Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 10/21/14

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Receipts:  611    Week Ago:  N/A    Year Ago:  400

   Not enough feeder cattle on hand to test the market with the bulk of the 
supply bred cows and pairs. A good crowd was on hand for the Monthly Cow 
Special, with local producers proving once again they are ready to restock their 
herds even at ever rising prices. Feed prices are low, hay piles and fall 
pastures plentiful, and the feeder market at all-time highs, and the time seems 
right to rebuild. Feeder cattle were offered in singles and very small pkgs with 
a fair percentage of unweaned calves in the mix. Slaughter cows 2.00-3.00 lower 
(compared to two weeks ago). Supply moderate and demand good. Cows and bulls 
accounted for 69 percent of the total offering.  The feeder supply consisted of 
70 percent steers and bulls and 30 percent heifers; 33 percent of all the feeder 
cattle weighed over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 314.00-318.00; pkg 484 lbs 
fleshy 291.00; 500-600 lbs 270.00-300.00; 600-700 lbs 251.00.  Medium and Large 
1-2  pkg 352 lbs 314.00; 400-500 lbs 295.00-302.00, pkg 468 lbs fleshy 283.00; 
500-600 lbs 271.50-281.00; 600-700 lbs 245.00-251.00, pkg 684 lbs fleshy 236.00; 
700-800 lbs 229.00-241.00; pkg 912 lbs 214.00.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 400 lbs 281.00, pkg 442 lbs fleshy 
257.00; 500-600 lbs 246.00-254.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 355 lbs 294.00; 
400-500 lbs 251.50-265.00; 500-600 lbs 236.00-247.00; pkg 632 lbs 226.00.  

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1  few pkgs 2-5 yrs 1150-1325 lbs 3rd stage 
2525.00-2600.00 per head, pkg 2 yrs 982 lbs 1st stage 2025.00; few 7 yrs to 
short-solid mouth 1300-1850 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 1750.00-1900.00, several pkgs 
and lots 7 yrs to broken mouth 1150-1425 lbs 1st stage 1700.00-1825.00.  Medium 
and Large 1-2  2-5 yrs 900-1500 lbs mostly 2nd couple 3rd stage 1825.00-2300.00 
per head; few short-solid to broken mouth 1185-1365 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 
1510.00-1650.00.  

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1  2-5 yrs 1050-1350 lbs mostly blks few 
reds with baby-250 lb calves some bred back 2925.00-3150.00.00 per pair; few 7 
yrs to short-solid mouth 1250-1400 lbs with 150-200 lb calves 2825.00-2950.00 
per pair.  Medium and Large 1-2  2-5 yrs 950-1400 lbs with baby to 300 lb calves 
2455.00-2885.00 per pair; 7 yrs to broken mouth 1100-1500 lbs with baby to 250 
lb calves 2050.00-2475.00. 


   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Av. Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       111.00-119.00 few 119.00-120.00     107.00-108.00
Boning       80-85       110.00-117.00 few 120.00-125.00     106.00-109.00
Lean         85-90        97.00-108.00     -------------       84.00-94.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1350-2500 lbs 129.00-135.00, few high 
dressing 136.00-136.50; low dressing 119.00-126.00.

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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