Smithfield Livestock Weighted Average Auction (Thu)
RA_LS759
Raleigh, NC                       Fri Mar 15, 2019     USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News

***This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, 
weight, and sex on this sale date.  This report does not represent all animals at the 
sale on this date.***

Powell Livestock Market, Smithfield, NC
Weighted Average Auction Report Thursday Mar 14, 2019

Cattle Receipts:  743             Last Week: 344        Last Year: 438 

Compared to last week, slaughter cows high dressing boners were 4.00 to 8.00 higher 
with boners, lean cows and bulls 2.00 to 4.00 higher.  Feeder steers were 5.00 to 
10.00 higher; bull steady to 4.00 higher.  Heifers were mostly steady.  Good demand 
with active market activity.  Heavy offerings with quality of cattle average.

Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, 
replacement cows 3 percent, and feeders 86 percent.  The feeder supply included 35 
percent steers, 47 percent heifers, and 18 percent bulls. Near 12 percent of the run 
weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    164-192    178    140.00-143.00     141.62
    7    215-238    218    143.00-171.00     166.64
    7    270-298    282    142.00-185.00     163.99
   26    300-346    321    160.00-192.00     171.68
   29    352-399    384    160.00-179.00     166.75
   27    400-448    424    159.00-175.00     167.97
   10    450-494    472    168.00-177.00     172.59
    3    506-510    508    167.00-170.00     168.67
   10    550-580    570    147.00-158.00     150.47
    4    603-603    603       148.00         148.00
    3    700-738    713    132.00-139.00     134.42
    2    774-774    774        98.00          98.00   Fleshy
                             Small 1 - 2
    5    354-396    375    100.00-118.00     110.69
                             Medium 2
    4    216-240    227    124.00-135.00     127.61
    4    252-292    273    129.00-135.00     131.84
    8    304-348    321    120.00-150.00     133.66
    5    350-396    371    139.00-156.00     145.32
    8    404-448    426    130.00-150.00     138.57
    2    502-504    503    135.00-140.00     137.50
    2    552-552    552       106.00         106.00   Thin

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    162-168    165    132.00-133.00     132.51
   18    234-234    234       146.00         146.00
    5    256-274    264    129.00-136.00     133.13
   36    317-348    320    130.00-156.00     150.73
   22    354-396    376    130.00-138.00     134.59
   37    400-446    427    127.00-141.00     134.38
   20    454-498    478    125.00-136.00     132.45
   13    500-548    523    122.00-133.00     127.30
    6    552-592    569    120.00-132.00     125.42
    3    600-628    609    121.00-125.00     122.66
    2    642-642    642       101.00         101.00   Fleshy
    2    650-650    650       110.00         110.00
    5    700-742    718     90.00-101.00      96.19
    2    990-990    990        81.00          81.00
                             Small 1 - 2
    2    460-468    464     80.00-93.00       86.56
                             Medium 2
    3    150-186    169    121.00-129.00     125.13
    4    200-248    234    126.00-129.00     127.95
    2    214-214    214       114.00         114.00   Thin
    3    270-294    281    120.00-128.00     122.89
    4    300-344    329    117.00-127.00     122.35
    9    356-394    382    115.00-126.00     120.37
    3    352-386    363    110.00-112.00     111.29   Thin
    9    400-434    419    100.00-125.00     115.28
    2    442-442    442        93.00          93.00   Thin
    3    470-498    481    110.00-120.00     115.43
    5    550-592    572     90.00-115.00      98.00
    5    600-628    614     86.00-112.00     103.33

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   24    450-498    476    150.00-174.00     165.46
   17    504-548    524    143.00-168.00     156.41
    6    554-596    578    138.00-155.00     148.88
   12    600-648    619    125.00-148.00     132.44
    2    672-686    679       130.00         130.00
    3    708-738    719    120.00-124.00     122.36
    2    820-838    829    100.00-113.00     106.43
    2    926-942    934     70.00-90.00       80.09
                             Medium 2
    2    466-492    479    130.00-145.00     137.70
    2    544-544    544       100.00         100.00   Fleshy
    5    550-594    568    120.00-135.00     130.03
    3    576-584    581     84.00-100.00      94.72   Thin
    2    606-612    609    115.00-120.00     117.49
    2    654-666    660    100.00-110.00     104.95
    2    722-734    728     74.00-80.00       76.98

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1422-1954  1727     60.00-65.00       61.57
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
   14    958-1354  1107     58.00-72.00       63.53
   10   1048-1372  1210     74.00-83.00       78.55   High Dressing
    3   1426-1508  1453     73.00-76.00       74.96   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    3    718-738    728     40.00-50.00       46.34
    4    702-782    739     34.00-38.00       35.27   Low Dressing
    8    866-1240   994     47.00-56.00       50.15
    3    918-968    950     60.00-61.00       60.34   High Dressing
    3    820-920    871     35.00-40.00       38.43   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1572-1692  1614     75.00-82.00       79.40
    4   1750-2138  1867     90.00-99.00       92.11   High Dressing

   Cows/Calf Pairs: (16) Small 1 and 2 750-834 lbs middle age cows with  lbs calves 
775.00-1300.00 per pair.  Medium 1 and 2 946-1096 lbs middle age cows with  lbs 
calves 775.00-1350.00 per pair.  Large 1 and 2 1106-1282 lbs middle age cows with  
lbs calves 1350.00-1525.00 per pair.

Source: NC Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Raleigh, NC
        919-707-3156 www.ams.usda.gov/lsmnpubsRA_LS759.txt