Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 11/12/13

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Receipts:  641    Last Week:  463    Year Ago:  882  

   Compared to last week’s thin test, feeder steers sold 5.00 to 6.00 higher, 
spots 10.00 higher on steers under 550 lbs.  Feeder heifers steady to 3.00 
higher, except heifers under 500 lbs finding fewer outlets this week and trading 
steady to 3.00 lower. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower.  Feeder quality was 
much improved this week and with numbers expected to remain tight through the 
fall, the feeder market continues to creep a little higher. Harvest is beginning 
to wrap up throughout the region and each week finds an extra buyer or two ready 
to gather a few head in an effort to reinvest their corn crop. Supply moderate 
and demand moderate to good.  Cows and bulls accounted for 16 percent of the 
total offering.  The feeder supply consisted of 67 percent steers and bulls and 
33 percent heifers; 41 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 205.00-208.00; 400-500 lbs 
191.00-201.00; 500-600 lbs 176.00-186.50; 600-700 lbs 167.25-175.50, pkg calves 
627 lbs 162.50; 700-800 lbs 153.00-154.25.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 496 lbs 
fleshy 181.00; 500-600 lbs 166.00-171.00, pkg 517 lbs fleshy 162.00; 600-700 lbs 
155.00-160.50.  Medium and Large 2  500-600 lbs 156.00-158.50.  Large 1-2  pkg 
616 lbs 158.50; pkg 708 lbs 152.50.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 162.00-167.00; 500-600 lbs 
160.00-165.50, pkg 532 lbs fleshy 154.00; 600-700 lbs 145.50-155.00; lot 820 lbs 
142.25.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 166.00-172.00; 400-500 lbs 151.00-
160.50; 600-700 lbs 139.50-144.50; pkg 932 lbs 127.50.  Large 1-2  pkg 930 lbs 
113.75.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 358 lbs 207.00; 400-500 lbs 169.00-
186.50; 600-700 lbs 149.00-150.00. 

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Avg Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80        78.00-85.00      86.00-87.00       72.00-77.00
Boning       80-85        75.00-84.00      84.00-86.00       68.50-73.00
Lean         85-90        70.00-77.00      -----------       59.00-66.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1350-1850 lbs 90.00-96.00, couple low 
dressing 82.00-86.00.

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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