Boonville-Missouri Valley Commission Company: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 12/17/2013

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.     

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      348       348       215.00         215.00

   10      480       480       191.00         191.00

   11    515-542     535    170.00-182.00     177.86
   13    574-595     579    170.00-175.50     174.20

   16    621-622     621    160.50-170.50     166.12
   11      687       687       160.00         160.00

    9      827       827       154.25         154.25

   11      930       930       140.50         140.50

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      440       440       191.00         191.00
    3      473       473       186.00         186.00
    4      611       611       166.50         166.50

                      Feeder Steers Medium 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      490       490       181.00         181.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      361       361       185.00         185.00

   16    428-445     432    169.00-170.00     169.87

    9    508-538     515    156.00-160.00     159.07
    3      508       508       148.50         148.50   Fleshy
    7    569-582     573       155.00         155.00
    5    575-598     584    143.00-145.50     144.48   Fleshy

    6    602-637     620    154.00-154.50     154.24

    8      708       708       145.50         145.50
    7      777       777       142.00         142.00

    6      911       911       132.00         132.00

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      375       375       179.00         179.00
   10    450-492     475    153.50-155.50     154.56
    5    502-505     504    150.00-150.50     150.30
    7    553-582     570    135.50-141.50     138.00

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      498       498       150.50         150.50
    3      633       633       144.00         144.00

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_LS754.txt
 
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