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Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
APRIL 29, 2016 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 790; Last Week: 1704; Year Ago: 630

   Compared to last week’s special a light test of feeder cattle traded weak to $5 lower on comparable sales. Slaughter cows traded fully steady. Bulk of the feeders weighed from 450-650 lbs selling in small packages and bunches with moderate demand. Feeder cattle prices have continued to work lower again this week as cattle futures have traded lower along with sharp losses in the fed cattle trade. Slaughter cows accounted for near 30 percent of the total receipts. In the feeder supply steers and bulls accounted for 60 percent, heifers 40 percent and near 32 percent weighed over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 445 lbs $170.50; lot 520 lbs $163; 550-600 lbs $147-153; 600-700 lbs $136-153, fleshy $130.50-136. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-350 lbs $188-206; 350-400 lbs $180-190; pkg thin 448 lbs $171; 450-500 lbs $155-162; 500-600 lbs $150-156; 600-650 lbs $145.50-148.50; pkg 737 lbs $143; few 750-800 lbs $124.50-129.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 450-500 lbs $149-152; few 500-600 lbs $135-144, fleshy $129-134; pkg 625 lbs $138; lot 740 lbs $129.25. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $163-173; 400-500 lbs $141-157.50; 600-700 lbs $129.50-135.50; pkg 730 lbs $127.50; pkg 817 lbs $124.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 450 lbs $163; 500-600 lbs $131-143; pkg 735 lbs $129.50.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $72-79, High Dressing $79.50-82, Low Dressing $66-71.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $72.50-79.50, High Dressing $79.50-81.50, Ind. $86, Low Dressing $66-72; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $69-75, High Dressing $75.50-81, Low Dressing $61-68.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1350-2530 lbs $94.50-103, High Dressing few $106.50-110.50, Low Dressing $89-92.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (35 head) Choice 3-4 lot 15 hd 1500 lbs $120.25; Few Select and Choice 1-2: Holsteins pkg 1690 lbs $90.25, few 1250-1260 lbs $100.50-103.50. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
APRIL 25, 2016
Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 441   Week Ago 624       Last Year 807

   Compared to last week, 300 lbs steers and the 700 lbs offering sold $3 higher, the rest of the offering sold $5-15 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $1-2 higher. Demand uneven and supply light. Slaughter cows made up approximately 23 percent of the run, 77 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 32 percent of the offering, 48 percent heifers with 25 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 20 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-275 lbs $171-200; 300-400 lbs $177.50-202; 400-500 lbs $150-163.50; 500-600 lbs $141-155; 700-800 lbs $125.50-135. Medium and Large 1-2: 325-400 lbs $157-177.50; 450-475 lbs $140-145; few 500-550 lbs $135-150; pkg 675 lbs $121.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $150-160; 300-400 lbs $145-171; 400-500 lbs $140-152; 500-600 lbs $126-145; 650-700 lbs $121-129; few 700-775 lbs $122-132. Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs $125-150; few 525-550 lbs $129-137; pkg 625 lbs $116; few 700-775 lbs $115-121.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $145-158; 500-600 lbs $133-150; few 600-650 lbs $125-133; few 700-750 lbs $120-124.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 400-500 lbs $130-146; pkg 690 lbs $120.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $73.50-75, High Dressing $76-84; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $70-74, High Dressing, $76.50-82; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $61-64.50, High Dressing $66-70.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1360-2015 lbs, bulk $88.50-93, High Dressing $98-99.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 2: 2-4 yrs old, 893-935 lbs $105-122.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 3-7 yrs old, 945-1460 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1250-1650 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: 3-7 yrs old, 850-1350 lbs with 180-520 lbs calves, $1600-2450. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
APRIL 27, 2016
Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 959; Last Week: 1056; Year Ago: 1237

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven, from $6 lower to $5 higher. Slaughter cows sold steady and bulls sold $1 higher; Demand uneven and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 16 percent of the run, 84 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 47 percent of the offering, 47 percent heifers with 6 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 14 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-275 lbs $202-217.50; 300-400 lbs $177-205; 400-450 lbs $160-185; 450-500 lbs $145-160; pkg thin flesh 461 lbs $157; 500-600 lbs $148-168; 600-675 lbs $138.50-166; few 700-725 lbs $126-144; pkg 875 lbs $127. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 325-400 lbs $150-173; 400-500 lbs $135-162; 500-550 lbs $135-154; few 600-650 lbs $121-132.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $177-190; 300-400 lbs $150-170; 400-500 lbs $145-164; 500-600 lbs $138-161; 600-675 lbs $118-137. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 250-300 lbs $154-163; 300-375 lbs $140-157.50; few 425-475 lbs $135-145; few 500-600 lbs $120-135.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $145-162; few 500-550 lbs $140-159; pkg 609 lbs $132.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 425-500 lbs $127-140.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $74-75, High Dressing $77; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $68-74, High Dressing $76.50-79; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $56-63, High Dressing $70.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1140-2235 lbs bulk $91-96, High Dressing $98.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 3-5 yr old, 920-1240 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1225-1425 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Short and solid, 930-1210 lbs with 210-380 lbs calves, $1250-1700 per pair. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
APRIL 26, 2016 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 359; Last Week: 328; Year Ago: 340

   For the most part heifers appeared $2-15 higher. Light-weight boys $3-17 higher. A few bunches of quality preconditioned cattle among the offering today.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $211-232.50; 300-399 lbs $153-195; 400-499 lbs $148-167; 500-599 lbs $132-165; 600-699 lbs $137-153; 700-799 lbs $124-134.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $173-200; 300-399 lbs $151-169; 400-499 lbs $144-158; 500-599 lbs $135-147; 600-699 lbs $123-135; 700-799 lbs $117-121.
   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. ∆

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