Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cattle Auction Report for 10/06/15                 
 
Receipts:  724    Week Ago:  311    Year Ago:  851      

   No true price comparisons available to last week. Quality was greatly improved 
over last week with several big strings of yearlings on tap as well as some 
groups of weaned calves with all the work done. Maybe some light at the end of the 
tunnel, at least seeming so here at the local barn, as the market was indeed much 
better than anyone expected it to be. Cattle futures closed sharply higher with 
several months limit up. Extremely dry conditions throughout the region, great for 
harvest but not for fall pasture. Slaughter cows 5.00 to 9.00 lower. Supply and 
demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 13 percent of the total offering. The 
feeder supply consisted of 51 percent steers and bulls and 49 percent heifers; 64 
percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  lot 372 lbs 259.00; 400-500 lbs 214.00-
223.00; 500-600 lbs 185.50-200.00, pkg 572 lbs fleshy 175.00; 600-700 lbs 
180.50-185.50; 700-800 lbs 182.25-191.75; 800-900 lbs 180.50-187.25.  Medium 
and Large 1-2  pkg 307 lbs thin 251.00; pkg 364 lbs 216.00; pkg 433 lbs thin 
225.50; pkg 468 lbs 202.00, few pkgs 400-500 lbs fleshy 190.00-191.00; pkg 537 
lbs 185.50; 600-700 lbs 169.00-175.50; pkg 745 lbs 172.50; lot 899 lbs 164.75.  
Large 1  pkg 761 lbs 189.75.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 344 lbs 222.00; lot 409 lbs 200.00; 
500-600 lbs 163.25-180.00; 600-700 lbs 179.75-187.00; 700-800 lbs 168.75-
177.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  300-400 lbs 201.00; 400-500 lbs 175.00-181.00; 
500-550 lbs 170.00-175.50, pkg 590 lbs 158.50, pkg 595 lbs thin 170.00; pkg 714 
lbs 162.50, pkg 748 lbs fleshy 154.50; lot 820 lbs 165.00.  Medium and Large 2  
pkg 898 144.75. 

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Av. Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80         82.00-86.00     -------------     ------------  
Boning       80-85         77.00-86.00     -------------      75.00-77.50 
Lean         85-90         73.00-77.50     -------------      60.00-70.00 

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1625-2025 lbs 107.00-111.50; high dressing 
ind. 121.00.

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_LS132.txt
 
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