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 Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
AUGUST 8, 2014 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 897; Last Week: 403; Year Ago: 1420

   Compared to two weeks ago, steer and heifer calves under 500 lbs mostly steady and over 500 lbs $5-10 lower. Demand moderate to good. Supply light, mostly 450-750 lb offerings, near 42 percent steers, 38 percent heifers, 15 percent cows, 5 percent slaughter steers and heifers and 40 percent mostly heifers over 600 lbs. Slaughter cows compared to last week, firm to $5 higher.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1 and 1-2: Two pkgs 345-375 lbs $313-325; small pkgs 400-450 lbs $281-310; 500-575 lbs $245-272; 600-700 lbs $233.50-259.50; 710-775 lbs $214.50-221; lot 861 lbs $200.75.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1 and 1-2: Two pkgs 330-360 lbs $248-259; small pkgs 400-475 lbs $240-259; 525-575 lbs $224-242; 625-650 lbs $205.50-215; load 821 lbs $176.75 and load 927 lbs $170.50. Medium and Large 2: Load 805 lbs $170.75.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: Two pkgs 435-455 lbs $276.50-280.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $115.50-125.50, High Dressing $125.50-131.50, Low Dressing $113-115.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $115.50-125.50, High Dressing $125.50-130.50, Low Dressing $110.50-115.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $110-120, High Dressing $120.50-130.50, Ind. $133, Low Dressing $99.50-107.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1400-2100 lbs $136-146, High Dressing $147-153.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (40 head) Two pkgs Choice 2-3: 1150-1200 lbs $149.75-151.75, Ind. 1180 lbs $155.50. Few Select and Low Choice 2-3: 1100-1350 lbs $140.50-148. Pkg Select 2 Holsteins 1300 lbs $122.75.
   PAIRS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 5 head fancy blacks 4-5 yrs 1250-1300 lbs w/250-350 lb back in 1st stage preg. $3900 per pair. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
AUGUST 6, 2014 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 945; Last Week: 841; Year Ago: 665

   Compared to last week, steers sold $2-9 higher, heifers sold steady to $1 higher. Slaughter cows sold $3 higher, bulls sold steady. Demand good and supply light. Cows made up approximately 23 percent of the run, 77 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 40 percent of the offering, 47 percent heifers with 13 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 24 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $334-340; few 300-350 lbs $326-333; 350-400 lbs $286-295; pkg thin fleshed 354 lbs $315; 400-500 lbs $256-289; 500-600 lbs $242.50-269; 600-675 lbs $236-248; 700-750 lbs $210-220; few 800-850 lbs $200-208; pkg 915 lbs $197. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $275-307; few 450-500 lbs $246-253; 500-600 lbs $225-254; pkg 640 lbs $236; pkg 705 lbs $200; pkg 983 lbs $175. Large 1: Pkg 375 lbs $270. Medium 2: Pkg 435 lbs $236; few 500-600 lbs $210-222.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 325-400 lbs $246-257; 400-500 lbs $235.50-258; 500-600 lbs $225-241.50; 600-675 lbs $215-222; few 700-725 lbs $200; pkg 854 lbs $182. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 298 lbs $247; few 375-400 lbs $232-244; 400-500 lbs $222-238; 500-600 lbs $210-232; few 600-675 lbs $200-210; pkg 790 lbs $184; pkg 813 lbs $176. Large 1: Pkg 284 lbs $247; pkg 370 lbs $234; pkg 403 lbs $226; few 550-575 lbs $215-240; pkg 688 lbs $201. Medium 2: Few 350-400 lbs $180-200; few 400-475 lbs $186-237; pkg 580 lbs $200.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 425-500 lbs $250-279; 500-575 lbs $245-252; few 600-650 lbs $221-226; pkg 710 lbs $203; pkg 851 lbs $178.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 425-500 lbs $242-255; few 525-550 lbs $225-236; few 625-700 lbs $189-216. Medium 2: Few 425-475 lbs $200-236; pkg 630 lbs $205.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $110-118.50, High Dressing $120-125.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $116.50-120, High Dressing $123-125.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $103-107.50, High Dressing $110.50-120, Low Dressing $83-85.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1285-2310 lbs, Bulk $120.50-131.50, High Dressing $139-145.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 2: 705-870 lbs $128-176.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 3-7 yrs old, 1025-1430 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1725-2200 per head. Short and solid mouth, 1080-1540 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1470-1750 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Very few 3-7 yrs old, 1080-1520 lbs with 180-370 lbs calves, $1900-3100 per pair. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
AUGUST 5, 2014 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 378; Last Week: 528; Year Ago: 350

