Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 3/12/14

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Receipts:  1030    Last Week:  490    Last Year:  784

   Compared to last Wednesday, slaughter cows sold steady to 1.00 higher
and slaughter bulls sold 3.00-5.00 higher. The offering included a moderate
supply of both bred cows and cow/calf pairs. Demand remains high for any
bred cow that has potential to give birth to a live calf that would be
marketable as a feeder. Supply was moderate to heavy and demand very good
for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    97.00-104.00    104.00-114.00     85.00-97.00
Boning           80-85    97.00-104.00    104.00-111.00     85.00-96.50
Lean             85-90    88.00-97.00     95.50-107.00      75.00-89.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1265-2520 lbs 109.00-118.00; high
dressing 118.00-130.00 indiv. 131.00; low dressing 94.00-106.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 745-1330 lbs
108.00-132.50, few 785-989 lbs 140.00-150.00; 3-7 yrs 930-1250 lbs 92.00-
112.50, several pkgs. thin 852-1008 lbs 123.00-138.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  3 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd
and 3rd stage 1100-1340 lbs most 1400.00-1750.00, fancy black indiv. 3rd
stage 1900.00, 1st stage 1090-1355 lbs 1230.00-1550.00; broken mouth to aged
2nd and 3rd stage 1080-1200 lbs 1025.00-1245.00. Large 1-2  5-7 yrs 3rd stage
1385-1550 lbs 1410.00-1675.00; broken mouth 3rd stage 1345-1610 lbs 1385.00-
1580.00. Medium and Large 2  4-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 900-1150 lbs 1100.00-
1350.00. Medium 1-2  3 yrs to short and solid mouth 3rd stage 875-1020 lbs
1325.00-1525.00, 2nd stage 850-1000 lbs 1100.00-1125.00, 1st stage 1050 lb
indiv. 1150.00; broken mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 950-975 lbs 725.00-
950.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  5 yrs to short and solid mouth 1175-
1320 lb cows w/babies to 290 lb calves and a few rebred 1850.00-2150.00, black
cow w/325 lb calf and rebred 2400.00; short and solid mouth to aged 1100-1250
lb cows w/babies to 285 lb calves and a few rebred 1400.00-1700.00. Large 1-2
short and solid mouth pkg. 1500 lb cows w/165-180 lb calves 1800.00. Medium
and Large 2  6 yr 1150 lb cow w/baby calf 1600.00. Medium 1-2  4-6 yrs 900-1045
lb cows w/babies to 150 lb calves 1500.00-1750.00 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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