Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 12/17/13

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Receipts:  772    Two Weeks Ago:  824    Year Ago:  1183

   Compared to the last reported market two weeks ago, feeder steers and heifers 
sold steady to 4.00 higher, where comparisons could be made. Slaughter cows 2.00 
to 5.00 higher. Missouri Valley Commission Company held a Special Cow Sale in 
conjunction with their regular weekly feeder sale and a big crowd was on hand 
throughout. A complete dispersal of a local reputation herd was highlighted, 
which included about 80 cow/calf pairs, most of them 4-7 year old, front-pasture 
type cows right in their prime. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls 
account for 61 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 52 
percent steers and bulls and 48 percent heifers; 40 percent of all the feeder 
cattle weighed over 600 lbs.     

***Scheduling Note: This is the final sale for 2013 at Missouri Valley 
Commission Company. The next scheduled sale is Tuesday, January 7, 2014.  Merry 
Christmas and Happy New Year from the USDA-MDA Market News Staff.***

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 348 lbs 215.00; lot 480 lbs 191.00; 
500-600 lbs 170.00-182.00; 600-700 lbs 160.50-170.50; pkg 827 lbs 154.25; lot 
930 lbs 140.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 186.00-191.00; pkg 611 lbs 
166.50.  Medium 2  pkg 490 lbs 181.00.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 361 lbs 185.00; 400-500 lbs 169.00-
170.00; 500-600 lbs 155.00-160.00, fleshy 143.00-148.50; 600-700 lbs 154.00-
154.50; 700-800 lbs 142.00-145.50; pkg 911 lbs 132.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  
pkg 375 lbs 179.00; 400-500 lbs 153.50-155.50; 500-600 lbs 135.50-150.50.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 498 lbs 150.50; pkg 633 lbs 144.00.  

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Avg Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80        80.00-86.00      85.50-95.00       72.00-78.00
Boning       80-85        77.00-85.50      84.00-92.00       72.00-77.00
Lean         85-90        72.00-80.00  few 80.00-84.00       66.00-70.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1300-2000 lbs 93.00-99.00, low dressing 
ind. 88.00.  

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yrs 1000-1450 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 
1420.00-1610.00 per head, pkg 3 yrs 1100 lbs 3rd stage 1725.00, several 
pkgs and singles 2nd stage 1350.00-1450.00; 7 yrs to broken mouth cows 1450-1650 
lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 1290.00-1440.00 per head, few short-solid mouth 1135-1185 
lbs 3rd stage 1210.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1  most from dispersal 3-6 yrs 1100-1400 lb 
cows with 100-350 lb calves 2075.00-2250.00 per pair, pkg 6 yrs 1250-1350 lbs 
with 150-300 lb calves 2410.00; 6-7 yrs 1150-1450 lb cows with 100-250 lb calves 
1825.00-1975.00 per pair; several short-solid to broken mouth 1150-1450 lb cows 
with 100-250 lb calves 1510.00-1685.00 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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