Boonville- Farmers Livestock Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 01/11/2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Receipts:  326    Last Week:  1786    Year Ago:  1428
 
   Not enough feeder cattle on hand to establish a firm trend but a lower 
undertone was noted. Slaughter cows steady to weak. The first true blast of 
severe winter weather hit the area late Monday and continued through the night, 
bringing most livestock movement to a near standstill. Supply was very light and 
demand light to moderate, with most buyers not overly interested in processing 
any newly purchased cattle in cold temperatures and blowing snow. Cows and bulls 
accounted for 34 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 
36 percent steers, 28 percent feeder bulls and 36 percent heifers; 33 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
    4    453-475     464    135.50-137.50     136.52

    3      557       557       130.00         130.00

    5    612-643     624    122.00-126.00     124.35

    8      726       726       116.75         116.75

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5    452-455     453    134.00-138.50     135.81
    2      598       598       120.50         120.50
    5    650-653     651    116.00-121.00     118.99
    5      747       747       116.50         116.50
    3      782       782       113.75         113.75

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6      398       398       128.50         128.50

    5    415-420     418    121.00-128.00     123.78
    5      489       489       118.75         118.75

    4    520-540     530    112.25-116.75     114.54
    3      558       558       114.25         114.25

    4    610-638     624    111.00-112.00     111.49

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      365       365       119.00         119.00
    2      418       418       116.00         116.00
    6    475-488     484    112.50-114.75     113.24
    3      570       570       114.00         114.00

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      393       393       134.50         134.50
   14    455-498     470    125.00-131.50     126.56
    7    513-533     523    120.00-129.00     123.48
    7      839       839        99.00          99.00

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_LS754.txt
 
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