Boonville- Missouri Valley Commission Company: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average 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
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5    442-447     445    171.00-172.00     171.60
    6    460-468     465    171.00-173.00     172.34

   28    500-549     527    157.00-161.50     158.91
    5    538-547     543    142.50-147.50     144.48   Fleshy
    7      573       573       150.00         150.00
    3      558       558       142.50         142.50   Fleshy

   18    607-625     616    140.50-144.50     143.56

   10    704-740     722    134.50-136.25     135.35
    4    750-755     754    131.75-134.50     132.43

    7      821       821       130.00         130.00

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    355-385     373    169.00-172.00     170.35
    3    415-438     430    167.00-169.50     168.70
   12    463-495     476    159.00-163.00     161.20
    3    505-522     516    141.00-149.50     146.73
    3      520       520       156.50         156.50   Thin Fleshed
   28    563-590     581    140.00-145.50     143.47
    5    588-592     590    130.00-135.50     132.19   Full
    7    608-619     616       139.00         139.00
    6    681-690     684    132.25-133.00     132.50
   17      719       719       133.00         133.00
    4    768-775     772    129.50-131.25     130.38
   13      849       849       128.00         128.00   Thin Fleshed

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    510-525     520    126.00-130.00     128.69

                     Feeder Steers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9    513-548     536    140.50-145.75     144.08

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7    415-441     436    145.00-148.00     147.44
   11    480-498     488    140.00-142.00     140.96

   18    500-525     518    135.50-141.00     137.57
   10    555-585     564    137.50-140.50     139.57

   18    600-649     627    127.50-132.25     129.48
    4      650       650       126.00         126.00

    3      722       722       121.75         121.75

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    355-380     368    148.00-153.00     149.72
    2      448       448       136.00         136.00
    8    455-497     481    135.00-138.50     135.80
    3      517       517       133.50         133.50
   10    569-590     572    127.00-136.00     130.49

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      393       393       131.50         131.50

                 Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      457       457       162.00         162.00

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    455-462     460    146.00-147.50     147.01
    5    588-590     589    128.50-130.50     129.70
    5    605-645     625    124.50-127.00     125.73
    5    650-681     675    120.00-122.50     122.02

Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, 
         Tony Hancock, Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
         24 Hour Market Report 1-573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS754.txt
 
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