Boonville-Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 04/30/2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Receipts:  621    Last Week:  1192    Year Ago:  No Sale
 
   Compared to last week, a light test of feeders sold 4.00 to 8.00 
higher. Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 higher. Supply was light 
and demand moderate. Muddy conditions continue to make it difficult 
to get feeders to auction and have delayed spring planting. 
Nationwide only 5 percent of the 2013 corn crop is in the ground 
which is well behind the normal 30 percent planted at this time. 
The delayed planting as well as more winter weather in the forecast 
for much the plains states later this week caused most corn contracts
to close limit up on Monday. Despite the rise in corn prices buyers 
seemed to have orders for feeders and were slightly aggressive 
bidding on the limited supply available, most however were unable to 
fill many loads. Locally several head of cattle are still rumored 
to be ready for market as soon as their care takers can manage to get
them off the farm and into town. This week's feeder supply was made up
63 percent steers, 30 percent heifers and 7 percent bulls. Near 36 
percent of the offering weighted over 600 lbs.  Cows and bulls 
accounted for about 30 percent of the total offering.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 171.00-173.00; 500-
600 lbs 150.00-161.50, fleshy 142.50-147.50; 600-650 lbs 140.50-144.50; 
700-800 lbs 131.75-136.25; 800-825 lbs 130.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  350-
400 lbs 169.00-172.00; 400-500 lbs 159.00-169.50; 500-600 lbs 140.00-
149.50, thin fleshed 156.50, full 130.00-135.50; 600-700 lbs 132.25-139.00; 
700-800 lbs 129.50-133.00; 825-850 lbs thin fleshed 128.00.  Medium and 
Large 2  500-525 lbs 126.00-130.00.   Large 1-2 500-550 lbs 140.50-145.75.

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 140.00-148.00; 500-
600 lbs 135.50-141.00; 600-700 lbs 126.00-132.25; 700-725 lbs 121.75.  
Medium and Large 1-2 350-400 lbs 148.00-153.00; 400-500 lbs 135.00-138.50; 
500-600 lbs 127.00-136.00.  Medium and Large 2  375-400 lbs 131.50.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1  450-475 lbs 162.00. Medium and 
Large 1-2  450-500 lbs 146.00-147.50; 550-600 lbs 128.50-130.50; 600-
700 lbs 120.00-127.00.

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Avg Dressing      High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80      72.00-77.50       78.00-81.00      65.00-73.50
Boning       80-85      72.00-77.00       77.50-82.00      68.00-72.00
Lean         85-90      69.00-76.00       76.00-79.00      63.00-68.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2 
1175-2205 lbs           96.00-101.00      -----------      85.00-92.00

Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, Boonville, MO 
         Tony Hancock, 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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