Livestock Reports

Fruitland Livestock Market
APRIL 19, 2016 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 328; Last Week: 724; Year Ago: 516

   Much lighter run of feeder cattle this week, markets have been dropping again. According to the buyers the market here was strong compared to what they should be buying them for. We will call it steady to $17 lower, quality a contributing factor.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $191; 300-399 lbs $175-192; 400-499 lbs $161-181; 500-599 lbs $151-173; 600-699 lbs $134-148; 700-799 lbs $121-132.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $169-181; 300-399 lbs $139-170; 400-499 lbs $137-168; 500-599 lbs $129-145; 600-699 lbs $137-145; 700-799 lbs $123-138.50.
   BABY CALVES: Beef $350. 1 baby calf (red) today.
   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
APRIL 20, 2016 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1056; Last Week: 1403; Year Ago: 1067

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold $9-15 lower with a wide variety in quality. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $1-2 lower. Demand light and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 15 percent of the run, 85 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 48 percent of the offering, 42 percent heifers with 10 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 22 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $190-200; 300-400 lbs $179-201; 400-500 lbs $156-182; 500-600 lbs $139-165; 600-700 lbs $135-156; 700-775 lbs $130-144.50. Medium and Large 1-2: 325-400 lbs $154-178; 425-500 lbs $145-157; 500-550 lbs $145-155; few 600-700 lbs $125-145.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $152.50-173; 400-500 lbs $145-170; 500-600 lbs $136-156; 600-650 lbs $130-144; few 700-750 lbs $125-132; pkg 936 lbs $110. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 295 lbs $167; few 300-350 lbs $140-165; 400-500 lbs $122-150; few 525-600 lbs $115-144; few 600-700 lbs $115-127; few 725-750 lbs $110-125. Medium 2: Pkg 370 lbs $135.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $150-179; few 550-600 lbs $135-155; 600-700 lbs $125-158; few 725-775 lbs $116-122. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 600 lbs $127.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, Scarce; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $68-74, High Dressing $76.50-78; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $53-60.50, High Dressing $65-70.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1325-1930 lbs bulk $85.50-95, High Dressing $99.50-100.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 2: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 5 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 915-1430 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1120-1500 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: 6 yrs to short and solid, 960-1285 lbs with 120-220 lbs calves, $1300-1800 per pair. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
APRIL 18, 2016 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 624   Week Ago: 714       Last Year: 671

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold $3-15 lower with lower quality in the offering. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $2 lower. Demand and supply light. Slaughter cows made up approximately 11 percent of the run, 89 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 32 percent of the offering, 38 percent heifers with 30 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 18 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 275-300 lbs $185-200; 300-400 lbs $171-200; 400-450 lbs $171-190; 450-500 lbs $152-172.50; 500-550 lbs $152-164.50; 600-675 lbs $145-155.50; pkg 790 lbs $128. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $151-175; 400-475 lbs $145-169; few 500-550 lbs $110-150.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-275 lbs $175-176; 300-400 lbs $146-171; 400-500 lbs $135-160; 500-600 lbs $130-152; 600-700 lbs $125-145; 700-750 lbs $125-129; pkg 800 lbs $128. Medium and Large 1-2: 275-300 lbs $158-178; few 300-400 lbs $135-160; 400-500 lbs $135-156; few 500-550 lbs $125-146.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $150-175; 500-600 lbs $135-164; 600-700 lbs $125-149; few 700-775 lbs $120-129; few 800-900 lbs $115-125; pkg 1001 lbs $120. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 400-500 lbs $133-160; pkg 508 lbs $145; 650-700 lbs $125-131.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few Scarce; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $65-72.50, High Dressing, $75; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $50-60.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1250-1865 lbs bulk $87.50-92, High Dressing $95-102.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 2: Few 2-4 yrs old, 780-855 lbs $99-110.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 3 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 900-1315 lbs in 2nd and 3rd stage, $780-1550 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Scarce. ∆

Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
APRIL 22, 2016 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 1704; Last Week: 1612; Year Ago: 1885

   Compared to the last special two weeks ago, feeder steers under 700 lbs sold mostly $15-20 lower with spots $25 lower. Heifers weighing under 700 lbs traded $10-15 lower with spots $18 lower, a light test of 7 weight heifers sold $6-8 lower. Slaughter cows sold steady to firm with spots $2 higher on the lean cows. Cattle futures this week have been very volatile trading sharply lower with fed cattle also trading with sharp declines pressuring the feeder cattle market. Overall quality on feeders was not as attractive as two weeks with the bulk of the feeders weighing 450-650 lbs all selling with light to moderate demand. Slaughter cows accounted for near 15 percent of the total receipts. The feeder supply consisted of 51 percent steers, 49 percent heifers and near 34 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $164-181; 500-600 lbs $153-163.75, fleshy $156-159; 600-700 lbs $145.50-154; 700-800 lbs $137.50-143.50; few 815-830 lbs $134.50-134.75. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 350-400 lbs $175-182; 400-500 lbs $162-171; 500-600 lbs $140.50-164; 600-700 lbs $144.50-155; 700-800 lbs $134.50-139.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $152-171.50; 500-600 lbs $139.50-150.50; 600-700 lbs $138-146; 700-800 lbs $137.50-141; few replacement 820-845 lbs $143. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $162-170; 400-500 lbs $140-159; 500-600 lbs $134.50-147; 600-700 lbs $137-141; pkg 740 lbs $138.50.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs few $164-175; 400-500 lbs $144.50-160; 500-525 lbs $141; 650-700 lbs $128.50-134.50.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $72.50-79, High Dressing $79.50-84.50, Low Dressing $65-72; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $72.50-79.50, High Dressing $79.50-83.50, Low Dressing $65-72; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $69-75, High Dressing $75.50-80.50, gaunt $82-84, Low Dressing $62-68.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1250-2350 lbs $94.50-101, High Dressing few $103-107, Low Dressing $89-91.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (7 head) Few Select and Choice 2-3: 1330-1425 lbs $115. ∆
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