Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 04/14/2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Receipts:  1174    Week Ago:  280    Year Ago:  333

   Compared to the last tested market two weeks ago, feeder steers and heifers 
under 600 lbs sold 4.00 to 9.00 higher. Heavier weights traded with a sharply 
higher undertone on very light comparisons. Slaughter cows 2.00 to 3.00 higher. 
A standing room only crowd was on hand as Missouri Valley Commission Company 
hosted the 7th Annual Missouri Livestock Marketing Association Auctioneering 
Contest. Buyers, sellers and onlookers were privileged to hear seven of the best 
auctioneers from livestock barns throughout the state compete for cash prizes, 
trophy buckles and the chance to be named the best in Missouri. When the final 
scores were tallied, Leon Caselman of Long Lane, MO, was declared the Champion 
and went right to work calling the rest of the sale. The contest created an 
exciting atmosphere and highlighted the success and importance of our state’s 
livestock marketing through true price discovery. Supply heavy and demand good. 
Cows and bulls accounted for 11 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply 
consisted of 53 percent steers and bulls and 47 percent heifers; 50 percent of 
all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs.

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      331       331       355.00         355.00
   14    359-398     376    348.00-357.50     353.19

   19    408-437     423    320.00-328.00     323.17
   31    457-484     468    295.00-310.00     304.46

   32    510-524     518    283.00-291.00     287.86
   10    552-578     565    261.00-262.00     261.49

    6      648       648       236.00         236.00   Fleshy
   12      655       655       253.50         253.50

   33    704-729     720    228.50-230.00     229.23
   32      765       765       231.00         231.00

   11      803       803       205.00         205.00

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7    462-479     472    285.00-295.00     290.80
   10    512-542     523    246.00-277.00     261.75
   30    551-598     577    246.50-254.00     250.84
   14    611-648     631    230.00-243.00     238.00
   25    657-683     679    231.00-234.00     233.17
   20    701-736     717    221.00-225.00     223.15
   19      759       759       216.25         216.25
    4      898       898       190.00         190.00

                     Feeder Steers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8      718       718       215.00         215.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7    350-392     378    295.00-312.50     303.34

   12    418-445     434    275.00-295.00     282.79
    7      463       463       266.00         266.00

   37    507-548     530    236.00-250.00     241.24
   12    551-580     556    240.00-241.00     240.83

   33    628-646     634    219.00-226.00     221.93

   39    708-746     722    200.00-212.00     206.83
    3      763       763       205.00         205.00

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8    372-395     389    272.00-285.00     281.89
   16    425-445     428    241.00-245.00     244.48
   17    487-493     489    250.00-253.00     251.93
   23    500-548     531    219.00-234.00     228.83
   18    576-584     581    225.00-238.00     232.43
   34    608-634     621    210.00-215.00     212.67
   22      619       619       234.75         234.75   Thin
    9    665-678     669    201.50-208.00     204.19
    5      731       731       201.50         201.50
    5    770-797     786    186.50-194.00     189.44

                      Feeder Heifers Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7      641       641       209.00         209.00

                    Feeder Heifers Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9      598       598       213.00         213.00

                Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      380       380       340.00         340.00
   13      462       462       287.00         287.00
    7      507       507       260.00         260.00

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_LS754.txt
 
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