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Arkansas livestock auction summary

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The summary of livestock auctions in Arkansas for the week ending Feb. 14, showed estimated receipts of 2,825 head, compared to 7,900 head last week and 5,313 head last year, according to the USDA-Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, Ark.

Compared to last week, slaughter cows and bulls sold nearly steady. Feeders sold weak to $8 lower, mostly $3 to $5 lower. The supply included 1,700 stocker and feeder calves, 540 feeder yearlings, 180 replacement cows, and 330 slaughter cows, and 75 slaughter bulls. The feeder supply was 40% yearling heifers.

Slaughter cows: Breakers 75 to 80% lean, 1000 to 1500 lbs., 73.00 to 79.00; high dressing, 79.00 to 82.50; low dressing, 68.00 to 73.00. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 950 to 1400 lbs., 76.00 to 82.00; high dressing, 82.00 to 92.00; low dressing, 70.00 to 76.00. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 900 to 1300 lbs., 72.00 to 78.00; high dressing, 78.00 to 88.00; low dressing, 62.00 to 72.00. Light, 85 to 92% lean, 700 to 950 lbs., 62.00 to 68.00; low dressing, 52.00 to 62.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1000 to 2100 lbs., 90.00 to 100.00; high dressing, 100.00 to 108.00; low dressing, 80.00 to 90.00.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 349 lbs., 194.00 to 220.00 (207.15); 350 to 399 lbs., 187.00 to 210.00 (198.82); 400 to 449 lbs., 180.00 to 200.00 (188.85); 450 to 499 lbs., 173.25 to 187.50 (179.96); 500 to 549 lbs., 160.00 to 181.50 (170.80); 550 to 599 lbs., 152.00 to 169.50 (160.38); 600 to 649 lbs., 142.00 to 161.00 (153.82); 650 to 699 lbs., 145.00 to 152.00 (147.50); 700 to 749 lbs., 134.00 to 142.00 (136.62); 750 to 799 lbs., 132.00 to 141.00 (137.18). Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 349 lbs., 175.00 to 195.00 (187.36); 350 to 390 lbs., 175.00 to 197.00 (180.91); 400 to 449 lbs., 157.00 to 185.00 (172.69); 450 to 499 lbs., 150.00 to 179.00 (162.51), fleshy 140.00 to 150.00 (144.98); 500 to 549 lbs., 146.00 to 169.00 (154.18), thin 154.00 to 164.00 (158.10); 550 to 598 lbs., 143.00 to 163.00 (147.77); 600 to 640 lbs., 142.00 to 156.00 (143.89); 650 to 699 lbs., 138.00 to 142.00 (139.12); 700 to 749 lbs., thin 130.00 to 134.00 (131.99).

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 283 to 288 lbs., 180.00 to 185.00 (184.18); 300 to 349 lbs., 164.00 to 180.00 (171.59); 350 to 399 lbs., 153.00 to 181.00 (168.76); 400 to 449 lbs., 143.50 to 180.00 (162.79); 450 to 499 lbs., 140.25 to 168.00 (155.45); 500 to 549 lbs., 138.00 to 157.50 (149.67); 550 to 599 lbs., 134.00 to 150.00 (143.64); 600 to 649 lbs., 130.00 to 137.00 (134.22); 650 to 699 lbs., 131.00 to 134.00 (132.53); 700 to 749 lbs., 125.00 to 134.00 (129.19); 750 to 799 lbs., 121.00 to 128.00 (126.37). Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 349 lbs., 148.00 to 167.00 (162.29); 350 to 399 lbs., 147.50 to 161.00 (155.89); 400 to 449 lbs., 133.00 to 159.00 (148.30), thin 153.00 to 163.00 (157.09); 450 to 495 lbs., 140.00 to 150.00 (142.48); 500 to 549 lbs., 132.50 to 145.00 (141.08), thin 145.00 to 155.00 (149.98); 550 to 599 lbs., 131.00 to 140.00 (135.90); 600 to 630 lbs., 128.00 to 133.00 (128.42); 600 to 649 lbs., thin 133.00 to 137.00 (134.99); 650 to 675 lbs., 122.00 to 125.00 (122.24). Medium and large frame 3, 400 to 449 lbs., 125.00 to 135.00 (129.95).

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1, 400 to 445 lbs., 165.00 to 177.00 (169.92); 450 to 495 lbs., 160.00 to 186.00 (173.03); 500 to 545 lbs., 149.00 to 165.00 (156.06); 550 to 598 lbs., 142.00 to 156.00 (149.92); 600 to 645 lbs., 131.00 to 148.00 (140.04); 700 to 749 lbs., 130.00 to 134.00 (131.46). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 600 to 649 lbs., 142.00 to 151.00 (146.48). Medium and large frame 2, 400 to 445 lbs., 162.00 to 191.00 (175.83); 500 to 545 lbs., 146.00 to 159.00 (153.97); 675 to 699 lbs., 128.00 to 137.00 (135.25).

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, 1100.00 to 1200.00/head, first stage/open, 85.00 to 95.00; 8 to 10 years old, second and third stage, 75.00 to 85.00, 975.00 to 1075.00/head.

Pairs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 3 to 7 years old, 800 to 1200 lbs., with 100- to 200-lb. calves, 1325.00 to 1425.00/pair; 200- to 300-lb. calves, 1550.00 to 1650.00/pair, few to 1800.00/pair.

Date: 2/25/2013



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