Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Cattle Auction Report for 04/19/16
 
Receipts:  629    Week Ago:  527    Year Ago:  446

   Very few comparisons available to last week but similar sales of steers and 
heifers traded weak to 5.00 lower. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher. Bulk of 
the supply bred cows and cow/calf pairs. Most area farmers have parked the corn 
planter and are watching the calendar waiting to plant beans. Several locals 
reporting that corn should be popping up in rows by the weekend after a perfectly 
timed rain yesterday. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 65 
percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 51 percent steers and 
bulls and 49 percent heifers; 50 percent of all the feeder cattle weighed over 600 
lbs.  

   Feeder Steers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 175.00-185.50; pkg 523 lbs 
170.50; pkg 603 lbs 155.00.  Medium and Large 1-2  600-700 lbs 140.00-150.00; 
pkg 740 lbs 143.75; 800-900 lbs 127.00-132.50.  

   Feeder Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  400-500 lbs 163.00-165.00; 500-600 lbs 
144.50-145.50; few pkgs replacements 692-752 lbs 140.00-141.50.  Medium and 
Large 1-2  pkg 544 lbs 134.50.  Large 1-2  pkg 667 lbs 125.00.  

   Feeder Bulls:  Medium and Large 1-2  500-600 lbs 150.00-155.00; pkg 643 lbs 
142.50.  

   Slaughter Cows: 
         Percent Lean     Av. Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80         74.00-79.50        ind. 83.00      65.00-71.50  
Boning       80-85         71.00-79.00   few 79.50-82.00      67.00-72.50
Lean         85-90         64.00-72.50     -------------      58.00-62.00 

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1250-1925 lbs 97.00-103.00, few high dressing 
106.50-111.00; few low dressing 92.00-95.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  few pkgs 3-5 yrs 1125-1275 lbs 1st and 2nd stage 
1150.00-1430.00 per head; 7 yrs to broken mouth 1150-1400 lbs mostly 2nd stage 
980.00-1070.00 per head.  Large 1-2  several pkgs 7 yrs to broken mouth 1225-1365 
lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 1000.00-1270.00 per head.  

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1  several pkgs outstanding 2 and 3 yr old 1st 
calf heifers 1100-1225 lbs with 100-150 lb calves 2675.00-2775.00 per pair.  Medium 
and Large 1-2  2-5 yrs 1000-1200 lbs with 75-200 lb calves 2325.00-2675.00 per 
pair, few pkgs in thin condition 1750.00-1910.00 per pair; short-solid to broken-
mouth cows with baby to 200 lb calves 1190.00-1400.00 per pair, pkg excellent 
condition short-solid mouth cows bred back 1660.00 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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