Smithfield Auction
RA_LS151
Raleigh, NC     Friday, January 11, 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, Smithfield, NC
Report for Thursday, January 10, 2019

Cattle Receipts:  520          Last week:  191          Last year:  702

Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were sharply lower; while feeder cattle 
were 3.00 to 6.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were 
moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.

Slaughter cows made up 24 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 5 percent, 
and feeders 71 percent.  The feeder supply included 31 percent steers, 
45 percent heifers, and 24 percent bulls.  Near 22 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 1-2 312-346 lbs (328) 139.00-147.00 
(140.95); 352-394 lbs (374) 136.00-145.00 (140.43); 406-442 lbs (427) 134.00-
148.00 (139.39); 464-476 lbs (470) 136.00-143.00 (139.46); 508-536 lbs (521) 
134.00-140.00 (136.57); 584-592 lbs (588) 131.00-138.00 (134.48); 658-692 lbs 
(673) 134.00-136.00 (135.31); 704-722 lbs (718) 123.00-133.00 (131.04); 754-
776 lbs (765) 122.00-125.00 (123.48).  Small 1-2 178-180 lbs thin (179) 80.00-
81.00 (80.50); 202-220 lbs (211) 98.00-109.00 (103.27); 350-390 lbs (367) 
100.00-115.00 (110.05); 420-444 lbs (437) 80.00-115.00 (91.45).  Medium 2 304-
320 lbs (312) 118.00-135.00 (126.28); 312-312 lbs thin (312) 105.00 (105.00); 
354-380 lbs (371) 125.00-134.00 (130.03); 392-392 lbs thin (392) 115.00 
(115.00); 406-448 lbs (428) 116.00-133.00 (126.08); 436-436 lbs thin (436) 
108.00 (108.00).

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 312-348 lbs (336) 125.00-132.00 
(128.76); 378-398 lbs (390) 121.00-131.00 (126.97); 404-446 lbs (426) 120.00-
130.00 (124.85); 452-498 lbs (471) 120.00-130.00 (125.49); 500-548 lbs (524) 
119.00-132.00 (125.46); 552-594 lbs (575) 117.00-123.00 (120.23); 612-629 lbs 
(625) 117.00-121.00 (119.25); 652-678 lbs (662) 110.00-116.00 (114.01); 752-
776 lbs (764) 92.00-100.00 (95.94); 1037-1037 lbs (1037) 76.00 (76.00).  Small 
1-2 184-196 lbs (190) 95.00-104.00 (99.36); 244-248 lbs (246) 93.00-100.00 
(96.53); 262-296 lbs (281) 96.00-110.00 (105.08); 408-408 lbs thin (408) 69.00 
(69.00); 452-494 lbs (467) 82.00-91.00 (87.77).  Medium 2 320-348 lbs (329) 
103.00-110.00 (107.23); 350-374 lbs (365) 114.00-118.00 (116.00); 406-446 lbs 
(422) 90.00-118.00 (108.67); 478-498 lbs (486) 90.00-118.00 (104.90); 510-
548 lbs (535) 94.00-116.00 (106.60); 620-638 lbs (631) 85.00-104.00 (96.28); 
756-766 lbs (761) 80.00-81.00 (80.50). 

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 456-488 lbs (470) 130.00-143.00 (135.13); 
500-538 lbs (517) 129.00-137.00 (134.90); 556-596 lbs (573) 125.00-135.00 
(129.53); 602-646 lbs (626) 120.00-133.00 (128.45); 652-692 lbs (668) 118.00-
128.00 (123.92); 706-728 lbs (717) 121.00-122.00 (121.51); 756-774 lbs (766) 
100.00-109.00 (104.98); 792-792 lbs fleshy (792) 98.00 (98.00); 872-872 lbs 
thin (872) 68.00 (68.00).  Small 1-2 530-542 lbs (536) 76.00-83.00 (79.46).  
Medium 2 458-494 lbs (471) 100.00-126.00 (114.95); 504-522 lbs (512) 110.00-
125.00 (120.02); 560-594 lbs (581) 122.00-125.00 (123.67); 602-618 lbs (612) 
90.00-115.00 (101.79). 

   Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 1180-1350 lbs (1282) 45.00-48.00 
(46.53); 1434-1676 lbs (1531) 40.00-49.00 (45.57).  Boner 80-85 percent lean 
970-1388 lbs (1188) 44.00-55.00 (47.12); 1122-1200 lbs high dressing (1161) 
58.00-62.00 (59.70); 1156-1336 lbs low dressing (1237) 30.00-40.00 (32.37); 
1412-1660 lbs (1469) 43.00-52.00 (47.09).  Lean 85-90 percent lean 744-792 lbs 
(767) 34.00-45.00 (38.69); 708-784 lbs low dressing (751) 21.00-30.00 (26.42); 
822-1252 lbs (1042) 34.00-44.00 (38.06); 810-1332 lbs low dressing (984) 20.00-
33.00 (27.01). 

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1028-1472 lbs (1243) 61.00-72.00 (66.55); 
1316-1482 lbs low dressing (1401) 40.00-55.00 (48.04); 1616-2030 lbs (1767) 
60.00-75.00 (66.31); 1590-1956 lbs low dressing (1728) 45.00-50.00 (46.88). 

Source: NC Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Raleigh, NC
        919-707-3156 http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/mktnews/RA_LS151.TXT