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Patton Junction Livestock Auction
MARCH 27, 2017
Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 659   Week Ago: 895       Last Year: 617

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold steady to $8.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold $1.00 higher and bulls sold $5.00 higher; Demand firm to good and supply light. Cows made up approximately 10 percent of the run, 90 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 40 percent of the offering, 41 percent heifers with 18 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 23 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 250-300 lbs $176.00-185.00; 300-400 lbs $161.00-184.00; 400-500 lbs $152.00-$172.00; 500-600 lbs $143.00-165.00; 600-700 lbs $130.00-137.00; 725-775 lbs $125.00-129.00; few 800-900 lbs $115.00-124.00; pkg 995 lbs $113.00.  Medium and Large 1-2: Few 300-400 lbs $157.00-169.00; 425-450 lbs $148.00-160.00; few 550-600 lbs $133.00-135.00.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $143.50-169.00; 400-500 lbs $134.00-150.00; 500-600 lbs $124.00-137.00; 600-700 lbs $125.00-131.00; 700-750 lbs $118.50-122.00.  Medium and Large  1-2: Few 350-400 lbs $135.00-138.50; 400-500 lbs $125.00-138.00; few 500-600 lbs $120.00-125.00; few 650-700 lbs $116.00-121.00; pkg 730 lbs $110.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $150.00-166.00; 500-550 lbs $145.00-159.00; 550-600 lbs $128.50-143.00; few 650-700 lbs $116.00-121.00; pkg 795 lbs $100.00. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 575 lbs $125.00; few 600-650 lbs $120.00-123.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $56.00-65.00, High Dressing $66.50-74.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $58.00-67.00, High Dressing, $70.00-75.50; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, $48.00-54.00, High Dressing $58.00-60.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1350-2285 lbs, Bulk $79.50-90.00; High Dressing $95.50-98.00.
   STOCKER COWS:  Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 6 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 820-1600 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $970.00-1195.00 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Scarce. ∆

Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
MARCH 31, 2017 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 827; Last Week: 2278; Year Ago: 1047

   Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers were very lightly tested on light receipts with steer calves and heifers over 600 lbs trading with a lower undertone and a light test of heifer calves under 600 lbs sold near steady on a few comparable sales. Slaughter cows sold fully steady to firm on a nice offering.  Bulk of the sales was small bunches, packages and singles all selling with moderate demand on a light supply. Slaughter cows accounted for near 45 percent of the total receipts. Feeder supply consisted of 44 percent steers and bulls, 56 percent heifers and near 35 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 350-400 lbs $176.00-186.00; pkg fleshy 526 lbs $163.50, pkg 550 lbs $164.50; pkg fleshy 640 lbs $144.00; lot 845 lbs 126.75. Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs $164.00-173.00; 500-550 lbs $155.50-158.50; 600-650 lbs $144.00-147.50; 700-750 lbs few $135.50-138.50. 
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 400-450 lbs $155.00-163.50; 500-550 lbs $142.50-151.50; 600-650 lbs $132.50-136.50; 700-750 lbs few $121.50-128.50; 800-830 lbs few $121.00.  Medium and Large 1-2: Few 325-400 lbs $153.00-162.00; 450-500 lbs $139.50-141.00; 550-600 lbs $130.00-137.00; pkg 635 lbs $125.50. 
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 345 lbs $175.00; pkg 440 lbs $160.00, pkg 455 lbs $143.50; 500-550 lbs $143.50-148.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $64.00-73.00, High Dressing $73.00-79.00, Low Dressing $58.50-63.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $65.00-73.00, High Dressing $73.00-76.00, few gaunt $78.50-81.00, Low Dressing $60.00-65.00; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $61.50-69.00, High Dressing $69.00-76.00, Low Dressing $55.00-61.50.
   STOCK COWS AND HEIFERETTES: Medium and Large 1-2: 800-1250 lbs mostly 2 yrs $102.00-118.50; 2-4 yrs $86.00-100.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1100-2235 lbs $89.00-99.00, High Dressing $100.50-111.00, Low Dressing $81.00-87.00.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (53 head) Choice 2-4 1150-1450 lbs $130.00-132.75; Select and Choice 1-2 1050-1400 lbs $124.50-128.50, pkg Holstiens 1360 lbs $93.00; Select 1-2 1000-1400 lbs $118.00-121.00. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
MARCH 29, 2017 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1445; Last Week: 2019; Year Ago: 1349

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold steady to $6.00 higher, with good quality in the offering. Slaughter cows sold $2.00 higher and bulls sold $5.00 higher; Demand good and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 11 percent of the run, 89 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 49 percent of the offering, 44 percent heifers with 6 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 17 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 250-300 lbs $185.00-202.50; 300-400 lbs $170.00-185.00; 400-500 lbs $159.50-177.00; 500-550 lbs $164.00-177.00; 550-600 lbs $145.00-160.00; 600-700 lbs $133.00-158.50; 700-800 lbs $121.00-133.00; pkg 875 lbs $120.00; pkg 915 lbs $120.00. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 250-300 lbs $150.00-171.00; 300-400 lbs $150.00-173.00; 400-500 lbs $145.00-160.00; 500-600 lbs $128.00-151.00; few 600-675 lbs $118.50-139.00. Large 1: Pkg 961 lbs $115.00.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS: Large 1: Pkg 848 lbs  $62.00.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 250-300 lbs $151.00-165.00; 300-400 lbs $144.00-160.00; 400-500 lbs $140.00-154.50; 500-600 lbs $127.00-145.00; 600-700 lbs $124.00-135.00; 700-800 lbs $115.00-125.00; pkg 855 lbs $115.00. Medium and Large 1-2: Pkg 295 lbs $142.00; 300-400 lbs $134.00-145.00; 400-500 lbs $130.00-146.50; 500-600 lbs $120.00-130.00; few 600-700 lbs $115.00-123.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs $149.00-169.00; 500-600 lbs $135.00-154.00; few 600-675 lbs $123.00-132.50; few 700-725 lbs $120.00-124.50. Medium and Large: 1-2  few 500-575 lbs $123.00-136.00; pkg 695 lbs $110.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $58.50-66.00, High Dressng $67.50-68.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $64.50-67.50, High Dressing $68.00-71.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $45.50-59.00, High Dressing $63.00-66.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: Few 1255-2420 lbs Bulk 87.50-88.00, High Dressing $90.50-96.00.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 1-2: Few 3-5 yrs old, 915-1140 lbs $69.00-72.00.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large  1-2: Few 3-6 yrs old, 890-1255 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $900.00-1300.00 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: Few 4-7 yrs old, 870-1150 lbs with 170-240 lbs calves, $1250.00-1890.00 per pair. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
MARCH 28, 2017 
Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 559; Last Week: 491; Year Ago: 434

   Overall the market appeared to be steady. Buyers were active today.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $160-180; 300-399 lbs $153-179.50; 400-499 lbs $149-165; 500-599 lbs $137-160; 600-699 lbs $127-142.50; 700-799 lbs $117-128.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Under 200 lbs $190; 200-299 lbs $147-151; 300-399 lbs $145-150; 400-499 lbs $137-148; 500-599 lbs $128-143; 600-699 lbs $119-126; 700-799 lbs $112-113.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $35; Holstein $150-170.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, High Dressing $60-65, Low Dressing $45; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $60-67, High Dressing $68-73; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $51-60, High Dressing $61-66, Low Dressing $45-50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: High Yield Low $80, High Yield High $94; Low Yield Low $70, Low Yield High $75. ∆
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