Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 4/09/14

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Receipts:   810   Last Week:  1010   Last Year   1088

   Compared to last Wednesday, after opening 1.00-2.00 lower slaughter cows
returned to near steady and slaughter bulls sold steady to 2.00 lower. The
slaughter buyers became more aggressive as the sale progressed. The offering
included a moderate supply of bred cows and a light supply of cow/calf pairs.
Demand was very good for the better quality bred cows and pairs. Supply was
moderate and demand good for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    99.00-103.00    103.00-108.50     93.00-98.00
                                          indiv. 115.00
Boning           80-85    96.00-104.50    104.00-113.00     89.00-97.00
Lean             85-90    87.00-96.00     95.00-103.00      77.00-87.00
                                          indiv. 110.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1260-2320 lbs 110.00-117.50; high
dressing 117.50-130.00; low dressing 98.00-108.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 705-1250 lbs
most 117.50-143.00, few 145.00-165.50; 3-7 yrs 812-1265 lbs most 90.00-
116.00, few 119.00-131.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd
and 3rd stage 950-1365 lbs most 1650.00-2100.00, few 1375.00-1550.00, 1st
stage 1000-1125 lbs 1375.00-1650.00; broken mouth to aged 3rd stage 1075-
1295 lbs 1140.00-1350.00. Large 1-2  6 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 1390-1750 lbs 1425.00-1735.00; broken mouth 2nd stage pkg. 1450
lbs 1410.00. Medium and Large 2  5-6 yrs 1st and 2nd stage 1100-1165 lbs
1300.00-1365.00; broken mouth 3rd stage 1200 lb indiv. 1190.00. Medium 1-2
5 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 960-995 lbs 1250.00-1300.00
per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  4-7 yrs 1085-1320 lb cows w/babies
to 200 lb calves and a few rebred 1800.00-2475.00; short and solid mouth to
aged 1075-1300 lb cows w/babies to 140 lb calves 1500.00-1600.00. Medium and
Large 2  4 yr 1150 lb cow w/140 lb calf 1650.00. Medium 1-2  2-4 yrs 750-
1020 lb cows w/baby calves 1500.00-2100.00 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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