Carthage - Joplin Regional Stockyards

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Cow and Bull Auction 2/24/16

Receipts:  591    Last Week:  652    Last Year:  478

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

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    70.00-77.00     76.00-84.00      67.00-70.00
                             couple outstanding 85.00
Boning           80-85    70.00-77.50     77.00-84.00      65.00-71.00
Lean             85-90    64.00-70.50     70.50-78.50      54.00-63.50
                                          indiv.82.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1175-2425 lbs average dressing 92.00-
99.00; high dressing 99.00-108.00; low dressing 83.00-92.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 640-1305 lbs
104.00-136.00; 3-7 yrs 910-1260 lbs most 80.00-103.00, black indiv. 110.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 920-1365 lbs 1410.00-1800.00, 1st stage 1000-1295 lbs 1100.00-
1450.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1075-1300 lbs 960.00-
1300.00. Large 1-2  5-7 yrs 3rd stage 1400-1500 lbs 1510.00-1700.00; short and
solid mouth to aged 1435-1475 lbs 1100.00-1310.00. Medium and Large 2  2-6 yrs
2nd and 3rd stage 900-1250 lbs 1125.00-1450.00, 1st stage 1055-1210 lbs 1135.00-
1140.00; short and solid mouth 2nd stage 975 lb indiv. 925.00. Medium 1-2  3-5
yrs 1st stage 990-1050 lbs 1050.00-1135.00; 7 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd
stage 1000-1050 lbs 1125.00-1175.00; broken mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage
885-1040 lbs 840.00-850.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 980-
1320 lb cows w/newborn to 370 lb calves 1600.00-2000.00; short and solid mouth
to aged 1125-1280 lb cows w/babies to 230 lb calves and a few rebred 1325.00-
1575.00. Medium and Large 2  aged 1100 lb cow w/165 lb calf 1125.00 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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