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Patton Junction Livestock Auction
MARCH 5, 2018 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 1476   Week Ago: 608       Last Year: 1196

   Compared to last week, 500 lb steers and 400 lb heifers sold $8.00 higher, the rest of the offering sold steady to $4.00 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $2.00 higher; Demand uneven and supply heavy. Cows made up approximately 7 percent of the run, 93 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 31 percent of the offering, 47 percent heifers with 23 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 22 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 250-300 lbs $200.00-218.00; 300-400 lbs $180.00-214.00; 400-450 lbs $172.00-191.00; 450-500 lbs $164.00-185.00; 500-550 lbs $165.00-185.00; 550-600 lbs $155.00-177.00; 600-650 lbs $148.00-160.00; 650-700 lbs $129.00-148.00; 700-800 lbs $130.00-141.25; few 800-875 lbs $126.50-132.50. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $170.00-196.00; few 400-475 lbs $140.00-160.00; 500-600 lbs $135.00-163.00.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 250-300 lbs $172.00-189.00; 300-400 lbs $158.00-179.00; 400-500 lbs $152.00-178.00; 500-600 lbs $132.00-152.00; 600-700 lbs $130.00-145.00; few 700-775 lbs $126.00-135.00; pkg 808 lbs $123.00. Medium and Large  1-2: few 300-400 lbs $140.00-156.00; 400-500 lbs $129.00-156.00; 500-600 lbs $125.00-145.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 350-400 lbs $170.00-192.00; 400-450 lbs $170.00-185.00; 450-500 lbs $155.00-174.00; 500-550 lbs $150.00-170.00; 550-600 lbs $144.00-160.00; 600-700 lbs $125.00-145.00; few 700-775 lbs $121.00-132.00; pkg 818 lbs $126.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 425-500 lbs $136.00-160.00; few 550-600 lbs $130.00-140.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $54.00-57.00, High Dressing $62.00-64.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $54.50-59.00, High Dressing, $60.00-70.00; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, $40.00-48.00, High Dressing $52.00-55.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: few 1140-2175 lbs, Bulk $77.50-85.00, High Dressing $89.00-95.00.
   STOCKER COWS:  Scarce.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 2: 6 yrs to Short and solid mouth, 890-1235 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $650.00-850.00 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: few 6 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 1060-1410 lbs with 120-340 lbs calves, $1210.00-1590.00 per pair. ∆

Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
MARCH 9, 2018 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 2761; Last Week: 926; Year Ago: 1762

   Compared to the last special two weeks ago which was mostly yearlingcattle weighing over 600 lbs, steers and heifer calves under 600 lbs sold with a firm to higher undertone, steers weighing 600-750 lbs sold $3.00-5.00 higher with yearling steers weighing 750-850 lbs on comparable sales trading mostly $3.00-5.00 lower over 850 lbs were not well tested. Feeder heifers weighing 600-750 lbs sold steady to firm. Slaughter cows sold steady to firm. Demand was good with supply heavy on a nice offering of good quality feeder cattle with demand best on 450-725 lbs feeder steers going to grass. Slaughter cows accounted for near 8 percent of the total receipts. Feeder cattle consisted of 65 percent steers and bulls, 35 percent heifers and 54 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $212.00-221.00; 400-500 lbs $205.00-215.50; 500-550 lbs $187.50-201.00, part load thin 510 lbs $209.50, 550-600 lbs $178.00-191.00; 600-650 lbs $178.00-190.00, 650-700 lbs $166.00-177.50; 700-750 lbs $159.50-170.50, lot 702 lbs fancy $173.50, 750-800 lbs $137.50-148.50; 800-900 lbs $128.75-136.50; 900-930 lbs $126.25-131.00. Medium and Large 1-2: 350-400 lbs $195.00-207.00; 400-450 lbs $191.00-205.00, 450-500 lbs $183.00-199.00; 500-550 lbs $175.00-190.00, 550-600 lbs $168.50-177.00; 600-650 lbs $159.00-169.50, 650-700 lbs $147.00-159.50; 700-750 lbs $144,00-152.50, lot 762 lbs $137.50; lot 840 lbs $132.00. Medium and Large 2: lot 595 lbs $160.00; lot 667 lbs $145.50. Large 1: pot load 992 lbs $130.60; lot 1200 lbs $115.85. Large 1-2: pot load 977 lbs $128.25.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 300-400 lbs $176.00-195.00; 400-450 lbs $170.00-183.50, 450-500 lbs $160.00-171.00; 500-550 lbs $154.00-161.50, pkg thin 510 lbs $171.00, 550-600 lbs $150.50-159.00, pkg fleshy 595 lbs $144.50; 600-650 lbs $148.00-159.00, fleshy $135.50-145.50, 650-700 lbs $143.00-152.00; lot 700 lbs $145.50, lot fleshy 740 lbs $132.75, pkg 765 lbs $139.00; lot 835 lbs $128.50. Medium and Large 1-2: 400-450 lbs $159.00-168.00, 450-500 lbs $150.00-160.00; 500-600 lbs $145.50-154.00, fleshy $140.50-143.50; 600-700 lbs $134.50-141.50; 700-800 lbs $128.50-135.00.  Medium and Large 2: 300-400 lbs $150.00-155.00; 400-450 lbs $152.50-157.00, 450-500 lbs $140.00-146.50; 550-600 lbs $137.50-142.00; pkg 625 lbs $136.50. 
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: pkg 385 lbs $203.50; 400-450 lbs $199.00-202.00, 450-500 lbs $179.00-180.00. Medium and Large 1-2: pkg 372 lbs $195.00; pkg 510 lbs $167.50, 550-600 lbs $146.50-158.00; 650-700 lbs $138.00-141.00; 650-700 lbs $138.00-141.00; pkg 735 lbs $133.00.
   HEIFERETTES/STOCK COWS:  Medium and Large 1-2: 2 yrs 825-1150 lbs $105.50-115.00; 3-4 yrs going to slaughter 1400-1600 lbs $87.00-89.50.  
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $60.00-68.00, High Dressing $68.00-75.00, Low Dressing $53.00-58.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $60.00-69.00, High Dressing 69.00-77.00, Low Dressing $51.00-58.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $58.00-63.00, High Dressing $63.00-70.00, Low Dressing $51.00-57.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1350-2300 lbs $92.00-100.00, High Dressing $103.00-111.00, Low Dressing $80.00-87.00.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (57 head) Choice-High Choice 2-4 1150-1425 lbs $124.50-128.00; Select and Low Choice 1-3 1000-1300 lbs $115.25-122.50; pkg dairy cross 1640 lbs $100.50, Holstiens few 1520-1870 lbs $80.25-81.75. ∆

