Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 08/19/14

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Receipts:  1086    Week Ago:  230    Year Ago:  187

   Compared to the last tested market from two weeks ago, feeder cattle traded 
with a sharply higher undertone. Slaughter cows steady. Several large strings of 
top notch yearlings in town this week, creating a clamor to own the best of the 
bunch. A very active market right from the start, with several of the highest 
prices reached late in the day as buyers squared up. A small number of bred cows 
and pairs were featured right up front, most of which were offered in single 
head lots and readily snatched up by a couple local cattlemen looking to add a 
few fall calvers to their herds. Cows and bulls accounted for 17 percent of the 
total offering.  The feeder supply consisted of 54 percent steers and bulls and 
46 percent heifers; 74 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 300.00-312.00; 500-600 lbs 
267.00-289.00, pkg 507 lbs fancy 304.00; 600-700 lbs 245.50-254.00; 700-800 lbs 
222.50-234.50; load 820 lbs 224.00, pkg 888 lbs fleshy 206.50.  Medium and Large 
1-2  400-500 lbs 284.00-291.00; 500-600 lbs 256.50-276.00, pkg 569 lbs fleshy 
251.00; 600-700 lbs 223.00-244.50; 700-800 lbs 215.25-225.50; 800-900 lbs 
206.00-212.00.  Large 1  few pkgs 600-700 lbs 240.00-251.50. 

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 379 lbs 278.50; 400-500 lbs 250.50-
273.00; 500-600 lbs 238.00-248.00; 600-700 lbs 222.50-243.00; 700-800 lbs 
203.00-224.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 242.00-252.50; 500-600 lbs 
221.00-229.00; 600-700 lbs  216.50-220.00.  Large 1  pkg 672 lbs 230.00.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 455 lbs 255.00; pkg 745 lbs 195.00

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Av. Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       118.00-125.00 few 126.00-131.00     ------------
Boning       80-85       116.00-125.00     127.00-138.00     ------------
Lean         85-90       110.00-118.00     -------------     90.00-105.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1250-2025 lbs 134.00-144.00; high dressing 
ind. 152.00; few low dressing 118.00-136.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1  small pkg short-solid mouth cows 1380 lbs 3rd
 stage 2170.00 per head.  Medium and Large 1-2  few short-solid to broken mouth 
1100-1425 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 1550.00-1675.00 per head. 

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1  small pkg 7 yrs to short-solid mouth cows
 1300 lbs with 250 lb calves 3000.00 per pair.  Medium and Large 1-2  few 2-7 yrs 
950-1400 lbs with baby to 300 lb calves few bred back 2700.00-2825.00 per pair; 
few thin short-solid to broken mouth 900-1300 lb cows with baby to 300 lb calves 
2025.00-2300.00 per pair.  

Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, Boonville, MO
         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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