Carthage - Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 2/25/15

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Receipts:  478    Last Week:  215    Last Year:  1104

   Compared to last Wednesday, the bulk of slaughter cows sold 2.00-4.00
higher with some high dressing cows 5.00-6.00 higher and slaughter bulls
2.00 higher. The offering included a moderate supply of bred cow but a light
supply of cow/calf pairs. Temperatures have warmed today, but appears we will
have more cold weather and winter precipitation in the next few days. Supply
was light to moderate and demand very good for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    109.00-116.00   114.00-124.00    100.00-109.00
                                          indiv. 128.00
Boning           80-85    109.00-116.00   114.00-126.00    102.50-109.00
                                          indiv. 128.00
Lean             85-90    100.00-109.00   109.00-117.00    82.50-100.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1350-2375 lbs 135.00-143.00; high
dressing 144.00-149.00, outstanding indiv. 157.00; low dressing 124.00-136.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 690-1185 lbs
135.00-170.00; 3-7 yrs 880-1245 lbs most 118.00-130.00, couple 152.00&155.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 1000-1360 lbs most 1775.00-2175.00, black indiv. 3rd stage 2450.00,
1st stage 1100-1275 lbs 1800.00-1850.00; broken mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd
stage 1120-1300 lbs 1325.00-1600.00. Large 1-2  2-5 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage
1200-1370 lbs 2000.00-2475.00; 7 yrs to aged few 2nd most 3rd stage 1425-1650
lbs 1725.00-1850.00. Medium and Large 2  6 yr 2nd stage 1380 lb indiv. 1600.00.
Medium 1-2  2-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 895-1050 lbs 1500.00-1700.00, 1st stage
pkg. 1000 lbs 1400.00; 7 yrs to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 930-1025 lbs 1100.00-
1300.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-3 yrs 900-1135 lb cows w/ newborn
calves 2400.00-2500.00. Medium 1-2  3-5 yrs 885-1000 lb cows w/newborn to 320
lb calves 2200.00 per pair.

Source:  Missouri Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Carthage, 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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