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


Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $170 $185 $160 $175 Boning (80-85% lean) $70 $80
350-400 $155 $170 $140 $160 Boning (high-yielding) $80 $86
400-450 $145 $155 $118 $138 Lean $67 $75
450-500 $130 $145 $118 $138 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $80 $90
500-550 $120 $135 $120 $137 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $90 $100
550-600 $120 $135 $120 $137  
600-650 $125 $137 $108 $124 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $900 $1,300
650-700 $110 $125 $108 $124 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $1,100 $1,600
700-750 NQ NQ $98 $110 Sm/Mdm Replacements $750 $1,000
750-800 NQ NQ $98 $110 Mdm/Lg Replacements $1,000 $1,500
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year  
under 600 lbs -4.1% -13.7%
over 600 lbs -11.6% -17.0%
Slaughter Cows -11.5% -13.3%
Rep. Females 2.5% -1.8%
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*
Jul         $7.75 -0.09 $14.43 -1.80
Aug $118.10 +0.85 $136.10 -2.88     $17.56 +1.84
Sep     $138.53 -3.60 $8.18 +0.79 $17.13 +1.65
Oct $123.10 +1.70 $140.50 -3.78        
Nov     $142.28 -3.25     $16.85 +1.35
Dec $126.25 +1.30     $7.94 +0.59    
Jan     $145.18 -3.17     $15.50 +0.00
Feb $128.50 +0.05            
Mar     $147.95 -3.15 $7.82 +0.53 $14.98 +0.21
Apr $132.00 +0.75 $149.10 -3.25        
May     $150.30 -2.80 $7.79 +0.56 $14.51 +0.18
Jun $129.60 +0.50            
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 NQ $127.50
OKC $129.82 $140.50
Kentucky $130.01 $134.13
Joplin, MO NQ $137.60
Tulia, TX $133.50 NQ

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Price and Production Summary
  This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price      
   Live $ 112.90 $ 114.68 $ 108.50
   Dressed $ 178.89 $ 182.16 $ 174.31
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices      
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $ 135.13 $ 142.57 $ 135.29
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $ 145.62 $ 157.00 $ 140.44
BBCV (weekly avg.)      
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $ 182.07 $ 187.33 $ 178.50
   600-900 lb Select cutout $ 172.05 $ 173.81 $ 172.14
   Choice Rib Value $ 270.42 $ 278.67 $ 255.81
   Choice Chuck Value $ 141.72 $ 141.93 $ 142.39
Other Livestock Prices      
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $ 91.78 $ 92.59 $ 94.45
   Pork Carcass Cutout $ 90.33 $ 89.61 $ 99.55
   Georgia Dock Broilers $ 94.45 $ 94.39 $ 87.12
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $ 158.50 $ 158.50 $ 144.50
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $ 51.00 $ 51.00 $ 45.50
Feed Prices ($/ton)      
   Whole Cottonseed1 $ 287.00 $ 285.00 $ 358.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $ 335.00 $ 330.00 $ 315.00
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $ 640.00 $ 600.00 $ 560.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $ 230.00 $ 210.00 $ 182.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $ 514.30 $ 501.00 $ 379.80
   Wheat Midds1 $ 235.00 $ 195.00 $ 220.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $ 224.50 $ 172.50 $ 172.50
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $ 237.50 $ 232.50 $ 205.00
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $ 220.00 $ 207.50 $ 202.50
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $ 275.00 $ 259.50 $ 211.00
   Rice Bran5 $ 152.50 $ 145.00 $ 150.00
Meat Production (million lbs)  
   Beef 518.0 505.9 503.1
   Pork 398.5 400.1 407.4
Slaughter (1,000 head)  
   Cattle 654 641 651
   Hogs 1,961 1,959 2,010
   Broilers/Fryers 164,620 157,299 160,820
Avg. Dressed Weight  
   Cattle 793 791 775
   Hogs 203 204 203
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 $ 425.00 8.2%
Ammonium Nitrate $ 539.50 $ 539.50 $ 470.00 14.8%
13-13-13 $ 512.00 $ 512.00 $ 485.00 5.6%
17-17-17 $ 596.50 $ 596.50 $ 612.50 -2.6%
DAP (18%N, 46%P) $ 624.00 $ 624.00 $ 722.50 -13.6%
Potash $ 647.00 $ 647.00 $ 640.00 1.1%
Lime $ 37.50 $ 37.50 $ 37.50 0.0%
Farm Diesel $ 3.32 $ 3.28 $ 3.40 -2.4%
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 $84.15 $100.00 $70.79 $105.51
5×5 or 5×6 Roll $60.00 $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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