Livestock Price and Production Tables: Week Ending Nov 30, 2012


Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $200 $220 $180 $192 Boning (80-85% lean) $70 $78
350-400 $170 $200 $155 $170 Boning (high-yielding) $78 $84
400-450 $160 $170 $150 $162 Lean $62 $71
450-500 $150 $160 $133 $150 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $78 $90
500-550 $135 $155 $125 $135 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $86 $100
550-600 $135 $155 $125 $135
600-650 $125 $135 $117 $125 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $1,200 $1,450
650-700 $125 $135 $117 $125 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $800 $1,300
700-750 $129 $135 $109 $115 Sm/Mdm Replacements $1,000 $1,500
750-800 $115 $129 $109 $115 Mdm/Lg Replacements $700 $1,100
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year
under 600 lbs -0.6% -27.2%
over 600 lbs -4.7% -22.3%
Slaughter Cows 18.4% -34.1%
Rep. Females -3.0% -15.1%
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*
Dec $126.72 -2.23     $7.48 +0.03    
Jan     $145.62 -2.25     $14.39 +0.20
Feb $130.40 -2.32            
Mar     $148.42 -2.00 $7.53 +0.03 $14.33 +0.30
Apr $134.57 -1.88 $149.92 -2.03        
May     $151.62 -1.75 $7.52 +0.05 $14.10 +0.27
Jun $130.77 -1.50            
Jul         $7.44 +0.07 $14.01 +0.24
Aug $130.12 -1.35 $156.00 -1.15     $13.76 +0.23
Sep     $157.10 -0.90 $6.57 +0.11 $13.38 +0.19
Oct $133.50 -0.95 $158.15 -0.35        
Nov     $158.40       $13.05 +0.20
Source: CME Group
Note: Cattle prices in $/cwt; Corn & Soybean prices in $/bu
*Change from last Friday’s close.

Feeder Calf Markets (price for M&L #1-2 steers)
750-800 lbs 500-550 lbs
Mississippi $122.00 $145.00
OKC $145.97 $159.32
Kentucky $138.66 $148.97
Joplin, MO NQ $163.39
Tulia, TX $140.00 $164.59

Price and Production Summary
This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price
   Live $ 127.78 $ 127.33 $ 127.90
   Dressed $ 201.29 $ 200.39 $ 203.32
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $ 145.97 $ 141.59 $ 146.44
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $ 167.99 $ 166.49 $ 170.11
BBCV (weekly avg.)
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $ 195.65 $ 194.92 $ 193.92
   600-900 lb Select cutout $ 174.73 $ 173.84 $ 175.41
   Choice Rib Value $ 331.27 $ 324.64 $ 330.70
   Choice Chuck Value $ 156.48 $ 158.25 $ 155.77
Other Livestock Prices
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $ 79.52 $ 74.92 $ 84.42
   Pork Carcass Cutout $ 84.00 $ 81.75 $ 89.38
   Georgia Dock Broilers $ 97.21 No Report $ 89.28
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $ 159.00 No Report $ 146.50
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $ 53.00 No Report $ 53.00
Feed Prices ($/ton)
   Whole Cottonseed1 $ 280.00 $ 265.00 $ 275.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $ 375.00 $ 375.00 $ 230.00
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $ 710.00 $ 710.00 $ 490.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $ 200.00 $ 200.00 $ 220.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $ 465.70 $ 455.10 $ 299.80
   Wheat Midds1 $ 225.00 $ 220.00 $ 240.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $ 212.50 $ 205.00 $ 179.00
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $ 260.00 $ 260.00 $ 237.50
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $ 217.50 $ 217.50 $ 257.50
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $ 255.00 $ 253.50 $ 205.00
   Rice Bran5 $ 210.00 $ 205.00 $ 235.00
Meat Production (million lbs)
   Beef 502.8 461.8 513.2
   Pork 492.4 423.4 490.7
Slaughter (1,000 head)
   Cattle 635 583 666
   Hogs 2,399 2,066 2,361
   Broilers/Fryers 152,212 122,460 151,720
Avg. Dressed Weight
   Cattle 794 794 773
   Hogs 205 205 208
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) $ 450.00 $ 450.00 $ 435.00 3.4%
Ammonium Nitrate $ 539.50 $ 539.50 $ 475.00 13.6%
13-13-13 $ 512.50 $ 512.50 $ 497.50 3.0%
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 $ 3.62 $ 3.61 $ 3.52 2.8%
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 $75.65 $115.18 No Report No Report
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $100.00 No Report No Report
Bahia
4×5 Roll NQ $100.00 No Report No Report
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $81.33 No Report No Report
Prices are $/ton
Source:  USDA-AL Dept of Ag, Market News, Montgomery, AL
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