Springfield-Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 8/30/2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Receipts:  901   Last Week:  571   Last Year:  469

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows sold 2.00-5.00 lower with the 
greatest decline on breaking and boning cows and slaughter bulls sold 2.00-
3.00 lower. Buyers reported that meat prices remain steady and that the
decline in prices is the result of the large supply of cows coming to
market. Several herd reductions and dispersals were included in the offer-
ing because dry hot weather has burned up pastures and without rain forage
will be limited going into fall. There was a moderate supply of bred cows
and heavy supply of cow/calf pairs. Supply was heavy and demand moderate
to light for slaughter classes. Note: No Sale Next Monday “Labor Day”.

   Slaughter Cows:
             Pct Lean        Bulk       Hi Dressing    Lo Dressing
Breaking     70-80       53.00-57.50    57.00-61.00    48.50-53.50
Boning       80-85       51.00-56.50    56.00-60.50    41.50-52.50
Lean         85-90       40.00-48.50    47.50-53.50    31.00-40.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1170-2455 lbs 70.00-76.50; high
dressing 76.00-79.00, indiv. 83.50; low dressing 62.00-70.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-2 yrs 825-1175 lbs
most 72.00-89.50, fancy 92.00-93.00; 3-7 yrs 855-1170 lbs 52.00-64.00.

Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 1020-1350 lbs most 675.00-860.00, black indiv. 910.00, 1st stage
3 yr 1100 lb indiv. 725.00; short and solid mouth to aged 3rd stage 1115-
1355 lbs 585.00-720.00. Large 1-2  3 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 1360-1535 lbs 750.00-960.00. Medium and Large 2  7 yrs to short
and solid mouth 2nd stage pkg. 1080 lbs 625.00, 1st stage 7 yr 1015 lb
indiv. 500.00. Medium 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage
920-1040 lbs 610.00-750.00, 1st stage 850-980 lbs 570.00-620.00.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth
930-1280 lb cows w/140-400 lb calves and some rebred most 900.00-1100.00,
couple lots young black and yellow pairs 1185.00-1200.00; short and solid
mouth to aged 1060-1300 lb cows w/babies to 200 lb calves 750.00-850.00, pkg.
broken mouth red cows w/300 lb calves 1000.00. Medium and Large 2  3 yrs to
short and solid mouth 935-1070 lb cows w/120-280 lb calves and some rebred
650.00-720.00. Medium 1-2  2-6 yrs 820-1025 lb cows, from herd reductions,
w/160-425 lb calves and most rebred 935.00-1125.00; pkg. short and solid
mouth 960 lb cows w/300 lb calves 910.00; broken mouth 1005 lb cow w/180 lb
calf 835.00.

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

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