Boonville-Farmers Livestock Auction: Cattle Auction Report for 06/05/2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Receipts:  1340    Last Week:  305    Year Ago:  601
 
   Compared to two weeks ago, steers under 650 lbs steady to 2.00 lower, over 
650 lbs and heifers over 600 lbs steady to 2.00 higher, heifers under 600 lbs 
unevenly steady. Slaughter cows mostly 1.00-2.00 lower with breaking cows 3.00-
4.00 lower and bulls not tested. Demand moderate to good. Supply moderate to 
heavy as producers are thinking more and more about the condition of pastures 
and available hay supply as most of Missouri is dry; which is quite evident as 
one looks out the window driving down the road. Hay fields that have been cut in 
the past couple of weeks are turning brown and dormant making one check the 
calendar to see if it really is just the first week in June. Several loads or 
near loads of yearlings were in the offering.  Slaughter cows made up 8 
percent of the offering and feeders 92 percent. The feeder supply included 66 
percent steers, 1 percent bulls and 33 percent heifers. Near 66 percent of the 
run weighed over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  300-350 lbs thin fleshed 206.00-217.00, 
350-400 lbs few 197.25-212.00; 400-500 lbs 176.00-197.00, thin fleshed 208.00-
210.00; 500-600 lbs 169.00-186.00, pkg thin fleshed 508 lbs 194.50; 600-700 lbs
155.50-170.50, pkg calves 634 lbs 157.50; 700-800 lbs 147.00-161.10; load 886 
lbs 142.35; pkg 1049 lbs 129.75. Medium and Large 1-2  500-550 lbs 169.50-
176.00; 600-700 lbs 154.50-165.00. Large 1  500-550 lbs 161.75-171.50.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  Pkg 296 lbs 184.50; Pkg 349 lbs thin
fleshed 187.00, 350-400 lbs 172.00-177.50; 400-500 lbs 163.50-179.50; 500-
600 lbs 154.50-169.75; 600-700 lbs 145.00-155.75; 700-800 lbs 138.75-151.25;
Pkg 958 lbs 122.50. Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 153.50-173.50; Pkg
593 lbs 147.25; 600-700 lbs 146.25-149.00; 700-800 lbs few 136.00-146.25. 

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium And Large 1  Pkg 367 lbs 207.00; pkg 457 lbs 183.50;
Pkg 575 lbs 162.50.

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Av. Dressing      High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80      76.00-82.00       -----------      68.50-76.50
Boning       80-85      78.00-83.50       84.50-93.00      75.50
Lean         85-90      76.00-80.50       87.00            75.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2 1610-1715 lbs couple 104.00-109.00.

   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

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