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Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 3/05/2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Receipts:  548    Last Week:  620    Last Year:  642

   Compared to last Monday, early slaughter cow sold 1.00-3.00 lower with
later sales retuning to steady to 1.00 lower. Slaughter bulls sold steady
on a light supply. A high percent of the offering went to slaughter and in-
cluded a large number of cull dairy cows. The supply of both bred cows and
cow/calf pairs was light. Supply was moderate and demand moderate to good
for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean     Avg Dressing   High-Dressing   Low-Dressing
Breaking     70-80       80.00-87.50    87.00-92.00     73.00-80.00
Boning       80-85       79.00-87.00    87.00-95.50     69.00-79.00
Lean         85-90       68.50-77.00    76.50-85.00     58.00-69.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1155-2275 lbs 94.00-99.00; high
dressing 100.50-106.00; low dressing 85.00-93.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cow:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 895-1035 lbs
91.00-105.00, 725-850 lbs 109.00-125.00; 3-7 yrs 995-1295 lbs 78.00-90.00.

Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd
stage 955-1340 lbs most 1125.00-1375.00, several better quality blacks
1450.00-1550.00, 1st stage 855-1330 lbs 925.00-1185.00; short and solid
mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1115-1250 lbs 900.00-1100.00. Large 1-2  2
yrs to short and solid 2nd and 3rd stage 1200-1495 lbs 1200.00-1485.00.
Medium and Large 2  3-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage couple 980-1110 lbs 825.00-
850.00. Medium 1-2  2-6 yrs 2nd stage 860-1050 lbs most 750.00-950.00, black
indiv. 1075.00; broken mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 910-1040 lbs 750.00-
800.00.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  4 yrs to short and solid mouth 1140-
1270 lb cows w/babies to 350 lb calves and a few rebred 1525.00-1750.00, pkg.
black cows w/200-375 lb calves and some rebred 1800.00; broken mouth to aged
1025-1100 lb cows w/160-350 lb calves 1100.00-1225.00. Large 1-2  broken mouth
1655 lb cow w/185 lb calf 1650.00. Medium 1-2  4-5 yrs 750-800 lb cows w/345-
395 lb calves and rebred 1225.00-1450.00, 5 yr 975 lb cow w/newborn calf
1025.00; short and solid mouth 845 lb cow w/200 lb calf 900.00.

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
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS140.

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