Livestock Price & Production Tables – Week of Apr 6, 2012


Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $200 $210 $190 $200 Boning (80-85% lean) $78 $85
350-400 $185 $200 $170 $190 Boning (high-yielding) $85 $96
400-450 $177 $190 $160 $170 Lean $75 $85
450-500 $170 $177 $150 $160 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $90 $100
500-550 $155 $170 $150 $160 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $95 $110
550-600 $155 $170 $140 $150
600-650 $150 $160 $135 $145 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $1,100 $1,600
650-700 $145 $150 $135 $145 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $1,200 $1,700
700-750 $140 $150 $130 $139 Sm/Mdm Replacements $700 $1,100
750-800 $131 $140 $120 $130 Mdm/Lg Replacements $1,000 $1,350
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year
under 600 lbs -4.8% -11.7%
over 600 lbs -9.1% 4.3%
Slaughter Cows 1.2% -20.8%
Rep. Females 1.3% -7.6%
Note: Steer and heifer prices are for medium and large frame, numbers 1-2.
1- Four Week Rolling Average
Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

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Futures Prices
Month Live Cattle Change* Feeder Cattle Change* Corn Change* Soybeans Change*
Apr $148.73 -0.10
May $115.80 -0.35 $148.33 -0.80 $6.58 +0.135 $14.34 +0.310
Jun $153.30 -1.95
Jul $126.85 -1.00 $6.52 +0.082 $14.37 +0.288
Aug $14.17 +0.163
Sep $123.98 -1.63 $152.40 -1.60 $5.67 +0.035 $13.92 +0.163
Oct $153.13 -0.90
Nov $115.80 -0.35 $153.15 -1.60 $6.58 +0.135 $13.78 +0.195
Dec $150.95 -1.75
Jan $126.85 -1.00 $5.48 +5.480 $13.79 +0.245
Feb $150.95 -1.75
Mar $115.80 -0.35 $5.61 +5.610 $13.60 +0.220
Source: Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.
*Change from last Friday’s close.

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Feeder Calf Markets (price for M&L #1-2 steers)
750-800 lbs 500-550 lbs
Mississippi $135.50 $162.50
OKC $144.89 $183.12
Lexington, KY $137.25 $166.00
Joplin, MO $150.00 $173.51
Tulia, TX $147.00 NQ

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Price and Production Summary
This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price
   Live $ 121.91 $ 125.72 $ 123.20
   Dressed $ 193.39 $ 201.88 $ 196.42
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $ 147.96 $ 152.15 $ 136.81
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $ 194.15 $ 192.92 $ 155.92
BBCV (weekly avg.)
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $ 180.79 $ 184.65 $ 191.36
   600-900 lb Select cutout $ 178.72 $ 184.35 $ 187.22
   Choice Rib Value $ 271.16 $ 277.96 $ 274.66
   Choice Chuck Value $ 142.85 $ 147.11 $ 159.39
Other Livestock Prices
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $ 82.87 $ 79.21 $ 90.42
   Pork Carcass Cutout $ 78.73 $ 80.00 $ 94.64
   Georgia Dock Broilers $ 92.74 $ 92.88 $ 86.15
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $ 159.50 $ 162.00 $ 157.50
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $ 54.00 $ 54.00 $ 47.00
Feed Prices ($/ton)
   Whole Cottonseed1 $ 278.00 $ 268.00 $ 277.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $ 235.00 $ 235.00 $ 240.00
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $ 525.00 $ 510.00 $ 560.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $ 160.00 $ 160.00 $ 162.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $ 399.20 $ 396.90 $ 369.00
   Wheat Midds1 $ 140.00 $ 150.00 $ 185.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $ 151.50 $ 151.50 $ 166.50
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $ 210.00 $ 210.00 $ 210.00
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $ 190.00 $ 190.00 $ 177.50
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $ 214.50 $ 215.00 $ 214.00
   Rice Bran5 $ 127.50 $ 140.00 $ 110.00
Meat Production (million lbs)
   Beef 490.3 475.4 485.0
   Pork 443.7 441.2 431.2
Slaughter (1,000 head)
   Cattle 622 602 631
   Hogs 2,124 2,113 2,069
   Broilers/Fryers 151,645 152,006 161,515
Avg. Dressed Weight
   Cattle 790 792 771
   Hogs 209 209 209
Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
1-Memphis; 2-St. Louis; 3-Alabama; 4-E. Corn Belt; 5-Arkansas

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Southeastern Fertilizer and Farm Diesel Prices
This Week Last Week Last Year Y-o-Y% Change
Liquid N (28% spread) $ 445.00 $ 435.00 $ 429.50 3.6%
Ammonium Nitrate $ 527.50 $ 497.50 $ 439.50 20.0%
13-13-13 $ 520.00 $ 495.00 $ 485.00 7.2%
17-17-17 $ 596.50 $ 580.00 $ 573.00 4.1%
DAP (18%N, 46%P) $ 671.50 $ 671.50 $ 707.00 -5.0%
Potash $ 647.00 $ 647.00 $ 584.50 10.7%
Lime $ 37.50 $ 37.50 $ 37.50 0.0%
Farm Diesel $ 3.66 $ 3.67 $ 3.44 6.6%
Source:  USDA- AL Dept of Ag, Market News, Montgomery, AL
Fertilizer prices are $/ton, Diesel prices are $/gal for <1,000 gallons

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Southeastern Hay Market Report
This Week Last Week
Good Premium Good Premium
Bermuda
4×5 Roll NQ $105.19 NQ $104.25
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $100.00 NQ $100.00
Bahia
4×5 Roll NQ $100.00 NQ $100.00
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ NQ NQ NQ
Prices are $/ton
Source:  USDA-AL Dept of Ag, Market News, Montgomery, AL
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