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Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
MARCH 2, 2018 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 926; Last Week: 1473; Year Ago: 623

   Compared to last week's special, this week's light feeder receipts and overall quality were not well tested, especially on calves and most yearlings; with the only real comparison on 650-725 lb heifers selling mostly $4.00-6.00 lower. Sales were mostly singles and small packages with demand moderate to good and supply light to moderate. Slaughter cows on a nice offering sold mostly $2.00-3.00 higher. Slaughter cows accounted for near 30 percent of the total receipts and slaughter steers and heifers 10 percent. Feeder supply consisted of 35 percent steers and bulls, 65 percent heifers and 56 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: few 350-400 lbs $200.00-211.00; pkg 438 lbs $205.00; pkg 538 lbs $185.50, pkg fleshy 535 lbs $180.50; few 600-650 lbs $175.00; lot 780 lbs $144.00; few 875-900 lbs $135.25-135.50; pkg fleshy 905 lbs $126.25. Medium and Large 1-2: few 300-360 lbs $200.00-211.00; 450-500 lbs $174.00-179.00; 550-600 lbs few $169.50-175.50; few 600-650 lbs $156.00-165.50; pkg thin 700 lbs $165.00; few 750-800 lbs $140.25-145.00, pkg fleshy 790 lbs $131.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: few 350-400 lbs $173.00-180.00; few 400-500 lbs $164.00-170.50; few 500-565 lbs $156.00-163.00; 650-700 lbs $135.75-139.50; $700-750 lbs $137.50-143.50; few 825-855 lbs $130.25-130.50; pkg 900 lbs $129.00. Medium and Large 1-2: 450-500 lbs $158.00-167.00; 500-600 lbs $140.00-156.00; 600-700 lbs $131.50-138.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: pkg 490 lbs $183.50; few 650-675 lbs $147.00-149.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 425-440 lbs $188.00-191.00; 475-550 lbs few $169.00-170.00; 545-560 lbs $156.00-166.50.
   HEIFERETTES/STOCK COWS:  Medium and Large 1-2: 3-5 yrs 1070-1500 lbs going to slaughter $75.00-93.00; pkg 2 yrs 915 lbs $115.00.  
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $60.00-68.00, High Dressing $68.00-73.50, few $74.00-75.00, Low Dressing $51.00-58.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $60.00-67.00, High Dressing $67.00-75.00, few $78.00-80.00, Low Dressing $51.00-58.00; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $55.00-61.00, High Dressing $61.00-67.50, Low Dressing $43.00-53.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1350-2100 lbs $88.00-98.50, High Dressing $100.00-107.50, gaunt $110.50-112.00, Low Dressing $85.00.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (86 head) Choice-High Choice 2-4 1100-1650 lbs $124.50-129.50; Select and Low Choice 1-3 1050-1500 lbs $119.50-123.50; pkg Holsteins 1245 lbs $74.25. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
FEBRUARY 26, 2018 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 608   Week Ago: 1010       Last Year: 1144

