WNC Regional Livestock Center April 22 auction

Apr 23, 2013

Cattle Receipts:  348      Last week:  714           Last year:  185
Slaughter cattle and feeder cattle were mostly steady. Slaughter cows made up 25 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 5 percent, replacement cows 11 percent, and feeders 59 percent.  The feeder supply included 31 percent steers, 37 percent heifers, and 32 percent bulls. Near 16 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.  (Figures in parentheses are weighted average weights and prices for each category)
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 305-340 lbs (318) 140.00-152.50 (144.88); 365-390 lbs (378) 148.00-165.00 (152.50); 410-415 lbs (412) 133.00-145.00 (139.34); 450-495 lbs (470) 129.00-147.50 (137.44); 500-510 lbs (505) 128.00-137.50 (133.90); 550-560 lbs (553) 120.00-131.00 (126.96); 700-720 lbs (710) 115.00-119.00 (116.97).  Small 1-2 355-395 lbs (377) 70.00-145.00 (124.75).  Medium and Large 3 365-395 lbs (377) 130.00-143.00 (135.79).
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 355-395 lbs (371) 130.00-140.00 (136.69); 410-445 lbs (426) 122.50-140.00 (130.13); 475-495 lbs (486) 118.00-132.00 (127.31); 505-540 lbs (525) 110.00-127.00 (120.19); 550-568 lbs (562) 120.00-122.00 (121.35); 615-620 lbs (618) 110.00-116.00 (112.99); 655-660 lbs (658) 108.00-113.00 (110.51).  Small 1-2 425-440 lbs (434) 94.00-123.00 (106.59).  Medium and Large 3 350-395 lbs (373) 110.00-115.00 (112.65); 405-445 lbs (428) 107.50-120.00 (115.37); 450-470 lbs (460) 102.50-116.00 (109.55). 
Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 400-445 lbs (418) 130.00-149.00 (141.19); 450-495 lbs (474) 130.00-144.00 (136.12); 510-535 lbs (523) 128.00-135.00 (131.48); 560-590 lbs (577) 115.00-128.00 (120.65); 600-645 lbs (615) 114.00-119.00 (116.47); 650-695 lbs (678) 95.00-113.00 (104.25). Medium and Large 3 440-445 lbs (443) 102.50 (102.50); 490-495 lbs (493) 123.00-125.00 (123.99); 500-535 lbs (517) 95.00-122.00 (110.75); 830-835 lbs (833) 85.00-86.00 (85.50); 955-960 lbs (958) 76.00-77.00 (76.50). 
Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 Young 830-885 lbs (859) 650.00-1125.00 per head 4-6 months bred (934.10).  Medium and Large 1-2 Young 965-965 lbs (965) 875.00-925.00 per head 7-9 months bred (900.00).755-865 lbs (827) 875.00-1100.00 per head 4-6 months bred (987.90); 920-1170 lbs (1044) 950.00-1150.00 per head 4-6 months bred (1036.97); 1255-1335 lbs (1295) 1175.00-1200.00 per head 4-6 months bred (1187.11).
Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 1125-1380 lbs (1278) 70.00-80.00 (75.93); 1170-1345 lbs high dressing (1258) 81.00-81.50 (81.27); 1420-1525 lbs (1466) 72.00-78.50 (75.33); 1410-1625 lbs high dressing (1515) 83.00-86.00 (84.26).  Boner 80-85 percent lean 765-875 lbs (820) 72.00-72.50 (72.23); 985-1280 lbs (1100) 70.00-80.50 (75.09); 1035-1070 lbs high dressing (1053) 81.00-82.00 (81.49); 915-1240 lbs low dressing (1086) 60.00-69.00 (65.60).  Lean 85-90 percent lean 615-790 lbs low dressing (715) 30.00-51.00 (41.73); 800-1040 lbs (957) 60.00-68.00 (63.11); 800-1315 lbs low dressing (989) 49.00-59.00 (53.98). 
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1250-1485 lbs (1368) 96.00-97.00 (96.54); 1180-1430 lbs high dressing (1305) 99.00-102.00 (100.36); 1085-1205 lbs low dressing (1145) 81.00-91.00 (86.26); 1730-2165 lbs (2010) 95.00-97.00 (96.13); 1515-1965 lbs high dressing (1755) 97.00-101.00 (98.71). 
Cows/Calf Pairs: (14)  Small 1 and 2 740-890 lbs young to middle age cows with 200-425 lbs calves 875.00-1225.00 per pair.  Medium and Large 1 and 2 965-1080 lbs young to middle age cows with 200-405 lbs calves 1175.00-1600.00 per pair.  Large 2 1135-1180 lbs middle age cows with 150-225 lbs calves 1125.00-1150.00 per pair.
Baby Calves, per head:  Holsteins 70.00.
Goats, per head: (17)  Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Kids: Selection 1 40-60 lbs 40.00; Selection 2 20-40 lbs 20.00-25.00, 40-60 lbs 30.00-37.50. Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs 80.00; Selection 2 50-70 lbs 40.00-60.00. Wethers: Selection 1 70-100 lbs 40.00.
Sheep, per head: (1)  Slaughter lambs: Good 100-140 lbs 150.00.

Source: NC Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Raleigh, NC        919-707-3156 www.ams.usda.gov/lsmnpubsRA_LS152.txt

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