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Tennessee Feeder Cattle Weekly Summary

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Receipts on 12 TN Auctions: 9,552  12 Last Week: 7,200  12 Last Year: 
8,800

Trends: According to the Federal-State Market News Service, compared
to one week ago: Slaughter cows 1.00 to 3.00 lower. Bulls 1.00 to
2.00 lower.  Feeder steers/bulls steady to 5.00 lower. Heifers steady
to 2.00 lower.

As fall approaches and temperatures very from warm days to cool nights,
health issues arise on light un-weaned calves.  Currently, buyers are
selective on flesh condition on these tender offerings.  Medium plus
flesh is a negative in most cases. With fairly ample rain in Tennessee
from July through the present, calves are coming to town carrying a
bloom due to good forage conditions and probably a good mother. It has
caused wide price spreads in reporting as buyers pick through the
offerings. Some buyers report difficulty in merchandizing these young
calves to Western grazing areas at this time. Sickness and death loss
are the main problem on un-weaned non vaccinated calves. On the bright
side, Kansas wheat is off to a good start and looks very favorable
for grazing at this time. Yearlings have fared the best in recent weeks
as prices hold near steady. Todays (9/28/12) decline in feeder cattle
futures may pressure prices moving forward as grain prices moved limit
up.

Slaughter Cows 906 head; Bulls 165 head; Total Feeders 8,035 head;
Feeder supply, Steers and bulls 4,524 head; Heifers 3,511; Steers
and heifers over 600 lbs 2,197; Replacement and/or feeder cows 446
head.

                      Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80                       
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         28   965-1195    1116     67.00-78.00       71.78                
        103  1205-1580    1364     63.00-78.50       72.78                
         14  1230-1575    1404     75.50-81.00       77.73 High Dressing  
         22  1230-1580    1374     58.00-74.00       65.93 Low Dressing   
         17  1610-1950    1706     63.50-77.00       72.32                

                       Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85                        
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
        109   815-1195    1073     67.00-79.50       73.42                
         12   985-1175    1110     74.50-82.00       78.30 High Dressing  
         20   965-1190    1091     52.00-71.00       64.51 Low Dressing   
        132  1200-1800    1349     69.50-79.50       74.12                
         35  1205-1690    1347     75.00-86.00       79.55 High Dressing  
         25  1200-1715    1357     60.00-73.00       66.75 Low Dressing   

                        Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         74   865-1195    1027     61.00-73.00       67.42                
         34   850-1150     978     53.50-65.00       58.53 Low Dressing   
         16  1220-1525    1329     59.50-72.50       65.76                
                          Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         12  1175-1475    1369     81.50-94.50       89.37                
          6  1085-1455    1240     81.00-88.00       84.33 Low Dressing   
         81  1500-2325    1808     82.00-101.00      91.86                
         11  1505-2340    1878     88.00-102.50      97.89 High Dressing  
         17  1580-2265    1727     74.50-91.00       85.11 Low Dressing   

                    Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         13   205-245      226    160.00-228.00     194.42                
         29   255-295      273    165.00-220.00     189.59                
         49   300-345      326    139.00-207.50     178.33                
         74   350-399      373    140.00-184.00     164.54                
        128   400-445      427    131.00-166.00     150.02                
        121   450-499      472    128.00-160.00     145.60                
        182   500-546      528    130.00-156.00     141.60                
        199   550-599      579    128.00-148.00     137.26                
        206   600-649      625    116.00-143.50     134.81                
        133   650-698      674    116.00-138.00     129.14                
         25   654-695      674    131.25-139.00     134.51 Value Added    
        109   700-749      722    114.00-133.00     127.83                
         51   750-797      770    114.00-133.50     126.49                
         63     769        769       136.00         136.00 Load           
         25   751-790      773    124.00-132.00     127.42 Value Added    
         14   801-835      813    108.00-127.00     121.32                
          5   850-890      877    118.00-123.00     119.37                

