Livestock Price and Production Tables – Week Ending Aug 31, 2012


Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $190 $204 $165 $185 Boning (80-85% lean) $70 $83
350-400 $170 $182 $147 $165 Boning (high-yielding) $83 $88
400-450 $160 $170 $140 $150 Lean $70 $76
450-500 $140 $150 $130 $140 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $82 $95
500-550 $128 $140 $120 $130 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $95 $108
550-600 $128 $140 $120 $130
600-650 $125 $135 $116 $125 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $875 $1,000
650-700 $125 $135 $116 $125 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $1,200 $1,600
700-750 $117 $129 $110 $118 Sm/Mdm Replacements $740 $1,000
750-800 $117 $129 $110 $118 Mdm/Lg Replacements $900 $1,200
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year
under 600 lbs 1.1% -22.1%
over 600 lbs 5.6% 3.0%
Slaughter Cows 8.2% -12.9%
Rep. Females -5.6% -40.6%
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*
Sep $144.60 +1.65 $8.02 -0.00 $17.65 +0.27
Oct $126.03 +1.58 $146.68 +2.25
Nov $147.80 +2.15 $17.57 +0.25
Dec $128.65 +0.78 $8.00 -0.09
Jan $149.73 +1.45 $17.51 +0.27
Feb $132.25 +0.55
Mar $152.93 +1.53 $8.02 -0.07 $16.84 +0.48
Apr $135.90 +0.50 $154.00 +1.40
May $155.25 +1.45 $7.95 -0.06 $15.90 +0.46
Jun $132.38 -0.13
Jul $7.81 -0.05 $15.57 +0.40
Aug $132.50 $156.60 $15.10 +0.31
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 $123.00 $134.00
OKC $136.00 $150.26
Kentucky $136.14 $148.21
Joplin, MO $132.25 $146.28
Tulia, TX NQ $150.00

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Price and Production Summary
This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price
   Live $ 119.53 $ 120.31 $ 112.72
   Dressed $ 188.76 $ 187.45 $ 177.18
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $ 139.05 $ 138.48 $ 136.35
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $ 157.33 $ 157.98 $ 144.99
BBCV (weekly avg.)
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $ 191.05 $ 193.47 $ 183.22
   600-900 lb Select cutout $ 180.91 $ 184.77 $ 175.34
   Choice Rib Value $ 292.85 $ 290.71 $ 258.91
   Choice Chuck Value $ 158.70 $ 159.07 $ 152.33
Other Livestock Prices
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $ 73.44 $ 80.82 $ 84.15
   Pork Carcass Cutout $ 82.73 $ 88.23 $ 97.02
   Georgia Dock Broilers $ 95.29 $ 94.94 $ 87.90
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $ 176.00 $ 176.50 $ 149.00
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $ 52.00 $ 51.50 $ 53.00
Feed Prices ($/ton)
   Whole Cottonseed1 $ 300.00 $ 298.00 $ 390.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $ 410.00 $ 410.00 $ 350.00
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $ 740.00 $ 720.00 $ 560.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $ 300.00 $ 320.00 $ 220.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $ 569.80 $ 581.60 $ 395.70
   Wheat Midds1 $ 265.00 $ 290.00 $ 230.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $ 265.00 $ 285.00 $ 181.00
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $ 287.50 $ 297.50 $ 222.50
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $ 315.00 $ 315.00 $ 212.50
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $ 307.50 $ 300.00 $ 206.00
   Rice Bran5 $ 225.00 $ 197.50 $ 157.50
Meat Production (million lbs)
   Beef 507.7 516.9 510.5
   Pork 458.2 454.3 422.4
Slaughter (1,000 head)
   Cattle 641 653 661
   Hogs 2,282 2,265 2,129
   Broilers/Fryers 156,925 159,748 161,693
Avg. Dressed Weight
   Cattle 794 793 775
   Hogs 201 201 198
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 $ 435.00 5.7%
Ammonium Nitrate $ 539.50 $ 539.50 $ 475.00 13.6%
13-13-13 $ 512.00 $ 512.00 $ 497.50 2.9%
17-17-17 $ 596.50 $ 596.50 $ 615.00 -3.0%
DAP (18%N, 46%P) $ 624.00 $ 624.00 $ 742.50 -16.0%
Potash $ 647.00 $ 647.00 $ 650.00 -0.5%
Lime $ 37.50 $ 37.50 $ 37.50 0.0%
Farm Diesel $ 3.57 $ 3.47 $ 3.30 8.0%
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 $65.14 $141.83 $84.29 $110.00
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $100.00 NQ $100.00
Bahia
4×5 Roll $80.00 $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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