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Springfield - Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 12/17/2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Receipts:  568    Last Week:  485    Last Year:  494

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 higher and slaughter
bulls sold steady. Most of the offering went to slaughter with a very light
supply of bred cows and cow/calf pairs. Supply and demand were moderate for
slaughter classes.
Note: The Marketing Centerís next regular cow and bull auction will be held
on January 7th 2013.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean     Avg Dressing   High Dressing   Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80       70.00-76.50    76.00-81.00    66.00-70.50
                        few outstanding 82.00-87.50
Boning       80-85       70.00-76.00    76.00-81.00    63.00-70.00
Lean         85-90       64.00-70.00    69.50-77.00    55.00-64.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1100-2320 lbs 89.00-94.50; high
dressing 94.50-98.00; low dressing 75.00-87.50.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-2 yrs couple 855-1105
lbs 97.50-105.00; 3-7 yrs 960 lb indiv. 72.50.

Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  5-7 yrs 2nd stage 1248-1335 lbs 1025.00-
1260.00, 1st stage pkg. 1255 lbs 1035.00; short and solid mouth to aged 3rd
stage 1210-1355 lbs 860.00-940.00. Large 1-2  6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage couple
1540-1695 lbs 1175.00-1340.00, 1st stage pkg. 1480 lbs 1225.00; broken mouth
2nd and 3rd stage pkg. 1420 lbs 1135.00. Medium and Large 2  3 yrs to short
and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 800-1285 lbs 680.00-875.00. Medium 1-2
2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd stage 840-1065 lbs most 850.00-1100.00,
fancy red indiv. 1250.00, 1st stage 875-1020 lbs 885.00-975.00; broken mouth
1010-1060 lbs 650.00-735.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  5 yrs to short and solid mouth
1105-1270 lb cows w/babies to 340 lb calves 1350.00-1560.00. Large 1-2  7 yr
1490 lb cow w/275 lb calf 1485.00. Medium and Large 2  6 yr 875 lb cow w/165
lb calf 1050.00. Medium 1-2  4 yr 875 lb cow w/370 lb calf 1450.00; short and
solid mouth to aged 955-960 lb cows w/babies to 200 lb calves 1025.00-1085.00
per pair.

Source:  MO 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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