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Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
OCTOBER 9, 2015 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 649; Last Week: 499; Year Ago: 939

   Compared to last week, no good comparison on steer and heifer calves, undertone firm to higher. Demand good, supply light, mostly small packages of 400-700 lbs calves, near 41 percent steers and bulls, 32 percent heifers, 24 percent cows, 23 percent slaughter steers and heifers and 13 percent feeders over 600 lbs. Slaughter cows firm to $1 higher.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1 and 1-2: Two pkgs 350-400 lbs $247; small pkgs 425-500 lbs $215-236; 500-550 lbs $201-222; 550-600 lbs $189.50-208.50; 600-650 lbs $190-198; 650-725 lbs $172-183; pkg thin 652 lbs $193.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1 and 1-2: Two pkgs 375-400 lbs $202.50-215.50; small pkgs 400-500 lbs $205-218, pkg fleshy 485 lbs $175.50; 500-550 lbs $179.50-205; few 550-600 lbs $176-186.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, few $82.50-88.50, High Dressing $88.50-89.50, Low Dressing $78.50-81; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $82-88, High Dressing $88-93, Low Dressing $75.50-81.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $78.50-84.50, High Dressing $85-90, Couple Indis. $93, Low Dressing $70.50-78.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1300-2100 lbs few $106-108, High Dressing few $119-123.50, Low Dressing few $96.50-103.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (20 head) few Choice 2-3: 1150-1475 lbs $114-118, pkg Hi Choice 3: $118.75. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
OCTOBER 5, 2015
Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 687   Week Ago: 417       Last Year: 912

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold $1-17 lower. Slaughter cows sold $1 lower, bulls sold $7 lower; Demand and supply light. Slaughter cows made up approximately 11 percent of the run, 89 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 35 percent of the offering, 40 percent heifers with 23 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 22 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $217.50-245; 300-400 lbs $221-250; 400-500 lbs $202.50-260; 500-600 lbs $170-211; 600-700 lbs $161-180; few 700-800 lbs $150-165; pkg 838 lbs $161. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $179-216; few 400-500 lbs $164-195; 500-600 lbs $140-178; few 600-650 lbs $131-160.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS: Large 3: Pkg 443 lbs $145; pkg 512 lbs $141.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $202.50-213; 300-400 lbs $180-220; 400-500 lbs $168-200; 500-600 lbs $150-176; 600-675 lbs $133-158; few 700-750 lbs $130-135. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $140-190; 400-500 lbs $135-170; 500-600 lbs $140-152; pkg 795 lbs $110; pkg 827 lbs $128.50. Medium 2: Pkg 370 lbs $125; pkg 518 lbs $126.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $200-225; 500-600 lbs $175-221; 600-700 lbs $135-165; pkg 855 lbs $129. Medium and Large 1-2: 425-500 lbs $135-182; 500-600 lbs $130-175; few 600-675 lbs $136-152.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $77-80; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, few $72-80, High Dressing, $82.50-83.50; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, $72-78.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Very few 1045-2165 lbs, Bulk $90-105.50, High Dressing one at $109-111.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 4-7 yrs old, 1030-1360 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1250-1630 per head. Few short and solid mouth, 1045-1245 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $925-1260 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Scarce. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
OCTOBER 6, 2015 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 296; Last Week: 329; Year Ago: 377

   This week a few of the weight ranges showed higher, but most were $1-10 lower. With lighter runs it’s hard to do a good test of prices. Overall quality this week was not as good and order buyers are being more choosy, it being the time of year for sick cattle.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $220-245; 300-399 lbs $211-236; 400-499 lbs $175-230; 500-599 lbs $166-191.50; 600-699 lbs $155-170.50; 700-799 lbs $135-165.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $216-226; 300-399 lbs $182-193; 400-499 lbs $178-199; 500-599 lbs $156-177; 600-699 lbs $152-160.50.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $60-80; Holstein $125-195; Beef $255-395.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $70-74, High Dressing $75-82, Low Dressing $65-70; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $70-77, High Dressing $78-84, Low Dressing $60-69; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $77-84, High Dressing $85-92, Low Dressing $65-76.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: High Yield Low $95, High Yield High $105.50; Low Yield Low $80, Low Yield High $90. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
OCTOBER 7, 2015 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 681; Last Week: 967; Year Ago: 1237

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven, from $1 lower to $5 higher. Slaughter cows sold $6 lower and bulls sold $3 lower. Demand uneven and supply light. Cows made up approximately 15 percent of the run, 85 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 41 percent of the offering, 35 percent heifers with 22 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 21 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $220-235; few 300-400 lbs $210-229; 400-500 lbs $190-228; 500-600 lbs $180-209; 600-700 lbs $175-179; few 700-750 lbs $154-170; pkg 837 lbs $160. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 290 lbs $189; 350-400 lbs $180-200; few 450-475 lbs $186-189; few 500-600 lbs $162-186. Medium 2: Few 350-400 lbs $150-155.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS: Large 3: Pkg 470 lbs $160; pkg 513 lbs $145.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 293 lbs $227.50; 325-400 lbs $172.50-200; 400-500 lbs $180-196; 500-600 lbs $170-194; 600-650 lbs $172-175; pkg 703 lbs $159. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 400-450 lbs $160-184.50; 500-600 lbs $140-175; few 700-725 lbs $140-145.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $187.50-205; 500-600 lbs $170-193; 600-650 lbs $162-177. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 425-450 lbs $170; few 500-600 lbs $150-170; few 625-650 lbs $158-169; pkg 730 lbs $114; pkg 833 lbs $110.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $70.50-79, High Dressing $82.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $71-80.50, High Dressing $82-83.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, few $70.50-73.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1020-2170 lbs, Bulk $100-107, High Dressing $112.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 1-2: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 3-7 yrs old, 855-1470 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1325-2425 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Few 5 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 930-1320 lbs with 190-420 lbs calves, $1600-2500 per pair. ∆

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