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Farmington Livestock Market
OCTOBER 12, 2016 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1190; Last Week: 1304; Year Ago: 1039

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold steady to $6 lower except two fancy pot loads of 700 lbs steers and heifers, they sold $2-5 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $2 lower. Supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 17 percent of the run, 83 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 52 percent of the offering, 44 percent heifers with 7 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 34 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $128-153; 400-500 lbs $125-151; 500-600 lbs $117-139; 600-700 lbs $110-124; 700-800 lbs $104-112.50; fancy pot load 726 lbs $121.85; 800-900 lbs $100-112.50; pkg 901 lbs $100. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $120-128; 400-500 lbs $110-125; few 525-600 lbs $105-119; 600-650 lbs $103-115.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $126-127; 300-400 lbs $119-134; 400-500 lbs $110-127; 500-600 lbs $104-120; 600-675 lbs $92-112; 725-800 lbs $110-115; fancy pkg 715 lbs $120. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 375-400 lbs $93-115; 400-500 lbs $90-113; 500-600 lbs $85-106; pkg 726 lbs $100.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: Few 425-500 lbs $111-114.50; few 500-600 lbs $108-124; 600-700 lbs $100-114; 750-775 lbs $91-96.50. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 450-500 lbs $103-106; few 775-800 lbs $85-94.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $50.50-58, High Dressing $61.50-62; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $50.50-57.50, High Dressing $59.50-63; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $52.50-55, High Dressing $57.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1005-2045 lbs Bulk $64.50-77, High Dressing $80-88.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 2: 3-5 yrs old, 765-940 lbs $78-90.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 4-7 yrs old, 880-1380 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage, $1125-1400 per head. Short and solid mouth 875-1310 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage $875-1100 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few Short and solid mouth, 870-1320 lbs with 180-220 lbs calves, $900-1150 per pair. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
OCTOBER 10, 2016 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 553   Week Ago: 492       Last Year: 414

   Compared to last week, 500 lbs steers and 400 lbs heifers sold $2-10 lower, the rest of the offering sold steady to $9 higher. Slaughter cows sold $2 lower and bulls sold steady; Demand uneven and supply light. Cows made up approximately 11 percent of the run, 89 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 47 percent of the offering, 34 percent heifers with 19 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 14 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $145-147.50; 300-400 lbs $122-152; 400-500 lbs $120-160; 500-600 lbs $111.50-128.50; 600-675 lbs $108-125; few 800-875 lbs $94-100. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $105-137; 400-500 lbs $99-117; 500-600 lbs $99-115.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 350-400 lbs $107-120; 400-500 lbs $99-122.50; 500-600 lbs $96-115; few 600-675 lbs $92-109. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 275-300 lbs $101; 300-400 lbs $91-116; 400-500 lbs $90-115; 500-550 lbs $90-106.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $112-139; 500-600 lbs $103-117; few 600-700 lbs $90-106. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 425-500 lbs $104-117; few 500-600 lbs $96-109; few 625-700 lbs $85-103.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $53.50-58, High Dressing $60-62; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $48-56, High Dressing, $61.50-63; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $44.50-52, High Dressing $56.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1190-2005 lbs, Bulk $61-76.50, High Dressing $79-84.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Scarce.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few short and solid mouth, 990-1210 lbs with 210-320 lbs calves, $895-1000 per pair. ∆

Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
OCTOBER 14, 2016 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 1629; Last Week: 390; Year Ago: 775

   Friday’s auction was the first big sale of the fall season with no recent comparison for the last month, with bulk of the receipts weighing 550-850 lbs all selling with a sharply lower undertone. Demand was light to moderate, best on yearlings and longtime weaned calves. There was a nice offering of good quality calves but many were unweaned and traded with light demand. Slaughter cows traded mostly $3-5 lower with instances $7 lower on the better quality cows. Fed cattle market this week fell below the $100 level ranging from $95-99.75 and cattle futures also remain under pressure. Slaughter cows accounted for 6 percent of the total receipts. Feeder cattle consisted of 64 percent steers, 36 percent heifers and near 54 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 450-500 lbs $133-138; 500-600 lbs $123.50-132.50; lot fancy blks 590 lbs $133; 600-650 lbs calves $116.50-118; 640-700 lbs $115.50-121; 700-800 lbs $112-121; pkg fleshy 735 lbs $100; 800-850 lbs $110-114; pkg 1115 lbs $100. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 350-400 lbs $149-162; 400-500 lbs $127.50-138; 500-600 lbs $115.50-125.50; fleshy $113.50-115; 600-700 lbs $110-120.50; fleshy $108-109; 700-800 lbs $109.50-116.25; two pot loads 1018-1070 lbs $106.85-107.60.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Few thin 400-450 lbs $140-143; 450-500 lbs $119.50-123; 500-550 lbs $115-122.50; 550-600 lbs $114.50-115.50, fleshy $107.50-110; 645-700 lbs $108-113.25; pkg fleshy 660 lbs $103.50; 700-800 lbs $106-112.25; lot 810 lbs $106.25; pkg fleshy 820 lbs $95. Medium and Large 1-2: 400-450 lbs $124.50-134.50; 450-500 lbs $110-118.50; 500-600 lbs $105.50-114.50; 600-700 lbs $108.50-110.50; 750-800 lbs $105.50-112.50; 800-850 lbs $100-107.75.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 370 lbs $148; pkg 415 lbs $141; 500-550 lbs $115-118; 600-650 lbs $103-108.50.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, few $54.50-60.50, Low Dressing $50-54.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $55-62, High Dressing $62, Low Dressing $50-55; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $54-58.50, High Dressing thin $41.50-43.50, Low Dressing $46-53.
   STOCKER COWS AND HEIFERETTES: Medium and Large 1-2: 775-950 lbs mostly 2 yrs $84.50-94.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1600-2015 lbs $74.50-79.50, High Dressing Ind. $82.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (54 head) Select and Choice 1-3: 1100-1600 lbs $93.75-96.75; Select 1-2: 950-1115 lbs $87-94.50. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 324; Last Week: 303; Year Ago: 248
   Market interest a little stronger today. Lighter weights $2-15 higher. This speech comes this time of year, Warm days + cool nights + unweaned calves = sick calves. Sick calves: More medicines + higher death loss = Lower prices.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $130-150; 300-399 lbs $132-144; 400-499 lbs $114-140; 500-599 lbs $107-125; 600-699 lbs $100-114.50; 700-799 lbs $97-109.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $133-141; 300-399 lbs $125-135; 400-499 lbs $109-120; 500-599 lbs $110-125; 600-699 lbs $101-103; 700-799 lbs $90-95.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $30, Holstein $35-70, Beef $140-265.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $50-55, High Dressing $55-63; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $50-53, High Dressing $54-60; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $45-49, High Dressing $50-54, Low Dressing $41-44.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: High Yield Low $70, High Yield High $84; Low Yield Low $60, Low Yield High $69. ∆
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