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Arkansas livestock auction summary

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The summary of livestock auctions in Arkansas for the week ending Nov. 22, showed estimated receipts of 2,670 head, compared to 8,950 head last week and 4,698 head last year, according to the USDA-Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, Ark.

Compared to last week, slaughter cows sold steady. Slaughter bulls sold $2 higher. Feeder steers and bulls under 400 pounds sold $3 to $5 higher, weights over 400 pounds sold steady to $2 lower. Feeder heifers sold unevenly, but nearly steady. The majority of Arkansas auctions were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The supply included 1,510 stocker and feeder calves, 620 feeder yearlings, 210 replacement cows, and 290 slaughter cows, and 40 slaughter bulls. The feeder supply was 44% yearling heifers.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 1000 to 1500 lbs., 68.00 to 74.00; high dressing, 74.00 to 82.00; low dressing, 62.00 to 66.50. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 950 to 1400 lbs., 68.00 to 74.00; high dressing, 74.00 to 84.00; low dressing, 62.00 to 68.00. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 900 to 1300 lbs., 65.00 to 71.00; high dressing, 71.00 to 79.00; low dressing, 55.00 to 65.00. Light, 85 to 92% lean, 700 to 950 lbs., 55.00 to 61.00; low dressing, 46.00 to 55.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1000 to 2100 lbs., 84.00 to 92.00; high dressing, 92.00 to 99.50; low dressing, 76.00 to 80.00.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 348 lbs., 185.00 to 215.00 (200.49); 350 to 390 lbs., 174.00 to 207.00 (190.79); 400 to 448 lbs., 166.00 to 187.00 (177.95); 450 to 495 lbs., 145.00 to 178.00 (161.44); 500 to 548 lbs., 145.00 to 165.50 (152.30); 550 to 595 lbs., 135.00 to 158.00 (144.77); 600 to 645 lbs., 131.50 to 143.00 (136.77); 650 to 685 lbs., 132.00 to 143.00 (136.95). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 616 to 646 lbs., 140.00 to 141.00 (140.45). Medium and large frame 2, 350 to 395 lbs., 165.00 to 188.00 (177.45); 400 to 445 lbs., 158.00 to 176.00 (166.10); 450 to 495 lbs., 145.00 to 162.00 (152.73); 500 to 543 lbs., 125.00 to 153.00 (144.05); 555 to 595 lbs., 126.00 to 144.00 (135.39).

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 340 lbs., 135.00 to 173.00 (157.00); 350 to 395 lbs., 134.00 to 166.00 (152.98); 400 to 445 lbs., 130.00 to 161.00 (144.29); 450 to 498 lbs., 130.00 to 151.00 (139.68); 500 to 545 lbs., 125.00 to 144.00 (134.59); 550 to 595 lbs., 122.50 to 139.00 (132.39); 600 to 648 lbs., 120.00 to 134.00 (126.70); 655 to 695 lbs., 120.00 to 128.00 (123.16). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 353 lbs., value added 174.00; 662 lbs., value added 126.00. Medium and large frame 2, 320 to 345 lbs., 132.00 to 154.00 (142.54); 350 to 395 lbs., 134.00 to 155.00 (143.02); 400 to 445 lbs., 125.00 to 147.00 (137.57); 455 to 495 lbs., 127.00 to 139.00 (133.10); 505 to 545 lbs., 120.00 to 133.00 (126.81); 550 to 595 lbs., 115.00 to 132.00 (123.75); 600 to 645 lbs., 114.00 to 126.00 (119.37); 665 to 697 lbs., 105.00 to 121.00 (114.83).

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1, 305 to 345 lbs., 166.00 to 205.00 (179.38); 360 to 395 lbs., 165.00 to 194.00 (178.11); 400 to 445 lbs., 140.00 to 183.00 (163.20); 450 to 495 lbs., 134.00 to 173.00 (151.98); 500 to 545 lbs., 130.00 to 158.00 (141.79); 550 to 595 lbs., 125.00 to 143.50 (135.04); 600 to 645 lbs., 122.00 to 136.00 (127.22); 650 to 695 lbs., 115.00 to 133.00 (125.01); 700 to 745 lbs., 112.50 to 130.00 (123.66). Medium and large frame 2, 350 to 395 lbs., 145.00 to 179.00 (160.51); 400 to 445 lbs., 131.00 to 167.50 (151.14); 450 to 498 lbs., 124.00 to 155.00 (140.05); 500 to 545 lbs., 122.00 to 142.50 (131.07); 550 to 595 lbs., 117.00 to 133.00 (125.29).

Replacement cows: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 2 to 3 years old, 650 to 900 lbs., heiferettes, untested; 3 to 7 years old, 850 to 1250 lbs., second and third stage, 75.00 to 85.00, 1000.00 to 1100.00/head; first stage/open, 75.00 to 85.00; 8 to 10 years old, second and third stage, 70.00 to 80.00.

Pairs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 3 to 7 years old, 800 to 1200 lbs., with 100- to 200-lb. calves, 1100.00 to 1200.00/pair, with 200- to 300-lb. calves, untested. Small and medium frame 1 to 3, few 4 to 8 years old, 800 to 1000 lbs., with 100- to 200-lb. calves, untested.

Date: 12/03/2012



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