Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 5/08/13

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Receipts:  791    Last Week:  859   Last Year:  823

   Compared to last Wednesday, slaughter cows sold 2.00-3.00 higher and
slaughter bulls sold 5.00-7.00 higher following a sharp decline last
Wednesday. There was a heavy supply of slaughter bulls. The offering
included a light supply of both bred cows and cow/calf pairs. Moisture
is more than adequate with more rain falling today, but the grass is still
in need of some extended warm temperatures to get it growing. Supply was
moderate and demand good for slaughter cows.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean       Bulk       High Dressing   Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    76.00-81.50    81.00-88.00    69.00-76.00
                         few outstanding 90.00&93.00
Boning           80-85    78.00-84.50    84.00-91.00    71.00-79.00
Lean             85-90    71.00-79.00    78.50-85.00    62.00-71.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1040-2515 lbs 94.00-101.50; high
dressing 99.50-108.00; low dressing 88.00-95.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 810-1240 lbs
92.00-107.00; 3-7 yrs 990-1365 lbs 72.00-85.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  3-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1070-1350 lbs
1100.00-1300.00, 1st stage 1130 lb indiv. 945.00; short and solid mouth to 
aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1105-1315 lbs 875.00-1000.00. Large 1-2  5-6 yrs 2nd
and 3rd stage 1375-1610 lbs 1190.00-1270.00. Medium and Large 2  2-6 yrs 2nd
and 3rd stage 910-1285 lbs 925.00-1030.00. Medium 1-2  2-4 yrs 2nd and 3rd
stage 900-1045 lbs 800.00-1025.00, 1st stage 1020 lb indiv. 825.00; broken
mouth 2nd stage 845 lb indiv. 650.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  3-6 yrs 1080-1350 lb cows w/120-
240 lb calves and a few rebred 1350.00-1600.00. Medium and Large 2  2 yrs a
couple 875-900 lb cows w/baby calves 1025.00-1200.00. Medium 1-2  2-4 yrs
900-1025 lb cows w/baby calves 1250.00-1300.00 per pair.

Source:  Missouri Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Joplin, MO
         Don Kleiboeker Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
         24 Hour Market line number 1-573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS174.
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