Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 4/23/14

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Receipts:   844   Last Week:  894   Last Year   728

   Compared to last Wednesday, slaughter cows sold steady with instances 1.00
higher and slaughter bulls sold steady. The offering included a light supply
of both bred cows and cow/calf pairs. Demand continues to be very good for
the better quality bred cows. Supply was moderate and demand good for
slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    99.00-106.00    105.00-115.00     90.00-98.00
Boning           80-85    98.00-106.00    106.00-115.00     89.00-98.00
                                   indiv. 117.00
Lean             85-90    89.00-98.00     97.50-109.00      80.00-90.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1225-2465 lbs 113.00-121.00; high
dressing 120.00-129.00; low dressing 105.00-113.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 800-1170 lbs
117.00-142.50, few 670-852 lbs 148.00-154.00; 3-7 yrs 890-1208 lbs most
100.00-117.00, indiv. 125.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 965-1345 lbs
most 1600.00-2000.00, some fancy 2100.00-2300.00, 1st stage 1095-1350 lbs
1300.00-1500.00; 7 yrs to aged 2nd stage 1110-1320 lbs 1150.00-1385.00. Large
1-2  6-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1450-1595 lbs 1600.00-2000.00. Medium and Large
2  6-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1025-1125 lbs 1225.00-1500.00, 1st stage 1085 lb
indiv. 1250.00. Medium 1-2  6-7 yrs 2nd stage 990-1020 lbs 1100.00-1250.00,
1st stage couple 800-1050 lbs 1310.00-1350.00; short and solid mouth to aged
2nd stage 955-1025 lbs 860.00-950.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 900-
1310 lb cows w/babies to 285 lb calves 1800.00-2200.00; broken mouth 1125-
1285 lb cows w/160-270 lb calves and a few rebred 1775.00-1900.00. Medium and
Large 2  2-7 yrs 875-980 lb cow w/babies to 285 lb calves 1650.00-1800.00.
Medium 1-2  2-6 yrs 800-950 lb cows w/babies to 275 lb calves 1600.00-2000.00
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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