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Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
OCTOBER 23, 2015
Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 1773; Last Week: 775; Year Ago: 1340

   Compared to two weeks ago, steers and heifer calves weighing 450-600 lbs on comparable sales sold mostly $15-20 higher. Lightweight steer and heifer calves under 450 lbs sold with a sharply higher undertone. Steers and heifers over 600 lbs have no recent comparable sales but sold with a higher undertone. Slaughter cows traded fully steady to firm. Demand was very good for a nice offering of good quality steer and heifer calves weighing from 400-600 lbs; feeders over 600 lbs sold with good demand as well. Cattle futures and fed cattle prices have advanced with sharp gains over the last couple of weeks giving good support to the feeder cattle market. Supply included 66 percent steers, 34 percent heifers and near 50 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 400-450 lbs $255.50-267; lot thin 417 lbs $275.50; 450-500 lbs $234-239; 500-550 lbs $223-236; 550-600 lbs $215.50-224; 600-650 lbs calves $208.50-210, pkg 668 lbs $208; 650-700 lbs fleshy $197-200.50; 700-725 lbs $209.50-213; 750-800 lbs $196.50-204.75; pkg fleshy 842 lbs $182.50; pot load 967 lbs $176.75. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 375-400 lbs $232-250; 450-500 lbs $223-226; 500-550 lbs $206-221.50; 550-600 lbs $209-218.50; pkg fleshy 630 lbs $191.50; 650-700 lbs $185.50-196.50; 700-750 lbs $190-203; fleshy $176.50-185.50; pot load 1000 lbs $168.25.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 370 lbs $264; 400-450 lbs $249-256; 450-500 lbs $225.50-232; 500-550 lbs $210-221; 550-600 lbs $194-203; lot 648 lbs $189; pkg fleshy 640 lbs $179.50; lot 670 lbs $186; lot 725 lbs $186.50; pkg 790 lbs $185.50. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $231-251; 400-450 lbs $229-242; 500-550 lbs $193-208.50; 550-600 lbs $187.50-190.50; 675-700 lbs $182.50-189.50; 750-800 lbs $179-184.25; few 815-840 lbs $163-168.50.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 475 lbs $238.50; few 535-565 lbs $204-206.50; pkg fleshy 605 lbs $160.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $81.50-86.50, High Dressing few $88.50, Low Dressing $74-80; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $82-88.50, High Dressing $88.50-91, Couple Ind’s $93, Low Dressing $72.50-81; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $76-84, High Dressing few $85-87.50, Low Dressing $68-77.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1250-2150 lbs $109-117, Low Dressing $100-106.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS: (20 head) Few Choice 2-3: 1080-1415 lbs $131-133.75. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
OCTOBER 20, 2015 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 712; Last Week: 247; Year Ago: 691

   Strong market today. Optimism was seen in all buyers – good quality in the offering. On average where there were sufficient numbers to test the market $5-16 higher.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $182-225; 300-399 lbs $198-251; 400-499 lbs $180-251; 500-599 lbs $187-213; 600-699 lbs $164-191; 700-799 lbs $161-181.50; 800-1000 lbs $115-175.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $200; 300-399 lbs $190-220; 400-499 lbs $186-201; 500-599 lbs $180-205; 600-699 lbs $175-188; 700-799 lbs $150-166.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $40-85; Holstein $175; Beef $255-310.
   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 21, 2015
Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1811; Last Week: 1039; Year Ago: 1526

   Compared to last week, 400-700 lbs steers sold steady to $6 higher, the rest of the offering sold $3-9 lower. Slaughter cows sold $2 higher and bulls sold steady; Demand uneven and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 15 percent of the run, 85 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 53 percent of the offering, 39 percent heifers with 9 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 27 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-350 lbs $251-275; 350-400 lbs $239-262.50; 400-500 lbs $210-250; 500-600 lbs $191-220; 600-700 lbs $178-200; 700-800 lbs $170-201.50. Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs $185-215; few 550-600 lbs $170-190; 600-700 lbs $160-180; pkg 765 lbs $160.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 275 lbs $2210; 300-400 lbs $195-225; 400-500 lbs $185-225; 500-600 lbs $170-199; 600-700 lbs $160-178; 700-775 lbs $150-170. Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs $165-194; 500-600 lbs $160-175; 600-650 lbs $160-170.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Few 400-450 lbs $222-246; 450-500 lbs $184-220; 500-600 lbs $185-203; 600-700 lbs $160-188; few 725-775 lbs $160-167. Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs $180-212.50; few 550-600 lbs $162-170.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $75-82.50, High Dressing $85.50-88.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $73.50-81, High Dressing $84.50-85.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $72.50-74.50, High Dressing $76.50-77.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1365-2021 lbs bulk $100.50-105.50, High Dressing $107.50-109.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 1-2: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 5 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 1040-1615 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage, $1375-1975 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Few 5 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 1060-1390 lbs with 180-370 lbs calves, $1825-2400 per pair. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
OCTOBER 19, 2015 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 638   Week Ago: 414       Last Year: 954

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold $7-19 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $1 lower; Demand good and supply light. Slaughter cows made up approximately 15 percent of the run, 85 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 38 percent of the offering, 35 percent heifers with 27 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 21 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 275-300 lbs $265-299; 300-400 lbs $242-276; 400-500 lbs $225-275; 500-600 lbs $190-240; 725-750 lbs $174-190; few 825-850 lbs $172-173. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $175-235; few 400-450 lbs $200-230; few 500-525 lbs $175-201; few 600-700 lbs $152-188.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-275 lbs $225-248; 300-400 lbs $210-260; 400-500 lbs $180-221; 500-600 lbs $188-208.50; few 600-650 lbs $179-185; few 900-925 lbs $142-148. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-350 lbs $212.50-232; few 350-400 lbs $151-175; 400-500 lbs $175-191; few 500-600 lbs $160-182; few 600-625 lbs $150-165; few 700-750 lbs $149-166.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $228-256; 500-600 lbs $190-243; 600-700 lbs $174-195; few 750-800 lbs $141-147. Medium and Large 1-2: 450-500 lbs $195-227.50; 500-600 lbs $175-197.50; few 650-675 lbs $150-175.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $70-73.50, High Dressing $74.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, few $69-75.50, High Dressing, $77.50-80.50; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, $55-63.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Very few 1245-1910 lbs, bulk $83.50-90, High Dressing $92.50-95.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 5 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 985-1450 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage $1190-1700 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few short and solid mouth, 1020-1360 lbs with 189-320 lbs calves $1360-1610 per pair. ∆
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