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Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 10/15/2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Receipts:  597    Last Week:  448    Last Year:  479

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows sold 2.00-3.00 lower and the bulk
of slaughter bulls sold 1.00-2.00 lower. A high percent of the offering went
to slaughter. The offering included a light supply of bred cows and only a
couple of cow/calf pairs were traded. Much of the area received two to three
inches of rain this past weekend. Supply and demand were moderate for
slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean        Bulk       High-Dressing   Low-Dressing
Breaking     70-80       72.00-78.50    78.00-83.00    66.50-72.00
Boning       80-85       72.00-77.50    77.00-82.00    65.00-72.50
Lean         85-90       64.00-68.50    68.00-73.00    54.00-64.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1215-1975 lbs 89.00-94.50; high
dressing 93.50-99.50, indiv. 100.50; low dressing 83.50-88.50.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 670-970 lbs
most 90.00-107.50, black indiv. 112.50; 3-7 yrs 880-1185 lbs most 71.00-
87.00, couple blacks 91.00&97.00.

Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  3 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd
stage 1080-1265 lbs most 1050.00-1275.00, some better quality black and black
white-face 1300.00-1375.00, 1st stage 985-1305 lbs 850.00-1100.00; short and
solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1125-1315 lbs 820.00-925.00. Large 1-2
2-4 yrs  2nd stage 1270-1412 lbs 1225.00- 1300.00, 1st stage 1390 lb indiv.
1075.00. Medium 1-2  3 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage few
805-1000 lbs 1025.00-1275.00, 1st stage 780-1000 lbs810.00-1050.00; broken
mouth 2nd stage 1005 lb indiv. 645.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Very limited trade. Medium and Large 1-2  broken mouth
1155 lb cow w/baby calf 1010.00. Medium 1-2  5 yr 960 lb cow w/225 lb calf
1400.00 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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