Boonville- Farmers Livestock Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 12/28/2010

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
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7    405-442     431    134.00-139.50     135.48
    5      484       484       140.00         140.00

   17    503-528     517    135.00-138.25     136.01
    9      597       597       129.75         129.75

   22    609-633     623    120.75-124.75     122.85
    5      663       663       123.25         123.25

  174    708-725     712    120.00-124.25     123.22
   15      781       781       119.75         119.75

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      423       423       130.00         130.00
    7    473-485     477    129.00-130.00     129.72
   20    573-595     588    123.00-127.00     125.50
    3      637       637       118.00         118.00
   34    765-793     767    117.00-119.10     118.97

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   10    333-338     336    124.00-127.00     125.49
    4      371       371       127.50         127.50

   11    436-441     438    122.00-127.00     124.71
   12    464-478     468    119.50-121.50     120.99

   27    500-519     510    116.50-122.25     120.06
   28    553-586     570    114.50-121.25     117.80

   25    611-649     623    110.75-116.25     114.81
    6    661-663     662    111.50-114.25     112.42

    3      750       750       111.00         111.00

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      423       423       120.00         120.00
   17    455-498     485    113.00-121.00     117.30
   16    508-540     523    109.50-116.50     114.33
    7    563-580     570    116.00-120.00     118.26

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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