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Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
MARCH 7, 2014 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 1008; Last Week: 2704; Year Ago: 2722

   Compared to last week, bulks of Friday’s receipts were heifers weighing 500-900 lbs and sold near steady on comparable sales with last week’s special. Feeder steers were in very short supply and were not well tested. Most of the sales consisted of small packages and singles with two pot loads of yearling heifers in the offering. Slaughter cows accounted for 25 percent of the total receipts. Slaughter cows sold fully steady to firm with a few high dressing ind’s trading at record high levels including several high dressing slaughter bulls. Feeder supply included 18 percent steers, 21 percent bulls and 61 percent heifers, with near 50 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 340 lbs $248; few 400-500 lbs $219-227; few 500-600 lbs $200.50-211.50; few 640-700 lbs $174.50-187; pkg 705 lbs $170; pkg 753 lbs $162.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 535 lbs $201; pkg 635 lbs $179; few 850-900 lbs $150-155.25; pkg 955 lbs $147.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 375-400 lbs $201-204; few 400-450 lbs $188-196; 500-550 lbs $176-181; few 550-600 lbs $165.50-168.50; 600-700 lbs $159-162.50; few 700-750 lbs $150-158.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 350-400 lbs $181; 425-500 lbs $167-181; 500-550 lbs $168-172; 550-600 lbs $158.50-165.50; few 600-650 lbs $154.50-156.50; pot load 830 lbs $148.90; pot load 910 lbs $145.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: 350-400 lbs $212-236; 400-500 lbs $205-216; 500-550 lbs $180-193; lot thin $197.50; 550-600 lbs $178.50-188.50; 600-650 lbs $164-166; 650-700 lbs $151-163; 700-740 lbs $151-155.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $92-99.50, High Dressing $102-110, Ind. $112.50, Low Dressing $85.50-89; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $91-100.50, High Dressing $102-109, Couple $111-114.50, Low Dressing $84.50-89; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $83-93, High Dressing $93-102, Low Dressing $70-82.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1200-2230 lbs $105-114.50, High Dressing $117-124, Ind. $127, Low Dressing $100.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (16 head) Select and Choice 2: Lot 1280 lbs $133.50; Select 1-2: Few 1030-1320 lbs $129-129.50; pkg feeding heifers 1275 lbs $105.50.∆

Farmington Livestock Market
MARCH 5, 2014 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 218; Last Week: 1458; Year Ago: 577

   Due to the weather there was too small an offering for a trend comparison. Slaughter cows and bulls not well tested. Demand and supply light. Cows made up approximately 22 percent of the run, 78 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 49 percent of the offering, 36 percent heifers. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 26 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $227.50-237; 500-600 lbs $187.50-201; few 700-775 lbs $157.50-169.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 450-500 lbs $185-205; 500-600 lbs $175-190; few 650-675 lbs $170. Medium 2: Pkg 590 lbs $160.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $198-205; few 350-400 lbs $190-200; few 425-500 lbs $184-190; few 525-575 lbs $170-183; pkg 623 lbs $158; pkg 703 lbs $150. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 350 lbs $180; few 450-475 lbs $180-185; few 500-550 lbs $150-160; few 625-650 lbs $150-153; pkg 720 lbs $142.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Few 400-475 lbs $200-219; few 500-575 lbs $170-190; pkg 680 lbs $156. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 525 lbs $170; 615 lbs $162.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, Scarce; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, Scarce; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, few $75-83, High Dressing $85.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1325-2115 lbs $100-100.50, Low Dressing $85-88.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 2: Ind. 3 yrs old, 780 lbs $100.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 4-7 yrs, 1050-1328 lbs, 1st and 2nd stage, $1170-1875 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 5-6 yrs old, 1070-1270 lbs with 190-300 lbs calves, $2050-2350 per pair.∆
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