Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 01/18/2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Receipts:  2487    Last Week:  326    Year Ago:  1600

   Compared to the last tested market two weeks ago, feeder steers sold 6.00 to 
9.00 higher with several spots of 10.00 to 12.00 higher. Feeder heifers under 
700 lbs 4.00 to 9.00 higher, over 700 lbs steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows 
2.00 to 4.00 higher. Lots and lots of top notch cattle in town this week and all 
the regular buyers came in with guns blazing, not letting up until the last of 
their loads were full or nearly so. Nothing seems to be able to trip this feeder 
market up and several spectators at the local barn wondered where things would 
have topped out if green grass was right around the corner instead of the 
snowstorm that is expected to move into the area within the next 24 hours. 
Supply heavy and demand good to very good. Cows and bulls accounted for 06 
percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 63 percent steers 
and bulls and 37 percent heifers; 60 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed 
over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 146.50-155.00; 500-600 lbs 
137.75-147.00; 600-700 lbs 130.00-136.75; 700-800 lbs 122.00-131.10; 800-900 lbs 
122.35-123.50; lot 14 hd 912 lbs 115.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 298 lbs 
150.00; 400-500 lbs 139.50-147.00; 500-600 lbs 134.50-140.75, lot 10 hd thin 
fleshed 144.00; 600-700 lbs 124.00-133.10; 700-800 lbs 123.75-127.85; pkg 870 
lbs fleshy 115.00.  Medium and Large 2  pkg 498 lbs 131.50; 600-700 lbs 120.00-
121.00.  Large 1  500-600 lbs 144.00-145.00; pkg 688 lbs 132.75.  Large 1-2  
600-700 lbs 124.50-132.25; 800-900 lbs 116.50-118.00.  Medium 2  pkg 589 lbs 
111.00.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 123.50-129.25; 500-600 lbs 
124.00-132.00, fleshy 119.75-121.50; 600-700 lbs 116.00-123.00; 700-800 lbs 
111.75-116.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 343 lbs 121.00; 400-500 lbs 120.00-
127.27, pkg 445 lbs fleshy 117.00; 500-600 lbs 115.00-123.50; 600-700 lbs 
116.00-118.00; 700-800 lbs 110.50-112.85.  Medium and Large 2  pkg 245 lbs 
139.00; 400-500 lbs 118.50-121.00.  Large 1  pkg 636 lbs 117.75.  Large 1-2  lot 
11 hd 692 lbs 117.10; lot 13 hd 742 lbs 113.85.    

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 457 lbs 139.50; pkg 677 lbs 108.50; 
pkg 785 lbs 102.00.  

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       56.50-66.00      65.00-67.50   few 52.50-53.00
                                      Few 72.00-73.00
Boning       80-85       55.00-65.00      66.00-68.00        ind. 52.00
                                      Few 71.50-72.00
Lean         85-90       50.00-53.50      -----------       45.00-47.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  few 1630-2300 lbs 76.00-80.00. 

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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