Ft. Smith Livestock Auction
LR_LS128
Little Rock, AR    Tue Apr 17, 2018    UofA Coop Ext Service - USDA Market News

Ft. Smith Stockyards, Ft. Smith, AR
Weighted Average Report for Monday Apr 16, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  1429          Last week: 1118               Last year: 1430 

   Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers under 400 lbs sold 4.00-7.00 
higher, over 400 lbs sold steady to 6.00 higher, mostly 4.00 higher. Several 
Value Added calves sold with a 5.00-8.00 premium. Fleshy calves were discounted 
up to 10.00. Slaughter cows sold 3.00 lower. Slaughter bulls sold 1.00 lower. 
Value Added denotes cattle weaned at least 45 days, castrated, weaned at least 
45 days. Fleshy denotes unweaned milk fat calves.
   Supply included 953 feeder calves; 176 feeder yearlings; 169 replacement 
cows; 118 slaughter cows; 12 slaughter bulls and 1 replacement bull.  The feeder 
supply included 51 percent steers, 44 percent heifers, and 5 percent bulls. Near 
18 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Please Note:
The below USDA LPGMN price report is reflective of the majority of classes and 
grades of livestock offered for sale.  There may be instances where some sales 
do not fit within reporting guidelines and therefore will not be included in the 
report.  Prices are reported on a per cwt basis, unless otherwise noted.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    270-295    287    204.00-209.00     206.66
   14    303-345    325    183.00-197.00     190.26
    2    310-320    315    200.00-202.00     201.02   Value Added
   46    350-395    362    179.00-198.00     191.22
   73    400-440    422    171.00-189.00     178.50
    3    400-403    402    196.00-200.00     198.67   Value Added
   55    450-495    478    168.00-182.00     172.21
   38    500-548    527    164.00-176.00     170.18
    4    500-505    503    178.00-179.00     178.50   Value Added
   24    550-595    570    160.00-174.00     164.78
   31    600-640    616    146.00-159.00     154.03
   19    670-691    684    143.00-147.50     145.84
    6    668-668    668       150.50         150.50   Value Added
    8    705-735    720    140.00-144.00     142.11
    8    774-774    774       142.00         142.00
    1    755-755    755       130.00         130.00   Fleshy
    5    838-843    840    125.00-128.50     126.41
                             Medium and Large 1 - 2
    6    443-443    443       165.00         165.00
    4    594-594    594       154.00         154.00   Value Added
   12    743-743    743       134.00         134.00   Value Added
    2    813-813    813       118.00         118.00
                             Medium and Large 2
   11    300-347    327    165.00-181.00     174.59
    2    308-308    308       189.00         189.00   Thin Fleshed
   11    350-395    368    169.00-179.00     175.34
    1    395-395    395       162.00         162.00   Fleshy
   20    400-445    428    157.00-170.00     162.96
   18    450-495    476    158.00-167.00     162.50
    6    500-540    514    150.00-163.00     157.46
    5    555-595    573    147.00-158.00     153.62
    4    610-645    619    130.00-141.00     132.87
    3    660-680    670    136.00-140.00     138.65
                             Medium and Large 3
    2    325-330    328       155.00         155.00
    3    370-395    380    144.00-160.00     153.48
    6    410-445    420    146.00-152.00     149.70
    8    470-495    486    133.00-154.00     143.97
    1    530-530    530       146.00         146.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3    280-295    287    179.00-182.00     181.02
   15    300-340    312    170.00-183.00     175.66
   37    352-395    373    163.00-178.00     170.78
   70    405-448    423    157.00-174.00     164.49
   34    450-495    469    153.00-170.00     159.22
    1    490-490    490       145.00         145.00   Fleshy
   50    500-548    528    135.00-150.00     145.93
    1    500-500    500       153.00         153.00   Thin Fleshed
   41    550-595    574    135.00-148.50     142.45
   30    605-648    628    135.00-145.00     142.21
    2    610-630    620    120.00-130.00     125.08   Fleshy
    2    635-635    635       160.00         160.00   Brahman X
    9    650-680    666    128.00-141.00     133.78
    4    728-748    738    122.50-130.00     126.20
    1    735-735    735       140.00         140.00   Brahman X
    2    750-765    758       117.00         117.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    6    300-335    318    150.00-161.00     155.33
   18    355-395    380    145.00-161.00     154.75
   28    400-445    427    141.00-156.00     150.26
   25    450-495    472    140.00-152.00     147.45
    1    510-510    510       144.00         144.00
    5    550-580    567    120.00-132.50     126.63
    2    600-605    603    116.00-120.00     118.01
    3    655-695    668    119.00-124.00     121.94
    1    730-730    730       116.00         116.00
                             Medium and Large 3
    2    335-345    340    134.00-143.00     138.57
    6    350-385    370    133.00-144.00     136.91
    4    460-495    478    130.00-137.00     134.56

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8    500-535    519    150.00-164.00     157.82
   15    550-595    574    149.00-165.00     155.85
    3    555-590    567    140.00-147.00     143.26   Fleshy
    3    605-625    617    150.00-159.00     153.02
    1    660-660    660       147.00         147.00
    1    735-735    735       135.00         135.00
    2    750-785    768    124.00-130.00     126.93
    1    815-815    815       118.00         118.00
    1    860-860    860       119.00         119.00
    1    915-915    915       109.00         109.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    3    555-570    565    140.00-146.00     142.02
    1    650-650    650       130.00         130.00
                             Small and Medium 3
    5    510-534    529     48.00-66.00       62.53

   Replacement Cows: Pre-tested for bangs; pregnancy; and age.
 Medium and Large 1-2:
   Age            Weight    Months Bred           Price
2-3 year old     705-1060   open                  62.00-111.00
4-5 year old     765-1060   open                  63.00-93.00
2 year old                  first stage           950.00-960.00 per head
1-3 year old                second & third stage  750.00-1300.00 per head
3-5 year old                first stage           1100.00-1375.00 per head Fancy
3-5 year old                second & third stage  1100.00-1475.00 per head Fancy
5-6 year old                second & third stage  830.00-1325.00 per head
7-10 year old               second & third stage  600.00-1170.00 per head
 Small and Medium 3: Longhorns
1+ year old       365-575   open                  70.00-100.00
2-5 year old                second stage          470.00-680.00 per head

   Cow-Calf Pairs: 
 Medium and Large 1-2:
   Age         Cow Weight   Calf Wt      Price 
2 year old                  300-400      1900.00 per pair  3 in 1
3-6 year old                100-200      740.00-1525.00 per pair
4-6 year old                300-400      1600.00-1800.00 per pair  3 in 1
7-10 year old               100-200      800.00-1300.00 per pair
7-10 year old               200-300      1050.00-1200.00 per pair

   Slaughter Cows:  
          %Lean    Weight    Average Dress  High Dress     Low Dress
Breakers  75-80%  1000-1500  57.00-61.00    63.50-65.00    54.50-56.50
Boners    80-85%   950-1400  58.00-63.00    64.00          44.00-57.00
Lean      85-90%   900-1300  55.00-60.00    61.00-64.00    49.00-54.00          
Light     85-92%   700-950   49.00-54.00    57.00-61.00    31.00-47.00

   Slaughter Bulls: 
            Weight   Average Dress    High Dress      Low Dress
Y.G. 1-2  1000-2100  80.50-84.00      86.50-88.50     61.00-75.00

Source:  UofA Coop Ext Service - USDA Market News, Little Rock, AR
         Jan Hammond, Market Reporter, 501-671-2200
         24 Hour Market Report, 501-671-2369
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