Oklahoma City Cow and Bulls

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Oklahoma City, OK    Tue May 1, 2012   USDA-OK Dept Ag Market News

Oklahoma National Stockyards, Oklahoma City, OK - Close 
Cow and Bull Auction for Tue 05/01/2012

Receipts:  849         Last Week:  835      Year Ago:  884 
Monday's actual:  8942                       

   Compared to last week:  Slaughter cows 3.00-4.00 higher.
Slaughter bulls 1.00-4.00 higher.  Packer demand very good.
Total of 500 cows and bulls sold with 60 percent going to packers.  

   Slaughter Cows:
          Head  %Lean   Weight   Average Dress  High Dress   Low Dress
Breakers   70   75-80% 1290-1740  95.00-96.50   97.00-98.00  89.00-94.25
                                     Very High    105.00
Boners     50   80-85% 1040-1420  92.75-96.00  97.50-100.00  87.50-92.00
                                     Very High    104.50
Lean      112   85-90% 1000-1420  92.50-96.00      97.00     86.00-91.00
Light      43   80-90%  750-1000  87.00-90.50   92.00-96.00  80.00-84.00

   Slaughter Bulls:   
          Head   Weight    Average Dress    High Dress     Low Dress
Y.G. 1-2   38   1250-2260  110.00-114.00  117.50-121.00    106.00-109.50
                        Very High  122.50-124.50; Very Low 101.00-102.00  

The estimated dressed cost at the Oklahoma National Stockyards; Lean
201.00; Boners 188.75; Breakers 180.00; Lightweight carcasses 189.50;
Bulls 203.00.

   Replacement Cows: Pre-tested for pregnancy and age.
Medium and Large 1-2:  
   Age        Weight     Months Bred   Quality          Price
2-9 yr old   900-1250    2-7 months    avg black        1010.00-1160.00; 
3-7 yr old   800-1050    2-7 months    avg quality       875.00-1010.00;
4-6 yr old  1100-1150    4-7 months     hi black        1290.00-1385.00;
5-7 yr old   950-1100     7 months      hi quality      1075.00-1235.00;

   Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2:
   Age      Cow Weight   Calf Weight   Quality          Price
3-5 yr old   800-1300     100-200      avg quality      1225.00-1375.00;
 4 yr old   1100-1200     125-150       hi black        1950.00;
5-7 yr old  1000-1200     100-250      avg black        1500.00-1675.00;
5-8 yr old   800-1200     100-200       hi quality      1300.00-1420.00.

   Source:  USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK
            Tina Colby/ John Stacy
            Phone (405) 232-5425      Market Recording (405) 636-2691
            www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews





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