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Farmington Livestock Market
AUGUST 2, 2017 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1810; Last Week: 907; Year Ago: 612

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold $2.00-8.00 higher with goodquality in the offering.  Slaughter cows sold steady and bulls $2.00 lower; Demand good and supply heavy. Cows made up approximately 13 percent of the run, 87 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 46 percent of the offering, 47 percent heifers with 8 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 48 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 250-300 lbs $175.00-190.00; 300-400 lbs $170.00-181.00; 400-500 lbs $162.00-188.00, fancy $190.00-203.00; 500-600 lbs $151.00-181.50; 600-700 lbs $140.00-164.00; 700-800 lbs $135.00-154.60; 800-875 lbs $138.00-147.75; pkg 938 lbs $134.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 300-400 lbs $145.00-158.00; 400-500 lbs $135.00-150.00; few 525-550 lbs $133.00-145.00; few 600-625 lbs $125.00-141.00.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS:  Large 3: pkg 780 lbs $87.00.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: few 250-300 lbs $165.50-172.50; 300-375 lbs $160.00-176.00; 400-500 lbs $140.00-166.00; 500-600 lbs $137.50-158.00; 600-700 lbs $130.00-144.75; 700-800 lbs $130.00-140.50. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $126.00-150.00; 400-500 lbs $125.00-147.00; 500-600 lbs $124.00-140.00; few 600-675 lbs $115.00-127.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $154.00-167.00; 500-600 lbs $137.00-160.00; 600-675 lbs $130.00-142.00; pkg 710 lbs $122.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 425-500 lbs $126.00-150.00; 525-550 lbs $120.00-140.00; few 625-650 lbs $115.00-121.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $67.50-74.50, High Dressing $77.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $67.50-74.50, High Dressing $78.00-87.00; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, few $55.50-60.00, High Dressing $70.00-71.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: few 1550-2230 lbs Bulk $85.00-94.00.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium 1-2: 3-5 yrs old, 703-800 lbs, $95.00-103.00.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: few 3-7 yrs old, 705-1485 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1000.00-1450.00 per head. Short and solid mouth, 950-1130 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $625.00-1075.00 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: 4-7 yrs old, 700-1300 lbs, 120-360 lbs calves, $1100.00-1510.00 per pair. ∆

Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
AUGUST 4, 2017 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 1008; Last Week: 764; Year Ago: 271

   Compared to last week, the best test was on 600-700 lb steers which sold fully steady to $5.00 higher with last week’s light test, with other weights under 500 lbs lightly tested and selling with a steady to firm undertone. Feeder heifers had very light receipts and were not tested.  Bulk of the receipts was steers weighing 500-700 lbs.  Slaughter cows sold steady to $2.00 lower with most decline on the high dressing cows. Demand was good with supply moderate. Fed cattle this week traded mostly steady to $1.00 higher with live sales ranging from $116.00-118.00 which help to give support to the market. Slaughter cows accounted for 18 percent of the total receipts with slaughter steers and heifers accounting for 5 percent of the total receipts. Feeder supply consisted of 87 percent steers and bulls, 13 percent heifers and 55 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: few 400-500 lbs $185.00-187.00; 500-600 lbs $171.50-181.50; 600-650 lbs $162.00-172.50, 650-700 lbs $156.50-166.50; pkg 708 lbs $162.50. Medium and Large 1-2: few 350-400 lbs $185.00-191.00; pkg 475 lbs $175.00; 500-550 lbs $169.50-170.00, 550-600 lbs $155.50-165.50; 600-650 lbs $155.50-167.00; pkg 807 lbs $144.00.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: pkg 475 lbs $157.00; pkg 515 lbs $153.25, lot thin 540 lbs $164.00, pkg 598 lbs $152.50; pkg 608 lbs $160.00; pkg fleshy 925 lbs $121.50. Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs $148.00-157.00; 500-600 lbs $147.00-152.00; 600-650 lbs $140.00-144.50; 700-800 lbs few $129.00-139.00. Medium and Large 2: few 300-400 lbs $151.00-160.00; 500-515 lbs $140.00-143.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: 400-450 lbs $171.00-179.00; 500-550 lbs $151.00-157.00, 550-600 lbs $140.00-150.00; lot 708 lbs $142.00.
   HEIFERETTES/STOCK COWS:  Medium and Large 1-2: few 2 yrs 785-1065 lbs $110.00-121.00, pkg $126.50.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $70.50-76.00, High Dressing $76.00-79.50, Low Dressing $65.00-69.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $70.00-76.00, High Dressing $76.00-79.50, Low Dressing $62.50-68.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, few $68.00-72.00, High Dressing $73.50-77.50, Low Dressing $60.00-66.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1350-2200 lbs $138.50-148.50, High Dressing couple $105.00-110.00, Low Dressing $86.00.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (47 head) Select and Choice 2-3: 1035-1350 lbs $115.25-119.50, pkg Holstiens 1680 lbs $88.25.  Select 1-2: 950-1200 lbs $109.00-115.00. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
AUGUST 1, 2017 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 421; Last Week: 152; Year Ago: 283

