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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Tennessee Feeder Cattle Weekly Summary

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Receipts on 12 TN Auctions: 7,800  12 Last Week: 9,600  12 Last Year: 
9,300

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

Rain came to the state on Monday with middle and east Tennessee receiving
up to 4 inches.  Cattle receipts through the week were light with markets
unevenly steady on most feeder classes.  Frost forecast for Sunday night
and may prompt a few more cattle to show up in coming weeks.  Currently,
pastures are generally in good condition with ample grass and hay harvest
is winding up.  In fact, some hay may not be cut as supplies are now
ample.  Buyers still remain reluctant in some cases to purchase light
calves until weather exhibits a more cold and stable pattern.  Keeping
these tender offerings alive and healthy is a challenge at present time.
Fed cattle prices trading 1.00 to 2.00 higher this week at 124.00.
Yearling demand in load lots sold this week is improving.

Slaughter Cows 771 head; Bulls 155 head; Total Feeders 6,405 head;
Feeder supply, Steers and bulls 3,675 head; Heifers 2,730; Steers
and heifers over 600 lbs 1,789; Replacement and/or feeder cows 469
head.

                      Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80                       
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         16  1080-1190    1137     69.50-77.00       72.53                
          9   950-1185    1087     60.50-70.00       66.01 Low Dressing   
         64  1200-1590    1389     65.50-77.00       72.20                
         10  1205-1555    1398     77.50-86.00       80.21 High Dressing  
         25  1205-1585    1403     60.00-72.00       66.63 Low Dressing   
         17  1600-1915    1703     64.00-77.00       71.15                
         14  1615-1985    1719     55.00-69.00       63.71 Low Dressing   

                       Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85                        
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         82   855-1195    1079     66.00-78.00       72.83                
          6   935-1190    1123     79.00-84.00       81.15 High Dressing  
         26   905-1195    1087     60.00-71.00       65.82 Low Dressing   
         95  1200-1915    1381     68.50-78.00       73.41                
         21  1205-1775    1372     76.00-86.50       80.52 High Dressing  
         30  1205-1755    1361     62.00-72.00       66.84 Low Dressing   

                        Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         60   865-1180    1041     60.00-74.00       68.07                
         38   850-1180     986     50.00-64.00       57.89 Low Dressing   
         13  1210-1545    1294     61.50-72.00       66.15                

                          Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         20  1120-1490    1308     85.50-92.50       88.64                
          9  1105-1460    1279     80.00-88.00       83.54 Low Dressing   
         65  1500-2340    1811     80.00-97.00       89.69                
         12  1555-2085    1879     90.00-102.00      97.09 High Dressing  
         24  1550-2310    1798     77.50-88.00       84.17 Low Dressing   

                    Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         19   255-295      280    170.00-232.50     201.32                
         45   300-349      328    152.00-200.00     173.27                
         67   350-398      376    148.00-182.50     161.15                
         53   400-445      418    133.00-168.00     154.20                
        125   450-498      477    130.00-158.00     145.77                
        144   500-548      529    126.00-153.00     139.24                
        139   550-598      571    124.00-146.00     134.46                
        118   600-645      619    122.00-138.75     132.31                
        118   650-697      669    115.00-135.50     128.11                
         52   654-690      665    134.75-135.00     134.93 Value Added    
         56   700-748      724    113.00-135.00     125.84                
          9   710-738      716    135.50-137.00     135.84 Fancy          
         20   750-795      768    116.00-131.25     125.53                
         65     765        765       140.50         140.50 Load           
          5     797        797       131.00         131.00 Value Added    
         11   800-830      817    123.00-130.50     125.18                
         59     835        835       128.50         128.50 Load           
         36     842        842       130.75         130.75 Value Added    
          8   850-895      872    109.00-124.50     120.96                
          5   920-930      924    110.00-121.50     114.30                
         55     900        900       125.20         125.20 Load           
          7   950-999      986    104.00-109.50     108.12                

                         Feeder Steers Small 1-2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          4   260-285      273    155.00-182.50     172.84                
          9   300-345      327    125.00-172.50     150.32                
          4   375-395      384    140.00-155.00     148.76                
          8   450-490      475    111.00-140.00     125.11                
          4   525-535      528    125.00-133.00     127.24                

