Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 9/23/2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Receipts:  483    Last Week:  395    Last Year:  682

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows and slaughter bulls sold 2.00-3.00
lower. There seems to be more cows available to packers than they need to meet
their demand. The offering included a moderate supply of bred cows, with most
in the 1st and 2nd stage, and just a few cow/calf pairs. Demand remains very
good for the bred cows. Some producers intend to sell their extra hay through
the bred cows they are currently buying. Supply and demand were moderate for
slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean     Avg Dressing   High-Dressing   Low-Dressing
Breaking     70-80       79.50-86.50    86.00-90.50     72.00-80.00
Boning       80-85       80.00-85.50    85.00-89.50     69.50-80.00
                                        indiv.92.00
Lean         85-90       68.50-75.00    74.50-80.50     60.00-68.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1110-2250 lbs 92.00-98.00; high
dressing 99.00-106.00; low dressing 84.50-92.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 785-1215 lbs
97.00-117.00; 3-7 yrs 965-1360 lbs 75.00-89.50.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 1030-1330 lbs 1225.00-1475.00, 1st stage 965-1355 lbs most 1010.00-
1200.00, couple blacks 1275.00&1300.00; several 1 1/2 yrs 2nd stage 910-940
lbs 1060.00-1150.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1065-1255
lbs 880.00-1100.00. Large 1-2  4 yrs to short and solid mouth 3rd stage 1390-
1720 lbs 1250.00-1500.00; broken mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 1355-1435 lbs 1175.00-
1185.00. Medium and Large 2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage
1065-1250 lbs 975.00-1125.00, 1st stage 2-6 yrs 760-1135 lbs 925.00-1175.00.
Medium 1-2  2-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 830-1035 lbs most 925.00-1150.00, couple
4 yr blacks 1250.00-1285.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage
845-1010 lbs 785.00-975.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  4 yrs to short and solid mouth 1065-
1215 lb cows w/newborn to 260 lb calves 1475.00-1610.00; pkg. 6 yrs to broken
mouth 1090 lb cows w/475 lb calves and rebred 1625.00. Large 1-2  5 yr 1445 lb
cow w/380 lb calf and rebred 1775.00. Medium and Large 2  5 yr 1125 lb cow
w/baby calf 1335.00. Medium 1-2  broken mouth 970 lb cow w/baby calf 1250.00
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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