Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 8/27/2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Receipts:  236    Last Week:  187    Year Ago:  N/A

   Not enough feeder cattle on hand to test the market. Slaughter cows steady. 
The current late season heat wave has made any cattle movement not just 
unpleasant but downright dangerous with temperatures reaching the mid to upper 
90s. With no rain in sight and the extreme heat forecasted for the foreseeable 
future, crops and pastures will certainly look different in a week or two. 
Supply light and demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 30 percent of the 
total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 48 percent steers and bulls and 
52 percent heifers; 27 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs. 

***Scheduling note: Missouri Valley Commission Company will hold a Special 
Yearling Sale next week, featuring 800-900 head of heavyweight cattle.***

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 281 lbs 211.00; 400-500 lbs 190.00-
193.00; pkg 527 lbs 179.00; pkg 636 lbs 155.00; 800-900 lbs 140.00-140.75.  
Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 432 lbs 178.00; 500-600 lbs 163.00-165.00; pkg 752 lbs 
139.00   

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 155.00-165.00; 400-500 lbs 
152.50-154.00; pkg 518 lbs 147.00; 600-700 lbs 140.00-141.00; pkg 745 lbs 
135.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 275 lbs 168.50; pkg 370 lbs 157.00; pkg 492 
lbs 142.00; 500-600 lbs 136.50-141.00; pkg 992 lbs 110.00.  Large 1-2  pkg 527 
lbs 135.50.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 270 lbs 199.00; pkg 315 lbs 208.00; 
pkg 440 lbs 163.00; 500-600 lbs 142.50-155.50; 600-700 lbs 127.50-135.50.  

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Avg Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80        81.50-87.00  few 93.00-97.00       ------------
Boning       80-85        78.00-83.00      -----------         few 75.00
Lean         85-90        75.00-78.00      -----------       65.00-70.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1550-2400 lbs 104.00-113.00, few low 
dressing/full 99.00. 

Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service 
         Tracey Thompson, 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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