Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 12/14/2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Receipts:  764    Week Ago:  1499    Year Ago:  1558

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold fully steady. Slaughter 
cows steady. Not very many sizable groups of cattle available this week with 
lots of singles to tack on when needed. Quality not as attractive either, with a 
fair amount of fleshy or full cattle on hand, but the market held up just fine 
anyway. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 24 percent of 
the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 39 percent steers and bulls 
and 61 percent heifers; 56 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 
lbs. 

***Cattlemen’s Note:  Farmers Livestock will be closed next Tuesday, December 
21st. Normal sale schedule will resume Tuesday, December 28th with a combination 
feeder/special cow sale. Feeder cattle sell at 10:30 a.m. Weigh cows will begin 
at 4:30 p.m. and breeding stock at 6:00 p.m. Merry Christmas from the MDA/USDA 
Market News Staff.***

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  500-600 lbs 126.25-132.25; 600-700 lbs 
118.00-121.75; few 700-800 lbs 115.50-118.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 
132.00-137.50; 400-500 lbs 130.00-132.50; 500-600 lbs 126.00-131.00; pkg 697 lbs 
full 114.50.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 123.00-128.00; 400-500 lbs 
123.00-125.75, pkg 473 lbs full 110.50; 500-600 lbs 110.00-118.00; few pkgs 600-
700 lbs 113.00; 700-800 lbs 107.50-110.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 
111.00-115.00; 500-600 lbs 112.50-114.00; 600-700 lbs 103.75-110.75; 700-800 lbs 
104.00-110.75, fleshy/full 100.00-100.75; pkg 873 lbs fleshy 96.00.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 131.50-137.50; pkg 585 lbs 
118.75; 600-700 lbs 108.00-113.00.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       51.00-57.00  few 57.00-58.00       49.75-50.00
Boning       80-85       50.25-57.00  few 57.25-59.25       47.50-51.00
Lean         85-90       47.50-50.00      -----------   few 44.50-47.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  few 1200-2000 lbs 68.00-76.75

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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