Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 12/02/2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Receipts:  645    Last Week:  350    Last Year:  616

   Compared to last Monday, early sales of slaughter cows and slaughter bulls
were weak to 2.00 lower, returning to fully steady and instances 1.00 higher by
the end of the auction. The heavier receipts and quality of most cattle in the
offering would indicate that producers were culling in preparation for some
harsh winter weather forecast for the coming weekend. There was a moderate to
light supply of bred cows with most in the second stage and a light supply of
cow/calf pairs. Supply and demand were moderate for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean        Bulk       High-Dressing   Low-Dressing
Breaking     70-80       81.50-89.50    88.50-94.00    72.00-82.00
Boning       80-85       80.50-86.50    85.50-92.00    72.00-80.00
Lean         85-90       67.00-76.50    76.50-79.00    58.50-68.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1275-2070 lbs 86.50-93.00; high
dressing 94.00-100.50, couple outstanding 103.00&105.50; low dressing
76.50-85.50.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 745-1050 lbs
most 105.00-126.00, pkg. fancy reds l30.00, 1178-1295 lbs 92.00-99.00; 3-7
yrs 868-1040 lbs most 79.00-92.00, few 104.00-108.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  4 yrs to short and solid mouth most 2nd
few 3rd stage 1025-1325 lbs most 1185.00-1440.00, black indiv. 1575.00, 1st
stage 1100-1275 lbs 1000.00-1100.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd
stage 1090-1315 lbs 900.00-1125.00. Large 1-2  4 yrs to short and solid mouth
2nd and 3rd stage 1440-1770 lbs 1375.00-1600.00. Large 2  6 yr 3rd stage 1500
lb indiv. 1150.00. Medium and Large 2  7 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd stage
1000-1060 lbs 1000.00-1050.00. Medium 1-2  4 yrs 3rd stage 1030 lb indiv.
1275.00, 2nd stage 2-7 yrs 845-1010 lbs 925.00-1200.00, 1st stage 3 yrs to short and solid mouth 985-1040 lbs 850.00-985.00; short and solid mouth to
aged 2nd and 3rd stage 875-1060 lbs 750.00-925.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 1005-
1250 lb cows w/babies to 390 lb calves and some rebred 1400.00-1675.00. Large
1-2  5 yr 1490 lb cow w/275 lb calf 1600.00. Large 2  5 yr 1425 lb cow w/100
lb calf 1200.00. Medium 1-2  4 yrs 990-1025 lb cows w/babies to 225 lb calves
and a few rebred 1250.00-1275.00; short and solid mouth to aged 990-1020 lb
cows w/babies to 135 lb calves 1150.00-1175.00 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.