Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 2/10/10

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Receipts:  460   Last Week:  512   Last Year:  942 

   Compared to last Wednesday, slaughter cows sold 2.00-3.00 higher and
slaughter bulls sold 3.00 higher. The law of supply and demand was at
work today with a light supply and very good demand slaughter prices
advanced. Mud in some places and snow in others made the movement of
cattle to market difficult this week. The number of bred cows returning
to the farm was very small given the pressure of higher slaughter prices
and no cow/calf pairs were traded. Supply was light and demand very
good for slaughter classes.

Note: Joplin Regional Stockyards will hold a special cow sale Saturday
February 13th beginning at 1:00 pm.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean       Bulk        Hi Dressing    Lo Dressing
Breaking         70-80    51.50-56.50    55.50-60.50    48.00-52.00
Boning           80-85    50.00-55.50    55.25-60.50    42.00-50.00
                             outstanding 62.50-64.00
Lean             85-90    38.00-45.00    44.00-52.00    29.50-39.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1410-2390 lbs 62.50-68.00; high
dressing 66.50-69.50, indiv. 74.50; low dressing 51.50-59.50.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 890-1125 lbs

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 975-1340
lbs most 635.00-825.00, large lot blacks 3rd stage 875.00, 1st stage 2 yr
1085 lb indiv. 585.00; broken mouth 3rd stage couple 1175-1240 lbs 575.00-620.00. 
Medium and Large 2  4-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage couple 1040-1070 lbs
575.00-600.00. Medium 1-2  7 yrs 2nd stage pkg. 1050 lbs 500.00.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  None traded.

Source:  Missouri Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Joplin, MO
         Don Kleiboeker Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
         24 Hour Market line number 1-573-522-9244

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