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12/15/2014 1:15 PM
By Associated Press

St. Joseph, MO Mon Dec 15, 2014 USDA-MO Dept Ag Market News
St. Joseph, MO Stockyards
Slaughter Cattle Mid-Session and Close for 12/15/2014
Receipts: 550
Compared to last week, slaughter cows and bulls sold 3.00-7.00 lower.
Many producers filled the seats to appraise the offering of good quality bred
cows and pairs that were brought to town. The main attraction included a fancy
set of bred heifers and reputation three year old cows. Buyers had the
opportunity to purchase top quality genetics from leading herds going into the
winter season. Slaughter steers and heifers were not tested.
Slaughter Cows:
Percent Lean Avg Dressing Hi Dressing Lo Dressing
Breaking 70-80 102.00-111.00 111.00-115.00 95.00-102.00
Boning 80-85 103.00-115.00 115.00-117.50 95.00-102.00
Lean 85-90 95.00-103.00 106.00-109.00 84.00-95.00
Thin 69.00-80.00
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1400-2300 lbs 127.00-133.00, couple high
dressing 137.00-142.00, low dressing 115.00-125.00.
Feeder/Stocker Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 2-5 year old open cows and
heiferettes (mostly black) few mostly 2 year olds 800-1050 lbs 170.00-191.50,
1050-1265 lbs 125.00-148.00.
Bred Heifers: Medium and Large 1 Top quality reputation black A.I. bred 920-
1020 lbs 3rd stage 2100.00-2800.00; average quality black heifers 845-1000 lbs
2nd stage 1685.00-1850.00.
Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1 Fancy black 3 years 1085-1400 lbs 2nd and 3rd
stage 3000.00-3500.00; 4-5 years good quality 1165-1711 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage
2200.00-2300.00; similar quality 6-7 years blk-bwf 1200-1300 lbs 2000.00 per
head. Medium and Large 1-2 6-7 years 1200-1400 lbs black and red 2nd and 3rd
stage 1875.00-1900.00; short and solid 1165-1620 lbs mixed colors 2nd and 3rd
stage 1650.00-1900.00; aged cows 1285-1520 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 1500.00-1700.00
per head.
Cow/Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1 4-5 years 1395-1485 lbs good quality
black w/200-300 lb calves 3100.00-3500.00; similar quality 7 years to short and
solid 1200-1300 lbs w/250 lb calves 2200.00-2600.00 per pair.
SOURCE: USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
Greg Harrison, Crystal Richburg 816-676-7000 StJoe.LGMN@ams.usda.gov
24 Hour Market Report 1-573-522-9244
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