                     Feeder Steers Medium and Large 3                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          4   210-230      220    147.50-202.50     166.66                
          9   270-295      278    152.50-197.50     177.00                
          8   330-345      337    136.00-171.00     153.78                
         24   350-398      379    125.00-158.00     140.62                
         25   400-445      422    115.00-155.00     132.12                
         27   450-498      473    108.00-142.50     125.57                
         21   500-545      527    110.00-134.00     124.52                
         19   550-590      577    106.00-130.00     118.62                
         13   603-645      622    110.00-123.00     113.93                
         12   655-693      674    108.00-120.00     116.40                
          5   700-736      729    106.00-118.00     115.69                

                    Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         42   355-395      372    135.00-162.00     149.06                
         72   400-445      424    113.00-165.00     147.61                
        143   450-498      466    122.00-152.00     140.04                
        150   500-548      525    115.00-143.00     128.93                
        198   550-598      575    110.00-135.00     122.34                
        106   600-648      621    106.00-127.00     117.35                
        105   650-698      671    103.50-122.00     114.31                
         28   700-740      720     95.00-115.00     107.34                
         34   755-795      768     96.00-114.00     106.89                
          8   800-845      828     90.00-101.00      95.74                
         11   850-890      877     93.50-108.00      95.59                

                          Feeder Bulls Small 1-2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          9   405-445      416     97.00-145.00     115.41                
         19   450-495      476     94.00-141.00     118.29                
         27   500-547      525     90.00-126.00     112.96                
          6   555-585      566     91.00-130.00     110.83                
          9   600-640      622     92.00-125.00     106.76                
          6   650-680      663    100.00-114.00     107.44                

                     Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 3                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         22   350-397      378    109.50-137.50     123.07                
         42   400-445      427    109.00-146.00     130.49                
         38   450-495      472    104.00-140.00     121.41                
         46   500-545      526     99.00-129.00     116.10                
         37   550-595      573     93.00-126.00     107.70                
         26   600-645      624     91.50-123.00     107.35                
         18   660-695      674    100.00-115.00     105.33                
          6   705-745      719     95.50-103.00      99.29                

                   Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          8   270-295      283    137.00-165.00     156.22                
         51   300-345      330    128.00-152.50     138.12                
         89   350-397      381    127.00-150.00     138.56                
        105   400-445      424    120.00-143.50     132.38                
        229   450-498      473    118.00-140.00     128.84                
         22   478-497      484    132.50-134.50     133.15 Value Added    
        245   500-548      529    115.00-133.50     126.04                
        255   550-599      575    111.00-136.25     123.02                
         20     583        583    126.75-127.50     127.16 Value Added    
        152   600-648      622    106.00-128.25     119.18                
        119   650-695      671    107.00-127.50     116.81                
         56   700-749      723    107.00-123.00     115.50                
         72     700        700       133.75         133.75 Load           
         29   750-795      769    103.00-120.50     113.74                
          5   800-845      820    102.00-112.00     106.59                
          4   855-867      862     91.00-100.50      94.86                

                         Feeder Heifers Small 1-2                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          6   323-340      331    120.00-135.00     131.13                
         15   350-395      369     97.00-131.00     110.72                
         22   405-445      426     95.00-124.00     109.00                
         20   450-495      473     95.00-124.00     106.90                
         12   500-540      520     91.00-112.50     100.43                
         14   550-580      564     92.00-121.00     105.45                
          6   600-645      616     93.00-112.50     104.78                

                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 3                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          6   215-245      233    130.00-145.00     139.76                
         10   250-295      277    121.00-150.00     137.93                
         20   310-345      330    110.00-140.00     123.81                
         41   350-395      379    115.00-135.00     123.49                
         52   400-445      418    110.00-132.50     121.38                
         58   450-498      476    107.00-127.50     115.82                
         60   500-545      528    101.00-123.00     113.74                
         37   550-595      573     95.00-120.50     112.23                
         15   600-645      620     93.00-116.00     106.93                
         12   650-690      666    101.00-111.00     106.59                
         14   700-745      726     95.00-109.50     103.90                

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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