Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Cattle Auction Report for 2/24/15

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Receipts:  907    Week Ago:  N/A    Year Ago:  896

   Compared to the last tested market two weeks ago, feeder steers and heifers 
sold 5.00 to 10.00 lower with the sharpest decline on cattle over 650 lbs. 
Plenty of flesh on most of the offering this week, but the quality was good, 
making up for some of the discount on flesh condition. A major price break was 
obvious for both steers and heifers at 650 lbs, with interest for the heavier  
feedlot bound cattle moderate at best. Slaughter cows traded fully 5.00 to 8.00 
higher, spots 10.00 higher, as buyers tried to make up for the lack of 
availability the past few weeks since inclement weather has hampered movement 
throughout much of the Missouri. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls 
accounted for 25 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 
65 percent steers and 35 percent heifers; 75 percent of all the feeder cattle 
weighed over 600 lbs.     

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  300-400 lbs 287.00-307.00; 400-500 lbs 
267.00-290.00; 500-600 lbs 268.00-274.00; 600-650 lbs 250.00-251.00; 650-700 lbs 
212.50-222.75; 700-800 lbs 194.25-210.00; 800-900 lbs 181.75-186.00; pkg 940 lbs 
175.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  500-600 lbs 249.00-254.00; 600-650 lbs 219.00-
242.75; 650-700 lbs 205.00-225.00; 700-800 lbs 190.50-206.00; pkg 901 lbs 
173.50.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 253.00-255.00; 500-600 lbs 
220.50-240.50; 600-700 lbs 193.50-223.50; 700-800 lbs 190.25-199.00.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  500-600 lbs 220.00-224.50; lot 616 lbs 210.00; few pkgs 700-800 lbs 
179.75-191.00; pkg 862 lbs 174.00.  

   Feeder Bulls:  pkgs 713 lbs 179.50.  

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Av. Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       100.00-110.00     112.00-117.00     ------------ 
Boning       80-85       102.00-111.00     111.00-115.00     ------------
                       Several outstanding 119.00-125.00
Lean         85-90        97.00-105.00 few 107.00-108.00     86.00-91.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1550-2250 lbs 136.00-143.00, few high 
dressing 148.00-152.00.  

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  few 3-5 yrs 1150-1275 lbs 3rd stage 
2225.00-2300.00 per head; 7 yrs to broken mouth 1100-1375 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 
1750.00-2010.00 per head. 

   Cow/Calf Pairs: Scarce. 

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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