Boonville-Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 4/23/2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Receipts:  1192    Last Week:  621    Year Ago:  654
 
   Compared to last week’s light test, steers under 600 lbs steady to 2.00
lower, heifers under 600 lbs 3.00-5.00 higher and steers and heifers over 600 
lbs steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows mostly steady. Positive news for beef 
producers Tuesday as futures prices turned upward on the live and feeder cattle 
contracts and downward on the corn contracts. This after what the industry 
deemed a bearish Cattle on Feed report last Friday. Mother Nature still has the 
cattle industry second guessing the calendar as snow is forecast for and 
falling in parts of the Midwest. Continued substantial and measurable rain has 
fallen over the past week, curtailing receipts in many areas of the state.
Demand and supply moderate. Supply consisted of 39 percent cows with a special 
cow sale held in conjunction with the regular sale. The feeder supply 
consisted of 47 percent steers and bulls, 53 percent heifers and 33 percent
of the receipts were over 600 lbs.
 
   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs 165.00-169.00; 500-600 lbs
146.00-152.00, fleshy 131.50-141.00; 600-700 lbs 132.00-146.00, pkg fleshy
612 lbs 132.50; 700-800 lbs 125.00-136.75. Medium and Large 1-2  450-500 lbs
161.00-167.00; 500-600 lbs 140.00-144.00; Pkg 714 lbs 129.75; Pkg 898 lbs
115.25.

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 147.00-155.00; 450-500 lbs
139.00-145.00, fleshy 124.50-132.00; 500-600 lbs 128.00-144.00, fleshy 120.25-
-125.50; 600-700 lbs 125.25-134.50; 700-750 lbs 118.00-120.50; 800-825 lbs
117.25-119.50. Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 142.00-146.00; 400-500 lbs
127.50-140.00; 500-550 lbs 126.50-134.25.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium And Large 1  300-400 lbs 167.00-173.00; 400-450 lbs
160.00-163.50; Pkg 663 lbs 131.00; Pkg 795 lbs 112.50.

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Avg Dressing      High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80      73.00-79.00       80.50-81.00      65.00-73.50
Boning       80-85      72.00-79.00       79.00-84.50      69.00-71.00
Lean         85-90      70.00-77.00       79.00-80.00      65.00-69.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2 1210-2115 lbs 96.00-103.00, high
dressing individual 104.00, low dressing or thin 88.00-95.50.

   Replacement Cows:  Large 1  6-7 yrs, 1330-1375 lbs 1st stage 960.00-1100.00; 
3-5 yrs, 1280-1545 lbs 3rd stage 1230.00-1300.00. Medium and Large 1  4-6 yrs,
1120-1220 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 1120.00-1270.00. Medium 1 and 1-2  2 yrs, 
mostly black hided, 890-1070 lbs 1st to 3rd stage 1220.00-1300.00 per head.

   Replacement Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  Open 617-620 lbs 875.00 per head.

   Cow-Calf pairs: Medium and Large 1  2 yrs, 900-950 lbs with baby to 150 lbs 
calves 1725.00-1925.00; 4-7 yrs, 1100-1200 lbs with baby to 225 lbs calves 
1460.00-1685.00; short-solid to broken mouth, 1125-1200 lbs with 150-325 lbs 
calves, most bred back 1400.00-1570.00. Medium and Large 1-2  Pkg 2 yrs,
925 lbs with 125 lbs calves 1925.00; Short-solid to broken mouth, 975-1250 lbs
with 150-325 lbs calves 1100.00-1325.00. Medium 1  Pkg 2 yrs, 775 lbs with 
150 lbs calves 1725.00, Pkg fancy 2 yrs, 850 lbs with baby calves 2100.00 per 
pair.

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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