West Plains Cow and Bull Auction (Thu)
JC_LS171
Jefferson City, MO    Thu Dec 7, 2017    MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News

West Plains - Ozarks Regional Stockyard
Cow and Bull Auction Report for 12/06/2017

Receipts:  805    Last Week:  1038    Year Ago:  946

   Compared to last week, slaughter cows traded 2.00-3.00 lower with 
slaughter bulls mostly steady.  Demand was good on breeding stock and
moderate on slaughter animals.  There was a light supply of pairs and 
a moderate supply of bred cows and slaughter animal.  The supply 
consisted of 41 percent slaughter cows, 26 percent bred cows, 3 
percent cow/calf pairs, 9 percent slaughter bulls, 10 percent stocker/
feeder cows and 12 percent calves.  

   Slaughter Cows:
      Percent Lean   Average Dressing    High Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking 70-80         52.00-55.00        55.00-59.00      46.00-52.00
Boning   80-85         50.00-55.50        56.50-66.00      46.50-49.00
Lean     85-90         45.00-48.00        48.00-54.00      35.00-44.00
                   
   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2  1115-2195 lbs average dressing 
75.00-83.00 per cwt, few high dressing 83.00-86.00, low dressing 
68.00-75.50.  Replacement Bulls:  15 months to 2 yr old  850-1450 lbs
1100.00-1375.00 per head.  2-4 yr old 1250-1675 lbs 1500.00-2450.00
per head.

   Bred Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  2-6 yr old 995-1490 lb cows in 
the 2nd-3rd stage 1050.00-1375.00 per head, 1st stage 950.00-1200.00 
per head; 7 yrs to broken mouth 1152-1495 lb cows in the 2nd-3rd stage 
950.00-1125.00 per head.  Medium and Large 2  2-7 yr old 820-1500 lb 
cows in the 2nd-3rd stage 750.00-1000.00 per head; Short-solid to 
broken mouth 899-1375 lb cows in the 2nd-3rd stage 600.00-850.00 per 
head.  Medium 2  3 yr to short-solid mouth 625-1115 lb cows in the
1st-3rd stage 525.00-750.00 per head.

   Stocker and Feeder Cows:  Medium and Large 1-2  Open or unchecked 
cows and heiferettes, 18 to 24 months old 900-1010 lb heifers 92.50-
113.00 per cwt; 2-3 yr old 780-1330 lb heifers 72.50-110.00 per cwt;
4-7 yr old 880-1410 lb cows 52.50-85.00 per cwt.

   Cow-Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2  Few 3-6 yr old 1195-1282 lb 
cows with 150-250 lb calves 1275.00-1375.00 per pair. Broken mouth
1085-1170 lb cows with 150-200 lb calves 950.00-1125.00 per pair.
Medium and Large 2  3-5 yr old 710-975 lb cows with 250-300 lb calves 
1050.00-1275.00 per pair. 

Source:  MO Dept of Ag/USDA Market News Service, West Plains, MO
         Dan Hill, Market Reporter   573-751-5618
         State Wide Market Hotline   575-522-9244
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/JC_LS171.txt

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