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Arkansas livestock auction summary

The summary of livestock auctions in Arkansas for the week ending Oct. 19, showed estimated receipts of 7,420 head, compared to 10,302 head last week and 7,398 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 steady to $1 lower. Feeders under 550 pounds sold $4 to $8 higher, weights over 550 pounds sold $1 to $4 higher. The supply included 4,800 stocker and feeder calves, 1,175 feeder yearlings, 485 replacement cows, and 855 slaughter cows, and 195 slaughter bulls. The feeder supply was 42% yearling heifers.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 1000 to 1500 lbs., 68.00 to 74.00; high dressing, 74.00 to 82.50; low dressing, 60.00 to 68.00. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 950 to 1400 lbs., 69.00 to 75.00; high dressing, 75.00 to 85.00; low dressing, 62.00 to 69.00. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 900 to 1300 lbs., 66.00 to 72.00; high dressing, 72.00 to 80.50; low dressing, 56.00 to 66.00. Light, 85 to 92% lean, 700 to 950 lbs., 56.00 to 62.00; low dressing, 45.00 to 55.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1000 to 2100 lbs., 82.00 to 92.00; high dressing, 92.00 to 99.50; low dressing, 72.00 to 82.00.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 345 lbs., 185.00 to 221.00 (199.34); 350 to 395 lbs., 180.00 to 201.00 (188.81); 400 to 445 lbs., 167.50 to 190.50 (179.19); 450 to 495 lbs., 145.00 to 183.00 (166.07); 500 to 548 lbs., 148.50 to 170.00 (160.25); 550 to 598 lbs., 142.50 to 160.00 (150.15); 600 to 645 lbs., 130.00 to 149.00 (139.40); 603 to 620 lbs., calves 140.00 to 142.00 (141.11); 650 to 697 lbs., 130.00 to 147.50 (138.48); 700 to 745 lbs., 132.25 to 140.00 (136.58); 755 to 767 lbs., 142.00 to 145.25 (145.15). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 397 lbs., 175.00; 413 lbs., value added 179.00; 539 to 542 lbs., 135.00 to 159.00 (139.98); 500 to 533 lbs., value added 161.00 to 165.00 (162.73); 678 to 697 lbs., 132.50 to 142.00 (140.96); 785 lbs., load 144.00; 881 lbs., 136.00. Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 345 lbs., 169.00 to 187.00 (180.84); 350 to 398 lbs., 152.00 to 185.00 (169.77); 400 to 445 lbs., 145.00 to 177.00 (161.24); 450 to 495 lbs., 140.00 to 168.00 (156.45); 500 to 548 lbs., 133.00 to 159.00 (149.57); 550 to 595 lbs., 130.00 to 147.00 (140.35); 600 to 645 lbs., 128.00 to 140.00 (135.94); 653 to 678 lbs., 127.00 to 139.00 (133.73). Holstein Large frame 3, 553 lbs., 95.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 255 to 295 lbs., 165.00 to 183.00 (173.56); 300 to 345 lbs., 140.00 to 177.50 (163.82); 350 to 395 lbs., 133.00 to 172.50 (158.72); 400 to 449 lbs., 130.00 to 165.00 (150.74); 450 to 495 lbs., 130.00 to 160.00 (144.27); 475 to 498 lbs., fleshy 127.50 to 140.00 (135.43); 500 to 545 lbs., 127.00 to 150.00 (138.08), fleshy 123.00 to 128.50 (125.94); 550 to 595 lbs., 125.00 to 142.00 (133.00); 600 to 645 lbs., 123.00 to 137.50 (129.32); 650 to 690 lbs., 120.00 to 138.00 (127.14); 700 to 745 lbs., 117.00 to 129.00 (123.17); 765 lbs., value added 127.50. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 413 lbs., value added 164.50; 511 lbs., 130.00; 893 lbs., 114.50. Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 348 lbs., 135.00 to 164.00 (151.61); 350 to 398 lbs., 130.00 to 154.00 (142.01); 400 to 448 lbs., 125.00 to 149.00 (135.73); 450 to 497 lbs., 121.00 to 150.00 (133.34); 500 to 545 lbs., 118.00 to 142.00 (127.12); 550 to 595 lbs., 115.00 to 130.50 (124.97); 600 to 645 lbs., 110.00 to 125.00 (118.46); 650 to 695 lbs., 107.50 to 124.00 (116.38).

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 345 lbs., 175.00 to 193.00 (183.59); 350 to 395 lbs., 165.00 to 189.00 (178.87); 400 to 445 lbs., 150.00 to 185.00 (165.31); 450 to 498 lbs., 144.00 to 177.00 (157.64); 500 to 546 lbs., 135.00 to 166.00 (147.84); 550 to 595 lbs., 130.00 to 150.50 (140.39); 600 to 648 lbs., 122.50 to 140.00 (130.92); 650 to 699 lbs., 122.50 to 135.00 (128.80); 700 to 745 lbs., 115.00 to 130.00 (124.17). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 552 to 589 lbs., 136.25 to 139.00 (137.76). Medium and large frame 2, 350 to 398 lbs., 150.00 to 175.00 (163.18); 405 to 445 lbs., 139.00 to 165.00 (151.28); 450 to 495 lbs., 130.00 to 156.00 (142.24); 500 to 545 lbs., 122.00 to 146.00 (135.15); 550 to 595 lbs., 124.00 to 140.00 (133.37); 605 to 645 lbs., 115.00 to 128.00 (124.25).

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 year old 850 to 1250 lbs., second and third stage, 90.00 to 100.00, 975.00 to 1075.00/head; first stage/open, 75.00 to 85.00; 8 to 10 years old, second and third stage, 70.00 to 80.00, 850.00 to 950.00/head.

Pairs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 3 to 7 years old, 800 to 1200 lbs., with 100- to 200-lb. calves, 1150.00 to 1250.00/pair; 200- to 300-lb. calves, 1200.00 to 1300.00/pair, few to 1510.00/pair. 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: 10/29/2012



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