                     Feeder Steers Medium and Large 3                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          7   200-245      230    151.00-187.50     169.66                
          8   255-290      271    134.00-192.50     165.72                
         24   310-345      331    122.00-177.50     156.01                
         36   350-395      378    130.00-161.00     146.59                
         30   405-445      431    120.00-150.00     132.02                
         29   450-495      475    119.00-141.00     129.02                
         31   500-545      523    110.00-136.00     125.02                
         25   550-595      575    111.00-130.00     121.66                
         21   605-647      630    102.00-128.50     118.00                
          9   650-695      670    102.00-123.00     115.10                
          9   703-740      718    109.00-121.00     115.72                
         15   753-795      770    107.00-120.00     115.55                

                    Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         40   350-395      372    135.00-160.00     148.76                
        110   400-445      426    123.00-159.00     144.87                
        174   450-497      471    117.00-156.00     138.55                
        279   500-549      531    117.00-143.00     129.15                
        213   550-597      577    110.00-135.00     124.49                
        174   600-645      618    104.50-129.00     118.81                
        146   650-695      671    100.00-132.50     114.87                
         65   700-747      717     85.00-123.00     108.61                
         48   750-795      767     88.00-115.00     104.79                
          9   800-840      820     91.00-109.00      99.23                
          6     883        883       103.25         103.25                

                          Feeder Bulls Small 1-2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         11   400-445      425     98.00-142.50     111.61                
         23   455-495      477    102.00-138.00     118.36                
         30   500-545      523     93.50-131.00     108.36                
         17   555-598      572     90.00-120.00     104.53                
          7   665-690      676     92.50-110.00     101.71                
          4   700-730      720     99.00-103.00     101.01                

                     Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 3                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          7   350-395      374    100.00-140.00     120.37                
         60   400-449      429    100.00-150.00     127.08                
         89   450-498      479    102.00-141.00     125.34                
         78   500-545      523    101.00-135.00     117.15                
         72   550-595      573     95.00-130.00     113.07                
         54   600-648      624     93.00-120.00     108.55                
         34   650-695      663     90.00-116.25     109.46                
         12   700-745      726     94.50-114.00     105.09                
          4   805-840      820     89.50-94.50       92.12                

                   Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         10   215-245      234    130.00-187.00     148.60                
         13   250-285      265    129.00-189.00     149.72                
         47   300-348      326    126.00-157.50     140.57                
        117   350-398      377    116.00-150.00     136.06                
        146   400-449      423    119.00-148.00     132.08                
        253   450-499      472    117.00-141.50     128.27                
        378   500-549      528    114.00-136.00     125.08                
        300   550-598      578    110.50-130.00     121.96                
         26   555-585      563    130.00-133.00     131.87 Value Added    
        196   600-648      618    101.00-128.00     118.64                
          7   600-645      625    100.00-111.00     106.72 Fleshy         
         49   600-645      612    122.00-129.00     125.15 Value Added    
        143   650-699      669    106.00-127.00     119.16                
         10     661        661       129.00         129.00 Value Added    
         68   700-745      720     97.00-125.75     117.32                
         71     700        700       131.00         131.00 Load           
         34   753-795      775    101.00-119.50     113.32                
         13   800-845      827    100.00-114.00     107.33                
          9   854-875      859    103.50-105.00     103.84                

                         Feeder Heifers Small 1-2                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          7   350-390      376     95.00-132.50     114.55                
         14   405-445      426    102.50-132.50     112.11                
         21   450-495      470     90.00-125.00     107.49                
         29   500-540      520     98.00-122.50     107.50                
         11   550-595      573     90.50-113.00     103.30                
          6   605-640      623     95.00-107.50     100.97                
                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 3                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         13   255-295      278    115.00-160.00     129.89                
         24   300-347      332    112.00-135.00     125.39                
         33   350-395      375    108.00-138.00     124.17                
         41   400-445      427    110.00-130.00     120.31                
         82   450-499      473    106.00-128.00     116.86                
         66   500-545      523    105.00-123.00     113.61                
         37   550-595      569     94.00-121.00     110.31                
         39   600-645      619     95.00-117.00     108.99                
         11   650-695      671     97.00-115.00     107.49                
          6   710-745      729     95.00-111.00     104.65                
          6   750-785      768    101.00-109.00     105.57                

Source: Tennessee Dept of Ag-USDA Market News, Nashville, TN 
        Lewis Langell, OIC     (615) 837-5164
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/nv_ls145.txt

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