Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cattle Auction Report for 11/17/15                 
 
Receipts:  455    Week Ago:  944    Year Ago:  543      

   Not enough feeder cattle on offer this week to truly test the market, but where 
comparisons to last week’s feeder special could be made, this week’s calf offering 
sold 4.00 to 8.00 lower and yearlings 3.00 to 4.00 lower. Slaughter cows 2.00 to 
5.00 lower. A rainy day in mid-Missouri made for a packed house for this month’s 
Special Cow Sale in conjunction with the regular weekly auction. Several high 
quality, reputation consignments were met with very active bidding and had no 
trouble finding a new home. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted 
for 52 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 78 percent 
steers and bulls and 22 percent heifers; 62 percent of all the feeder cattle 
weighed over 600 lbs. 

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1 few 400-500 lbs 191.00-202.50; 500-600 
lbs 171.00-192.00; 600-700 lbs 163.25-172.50; 700-800 lbs 167.75-171.50.  
Medium and Large 1-2  pkg fleshy 659 lbs 155.25.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  few 400-500 lbs 183.00-191.00; pkg 632 
lbs 150.50.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkgs 407 lbs 182.00; pkg 577 lbs 160.00; few 
600-700 lbs 155.25-155.50.  Medium 2  pkg 300 lbs 161.00.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 499 lbs 160.50; pkg 670 lbs 130.50. 

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Av. Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80         65.00-74.00   few 75.00-77.00  few 63.00-64.00      
Boning       80-85         68.00-77.00   few 75.00-78.50      60.00-67.00   
Lean         85-90         62.00-70.00     -------------      57.00-61.00 

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  few 1250-2000 lbs 96.00-103.00; low dressing 
92.00-94.00. 

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1  couple pkgs 2 yrs 925-1100 lbs 2nd stage 1925.00-
2175.00 per head; 3-6 yrs 1050-1325 lbs 2nd stage 2200.00-2300.00; pkg 7 yrs 1225 
lbs 2nd stage 1975.00; few short-solid to broken mouth cows 1230-1465 lbs 2nd stage 
1550.00-1575.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  pkgs 5-6 yrs 1000 lbs 2nd stage 1750.00 per 
head.  Large 1-2  pkgs broken mouth cows 1291 lbs 2nd stage 1290.00 per head 

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1 few pkgs 3-5 yrs 1100-1250 lb cows with 150-
300 lb calves 2350.00-2625.00 per pair.                  

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