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Fruitland Livestock Market
JANUARY 27, 2015 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 286; Last Week: 658; Year Ago: 311

   Considering the markets continued to tumble thru last week our market seemed pretty strong. We are going to call them uneven this week. Where there were enough to test market steady to $5 lower. Slaughter bulls and cows sold lower.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $268-287; 300-399 lbs $267-305; 400-499 lbs $236-262; 500-599 lbs $200-219 (bulls); 600-699 lbs $173-180 (bulls).
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $250-266; 300-399 lbs $233-263; 400-499 lbs $204-236; 500-599 lbs $195-210; 600-699 lbs $184-204; 700-799 lbs $165-181.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $40-110, Holstein $150-320, Beef $240-280.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $85-90, High Dressing $90-100, Low Dressing $80-85; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $90-95, High Dressing $95-102, Low Dressing $85-90; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $90-100, High Dressing $100-105, Low Dressing $75-85.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: High Yield $105-126, Low Yield $95-115.
   Not enough bred cows to test a market. ∆

Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
JANUARY 30, 2015 • 
Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 909; Last Week: 3255; Year Ago: 1853

   Compared to last week, not enough feeders for adequate price test, undertone under 500 lbs steady to firm and weak to lower over 500 lbs. Demand light to good, best on 400-500 lbs calves. Supply light, mostly small packages of feeders, near 53 percent steers and bulls, 22 percent heifers, 25 percent cows and 18 percent feeders over 600 lbs. Slaughter cows firm to $5 higher most advance on lean offerings.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Small pkgs 400-500 lbs $295-311; few 500-575 lbs $275.50-302; 600-675 lbs $224.50-232.50; two pkgs 737-787 lbs $201-206; two pkgs 810-870 lbs $189.50-190.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few pkgs thin 400-500 lbs $296-312; few 610-690 lbs $211-225; few 710-735 lbs $211.50-216.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Small pkgs 400-500 lbs $244-263; few 510-600 lbs $218-242; pkg 660 lbs $208. Medium and Large 1-2: Two pkgs thin 332-382 lbs $291-294; few 520-570 lbs $221-232; two pkgs 645-655 lbs $200-206.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Small pkg 468 lbs $289; two pkgs 510-540 lbs $249; few pkgs 575-625 lbs $212-228.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $95-105, High Dressing $105-109.50, Low Dressing $92-95; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $95.50-105.50, High Dressing Ind. $115, Low Dressing $93-95; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $95-105, High Dressing $105-110.50, Ind. $113, Low Dressing $84-94, few $73-83 shelly.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1425-2650 lbs $127.50-134.50, High Dressing $137-140.50, Ind. $147, Low Dressing $118-125.50.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (18 head) Few pkgs Choice 2-3: 1300-1450 lbs $156.10-158.25. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
JANUARY 28, 2015 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 614; Last Week: 1256; Year Ago: 1440

   Compared to last week, 600 lbs heifers sold $6 higher, the rest of the offering sold steady to $7 lower. Slaughter cows sold $3 lower and bulls sold $3 higher. Demand uneven and supply light. Cows made up approximately 22 percent of the run, 78 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 51 percent of the offering, 39 percent heifers with 8 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 37 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 278-300 lbs $345; 325-400 lbs $285-330; 400-500 lbs $260-292; 500-550 lbs $230-272.50; 550-600 lbs $220-240; 600-675 lbs $219-236; 700-800 lbs $190-211; 800-875 lbs $190-194.50; pkg 941 lbs $203.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 350-400 lbs $252.50-265; few 400-500 lbs $225-250; few 500-600 lbs $210-222.50; few 600-700 lbs $187-210; pkg 790 lbs $185; few 825-850 lbs $175-185; pkg 944 lbs $174. Medium 2: Pkg 260 lbs $245; pkg 395 lbs $210; pkg 413 lbs $174.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS: Large 3: Pkg 596 lbs $154; pkg 726 lbs $150.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 350-400 lbs $247.50-262; 400-500 lbs $220-260; 500-600 lbs $205-234; 600-700 lbs $185-219; fancy replacements 600-650 lbs $220-221; few 750-800 lbs $170-194.50; few 800-825 lbs $170-197. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 350-400 lbs $207.50-242.50; 450-475 lbs $185-210; 500-600 lbs $180-210; pkg 635 lbs $182.50; pkg 768 lbs $186; pkg 833 lbs $165. Medium 2: Pkg 425 lbs $210.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 450-500 lbs $254.50-278; few 450-500 lbs $252.50-274; few 550-600 lbs $187.50-225; few 600-675 lbs $185-217. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 605 lbs $180-202.50.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $100-103; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, few $96-100, High Dressing $103-105.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, few $80-90.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1590-2240 lbs, Bulk $115.50-120.50, High Dressing $124-134.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 3-5 yrs old, 740-1058 lbs, $156-186.50.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 5-7 yrs old, 1035-1475 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1675-2100 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Scarce. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
JANUARY 26, 2015 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 622   Week Ago 1348       Last Year 1024

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold $8-21 lower. Slaughter cows sold $1 lower and bulls sold steady. Demand lower and supply light. Cows made up approximately 14 percent of the run, 86 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 34 percent of the offering, 46 percent heifers with 20 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 25 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 275-300 lbs $308-309; 325-400 lbs $275-309; 400-500 lbs $250-285; 500-525 lbs $225-260; few 550-600 lbs $195-220; 600-700 lbs $184-226; 700-750 lbs $173-195; pkg 887 lbs $167. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $245-252.50; few 400-450 lbs $250-260; few 475-500 lbs $207-225; 500-550 lbs $207-225; few 625-675 lbs $184-190; pkg 793 lbs $161.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-275 lbs $289-290; 300-400 lbs $240-277.50; 400-500 lbs $219-250; 500-600 lbs $190-220; 600-700 lbs $168-190; few 750-775 lbs $162-175; pkg 815 lbs $177. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $225-250; 450-500 lbs $201-231; few 500-600 lbs $160-185; few 600-700 lbs $150-175; pkg 800 lbs $149. Medium 2: Few 325-400 lbs $200-210.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $243-275; 500-600 lbs $209-235; few 600-675 lbs $187-203; few 725-775 lbs $165-180; few 800-825 lbs $159. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 450-500 lbs $215-269; few 500-600 lbs $200-235; pkg 645 lbs $194; pkg 718 lbs $153; pkg 895 lbs $145. Medium 2: Pkg 459 lbs $191.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $94-97; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, few $88-98.50, High Dressing, $103-107.50; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $75-87.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1383-2165 lbs Bulk $110-118, High Dressing $121-130.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Short and solid mouth, 1070-1250 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1030-1250 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: 4-7 years old, 1000-1280 lbs with 180-320 lbs calf, $1800-2600 per pair. ∆
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