Livestock Price and Production Tables – Week of Apr 20, 2012


 

Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $200 $215 $162 $185 Boning (80-85% lean) $80 $85
350-400 $185 $200 $162 $185 Boning (high-yielding) $85 $96
400-450 $185 $195 $155 $170 Lean $75 $87
450-500 $165 $180 $155 $170 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $90 $105
500-550 $155 $175 $145 $158 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $100 $111
550-600 $155 $175 $145 $158  
600-650 $145 $158 $130 $150 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $900 $1,325
650-700 $135 $145 $130 $150 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $1,200 $1,800
700-750 $134 $148 $130 $139 Sm/Mdm Replacements $800 $1,100
750-800 $134 $148 $120 $130 Mdm/Lg Replacements $1,100 $1,600
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year  
under 600 lbs 1.3% -16.3%
over 600 lbs 2.4% -3.7%
Slaughter Cows -2.7% -22.3%
Rep. Females 0.7% -11.1%
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 $120.65 +0.13 $150.10 -0.42        
May     $151.90 +0.38 $6.12 -0.178 $14.50 +0.133
Jun $115.50 -0.57            
Jul         $6.01 -0.203 $14.53 +0.118
Aug $118.85 -0.20 $155.33 +0.10     $14.39 +0.143
Sep     $157.08 +0.35 $5.43 -0.130 $13.83 -0.088
Oct $124.65 -0.45 $157.90 +0.13        
Nov     $159.25 +1.08     $13.60 -0.018
Dec $126.85 -0.65     $5.35 -0.020    
Jan     $158.70 +1.40     $13.62 -0.008
Feb $128.10 -0.65            
Mar     $159.00 +2.00 $5.46 -0.020 $13.42 -0.063
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 $141.00 $165.00
OKC $0.00 $0.00
Lexington, KY $138.25 $162.00
Joplin, MO $147.52 $175.47
Tulia, TX $149.33 $173.46

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Price and Production Summary
  This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price      
   Live $ 122.68 $ 122.08 $ 119.30
   Dressed $ 122.08 $ 194.93 $ 191.37
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices      
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $ 151.31 $ 146.17 $ 130.03
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $ 191.29 $ 193.70 $ 150.89
BBCV (weekly avg.)      
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $ 185.12 $ 177.79 $ 187.38
   600-900 lb Select cutout $ 183.12 $ 177.20 $ 182.20
   Choice Rib Value $ 267.93 $ 261.15 $ 272.37
   Choice Chuck Value $ 152.05 $ 143.73 $ 154.24
Other Livestock Prices      
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $ 81.02 $ 79.78 $ 92.81
   Pork Carcass Cutout $ 77.34 $ 78.33 $ 95.86
   Georgia Dock Broilers $ 92.63 $ 92.61 $ 86.41
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $ 160.00 $ 160.00 $ 156.00
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $ 54.00 $ 54.00 $ 47.00
Feed Prices ($/ton)      
   Whole Cottonseed1 $ 258.00 $ 270.00 $ 287.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $ 245.00 $ 237.50 $ 235.00
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $ 525.00 $ 525.00 $ 560.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $ 150.00 $ 155.00 $ 160.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $ 399.90 $ 398.30 $ 358.30
   Wheat Midds1 $ 140.00 $ 135.00 $ 175.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $ 151.50 $ 151.50 $ 175.00
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $ 205.00 $ 207.50 $ 210.00
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $ 182.50 $ 187.50 $ 177.50
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $ 211.00 $ 217.50 $ 210.00
   Rice Bran5 $ 127.50 $ 130.00 $ 100.00
Meat Production (million lbs)  
   Beef 467.5 456.8 495.0
   Pork 435.2 426.9 427.4
Slaughter (1,000 head)  
   Cattle 598 582 649
   Hogs 2,084 2,044 2,056
   Broilers/Fryers 155,261 151,101 161,780
Avg. Dressed Weight  
   Cattle 784 787 766
   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) $ 460.00 $ 455.00 $ 429.50 7.1%
Ammonium Nitrate $ 530.00 $ 530.00 $ 448.50 18.2%
13-13-13 $ 520.00 $ 520.00 $ 484.50 7.3%
17-17-17 $ 596.50 $ 596.50 $ 576.00 3.6%
DAP (18%N, 46%P) $ 671.50 $ 671.50 $ 707.00 -5.0%
Potash $ 647.00 $ 647.00 $ 590.00 9.7%
Lime $ 37.50 $ 37.50 $ 37.50 0.0%
Farm Diesel $ 3.66 $ 3.66 $ 3.51 4.4%
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 $103.45 NQ $111.60
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $80.00 NQ $100.00
Bahia        
4×5 Roll NQ $100.00 NQ $100.00
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ NQ NQ $80.00
Prices are $/ton
Source:  USDA-AL Dept of Ag, Market News, Montgomery, AL
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