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Ft. Smith livetock auction report

The Ft. Smith Livestock, Ft. Smith, Ark., reported receipts of 490 head March 4, compared to 300 head last week and 665 head last year, according to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture-USDA Market News Service, Little Rock, Ark.

Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to $6 higher. Slaughter bulls were $4 to $10 higher. Feeder steers under 600 pounds were $2 to $4 lower, over 600 pounds were $2 higher. Feeder heifers were $2 to $8 higher. The supply included 249 feeder calves, 140 feeder yearlings, 32 replacement cows, 51 slaughter cows, 14 slaughter bulls, and 4 replacement bulls. The feeder supply consisted of about 40% English breed and English crosses, 30% Exotic breed and Exotic crosses, 30% Brahman and Brahman crosses, and 0% Holsteins and other dairy breeds. The feeder supply was about 55% steers and bulls with 45% heifers.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 1000 to 1500 lbs., 76.00 to 80.50; high dressing, 81.00 to 85.00; low dressing, 71.00 to 75.50. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 950 to 1400 lbs., 85.00 to 89.50; high dressing, 90.00 to 95.00; low dressing, 80.00 to 84.50. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 900 to 1300 lbs., 83.00 to 87.50; high dressing, 88.00 to 92.00; low dressing, 78.00 to 82.50.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1000 to 2100 lbs., 97.50 to 105.50; high dressing, 106.00 to 115.00; low dressing, 92.00 to 94.50.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 350 to 395 lbs., 185.00 to 192.00 (188.07); 405 to 433 lbs., 177.00 to 187.00 (181.03); 450 to 485 lbs., 160.00 to 174.00 (169.71); 535 to 544 lbs., 160.00 to 163.00 (162.18); 555 to 595 lbs., 156.00 to 163.00 (159.73); 600 to 645 lbs., 150.00 to 160.00 (155.60); 700 to 725 lbs., 134.00 to 137.00 (135.34); 750 to 770 lbs., 128.00 to 137.00 (134.05); 865 to 874 lbs., 121.50 to 128.00 (122.00). Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 331 lbs., 190.00 to 199.00 (195.13); 365 to 395 lbs., 169.00 to 172.00 (170.36); 410 to 443 lbs., 165.00 to 175.00 (168.18); 470 to 492 lbs., 157.00 to 163.00 (160.01); 505 to 545 lbs., 140.00 to 149.00 (144.56); 553 to 595 lbs., 145.00 to 156.00 (151.06); 615 to 640 lbs., 142.00 to 145.00 (143.51). Small and Medium 2 528 lbs., 68.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 305 to 340 lbs., 164.00 to 176.00 (171.75); 353 to 398 lbs., 162.00 to 172.00 (168.23); 400 to 443 lbs., 161.00 to 169.00 (166.20); 455 to 485 lbs., 151.00 to 156.00 (154.25); 483 lbs., value added 188.00; 505 to 515 lbs., 158.00 to 164.00 (161.00); 550 to 580 lbs., 137.00 to 144.00 (139.47); 610 to 640 lbs., 131.00 to 137.00 (133.64); 660 to 685 lbs., 124.00 to 129.00 (126.03); 700 to 720 lbs., 120.00 to 124.00 (122.35). Small and medium frame 1, 570 to 595 lbs., 80.00 to 100.00 (90.21). Medium and large frame 2, 385 to 393 lbs., 153.00 to 156.00 (155.01); 418 to 448 lbs., 140.00 to 155.00 (147.92); 455 to 495 lbs., 136.00 to 148.00 (141.31); 510 to 546 lbs., 140.00 to 154.00 (147.11); 550 to 585 lbs., 127.50 to 136.00 (130.01); 615 to 630 lbs., 121.00 to 125.00 (123.02); 700 to 745 lbs., 115.00 to 118.00 (116.03); 780 to 780 lbs., 113.00 to 117.00 (115.00). Small and medium frame 2, 508 lbs., 70.00.

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1, 360 to 390 lbs., 172.00 to 175.00 (173.56); 450 to 495 lbs., 161.00 to 164.00 (162.54); 555 to 580 lbs., 140.00 to 150.00 (144.26); 605 to 645 lbs., 133.00 to 140.00 (137.29); 650 to 683 lbs., 130.00 to 139.00 (133.55). Small and medium frame 1, 485 to 490 lbs., 82.00 to 87.00 (85.32). Medium and large frame 2, 310 to 345 lbs., 178.00 to 184.00 (180.13); 452 to 495 lbs., 143.00 to 156.00 (152.72); 510 lbs., 140.00; 550 to 590 lbs., 134.00 to 139.00 (136.80).

Replacement cows: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 2 to 3 years old, 600 to 800 lbs., open cows, 100.00 to 123.00; 4 to 7 years old, 850 to 1250 lbs., open cows, 86.00 to 94.50; 7+ years old, 850 to 950 lbs., open cows, 71.00 to 82.00; 4 to 7 years old, 700 to 1000 lbs., first stage, 760.00 to 820.00/head; 4 to 7 years old, 600 to 1050 lbs., second stage, 805.00 to 990.00/head; 2 to 7 years old, 700 to 1100 lbs., second stage, 94.00 to 98.50; 3 to 7 years old, 700 to 1050 lbs., third stage, 985.00 to 1300.00/head.

Date: 3/11/2013



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