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Patton Junction Livestock Auction

MARCH 9, 2015 • 
Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 631   Week Ago 462       Last Year 1066

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold $2-12 higher. Slaughter cows sold $6 higher and bulls sold steady. Demand good and supply light. Cows made up approximately 9 percent of the run, 91 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 59 percent of the offering, 43 percent heifers with 8 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 21 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $310-333; 400-450 lbs $308-325; 450-500 lbs $281-307; 500-600 lbs $265-293.50; 650-700 lbs $216-225; 800-850 lbs $200-203.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $280-321; few 450-500 lbs $260-277.50 few 525-600 lbs $230-260; pkg 660 lbs $217.50.
   FEEDER  HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-275 lbs $307.50-326; 300-400 lbs $273-297; 400-500 lbs $235-275; 500-600 lbs $216-240; 600-650 lbs $200-225; 650-700 lbs $180-181; few 700-750 lbs $174-196; pkg 975 lbs $163. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 275-300 lbs $272.50-282.50; 375-400 lbs $260-267; 400-500 lbs $221-251; 500-575 lbs $210-236; few 650-700 lbs $170-176.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Few 400-500 lbs $259-310; 500-600 lbs $235-261; pkg 713 lbs $190.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $105-107, High Dressing $114-117; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, few $105-114, High Dressing, $116.50-124.50; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $90-100, High Dressing $104.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1150-2050 lbs bulk $114-125, High Dressing one $132.50-137.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 4-7 yrs old, 1075-1360 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1700-2300 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 6 years old to short and solid mouth, 1110-1340 lbs with 130-260 lbs calves, $1725-2585 per pair. ∆

Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction

MARCH 13, 2015 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 2677; Last Week: 548; Year Ago: 2285

   Compared to two weeks ago, steers 450-650 lbs firm to $5 higher, 650-750 lbs steady to firm and over 750 lbs steady to weak. Heifers 450-600 lbs $5-10 higher, spots $10-20 higher on 550-600 lbs, 600-700 lbs steady to firm and over 700 lbs steady to weak. Demand moderate to good. Supply heavy on a feeder special, mostly weaned 450-950 lbs offerings, near 67 percent steers and bulls, 26 percent heifers, 7 percent cows and 45 percent feeders over 600 lbs. Slaughter cows compared to last week firm to $1 higher.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Small pkg 378 lbs $329; few pkgs 450-475 lbs $311-323; 500-600 lbs $260-292; 600-700 lbs $230.50-260, thin 600-625 lbs $260-265; 700-750 lbs $220.50-236.50; 750-800 lbs $192.50-217.50; 800-875 lbs $182.50-195; 910-960 lbs $183.25-189. Medium and Large 1-2: Thin 450-500 lbs $294-304; 525-600 lbs $241-270; 600-700 lbs $214.50-240.50, thin $240.50-259.50; 800-875 lbs $183.50-190.50; 920-955 lbs $183-184.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few pkgs unweaned 350-365 lbs $250-268; few pkgs 400-500 lbs $253-269; 500-600 lbs $240.50-272; 600-700 lbs $202-235, pkg thin $244.25; 700-730 lbs $190.50-210.50; 750-800 lbs $178.50-190.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Thin 400-450 lbs $263-269; 500-600 lbs $224-252; 600-700 lbs $195-218.50; 700-720 lbs $187-214.50.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $110-116, High Dressing $116-118, Low Dressing $102-109.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $$110-116, High Dressing $116-120, Ind. $124, Low Dressing $102-108.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $105-115, High Dressing $116-122, Low Dressing $95-103.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1450-2200 lbs $135-145, High Dressing few $145-147, Low Dressing $126-132.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (30 head) Couple pkgs Choice 2-4: 1160-1560 lbs $155.25-155.75, few Select and Low Choice 2-3: 1100-1250 lbs $139.50-149.50. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market

MARCH 10, 2015 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 287; Last Week: 208; Year Ago: 607

   Market was more active today considering coming off of a week of more snow last week, then rain overnight makes moving cattle very difficult. We are going to call the market higher overall where there was enough to test, it appears to be $2-15 higher-trending up as futures have.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $320-340; 300-399 lbs $287-310; 400-499 lbs $279-305; 500-599 lbs $242-255; 600-699 lbs $223-236; 700-799 lbs $198-205.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Under 200 lbs $323; 200-299 lbs $280-308; 300-399 lbs $275-287; 400-499 lbs $250-275; 500-599 lbs $215-238; 600-699 lbs $203-216; 700-799 lbs $180-195.
   BABY CALVES: Holstein $110-210; Beef $200-380.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $90-100, High Dressing $100-108, Low Dressing $80-90; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $100-112, High Dressing $113-121, Low Dressing $90-100; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $100-105, High Dressing $105-115, Low Dressing $90-100.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: High Yield Low $100, High $130-139.50; Low Yield Low $95, High $105-115.
   Not enough bred cows to test a market. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market

MARCH 11, 2015 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1293; Last Week: 280; Year Ago: 1247

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold $17-35 higher. Slaughter cows sold $3 higher, bulls sold $6 higher. Demand very good and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 7 percent of the run, 93 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 50 percent of the offering, 45 percent heifers with 5 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 32 percent. 
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 325-400 lbs $320-351; 400-500 lbs $285-333.50; fancy pkg 456 lbs $333.50; 500-550 lbs $270-307.50; 550-600 lbs $257-286; 600-700 lbs $220-266; 700-800 lbs $194-225; pkg 819 lbs $190; fleshy 800-875 lbs $180-185; fleshy pkg 914 lbs $176. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-350 lbs $295-300; 450-500 lbs $260-282.50; 500-600 lbs $222-265; few 625-700 lbs $200-205; pkg 769 lbs $190.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $295; 300-400 lbs $270-303; 400-500 lbs $250-278; 500-600 lbs $220-260.50; 600-675 lbs $190-223; fleshy pkg 690 lbs $170; 700-750 lbs $185-206; fleshy pkg 831 lbs $181. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 325-400 lbs $240-275; 400-500 lbs $230-255; 500-600 lbs $185-225; 650-700 lbs $189-200; pkg 766 lbs $187.50.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Few 475-500 lbs $295; 500-575 lbs $235-295; few 600-625 lbs $210-239.50; few 700-725 lbs $180-218. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 460 lbs $250; pkg 585 lbs $200-220.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, Scarce; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, few $106-110, High Dressing $113-117.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, few $93-101, High Dressing $107-112.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1185-2240 lbs, Bulk $115.50-127.50, High Dressing $132-136.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 4-7 yrs old, 910-1280 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1800-2150 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Scarce. ∆
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