Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 10/29/13

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Receipts:  731    Last Week:  400    Year Ago:  944

   Compared to last week, feeder cattle traded steady on a limited test.  
Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower. The feeder cattle auction featured a little 
something for everyone, typical for this time of year, with a wide variety of 
kind, quality and condition.  Missouri Valley Commission Company held a special 
cow sale in conjunction with their regular weekly feeder cattle auction and the 
bulk of this week’s receipts were cow/calf pairs, with most of those coming from 
a local herd dispersal. Supply moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 73 percent 
of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 30 percent steers, 36 
percent feeder bulls, and 34 percent heifers; 32 percent of all the feeder 
cattle weighed over 600 lbs.    

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 200.00-216.00; 400-500 lbs 
182.00-191.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 398 lbs 195.00; 400-500 lbs 161.00-
181.00; few 500-600 lbs 161.00-170.00.  Large 1-2  pkg 578 lbs 159.50; pkg 608 
lbs 155.50; pkg 716 lbs 150.25.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 174.00-176.00; 400-500 lbs 
163.50-168.00; pkg 521 lbs fleshy 153.50; 600-700 lbs 143.00-149.00, pkg 660 lbs 
full 133.00; pkg 710 lbs 142.00, pkg 722 lbs fleshy 136.50.  Medium and Large 1-
2  400-500 lbs 142.00-151.00; 500-600 lbs 136.00-141.00; pkg 643 lbs 133.50; pkg 
860 lbs 137.00; pkg 976 lbs 121.75.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 327 lbs 202.00; 400-500 lbs 156.00-
165.00; 500-600 lbs 149.00-160.00; 600-700 lbs 141.00-152.50.  

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Avg Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80        78.50-86.00      -----------   few 74.00-78.00 
Boning       80-85        74.00-85.00      -----------       65.00-73.50
Lean         85-90        68.00-75.00  few 78.00-83.50       61.00-68.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1650-2000 lbs few 96.00-102.00, several 
low dressing 91.00-92.00.  

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  Several 5-6 years 1200-1400 lbs mostly 2nd 
stage 1440.00-1575.00 per head.  Short-solid and broken mouth cows 1225-1500 lbs 
mostly 2nd few 3rd stage 1325.00-1500.00, few 1160.00-1200.00 per head.  

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  3-6 yrs 1100-1350 lb cows with 150-300 lb calves mostly 
1500.00-1700.00 per pair, pkg 3 yrs 1300 lb cows with 250 lb calves 1850.00; 7 
yrs to broken mouth mostly blk cows 1200-1400 lbs few bred back with 150-350 lb 
calves 1570.00-1800.00, pkg fancy 7 yrs 1300 lb cows with 300 lb calves 1925.00, 
several crossbred/colored cows with 250-350 lb calves 1500.00-1635.00, few pkgs 
broken mouth 1150-1250 lb cows with baby to 150 lb calves 1410.00-1530.00 per pair.  


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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