Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cattle Auction Report for 2/16/15                 
 
Receipts:  486    Week Ago:  723    Year Ago:  0    

   Compared to last week, feeders under 600 lbs sold mostly steady to 
3.00 higher, over 600 lbs sold with a lower undertone. Supply light 
to moderate. Demand moderate to good. Several bred cows in the 
offering of all ages and stages. House full of buyers for the 
special cow sale on Tuesday, even though it was rainy and cold. There
were several strings of good quality bred cows. Buyers were looking 
for light weight calves in preparation of the spring grass that 
will be popping up in the next couple of months. Live Cattle and 
Feeder Cattle futures were showing strong gains, hopefully they 
will not drop back off in the next couple of days. Feeder offering 
consisted of 52.7 percent heifers, 47.3 percent steers and bulls, and
48 percent of the total feeder offering was over 600 lbs. Cows 49 
percent of the total offering. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower.

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs 200.00-206.00; 500-550 lbs 
180.50-194.50; 550-600 lbs 165.50-172.00; 650-700 lbs 152.00-153.00; 700-
750 lbs 147.50-152.00. Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 458 lbs 185.00; 500-525 lbs
170.00-175.00; pkg 567 lbs 161.00; pkg 642 lbs 149.00

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-450 lbs 180.00-184.00; pkg 467 lbs
172.00; 500-600 lbs 150.00-164.50; pkg 584 lbs fleshy 146.00; 600-700 lbs
144.00-150.00; pkg 728 lbs 130.50; pkg 852 lbs 135.00. Medium and Large 1-2
350-400 lbs 177.00-179.00; 600-625 lbs 140.50-141.00; pkg 742 lbs 139.50.

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  600-650 lbs 145.50-150.50; pkg 
705 lbs 144.00. Medium and Large 2  pkg 595 lbs 112.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1  2-6 yrs 905-1200 lbs 100.00-
129.00. Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yrs 845-1050 lbs 100.00-120.00.

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Av. Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80        69.00-78.00       79.50-85.00   few 63.00-69.00
Boning       80-85        67.00-77.00       78.00-81.00       59.00-67.00 
Lean         85-90        64.00-73.00       -----------       55.00-62.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1155-2155 lbs 92.00-96.00; high dressing 
102.00-105.00. 

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1  4-5 yrs 955-1515 lbs. 2nd to 3rd stage 
1675.00-2050 per head. Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-5 yrs 820-1335 lbs. 1st
to 3rd stage 1000.00-1375.00 per head; 6-7 yrs 1110-1660 lbs 2nd to 3rd stage
1150.00-1550.00 per head; short solid to broken mouth 1095-1331 lbs 3rd stage
1030.00-1470.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  Scarce

Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, Boonville, MO
         Caroline Carter, 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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