Livestock Price and Production Tables: Week Ending Oct 5, 2012


[Sorry for my brief hiatus. It’s been a busy couple of weeks!]

Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $185 $200 $165 $185 Boning (80-85% lean) $72 $80
350-400 $165 $185 $150 $165 Boning (high-yielding) $80 $85
400-450 $150 $162 $140 $150 Lean $64 $72
450-500 $144 $150 $129 $140 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $80 $88
500-550 $140 $148 $118 $130 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $86 $99
550-600 $128 $140 $118 $130  
600-650 $125 $135 $115 $124 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $900 $1,350
650-700 $125 $135 $115 $124 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $800 $1,050
700-750 $118 $130 $105 $113 Sm/Mdm Replacements $900 $1,300
750-800 $118 $130 $105 $113 Mdm/Lg Replacements $700 $1,100
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year  
under 600 lbs -3.0% 5.1%
over 600 lbs -10.3% 7.5%
Slaughter Cows 0.5% -9.3%
Rep. Females -5.8% -38.8%
Note: Steer and heifer prices are for medium and large frame, numbers 1-2.
1- Four Week Rolling Average
Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

Futures Prices
Month Live Cattle Change* Feeder Cattle Change* Corn Change* Soybeans Change*
Oct $123.05 +0.98 $144.83 +1.02        
Nov     $146.20 +1.85     $15.52 -0.50
Dec $126.20 +1.50     $7.48 -0.08    
Jan     $149.00 +1.63     $15.51 -0.52
Feb $129.75 +1.33            
Mar     $151.70 +1.50 $7.49 -0.11 $15.13 -0.51
Apr $133.18 +0.66 $153.55 +2.55        
May     $154.80 +2.60 $7.44 -0.13 $14.61 -0.61
Jun $130.50 +1.60            
Jul         $7.38 -0.11 $14.42 -0.55
Aug $130.60 +1.43 $157.00 +1.75     $14.18 -0.45
Sep         $6.57 -0.02 $13.70 -0.29
Source: Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.
*Change from last Friday’s close.

Feeder Calf Markets (price for M&L #1-2 steers)
  750-800 lbs 500-550 lbs
Mississippi $124.00 $144.00
OKC NQ $149.26
Kentucky $140.32 $146.52
Joplin, MO $134.25 $139.47
Tulia, TX $143.92 NQ

Price and Production Summary
  This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price      
   Live $ 123.57 $ 122.46 $ 120.97
   Dressed $ 189.84 $ 190.99 $ 189.90
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices      
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $ 142.41 $ 145.16 $ 138.90
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $ 158.51 $ 154.84 $ 142.89
BBCV (weekly avg.)      
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $ 190.34 $ 191.77 $ 184.20
   600-900 lb Select cutout $ 176.73 $ 180.77 $ 170.10
   Choice Rib Value $ 287.09 $ 286.87 $ 286.53
   Choice Chuck Value $ 164.54 $ 166.87 $ 153.47
Other Livestock Prices      
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $ 78.87 $ 73.91 $ 93.53
   Pork Carcass Cutout $ 83.43 $ 79.41 $ 98.06
   Georgia Dock Broilers $ 95.52 $ 95.50 $ 88.11
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $ 165.00 $ 162.00 $ 142.00
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $ 52.50 $ 52.50 $ 53.00
Feed Prices ($/ton)      
   Whole Cottonseed1 $ 280.00 $ 290.00 $ 285.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $ 345.00 $ 355.00 $ 280.00
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $ 750.00 $ 740.00 $ 550.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $ 195.00 $ 197.00 $ 255.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $ 485.50 $ 516.60 $ 320.00
   Wheat Midds1 $ 240.00 $ 260.00 $ 250.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $ 242.50 $ 242.50 $ 200.00
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $ 267.50 $ 272.50 $ 232.50
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $ 202.50 $ 242.00 $ 227.50
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $ 280.00 $ 281.00 $ 206.50
   Rice Bran5 $ 205.00 $ 207.50 $ 180.00
Meat Production (million lbs)  
   Beef 493.3 516.3 514.0
   Pork 476.7 474.0 472.2
Slaughter (1,000 head)  
   Cattle 620 651 666
   Hogs 2,355 2,345 2,340
   Broilers/Fryers 159,660 157,410 157,376
Avg. Dressed Weight  
   Cattle 797 794 774
   Hogs 202 202 202
Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
1-Memphis; 2-St. Louis; 3-Alabama; 4-E. Corn Belt; 5-Arkansas

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 $ 3.59 $ 3.59 $ 3.28 9.6%
Source:  USDA- AL Dept of Ag, Market News, Montgomery, AL
Fertilizer prices are $/ton, Diesel prices are $/gal for <1,000 gallons

Southeastern Hay Market Report
  This Week Last Week
  Good Premium Good Premium
Bermuda        
4×5 Roll $70.00 $93.33 $66.41 $110.00
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $100.00 NQ $104.02
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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