Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 07/16/2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Receipts:  663    Week Ago:  462    Year Ago:  1041 

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers steady to 1.00 higher. 
Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher. Buyers had some small strings of cattle to 
build around this week with plenty of singles to tack on where needed. This 80 
degree day was certainly welcome in mid-August, especially after the recent 
prolonged heat wave, but temps are expected to be back in the 90s by the 
weekend. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 11 percent of 
the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 48 percent steers and bulls 
and 52 percent heifers; 68 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 
lbs.

***Cattlemen’s Note: Farmers Livestock will hold a Special Stock Cow Sale next 
Tuesday, August 24th, expecting 600+ head of bred cows, heifers and breeding 
bulls. Weigh cows sell at 4:30 p.m. followed by breeding stock at 6:30 p.m.***

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  500-600 lbs 121.00-127.00; 600-700 lbs 
121.00-121.25.  Medium and Large 1-2 500-600 lbs 115.00-119.75; 600-700 lbs 
112.25-119.25; 700-800 lbs 110.00-110.75; 800-900 lbs 109.25-110.25.  Large 1-2  
pkg 454 lbs thin 127.00; lot 617 lbs thin 121.75; pkg 784 lbs thin 111.75.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  500-600 lbs 110.75-114.75; 600-700 lbs 
108.25-113.25.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 485 lbs 116.75; 500-600 lbs 107.25-
113.00; 600-700 lbs 107.75-111.25; 700-800 lbs 101.85-105.75.  Large 1-2  pkg 
487 lbs thin 114.50; lot 600 lbs thin 113.25; pkg 727 lbs thin 108.25.  
 
   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  500-600 lbs 110.75-118.50; 600-700 lbs 
109.75-115.00.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       58.50-63.50      65.00-67.00       53.50-57.00
Boning       80-85       59.00-62.00      63.50-67.50       56.50-57.00
Lean         85-90       50.00-54.00       ind. 56.50       -----------

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  few 1070-1265 lbs 73.50-77.00; high 
dressing ind. 1595 lbs 88.50. 

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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