Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 3/31/2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Receipts:  520    Last Week:  581    Last Year:  445

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 higher and slaughter
bulls sold 2.00-3.00 higher. A couple of slaughter buyers bid aggressively to
fill their orders for cows and bulls today. Even with a dispersal included in
the offering, the supply of bred cows and cow/calf pairs was light. Supply was
moderate and demand very good for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80      99.00-107.00    106.50-113.00    88.00-99.00
Boning       80-85      99.00-107.00    106.00-114.00    87.00-99.00
                                        indiv. 115.50
Lean         85-90      87.00-97.00     97.00-104.50     77.00-88.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1335-2115 lbs 111.00-122.00; high
dressing 121.50-133.50, indiv. 134.50; low dressing 100.00-108.00

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 770-1160 lbs
117.00-139.00, 510-718 lbs 149.00-158.00; 3-7 yrs 916-1140 lbs 95.00-
108.00, 860 lb indiv. 121.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 1130-1225 lbs 1525.00-1800.00, 1st stage 1085-1210 lbs 1125.00-
1375.00; short and solid mouth 2nd stage 1160-1280 lbs 1175.00-1425.00;
broken mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1120-1195 lbs 950.00-1100.00. Medium
and Large 2  5-6 yrs 1st stage 1145-1240 lbs 1125.00-1160.00; 7 yrs to short
and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage couple 1185-1220 lbs 1135.00-1375.00; broken
mouth 2nd stage pkg. 1115 lbs 910.00. Medium 1-2  4-5 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage
860-955 lbs 1185.00-1525.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd stage 840-1060
lbs 950.00-1175.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 1070-
1300 lb cows w/babies to 220 lb calves and a few rebred 1710.00-2025.00; short
and solid mouth to aged 1160-1230 lb cows w/135-160 lb calves 1425.00-1550.00.
Medium and Large 2  6 yr 1140 lb cow w/160 lb calf 1350.00. Medium 1-2  6 yrs
to short and solid mouth 900-975 lb cows w/320-380 lb calves 1485.00-1500.00
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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