Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 01/04/2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Receipts:  1786    Last Week:  1734    Year Ago:  1251

   Compared to last week, feeder steers under 650 lbs sold 3.00 to 4.00 higher, 
spots 5.00 to 8.00 higher. Over 650 lb steers steady after last week’s sharp 
upturn. Feeder heifers steady to 3.00 higher, however, some weakness detected in 
500-600 lb heifers which were mostly steady to 3.00 lower. Slaughter cows 
steady. Lots of cattle in town this week, mostly small groups for buyers to put 
together with virtually no large strings available. The feeder market sure 
didn’t lose any footing over the holiday season and at the present time, 2011 
looks to have good things in store for cattlemen.  Supply heavy and demand 
moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 07 percent of the total offering. The 
feeder supply consisted of 63 percent steers and bulls and 37 percent heifers; 
41 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 145.50-162.00; 400-500 lbs 
139.25-145.00; 500-600 lbs 128.00-139.75; 600-700 lbs 120.50-130.75; 700-800 lbs 
118.25-121.75; 800-900 lbs 113.75-114.00; pkg 1007 lbs 102.25.  Medium and Large 
1-2  400-500 lbs 138.50-143.75; 500-600 lbs 120.00-129.00, pkg 520 lbs thin 
fleshed 137.25; 600-700 lbs 114.25-125.50; 700-800 lbs 114.75-120.25.  Large 1  
pkg 884 lbs 114.75.  Large 1-2  500-600 lbs 123.00; 600-700 lbs 112.50-118.00; 
pkg 823 lbs 110.50.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 128.00-135.00; 400-500 lbs 
116.50-128.00; 500-600 lbs 113.50-119.00; 600-700 lbs 112.00-119.75; 700-800 lbs 
111.75-115.50; pkg 1002 lbs 96.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 277 lbs 125.00; 
pkg 378 lbs 121.00; 400-500 lbs 112.50-123.50; 500-600 lbs 113.50-121.25; 600-
700 lbs 112.75-115.75; 700-800 lbs 110.00-113.75.  Medium and Large 2  pkg 235 
lbs 119.00.  Large 1-2  500-600 lbs 110.75-114.00; 600-700 lbs 112.50-114.75.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 375 lbs 156.50; 500-600 lbs 123.00-
127.50; pkg 613 lbs 118.00; pkg 700 lbs 110.00; pkg 874 lbs 102.50.  
   
   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       54.00-59.50      62.50-68.50   few 52.50-53.50
Boning       80-85       54.50-59.00      60.00-64.50   few 48.00-50.00
Lean         85-90       50.00-53.50        few 55.00       42.00-48.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  ind. 2030 lbs 72.00; few fat/low dressing 
1780-2525 lbs 62.00-68.00

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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