Boonville - Missouri Valley Commission Company

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cattle Auction Report for 3/6/18

Receipts:  773    Two Weeks Ago:  587    Year Ago:  372

   Compared to two weeks ago, feeder steers and feeder heifers no good 
price comparison. Demand moderate to good. Supply moderate, the feeder 
offering consisted of 40 percent steers and bulls 46 percent heifers and 
71 percent of the feeders were over 600 lbs. Cows and bulls consisted of 
14 percent of the total offering. Slaughter cows 1.00 to 3.00 higher.

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 Few 400-475 lbs 190.00-194.00;
500-550 lbs 180.00-191.50; 550-600 lbs 173.00-183.00; 600-650 lbs 170.00-
183.25; 650-700 lbs 160.00-170.00; 700-750 lbs 150.00-164.50; 750-775 lbs 
135.00-140.25; 800-900 lbs 132.25-135.25. Medium and Large 1-2 Pkg 525 
lbs 171.50; 550-575 lbs 157.50-161.00; 600-700 lbs 150.00-156.50; Few 
725-750 lbs 137.50-140.50; Pkg 849 lbs 124.00.   
    
   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 425-500 lbs 157.00-165.00; 500-600
lbs 153.00-163.50; 600-650 lbs 144.50-155.00; 650-700 lbs 136.50-137.50;
700-800 lbs 130.25-139.00; 800-875 lbs 130.00-136.00. Medium and Large 
1-2 Few 400-425 lbs 152.50-162.00; Pkg 488 lbs 149.00; Few 525-550 lbs 
145.00-148.00; 550-600 lbs 136.00-147.00; 600-675 lbs 132.50-139.00.

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 Pkg 412 lbs 195.00; Pkg 495 lbs 
165.00; Few 500-550 lbs 161.00-165.00.

   Slaughter Cows: total offering 
         Percent Lean     Av. Dressing     High Dressing     Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80    Few  59.00-62.00      -----------       -----------
Boning       80-85         61.00-68.50      71.00-75.50   Few 53.00-60.00  
Lean         85-90         55.00-62.00  Few 65.00-68.50   Few 44.00-53.00 
                                                         Thin 30.00-42.00
    
   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1380-2135 lbs 85.00-94.00, High 
dressing 100.00-102.00, Few Low dressing 69.00-75.00.

Bred Cows: Not well tested.
 
   Cow and Calf Pairs: Not well tested.      

   Stock Cows: Open or unchecked - Medium and Large 1-2 18 months to 2yrs 
700-1075 lbs 102.00-130.00. Medium and Large 2 2- 4 yrs 825-1200 lbs 
72.00-87.00 per cwt.

Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, Boonville, MO
         Steve Gill, 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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