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Arkansas livestock auction summary

The summary of livestock auctions in Arkansas for the week ending Dec. 20, showed estimated receipts of 3,945 head, compared to 7,449 head last week and 3,881 head last year, according to the USDA-Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, Ark.

Compared to last week, slaughter cows sold $1 to $2 higher. Slaughter bulls sold $1 to $2 lower. Feeder steers and bulls under 500 pounds sold firm to $7 higher, weights over 500 pounds sold steady to $3 lower. Feeder heifers sold steady to mostly $1 higher. The supply included 2,295 stocker and feeder calves, 620 feeder yearlings, 345 replacement cows, and 580 slaughter cows, and 105 slaughter bulls. The feeder supply was 46% yearling heifers.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 1000 to 1500 lbs., 70.00 to 76.00; high dressing, 76.00 to 85.50; low dressing, 60.00 to 70.00. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 950 to 1400 lbs., 71.00 to 77.00; high dressing, 77.00 to 87.00; low dressing, 62.50 to 71.00. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 900 to 1300 lbs., 66.00 to 72.00; high dressing, 72.00 to 82.00; low dressing, 56.00 to 66.00. Light, 85 to 92% lean, 700 to 950 lbs., 60.00 to 66.00; low dressing, 50.00 to 60.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1000 to 2100 lbs., 80.00 to 90.00; high dressing, 90.00 to 102.00; low dressing, 70.00 to 80.00.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 345 lbs., 188.00 to 224.00 (205.86); 350 to 390 lbs., 173.00 to 212.50 (189.09); 400 to 440 lbs., 160.00 to 193.00 (177.65); 450 to 493 lbs., 150.00 to 179.00 (166.31); 500 to 548 lbs., 142.00 to 166.00 (155.83); 550 to 595 lbs., 140.00 to 162.00 (151.66); 600 to 648 lbs., 132.00 to 155.00 (144.46); 650 to 692 lbs., 131.00 to 152.00 (141.15). Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 348 lbs., (327) 165.00 to 200.00 (182.99); 350 to 395 lbs., 158.00 to 188.00 (174.47); 405 to 448 lbs., 148.00 to 170.00 (160.21); 450 to 495 lbs., 142.00 to 162.00 (153.44); 505 to 545 lbs., 135.00 to 154.00 (146.03); 552 to 595 lbs., 131.00 to 152.00 (142.37).

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 345 lbs., 145.00 to 178.00 (160.28); 350 to 398 lbs., 140.00 to 173.00 (156.52); 400 to 445 lbs., 132.50 to 161.00 (149.06); 450 to 498 lbs., 132.50 to 153.00 (144.11); 500 to 547 lbs., 128.00 to 149.00 (138.58); 550 to 595 lbs., 127.00 to 142.00 (134.34); 600 to 645 lbs., 120.00 to 139.00 (130.90); 705 to 725 lbs., 120.00 to 135.00 (131.59). Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 345 lbs., 145.00 to 161.00 (153.66); 350 to 395 lbs., 135.00 to 152.00 (144.38); 400 to 446 lbs., 128.00 to 145.00 (135.85); 450 to 495 lbs., 123.00 to 142.00 (134.88); 500 to 547 lbs., 119.00 to 140.00 (129.40); 550 to 595 lbs., 121.00 to 129.00 (125.56); 605 to 645 lbs., 118.00 to 125.00 (119.87).

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 345 lbs., 180.00 to 199.00 (188.82); 350 to 395 lbs., 166.00 to 195.00 (178.40); 400 to 440 lbs., 155.00 to 185.00 (169.43); 450 to 495 lbs., 144.00 to 166.00 (154.79); 500 to 548 lbs., 134.50 to 163.00 (148.89); 550 to 595 lbs., 135.00 to 154.00 (145.21); 605 to 645 lbs., 131.00 to 145.00 (139.76); 650 to 695 lbs., 125.00 to 141.00 (132.46); 705 to 740 lbs., 120.00 to 132.00 (127.75); 815 to 845 lbs., 120.00 to 131.00 (124.09). Medium and large 2, 355 to 398 lbs., 157.00 to 172.00 (162.84); 400 to 448 lbs., 140.00 to 170.00 (154.48); 450 to 495 lbs., 132.00 to 157.00 (144.09); 500 to 548 lbs., 125.00 to 139.00 (132.68).

Replacement cows: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 2 to 3 years old, 650 to 900 lbs., heiferettes, 95.00 to 105.00; 3 to 7 years old, 850 to 1250 lbs., second and third stage, 95.00 to 105.00, 1150.00 to 1250.00/head; first stage/open, 75.00 to 85.00; 8 to 10 years old, second and third stage, 65.00 to 75.00, 900.00 to 1000.00/head.

Pairs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 3 to 7 years old, 800 to 1200 lbs., with 100- to 200-lb. calves, 1300.00 to 1400.00/pair; 200- to 300-lb. calves, 1450.00 to 1550.00/pair, few to 1660.00/pair.

Date: 12/31/2012



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