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven, from $2.00 lower to $5.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold $1.00 higher and bulls sold $3.00 higher; Demand uneven and supply light. Cows made up approximately 11 percent of the run, 89 percent feeders.  Steers made up approximately 30 percent of the offering, 47 percent heifers with 22 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 17 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: few 250-300 lbs $218.00-228.00; 300-400 lbs $187.00-217.00; 400-500 lbs $175.00-190.00; 500-600 lbs $160.00-175.00; 600-700 lbs $145.00-160.00; 700-775 lbs $140.00-149.00; few 800-850 lbs $134.00-135.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 350-400 lbs $175.00-181.00; few 400-500 lbs $162.00-176.00; few 500-550 lbs $143.00-166.00; pkg 755 lbs $133.00.
   FEEDER HOLSTEINS:  Large 3: pkg 491 lbs $74.00.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $158.00-183.00; 400-500 lbs $148.00-165.00; 500-600 lbs $142.00-151.00; 600-700 lbs $135.00-143.00; few 700-750 lbs $131.00-135.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 350-400 lbs $154.00-166.00; few 400-500 lbs $133.00-151.00; few 550-600 lbs $130.00-135.00; pkg 695 lbs $125.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 350-400 lbs $182.00-196.00; 400-500 lbs $170.00-191.00; 500-600 lbs $147.00-169.00; 600-700 lbs $139.50-155.50; few 750-800 lbs $121.00-131.00; few 800-900 lbs $120.00-124.50. Medium and Large 1-2: few 450-500 lbs $161.00-165.00; pkg 590 lbs $146.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $49.00-56.50, High Dressing $59.00-63.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $51.50-57.00, High Dressing, $58.00-65.00; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, few $40.00-48.00, High Dressing $52.50-54.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: few 1130-2050 lbs, Bulk $76.00-83.50, High Dressing $89.00.
   STOCKER COWS: Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 2: 5 yrs to Short and solid mouth, 800-1400 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $740.00-1025.00 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: 6 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 980-1230 lbs with 230-320 lbs calves, $1100.00-1300.00 per pair. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
FEBRUARY 28, 2018 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1326; Last Week: 834; Year Ago: 1883

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold uneven, from $2.00 lower to $4.00 higher.  Slaughter cows and bulls sold $2.00 higher; Demand uneven and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 9 percent of the run, 91 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 47 percent of the offering, 42 percent heifers with 12 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 21 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: few 250-300 lbs $195.00-217.50; 300-400 lbs $195.00-214.00; 400-500 lbs $180.00-207.00; 500-600 lbs $160.00-187.50; 600-700 lbs $147.50-167.00; 700-800 lbs $138.50-145.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 300-400 lbs $160.00-184.00; 400-500 lbs $145.00-176.00; 500-600 lbs $145.00-165.00; few 675-700 lbs $135.00-142.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: few 250-275 lbs $167.50-170.00; 300-400 lbs $155.00-176.00; 400-500 lbs $150.00-174.00; 500-600 lbs $132.50-163.00; 600-700 lbs $130.00-145.00; few 700-800 lbs $128.50-134.50; pkg 825 lbs $131.50. Medium and Large 1-2: pkg 360 lbs $155.00; 400-500 lbs $120.00-159.00; few 550-575 lbs $130.00-136.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 350-400 lbs $182.00-199.00; 400-450 lbs $174.00-190.00; 450-500 lbs $155.00-174.00; 500-600 lbs $145.00-168.00; 600-700 lbs $136.00-154.50; pkg 835 lbs $118.00. Medium and Large 1-2: pkg 448 lbs $166.00; few 550-600 lbs $138.00-145.00; few 600-650 lbs $130.00-135.00; pkg 790 lbs $110.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, Scarce; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $54.50-61.50, High Dressing $64.50-75.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, few $45.50-51.50, High Dressing $58.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: few 1155-2345 lbs Bulk $76.50-85.50, High Dressing  $88.00-108.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium and Large 1-2: 2-5 yrs old, 610-1085 lbs, $85.00-113.00.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large  1-2: few 3 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 2nd and 3rd stage, $975.00-1300.00 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Scarce. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
FEBRUARY 27, 2018 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 502; Last Week: 467; Year Ago: 481

   What a difference the sunshine made. Higher demand for good quality cattle sent the market $2-8 or more higher.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $182-205; 300-399 lbs $190-217; 400-499 lbs $172-193; 500-599 lbs $152-180; 600-699 lbs $148-146; 700-799 lbs $142-148.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $179-181; 300-399 lbs $156-173; 400-499 lbs $153-169; 500-599 lbs $140-150; 600-699 lbs $130-140; 700-799 lbs $120-130.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $35-80; Holstein $50-140; Beef $150-310.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $50-55, High Dressing $56-60, Low Dressing $45-49; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $63-66, High Dressing $67-74; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $49-54, High Dressing $55-60.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: High Yield Low $65, High Yield High $83; Low Yield Low $60, Low Yield High $64. ∆

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