Livestock Price and Production Tables – Week of April 13, 2012


 

Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $210 $225 $170 $185 Boning (80-85% lean) $78 $90
350-400 $185 $210 $170 $185 Boning (high-yielding) $90 $95
400-450 $180 $200 $160 $170 Lean $75 $85
450-500 $160 $180 $150 $160 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $90 $100
500-550 $155 $173 $150 $160 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $100 $111
550-600 $155 $173 $140 $150  
600-650 $150 $160 $130 $145 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $650 $1,075
650-700 $140 $150 $130 $145 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $1,200 $1,600
700-750 $138 $144 $115 $134 Sm/Mdm Replacements $800 $1,100
750-800 $125 $138 $115 $134 Mdm/Lg Replacements $925 $1,325
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year  
under 600 lbs -2.9% -14.5%
over 600 lbs 26.2% 19.8%
Slaughter Cows 3.1% -21.2%
Rep. Females -5.2% -15.8%
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 $120.73 +2.38 $151.00 +2.28        
May     $152.10 +3.78 $6.27 -0.310 $14.44 +0.095
Jun $116.23 +0.42 $157.90 +157.90        
Jul         $6.18 -0.340 $14.46 +0.090
Aug $119.15 +0.65 $155.45 +4.50     $14.12 -0.045
Sep     $156.70 +4.30 $5.54 -0.128 $13.94 +0.018
Oct $125.50 +1.53 $157.50 +4.38        
Nov     $158.20 +5.05     $13.68 -0.100
Dec $127.70 +1.73     $5.35 -0.130    
Jan     $157.90 +4.60     $13.65 -0.140
Feb $128.95 +2.10            
Mar     $157.00 +3.00 $5.46 -0.150 $13.49 -0.110
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 $131.50 $164.00
OKC $142.89 $173.00
Lexington, KY $140.00 $164.00
Joplin, MO $141.91 $181.94
Tulia, TX $147.00 $180.00

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Price and Production Summary
  This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price      
   Live $ 122.08 $ 121.91 $ 119.24
   Dressed $ 194.93 $ 193.39 $ 190.13
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices      
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $ 146.17 $ 147.96 $ 131.74
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $ 193.70 $ 194.15 $ 154.54
BBCV (weekly avg.)      
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $ 177.79 $ 180.79 $ 188.89
   600-900 lb Select cutout $ 177.20 $ 178.72 $ 185.01
   Choice Rib Value $ 261.15 $ 271.16 $ 272.48
   Choice Chuck Value $ 143.73 $ 142.85 $ 156.04
Other Livestock Prices      
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $ 79.78 $ 82.87 $ 91.16
   Pork Carcass Cutout $ 78.33 $ 78.73 $ 95.90
   Georgia Dock Broilers $ 92.61 $ 92.74 $ 86.33
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $ 160.00 $ 159.50 $ 155.00
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $ 54.00 $ 54.00 $ 46.50
Feed Prices ($/ton)      
   Whole Cottonseed1 $ 270.00 $ 278.00 $ 289.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $ 237.50 $ 235.00 $ 237.50
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $ 525.00 $ 525.00 $ 560.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $ 155.00 $ 160.00 $ 162.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $ 398.30 $ 399.20 $ 361.70
   Wheat Midds1 $ 135.00 $ 140.00 $ 195.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $ 151.50 $ 151.50 $ 175.00
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $ 207.50 $ 210.00 $ 210.00
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $ 187.50 $ 190.00 $ 177.50
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $ 217.50 $ 214.50 $ 221.50
   Rice Bran5 $ 130.00 $ 127.50 $ 102.50
Meat Production (million lbs)  
   Beef 456.8 490.3 490.7
   Pork 426.9 443.7 422.0
Slaughter (1,000 head)  
   Cattle 582 622 640
   Hogs 2,044 2,124 2,028
   Broilers/Fryers 151,101 151,645 162,211
Avg. Dressed Weight  
   Cattle 787 790 770
   Hogs 209 209 208
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) $ 455.00 $ 445.00 $ 429.50 5.9%
Ammonium Nitrate $ 530.00 $ 527.50 $ 447.00 18.6%
13-13-13 $ 520.00 $ 520.00 $ 485.00 7.2%
17-17-17 $ 596.50 $ 596.50 $ 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 $ 3.66 $ 3.46 5.8%
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 $111.60 NQ $105.19
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 $80.00 NQ NQ
Prices are $/ton
Source:  USDA-AL Dept of Ag, Market News, Montgomery, AL

 

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