Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 11/23/2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Receipts:  1172    Week Ago:  1364    Year Ago:  1858  

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers traded steady with some 
weakness detected in 500-600 lb heifers after last week’s sharp upturn. 
Slaughter cows steady. Quality was less attractive this week and the couple 
extra volume buyers who have been present the past couple sales were absent. 
However, with several auction barns closed due to the upcoming holiday, buyers 
are aware that the opportunity to gather any cattle this week is coming to a 
close and as a result most weights and classes of feeders held their own pretty 
easily. Happy Thanksgiving from the MDA/USDA Market News Staff. Supply and 
demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 15 percent of the total offering. 
The feeder supply consisted of 44 percent steers and bulls and 56 percent 
heifers; 29 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs. 

***Cattlemen’s Note:  Farmers Livestock will hold a Special Stock Cow Sale on 
Saturday, November 27th, expecting 600-700 head of bred cows, heifers and 
breeding bulls. Weigh cows sell at 4:30 p.m. followed by the breeding stock at 
6:00 p.m.***

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 130.50-135.00; 400-500 lbs 
129.00-129.50, fleshy 124.00-124.75; 500-600 lbs 121.10-128.50; 600-700 lbs 
120.00-121.00, pkg 649 lbs fleshy 114.25; 700-800 lbs 111.75-114.00, pkg 715 lbs 
thin fleshed 117.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 121.00-128.25; 500-600 
lbs 117.50-123.00; 600-700 lbs 111.25-115.50, pkg 705 lbs 109.75.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 116.50-122.00; 400-500 lbs 
108.00-117.75; 500-600 lbs 104.00-111.25; 600-700 lbs 101.50-108.00.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  pkg 290 lbs 109.00; 300-400 lbs 113.00-116.00; 400-500 lbs 107.00-
110.50; 500-600 lbs 102.50-109.75, pkg 503 lbs fleshy 99.00; 600-700 lbs 101.25-
104.00; pkg 888 lbs 93.50.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 253 lbs 139.00; 300-400 lbs 130.00-
135.00; 400-500 lbs 112.00-130.50; 500-600 lbs 104.00-114.50; 600-700 lbs 
104.00-105.00.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       48.00-53.00        few 55.00       -----------
Boning       80-85       47.25-52.00       ind. 56.50         few 45.25
Lean         85-90       42.00-46.50       ind. 50.00       38.00-42.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1250-2150 lbs 64.00-66.00.

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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