   Market appeared to hold steady. Last week’s light run due to the extreme heat gave way to a little cooler temperature this morning. A better selection and more activity from the buyers seemed to hold the market well today.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $163-171; 300-399 lbs $152-170; 400-499 lbs $145-161.50; 500-599 lbs $142-150; 600-699 lbs $134-147.50; 700-799 lbs $135-143.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $159-165.50; 300-399 lbs $145-156.50; 400-499 lbs $136-149; 500-599 lbs $135-147; 600-699 lbs $133-138.50; 700-799 lbs $130-132.50.
   BABY CALVES: Holstein $75-90; Beef $220-270.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $65-69, High Dressing $70-74, Low Dressing $59-64; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $66-71, High Dressing $72-79; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $55-59, High Dressing $60-65, Low Dressing $45-50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: High Yield Low $80, High Yield High $93; Low Yield Low $70, Low Yield High $75. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
JULY 31, 2017 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 518   Week Ago: 339       Last Year: 196

    Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven, from $5.00 lower to $1.00 higher on a light test with lower than average quality. Slaughter cows sold steady, bulls sold $4.00 lower. Supply light. Cows made up approximately 22 percent of the run, 78 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 25 percent of the offering, 40 percent heifers with 31 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 18 percent. 
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $172.00-200.00; few 400-500 lbs $149.00-159.00; few 500-550 lbs $140.00-143.00; few 600-625 lbs $135.00-148.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 350-400 lbs $148.00-172.50; few 400-500 lbs $131.00-146.00; few 550-600 lbs $126.00-136.00.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS:  Large 3: pkg 310 lbs $83.00; pkg 472 lbs $66.00.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: few 250-300 lbs $151.00-170.00; 300-400 lbs $141.00-160.00; 400-500 lbs $133.00-145.00; 500-600 lbs $125.00-134.00; few 600-700 lbs $122.00-130.00; pkg 732 lbs $125.00. Medium and Large  1-2: few 350-400 lbs $125.00-138.00; few 400-500 lbs $118.00-138.00; few 575-600 lbs $115.00-128.00; few 680 lbs $115.00-118.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $135.00-162.00; 500-600 lbs $125.00-147.00; few 600-700 lbs $121.00-137.00; 700-775 lbs $119.00-129.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 425-475 lbs $125.00-145.00; few 500-550 lbs $125.00-135.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $68.00-72.50, High Dressing $74.00-81.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $68.50-75.00, High Dressing, $78.50-82.00; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $53.00-63.00, High Dressing $66.00-68.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: few 1100-2215 lbs, Bulk $83.00-93.00, High Dressing One @ $1.00.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 5 yrs to short and solid mouth, 985-1310 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $810.00-940.00 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Scarce. ∆
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