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Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
AUGUST 18, 2017
Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 717; Last Week: 1376; Year Ago: 662

   Regular monthly cow special with too few feeder cattle for a test. Several bred cows mostly in the third period along with a few pairs made up most of the afternoon offering. Slaughter cows traded $1.00-2.00 lower. Cash cattle prices this week have been under pressure as Boxed Beef prices and cattle futures have moved sharply lower. Cows accounted for 70 percent of the receipts with 30 percent feeders. In the feeder supply steers and bulls accounted for 55 percent, 45 percent heifers, and near 55 percent weighed over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: Few 500-550 lbs $163.00-181.00. Medium and Large 1-2: Few 600-650 lbs $140.00-145.50; Fleshy 798 lbs $128.75.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: Pkg 462 lbs $150.00. Medium and Large 1-2: 500-550 lbs $135.00-140.00; Few 600-700 lbs $130.00-132.50. Medium 1-2: Pkg 360 lbs $160.00; Pkg 453 lbs $142.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: 550-600 lbs $146.50-148.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $68.00-73.50, High Dressing $75.50-77.50, Low Dressing $65.00-68.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $68.00-74.00, High Dressing $75.00-77.00, Low Dressing $64.00-68.00; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $68.00-72.00, Low Dressing $58.00-67.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1400-2150 lbs $88.00-91.00, High Dressing $98.00-100.00, Low Dressing $83.50-87.00.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: Bred Heifers 1200-1350 lbs mostly 3rd period preg $1575.00-1825.00 per head, Pkg 980 lbs 3rd stage $1525.00 per head; 3-7 yrs 1150-1450 lbs 3rd stage preg $1425.00-1700.00 per head.
   COW AND CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: 2-6 yrs 1000-1250 lbs with 250-300 lbs $1800.00-1900.00 per pair.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: ( head) Choice 2-3: 1400-1450 lbs $108.50-109.75. Select and Choice: 2-3 1100-1250 lbs $101.00-106.50. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
AUGUST 16, 2017 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1088; Last Week: 1312; Year Ago: 1262

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven, from $6.00 lower to $6.00 higher.  Slaughter cows sold $2.00 lower and bulls sold $6.00 lower; Demand uneven and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 20 percent of the run, 80 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 43 percent of the offering, 48 percent heifers with 10 feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 24 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: few 250-300 lbs $170.00-175.00; 300-400 lbs $165.00-186.00; 400-500 lbs $155.00-180.00; 500-600 lbs $147.00-167.00; 600-700 lbs $132.00-155.00; 700-775 lbs $130.00-145.00; pkg 844 lbs $132.50; pkg 900 lbs $130.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 250-300 lbs $160.00-165.00; few 300-400 lbs $141.00-165.00; few 450-500 lbs $141.00-153.00; few 500-600 lbs $128.00-145.00; few 750-775 lbs $123.50-125.00.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $142.00-165.00; 400-500 lbs $140.00-159.00; 500-600 lbs $135.00-147.50; 600-700 lbs $130.00-135.00; 700-750 lbs 125.00-146.50; pkg 835 lbs $125.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 350-400 lbs $135.00-140.00; 400-500 lbs $121.00-145.00; few 575-600 lbs $121.00-127.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: few 400-500 lbs $152.00-172.00; 500-575 lbs $132.50-150.00; pkg 700 lbs $121.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 475-500 lbs $139.50-147.00; few 525-575 lbs $118.00-131.00; pkg 710 lbs $118.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $62.50-67.00, High Dressing $70.50-74.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $64.00-72.00, High Dressing $74.00-82.00; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, few $55.00-60.00, High Dressing $64.00-71.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: few 1270-2155 lbs Bulk $80.50-92.50, High Dressing  $95.00-98.00.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 3-7 yrs old, 915-1395 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $985.00-1375.00 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Scarce. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
AUGUST 15, 2017 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 476; Last Week: 507; Year Ago: 286

   Overall the market was steady today. Quality conditioned cattle showed $3-7 higher, the rest of the offering $2-6 lower.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $170-181; 300-399 lbs $150-175; 400-499 lbs $145-165; 500-599 lbs $142-162; 600-699 lbs $130-146; 700-799 lbs $120-140.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $160-175; 300-399 lbs $142-156; 400-499 lbs $140-152; 500-599 lbs $137-149.50; 600-699 lbs $130-135.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $25-45; Holstein $80-140; Beef $135-240.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $60-64, High Dressing $65-70, Low Dressing $59-63; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $64-68, High Dressing $69-73; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $55-59, High Dressing $60-65, Low Dressing $45-50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: High Yield Low $80, High Yield High $91; Low Yield Low $70, Low Yield High $75. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
AUGUST 14, 2017 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 638   Week Ago: 483       Last Year: 523

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven, from $1.00 higher to $9.00 lower. Slaughter cows sold $5.00 lower and bulls sold $3.00 lower; Demand uneven and supply light. Cows made up approximately 15 percent of the run, 85 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 29 percent of the offering, 43 percent heifers with 27 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 26 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: few 250-300 lbs $182.50-197.50; 300-350 lbs $171.00-192.50; 350-400 lbs $158.00-185.00; few 400-475 lbs $145.00-152.00; 500-600 lbs $140.00-152.00; 600-700 lbs $131.00-145.00; 700-750 lbs $130.00-135.00. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $145.00-165.00; 400-500 lbs $130.00-145.00; pkg 595 lbs $125.00.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: few 250-300 lbs $160.00-170.00; 300-350 lbs $143.00-167.00; 400-500 lbs $133.00-150.00; 500-600 lbs $126.00-141.00; 600-650 lbs $126.00-136.00; 700-800 lbs $118.00-130.50; pkg 837 lbs $120.00. Medium and Large: 1-2  400-500 lbs $115.00-135.00; few 500-525 lbs $121.00-131.00; few 650-675 lbs $118.00-128.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 400-500 lbs $129.00-148.00; 500-600 lbs $126.00-141.00; 600-700 lbs $119.00-130.00; few 700-750 lbs $115.00-123.00; few 800-850 lbs $115.00-116.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 400-500 lbs $121.00-143.00; few 650-675 lbs $118.00-120.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $62.50-69.50, High Dressing $70.00-72.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $64.50-73.50, High Dressing, $76.50-79.00; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $53.00-60.00, High Dressing $68.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: few 1290-1995 lbs, Bulk $82.50-87.00, High Dressing $90.00-95.00.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 2 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 1035-1370 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $830.00-1275.00 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Scarce. ∆
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