Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 11/30/2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Receipts:  1503    Week Ago:  1172    Year Ago:  1026  

   Compared to last week, feeder steers sold 3.00 to 4.00 higher with many 
instances of 6.00 higher, particularly on steers over 700 lbs. Feeder heifers 
traded 2.00 to 3.00 higher. Slaughter cows steady to 1.00 higher. Quality was 
much more attractive this week and a couple extra buyers were in the seats, both 
of which helped give the market a sure boost. Most of the highest prices came 
early in the day when larger groups were available; late sales didnít quite have 
the same spark when singles and small packages were more prevalent and buyers 
were all but squared up. This made for some wide price spreads by the close of 
business. Supply moderate to heavy and demand good but moderating towards the 
end of the day. Cows and bulls accounted for 10 percent of the total offering. 
The feeder supply consisted of 63 percent steers and bulls and 37 percent 
heifers; 42 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 143.00-143.50; few 400-500 
lbs 126.00-129.50; 500-600 lbs 123.75-134.75, pkg 545 lbs fleshy 117.00; 600-700 
lbs 117.75-124.60, pkg 648 lbs fleshy 115.25; 700-800 lbs 116.00-120.75; 800-900 
lbs 113.25-113.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 126.00-137.50; 400-500 lbs 
121.00-126.00; 500-600 lbs 115.00-125.75; 600-700 lbs 110.50-121.00; 700-800 lbs 
109.75-115.00.  Large 1  lot 551 lbs 121.00; pkg 636 lbs 115.00.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 118.00-122.00; 400-500 lbs 
109.00-118.75; 500-600 lbs 108.50-114.00, pkg 552 lbs fleshy 103.50; 600-700 lbs 
106.00-109.75; lot 717 lbs 107.75; pkg 885 lbs 105.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  
300-400 lbs 113.50-118.50; 400-500 lbs 106.75-116.00; 500-600 lbs 106.00-112.50; 
pkg 763 lbs 100.00.  Large 1  lot 490 lbs 112.50; lot 582 lbs 110.00.  Medium 2  
pkg 432 lbs 95.00.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 312 lbs 140.00; 400-500 lbs 120.00-
124.50; pkg 578 lbs 114.00; 600-700 lbs 106.00-109.50; 700-800 lbs 97.50-105.25.  
 
   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       49.25-53.50  few 55.25-56.75   few 46.75-47.00
Boning       80-85       49.50-53.50  few 55.00-57.50       -----------
Lean         85-90       45.00-48.00  few 51.25-51.50         few 40.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1615-2085 lbs 69.00-75.00. 

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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