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Arkansas livestock auction summary

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The summary of livestock auctions in Arkansas for the week ending Feb. 28, showed estimated receipts of 3,375 head, compared to 2,897 head last week and 8,642 head last year, according to the USDA-Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Little Rock, Ark.

Compared to last week, slaughter cows sold $2 to $3 higher. Slaughter bulls sold nearly steady. Feeders were again lightly tested this week, limited offerings sold weak to $3 lower. The supply included 1,645 stocker and feeder calves, 950 feeder yearlings, 280 replacement cows, 445 slaughter cows, and 55 slaughter bulls. The feeder supply was 40% yearling heifers.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 1000 to 1500 lbs., 75.00 to 81.00; high dressing, 81.00 to 88.00; low dressing, 68.00 to 75.00. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 950 to 1400 lbs., 78.00 to 83.00; high dressing, 83.00 to 92.50; low dressing, 70.00 to 78.00. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 900 to 1300 lbs., 74.00 to 80.00; high dressing, 80.00 to 90.00; low dressing, 64.00 to 74.00. Light, 85 to 92% lean, 700 to 950 lbs., 60.00 to 66.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1000 to 2100 lbs., 91.00 to 100.00; high dressing, 100.00 to 109.50; low dressing, 84.00 to 90.00.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 347 lbs., 195.00 to 205.00 (200.39); 350 to 395 lbs., 185.25 to 196.00 (188.41); 400 to 445 lbs., 172.00 to 192.00 (181.09); 450 to 495 lbs., 163.00 to 180.00 (174.06); 500 to 540 lbs., 162.00 to 170.00 (165.67); 550 to 595 lbs., 145.00 to 168.00 (156.33); 600 to 640 lbs., 142.50 to 159.00 (149.21); 650 to 677 lbs., 137.00 to 145.00 (139.49); 700 to 745 lbs., 131.00 to 136.00 (134.50). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 636 lbs., thin 162.50; 788 lbs., 130.00; 768 lbs., load 137.85; 814 lbs., load 132.75. Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 345 lbs., 186.00 to 197.50 (192.46); 350 to 395 lbs., 180.00 to 197.50 (187.73); 400 to 445 lbs., 140.00 to 185.00 (165.51); 450 to 490 lbs., 159.00 to 168.00 (163.45); 515 to 548 lbs., 145.00 to 159.00 (152.26); 550 to 595 lbs., 139.00 to 156.00 (146.42); 605 to 645 lbs., 132.00 to 147.00 (141.93).

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 340 lbs., 160.00 to 184.00 (170.69); 350 to 395 lbs., 160.00 to 183.00 (167.45); 400 to 448 lbs., 152.00 to 170.00 (160.78); 450 to 495 lbs., 142.00 to 165.00 (155.06); 500 to 545 lbs., 135.00 to 154.00 (143.30); 550 to 595 lbs., 128.00 to 146.00 (137.40); 600 to 645 lbs., 126.00 to 139.00 (130.10); 650 to 695 lbs., 125.00 to 136.00 (128.88); 700 to 745 lbs., 123.00 to 127.00 (125.50). Medium and large frame 2, 350 to 395 lbs., 131.00 to 169.00 (151.52); 400 to 445 lbs., 135.00 to 158.00 (144.91); 450 to 498 lbs., 127.50 to 150.00 (139.31); 500 to 545 lbs., 123.00 to 142.00 (133.45); 550 to 590 lbs., 120.00 to 134.00 (127.60); 600 to 640 lbs., 120.00 to 135.00 (126.89); 700 to 735 lbs., 118.00 to 125.00 (120.59).

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1, 350 to 390 lbs., 157.00 to 171.00 (164.57); 400 to 440 lbs., 164.50 to 178.00 (170.07); 450 to 495 lbs., 148.00 to 170.00 (159.29); 500 to 545 lbs., 146.00 to 164.00 (154.39); 550 to 595 lbs., 133.00 to 159.00 (143.73); 600 to 645 lbs., 135.00 to 149.00 (139.75); 650 to 695 lbs., 130.00 to 138.00 (133.73); 700 to 745 lbs., 125.00 to 135.00 (129.80). Medium and large frame 2, 350 to 395 lbs., 169.00 to 187.50 (178.36); 400 to 445 lbs., 159.00 to 175.00 (168.69).

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, 100.00 to 110.00, 1000.00 to 1100.00/head; first stage/open, 80.00 to 90.00; 8 to 10 years old, second and third stage, 80.00 to 90.00.

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, 1350.00 to 1450.00/pair, few to 1790.00/pair.

Date: 3/11/2013



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