Carthage - Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 3/11/15

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Receipts:  888    Last Week:  242    Last Year:  490

   Compared to last Wednesday, slaughter cows sold 2.00-3.00 lower and slaughter
bulls sold 3.00-4.00 lower following a weather driven market last week. The
offering included a moderate supply of bred cows and cow/calf pairs were scarce.
Warm weather and sunshine helped increase receipts today over those of the past
couple weeks. Supply was moderate and demand good for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    110.00-118.00   116.00-127.00    97.50-111.00
                                          indiv. 133.00
Boning           80-85    111.00-117.00   117.00-126.00    101.00-111.00
                              outstanding 129.00&130.00
Lean             85-90    102.50-110.00   109.00-120.00    85.00-101.50
                                          indiv. 129.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1345-2490 lbs 136.00-142.00; high
dressing 141.00-150.00, outstanding indiv. 153.00; low dressing 123.00-136.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 765-1230 lbs
most 135.00-177.00, few black and black whiteface 182.00-185.00; 3-7 yrs 910-
1340 lbs 121.00-145.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1000-1360 lbs
most 1780.00-2250.00, several blacks 3rd stage 2300.00-2425.00, 1st stage 1190-
1320 lbs 1550.00-1650.00; broken mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1120-1305 lbs
1370.00-1580.00. Large 1-2  5-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1390-1645 lbs 1825.00-
2200.00, 1st stage 1495-1525 lbs 1915.00-2050.00; broken mouth 2nd and 3rd stage
1360-1520 lbs 1665.00-1720.00. Medium and Large 2  3-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage
900-1315 lbs 1445.00-1725.00; broken mouth to aged 3rd stage 1160 lb indiv.
1400.00. Medium 1-2  3 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 900-1045
lbs 1550.00-1825.00, broken mouth 3rd stage 985-1010 lbs 1160.00-1240.00 per
head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  6 yr 1250 lb cow w/baby calf
2050.00. Medium and Large 2  3 yr 875 lb cow w/newborn calf 1400.00 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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