Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 04/15/14

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Receipts:  333    Week Ago:  1184    Year Ago:  621

   Too few feeder steers and heifers available to establish a trend with the 
bulk of the receipts bred cows and pairs. A good crowd was on hand for this 
month’s Special Cow Sale which consisted of mostly 2nd and 3rd stage cows 6 years 
of age and older. Slaughter cows steady to 3.00 higher.  Supply light and demand 
moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 86 percent of the total offering.  The 
feeder supply consisted of 40 percent steers and 60 percent heifers; 23 percent 
of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs.  

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 535 lbs 213.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  
pkg 400 lbs 221.00; 500-600 lbs 190.50-202.00; 600-700 lbs 182.00-188.50; 700-
800 lbs 170.00-180.00.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  500-600 lbs 193.00-197.00.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 201.00-205.00; 400-500 lbs 191.00-199.00; pkg 561 lbs 
181.00; pkg 605 lbs 171.00.  

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Av. Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80        92.00-100.00 few 99.00-104.00      90.00-91.00
                                Outstanding ind. 112.00
Boning       80-85        88.00-95.00      97.00-104.00      83.00-86.00
Lean         85-90        75.00-85.00      ------------      66.00-74.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1200-2100 lbs few 105.00-113.00; high 
dressing ind. 117.00; several low dressing 97.00-101.00.  
 
   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-5 yrs 1000-1325 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 
1450.00-1710.00 per head, few 1st stage 1460.00-1550.00; 7 yrs to short-solid 
mouth cows 1200-1500 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 1575.00-1775.00 per head, pkg 5 hd 
thinner short-solid mouth 1220 lbs 2nd stage 1350.00; broken mouth cows 1175-
1375 lbs 1085.00-1290.00 per head, few pkgs better condition 3rd stage 1340.00-
1475.00.    

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yrs 950-1250 lb cows with 100-200 
lb calves 1870.00-2000.00 per pair, pkg 4 pair fancier 5 yr old cows 1350 lbs 
with 250 lb calves 2500.00; pkg 5 pair 6 yr to short-solid mouth with 200-250 lb 
calves 2525.00 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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