Smithfield Livestock Weighted Average Auction (Thu)
USDA - Fri Dec 07, 9:23AM CST
RA_LS759
Raleigh, NC                   Fri Dec 7, 2018      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 Dec 6, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  667          Last Week: 764       Last Year:  718

Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were mostly steady.  Feeder cattle were 
sharply lower due to impending inclement weather limiting truck movement.

Slaughter cows made up 3 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, 
replacement cows 1 percent, and feeders 94 percent.  The feeder supply included 32 
percent steers, 45 percent heifers, and 23 percent bulls. Near 24 percent of the run 
weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5    270-296    284    130.00-147.00     138.48
   19    300-348    325    129.00-145.00     136.97
   17    350-396    376    130.00-144.00     136.98
   25    400-448    428    124.00-135.00     129.22
    5    452-488    463    120.00-135.00     127.31
    5    504-547    536    114.00-118.00     117.25
   10    545-545    545       100.00         100.00   Fleshy
    3    672-690    682    123.00-132.00     128.30
    2    702-702    702       123.00         123.00
    3    770-794    781     98.00-110.00     101.94
                             Small 1 - 2
    2    246-248    247    100.00-103.00     101.51
    2    310-342    326    106.00-110.00     108.10
    2    366-366    366        68.00          68.00   Thin
    4    402-448    426     76.00-93.00       83.12
                             Medium 2
    8    212-248    231    110.00-124.00     117.05
   11    250-294    274    110.00-130.00     120.26
    2    278-278    278        83.00          83.00   Thin
    3    316-340    329    114.00-127.00     122.50
    5    358-390    376    116.00-126.00     122.07
    3    426-446    435    116.00-120.00     118.63
    3    426-426    426        88.00          88.00   Fleshy
    6    458-492    479    106.00-116.00     110.21
    5    508-534    517    100.00-111.00     103.46
    2    564-564    564       102.00         102.00
                             Holstein Large 4
    2    444-446    445     30.00-32.00       31.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   11    254-298    279    110.00-121.00     114.43
    6    300-346    321    114.00-124.00     118.48
   22    350-396    379    110.00-129.00     120.89
   12    400-446    427    116.00-129.00     121.72
   29    450-498    466    116.00-129.00     121.86
   16    500-548    514     92.00-118.00     107.69
   13    550-590    571     90.00-103.00      95.98
   24    600-648    622     83.00-100.00      96.83
    2    666-668    667        95.00          95.00
    4    722-726    724     79.00-85.00       82.75
    3    762-796    783     77.00-81.00       78.97
                             Small 1 - 2
    4    270-296    283     80.00-88.00       84.96
    2    318-334    326     82.00-83.00       82.49
    4    400-446    419     68.00-80.00       74.08
                             Medium 2
    3    200-246    223       100.00         100.00
    2    270-282    276    100.00-107.00     103.42
    9    302-348    320    100.00-111.00     108.11
    2    340-340    340        83.00          83.00   Thin
    8    358-398    381     84.00-100.00      93.87
    6    406-444    429     87.00-110.00      96.04
    2    438-438    438        70.00          70.00   Thin
   10    452-484    468     89.00-110.00      99.71
    7    500-536    522     74.00-88.00       80.75
   11    554-596    576     70.00-85.00       80.07
    5    606-644    626     69.00-80.00       75.68
    2    612-612    612        60.00          60.00   Thin
                             Small 3
    2    538-546    542     40.00-41.00       40.50

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   14    456-496    482    114.00-130.00     122.37
    5    536-546    541    110.00-116.00     113.60
    7    550-578    563    100.00-124.00     111.90
   48    600-644    611    100.00-125.00     112.77
    3    656-684    667     90.00-100.00      96.58
    3    754-764    759     92.00-97.00       95.00
                             Small 1 - 2
    2    472-474    473     83.00-84.00       83.50
    2    506-542    524     70.00-75.00       72.41
    3    558-584    573     70.00-74.00       72.66
    2    810-846    828     63.00-65.00       63.98
                             Medium 2
    8    458-498    476     97.00-110.00     103.82
   11    500-548    518     85.00-101.00      94.67
    2    550-556    553     89.00-91.00       90.01
    3    616-640    627     78.00-84.00       80.71
    4    630-630    630     64.00-68.00       66.00   Thin
    2    690-696    693     80.00-84.00       82.01

Slaughter Cows                Boner 80-85% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5    962-1280  1134     45.00-55.00       47.54
    3   1246-1376  1318     61.00-63.00       61.67   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    7    868-1132  1013     35.00-42.00       39.07
    2    922-986    954     27.00-28.00       27.52   Low Dressing

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3   1120-1426  1249     60.00-65.00       62.26
    2   1016-1206  1111     55.00-60.00       57.29   Low Dressing
    2   1730-1754  1742     61.00-62.00       61.50
    2   1724-1724  1724        80.00          80.00   High Dressing

   Cows/Calf Pairs: (4) Small 1 and 2 882 lbs middle age cows with 300 lbs calves 
775.00 per pair.  Medium 1 and 2 1000-1100 lbs middle age cows with 130 lbs calves 
625.00-750.00 per pair.  Large 1 and 2 1230 lbs middle age cows with 280 lbs calves 
875.00 per pair.

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