Springfield - Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 3/16/2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Receipts:  487    Last Week:  481    Last Year:  258

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows and slaughter bulls sold 3.00-5.00
lower. The slaughter offering included a high percent of cull dairy cows. Even
with a small herd dispersal the supply of bred cows and cow/calf pairs was
light. With temperatures reaching into the 60ís and 70ís grass is beginning
to green and grow. Supply and demand were moderate for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking     70-80      101.50-112.00    111.50-120.00   95.00-102.00
Boning       80-85      102.00-112.50    113.00-118.50   88.00-102.00
                                         indiv. 125.00
Lean         85-90      90.00-101.00     102.00-112.50   78.00-90.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1200-2385 lbs 130.00-138.50; high
dressing 140.00-146.50; low dressing 118.00-128.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 735-1090 lbs 144.00-
187.00; 3-7 yrs 950-1305 lbs most 112.00-137.00, few 141.00-144.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  3-7 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1040-1330 lbs
most 1800.00-2125.00, pkg. blacks 3rd stage from dispersal 2500.00, 1st stage
1185-1325 lbs 1575.00-1850.00; 7 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd stage 1190-
1330 lbs 1700.00-1775.00, 1st stage 1130 lb indiv. 1400.00; broken mouth 2nd
stage 1190-1215 lbs 1300.00-1500.00. Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth
2nd and 3rd stage 1240-1545 lbs 1725.00-1975.00. Medium and Large 2  4 yrs to
short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 1075-1095 lbs 1600.00-1675.00. Medium
1-2  short and solid mouth 1st stage 1040 lb indiv. 1400.00 per head.

  Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  5 yrs to short and solid mouth 1070-
1320 lb cows w/babies to 420 lb calves and some rebred 2385.00-2725.00, pkg.
6 yrs to short and solid mouth black and black whiteface cows w/300-410 lb
calves and all cows rebred from dispersal 3450.00; broken mouth pkg. 1225 lb
cows w/400 lb calves and all cows rebred 2485.00. Medium and Large 2  6 yrs to
short and solid mouth 1000-1135 lb cows w/babies to 160 lb calves 1475.00-
1675.00. Medium 1-2  6 yr 990 lb cow w/395 lb calf and rebred 1825.00 per pair.

Source:  Missouri Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Springfield, MO
         Don Kleiboeker Market Reporter, 573-751-5618
         24 Hour Market line number 1-573-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS140.

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