Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 09/21/2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Receipts:  942    Week Ago: 678    Year Ago: 657 

   Compared to last week, feeder steers under 650 lbs sold 2.00 to 4.00 lower, 
over 650 lbs steady to firm. Feeder heifers under 600 lbs 3.00 to 5.00 lower, 
over 600 lbs steady to 2.00 lower. Slaughter cows 2.00 to 4.00 lower. Pretty 
nice run of cattle in town with several attractive consignments available. 
Discounts were more evident this week on the soft, unweaned calves, typical for 
this time of year when cool nights and warm days are the norm and a huge number 
of calves are starting to flood the market. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and 
bulls accounted for 26 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply 
consisted of 77 percent steers and bulls and 33 percent heifers; 45 percent of 
all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs. 

***Cattlemen’s Note: Farmers Livestock Auction will hold a Special Stock Cow 
Sale this Saturday, September 25th, expecting 400-500 head of bred cows, heifers 
and breeding bulls. Weigh cows sell at 4:30 p.m. with breeding stock to follow 
at 6 p.m.***

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 313 lbs fleshy 131.00; 400-500 lbs 
127.75-129.00, fleshy 119.50-123.50; 500-600 lbs 117.00-125.75; 600-700 lbs 
112.50-116.25, calves 106.00; pkg 853 lbs fleshy 104.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  
pkg 359 lbs 126.00; 400-500 lbs 121.00-122.00; 500-600 lbs 114.75-116.00, pkg 
528 lbs thin 124.75; 600-700 lbs 107.00-113.75; pkg 773 lbs 109.75.  Medium and 
Large 2  400-500 lbs 114.00-116.00; 500-600 lbs 110.50-114.00, pkg 545 lbs thin 
114.25; 600-700 lbs 105.00-106.50. Large 1-2  700-800 lbs 107.00-108.75.  Large 
2  lot 634 lbs fleshy 102.00; pkg 747 lbs 105.00.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 109.75-115.50; 500-600 lbs 
106.25-109.50, fleshy 103.00-105.00; 600-700 lbs 103.00-107.75, calves 102.00-
102.50; 700-800 lbs 102.50-103.75, pkg 740 lbs fleshy 98.00.  Medium and Large 
1-2  200-300 lbs 111.50-125.00; 300-400 lbs 111.00-116.50; 400-500 lbs 110.00-
113.50; 500-600 lbs 102.00-108.00; pkg 778 lbs 98.25.  Medium and Large 2  400-
500 lbs 102.00-104.75.  Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 103.50-106.50; pkg 533 lbs 
104.00.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 388 lbs 125.50; 400-500 lbs 114.00-
116.50; 500-600 lbs 105.50-109.00.  Medium and Large 2  400-500 lbs 106.00-
108.00.  Large 2  pkg 697 lbs 101.25.  Large 3  pkg 820 lbs 60.00.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       51.00-57.00  few 58.00-60.00   few 47.00-50.00
Boning       80-85       51.50-57.50      -----------       48.50-50.50
Lean         85-90       44.00-50.00  few 51.50-53.00       35.00-44.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  few 1520-1825 lbs 63.00-68.50, ind. high 
dressing 74.50.   

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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