   A few weights were higher $1-10. Market was uneven with some weights adjusting back down $5-15 mainly due to lesser quality this week. Slaughter bulls and cows sold steady.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $275-300; 300-399 lbs $265-280; 400-499 lbs $245-272; 500-599 lbs $230-254; 600-699 lbs $217-240; 700-799 lbs $185-211.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Under 200 lbs $300; 200-299 lbs $258-270; 300-399 lbs $230-260; 400-499 lbs $244-254; 500-599 lbs $215-230; 600-699 lbs $198-216.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $120; Holstein $100-230; Beef $260-340.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $100-102, High Dressing $103-120, Low Dressing $95-100; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $110-114, High Dressing $115-123.50, Low Dressing $95-110; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, 100-114, High Dressing $115-120, Low Dressing $80-99.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: High Yield $126-139.50; Low Yield $112-120.
   BRED COWS: 5-7 yr old cows 1150-1300 lbs 2nd-3rd stage $1650-1850. Short and solid 1150-1300 lbs 2nd-3rd stage $1350-1800. Old cows 2nd and 3rd stage 1000-1300 lbs $1100-1450. Smaller cows weighing 850-1000 lbs $975-1200.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: 4-6 yr old Blk cows with small calves $1700-2150. 6 yrs and older cows with small calves $1300-1700. 5-6 yr old cows bred back with 350 lb calves $2400-2750. Older cows bred back with 350 lb calves $1400-1800.
   Not enough bred cows to test the market. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
AUGUST 4, 2014 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 755; Week Ago: 490; Last Year: 547

   Compared to last week, 600-650 lbs steers sold $14 higher, the rest of the offerings sold uneven from $1 higher to $5 lower with less than average quality in the offering. Slaughter cows sold $2 higher, bulls sold steady. Demand uneven and supply light. Cows made up approximately 12 percent of the run, 88 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 41 percent of the offering, 37 percent heifers. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 26 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: few 250-300 lbs $300-326; few 300-350 lbs $295-338; 350-400 lbs $272.50-310; 400-450 lbs $257-279; 500-600 lbs $236-245.50; 600-650 lbs $238-259; pkg 711 lbs $225.50; fleshy pkg 776 lbs $191; few 825-850 lbs $190-191; fleshy pkg 837 lbs $165. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 250-300 lbs $280-317; 300-375 lbs $260-283; few 400-500 lbs $234-246; few 550-575 lbs $221-240; fleshy pkg 550 lbs $228; few 600-675 lbs $220-231; fleshy pkg 737 lbs $175; few 750-800 lbs $171-190. Large 1: Few 500-600 lbs $225-239; pkg 645 lbs $229. Medium 2: Pkg 645 lbs $169.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS: Large 3: Few 500-600 lbs $155-161; pkg 710 lbs $142.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 325-375 lbs $242.50-277; 400-500 lbs $236-255; 500-600 lbs $214-239; few 625-675 lbs $200-213; fleshy pkg 665 lbs $206; pkg 710 lbs $191; full pkg 788 lbs $179; pkg 855 lbs $170.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 295 lbs $231; 375-400 lbs $230-255; 400-500 lbs $215-237; fleshy pkg 405 lbs $227.50; few 600-650 lbs $190-207; few 700-800 lbs $145-171; pkg 855 lbs $147.50. Medium 2: Pkg 350 lbs $240; pkg 400 lbs $200.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $230-276; 500-575 lbs $221-247; pkg 673 lbs $210; few 700-725 lbs $191-200. Medium and Large 1-2: 425-500 lbs $220-252; 500-600 lbs $191-215; few 600-675 lbs $175-220. Medium 2: Pkg 625 lbs $185.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $108-116, High Dressing $120-123.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, few  $105-119.50, High Dressing, $123-129; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean,  few $92-105, High Dressing $112.50, Low Dressing $78.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1425-2165 lbs bulk $118-132.50, High Dressing $136.50-141.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 2-7 yrs old, 1080-1250 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1335-1820 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: 2-7 yrs old, 890-1120 lbs with 170-230 lbs calves, $2100-2220 per pair. Short and solid mouth, 980-1180 lbs with 120-200 lbs calves, $1540-1830 per pair. ∆
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