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Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 3/2/11

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Receipts:  884   Last Week:  1635   Last Year:  1137

   Compared to last Wednesday, slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 higher and
slaughter bulls sold fully 2.00 higher with instances 3.00 higher. With
receipts today one-half those of last week slaughter prices regained a
portion of that lost last week. A couple small dispersals provided a
moderate supply of bred cows and cow/calf pairs. Supply was moderate
and demand good for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean       Bulk        Hi Dressing    Lo Dressing
Breaking         70-80    67.00-73.00    72.50-78.50    58.00-67.00
                             outstanding 80.00-84.00
Boning           80-85    66.00-72.00    72.00-79.50    58.00-67.00
                                         indiv.81.00
Lean             85-90    52.00-59.50    59.50-68.00    42.00-52.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1270-2265 lbs 78.00-86.00; high
dressing 86.00-92.50, couple 94.50&96.50; low dressing 73.00-77.50.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 750-1275 lbs
most 80.00-98.00, couple blacks 103.00&109.00; 3-7 yrs 875-1358 lbs
70.00-83.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd
and 3rd stage 950-1360 lbs most 900.00-1125.00, couple pkgs. blacks 3rd
stage from dispersals 1200.00-1250.00, 1st stage 1000-1285 lbs 860.00-
1075.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1150-1315 lbs
740.00-940.00. Large 1-2  2 yr 2nd stage 1380 lb indiv. 1060.00; broken
mouth 3rd stage 1320-1485 lbs 965.00-1010.00. Medium and Large 2  short
and solid mouth 3rd stage 1220 lb indiv. 780.00, 1st stage 7 yr 935 lb
indiv. 650.00; broken mouth 3rd stage pkg. 1085 lbs 715.00. Medium 1-2
2-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 935-1030 lbs 800.00-950.00, 1st stage 950-1025
lbs 835.00-975.00; broken mouth 3rd stage 1080 lb indiv. 710.00.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth
1060-1310 lb cows w/babies to 425 lb calves and some rebred most 1100.00-
1300.00, several better quality 1325.00-1425.00; broken mouth to aged
1085-1225 lb cows w/babies to 140 lb calves 825.00-1075.00. Medium 1-2
4 yrs to short and solid mouth 1000-1035 lb cows w/babies to 175 lb
calves 935.00-1075.00.

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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