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Tennessee Feeder Cattle Weekly Summary

Friday, October 12, 2012

Receipts on 11 TN Auctions: 8,172 12 Last Week: 7,800 12 Last Year: 
10,200

Trends: According to the Federal-State Market News Service, compared to 
last week: Slaughter cows steady to 1.00 lower. Slaughter bulls steady to 
2.00 lower. Steers/bulls steady, instances 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Heifers 
steady to 3.00 lower. 

Markets uneven as trends ranged higher to lower throughout the trading 
period. Buyer demand remains moderate on calves at this time. Overall, 
prices steady to weak on light to moderate receipts. Yearling demand 
holding fairly steady. Most calves in medium flesh with offerings
in medium plus condition trading at lower end of price ranges.
Calf health still a major concern due to current weather patterns. 
Overall quality poor to attractive, mostly fair.
Buyers selective on color with black hides generally at upper end
of price with other colors several dollars off the pace 

Packers are struggling to push beef prices higher to maintain margins
against current fed cattle prices. Cheaper priced pork and poultry
are allowing stores to feature those items in more abundance. 

Slaughter Cows 852 head; Bulls 121 head; Total Feeders 6675 head; Feeder 
supply, Steers and bulls 3821 head; Heifers 2854; Steers and heifers over 
600 lbs 2146; Replacement and/or feeder cows 524 head.


                       Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80                       
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         18   935-1165    1100     70.00-76.00       72.75                 
          5   935-1140    1070     65.00-69.50       67.44 Low Dressing    
         91  1200-1590    1380     66.00-77.00       72.50                 
          7  1210-1440    1308     76.00-80.00       78.54 High Dressing   
         23  1225-1590    1393     60.00-70.50       65.98 Low Dressing    
         11  1605-1855    1679     67.00-76.00       71.90                 
          1    1680       1680        80.00          80.00 High Dressing   
          8  1610-1930    1762     62.00-69.00       65.28 Low Dressing    

                        Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85                        
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         92   845-1195    1087     68.50-80.00       73.17                 
          7  1025-1190    1129     76.00-81.00       79.25 High Dressing   
         31   815-1195    1061     61.00-73.00       66.54 Low Dressing    
        161  1200-1950    1376     66.50-80.00       73.68                 
         24  1200-1685    1384     76.50-84.00       79.19 High Dressing   
         35  1200-1660    1353     61.00-70.00       66.41 Low Dressing    

                         Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         69   850-1195    1025     60.50-74.50       67.08                 
         39   855-1185    1010     50.00-63.50       58.02 Low Dressing    
         21  1200-1520    1315     62.50-73.00       67.40                 
          8  1205-1390    1273     50.00-62.50       58.90 Low Dressing    

                          Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1                           
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         17  1205-1475    1369     81.00-94.00       86.90                 
         12  1050-1465    1245     74.50-86.50       81.84 Low Dressing    
         53  1545-2270    1878     83.50-97.50       90.56                 
          8  1580-1955    1748     90.00-101.00      96.13 High Dressing   
         13  1545-2205    1862     74.00-87.50       82.52 Low Dressing    

                    Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
          8   210-245      233    170.00-203.00     188.39                 
         25   250-295      269    140.00-207.50     178.22                 
         38   300-345      324    147.50-196.00     172.13                 
         51   350-395      367    138.00-181.00     161.13                 
         85   400-447      422    133.00-165.00     152.79                 
        117   450-499      474    130.00-158.00     145.92                 
        128   500-549      528    128.00-155.00     138.83                 
        117   550-595      574    126.00-144.00     134.44                 
         33   556-586      570    136.00-146.50     140.82 Value Added     
        145   600-647      621    123.00-139.00     130.73                 
        139   650-698      674    119.00-134.50     128.17                 
         57   700-748      723    116.50-134.50     124.60                 
         69     725        725       141.00         141.00 Load            
         50   750-795      774    116.00-132.00     123.94                 
         66     750        750       139.75         139.75 Load            
          6   800-835      814    112.00-124.50     118.88                 
          6   850-885      867    107.50-121.00     115.90                 
          4     937        937       115.00         115.00                 

                          Feeder Steers Small 1-2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         12   320-345      339    113.00-167.50     122.20                 
          9   355-395      384    111.00-160.00     137.26                 
          5   400-430      415    115.00-147.50     130.67                 
          5   450-490      475    104.00-137.50     122.79                 
          4   510-515      513    110.00-131.00     121.74                 
          5   550-560      555    100.00-123.00     114.58                 

