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Springfield - Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 9/24/2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Receipts:  682    Last Week:  415    Last Year:  606

   Compared to last Monday, the bulk of slaughter cows and slaughter bulls sold
2.00-3.00 lower with instances 4.00 lower. Several dispersals helped to provide
a moderate supply of bred cows and cow/calf pairs. A heavier than normal supply
of cull dairy cows was included in the offering. Supply and demand were moderate
for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean     Avg Dressing   High-Dressing   Low-Dressing
Breaking     70-80       72.00-77.50    77.00-80.50    66.00-72.00
Boning       80-85       70.00-77.00    76.50-81.50    62.00-71.50
Lean         85-90       64.50-69.50    72.00-76.00    54.50-65.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1105-2185 lbs 88.00-93.00; high
dressing 93.00-95.00; low dressing 81.00-88.50.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 760-1020 lbs
84.00-101.00, 650 lb indiv. 106.50; 3-7 yrs 880-1255 lbs 72.00-90.00,
black indiv. 94.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 1020-1345 lbs most 975.00-1225.00, black indiv. 3rd stage 1275.00,
2-6 yrs 1st stage 1115-1290 lbs 975.00-1135.00, few pkgs. 6 yrs to short and
solid mouth 1100-1115 lbs 860.00- 910.00; broken mouth to aged 3rd stage
1060-1345 lbs 730.00-900.00, 2nd stage 1075 lb indiv. 680.00. Large 1-2  4-6
yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1390-1630 lbs 1050.00-1300.00. Medium and Large 2  5-6
yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 990-1110 lbs 925.00-1075.00, 1st 1125 lb indiv. 900.00.
Medium 1-2  2-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 900-1010 lbs 900.00-1060.00, 1st stage
930-945 lbs 925.00-1010.00; short and solid mouth 2nd stage pkg. 970 lbs
800.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yrs 950-1285 lb cows w/155-380
lb calves and a few rebred 1360.00-1575.00; several pkgs. 5 yrs to short and
solid mouth 1075-1225 lb cows w/babies to 165 lb calves and a few rebred
1225.00-1250.00; broken mouth to aged 1070-1115 lb cows w/babies to 200 lb
calves 980.00-1050.00. Large 1-2  short and solid mouth 1370 lb cow w/newborn
calf 1100.00. Medium and Large 2  2-4 yrs 880-1195 lb cows w/babies to 150
lb calves 1050.00-1100.00. Medium 1-2  5 yrs to short and solid mouth 905-975
lb cows w/babies to 175 lb calves 950.00-975.00 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.txt 

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