Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 10/05/2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Receipts:  709    Week Ago: 575    Year Ago: 645 

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to firm, with 
the exception of 550-700 lb heifers trading 2.00 to 5.00 higher on some new 
interest. Slaughter cows 1.00 to 2.00 lower on a light supply. Tuesday’s 
sharply higher corn futures had little effect on the local market, even with 
lots of unweaned/unworked calves in the mix. A fairly light crowd on hand again 
this week with lots of locals taking advantage of a favorable extended forecast 
to get crops out. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 13 
percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 61 percent steers 
and bulls and 39 percent heifers; 45 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed 
over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 460 lbs 124.00; 500-600 lbs 117.25-
122.75, fleshy 112.50-114.50; 600-700 lbs 115.00-115.85; 700-800 lbs 111.50-
115.35.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 118.50-124.25; 500-600 lbs 110.00-
118.50; 600-700 lbs 106.25-115.00.  Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 118.50-121.00; pkg 
455 lbs 119.25; lot 792 lbs 108.75; pkg 862 lbs 104.00.  Medium 1-2  pkg 443 lbs 
121.00; 700-800 lbs 105.00-106.75; pkg 890 lbs 103.00.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 108.00-112.75; 500-600 lbs 
106.25-113.00; 600-700 lbs 106.75-109.75.  Medium and Large 1-2   300-400 lbs 
107.00-108.50; 400-500 lbs 102.50-110.50; 500-600 lbs 100.50-107.00; 600-700 lbs 
102.50-103.00; 800-900 lbs 94.50-98.75.  Large 1-2  pkg 393 lbs 112.75.  Medium 
1-2  pkg 671 lbs 101.50; pkg 707 lbs 101.75.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 110.50-116.00; 500-600 lbs 
105.50-106.00; 600-700 lbs 102.00-105.00; pkg 855 lbs 93.25.  Medium and Large 2  
pkg 748 lbs 94.00.  Medium 1-2  pkg 737 lbs 88.00.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       49.50-52.50  few 54.50-57.50       47.00-48.00
Boning       80-85       48.50-54.25       ind. 55.50        ind. 45.00
Lean         85-90       43.50-45.75      -----------       37.50-40.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1400-1990 lbs 65.00-67.00, extreme high 
dressing ind. 1795 lbs 74.50; few low dressing 57.00-59.00.

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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