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Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
MARCH 11, 2016 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 2968; Last Week: 877; Year Ago: 2677

   Too few comparisons from last week, compared to two weeks ago, steers and heifers firm to $5 higher, instances $10 to 15 higher on 600-700 lbs feeders. Demand good. Supply heavy on a feeder special, mostly 550-800 lbs offerings, 55 percent steers and bulls, 32 percent heifers, 9 percent cows, 1 percent slaughter steers and heifers, and 63 percent feeders over 600 lbs. There were several good quality drafts on Friday for the feeder special. Slaughter cows steady to firm, compared to last week.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 389 lbs $219; 400-500 lbs $205-219, thin fleshed $222-229; 500-600 lbs $190-216, thin fleshed $199; 600-650 lbs $176-198.50, fleshy $162-178; 650-700 lbs $169-188.75, fleshy $168.50; 700-750 lbs $163-181.50; 750-800 lbs $154-169; 800-850 lbs $145-159.75; 850-900 lbs $135-141; 900-950 lbs $141.75-144.50; pkg 950 lbs $137.50; 1000-1025 lbs $137.50-140.85. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-350 lbs $195-210; pkg 444 lbs $216; 500-600 lbs $182-211.50, fleshy pkg $175; thin pkg $208; 600-700 lbs $162-179, thin $182-184, thin fleshed $176.75-183.50; 700-725 lbs $164-177.50, pkg 788 lbs $149, thin fleshed $170; load 1001 lbs $138.75. Medium and Large 2: Few 415 lbs $175; pkg 472 lbs $170; pkg 578 lbs $166; few 650-700 lbs $139.50-144. Medium and Large 2-3: pkg 591 lbs $156. Medium 1: Pkg 641 lbs $140.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $170-189; 500-550 lbs $160-183, fancy pkg $186, fleshy $143, thin fleshed $183.50; 550-600 lbs $153-179, fleshy pkg $155; 600-650 lbs $146-161.50, fleshy pkg $148; 650-700 lbs $148.50-161.25, fleshy $138-149.50; 700-800 lbs $141-162.50, fleshy $138.50-139.50; 800-850 lbs $134.50-139; pkg 855 lbs $136.50; lot 918 lbs $132.50; pkg 1012 lbs $126. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $180-190; 400-500 lbs $158-177; 500-550 lbs $153-171; 600-610 lbs $146-155.50, thin pkg $149.50; 750-775 lbs $137.50-139.50; pkg 865 lbs $132. Medium and Large 2: Pkg 261 lbs $195; 350-400 lbs $156-174; pkg 420 lbs $166; pkg 471 lbs $167; pkg 582 lbs $150.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 382 lbs $203; pkg 462 lbs $153; 650-700 lbs $147-156; pkg 715 lbs $151.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 3-7 yrs 1020-1500 lbs 2nd to 3rd stage $1100-1685 per head, 1st stage $900-1375 per head; short solid to broken mouth 1005-1440 lbs 2nd to 3rd stage $925-1360 per head.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $74-81.50, High Dressing few $85-88.50, Low Dressing few $71-73.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $75-84.50, High Dressing $81-86.50, Low Dressing $67-73.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $65-73.50, Low Dressing $58.50-64.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1155-2265 lbs $96.50-103, High Dressing $106.50-109.50, Low Dressing $88.50-95.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (39 head) Choice with Prime ends 2-3: 1040-1325 lbs $132.50-136.75; Choice 2-3: 1160-1345 lbs $127.50-133; Select and Choice 1-3: 953-1175 lbs $120-129.35. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
MARCH 7, 2016 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 995   Week Ago: 932       Last Year: 631

