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Arkansas livestock auction summary

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The summary of livestock auctions in Arkansas for the week ending Feb. 21, showed estimated receipts of 2,897 head, compared to 2,824 head last week and 12,574 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 $6 lower. The supply included 1,685 stocker and feeder calves, 700 feeder yearlings, 200 replacement cows, and 250 slaughter cows, and 60 slaughter bulls. The feeder supply was 42% yearling heifers.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 1000 to 1500 lbs., 73.00 to 79.00; high dressing, 79.00 to 87.50; low dressing, 69.00 to 73.00. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 950 to 1400 lbs., 75.00 to 81.00; high dressing, 81.00 to 88.00; low dressing, 70.00 to 75.00. 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, 55.00 to 62.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1000 to 2100 lbs., 90.00 to 100.00; high dressing, 100.00 to 110.50; low dressing, 81.00 to 90.00.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 340 lbs., 195.00 to 214.00 (204.27); 350 to 388 lbs., 185.00 to 203.00 (193.83); 400 to 440 lbs., 173.00 to 191.00 (181.30); 450 to 492 lbs., 165.00 to 180.00 (174.02); 500 to 546 lbs., 155.00 to

170.50 (164.65); 550 to 598 lbs., 147.00 to 166.00 (158.13); 600 to 645 lbs., 138.00 to 165.00 (151.63); 650 to 695 lbs., 135.00 to 146.00 (141.99); 700 to 745 lbs., 133.00 to 141.00 (138.07); 755 to 790 lbs., 128.50 to 134.50 (132.02). Medium and large frame 2, 400 to 448 lbs., 160.00 to 186.00 (173.49); 450 to 490 lbs., 160.00 to 169.00 (162.93); 500 to 545 lbs., 135.00 to 157.00 (149.70); 550 to 595 lbs., 135.00 to 155.00 (145.01); 600 to 642 lbs., 130.00 to 156.00 (144.84); 655 to 699 lbs., 130.00 to 139.00 (135.92).

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 345 lbs., 160.00 to 181.50 (171.63); 350 to 398 lbs., 155.00 to 182.00 (166.63); 400 to 445 lbs., 148.00 to 172.00 (160.08); 450 to 499 lbs., 139.00 to 163.00 (152.92); 500 to 545 lbs., 135.00 to 152.00 (143.69); 550 to 598 lbs., 128.00 to 140.00 (135.16); 600 to 640 lbs., 130.00 to 136.00 (132.66); 650 to 693 lbs., 128.00 to 135.00 (129.39); 700 to 723 lbs., 122.00 to 132.00 (129.33); 800 to 834 lbs., 118.00 to 125.00 (121.49). Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 345 lbs., 145.00 to 166.00 (154.03); 350 to 395 lbs., 142.00 to 163.00 (152.40); 400 to 445 lbs., 133.00 to 152.00 (143.18); 450 to 498 lbs., 128.00 to 149.00 (141.13); 500 to 548 lbs., 121.00 to 143.00 (134.81); 550 to 595 lbs., 125.00 to 139.00 (133.18); 600 to 648 lbs., 118.00 to 128.00 (122.83).

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 340 lbs., 190.00 to 201.00 (198.13); 350 to 395 lbs., 170.25 to 203.00 (180.28); 400 to 445 lbs., 160.50 to 191.00 (174.77); 450 to 498 lbs., 148.00 to 167.00 (157.71); 500 to 540 lbs., 143.00 to

155.00 (148.93); 550 to 595 lbs., 129.00 to 155.00 (141.27); 600 to 647 lbs., 122.00 to 147.00 (134.14). Medium and large frame 2, 350 to 398 lbs., 165.00 to 186.00 (174.16); 400 to 445 lbs., 150.00 to 161.00 (155.19); 450 to 490 lbs., 139.00 to 156.00 (148.54); 505 to 545 lbs., 130.00 to 146.00 (139.88); 555 to 595 lbs., 125.00 to 133.00 (127.81).

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 95.00 to 105.00, 1150.00 to 1250.00/head; first stage/open 80.00 to 90.00; 8 to 10 years old, second and third stage 80.00 to 90.00, 925.00 to 1025.00/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 1500.00 to 1600.00/pair, few to 1675.00/pair.

Date: 3/4/2013



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