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Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 4/18/12

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Receipts:  1278    Last Week:  1040    Last Year:  1275

   Compared to last Wednesday, breaking and boning slaughter cows sold steady
to 1.00 higher and lean cows sold 2.00-3.00 higher. Slaughter bulls sold 2.00
higher. A couple recent events have increased the demand and prices for both
lean slaughter cows and slaughter bulls. There was a moderate supply of bred
cows and cow/calf pairs. Supply was heavy and demand good for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean    Avg Dressing   High Dressing   Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    80.00-88.00    86.50-93.00     77.00-81.50
Boning           80-85    83.00-90.00    89.00-95.00     75.00-83.00
                             outstanding 98.00&104.75
Lean             85-90    75.00-83.00    83.00-91.00     65.00-73.00
                             outstanding 93.00-94.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1240-2090 lbs 99.00-106.00; high
dressing 106.50-114.00, indiv. 116.00; low dressing 92.00-99.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 830-1080 lbs
98.00-115.00, 1075-1225 lbs 90.00-93.50; 3-7 yrs 870-1090 lbs most 85.00-
99.00, couple pkgs. thin 105.00-110.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 950-1350 lbs most 1050.00-1250.00, few better quality 1300.00-1425.00,
1st stage 1050-1175 lbs most 900.00-1100.00, couple indiv. 1150.00&1175.00;
broken mouth to aged 3rd stage 1075-1225 lbs 820.00-1025.00. Large 1-2  4 yrs
to short and solid mouth 1380-1475 lbs 1160.00-1300.00, 1st stage pkg. 1440
lbs 1210.00. Medium and Large 2  3-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 975-1175 lbs 900.00-
1045.00, 1st stage 975-1100 lbs 800.00-825.00. Medium 1-2  5 yrs to short and
solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 900-1030 lbs 850.00-1050.00, 1st stage couple
800-925 lbs 1025.00-1050.00; broken mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 875-915 lbs
665.00-850.00.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 900-
1295 lb cows w/babies to 360 lb calves 1250.00-1475.00, cow w/250 lb calf and
rebred 1650.00; broken mouth 1110 lb cow w/190 lb calf 1200.00. Medium and
Large 2  3 yrs to short and solid mouth 800-1100 lb cows w/babies to 135 lb
calves 1025.00-1150.00. Medium 1-2  3 yrs to short and solid mouth 900-1025 lb
cows w/babies to 220 lb calves 1150.00-1300.00; broken mouth couple pkgs. 875-
950 lb cows w/babies to 150 lb calves 900.00-1000.00.

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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