Livestock Price and Production Tables: Week Ending Apr 05, 2013


Mississippi Auction Markets
Weight Steers Heifers Slaughter Cows, Bulls, and Replacements
300-350 $172 $185 $155 $170 Boning (80-85% lean) $75 $83
350-400 $172 $185 $155 $170 Boning (high-yielding) $83 $90
400-450 $160 $177 $150 $165 Lean $60 $77
450-500 $160 $177 $135 $150 Bulls, YG 1-2, <1,500 lbs $89 $100
500-550 $144 $160 $135 $147 Bulls, YG 1-2, >1,500 lbs $95 $105
550-600 $144 $160 $125 $135
600-650 $130 $145 $120 $127 Sm/Mdm Cow-Calf Pairs $1,250 $1,500
650-700 $130 $145 $120 $127 Mdm/Lg Cow-Calf Pairs $1,000 $1,300
700-750 $122 $130 $110 $120 Sm/Mdm Replacements $900 $1,300
750-800 $122 $130 $105 $110 Mdm/Lg Replacements $800 $1,100
Volume1 (head): vs Last Week vs Last Year
under 600 lbs -7.3% -21.7%
over 600 lbs 2.0% -7.0%
Slaughter Cows -5.5% -37.3%
Rep. Females -5.8% -12.1%
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*
Apr $126.03 -2.88 $142.53 -0.88
May $144.20 -0.87 $6.29 -0.66 $13.62 -0.43
Jun $121.55 -2.82 $13.44 -0.42
Jul $6.18 -0.58 $13.44 -0.42
Aug $122.20 -3.00 $151.13 -1.13 $13.17 -0.30
Sep $152.58 -1.58 $5.52 -0.11 $12.65 -0.20
Oct $126.45 -3.07 $153.73 -1.78
Nov $154.30 -2.00 $12.28 -0.24
Dec $127.93 -2.77 $5.35 -0.04
Jan $153.13 -1.57 $12.34 -0.22
Feb $129.30 -1.85
Mar $157.70 +22.18 $5.46 -0.02 $12.39 -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 $126.00 $152.00
OKC $135.58 NQ
Kentucky $129.56 $151.66
Joplin, MO $133.32 $166.43
Tulia, TX $136.29 NQ

Price and Production Summary
This Week Last Week Last Year
5-Area Fed Steer Price
   Live $128.29 $127.76 $121.91
   Dressed $204.47 $203.08 $193.39
OKC Feeder Cattle Prices
   7.5-8 wt M&L #1 steer $140.17 $135.68 $147.96
   5-5.5 wt M&L #1 steer $164.78 $171.21 $194.15
BBCV (weekly avg.)
   600-900 lb Choice cutout $191.29 $189.82 $180.79
   600-900 lb Select cutout $188.28 $189.02 $178.72
   Choice Rib Value $281.91 $283.98 $271.16
   Choice Chuck Value $161.38 $161.63 $142.85
Other Livestock Prices
   Barrows and Gilts (base price) $77.65 $74.68 $82.87
   Pork Carcass Cutout $77.30 $77.40 $78.73
   Georgia Dock Broilers $102.30 $102.05 $92.74
   Georgia Dock B/S Breasts $178.00 $178.50 $159.50
   Georgia Dock Leg Quarters $55.00 $54.50 $54.00
Feed Prices ($/ton)
   Whole Cottonseed1 $275.00 $280.00 $278.00
   Cottonseed Meal1 $315.00 $310.00 $235.00
   Corn Gluten Meal (60%)1 $570.00 $600.00 $525.00
   Soybean Hulls1 $220.00 $210.00 $160.00
   Soybean Meal (48%)1 $437.00 $454.80 $399.20
   Wheat Midds1 $265.00 $270.00 $140.00
   Corn Gluten Feed2 $212.50 $215.00 $151.50
   Corn Gluten Pellets (21%)3 $252.50 $262.50 $210.00
   Soybean Hull Pellets3 $240.00 $240.00 $190.00
   Distillers’ Dried Grains4 $255.00 $270.00 $214.50
   Rice Bran5 $187.50 $187.50 $127.50
Meat Production (million lbs)
   Beef 469.5 474.2 490.3
   Pork 433.3 453.6 443.7
Slaughter (1,000 head)
   Cattle 593 599 622
   Hogs 2,088 2,184 2,124
   Broilers/Fryers 154,021 151,477 151,645
Avg. Dressed Weight
   Cattle 794 794 790
   Hogs 208 208 209
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 $ 445.00 1.0%
Ammonium Nitrate $ 507.00 $ 507.00 $ 527.50 -3.9%
13-13-13 $ 507.50 $ 507.50 $ 520.00 -2.4%
17-17-17 $ 596.00 $ 596.00 $ 596.50 -0.1%
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 $ 3.51 $ 3.66 -3.4%
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 NQ $91.20
5×5 or 5×6 Roll NQ $86.49 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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