Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 12/29/2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Receipts:  1734    Last Week:  764    Year Ago:  1078
 
Compared to two weeks ago, feeder steers and heifers sold 2.00 to 4.00 higher 
with spots of 5.00 to 6.00 higher, particularly on steers over 650 lbs. 
Slaughter cows 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Buyers were ready to get back to business 
after the holiday break at the local barn, and with several auctions shut down 
for the remainder of the year, demand was good for all weights and classes of 
cattle. A big thaw is expected by the end of the week, along with some rain in 
the forecast, and producers took the opportunity to market their stock before 
mud becomes a big issue. A Special Stock Cow Sale was held in conjunction
with the regular weekly sale, featuring several partial dispersals. Supply 
moderate to heavy. Cows and bulls accounted for 57 percent of the total 
offering. The feeder supply consisted of 65 percent steers and bulls and 35 
percent heifers; 59 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 134.00-140.00; 500-600 lbs 
129.75-138.25; 600-700 lbs 120.75-124.75; 700-800 lbs 119.75-124.25.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 129.00-130.00; 500-600 lbs 123.00-127.00; pkg 637 lbs 
118.00; 700-800 lbs 117.00-119.10.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 124.00-127.50; 400-500 lbs 
119.50-127.00; 500-600 lbs 114.0-122.25; 600-700 lbs 110.75-116.25; pkg 750 lbs 
111.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 113.00-121.00; 500-600 lbs 109.50-
120.00.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       54.00-59.00      59.00-61.00       51.00-54.50
Boning       80-85       54.50-58.50      59.00-60.25       -----------
Lean         85-90       51.50-54.50  few 54.00-57.50   few 45.00-47.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1450-2200 lbs 67.00-71.00, few high 
dressing 74.00-76.50.  

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1 and 1-2  2-5 yrs 1000-1230 lbs 2nd and mostly 
3rd stage 1100.00-1225.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1 an 1-2  4-6 yrs 1250-1450 lb cows with 
100-250 lb calves few bred back 1400.00-1600.00 per pair. 

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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