Boonville-Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 4/92013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Receipts:  1008    Last Week:  1163    Year Ago:  1137
 
   Compared to last week, steers under 550 lbs 2.00-4.00 lower, over 550 lbs
2.00 lower. Heifers under 500 lbs 3.00 higher, over 500 lbs 1.00-2.00 
lower. Slaughter cows weak to 1.00 lower. Demand and supply moderate. 
Several buyers in attendance looking for grass cattle as the green grass 
is starting to grow with warmer temperatures. However, parts of grazing 
country to the west is still in need of some rain runoff to fill water sources, 
limiting demand to some degree and keeping bidders somewhat reserved while
waiting for a better guarantee. The feeder supply consisted of 58 percent steers 
and bulls and 42 percent heifers with 49 percent of the feeders weighing over 
600 lbs. Cows were 20 percent of the receipts.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 164.00-178.00; 500-600 lbs
148.00-171.00, fleshy 143.00-145.00; 600-700 lbs 135.00-150.00, pkg fleshy
637 lbs 138.00; 700-800 lbs 130.25-138.00; 800-900 lbs 122.75-129.75.  Medium 
and Large 1-2  Pkg thin fleshed 326 lbs 190.00; 350-400 lbs few 170.00-171.00,
pkg thin fleshed 375 lbs 187.00; 500-600 lbs 140.00-155.00; 600-700 lbs
135.00-140.25.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 156.00-158.00; 400-500 lbs
142.00-161.00; 500-600 lbs 130.00-140.50; 600-700 lbs 125.00-140.50; 700-800 lbs
120.25-127.00; Few 810 lbs 118.25-120.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-400 lbs
149.00-156.00, pkg thin fleshed 363 lbs 162.00; 450-500 lbs 135.50-140.50;
500-600 lbs 130.00-141.00. 

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium And Large 1  350-400 lbs 161.00-168.50; 450-500 lbs
150.00-160.00; 500-600 lbs 133.50-150.00; 700-750 lbs 124.00-130.50.

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Avg Dressing      High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80      72.00-79.50       -----------      65.50-70.00
Boning       80-85      73.00-78.50       78.00-87.50      62.00-70.00
Lean         85-90      70.50-77.00       78.00-85.00      64.00-70.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2 1330-2120 lbs 93.00-101.00, high dressing
103.00-105.00.

   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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