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Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
JUNE 24, 2016 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 1433; Last Week: 415; Year Ago: 1340

   With no recent special feeder steers and heifers all traded with a sharply lower undertone since the last special 4 weeks ago. Cattle futures and fed cattle market have all been trending lower. Friday’s markets were also pressured by sell-offs in the equity markets as Great Britain voted to leave the EU which pressured the Stock Market with heavy losses of over 600 points and affected most of the commodity markets. Demand was moderate with bulk of the feeders weighing over 600 lbs. Slaughter cows accounted for near 15 percent of the total receipts and traded firm to $2 higher. Feeder supply included 61 percent steers and 39 percent heifers.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 500-600 lbs $150-160.50; 600-700 lbs $144-156.75; 700-750 lbs $139.75-147; pot load 1035 lbs $126.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-350 lbs $189-191; 400-450 lbs $161-170.50; 450-500 lbs $155-169; 500-600 lbs $140.50-155; 600-700 lbs $138-151; 700-800 lbs $132-140.50; lot 832 lbs $132; pot load 1045 lbs $123.60.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 500-600 lbs $136.50-141.50; 600-650 lbs $142.50-146.25; pot load 754 lbs $135; lot 813 lbs $127.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 300 lbs $163; 400-450 lbs few $148.50-154; 450-500 lbs $137.50-145.50; 500-600 lbs $132-141; 600-700 lbs $130-138.50; 750-800 lbs $129-130.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 372 lbs $171; pkg 425 lbs $160; pkg 582 lbs $131.50; 600-650 lbs $126.50-134.50; pkg 735 lbs $127.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $73.50-80.50, High Dressing $80.50-85.50, Low Dressing few $71-72.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $73-80.50, High Dressing $80.50-86, few $87-90, Low Dressing $65.50-72.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $70-76, High Dressing $76-82.50, gaunt ind. $87, Low Dressing $61-68.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1100-1950 lbs $96-106.50, High Dressing $108.50-115, Low Dressing $89-92.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (20 head) Choice-Select 2-3 mostly Holsteins 1580-1600 lbs $102.25-104, lot 1195 lbs $97.25; Select 1-2 1000-1200 lbs few ind’s $107-112, ind. $116. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
JUNE 22, 2016 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 555; Last Week: 605; Year Ago: 550
No sale July 6 due to the 4th of July Holiday

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold $4-18 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $2 higher; Demand lower and supply light. Cows made up approximately 18 percent of the run, 82 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 46 percent of the offering, 46 percent heifers with 9 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 23 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 350-400 lbs $144-155; 400-500 lbs $140-152; 500-600 lbs $134-149; 600-700 lbs $125.50-138.50; 700-800 lbs $119-130. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-325 lbs $135-156; few 400-500 lbs $135-149; few 500-550 lbs $114-125; few 600-650 lbs $115-125.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $137.50-158; 300-400 lbs $135-149; 400-500 lbs $130-146; 500-600 lbs $122.50-135; 650-700 lbs $115-120; few replacements 700-725 lbs $122-127. Medium and Large 1-2: 425-500 lbs $110-129; 500-600 lbs $110-122.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Few 425-450 lbs $140-148; few 500-775 lbs $120-142; pkg 625 lbs $111; pkg 743 lbs $101; pkg 935 lbs $106. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 400-450 lbs $112-130; pkg 593 lbs $105; pkg 780 lbs $102.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $74-75, High Dressing $78.50-80.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $70.50-76, High Dressing $78.50-89; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $62.50-65.50, High Dressing $73.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: few 1210-1960 lbs bulk $85.50-95.50, High Dressing $98.50-101.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium and Large 2: Few 2-5 yrs old, 900-1200 lbs, $80-109.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 3-7 yrs old, 910-1370 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1025-1175 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Scarce. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
JUNE 20, 2016 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 338   Week Ago: 243       Last Year: 552

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold steady to $6 lower on a light test. Slaughter cows sold $2 higher and few bulls sold $1 lower; Demand lower and supply light. Cows made up approximately 10 percent of the run, 90 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 28 percent of the offering, 50 percent heifers with 22 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 15 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 298 lbs $160; 350-400 lbs $151-159; few 425-500 lbs $137-154; few 500-600 lbs $135-145; 600-700 lbs $125-135. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 285 lbs $149; few 350-400 lbs $130-145; few 400-450 lbs $134-143; few 550-600 lbs $120-121.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 300-400 lbs $140-145; 400-500 lbs $125-149; 500-600 lbs $125-138; pkg 645 lbs $125; pkg 711 lbs $110. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 425-450 lbs $120-135; few 500-575 lbs $111-120; pkg 680 lbs $110.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $130-152; 500-600 lbs $120-130; few 600-625 lbs $120-121. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 550-600 lbs $110-119.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $65-73; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $68.50-70, High Dressing, $77-80.50; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $56-59.50, High Dressing $66-69.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1210-2190 lbs, Bulk $88-95, High Dressing $99.50-102.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 4-7 yrs old, 980-1190 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $790-1010 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Scarce. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
JUNE 21, 2016 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 152; Last Week: 228; Year Ago: 309

   Drop in market and high heat conditions. Very stressful on cattle (and humans). Not enough to do a test other than much lower.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $152-166; 300-399 lbs $152-160; 400-499 lbs $117-158; 500-599 lbs $99-135; 600-699 lbs $92-116.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $156-160; 300-399 lbs $153-159; 400-499 lbs $130-151; 500-599 lbs $113-122.50.
   BABY CALVES: Holstein $30-210; Beef $310.
   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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