Boonville- Farmers Livestock Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 01/25/2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Receipts:  1055    Last Week:  2487    Year Ago:  497

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers under 600 lbs sold steady to 
4.00 higher, heavier weights steady to 4.00 lower. Slaughter cows 2.00 to 4.00 
higher. Unprecedented feeder cattle prices may be grabbing all the headlines in 
the cattle industry right now, but the slaughter cow market has been no slouch. 
Lots of take home quality cows are instead hitching a ride to the packer and 
slaughter bulls that have any size or dressing percentage to them will dollar 
out at what certainly looks like a breeding bull price. In an age where lots of 
market observers are concerned about rebuilding the national cow herd, these 
slaughter prices make the competition for top quality replacements even more 
difficult. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 05 percent 
of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 64 percent steers and 
bulls and 36 percent heifers; 43 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 
600 lbs. 

***Cattlemen’s Note: Farmers Livestock will hold a Special Stock Cow Sale on 
Saturday, January 29th, expecting 800 head of bred cows, heifers and breeding 
bulls. Weigh cows sell at 4:30 p.m. followed by the breeding stock at 6:00 
p.m.***

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      360       360       155.00         155.00

    5    435-445     441    153.50-154.00     153.70
   29    456-489     473    147.75-157.00     151.46

   12    510-549     536    140.50-147.00     141.87
   50    558-579     568    144.00-145.50     144.69

   23    602-644     620    130.75-134.25     131.19
   40    651-665     658    126.50-129.50     127.46

   46    713-723     721    122.75-125.00     124.53

   16    823-844     828    115.00-118.25     117.42   Fleshy

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   12    470-494     490    139.00-149.00     142.66
    9    503-541     532    133.00-137.00     135.57
   50    554-595     564    130.00-141.25     133.77
   12    617-624     622    124.00-130.00     128.51
   50    655-694     677    121.00-127.00     125.06
    3      672       672       117.50         117.50   Fleshy
    3      735       735       121.75         121.75
   11    767-789     775    119.00-119.75     119.47
    3      803       803       117.25         117.25
    3      893       893       112.00         112.00

                     Feeder Steers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   16      583       583       134.25         134.25
   13      684       684       122.00         122.00
    3      893       893       113.50         113.50

                  Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7      438       438        79.50          79.50
    5      478       478        78.50          78.50

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7    357-390     366    131.50-136.00     132.87

    6      419       419       135.50         135.50
   23    463-494     486    128.50-133.50     131.73

   51    507-547     533    124.50-132.00     129.79
   44    556-595     574    123.75-131.50     126.45

   19    632-638     636    116.75-119.75     119.20

    6      739       739       112.75         112.75

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      290       290       132.00         132.00
    6    355-398     381    126.00-128.50     127.18
    3      448       448       129.00         129.00
   12    465-495     478    121.00-123.75     122.44
    9    505-533     522    118.00-121.00     120.04
    9    555-580     572    123.00-126.50     124.47
   37      639       639       118.10         118.10
    3      845       845       109.50         109.50

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      474       474       149.00         149.00
    4      565       565       128.00         128.00

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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