Carthage - Joplin Regional Stockyards

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Cow and Bull Auction 2/17/16

Receipts:  652    Last Week:  438    Last Year:  215

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

   Slaughter Cows:
          Percent Lean    Avg Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking         70-80    70.00-76.00     76.00-82.00      64.00-70.00
Boning           80-85    70.00-76.50     76.00-83.50      62.00-70.00
                       couple outstanding 85.00&86.00
Lean             85-90    63.50-70.00     70.00-76.50      52.00-63.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1245-2675 lbs average dressing 92.00-
99.00; high dressing 99.00-108.50; low dressing 85.00-92.00.

   Feeder/Stocker Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  1 1/2-3 yrs 708-1189 lbs
110.00-134.00, pkg. 697 lbs 140.00; 3-7 yrs 945-1245 lbs 80.00-103.00,
couple pkgs. thin 815-845 lbs 110.00-115.00.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 2nd and
3rd stage 1025-1365 lbs most 1350.00-1700.00, several better quality mostly
from the dispersal 1800.00-2150.00, 1st stage 1085-1300 lbs most 1400.00-
1625.00, few 1100-1250 lbs 1100.00-1150.00; short and solid mouth to aged 2nd
and 3rd stage 1090-1360 lbs 950.00-1225.00. Large 1-2  6 yrs to short and
solid mouth 2nd and 3rd stage 1450-1490 lbs 1250.00-1450.00, 1st stage pkg.
1400 lbs 1575.00; broken mouth 3rd stage 1575 lb indiv. 1250.00. Medium and
Large 2  5-6 yrs 2nd and 3rd stage 1095-1250 lbs 1050.00-1250.00, 1st stage
1200  lb indiv. 1100.00; broken mouth 2nd stage 1070 lb indiv. 790.00. Medium
1-2  2-5 yrs  2nd and 3rd stage 875-1050 lbs 1200.00-1500.00, 1st stage 850-
1050 lbs 900.00-1100.00; broken mouth to aged 3rd stage 1000-1060 lbs 775.00-
950.00 per head.

   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  2 yrs to short and solid mouth 1000-
1275 lb cows w/babies to 450 lb calves 1625.00-1800.00; broken mouth 1225 lb
cow w/135 lb calf 1300.00. Medium and Large 2  3 yr 1250 lb cow w/160 lb calf
1500.00 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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