Boonville- Farmers Livestock Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 12/07/2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Receipts:  1499    Last Week:  1503    Year Ago:  1160
 
   Compared to last week, feeder steers sold firm to 2.00 higher and feeder 
heifers 3.00 to 4.00 higher, with most heifers over 600 lbs 4.00 to 6.00 higher. 
Slaughter cows 2.00 to 3.00 higher. Lots and lots of top notch cattle for buyers 
to group together this week and trade was very active right to the end of the 
day. Cold temperatures have moved into the area to stay, with single digit lows 
expected this weekend. As uncomfortable as this can be, cattlemen rest easier 
knowing the stress of weaning and/or comingling new purchases is somewhat 
easier. In fact, unweaned calves didnít see a lot of discount this week, 
particularly if the condition was fairly close to right. Triple digit losses for 
CME cattle contracts had virtually no effect on the local trade. Supply moderate 
to heavy and demand good to very good. Cows and bulls accounted for 14 percent 
of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 59 percent steers and 
bulls and 41 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
    6    313-315     314    143.00-144.00     143.50

    8    403-449     435    138.50-140.50     139.74
    3      405       405       133.00         133.00   Fleshy
   24    450-463     458    134.25-139.50     136.22

   25    508-543     530    129.75-133.25     130.63
   79    553-598     570    125.00-129.50     127.75

   79    608-635     623    119.75-124.75     122.59
   56    670-684     675    117.25-120.00     118.50
    5      692       692       116.75         116.75   Fleshy

   57    703-740     717    115.00-119.85     118.17
    6      739       739       111.75         111.75   Fleshy
    7    768-788     774    114.25-116.00     115.49

    8      878       878       111.85         111.85

   12    917-934     923    104.00-111.25     106.75

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   13    402-420     408    133.75-138.50     135.25
   29    465-499     484    125.25-132.00     128.75
   17    500-548     523    120.50-131.50     125.28
   10    550-575     563    118.00-120.00     118.99
   20    613-632     623    116.50-120.50     117.88
   15    658-685     667    116.75-117.75     117.14
    7    700-745     726    111.00-114.00     112.76
    3      880       880       108.25         108.25

                      Feeder Steers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      523       523       126.75         126.75

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9    327-343     334    124.00-129.00     126.72
   16    368-388     383    123.50-126.50     124.58

   22    404-441     423    116.00-125.00     120.40
   48    458-492     467    112.25-117.00     115.47

   46    503-536     521    109.25-115.85     114.18
   88    551-599     575    109.00-116.00     113.97
    6      587       587       105.75         105.75   Fleshy

   13    612-647     630    111.75-114.75     113.83
    9    656-695     666    111.50-115.75     113.72

   37    703-738     709    107.75-113.25     111.73
    5      766       766       110.75         110.75

    7      807       807       106.75         106.75

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      344       344       126.00         126.00   Thin Fleshed
   11    363-397     372    116.00-121.00     119.55
    6      446       446       116.00         116.00
    8    470-498     480    110.50-114.00     111.60
    9    504-538     520    107.50-113.75     110.16
    6    560-585     569    109.50-111.25     110.07
    5    638-645     641    108.50-110.75     109.41
   11    706-740     713    105.50-107.50     106.81
    6      883       883        99.25          99.25

                    Feeder Heifers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      625       625       105.50         105.50

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      435       435       127.00         127.00
    8    465-493     485    114.50-123.75     121.03
    7      515       515       121.50         121.50
   15    565-575     568    120.00-123.25     122.23
    4      661       661       104.00         104.00
    4    770-775     772     91.75-94.00       92.87

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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