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Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 12/03/2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Receipts:  617    Last Week:  775    Last Year:  609

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 lower and slaughter
bulls sold steady. The supply of bred cows was moderate with most cows in the
second stage and the supply of cow/calf pairs was light. The area has been
experiencing unseasonably warm weather but soil moisture remains in a deficit.
Supply was moderate to heavy and demand moderate for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean        Bulk       High-Dressing   Low-Dressing
Breaking     70-80       70.00-77.50    77.00-82.50    65.50-70.00
Boning       80-85       70.00-77.00    76.50-81.50    65.00-70.00
Lean         85-90       65.00-70.00    69.00-76.50    55.00-65.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1205-2145 lbs 88.00-94.50; high
dressing 95.00-97.50; low dressing 76.50-88.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2yrs 845-1075 lbs 102.50-
116.00, 2-3 yrs 775-1115 lbs 80.00-90.00; 3-7 yrs 840-1310 lbs 70.00-84.50.

Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd
stage 915-1310 lbs most 1000.00-1250.00, some better quality black and black
white-face 1275.00-1285.00, 1st stage 930-1320 lbs most 960.00-1160.00, black
indiv. 1225.00; short and solid mouth to aged most 2nd and a few 3rd stage
1080-1320 lbs 710.00-960.00. Large 1-2  5-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1390-1795
lbs 1160.00-1360.00, 1st stage 1460 lb indiv. 1160.00; short and solid mouth
2nd stage pkg. 1395 lbs 1050.00. Medium and Large 2  3-5 yrs 2nd and 3rd
stage 1100-1210 lbs 845.00-1050.00, 1st stage 1165 lb indiv. 810.00. Medium
1-2  2-5 yrs 1st and 2nd stage 825-1025 lbs 690.00-875.00; broken mouth 2nd
stage 950 lb indiv. 575.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  6 yrs to short and solid mouth
1180-1300 lb cows w/290-375 lb calves 1425.00-1500.00; broken mouth 1230-1300
lb cows w/225-275 lb calves and a few rebred 1325.00-1360.00. Medium and Large
2  7 yrs 1020-1200 lb cows w/155-170 lb calves 1200.00. Medium 1-2  short and
solid mouth pkg. 970 lb cows w/475 lb calves and rebred 1400.00; broken mouth
990 lb cow w/145 lb calf 850.00 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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