Livestock Price and Production Tables: Week Ending Mar 22, 2013


 

Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $170 $190 $160 $170 Boning (80-85% lean) $74 $85
350-400 $170 $190 $150 $160 Boning (high-yielding) $85 $95
400-450 $160 $175 $140 $150 Lean $70 $78
450-500 $150 $160 $135 $150 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $85 $96
500-550 $150 $160 $140 $148 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $95 $110
550-600 $140 $150 $125 $140  
600-650 $130 $142 $110 $129 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $1,300 $1,800
650-700 $122 $130 $110 $129 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $900 $1,400
700-750 $122 $133 $110 $123 Sm/Mdm Replacements $1,000 $1,400
750-800 $122 $133 $110 $123 Mdm/Lg Replacements $750 $1,100
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year  
under 600 lbs -3.7% -23.1%
over 600 lbs -14.2% -26.4%
Slaughter Cows 5.9% -39.4%
Rep. Females 9.7% -17.4%
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     $134.55 -2.13        
Apr $126.38 +0.67 $137.95 -1.25        
May     $140.25 -0.82 $7.26 +0.09 $14.41 +0.15
Jun $121.38 +0.13            
Jul         $7.09 +0.08 $14.18 +0.07
Aug $123.08 +0.67 $147.95 -0.15     $13.73 +0.03
Sep     $149.78 -0.45 $5.97 +0.10 $13.01 -0.00
Oct $127.08 +0.42 $151.40 +0.15        
Nov     $151.70 -0.48     $12.64 +0.03
Dec $128.25 +0.40     $5.65 +0.04    
Jan     $150.20 -2.55     $12.68 +0.02
Feb $128.80 +0.25            
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 $127.50 $155.00
OKC $129.81 $148.00
Kentucky $121.99 $150.12
Joplin, MO $127.16 $165.61
Tulia, TX $130.50 $148.50

Price and Production Summary
  This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price      
   Live $124.77 $126.51 $126.59
   Dressed $197.71 $202.85 $203.14
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices      
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $135.80 $135.00 $152.79
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $168.80 $172.35 $194.40
BBCV (weekly avg.)      
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $193.57 $196.75 $189.62
   600-900 lb Select cutout $193.18 $195.27 $188.11
   Choice Rib Value $287.08 $286.18 $282.41
   Choice Chuck Value $168.91 $173.70 $151.63
Other Livestock Prices      
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $71.26 $73.77 $81.92
   Pork Carcass Cutout $77.98 $78.45 $80.50
   Georgia Dock Broilers $101.86 $101.58 $92.74
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $175.00 $170.50 $163.50
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $54.50 $54.50 $54.50
Feed Prices ($/ton)      
   Whole Cottonseed1 $280.00 $280.00 $255.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $307.50 $305.00 $237.50
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $620.00 $620.00 $510.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $210.00 $210.00 $160.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $447.30 $471.00 $372.90
   Wheat Midds1 $265.00 N/A $195.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $215.00 $225.00 $148.00
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $265.00 $265.00 $212.50
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $237.50 $227.50 $190.00
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $272.50 $270.00 $214.50
   Rice Bran5 $182.50 $185.00 $142.50
Meat Production (million lbs)  
   Beef 476.9 482.3 475.3
   Pork 451.7 457.0 444.8
Slaughter (1,000 head)  
   Cattle 601 606 605
   Hogs 2,176 2,203 2,132
   Broilers/Fryers 157,242 154,574 152,864
Avg. Dressed Weight  
   Cattle 796 798 792
   Hogs 208 207 209
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 $ 3.54 $ 3.68 -3.9%
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 $100.00 $71.61 $100.42
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $88.28 NQ $80.00
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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