Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 4/22/2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Receipts:  564    Last Week:  593    Last Year:  500

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 lower, with the
greatest decline on boning and lean cows.  Slaughter bulls sold 2.00-3.00
lower.  The supply of bred cows and cow/calf pairs was light with most bred
cows in the second stage.  Grass is off to a slow start with the temperature
dipping to freezing or below a couple nights this past week and some snow
forecast for this week.  Supply and demand were moderate for slaughter
classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean     Avg Dressing   High-Dressing   Low-Dressing
Breaking     70-80       78.00-82.00    81.50-84.50    68.00-78.50
Boning       80-85       78.00-83.00    82.50-86.50    67.50-78.00
Lean         85-90       72.50-76.00    79.00-83.00    62.00-73.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1335-2225 lbs 92.00-99.00; high
dressing 100.50-102.50; low dressing 80.00-93.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 700-1090 lbs
88.00-110.00; 3-7 yrs 895-1180 lbs 72.00-85.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 1055-1345 lbs 1070.00-1310.00, 1st stage 1010-1140 lbs 900.00-
935.00; broken mouth 3rd stage 1145-1210 lbs 760.00-900.00. Large 1-2  3-6
yrs 2nd stage 1520-1620 lbs 1215.00-1235.00. Medium and Large 2  2-7 yrs most
2nd few 3rd stage 880-1108 lbs 800.00-1000.00, 1st stage 900 lb indiv.
710.00. Medium 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd stage 850-1015 lbs
750.00-925.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  4 yrs to short and solid mouth 1110-
1280 lb cows w/newborn to 370 lb calves 1325.00-1475.00; broken mouth 1185 lb 
cow w/170 lb calf 1160.00. Large 1-2  6-7 yrs 1405-1520 lb cows w/babies to
160 lb calves 1550.00-1575.00. Medium and Large 2  short and solid mouth 960
lb cow w/260 lb calf 1300.00. Medium 1-2  pkg. 5-6 yr 1015 lb cows w/200-360
lb calves 1600.00; short and solid mouth 940-1020 lb cows w/125-240 lb calves 
1175.00-1300.00 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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