Smithfield Auction
USDA - Fri Dec 07, 9:23AM CST
RA_LS151
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. (Figures in parentheses are weighted average weights and prices 
for each category)

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

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

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

   Slaughter Cows: Boner 80-85 percent lean 962-1280 lbs (1134) 45.00-55.00 (47.54); 
1246-1376 lbs high dressing (1318) 61.00-63.00 (61.67).  Lean 85-90 percent lean 868-
1132 lbs (1013) 35.00-42.00 (39.07); 922-986 lbs low dressing (954) 27.00-28.00 
(27.52). 

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1120-1426 lbs (1249) 60.00-65.00 (62.26); 1016-
1206 lbs low dressing (1111) 55.00-60.00 (57.29); 1730-1754 lbs (1742) 61.00-62.00 
(61.50); 1724-1724 lbs high dressing (1724) 80.00 (80.00). 

   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
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