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Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 760; Last Week: 519; Year Ago: 1230

   Compared to the previous auction two weeks ago, feeder steers and heifers weighing under 750 lbs traded $7-12 lower with spots $15 lower on the heifers. Demand was moderate with bulk of the feeders weighing 450-750 lbs. CME cattle futures continue to have a volatile swing (mostly down) but closed with triple-digit gains on Friday as they try to find some legs. Fed cattle prices continue to trend lower as they have over the last 4 weeks keeping pressure on the feeder cattle market. Slaughter cows accounted for near 15 percent of the total receipts and sold steady to $2 lower with mostly average to low dressing cows. Feeder supply consisted of 65 percent steers, 35 percent heifers and near 45 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 400-500 lbs $161.50-167; 500-550 lbs pkg 525 lbs $156.50; pkg 570 lbs $144.50; 600-650 lbs $142.50-149; lot 685 lbs $134.50; 725-750 lbs $136.50-138.25. Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs $152.50-159.99; pkg thin 445 lbs $165; 500-550 lbs $142-152.50; 600-700 lbs $130-135.50; pkg thin 610 lbs $149.50; 700-770 lbs $133-138.25.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 400-450 lbs $146-156.50; 450-500 lbs $140-144.50; 600-700 lbs $128.50-136. Medium and Large 1-2: 450-500 lbs $137-144; 500-600 lbs $125.50-133.50; 650-700 lbs $118-122; pkg 755 lbs $121.50.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: 600-700 lbs $120.50-125.50.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, few $70-74, High Dressing $78, Low Dressing $65-70; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $70.50-77.50, High Dressing $77.50-79.50, Low Dressing $64-70; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $67-73.50, High Dressing few $74-76, thin $51-58.50, Low Dressing $60-67.
   STOCK COWS AND HEIFERETTES: Few 950-1000 lbs $81-90.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1300-2150 lbs few $90-95, Low Dressing $85-90.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (25 head) Select and Choice 1-3 few 1015-1290 lbs $104-105.50; few Select 1-2 $100.50-103.50; Holsteins 1310-1685 lbs few $92.25-94.25, couple $83-86.75. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 615; Last Week: 524; Year Ago: 1601

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven, from $5 lower to $4 higher. Slaughter cows sold $1 lower and few bulls sold $3 lower. Demand uneven and supply light. Cows made up approximately 22 percent of the run, 78 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 34 percent of the offering, 42 percent heifers with 18 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 27 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $150-180; 400-500 lbs $138-158; 500-600 lbs $130-144.50; 600-675 lbs $125-134.25. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 288 lbs $153; few 350-400 lbs $141-145; pkg 478 lbs $129; few 550-575 lbs $110-120; pkg 643 lbs $127.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS: Large 3: Pkg 436 lbs $96; pkg 539 lbs $91.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $129-145; 400-500 lbs $129-140; 500-550 lbs $125-132; few 600-700 lbs $115-120; 700-775 lbs $112.50-123.35. Medium and Large 1-2: 450-500 lbs $120-128; pkg 524 lbs $111.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-475 lbs $133-148; 500-600 lbs $125-137.50. Medium and Large 1-2: 450-500 lbs $110-126.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $69-72, High Dressing $73.50-78.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $65.50-70.50, High Dressing $72.50-80; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $56-60.50, High Dressing $68.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1025-1945 lbs Bulk $80-90.50, High Dressing $93.50-98.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 3-7 yrs old, 1020-1305 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1250-1385 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 4-7 yrs old, 1045-1520 lbs with 150-280 lbs calves, $1550-2000 per pair. ∆

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