Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 4/01/2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Receipts:  445    Last Week:  177    Last Year:  390

   Compared to last Monday, slaughter cows sold steady to 1.00 higher and
slaughter bulls sold 2.00-3.00 higher. There was a light offering of both
bred cows and cow/calf pairs. Measurable rainfall again over the weekend
has helped to replenish ground moisture and the grass is just waiting for
warmer temperatures to really set it in gear. Supply and demand were
moderate for slaughter classes.

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean   Avg Dressing   High-Dressing   Low-Dressing
Breaking     70-80       79.00-82.50    82.00-88.50    70.50-79.50
Boning       80-85       80.50-84.00    86.50-90.50    71.50-80.00
Lean         85-90       74.00-79.00    indiv.81.50    64.00-74.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1080-2200 lbs 96.00-105.50; high
dressing 104.50-111.50; low dressing 87.50-97.50.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 770-1310 lbs
most 90.00-106.00, black indiv. 115.00; 3-7 yrs 955-1310 lbs 77.50-85.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1128-1310 lbs
most 1050.00-1325.00, pkg. blacks 1360.00, 1st stage 840-1220 lbs 910.00-
1100.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd and 3rd stage 1135-1278 lbs
910.00-1000.00. Large 1-2  3 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and 3rd
stage 1385-1545 lbs 1100.00-1350.00; broken mouth pkg. 2nd and 3rd stage
1415 lbs 1020.00.. Medium and Large 2  3-4 yrs 2nd stage 1080-1090 lbs
975.00-1060.00, 1st stage 4 yr 1000 lb indiv. 750.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  5-6 yrs couple 1300-1345 lb cows
w/baby calves 1400.00. Large 1-2  5-6 yrs 1575-1815 lb cows w/250-280 lb
calves 1600.00-1835.00; broken mouth 1390 lb cow w/150 lb calf 1420.00.
Medium 1-2  5-6 yrs 900-1025 lb cows w/225-425 lb calves and all cows re-
bred 1435.00-1610.00; broken mouth 950 lb cow w/baby calf 975.00 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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