Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 04/08/14

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Receipts:  1184    Week Ago:  570    Year Ago:  1008

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers under 600 lbs sold weak to 
3.00 lower. Heavier weights were very scarce last week, but where comparisons 
could be made, sold 8.00 to 10.00 higher this week with some extra buying power 
present, all with a specific interest in the couple load lots on offer as well 
as the other large strings of yearlings sorted just right and ready to put 
together. Slaughter cows 2.00 to 4.00 lower. Supply heavy and demand moderate to 
good. Cows and bulls accounted for 16 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.  

***Cattlemen’s Note: Missouri Valley Commission Company will hold a Special Bred 
Cow Sale next Tuesday, April 15th in conjunction with their regular weekly sale 
starting at 10:30 a.m.***

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 240.00-247.00; 400-500 lbs 
230.00-233.00; 500-600 lbs 203.00-227.00; 600-700 lbs 195.00-203.50; 700-800 lbs 
186.75-189.00; load 812 lbs 172.10.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 221.00-
230.00; 500-600 lbs 190.50-196.00; 600-700 lbs 175.50-190.50; 700-800 lbs 
167.25-176.35; lot 848 lbs 159.50.    

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 225.00-234.00, pkg 382 lbs 
fleshy 218.00; 400-500 lbs 200.00-209.00; 500-600 lbs 183.00-194.00; 600-700 lbs 
181.25-189.75; 700-800 lbs 163.75-178.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 357 lbs 
216.00, pkg 371 lbs thin 222.50; 400-500 lbs 203.00-207.00; pkg 595 lbs 189.25; 
pkg 608 lbs 178.00; 700-800 lbs 154.00-157.50.  Medium and Large 2  pkg 607 lbs 
165.50.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 220.00-227.50; 400-500 lbs 
206.00-232.00; pkg 657 lbs 177.50.  

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Avg Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80        91.00-97.00      95.00-104.00      -----------
                          Few outstanding 106.00-110.00
Boning       80-85        85.00-95.00      96.00-101.00  few 84.00-86.00
                                            Ind. 105.00
Lean         85-90        75.00-85.00  few 91.00-98.00       70.00-76.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1600-2200 lbs 110.00-114.00; few high 
dressing 114.00-118.00; several low dressing 96.00-106.00.  
 
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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