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

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Receipts:  1503    Last Week:  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
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   10    310-342     329    143.00-143.50     143.25

    5    428-438     432    126.00-129.50     128.08

   29    504-530     517    126.75-134.75     130.71
    4      545       545       117.00         117.00   Fleshy
   49    555-578     568    123.75-128.75     126.34

   25    601-620     604    118.25-124.60     123.56
    6      648       648       115.25         115.25   Fleshy
   31    679-688     682    117.75-118.50     118.28

   65      718       718    117.25-120.75     120.48
   33    758-766     762    116.00-117.75     116.84

   10    807-813     808    113.25-113.50     113.45

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5    323-338     329    133.00-137.50     134.85
   12    391-398     396    126.00-130.50     129.75
   12    418-438     423    123.25-126.00     123.81
   26    453-479     464    121.00-125.75     123.98
   17    505-513     507    118.00-125.75     123.81
   34    567-594     574    115.00-124.00     120.71
   15    605-647     629    110.50-121.00     116.22
   45    655-670     662    118.00-119.00     118.47
   15    762-790     776    109.75-115.00     114.29

                      Feeder Steers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11      551       551       121.00         121.00
    7      636       636       115.00         115.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   18    353-395     367    118.00-122.00     119.83

   30    423-448     436    114.00-118.75     116.18
   15    450-493     472    109.00-115.00     112.81

   47    501-548     523    109.50-113.75     112.19
   39    566-598     579    108.50-114.00     111.80
    8      552       552       103.50         103.50   Fleshy

   25    605-632     612    106.00-109.75     109.33
   16    664-668     665    107.25-109.75     108.28

   15      717       717       107.75         107.75

    7      885       885       105.50         105.50

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5    358-395     380    113.50-118.50     116.62
    4    425-448     436    112.75-116.00     114.42
   18    469-497     482    106.75-111.50     108.30
   12    515-527     523    106.00-112.25     108.88
    4    560-593     576    111.25-112.50     111.89
    3      763       763       100.00         100.00

                      Feeder Heifers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   14      490       490       112.50         112.50
   11      582       582       110.00         110.00

                     Feeder Heifers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      432       432        95.00          95.00

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      312       312       140.00         140.00
    3      428       428       120.00         120.00
    5    450-463     458    122.50-124.50     123.71
    3      578       578       114.00         114.00
    4      613       613       109.50         109.50
    3      650       650       106.00         106.00
    4    700-703     702     97.50-105.00     101.24
    6      786       786       105.25         105.25

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_LS754.txt
 
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