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Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 5/12/10

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Receipts:  1524   Last Week:  1808   Last Year:  1055

   Compared to last Wednesday, slaughter cows sold steady 1.00 lower and 
slaughter bulls sold steady. The offering included several dispersals
providing a good supply of above average quality bred cows and cow/calf
pairs that received a lot of buyer interest. Strong slaughter prices continue 
to encourage producers to bring their cull cows to market. Supply
was heavy and demand good for slaughter classes.
   
   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean       Bulk        Hi Dressing    Lo Dressing
Breaking         70-80    56.00-62.00    62.00-69.00    -----------
                                         indiv.72.00
Boning           80-85    56.00-62.00    61.50-69.00    46.50-56.00
                             outstanding 70.00-70.50
Lean             85-90    43.50-50.00    50.00-59.00    33.50-41.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1235-2330 lbs 71.00-79.00; high
dressing 79.00-87.50; low dressing 64.00-70.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 640-1220 lbs
most 68.00-86.00, couple pkgs. blacks 98.00-100.00; 3-7 yrs 915-1310 lbs
most 58.00-67.50, pkg. blacks from dispersal 72.50.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd
and 3rd stage 1050-1360 lbs most 700.00-900.00, several better quality
mostly 3rd stage 950.00-1075.00, 1st stage 1050-1200 lbs 735.00-850.00.
Large 1-2  2-5 yrs 3rd stage 1275-1495 lbs 935.00-1000.00, 1st stage 2 yr
1375 lb indiv. 900.00. Medium and Large 2  4-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 950-
1090 lbs 550.00-675.00. Medium 1-2  2-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 800-1050
lbs 575.00-825.00, 1st stage 960-1040 lbs 600.00-675.00; broken mouth 2nd
stage pkg. 970 lbs 530.00.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth
900-1350 lb cows w/babies to 400 lb calves and few rebred most 1000.00-
1300.00, better quality from dispersals mostly blacks 1325.00-1425.00;
short and solid mouth to aged 1085-1225 lb cows w/babies to 185 lb calves
785.00-960.00. Large 1-2  4-6 yrs 1400-1500 lb cows w/150-170 lb calves
1250.00-1375.00. Medium and Large 2  5 yr 1075 lb cow w/135 lb calf
800.00; broken mouth 1100 lb cow w/baby calf 650.00. Medium 1-2  3-7 yrs
900-1000 lb cows w/babies to 165 lb calves 825.00-1050.00.

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
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS174

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