Boonville- Farmers Livestock Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 07/20/2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Receipts:  1357    Week Ago:  750    Year Ago:  1156 

   Compared to the last sale three weeks ago, similar sales of feeder steers 
over 550 lbs and all weights of heifers sold 4.00 to 6.00 higher with many 
instances of 9.00 to 10.00 higher particularly on the heavier cattle. Steers 
under 550 lbs traded steady to 2.00 lower with one regular calf buyer absent. 
Slaughter cows steady. Things were back to business as usual for this first 
auction following the annual summer break at Farmers Livestock, with a few extra 
volume buyers making an appearance in addition to most of the usual customers. 
Several nice strings of cattle available this week, including a handful of load 
lots of yearlings. Extreme heat and humidity has plagued the area for the past 
couple of weeks, along with periodic heavy rains, and producers who were ready 
to market their cattle took advantage of the slightly cooler early morning and 
late evening temperatures to haul their cattle to the local barn. Supply 
moderate and demand good. Cows and bulls accounted for 08 percent of the total 
offering. The feeder supply consisted of 63 percent steers and 37 percent 
heifers; 67 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs.    

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4    413-418     416    128.00-134.50     131.27
   24    455-472     468    129.50-134.00     131.55

   22    501-543     528    125.50-131.50     128.32
   38    550-598     565    121.75-128.50     126.19

   52    603-641     635    122.25-123.10     122.88
   40    671-695     676    118.75-123.75     120.46

   64    725-736     726    115.75-120.00     119.73
   11      766       766       113.25         113.25

    6      802       802       114.00         114.00
  141    867-895     883    108.75-110.00     109.29

    5      905       905       106.00         106.00

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      393       393       134.00         134.00
    5      375       375       141.50         141.50   Thin
   10    458-488     476    126.50-129.00     128.04
   14    545-547     546    117.75-121.00     118.59
    6      533       533       128.00         128.00   Thin
    6      558       558       120.00         120.00
   11    621-633     626    119.75-120.75     119.93
   18      643       643       114.00         114.00   Fleshy
    8    652-693     662       115.00         115.00
    8      748       748       112.75         112.75
    4      773       773       113.00         113.00
    6      802       802       108.00         108.00
    3      863       863       106.00         106.00

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      480       480       118.00         118.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6      384       384       122.00         122.00

    6    440-447     444    117.00-119.50     118.24
   19    464-496     477    115.50-120.00     118.14

   24    500-535     514    116.00-119.50     118.72
   31    566-599     585    116.25-118.75     117.06

   29    609-649     620    114.00-115.50     114.62
    5      673       673       109.50         109.50

   89    705-725     708    104.25-109.85     108.25
   12      768       768       103.35         103.35

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      350       350       118.50         118.50
    5      433       433       115.00         115.00
    8    476-485     480    108.00-108.50     108.25
   14    530-547     543    111.25-114.50     111.93
   10    558-599     587    112.25-112.75     112.39
   25    660-696     689    105.00-109.75     107.27
   12    813-843     828     96.85-98.60       97.71

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      405       405       106.00         106.00

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_LS754.txt
 
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