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Fruitland Livestock Market

MARCH 3, 2015 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 208; Last Week: 216; Year Ago: No Sale

Repeat of last week. Weather woes not enough to test market.
   FEEDER STEERS: 300-399 lbs $287-315; 400-499 lbs $279-306; 500-599 lbs $228-244; 600-699 lbs $210-230; 700-799 lbs $167-209; 800-1000 lbs $179-192.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $257-287.50; 300-399 lbs $231-266; 400-499 lbs $234-295; 500-599 lbs $215-234; 600-699 lbs $194-201; 700-799 lbs $168-176.
   BABY CALVES: Holstein $110-210; Beef $200-380.
   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 $105-130.50, Low Yield $95-115.
   Not enough bred cows to test a market. 
   Feb. 14th Heifer Sale: Heifers with calf at side averaged $2700-3900. Bred heifers 3rd stage averaged $2040-2850. ∆


Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction

MARCH 6, 2015 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 548; Last Week: 1256; Year Ago: 1008

   Compared to last week, light supply of feeder steer calves firm and heifer calves firm to $10 higher. Demand good to very good. Supply light, mostly small packages of calves, near 42 percent steers and bulls, 23 percent heifers, 30 percent cows, 5 percent slaughter steers and heifers and 10 percent feeders over 600 lbs. Slaughter cows firm to $2 higher.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Small pkgs 422 lbs $301; few pkgs 450-500 lbs $281-289; few pkgs 500-600 lbs $262-281, few fleshy/unweaned $228-264; pkg thin 601 lbs $263.50; lot 680 lbs $240.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few pkgs 425-500 lbs $265-281, pkg unweaned $246.50; few pkgs 525-600 lbs $235-254, few fleshy $223; few pkgs 600-675 lbs $215-230.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $110-114.50, High Dressing $114.50-119.50, Low Dressing $102-108; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $110-114.50, High Dressing $114.50-120.50, Couple Indis. $124.50-129, Low Dressing $103-108; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $104-114, High Dressing few $116.50-121.50, Low Dressing few $95-97.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1450-2500 lbs $135-145, High Dressing $148-151.50, Low Dressing $129-135.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (25 head) Three pkgs Hi Select to Prime 2-4: 1100-1500 lbs $153.50-157.25. ∆


Patton Junction Livestock Auction

MARCH 2, 2015 • 
Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 462   Week Ago 259       Last Year 1000

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold $2-13 higher, except 400 lbs heifers they sold $6 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $3 higher; Demand uneven and supply light. Cows made up approximately 10 percent of the run, 90 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 44 percent of the offering, 43 percent heifers with 13 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 36 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 300-350 lbs $327-368; 350-400 lbs $285-322.50; 400-450 lbs $292.50-317.50; few 450-500 lbs $277-307; 500-600 lbs $253-279; 600-700 lbs $215-241; 700-800 lbs $191-209. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 350-400 lbs $292.50-307.50; pkg 460 lbs $248-280; pkg 583 lbs $224; few 725-775 lbs $184-187. Medium 2: Pkg 445 lbs $268.
  FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 270 lbs $300; 300-400 lbs $258-290; 400-500 lbs $238-252.50; 500-600 lbs $200-237; 600-700 lbs $181-217. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 380 lbs $300; few 450-500 lbs $225-243; few 525-600 lbs $200-215; pkg 633 lbs $180.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Few 400-500 lbs $258-310; few 500-600 lbs $228-264; few 600-700 lbs $195-227; few 775-800 lbs $165-173. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 593 lbs $220.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $102-106, High Dressing $111-113.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, few $93-104, High Dressing, $110-125; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $80-96.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1610-2030 lbs Bulk $114-125.50, High Dressing one $135.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few short and solid mouth, 940-1120 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1560-1860 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Two 6 years old, 1020-1360 lbs with 220-380 lbs calves, $2000-2100 per pair. ∆
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