AgWatch


Livestock Reports

Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
APRIL 8, 2016 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 2476; Last Week: 1047; Year Ago: 2081

   Compared to the last special two weeks ago, the best comparison on weaned steer calves weighing 500-600 lbs and heifer calves weighing 400-600 lbs all traded mostly $5-10 lower, with steers and heifers weighing 600-700 lbs selling $2-5 lower, spots $6-8 lower on the heifers.   Yearlings over 600 lbs were not well tested on comparable sales. Slaughter cows sold $2-4 lower. There was a lot of new crop unweaned fleshy and short weaned calves in the offering and in many cases widening the price spread against the long time weaned calves. The last couple of weeks have seen the feeder cattle markets comfort zone on the negative side as wide price swings in the cattle futures have been on the volatile side. Slaughter cows accounted for 10 percent of the total receipts with the feeder supply 69 percent steers and bulls, 39 percent heifers and near 48 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 300-400 lbs weaned $230-232; 400-450 lbs $208-215; pkg thin 417 lbs $224; 450-500 lbs $189.50-203; 500-550 lbs $182.50-194, fleshy $177-181; 550-600 lbs $174.50-183, fleshy $160.50-169; 600-650 lbs $178.50-185.50, fleshy $155.50-161.50; pkg 670 lbs $167.75; 700-800 lbs few $162.25-162.75; part load 810 lbs $152.75; 900-940 lbs $133.50-141. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $205-220; 400-500 lbs $186-200; 500-600 lbs $165.50-180.50; 600-650 lbs $165-177.50; 650-700 lbs $153.50-167.25; lot fleshy 753 lbs $138; few 800-830 lbs $144.50; pot load fleshy 980 lbs $132; 920-940 lbs $129.50-133; pot load fleshy 980 lbs $131.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $170-180; 500-600 lbs $154.50-169.50, fleshy $145-155; 600-650 lbs $150.25-160, fleshy $149-150; 650-700 lbs $143-151; 700-800 lbs $143-147.50. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $179.50-188; 400-500 lbs $160-167; 500-600 lbs $151-161; 600-700 lbs $143-155; few 700-800 lbs $139.50-140.50; pkg 800 lbs $135.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg thin 415 lbs $206; pkg 445 lbs $199. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 345 lbs $210; 400-500 lbs $174-184; 500-600 lbs $155-171; pkg 610 lbs $155; few 700-800 lbs $128.50-138.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, few $73-78, High Dressing ind. $83, Low Dressing $66-70; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $73.50-79, High Dressing $80-84.50, gaunt $87-88.50, Low Dressing $65-73; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $68-75, High Dressing $75-80, Low Dressing $63-68, Shelly $55-62.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1450-2150 lbs $92-102, High Dressing $102-110, Low Dressing $84.50-92.50.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (12 head) Lot Choice 2-3: 1290 lbs $130. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
APRIL 4, 2016 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 1230   Week Ago: 617       Last Year: 623

   Compared to last week, 300 lbs heifer and the offering over 600 lbs sold $3-4 higher, the rest of the offering sold $3-10 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Demand uneven and supply moderate. Slaughter cows made up approximately 12 percent of the run, 88 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 38 percent of the offering, 45 percent heifers with 17 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 18 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 275-300 lbs $200-225; 300-400 lbs $185-217.50; 400-450 lbs $180-205; 450-500 lbs $170-190; 500-600 lbs $155-182.50; 600-700 lbs $145-173; few 700-800 lbs $143.50-147; part load 932 lbs $130.75. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 325-400 lbs $169-190; few 400-500 lbs $147-172.50; few 500-600 lbs $135-165.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $180-200; 300-400 lbs $169-199; 400-450 lbs $160-180; 450-500 lbs $145-169; 500-600 lbs $139-167.50; 600-700 lbs $130-150.50; 700-775 lbs $125-147.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 250-275 lbs $172.50-190; 300-350 lbs $140-177.50; 400-500 lbs $141-155; 500-600 lbs $130-145; few 600-700 lbs $120-136.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $167-192.50; 500-600 lbs $152-175; 600-700 lbs $130-159; few 700-800 lbs $121-133; pkg 858 lbs $121. Medium and Large 1-2: 425-500 lbs $136-170; few 625-650 lbs $140-143; pkg 732 lbs $134; pkg 811 lbs $125.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $71-75, High Dressing $76.50-77.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $65-75, High Dressing, $78.50-80; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $63.50-66, High Dressing $68.50-72.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1405-1850 lbs, bulk $92.50-95, High Dressing $97-103.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 2: Few 2-4 yrs old, 635-810 lbs $110-120.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 3-7 yrs old, 1060-1190 lbs in 2nd and 3rd stage, $1150-1400 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: 3-5 yrs old, 830-1150 lbs with 210-380 lbs calves, $1850-2350 per pair. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
APRIL 6, 2016 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1104; Last Week: 1349; Year Ago: 1152

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold steady to $10 lower. Slaughter cows sold steady and bulls sold $1 higher. Demand lower and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 13 percent of the run, 87 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 42 percent of the offering, 44 percent heifers with 13 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 18 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 275-300 lbs $214-225; 300-400 lbs $195-220; 400-500 lbs $185-210; 500-550 lbs $180-194; 550-600 lbs $168.50-189; 600-700 lbs $148.50-180; 700-775 lbs $135-148.50; few 800-850 lbs $130-147. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 250-300 lbs $170-200; few 300-400 lbs $175-195; 400-500 lbs $150-186; 500-550 lbs $150-175; 600-700 lbs $110-157.50.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS: Large 3: Pkg 461 lbs $127; pkg 543 lbs $127.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $212-222.50; 300-400 lbs $170-193; 400-500 lbs $161-186; 500-600 lbs $145-179; 600-700 lbs $125-151; few 725-800 lbs $122-125; few 850-900 lbs $121-132.50; few 900-925 lbs $120-122.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 250-300 lbs $185-188; 350-400 lbs $150-170; 400-500 lbs $140-160; few 500-600 lbs $140-152.50.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $168-193; 500-600 lbs $154-183; 600-700 lbs $138-154; pkg 735 lbs $146. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 463 lbs $170; few 500-550 lbs $132-157.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $70-75, High Dressing $79; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $67-75.50, High Dressing $78-79; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $55.50-65.50, High Dressing $70-72.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1255-2165 lbs $87.50-96.50, High Dressing $99.50-104.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 2: Few 720-945 lbs $100-120.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 4-7 yrs old, 905-1330 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1245-1690 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Scarce. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
APRIL 5, 2016 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 539; Last Week: 456; Year Ago: 402
   This week the under 500 lb heifers sold $5-11 higher. There were a lot of bull calves today so males show steady to $10 lower.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $211-240; 300-399 lbs $173-217.50; 400-499 lbs $174-189.50; 500-599 lbs $164-170; 600-699 lbs $145-155; 700-799 lbs $149-150.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $190-222.50; 300-399 lbs $165-212.50; 400-499 lbs $154-169; 500-599 lbs $144-157; 600-699 lbs $128-141; 700-799 lbs $135-151.
   BABY CALVES: Holstein $150; Beef $110-185.
   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. ∆
MidAmerica Farm Publications, Inc
Powered by Element74 Web Design