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Joplin livestock reports

Carthage - Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 4/22/15

Receipts:   971   Last Week:  1003   Last Year:  844

   Compared to last Wednesday, slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 higher with
the greatest advance on high dressing cows and slaughter bulls sold fully
steady. The offering included a heavy supply of bred cows and a light supply
of cow/calf pairs. Several producers were buying thin cows of all ages, open
and bred, to turn out on the grass. Supply was moderate and demand good for
slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    111.00-119.00   118.00-125.00    100.00-111.00
Boning           80-85    110.00-119.00   118.00-129.00    100.00-112.00
                              outstanding 130.00-132.00
Lean             85-90    101.00-111.00   110.00-118.00    96.00-101.00
                       couple outstanding 122.00&125.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1200-2470 lbs 133.00-143.00; high
dressing 142.00-154.00; low dressing 122.00-133.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 740-1120 lbs
140.00-175.00, few 680-870 lbs 180.00-220.00; 3-7 yrs 882-1225 lbs 117.50-
135.00, few thin 790-840 lbs 145.00-150.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 1075-1360 lbs most 1800.00-2350.00, several better quality blacks
2600.00-2650.00, 1st stage couple 1100-1275 lbs 1950.00; short and solid mouth
to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1090-1305 lbs 1375.00-1750.00. Large 1-2  5-6 yrs 2nd
and 3rd stage 1410-1595 lbs 1800.00-2500.00. Medium and Large 2  3-5 yrs 2nd
and 3rd stage 1000-1200 lbs 1425.00-1700.00. Medium 1-2  3-5 yrs 2nd stage 900-
1000 lbs 1650.00-1750.00, 1st stage 925-1000 lbs 1600.00-1650.00; broken mouth
2nd and 3rd stage 980-1045 lbs 1175.00-1230.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  4 yrs to short and solid mouth 1100-
1350 lb cows w/babies to 200 lb calves 2100.00-2300.00; short and solid mouth
to aged 1240-1300 lb cows w/baby to 160 lb calves 2000.00-2350.00. Medium and
Large 2  4 yrs to broken mouth 1025-1150 lb cows w/babies to 155 lb calves
1500.00-1750.00. Medium 1-2  2-6 yrs 700-900 lb cows w/babies to 165 lb calves
2050.00-2300.00 per pair.

Source:  Missouri Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Carthage, MO
         Don Kleiboeker Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
         24 Hour Market line number 1-573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS174.

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