Farmington Livestock Market
MARCH 7, 2018 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1487; Last Week: 1326; Year Ago: 1326

   Compared to last week, steers and heifers sold steady to $4.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold $2.00 higher and bulls sold $3.00 higher. Demand good and supply moderate. Cows made up approximately 14 percent of the run, 86 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 45 percent of the offering, 43 percent heifers with 12 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs totaled around 22 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 250-300 lbs $200.00-223.00; 300-400 lbs $195.00-216.00; 400-500 lbs $190.00-210.50; 500-600 lbs $167.00-192.00; 600-700 lbs $140.00-166.50; 750-800 lbs $135.00-145.00; 825-900 lbs $130.00-140.00; few 900-925 lbs $130.00-133.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 300-400 lbs $170.00-185.00; 400-500 lbs $160.00-189.00; 500-600 lbs $142.50-175.00; pkg 674 lbs $132.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: few 250-300 lbs $170.00-180.00; 300-400 lbs $161.00-185.00; 400-500 lbs $151.50-174.50; 500-600 lbs $135.00-158.50; 600-700 lbs $138.00-143.00; 700-750 lbs $125.00-135.00; pkg 860 lbs $122.00. Medium and Large 1-2: 300-400 lbs $145.00-162.00; 400-500 lbs $133.00-151.00; few 500-600 lbs $125.00-151.00; few 625-675 lbs $125.00-132.00; pkg 924 lbs $116.50.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: few 325-400 lbs $180.00-198.00; 400-500 lbs $174.00-197.00; 500-600 lbs $147.00-171.00; 600-700 lbs $142.00-148.50; few 800-825 lbs $123.00-127.00. Medium and Large 1-2: few 400-500 lbs $145.00-170.00; few 500-600 lbs $135.00-147.00; few 600-675 lbs $125.00-139.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, few $54.00-65.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $55.50-63.50, High Dressing $65.50-68.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, few $45.50-55.50.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: few 1235-2245 lbs Bulk $79.00-88.50, High Dressing  $90.50-105.50.
   STOCKER COWS: Medium and Large: 3-5 yrs old, 1170-1205 lbs, $68.00-84.50.
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large  1-2: few 3 yrs old to short and solid mouth, 1070-1410 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $1085.00-1450.00 per head.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2: very few 4-6 yrs old, 870-1110 lbs with 110-220 lbs calves, $1075.00-1300.00 per pair. ∆

Fruitland Livestock Market
MARCH 6, 2018 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 382; Last Week: 502; Year Ago: 374

   More lighter weight calves in the offering today. Market appeared strong with trends steady to $2-10 higher.
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-299 lbs $198-205; 300-399 lbs $197-217; 400-499 lbs $172-193; 500-599 lbs $157-174; 600-699 lbs $140-152; 700-799 lbs $135-141.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs $179-183; 300-399 lbs $165-180; 400-499 lbs $161-178; 500-599 lbs $140-160; 600-699 lbs $131-137.50; 700-799 lbs $130-134.50.
   BABY CALVES: Brown $30-80; Holstein $60-90; BeefX $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 $78, High Yield High $92. ∆
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