Smithfield Auction
USDA - Fri Mar 15, 7:39AM CDT
RA_LS151
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.  (Figures in parentheses are weighted average weights and 
prices for each category)

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

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

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

   Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 1422-1954 lbs (1727) 60.00-65.00 
(61.57).  Boner 80-85 percent lean 958-1354 lbs (1107) 58.00-72.00 (63.53); 1048-1372 
lbs high dressing (1210) 74.00-83.00 (78.55); 1426-1508 lbs high dressing (1453) 
73.00-76.00 (74.96).  Lean 85-90 percent lean 718-738 lbs (728) 40.00-50.00 (46.34); 
702-782 lbs low dressing (739) 34.00-38.00 (35.27); 866-1240 lbs (994) 47.00-56.00 
(50.15); 918-968 lbs high dressing (950) 60.00-61.00 (60.34); 820-920 lbs low 
dressing (871) 35.00-40.00 (38.43). 

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1572-1692 lbs (1614) 75.00-82.00 (79.40); 1750-
2138 lbs high dressing (1867) 90.00-99.00 (92.11). 

   Cows/Calf Pairs: (16) Small 1 and 2 750-834 lbs middle age cows 775.00-1300.00 per 
pair.  Medium 1 and 2 946-1096 lbs middle age cows 775.00-1350.00 per pair.  Large 1 
and 2 1106-1282 lbs middle age cows 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_LS151.txt