Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 2/19/14

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Receipts:   1104   Last Week:  684   Last Year:  742

   Compared to last Wednesday, the bulk of slaughter cows and slaughter bulls
sold steady to 1.00 higher. Warm weather and clear roads gave producers a
good opportunity to bring cattle to market. The offering included a heavy
supply of good quality bred cows and a moderate supply of cow/calf pairs.
Supply was heavy and demand very good for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean    Avg Dressing   High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    95.50-100.00   100.00-105.00    87.00-95.50
Boning           80-85    95.00-100.50    99.00-108.50    84.00-95.50
Lean             85-90    84.00-91.00     91.00-99.00     74.00-85.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1095-2280 lbs 103.50-112.00; high
dressing 112.00-124.00; low dressing 94.00-97.50.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 690-1225 lbs
112.00-135.00; 3-7 yrs 1000-1260 lbs 92.00-116.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 960-1350 lbs
most 1500.00-1750.00, several better quality blacks 1800.00-2250.00, 1st
stage 900-1300 lbs most 1100.00-1325.00, pkg. fancy black whiteface 1500.00;
short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 1100-1320 lbs 1275.00-1365.00; broken
mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1200-1335 lbs 1020.00-1260.00. Large 1-2  2-7
yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1200-1850 lbs most 1600.00-2000.00, black indiv. 2150.00,
1st stage 1450-1575 lbs 1390.00-1500.00; short and solid mouth to aged 3rd
stage 1400-1585 lbs 1325.00-1550.00. Medium and Large 2  5-7 yrs 3rd stage
1070-1100 lbs 1275.00-1350.00, 1st stage 1230 lb indiv. 1095.00; broken mouth
3rd stage 1130 lb indiv. 1005.00. Medium 1-2  short and solid mouth to aged
2nd and 3rd stage 850-1040 lbs 775.00-950.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  5 yrs to short and solid mouth 1070-
1320 lb cows w/babies to 290 lb calves 1600.00-1750.00, some with 260-360 lb
calves and some rebred 1900.00-2100.00; broken mouth to aged 1070-1150 lb cows
w/babies to 155 lb calves 1400.00-1450.00. Large 1-2  6 yrs pkg. 1450 lb cows
w/360 lb calves 2300.00. Medium and Large 2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth
975-1075 lb cows w/babies to 160 lb calves 1400.00-1550.00. Medium 1-2  6 yrs
to short and solid mouth 950-1050 lb cows w/newborn to 180 lb calves 1400.00-
1600.00; broken mouth to aged 900-1050 lb cows w/babies to 190 lb calves
1400.00-1450.00 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.txt

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