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Farmington Livestock Market

MARCH 18, 2015 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 2087; Last Week: 1293; Year Ago: 1324

   Compared to last week, 600 lbs heifers sold $3 higher, the rest of the offering sold $1-9 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $4 lower. Demand uneven and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 9 percent of the run, 91 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 47 percent of the offering, 49 percent heifers with 5 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 27 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $330-375; 300-400 lbs $309-335; 400-450 lbs $290-332; 450-500 lbs $275-311; 500-600 lbs $250-297.50; 600-700 lbs $220-265; 700-800 lbs $195-220.50; few 800-850 lbs $190. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 250-300 lbs $310-320; 300-400 lbs $270-306; 400-500 lbs $240-282; 500-600 lbs $220-257; 600-700 lbs $200-235; 700-800 lbs $190-200; pkg 845 lbs $185. Medium 2: Few 325-400 lbs $210-252.50; few 500-550 lbs $200.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 275-300 lbs $270-275; 300-400 lbs $267.50-299; 400-500 lbs $240-283; 500-600 lbs $216-255; 600-700 lbs $200-227.50; pkg thin fleshed 680 lbs $235; pkg 820 lbs $180. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $240-265; 425-500 lbs $214-247.50; 500-600 lbs $201-235; 600-700 lbs $175-204; few 750-800 lbs $180-185. Medium 2: Few 300-400 lbs $225-246; pkg 415 lbs $204.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Few 425-500 lbs $280-300; 500-600 lbs $229-276; few 600-675 lbs $213-240. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 550-600 lbs $210-227; few 725-800 lbs $173-176.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $102-104.50, High Dressing $109.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, few $103-106.50, High Dressing $110.50-114; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, few $90-100, High Dressing $106-110.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1110-2105 lbs, Bulk $110-123, High Dressing $128-134.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 1-2: 3-5 yrs old, 795-1145 lbs $129-155.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 4-7 yrs old, 860-1210 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1425-2300 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: 3-7 yrs old, 980-1260 lbs with 210-450 lbs calves, $3225-3625 per pair. Short and solid mouth, 890-1260 lbs with 120-270 lbs calves, $1400-2150 per pair. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market

MARCH 17, 2015 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 724; Last Week: 287; Year Ago: 783

   Sunshine! Market very active today. This week brought a good supply of cattle with nice sized bunches. Most weights show $8-15 higher with a few steady to slightly less.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $305-335; 300-399 lbs $287-327.50; 400-499 lbs $279-317; 500-599 lbs $242-295; 600-699 lbs $210-223; 700-799 lbs $198-210; 800-1000 lbs $150-191.
   HOLSTEIN STEERS: 300-400 lbs $216-220; 400-500 lbs $200-215; 500-600 lbs $181-185; 600-700 lbs $144.50-146.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Under 200 lbs $355; 200-299 lbs $281-335; 300-399 lbs $275-287.50; 400-499 lbs $232-256; 500-599 lbs $220-260; 600-699 lbs $203-216; 700-799 lbs $180-195.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $110-120; Holstein $110-370; Beef $200-490.
   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. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction

MARCH 16, 2015 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 1014   Week Ago 631 Last Year: 1066

   Compared to last week, 300 lbs steers and heifers sold $10 higher, the rest of the offering sold steady to $7 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $5 lower. Demand good and supply light. Cows made up approximately 9 percent of the run, 91 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 43 percent of the offering, 49 percent heifers with 7 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 23 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 250-300 lbs $368-392.50; 300-400 lbs $327.50-370; 400-500 lbs $280-332; 500-600 lbs $250-282; 600-700 lbs $222-229; 700-775 lbs $200-216; 825-850 lbs $187-190; pkg 953 lbs $165. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 275-300 lbs $325-330; 325-400 lbs $275-318; 400-500 lbs $262-305; 500-600 lbs $235-270; few 650-700 lbs $208-217.50; few 750-800 lbs $173-189; pkg 838 lbs $183.
  SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $103-108, High Dressing $112-117; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, few $105-109, High Dressing, $112-120; Low Dressing $95; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $85-97.50, High Dressing $100-106, Low Dressing $75.
  REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 2-7 yrs old, 955-1320 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1800-2400 per head. Short and solid mouth, 1135-1520 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1400-1595 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Scarce. ∆

Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction

MARCH 20, 2015 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 1119; Last Week: 2677; Year Ago: 1708

   Compared to last week, steer calves 450-650 lbs and heifer calves 450-550 lbs steady to firm and heifers 550-600 lbs weak to $5 lower. Demand moderate to good. Supply light to moderate on a cow special, near 37 percent steers and bulls, 28 percent heifers, 35 percent cows and 5 percent feeders over 600 lbs. Slaughter cows $3-5 lower.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few pkgs 400-425 lbs $311-348; small pkgs 525-575 lbs $276-291.50; two pkgs 625-650 lbs $251-254; few pkgs 750-775 lbs $210-223.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Two pkgs 410-415 lbs $318-329; pkg 465 lbs $301; pkg 610 lbs $251; pkg 701 lbs $230.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Two pkgs 360-400 lbs $269-278; small pkgs 450-500 lbs $250.50-278; 500-600 lbs $230-259; few 600-650 lbs $206-221. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 475 lbs $273.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Small pkgs 400-500 lbs $281-316; 500-550 lbs $266-285; pkg 597 lbs $224.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $105-110, High Dressing $111.50-113, Low Dressing $98-104; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $104-110, High Dressing $110-115.50, Low Dressing $98.50-104; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $100-110, High Dressing $110-116, Low Dressing $90-100.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1450-2250 lbs $134-144, High Dressing Ind. $150.50, Low Dressing $128-134.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (10 head) Pkg Choice with Prime ends 3-4: 1400 lbs $154.25.
   BRED COWS: Medium and Large 1: Two pkgs 4-6 yrs 1300-1600 lbs in 3rd stage $2575-2675; pkg 6-7 yrs 1295 lbs in 1st stage $1950. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 6 yrs/solids 1225 lbs in 2nd stage $2025. Medium 1: Pkg 5-6 yrs 1100 lbs in 3rd stage $2150.
   PAIRS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 4-6 yrs 1250 lbs w/200-250 lbs calves $3070, three pkgs 3-6 yrs 1000-1200 lbs w/50-250 lb calves $2650-2775. ∆
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