                     Feeder Steers Medium and Large 3                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
          5   270-295      289    125.00-171.00     150.05                 
         15   305-345      325    127.50-170.00     150.13                 
         21   353-385      373    122.00-157.50     141.17                 
         33   400-445      423    117.00-151.00     131.06                 
         25   450-485      467    113.00-133.00     124.09                 
         21   515-545      526    112.50-133.00     123.36                 
         16   555-590      568    111.00-128.00     118.43                 
         18   600-640      618    105.00-127.00     120.32                 
         15   655-695      673    103.00-124.00     115.78                 
          3   700-740      723    102.00-116.00     109.24                 
          7   755-780      770     99.00-119.00     111.76                 

                      Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3                       
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
          6     235        235       137.00         137.00                 
          2     253        253       117.50         117.50                 
          3   312-325      316     92.50-131.00     117.82                 
          4   360-380      370    106.00-122.00     114.81                 
         15   515-535      530     95.50-98.00       96.15                 
          4   550-595      581     83.00-92.00       88.86                 
          4   600-605      601     86.00-90.00       88.99                 
         11   653-685      659     73.00-90.00       87.03                 
         61     810        810       101.70         101.70 Load            

                     Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
         33   350-395      374    135.00-164.00     153.93                 
         58   400-449      426    133.00-164.00     147.04                 
        121   450-495      472    120.00-150.00     135.17                 
        171   500-545      523    119.50-139.00     128.45                 
        158   550-596      575    110.00-135.00     124.25                 
        141   600-647      622    107.00-132.00     120.37                 
        125   650-698      669    104.00-126.00     114.64                 
         68   700-749      727     95.00-116.00     106.76                 
         55   750-795      768     90.00-117.00     103.52                 
         11   800-845      818     86.00-106.00      97.03                 
          7   850-890      866     85.00-94.00       90.87                 

                          Feeder Bulls Small 1-2                           
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
          3   365-395      377    103.00-110.00     106.31                 
         12   400-445      429    105.00-135.00     116.57                 
         17   455-495      475     91.00-136.00     114.16                 
         19   500-545      524     90.00-127.50     107.85                 
         12   550-590      568     83.00-120.00     101.83                 

                      Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 3                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
          6   365-390      377    112.00-133.00     122.55                 
         24   400-440      424    111.00-140.00     123.40                 
         52   450-495      471    107.00-139.00     121.12                 
         49   500-548      528    104.00-130.00     114.72                 
         53   550-599      576     93.00-124.00     112.58                 
         30   600-645      626     94.00-120.00     109.04                 
         27   650-695      673     96.00-115.00     104.69                 
         17   700-745      720     88.00-111.00      96.67                 
          7   750-795      774     90.00-106.00      98.00                 

                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
          6   210-245      229    138.00-152.50     144.42                 
          8   260-295      281    126.00-155.00     138.13                 
         37   300-345      326    126.00-150.00     137.71                 
         77   350-395      372    117.00-147.00     134.03                 
        115   400-445      422    115.00-148.00     131.56                 
        199   450-499      472    117.00-140.00     128.41                 
        282   500-549      528    114.50-134.50     123.23                 
        158   550-595      571    113.00-131.00     121.27                 
        184   600-649      621    110.50-130.25     118.97                 
        122   650-696      672    106.00-126.00     117.21                 
         63   700-745      720     97.00-121.25     112.69                 
         70     710        710       131.50         131.50 Load            
         41     711        711       126.00         126.00 Value Added     
         20   755-795      775     95.50-117.00     111.40                 
        198     750        750       133.00         133.00 Load            
         16   800-847      823     98.00-111.00     107.76                 

                         Feeder Heifers Small 1-2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
          5   335-345      339    101.00-122.50     115.50                 
         12   355-395      377    100.00-127.50     113.01                 
          8   405-440      421    100.00-122.50     109.09                 
         20   450-495      473     90.00-122.50     100.96                 
         21   500-540      514     90.00-117.00     104.65                 
         19   550-595      570     93.00-115.00     105.48                 
         11   600-638      619     89.00-110.00     102.66                 
          6   653-690      662     85.00-92.00       89.33                 

                     Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 3                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                 
          9   255-290      272    111.00-137.50     127.95                 
         14   305-345      330    116.00-132.50     125.97                 
         28   350-395      370    110.00-130.00     119.91                 
         37   400-445      429    109.00-127.50     118.53                 
         57   450-495      478    105.00-131.00     117.70                 
         73   500-548      524    102.00-122.00     112.82                 
         32   550-595      571    101.00-125.00     109.87                 
         11   600-640      622    102.00-113.00     107.09                 
          8   650-695      666     92.00-111.00     103.47                 
         18   700-745      719     90.00-112.00     102.51                 

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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