Livestock Price and Production Tables: Week Ending Oct 19, 2012


Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $185 $200 $175 $195 Boning (80-85% lean) $70 $76
350-400 $170 $185 $150 $175 Boning (high-yielding) $76 $80
400-450 $160 $170 $140 $155 Lean $63 $71
450-500 $150 $160 $130 $140 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $78 $90
500-550 $140 $155 $120 $130 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $85 $97
550-600 $130 $140 $120 $130
600-650 $125 $139 $110 $125 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $1,125 $1,400
650-700 $125 $139 $110 $125 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $900 $1,350
700-750 $120 $130 $105 $112 Sm/Mdm Replacements $900 $1,300
750-800 $100 $110 $105 $112 Mdm/Lg Replacements $750 $1,050
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year
under 600 lbs 4.0% 16.9%
over 600 lbs 8.8% 24.2%
Slaughter Cows 3.3% 3.1%
Rep. Females 16.2% -18.1%
Note: Steer and heifer prices are for medium and large frame, numbers 1-2.
1- Four Week Rolling Average
Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

Futures Prices
Month Live Cattle Change* Feeder Cattle Change* Corn Change* Soybeans Change*
Oct $126.30 +2.40 $146.15 +3.05
Nov $148.38 +4.15 $15.38 +0.16
Dec $127.28 +1.78 $7.63 +0.10
Jan $150.23 +4.07 $15.40 +0.18
Feb $131.00 +1.65
Mar $152.20 +3.10 $7.63 +0.10 $15.13 +0.21
Apr $134.78 +1.47 $153.73 +3.03
May $155.30 +3.18 $7.54 +0.07 $14.67 +0.17
Jun $131.20 +1.15
Jul $7.47 +0.07 $14.54 +0.14
Aug $131.03 +0.93 $157.78 +1.78 $14.28 +0.09
Sep $6.66 +0.04 $13.85 +0.09
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 $105.00 $147.50
OKC $140.76 $151.29
Kentucky $139.34 $146.73
Joplin, MO $140.00 $152.56
Tulia, TX NQ $154.50

Price and Production Summary
This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price
   Live $ 124.72 $ 123.08 $ 120.74
   Dressed $ 195.25 $ 192.06 $ 190.60
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $ 145.32 $ 144.07 $ 138.49
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $ 162.82 $ 167.70 $ 147.65
BBCV (weekly avg.)
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $ 195.65 $ 191.15 $ 184.81
   600-900 lb Select cutout $ 180.30 $ 177.00 $ 166.74
   Choice Rib Value $ 290.90 $ 287.21 $ 300.46
   Choice Chuck Value $ 172.06 $ 165.53 $ 150.95
Other Livestock Prices
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $ 83.03 $ 82.38 $ 92.34
   Pork Carcass Cutout $ 88.24 $ 86.27 $ 99.30
   Georgia Dock Broilers $ 95.57 $ 95.55 $ 88.22
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $ 156.60 $ 163.00 $ 141.50
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $ 53.00 $ 53.00 $ 53.00
Feed Prices ($/ton)
   Whole Cottonseed1 $ 280.00 $ 282.00 $ 285.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $ 332.50 $ 340.00 $ 250.00
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $ 750.00 $ 770.00 $ 540.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $ 185.00 $ 190.00 $ 235.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $ 485.60 $ 500.10 $ 329.00
   Wheat Midds1 N/A $ 250.00 N/A
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $ 230.00 $ 227.50 $ 200.00
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $ 267.50 No Report $ 232.50
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $ 225.00 No Report $ 240.00
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $ 280.00 $ 280.00 $ 210.00
   Rice Bran5 $ 210.00 $ 207.50 $ 200.00
Meat Production (million lbs)
   Beef 505.9 502.4 503.9
   Pork 483.4 484.5 472.9
Slaughter (1,000 head)
   Cattle 634 631 651
   Hogs 2,388 2,396 2,323
   Broilers/Fryers 155,110 155,849 154,803
Avg. Dressed Weight
   Cattle 800 798 777
   Hogs 202 202 204
Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
1-Memphis; 2-St. Louis; 3-Alabama; 4-E. Corn Belt; 5-Arkansas

Southeastern Hay Market Report
This Week Last Week
Good Premium Good Premium
Bermuda
4×5 Roll $77.23 $106.41 $70.00 $98.23
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $99.17 NQ $100.00
Bahia
4×5 Roll NQ $100.00 NQ $81.94
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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