Carthage - Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 7/23/14

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Receipts:   610   Last Week:  533   Last Year   547

   Compared to last Wednesday, slaughter cows sold steady to 1.00 higher and
slaughter bulls sold steady. The offering included a moderate supply of
bred cows and cow/calf pairs were scarce. Demand remains very good for bred
cows. Supply was moderate and demand very good for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    115.00-121.50   121.00-130.00    104.00-112.50
Boning           80-85    113.00-121.50   121.00-130.00    105.00-114.00
                              outstanding 132.00-134.00
Lean             85-90    103.50-112.00   112.00-119.00    95.00-103.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1215-2235 lbs 137.00-142.00; high
dressing 143.00-152.00; low dressing 119.00-135.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 655-848 lbs
178.00-190.00, 1025-1230 lbs 122.50-137.50; 3-7 yrs few 1005-1210 lbs
124.00-127.50.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 960-1360 lbs, several better quality 2000.00-2400.00, balance
1600.00-1900.00, 1st stage 1070-1305 lbs 1405.00-1665.00; broken mouth to
aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1130-1265 lbs 1175.00-1445.00. Large 1-2  5 yrs to
short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 1450-1540 lbs 1755.00-2000.00; broken
mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 1375-1450 lbs 1445.00-1520.00. Medium and Large 2  7
yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd stage pkg. 1100 lbs 1375.00, 1st stage 1075
lb indiv. 1200.00. Medium 1-2  4-7 yrs 3rd stage 995-1025 lbs 1700.00-1900.00,
1st stage 1000 lb indiv. 1550.00; broken mouth 3rd stage 990 lb indiv. 1115.00
per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium 1-2  2-6 yrs 700-900 lb cows w/155-185 lb calves
1700.00-2200.00; short and solid mouth 850 lb cow w/baby calf 1425.00 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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