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Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
APRIL 1, 2016
Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 1047; Last Week: 2416; Year Ago: 937

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers traded $5 to $10 lower, spots $15 lower on 500 lb heifers. Slaughter cows steady to $2 higher. Other than one short load of yearling heifers, feeder cattle were offered in very small groups or single head lots, mostly 400-600 lb calves. Lots of unweaned bawlers in the mix with far lesser quality than last weeks special. Supply and demand moderate. Cows and bulls accounted for 26 percent of the total offering. The feeder supply consisted of 47 percent steers and bulls and 53 percent heifers; 27 percent of the feeder cattle weighed over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 300-400 lbs $217-221; pkg 410 fleshy $210; 500-600 lbs $180.50-189.50; 600-700 lbs $162.25-174; pkg 707 lbs $150.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $205; 400-600 lbs $192-207; 500-600 lbs $175-181.50; few pkgs fleshy $173; 600-700 lbs $157-159.50. Medium and Large 2: Pkg 475 lbs $181.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $199-200; 400-500 lbs $176-180.50; pkg 479 lbs fleshy $165; 500-600 lbs $150.50-170.50; pkg 579 lbs fleshy $144; pkg 606 lbs $167.50. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $175-185; 400-500 lbs $164.50-179; 500-600 lbs $146-166.50; pkg 670 lbs $145.50; pkg 656 lbs fleshy $140.50; short load 810 lbs fleshy $137.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $212-214.50; 400-500 lbs $179-208; pkg 558 lbs $166; pkg 602 lbs $153.50.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $76.50-83.50, High Dressing $85-90, Low Dressing $73.50-76.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $76-83.50, High Dressing $82-87.50, Low Dressing $70-75; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $70-77.50, Low Dressing $61-69.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1450-2000 lbs $100-111, High Dressing Ind. $113.50, Several Low Dressing $92.50-100.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: Choice and Select 2-3: 1180-1480 lbs $125-130. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
MARCH 28, 2016 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 617   Week Ago: 1038       Last Year: 1032

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold steady to $8 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $2 higher. Demand lower and supply light. Slaughter cows made up approximately 11 percent of the run, 89 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 34 percent of the offering, 46 percent heifers with 19 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 21 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 250-300 lbs $190-235; 300-400 lbs $198-221; 400-450 lbs $197-212.50; 500-600 lbs $155-189; 600-700 lbs $148-158.50; few 700-800 lbs $128-149. Medium and large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $157.50-191; 400-500 lbs $167-196; few 500-600 lbs $150-163; few 600-650 lbs $130-140.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $157.50-191; 400-500 lbs $152-187; 500-600 lbs $145-159; 600-675 lbs $131-140.50; few 825-850 lbs $125. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $140-175; few 400-500 lbs $150-169; 500-600 lbs $130-152; 600-700 lbs $138-159; 700-750 lbs $129-139.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $170-196; 500-600 lbs $150-178; 600-700 lbs $138-159; few 700-750 lbs $129-139. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 445 lbs $165; pkg 785 lbs $125.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $67-74, High Dressing $77-80.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $65.75-74.50, High Dressing, $79-82; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $59.50-64.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1475-2345 lbs, bulk $90-94.50, High Dressing $96-98.
   STOCKER COWS: Few 2-4 yrs old, 905-1055 lbs $114-120.50.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 2-6 yrs old, 820-1225 lbs in 2nd and 3rd stage, $1210-1800 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: 5 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 910-1290 lbs with 200-360 lbs calves, $1420-1910 per pair. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
MARCH 30, 2016 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1349; Last Week: 1524; Year Ago: 1927

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven, from $1 higher to $10 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Demand uneven and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 13 percent of the run, 87 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 42 percent of the offering, 48 percent heifers with 10 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 16 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 275-300 lbs $212.50-230; 300-400 lbs $208-232.50; 400-500 lbs $195-217.50; 500-600 lbs $174-200; 600-700 lbs $155-186; 700-800 lbs $135-154.50; few 950-1000 lbs $128-129. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $189-207.50; 400-500 lbs $162-190; 500-600 lbs $155-176; 600-675 lbs $129-150.50.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS: Large 3: Pkg 351 lbs $133.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 250-300 lbs $197-216; 300-400 lbs $170-201; 400-450 lbs $170-200; 450-500 lbs $184.50-200; 500-600 lbs $140-170.50; 600-700 lbs $135-156; few 720 lbs $129-135. Medium and Large 1-2: 350-400 lbs $148-175; 400-500 lbs $131-167; 500-600 lbs $130-156; pkg 630 lbs $130.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $185-195; 500-600 lbs $153-187; 600-700 lbs $132.50-157; pkg 747 lbs $129. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 400-500 lbs $158-175; pkg 525 lbs $153.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $70-76; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $68-75.50, High Dressing $77.50-81; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $55-62.50, High Dressing $67.50-73.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1060-1910 lbs $87-95, High Dressing $98.50-108.50, Low Dressing $82.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 5 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 905-1330 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1050-1575 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: 4-7 yrs old, 900-1150 lbs with 90-210 lbs calves, $1750-1975 per pair. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
MARCH 29, 2016 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 456; Last Week: 589; Year Ago: 508

600 lb heifers $4 higher, 400 lb males $10 higher, rest mostly $4-10 lower.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $211-242.50; 300-399 lbs $173-237.50; 400-499 lbs $174-205; 500-599 lbs $164-189.50; 600-699 lbs $145-171; 700-799 lbs $149-156.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $180-217.50; 300-399 lbs $167-205; 400-499 lbs $164-180; 500-599 lbs $158-171; 600-699 lbs $140-162; 700-799 lbs $141-141.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $110; Holstein $175-205; Beef $280-410.
   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. ∆
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