Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 2/24/2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Receipts:  596    Last Week:  598    Last Year:  240

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows sold 1.00-3.00 lower and slaughter
bulls sold 1.00-2.00 lower. Early sales of slaughter cows and slaughter bulls
saw the greatest decline. The offering included a light to moderate supply of
both bred cows and cow/calf pairs. Supply was heavy and demand good for
slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean        Bulk       High-Dressing   Low-Dressing
Breaking     70-80       90.00-99.00   98.50-103.00    82.00-91.50
Boning       80-85       91.50-99.00   98.00-104.00    77.00-92.00
Lean         85-90       79.50-89.00   88.50-95.00     67.00-80.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1200-2270 lbs 104.00-110.50; high dressing
110.00-120.00; low dressing 94.50-101.00

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 685-1115 lbs most
110.50-137.00, few 144.00-147.00; 3-7 yrs few 840-955 lbs 90.00-112.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  6 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd
stage 1200-1305 lbs 1450.00-1650.00, 1st stage 1245 lb indiv. 1050.00, several
1 1/ yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 795-1075 lbs 950.00-1250.00; short and solid mouth to
aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1160-1355 lbs 1075.00-1375.00. Large 1-2  6-7 yrs 2nd and
3rd stage 1415-1695 lbs 1300.00-1550.00. Medium Large 2  7 yrs to short and
solid mouth 3rd stage 1090-1290 lbs 1080.00-1225.00; broken mouth 2nd stage 1120
lb indiv. 950.00. Medium 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage
835-1050 lbs 1050.00-1275.00; broken mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 880-1025 lbs
675.00-775.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  5 yrs to short and solid mouth 1140-
1365 lb cows w/130-475 lb calves 1610.00-1850.00; short and solid mouth to aged
1112-1300 lb cows w/babies to 270 lb calves and a few rebred 1325.00-1475.00.
Large 1-2 7 yrs to short and solid mouth Pkg. 1540 lb cows w/babies to 225 lb
calves 1875.00; broken mouth 1500 lb cow w/155 lb calf 1350.00. Medium 1-2  2-3
yrs 775-835 lb cows w/newborn to 300 lb calves 1375.00-1510.00 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.
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