Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 05/25/2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Receipts:  1187    Week Ago:  782    Year Ago:  314

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold 1.00 to 3.00 lower. 
Slaughter cows weak to 2.00 lower. Overall quality this week was a little 
lackluster and the cattle on offer were sorted into very small packages and an 
overwhelming number of single-head lots. A huge run of cows for the second week 
in a row as producers continue to trim their herds a few head at a time. Supply 
moderate to heavy and demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 27 percent 
of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 41 percent steers, 49 
percent heifers and 10 percent feeder bulls; 23 percent of all the feeders 
weighed over 600 lbs.  

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 398 lbs 131.00; 400-500 127.00-
131.00; 500-600 lbs 119.50-125.75; 600-700 lbs 116.50-117.00.  Medium and Large 
1-2 300-400 lbs 128.50-129.50; 400-500 lbs 120.00-129.50; 500-600 lbs 117.00-
120.00, pkg 501 lbs thin 128.75; pkg 644 lbs 112.00, few pkgs 600-700 lbs fleshy 
107.00-107.50;  pkg 819 lbs 103.75.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 118.00-120.75; 400-500 lbs 
116.00-120.25, fleshy 109.00-112.50; 500-600 lbs 107.50-111.50; 600-700 lbs 
102.50-106.00; lot 773 lbs 98.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 116.25-
118.75; 400-500 lbs  111.00-118.00; 500-600 lbs 104.25-111.50; 600-700 lbs 
99.50-104.25; 700-800 lbs 97.00-100.00; pkg 805 lbs 94.00.  Medium and Large 2  
pkg 553 lbs 101.00.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 123.00-127.00, fleshy 
115.50-117.50; 500-600 lbs 108.00-118.00; pkg 653 lbs 104.25; pkg 705 lbs 97.25.  
Medium and Large 2  pkg 634 lbs 97.00. 

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       53.00-58.50      60.00-62.50        ind. 53.00
Boning       80-85       54.00-60.00      60.00-65.50        ind. 51.50
                                           Ind. 69.00
Lean         85-90       46.50-52.00  few 53.50-54.50   few 39.00-45.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1570-1840 lbs 75.50-79.50, low dressing 
Ind. 65.50.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1  several small pkgs 3-7 yrs 1170-1365 lbs 2nd 
and 3rd stage 900.00-1010.00 per head. 

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1  few pkgs 4-7 yrs 1175-1400 lb cows with 
200-350 lb calves 1130.00-1280.00 per pair, few plainer quality/thin 1030.00-
1040.00. 

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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