Livestock Price & Production Tables – Week of Feb 24, 2012


Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $220 $230 $185 $195 Boning (80-85% lean) $76 $90
350-400 $207 $220 $175 $185 Boning (high-yielding) $90 $95
400-450 $195 $210 $170 $180 Lean $76 $83
450-500 $195 $210 $160 $170 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $90 $96
500-550 $180 $190 $150 $165 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $96 $108
550-600 $161 $180 $150 $165
600-650 $152 $162 $141 $150 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $825 $1,200
650-700 $152 $162 $141 $150 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $1,000 $1,500
700-750 $145 $155 $139 $149 Sm/Mdm Replacements $700 $1,100
750-800 $145 $155 $139 $149 Mdm/Lg Replacements $900 $1,300
Volume (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year
under 600 lbs 33.7% -12.5%
over 600 lbs 9.7% -12.1%
Slaughter Cows 10.9% -37.4%
Rep. Females -18.3% -31.9%
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 $127.55 -1.05
Mar $157.68 -0.75 $6.41 -0.015 $12.79 +0.145
Apr $129.50 -1.35 $160.28 -0.20
May $161.95 +0.15 $6.44 -0.015 $12.87 +0.168
Jun $127.75 -0.72
Jul $6.47 -0.015 $12.95 +0.133
Aug $130.20 +0.00 $163.38 -0.15 $12.90 +0.198
Sep $162.73 -0.38 $5.88 -0.075 $12.79 +0.075
Oct $134.15 +0.50 $162.45 -0.15
Nov $162.40 -0.30 $12.71 +0.098
Dec $134.63 -0.07 $5.58 -0.120
Jan $161.40 +1.05 $12.75 +0.088
Source: Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.
*Change from last Friday’s close.
Feeder Calf Markets (price for M&L #1-2 steers)
750-800 lbs 500-550 lbs
Mississippi $150.00 $185.00
OKC $155.10 $181.12
Lexington, KY $148.00 $175.00
Joplin, MO $151.86 $180.18
Tulia, TX NQ NQ
Price and Production Summary
This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price
   Live $ 126.47 $ 122.37 $ 111.00
   Dressed $ 201.14 $ 195.84 $ 179.75
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $ 157.12 $ 155.57 $ 129.64
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $ 187.93 $ 185.44 $ 156.51
BBCV (weekly avg.)
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $ 195.42 $ 189.04 $ 169.90
   600-900 lb Select cutout $ 191.71 $ 184.05 $ 169.45
   Choice Rib Value $ 277.38 $ 266.85 $ 235.61
   Choice Chuck Value $ 161.44 $ 156.92 $ 153.29
Other Livestock Prices
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $ 86.35 $ 82.44 $ 81.19
   Pork Carcass Cutout $ 85.76 $ 86.52 $ 91.75
   Georgia Dock Broilers $ 90.87 $ 90.66 $ 85.28
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $ 149.50 $ 147.50 $ 143.00
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $ 54.00 $ 53.50 $ 41.00
Feed Prices ($/ton)
   Whole Cottonseed1 $ 250.00 $ 238.00 $ 236.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $ 190.00 $ 185.00 $ 270.00
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $ 445.00 $ 445.00 $ 550.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $ 175.00 $ 175.00 $ 158.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $ 343.00 $ 340.00 $ 380.00
   Wheat Midds1 N/A $ 165.00 $ 165.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $ 156.50 $ 156.50 $ 161.00
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $ 212.50 $ 212.50 $ 207.50
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $ 197.50 $ 197.50 $ 180.00
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $ 202.50 $ 201.00 $ 207.50
   Rice Bran5 $ 165.00 $ 145.00 $ 127.50
Meat Production (million lbs)
   Beef 465.1 482.8 506.6
   Pork 441.2 447.3 438.2
Slaughter (1,000 head)
   Cattle 592 616 652
   Hogs 2,120 2,149 2,108
   Broilers/Fryers 153,026 150,358 161,353
Avg. Dressed Weight
   Cattle 788 786 780
   Hogs 208 208 208
Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
1-Memphis; 2-St. Louis; 3-Alabama; 4-E. Corn Belt; 5-Arkansas
Southeastern Hay Market Report
This Week Last Week
Good Premium Good Premium
Bermuda
4×5 Roll NQ $105.03 NQ $103.67
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $93.00 NQ NQ
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
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