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Farmington Livestock Market
JANUARY 9, 2019 • Farmington, Mo.
Receipts: 1550; Last Week: 471; Year Ago: 1926

   Compared to the much lighter offering last week feeder steers and heifers sold unevenly steady. Slaughter cows sold steady to $3.00 higher and bulls mostly steady. Several larger drafts of high quality sixty plus day weaned calves, which had two or three rounds of shots and paper work from the vet to prove it. On top of that most of these calves were carrying only the lightest amounts of flesh. Those cattle found very good demand and sold at the tops of their weigh breaks as they were everything but making money on the truck ride to their new homes. On the other hand calves that were unweaned or carrying extra flesh struggled as buyers are already having some small thoughts about grass and getting some inventory gathered up. Those calves which already bounce and jiggle take a while to adjust and that adjustment time is not profitable. The supply of feeders was moderate leaning on towards heavy. The feeder offerings was made up of 44 percent steers, 51 percent heifers and 5 percent feeder bulls, with 36 percent of the feeders over 600 lbs. Slaughter cows andbulls made up approximately 20 percent of the total offering. Cattle Futures both live and feeder posted strong gains the first two days of the week but gave a little back on Wednesday.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 381 $170.00-172.00; 432 $160.00-174.50; 477 $158.00-169.50; 521 $157.00-170.50; 531 $173.50; 581 $147.00-157.50; 637 $142.00-147.00; 605 $151.00; 676 $140.00-144.00; 707 $137.50-142.50; 763 $135.00-137.50; 875 $130.00.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 428 $142.50-154.00; 476 $140.00-150.00; 521 $138.00-152.00; 572 $132.50-141.00; 623 $129.00-136.50; 681 $130.00-134.00; 711 $125.00-127.50; 775 $120.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 430 $139.00-143.00; 540 $133.00-134.00; 574 $125.00-129.50; 632 $124.00-127.00; 707 $122.00.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $40.00-46.50, High Dressing $47.50-50.00, Low Dressing $37.00-40.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $38.00-46.00, High Dressing $46.00-50.00, Low Dressing $35.00-37.50; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $32.00-37.40, High Dressing $38.00-45.00, Low Dressing $25.00-30.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: few 1100-2150 lbs. $55.50-65.00, High Dressing $65.50-67.00, low dressing $43.50-50.50.
   BRED COWS: (per head) few Medium and Large 2: 2-7 yrs old, 800-1425 lbs, mostly 2nd few 3rd stage, $500.00-910.00.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: (Per Pair) Medium and Large 1-2: few 2 yrs to short and solid, 750-1500 lbs w/100-350 lb calf $1100.00-1250.00. Medium and Large 2: few 5-6 yrs, 700-1050 lbs w/baby-250 lb calf, $700.00-810.00. ∆

Patton Junction Livestock Auction
JANUARY 7, 2019 • Patton, Mo.
Receipts: 767   Week Ago: No Sale       Last Year: 697

   No sale the past two weeks for a trend comparison, feeders mostly $2.00-7.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold $5.00 higher, bulls sold steady; Demand good and supply light. Cows made up approximately 14 percent of the run, 86 percent feeders. Steers made up approximately 39 percent of the offering,45 percent heifers with 17 percent feeder bulls. Offerings over 600 lbs Totaled around 26 percent.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 270 $170.00-181.00; 327 $162.00-178.00; 382 $159.00-169.00; 424 $155.00-168.00; 482 $148.00-157.00; 458 $175.50; 516 $140.00-154.00; 584 $134.00-145.00; 620 $131.00-145.50; 675 $120.00-140.00; 734 $121.00-128.00; 755 $125.00.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 268 $140.00-150.00; 326 $141.00-146.00; 369 $135.00-150.00; 420 $130.00-144.00; 471 $125.00-138.00; 523 $125.00-145.00; 561 $117.00-128.00; 611 $115.00-125.00; 677 $115.00-119.00; 727 $116.00-122.00.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1: 370 $140.00-154.00; 419 $140.00-159.00; 465 $135.00-146.00; 535 $131.00-144.00; 578 $130.00-142.00; 615 $126.00-133.00; 666 $120.00-125.00; 700 $123.00; 769 $110.00-115.00
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 75-80 Percent Lean, $39.00-43.00, High Dressing $47.50-49.50; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $38.50-43.50, High Dressing, $45.00-49.50; Lean, 85-90 Percent Lean, $29.50-34.00, High Dressing $38.00-41.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: few 1330-2460 lbs. $60.50-64.50, High Dressing $67.00-71.00. 
   REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium 2: Scarce.
   BRED COWS: Per Head) Medium and Large 2: few 4-7 yrs old, 1060-1605 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage, $735.00-835.00.
   COW-CALF PAIRS: (Per Pair) Medium and Large 2  few 5-7 yrs old, 980-1135 lbs w/110-370 lbs calf, $950.00-1000.00. ∆

