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Patton Junction Livestock Auction
JULY 18, 2016 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 201   Week Ago: 535       Last Year: 272

   Too small of an offering for a trend comparison. Slaughter cows sold steady and few bulls not tested; Demand not tested and supply very light. Cows made up approximately 12 percent of the run, 82 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 28 percent of the offering, 48 percent heifers with 24 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 24 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 300-400 lbs $140-148; few 625-650 lbs $126-136; pkg 712 lbs $136.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 250-275 lbs $125-146; few 300-350 lbs $125-145; few 400-500 lbs $115-134.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 325-400 lbs $129-143; few 400-475 lbs $127-146; few 525-600 lbs $125-135; 600-700 lbs $118-129.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 400-450 lbs $120-121; few 500-575 lbs $110-127; pkg 620 lbs $110.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $129-143; few 500-600 lbs $121-138; few 625-650 lbs $125-133.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $65-68; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $64-72, High Dressing, $75-80; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $55-60.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1555-2190 lbs bulk $86-93.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Scarce.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Very few 2-7 yrs old, 960-1295 lbs with 100-180 lbs calves, $1350-1485 per pair. ∆

Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
JULY 22, 2016 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 476; Last Week: 600; Year Ago: 120

   Compared to the last auction two weeks ago, a light test of 500-650 lbs steers traded steady with weights over 650 lbs selling with a lower undertone, heifers were lightly tested. Slaughter cows sold mostly $2-5 lower. Receipts this week were curtailed due to heat and very humid conditions this week along with cattle futures trading mostly lower and lower fed cattle trade. Cattle on Feed Report was released Friday afternoon with on feed coming at 101.2 percent; Placements at 103 percent which was 3 percent lower than most expectations at 106.1 percent and Marketings at 109.4 percent with average guess at 109.7 percent. Slaughter cows accounted for near 15 percent of the total receipts. Feeder supply included 72 percent steers, 28 percent heifers and near 75 percent over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 418 lbs $176; pkg 560 lbs $161.25; 600-700 lbs $150.50-158.50; lot 725 lbs $148.75. Medium and Large 1-2: 550-600 lbs $149-159.25, pkg thin 568 lbs $165.75; few 650-700 lbs $145-150.50; 700-750 lbs $143-147; 775-800 lbs $126-128.75; pot load 840 lbs $137.10; lot 860 lbs $129.75.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 500-600 lbs $135.50-145; 600-700 lbs $134-138.50; few 700-750 lbs $130.25-134.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 665 lbs $123.50; pkg 725 lbs $125.50; pkg 835 lbs $115.75.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, few $70-77.50, High Dressing few $76.50-77.50, Low Dressing $68.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $70-77, High Dressing few $77-79, Low Dressing $65-69.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $68-74.50, High Dressing $76, Low Dressing $60-67.
   STOCK COWS AND HEIFERETTES (open): Scarce.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1300-2100 lbs $93.50-96.50, Low Dressing $84.50-91.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (21 head) Choice 2-3: Few 1100-1175 lbs $113.50-114; Mostly Select 1-2: 1100-1400 lbs $109-112; few Holsteins 1575-1800 lbs $95.25-102.75, ind. $106. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
JULY 19, 2016 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 213; Last Week: 358; Year Ago: 208

   The heat is on. Very light run where there were some to test a market. The trend appeared lower $1-6.
   FEEDER STEERS: 300-399 lbs $144-167.50; 400-499 lbs $144-157.50; 500-599 lbs $125-150; 600-699 lbs $123-138.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $143-146; 300-399 lbs $136-143.50; 400-499 lbs $119-139; 500-599 lbs $125-136.50; 600-699 lbs $117-126.50.
   BABY CALVES: Holstein $125, Beef $160.
   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
JULY 20, 2016 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 322; Last Week: 908; Year Ago: 852

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven, from $7 lower to $3 higher. Slaughter cows sold steady, bulls sold $1 lower; Demand uneven and supply light. Cows made up approximately 13 percent of the run, 87 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 36 percent of the offering, 41 percent heifers with 14 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 28 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 325-400 lbs $142.50-156; 450-500 lbs $143-150; 500-600 lbs $135-158; 600-700 lbs $130-142.50; few 725-800 lbs $120-135; few 900-925 lbs $125. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-350 lbs $125-140; pkg 433 lbs $130; pkg 587 lbs $129.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS: Large 3: Pkg 295 lbs $105; pkg 359 lbs $105.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few pkg 295 lbs $141; 375-400 lbs $125-142; 425-475 lbs $130-145; 525-600 lbs $122.50-135.50; 650-700 lbs $120-130.50; 750-775 lbs $122.50-127.50; pkg fleshy 961 lbs $113.50. Medium and Large 2: Few 450-500 lbs $115-131.50; few 500-550 lbs $118.50-125; pkg 625 lbs $110.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $139-153.50; 500-600 lbs $120-137; few 600-650 lbs $127-131. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 475-500 lbs $125-130.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, Few 73-75, High Dressing $80; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $73, High Dressing $77-79.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $55.50-62.50, High Dressing $71.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1130-2365 lbs bulk $88-95.50, High Dressing $96.50-103.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 3 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 870-1345 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1000-1325 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: One 4 yr old, 980 lbs with 200 lb calve, $1800 per pair. ∆     
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