Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 3/19/2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Receipts:  1250    Last Week:  420    Year Ago:  1085
 
   Compared to last week’s light receipts, steers and heifers sold on a 
lower undertone. Slaughter cows steady to 1.00 higher. The market continues to 
be under pressure from various sources, as the corn contracts closed higher and 
the live and feeder cattle contracts closed sharply lower again on Tuesday. Beef 
demand continues to be stagnate as well. Demand moderate. Supply heavy with 
several large consignments selling after holding several weeks due to snow and 
muddy conditions. The feeder offering consisted of 60 percent steers and bulls 
and 40 percent heifers with 61 percent over 600 lbs. Cows were 12 percent of the 
receipts.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 166.50-175.00; 500-550 lbs 
164.00-165.00, small pkg thin fleshed 502 lbs 170.00, fleshy 550-600 lbs 142.00-
150.00; 600-700 lbs 133.25-153.00; 700-800 lbs 125.50-132.00; 800-900 lbs
125.50-127.50; 900-950 lbs 113.50-118.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs
160.00-172.00; 500-600 lbs 147.00-156.50; 600-700 lbs 135.50-142.25; 700-800 lbs
124.25-135.00; pkg 870 lbs 122.50.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  Pkg 366 lbs 150.00; 400-500 lbs few
142.50-146.50; 500-600 lbs 133.00-144.50, fleshy 131.25; 600-700 lbs 125.75-
134.75, few fleshy 115.25-123.50; 700-800 lbs 120.25-123.50, fleshy 122.25.
Medium and Large 1-2  Pkg thin fleshed 411 lbs 149.00; 450-500 lbs 138.50-143.50; 
500-600 lbs 128.50-135.00; 600-650 lbs 125.00-128.00.
 
   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1  450-500 lbs 135.50-151.00; 500-600 lbs
133.50-144.75; 650-700 lbs 120.00-126.00.

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Avg Dressing      High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80      73.00-78.00       ind. 80.00       69.00-71.00
Boning       80-85      76.00-83.00       83.00-91.00      65.00-73.00
Lean         85-90      75.00-80.50       81.00-84.00      60.00-74.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2 1010-2130 lbs 97.00-108.00, high dressing
109.00-111.00, thin or low dressing 85.00-95.00.

   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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