the 
norm for the foreseeable future. A good crowd on hand for such a sunny day in 
mid-Missouri, but most ground is still too soggy to get much done whether itís 
in the lawn or on a tractor seat. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls 
accounted for 35 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 
50 percent steers and bulls and 50 percent heifers; 31 percent of all the 
feeders weighed over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 131.50-134.00; 500-600 lbs 
121.50-126.00; 600-700 lbs 116.75-118.50; pkg 711 lbs fleshy 110.00; few pkgs 
800-900 lbs 110.75.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 122.00-132.75; 500-600 
lbs 118.50-124.50; 600-700 lbs 112.50-115.50; pkg 878 lbs 106.00.  

   Holstein Steers:  Large 3  pkg 559 lbs 80.00.  

  Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 115.00-119.50, pkg 416 lbs 
fancy 123.00; 500-600 lbs 112.00-117.00; 600-700 lbs 102.00-109.25; 800-900 lbs 
103.00-105.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 120.50-123.00; 400-500 lbs 
117.00-119.00; 500-600 lbs 102.00-112.25.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  500-600 lbs 107.50-110.00; pkg 676 lbs 
107.00; pkg 900 lbs 95.00.

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       54.50-60.00      61.00-65.00      ------------
Boning       80-85       55.75-60.50      60.00-65.75   few 50.00-54.25
Lean         85-90       48.50-54.00  few 54.25-57.00   few 40.00-41.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1625-2230 lbs 75.50-82.00, low dressing 
65.00-68.00. 

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1  3-8 yrs 1130-1340 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 
mostly blks 860.00-970.00 per head, small pkg 3 yrs 1205 lbs 1040.00, pkg fancy 
6 yrs 1590 lbs 3rd stage 1150.00. 

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1  several small pkgs 3-7 yrs 1000-1250 lbs 
with baby to 200 lb calves, few rebred 1110.00-1220.00 per pair. 

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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