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven, from $5 higher to $3 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Demand uneven and supply light. Slaughter cows made up approximately 12 percent of the run, 88 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 41 percent of the offering, 42 percent heifers with 16 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 29 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $207.50-222; 300-400 lbs $192.50-225; 400-450 lbs $192.50-215; 450-500 lbs $180-199.50; 500-600 lbs $175-193; 600-700 lbs $154-173; 700-775 lbs $143.50-154; pkg 875 lbs $133. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 250-300 lbs $180-207.50; few 300-400 lbs $175-200; few 400-500 lbs $145-177.50; few 500-600 lbs $160-175; few 600-650 lbs $145-155. Large 1: Pkg 550 lbs $170.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 250-300 lbs $190-215; 300-400 lbs $173-194; 400-500 lbs $163-190; 500-600 lbs $149-167.50; 600-700 lbs $135-149; few 700-775 lbs $131-139. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $150-188; few 400-500 lbs $145-170; few 500-600 lbs $130-152; 600-625 lbs $125-138; pkg 850 lbs $115. 
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS: Large 3: Pkg 595 lbs $125.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $170-205; 500-600 lbs $169-195; 600-700 lbs $130-167.50; pkg 818 lbs $115. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 475-500 lbs $172.50-185; few 500-600 lbs $149-175.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $71-74.50, High Dressing $75-78; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $65.50-71.50, High Dressing, $73-87.50; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, $56.50-63.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1275-1925 lbs, bulk $85-93, High Dressing $94.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Few 2-4 yrs old, 675-710 lbs $90-131.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 4-7 yrs old, 940-1320 lbs in 2nd and 3rd stage, $1300-1675 per head. Short and solid mouth, 830-1405 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $940-1130 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 6 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 1015-1300 lbs with 220-350 calves, $1570-1950 per pair. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
MARCH 8, 2016 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 403; Last Week: 379; Year Ago: 290

   Market fairly strong today. Most weights showed slight gains average $2-10 or more higher.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $217-225; 300-399 lbs $199-221; 400-499 lbs $190-215; 500-599 lbs $165-196; 600-699 lbs $150-162; 700-799 lbs $144-150.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $197-211; 300-399 lbs $179-210; 400-499 lbs $160-186; 500-599 lbs $152-162; 600-699 lbs $139-145.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $110, Holstein $110-200.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $62-68, High Dressing $69-75; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $72-75, High Dressing $76-80, Low Dressing $67-70; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $67-71, High Dressing $72-78, Low Dressing $50-60.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: High Yield Low $92, High Yield High $100; Low Yield Low $60, Low Yield High $85. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
MARCH 9, 2016 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1515; Last Week: 1967; Year Ago: 1293

   Compared to last week, 400-500 lbs heifers sold $6-9 higher, the rest of the offering sold $1-10 lower with lower quality in the offering. Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Demand uneven and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 9 percent of the run, 91 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 52 percent of the offering, 40 percent heifers with 8 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 33 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $210-225; 300-400 lbs $196-229; 400-500 lbs $197.50-226; 500-600 lbs $178-207.50; 600-650 lbs $165-192.50; 650-700 lbs $155-168; 700-800 lbs $145-155; pkg 844 lbs $140. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $182-208; 400-500 lbs $171-200; 500-600 lbs $150-161; 600-650 lbs $149-162.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS: Large 3: Pkg 426 lbs $135; pkg 763 lbs $95; pkg 885 lbs $92.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 250-300 lbs $185-207.50; 300-400 lbs $170-195; 400-500 lbs $165-197; 500-600 lbs $145-182; 600-700 lbs $135-153; 700-800 lbs $127-149; fancy pkg 701 lbs $153; few 800-825 lbs $125-130. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $150-170; 400-500 lbs $148-165; 500-600 lbs $138-163.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Few 400-500 lbs $185-200; 500-550 lbs $164-185; few 600-700 lbs $143-158.50; few 700-775 lbs $129.50-155. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 400-425 lbs $150-185; few 625-700 lbs $125-126.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $72-73, High Dressing $78-79.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $70.50-73, High Dressing $77-87.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, few $60-66, High Dressing $70-73.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1200-2085 lbs $85-95, High Dressing $97-106.50, Low Dressing $79-89.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Few 3-5 yrs old, 820-1105 lbs $82.50-114.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 5 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 970-1445 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1250-1650 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 6 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 820-1300 lbs with 140-330 lbs calves, $1525-2000 per pair. ∆
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