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Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 9/17/2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Receipts:  415    Last Week:  866    Last Year:  399

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows sold 2.00-3.00 lower and slaughter
bulls sold 3.00-4.00 lower. Along with lower receipts the quality of all classes
of cattle was limited today. The offering of bred cows and cow/calf pairs was
very light. Much of the area received from one to three inches of rain over the
weekend along with cooler temperatures. Supply and demand were moderate for
slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean        Bulk       High-Dressing   Low-Dressing
Breaking     70-80       74.00-79.50    79.00-84.50    70.00-74.00
Boning       80-85       73.00-78.50    78.00-84.00    65.00-73.50
Lean         85-90       66.50-73.50    72.50-78.00    56.00-66.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1215-2205 lbs 90.50-96.50; high
dressing 97.00-100.50; low dressing 80.00-89.50.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 738-935 lbs
86.00-100.50, pkg. fancy blacks 104.00, 975-1110 lbs 80.00-83.00; 3-7 yrs
925-1160 lbs 72.00-84.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 900-1330 lbs 925.00-1100.00, 1st stage couple 1180&1290 lbs 1000.00&
1050.00; short and solid mouth to aged most 2nd few 3rd stage 1100-1290 lbs
865.00-875.00. Large 1-2  6 yr 2nd stage 1375 lb indiv. 1100.00. Medium and
Large 2  4-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 940-1305 lbs 800.00-1025.00, 1st stage pkg.
2 yrs 775 lbs 710.00; 7 yr 2nd stage 1055 lb indiv. 760.00; broken mouth 3rd
stage 1065 lb indiv. 610.00. Medium 1-2  3-4 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 845-960 lbs
935.00-985.00, 1st stage 3-4 yrs 900-970 lbs 935.00-1000.00; broken mouth 3rd
stage 1040 lb indiv. 570.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  6-7 yrs couple 1075-1260 lb cows
w/180-200 lb calves 1235.00-1300.00. Medium and Large 2  3 yr 870 lb cow w/170
lb calf 1100.00 per pair.

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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