Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 9/17/2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Receipts:  591    Last Week:  544    Year Ago:  N/A

   Compared to last week, feeder steers under 700 lbs 2.00 to 4.00 lower, steers 
over 700 lbs and all weights of heifers steady. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 
lower. Buyers are no longer as concerned about extreme heat as they were the 
past couple of weeks but instead concerns have shifted to seasonal temperature 
swings, with cool nights and warm days expected. Those fears were reflected in 
the sale price of any cattle that came through the ring in fleshy and/or 
unweaned condition that would put them at greater risk of respiratory distress. 
Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 20 percent of the total 
offering. The feeder supply consisted of 58 percent steers and bulls and 42 
percent heifers; 68 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  500-600 lbs 178.00-185.50; 600-700 lbs 
152.00-165.50; 700-800 lbs 154.25-162.50; lot 833 lbs 145.25; pkg 936 lbs 
141.25.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 388 lbs 194.00; 400-500 lbs 171.00-180.50; 
500-600 lbs 155.50-162.00; pkg 729 lbs fleshy 135.50.  
 
   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 159.50-161.00; 500-600 lbs 
150.50-155.50, fleshy 144.00-144.50; 600-700 lbs 143.50-145.50; 700-800 lbs 
139.25-143.50; lot 810 lbs 138.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 492 lbs 147.50; 
500-600 lbs 138.50-147.00; 600-700 lbs 139.50-143.50, pkg 642 lbs fleshy 130.00; 
700-800 lbs 136.50-144.00.  Large 1  pkg 550 lbs 136.00.   

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 443 lbs 166.00; 500-600 lbs 153.25-
166.00; 600-700 lbs 142.00-145.00.

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Avg Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80        80.00-86.00      86.00-90.00       77.00-80.00 
                                       Few 93.00-98.50
Boning       80-85        78.50-86.00      88.00-90.00       76.00-78.00
Lean         85-90        72.50-79.00      -----------       66.00-71.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1300-2000 lbs 104.50-108.00, several low 
dressing 94.00-101.00. 

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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