Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 12/11/13

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Receipts:  376    Last Week:  1126    Last Year:  1009

   Compared to last Wednesday, slaughter cows sold 2.00-3.00 higher with in-
stances 4.00 higher and slaughter bulls sold 2.00-3.00 higher. Slaughter prices
received a boost as buyers were anxious to fill their orders from a limited
supply. Most secondary roads are still partially covered with a layer of ice
and packed snow making it difficult to get cattle to market. The supply of bred
cows and cow/calf pairs was very light. Supply was light and demand good for
slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean       Bulk       High Dressing   Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    83.50-89.50    89.00-94.00    76.00-84.00
Boning           80-85    79.00-87.50    87.50-92.00    73.00-79.00
                            couple outstanding 97.00
Lean             85-90    72.00-79.00    79.00-84.50    63.00-72.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1005-2085 lbs 93.00-101.00; high
dressing 100.00-107.00; low dressing 81.00-93.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 730-1185 lbs
most 99.00-116.00, pkg. 14 head blacks 125.00; 3-7 yrs 985-1135 lbs 76.00-
94.00, black 980 lb indiv. 101.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd
stage 1070-1350 lbs most 1225.00-1475.00, black indiv. 1525.00; broken
mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1100-1275 lbs 925.00-1175.00. Large 1-2
6 yrs 2nd stage pkg. 1575 lbs 1625.00; broken mouth 3rd stage 1380-1450
lbs 1090.00-1300.00. Medium and Large 2  6 yr 3rd stage 1275 lb indiv.
1150.00, 1st stage 985-1055 lbs 875.00-985.00. Medium 1-2  2-3 yrs 2nd
stage 795-875 lbs 1000.00-1200.00, 1st stage 4-5 yrs pkg. 980 lbs 1225.00;
broken mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1020-1050 lbs 900.00-925.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  6 yrs to short and solid mouth
1095-1350 lb cows w/155-285 lb calves 1450.00-1700.00, 1 1/2 yr 920 lb cow
w/newborn calf 1300.00. Medium 1-2  6 yr 1000 lb cow w/175 lb calf 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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