SEMO Livestock Sales LLC
JANUARY 8, 2019 • Fruitland, Mo.
Receipts: 538; Last Week: No Sale 2 weeks; Year Ago: 366

   No sale for 2 weeks but market was active today. Overall $4-9 higher from December sale.
   11 Strs 580 lb ave $156
   10 Strs 780 lb ave $140.50
   7 Hfrs 525 lb ave $149
   FEEDER STEERS: 200-300 lbs $163-181; 300-400 lbs $156-178; 400-500 lbs $148-171; 500-600 lbs $146-158; 600-700 lbs $136-145; 700-800 lbs $123-140.50.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-300 lbs $145-151; 300-400 lbs $134-146; 400-500 lbs $132-141; 500-600 lbs $130-149; 600-700 lbs $120-129.
   BABY CALVES: 5 Head Brown $15-55; 2 Head Holstein $40; 2 Head Beef $145-160.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $34-41, High Dressing $42-52; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $30-34, High Dressing $35-42.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: High Yield $55-70.
   BULLS SOLD: 8
   TAKE HOME COWS: By the head not enough this week to test market.
Charley Mangels Bred Hfr Sale Saturday, February 9th 12:00 pm. Call in advance if you have breeding stock to consign. No animals accepted day of sale. ∆

Eastern Missouri Livestock Auction
JANUARY 11, 2019 • Bowling Green, Mo.
Receipts: 2375; Last Week: 637; Year Ago: 2163

   Compared to the last special three weeks ago, steer calves under 500 lbs were light tested, 500-550 lbs sold with a firm to higher undertone, 550-700 lbs sold mostly steady, with 700-800 lbs trading steady to $4.00 lower. Feeder heifers had the best test on 500-600 lbs selling $4.00-6.00 lower with weights over 600 lbs not well tested but trading with a lower undertone. Demand was moderate to good with supply heavy with the bulk of the feeders weighing 550-750 lbs. Slaughter cows accounted for near 12 percent of the total receipts and sold mostly steady. Feeder cattle supply consisted of 59 percent steers and bulls, 41 percent heifers and 66 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
   FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1: 442 $185.00; 477 $180.00; 531 $176.00-186.00; 545 $168.50; 573 $161.00-172.00; 634 $150.25-160.00; 674 $148.00-157.75; 655 $145.50; 730 $150.50-154.25; 738 $132.25-138.50; 753 $138.50-140.00; 818 $135.50-139.50; 891 $134.25.
   FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1: 535 $140.00-141.00; 575 $144.00-144.50; 580 $130.00; 629 $138.00-143.50; 667 $133.75-138.50; 655 $127.00; 717 $129.25-130.25; 802 $131.00; 840 $120.50.
   FEEDER BULLS: Medium and Large 1-2: 461 $151.50; 523 $156.00; 578 $130.50-135.50; 623 $120.00-133.00; 686 $115.00-127.00; 721 $117.00-120.50.
   SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking 70-80 Percent Lean, $49.00-54.50, High Dressing $56.00-64.00, Low Dressing $44.00-48.00; Boning 80-85 Percent Lean, $49.00-54.50, High Dressing $59.50, Low Dressing $38.00-45.00; Lean 85-90 Percent Lean, $45.00-50.00, $122.50-126.50, Low Dressing $34.50-43.00.
   SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2: 1400-2180 lbs $68.50-74.00, High Dressing $76.50-78.50, Low Dressing $62.00-64.50.
   SLAUGHTER STEERS AND HEIFERS: (43 head) Choice 2-3: 1200-1500 lbs $118.50-122.00; Select and Choice 1-3: few 1200-1450 lbs $115.00-117.00; Select 1-2: 1000-1645 lbs $105.00-108.50. ∆
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