Livestock Price and Production Tables: Week Ending Mar 15, 2013


Sorry for the recent hiatus…

Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $180 $200 $170 $180 Boning (80-85% lean) $77 $90
350-400 $180 $200 $165 $170 Boning (high-yielding) $90 $94
400-450 $175 $190 $150 $165 Lean $72 $78
450-500 $165 $175 $150 $165 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $84 $97
500-550 $155 $170 $140 $148 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $95 $111
550-600 $145 $155 $130 $140  
600-650 $130 $145 $122 $130 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $1,200 $1,600
650-700 $130 $145 $122 $130 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $950 $1,300
700-750 $114 $130 $105 $110 Sm/Mdm Replacements $1,100 $1,500
750-800 $114 $130 $105 $110 Mdm/Lg Replacements $800 $1,250
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year  
under 600 lbs 7.6% -22.9%
over 600 lbs 20.8% -14.6%
Slaughter Cows 6.6% -42.2%
Rep. Females 1.5% -26.2%
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*
Mar     $136.68 -2.30        
Apr $125.70 -1.80 $139.20 -2.15        
May     $141.08 -2.78 $7.17 +0.14 $14.26 -0.45
Jun $121.25 -2.13            
Jul         $7.00 +0.20 $14.11 -0.37
Aug $122.40 -1.88 $148.10 -2.45     $13.70 -0.34
Sep     $150.23 -2.33 $5.87 +0.15 $13.02 -0.21
Oct $126.65 -1.82 $151.25 -2.57        
Nov     $152.18 -2.50     $12.61 -0.08
Dec $127.85 -1.75     $5.62 +0.15    
Jan     $152.75 -2.50     $12.66 -0.07
Feb $128.55 -1.95            
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 $162.50
OKC $130.96 $147.24
Kentucky $127.19 $154.56
Joplin, MO $131.02 $159.47
Tulia, TX NQ NQ

Price and Production Summary
  This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price      
   Live $126.51 $127.72 $126.34
   Dressed $202.85 $203.26 $202.23
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices      
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $135.00 $138.61 $156.17
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $172.35 $177.68 $191.29
BBCV (weekly avg.)      
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $196.75 $195.02 $191.24
   600-900 lb Select cutout $195.27 $192.88 $189.81
   Choice Rib Value $286.18 $285.87 $282.61
   Choice Chuck Value $173.70 $171.98 $151.75
Other Livestock Prices      
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $73.77 $74.44 $85.81
   Pork Carcass Cutout $78.45 $79.61 $83.70
   Georgia Dock Broilers $101.58 $101.52 $92.44
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $170.50 $166.00 $159.50
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $54.50 $54.00 $54.00
Feed Prices ($/ton)      
   Whole Cottonseed1 $280.00 $282.00 $246.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $305.00 $285.00 $220.00
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $620.00 $620.00 $510.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $210.00 $210.00 $160.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $471.00 $470.70 $374.20
   Wheat Midds1 N/A $245.00 $205.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $225.00 $219.00 $149.00
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $265.00 $265.00 $212.50
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $227.50 $227.50 $190.00
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $270.00 $271.00 $213.50
   Rice Bran5 $185.00 $187.50 $142.50
Meat Production (million lbs)  
   Beef 482.3 474.9 488.3
   Pork 457.0 455.8 453.3
Slaughter (1,000 head)  
   Cattle 606 595 619
   Hogs 2,203 2,201 2,174
   Broilers/Fryers 154,574 156,219 151,601
Avg. Dressed Weight  
   Cattle 798 800 791
   Hogs 207 207 209
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) $ 449.50 $ 449.50 $ 430.00 4.5%
Ammonium Nitrate $ 507.00 $ 507.00 $ 492.50 2.9%
13-13-13 $ 507.50 $ 507.50 $ 515.00 -1.5%
17-17-17 $ 596.00 $ 596.00 $ 580.00 2.8%
DAP (18%N, 46%P) $ 652.50 $ 652.50 $ 671.50 -2.8%
Potash $ 625.00 $ 625.00 $ 647.00 -3.4%
Lime $ 37.50 $ 37.50 $ 37.50 0.0%
Farm Diesel $ 3.54 $ 3.57 $ 3.63 -2.5%
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 $71.61 $100.42 $70.00 $97.52
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $80.00 NQ $100.00
Bahia        
4×5 Roll NQ $100.00 NQ $100.00
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $86.67 NQ $86.67
Prices are $/ton
Source:  USDA-AL Dept of Ag, Market News, Montgomery, AL
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