Livestock Price and Production Tables – Week of Apr 27, 2012


 

Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $200 $220 $190 $205 Boning (80-85% lean) $80 $90
350-400 $190 $200 $190 $205 Boning (high-yielding) $90 $99
400-450 $180 $190 $157 $170 Lean $76 $85
450-500 $165 $180 $157 $170 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $97 $108
500-550 $155 $174 $145 $157 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $102 $111
550-600 $155 $174 $145 $157  
600-650 $145 $155 $135 $146 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $1,000 $1,350
650-700 $135 $145 $125 $135 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $1,200 $1,600
700-750 $125 $140 $130 $140 Sm/Mdm Replacements $800 $1,100
750-800 $125 $140 $120 $130 Mdm/Lg Replacements $800 $1,300
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year  
under 600 lbs 2.8% -13.0%
over 600 lbs 9.4% -4.1%
Slaughter Cows 10.1% -8.4%
Rep. Females 0.4% -6.3%
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 $118.45 -2.20            
May     $148.78 -3.13 $6.55 +0.435 $14.97 +0.465
Jun $112.95 -2.55            
Jul         $6.26 +0.253 $14.92 +0.395
Aug $115.58 -3.27 $152.08 -3.25     $14.64 +0.250
Sep     $153.20 -3.88 $5.52 +0.095 $14.01 +0.180
Oct $120.70 -3.95 $154.48 -3.43        
Nov     $155.98 -3.28     $13.60 +0.000
Dec $123.50 -3.35     $5.35 +0.000    
Jan     $155.40 -3.30     $13.55 -0.070
Feb $125.55 -2.55            
Mar     $156.00 -3.00 $5.49 +0.030 $13.33 -0.090
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 $132.50 $164.50
OKC $146.70 $179.50
Lexington, KY $144.50 $165.50
Joplin, MO $145.84 $174.67
Tulia, TX $144.63 $176.00

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Price and Production Summary
  This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price      
   Live $ 119.79 $ 122.68 $ 116.81
   Dressed $ 193.69 $ 198.52 $ 186.93
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices      
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $ 149.65 $ 151.31 $ 133.45
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $ 192.55 $ 191.29 $ 148.49
BBCV (weekly avg.)      
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $ 190.00 $ 185.12 $ 184.56
   600-900 lb Select cutout $ 186.58 $ 183.12 $ 178.73
   Choice Rib Value $ 269.66 $ 267.93 $ 270.04
   Choice Chuck Value $ 157.04 $ 152.05 $ 148.85
Other Livestock Prices      
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $ 79.57 $ 81.02 $ 90.55
   Pork Carcass Cutout $ 77.35 $ 77.34 $ 93.76
   Georgia Dock Broilers $ 92.77 $ 92.63 $ 86.48
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $ 160.00 $ 160.00 $ 155.00
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $ 54.00 $ 54.00 $ 47.00
Feed Prices ($/ton)      
   Whole Cottonseed1 $ 255.00 $ 258.00 $ 295.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $ 245.00 $ 245.00 $ 247.50
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $ 525.00 $ 525.00 $ 560.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $ 150.00 $ 150.00 $ 162.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $ 418.40 $ 399.90 $ 371.60
   Wheat Midds1 $ 140.00 $ 140.00 $ 205.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $ 151.50 $ 151.50 $ 166.50
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $ 205.00 $ 205.00 $ 210.00
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $ 182.50 $ 182.50 $ 177.50
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $ 212.50 $ 211.00 $ 212.50
   Rice Bran5 $ 130.00 $ 127.50 $ 100.00
Meat Production (million lbs)  
   Beef 475.9 467.5 467.2
   Pork 436.8 435.2 405.0
Slaughter (1,000 head)  
   Cattle 611 598 615
   Hogs 2,092 2,084 1,950
   Broilers/Fryers 152,091 155,261 159,256
Avg. Dressed Weight  
   Cattle 781 784 763
   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 $ 460.00 $ 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 $ 3.57 2.7%
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 $101.46 NQ $103.45
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $100.00 NQ $80.00
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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