Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 07/24/2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Receipts:  1457    Week Ago:  663    Year Ago:  477

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers 1.00 to 3.00 higher. 
Slaughter cows steady to 1.00 lower. Feeder quality was above average this week 
with some decent sized strings for buyers to put together. The feeder market 
found some strength again this week after last week’s sharply higher feedlot 
trade. An evening cow sale was held with several partial dispersals on hand from 
local reputation herds. Supply moderate and demand moderate to good. Cows and 
bulls accounted for 46 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply 
consisted of 48 percent steers and bulls and 52 percent heifers; 48 percent of 
all the feeder cattle weighed over 60 lbs.    

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 134.50-135.50; 500-600 lbs 
127.00-133.75; 600-700 lbs 118.25-122.25; 700-800 lbs 116.00-117.75; pkg 818 lbs 
113.75; lot 917 lbs 107.85.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 131.00-133.00; 
400-500 lbs 121.00-124.25; 500-600 lbs 119.00-130.50; 600-700 lbs 115.75-119.75; 
700-800 lbs 111.0-114.50; pkg 931 lbs 105.75.  Large 1-2  pkg 770 lbs 112.25.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  500-600 lbs 113.75-118.00; 600-700 lbs 
113.75-116.00; lot 706 lbs 111.35; lot 821 lbs 104.75.  Medium and Large 1-2  
lot 293 lbs 119.00; pkg 370 lbs 116.50; 400-500 lbs 112.50-116.75; 500-600 lbs 
111.75-115.75; 600-700 lbs 107.00-111.00; 700-800 lbs 109.50.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       57.50-63.00      62.75-64.00        ind. 57.50
Boning       80-85       58.00-62.50      62.50-63.50       54.00-58.50
Lean         85-90       51.50-57.00      57.00-61.00   few 45.25-47.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1615-2115 lbs 72.50-78.50, high dressing 
80.00-81.50, extreme ind. 85.50; few low dressing 65.00-69.00. 

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1  3-6 yrs 1175-1350 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 
1010.00-1060.00 per head.  Medium and Large 1-2 large pkg 4-6 yrs 1177 lbs 
860.00.  
 
   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1  3-6 yrs 1150-1300 lb cows with 125-300 
lb calves from dispersal 1135.00-1200.00 per pair, few fancier pkgs 1275.00. 

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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