Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 03/20/2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Receipts:  1085    Last Week:  937    Year Ago:  1451
 
      Compared to last week, feeder steers under 400 lbs 4.00-6.00 higher,
over 400 lbs 3.00-6.00 lower. Heifers 4.00-6.00 lower. Slaughter cows
3.00-5.00 higher, slaughter bulls 1.00-3.00 higher. Several new crop
calves in the offering, some right off the cow, others with at least
one round of shots and weaned. However, those tend to take the back seat
in price to calves with compensatory gain in their future. Demand moderate.
Supply light to moderate. Slaughter cows made up 10 percent of the offering,
slaughter bulls 1 percent and feeders 89 percent. The feeder supply included 54
percent steers, 6 percent bulls and 40 percent heifers. Near 38 percent of the
run weighed over 600 lbs.

**Note Farmers Livestock Auction will have a special cow sale Saturday March 
24th at 6:00 pm.**

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  350-400 lbs 215.00-228.00; 400-500 lbs
189.00-209.00, few thin fleshed near 400 lbs 213.00-219.00; 500-600 lbs
172.00-189.00, fleshy 161.00-168.50; 600-700 lbs 156.00-169.25; 700-750 lbs
151.00-156.25.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 199.00-214.00; 400-500 lbs
188.50-203.00; 500-600 lbs 165.00-179.00; large lot 683 lbs 154.25.

   Feeder Holsteins:  Large 3  400-500 lbs 125.00.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 172.00-181.50; 400-500 lbs
160.00-176.00; 500-600 lbs 157.50-165.00, fleshy 152.00-157.00; 600-700 lbs
145.00-158.75.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 162.00-172.00; 400-500 lbs
154.00-170.00; 650-700 lbs 137.50-145.00.  Large 1  600-650 lbs 145.00-148.00.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium And Large 1  350-400 lbs 203.00-215.00; 400-500 lbs
174.00-204.00; 500-550 lbs 159.50-176.25; 600-650 lbs 153.50-163.00.

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      Hi Dressing      Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80      79.00-85.50       Ind.  93.00      72.50-77.00
Boning       80-85      76.00-84.50       82.50-85.00      -----------
Lean         85-90      73.00-78.00       82.50-83.50      62.50-69.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2 1700-1915 lbs 88.50-97.50, high dressing
102.00-105.50.

   Replacement Cows:  Scarce

   Cow-Calf pairs: Scarce

Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service
         Greg Onstott, Market Reporter, (573) 751-5618
         24 Hour Market Report 1-573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS132.txt
0814c sw