Livestock Price & Production Tables – Week of Feb 17, 2012


Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $210 $225 $180 $190 Boning (80-85% lean) $80 $90
350-400 $200 $210 $175 $180 Boning (high-yielding) $90 $95
400-450 $190 $200 $157 $175 Lean $72 $80
450-500 $180 $190 $157 $175 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $77 $90
500-550 $170 $180 $146 $160 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $95 $105
550-600 $162 $170 $146 $160
600-650 $150 $160 $140 $155 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $900 $1,200
650-700 $150 $160 $135 $140 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $1,100 $1,500
700-750 $140 $153 $125 $135 Sm/Mdm Replacements $650 $950
750-800 $140 $153 $125 $135 Mdm/Lg Replacements $925 $1,300
Volume (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year
under 600 lbs -1.1% -34.1%
over 600 lbs 5.9% -34.1%
Slaughter Cows 13.5% -34.1%
Rep. Females 30.4% -34.1%
Note: Steer and heifer prices are for medium and large frame, numbers 1-2.
Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

Futures Prices
Month Live Cattle Change* Feeder Cattle Change* Corn Change* Soybeans Change*
Feb $128.60 +4.65
Mar $158.43 +4.83 $6.42 +0.115 $12.65 +0.340
Apr $130.85 +3.85 $160.48 +4.75
May $161.80 +4.53 $6.46 +0.115 $12.70 +0.320
Jun $128.48 +2.47
Jul $6.48 +0.090 $12.82 +0.365
Aug $130.20 +1.88 $163.53 +4.68 $12.70 +0.258
Sep $163.10 +4.75 $5.96 +0.137 $12.71 +0.315
Oct $133.65 +2.30 $162.60 +3.85
Nov $162.70 +3.95 $12.61 +0.210
Dec $134.70 +2.35 $5.70 +0.100
Jan $160.35 +1.25 $12.66 +0.290
Source: Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.
*Change from last Friday’s close.
Price and Production Summary
This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price
   Live $ 122.37 $ 123.25 $ 106.99
   Dressed $ 195.84 $ 195.00 $ 174.89
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $ 155.57 $ 153.73 $ 128.00
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $ 185.44 $ 191.10 $ 151.96
BBCV (weekly avg.)
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $ 189.04 $ 185.98 $ 167.75
   600-900 lb Select cutout $ 184.05 $ 180.97 $ 167.48
   Choice Rib Value $ 266.85 $ 260.20 $ 232.48
   Choice Chuck Value $ 156.92 $ 156.64 $ 153.67
Other Livestock Prices
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $ 82.44 $ 84.10 $ 78.47
   Pork Carcass Cutout $ 86.52 $ 84.99 $ 81.19
   Georgia Dock Broilers $ 90.66 $ 90.44 $ 85.17
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $ 147.50 $ 147.50 $ 141.50
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $ 53.50 $ 53.00 $ 40.50
Feed Prices ($/ton)
   Whole Cottonseed1 $ 238.00 $ 230.00 $ 238.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $ 185.00 $ 190.00 $ 265.00
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $ 445.00 $ 445.00 $ 540.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $ 175.00 $ 175.00 $ 155.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $ 340.00 $ 337.50 $ 389.50
   Wheat Midds1 $ 165.00 $ 155.00 $ 165.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $ 156.50 $ 155.50 $ 168.00
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $ 212.50 $ 215.00 $ 202.50
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $ 197.50 $ 200.00 $ 180.00
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $ 201.00 $ 199.50 $ 206.50
   Rice Bran5 $ 145.00 $ 175.00 $ 127.50
Meat Production (million lbs)
   Beef 482.8 470.2 506.7
   Pork 447.3 443.9 434.5
Slaughter (1,000 head)
   Cattle 616 602 651
   Hogs 2,149 2,130 2,089
   Broilers/Fryers 150,358 153,419 159,400
Avg. Dressed Weight
   Cattle 786 783 781
   Hogs 208 209 208
Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
1-Memphis; 2-St. Louis; 3-Alabama; 4-E. Corn Belt; 5-Arkansas
Southeastern Fertilizer and Farm Diesel Prices
This Week Last Week Last Year Y-o-Y% Change
Liquid N (28% spread) $ 440.00 $ 445.00 $ 384.50 14.4%
Ammonium Nitrate $ 485.00 $ 492.50 $ 406.00 19.5%
13-13-13 $ 515.00 $ 515.00 $ 437.50 17.7%
17-17-17 $ 595.00 $ 623.50 $ 533.00 11.6%
DAP (18%N, 46%P) $ 671.50 $ 682.50 $ 692.00 -3.0%
Potash $ 638.50 $ 666.50 $ 575.00 11.0%
Lime $ 37.50 $ 33.50 $ 42.50 -11.8%
Farm Diesel $ 3.50 $ 3.46 $ 3.00 16.7%
Source:  USDA- AL Dept of Ag, Market News, Montgomery, AL
Fertilizer prices are $/ton, Diesel prices are $/gal for <1,000 gallons
Southeastern Hay Market Report
This Week Last Week
Good Premium Good Premium
Bermuda
4×5 Roll NQ $103.67 NQ $103.33
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ NQ NQ $67.00
Bahia
4×5 Roll NQ $100.00 NQ $100.00
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $87.00 NQ $87.00
Prices are $/ton
Source:  USDA-AL Dept of Ag, Market News, Montgomery, AL
Feeder Calf Markets (price for M&L #1-2 steers)
750-800 lbs 500-550 lbs
Mississippi $146.50 $175.00
OKC NQ $180.01
Lexington, KY $142.88 $167.50
Joplin, MO $140.00 $172.74
Tulia, TX NQ NQ
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