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Tennessee Feeder Cattle Weekly Summary

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Receipts on 12 TN Auctions: 7,729 12 Last Week: 9,000 12 Last Year: 
10,350

Trends: According to the Federal-State Market News Service, compared to 
last week: Slaughter cows steady.  Bulls mostly steady. Feeder steers
and bulls steady to 3.00 higher.  Heifers steady to 4.00 higher.

Markets struggled along and posted slight gains once again primarily on
calves with yearlings holding firm. Receipts remain light to moderate
with a 650 head average on 12 reported sales. Boxed beef prices
retreated this week giving little support to fed cattle prices which
may hold steady, but were not fully established at the time of this
writing. Packers are unable to push beef prices higher at this time
and with the distribution interruption on the East Coast with storm
Sandy, it will be a while before normal channels reopen to these areas.

Constant cool weather is welcomed as far as health issues on calves as
this tends to lessen health issues.  In recent weeks, buyers have had
to deal with sick calves due to warm days, cool nights and the stress
associated with the moving process. At some point, buyers will back out
of the market as their attention centers on treatment of sick calves.
Markets may continue to show strength on grazing calves as we move
forward depending on grazing prospects in winter grazing areas.
Available supplies will be tight and cattle receipts will most likely
decline in local auctions as we move into the later part of the year.

Slaughter Cows 813 head; Bulls 112 head; Total Feeders 6,197 head; Feeder
supply, Steers and bulls 3,513 head; Heifers 2,684; Steers and heifers
over 600 lbs 2,162; Replacement and/or feeder cows 607 head.

                      Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80                       
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         19  1035-1195    1138     68.00-76.00       71.69                
          8   940-1185    1073     65.00-67.00       65.86 Low Dressing   
         88  1200-1595    1400     65.00-77.50       71.98                
         13  1255-1575    1442     75.00-80.00       76.89 High Dressing  
         19  1240-1560    1423     61.00-71.00       66.21 Low Dressing   
         11  1600-1880    1695     70.00-76.00       72.90                

                       Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85                        
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         94   830-1195    1085     68.00-79.00       72.83                
         14   880-1195    1117     74.50-80.50       78.15 High Dressing  
         22   865-1190    1079     58.00-70.00       64.80 Low Dressing   
        146  1200-1800    1371     67.50-79.50       73.81                
         42  1200-1905    1397     76.00-84.50       79.68 High Dressing  
         33  1205-1660    1336     58.50-70.00       65.26 Low Dressing   

                        Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         66   870-1170    1040     59.00-73.00       67.44                
         50   850-1195     988     36.50-63.00       55.33 Low Dressing   
         19  1200-1420    1279     60.50-73.00       67.18                

                          Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         13  1085-1470    1344     75.00-89.00       85.61                
          6  1100-1445    1273     73.50-82.00       78.38 Low Dressing   
         41  1525-2270    1812     80.00-96.00       89.79                
         11  1585-2070    1833     90.00-101.00      96.40 High Dressing  
         11  1505-2305    1823     70.00-84.00       77.65 Low Dressing   

                    Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          9   200-235      224    177.50-205.00     188.38                
         32   250-295      275    165.00-222.50     196.30                
         56   300-349      326    160.00-217.50     179.92                
         79   350-395      379    145.00-192.50     165.11                
         55   400-448      424    144.00-173.00     161.01                
        118   450-499      469    131.00-165.00     150.90                
        137   500-545      525    130.00-156.00     143.40                
        150   550-599      577    128.50-150.00     138.10                
        118   600-645      619    124.00-142.00     133.48                
         17   607-642      628       139.50         139.50 Value Added    
        123   650-699      675    117.00-139.50     128.75                
         86   700-748      719    116.00-136.00     127.31                
         11     713        713       136.00         136.00 Value Added    
         49   750-795      773    118.00-135.00     127.40                
         66     750        750       142.50         142.50 Load           
         18     769        769       131.25         131.25 Value Added    
         10   800-845      818    115.00-133.00     122.22                
         60     825        825       137.00         137.00 Load           
         19   850-880      859    115.00-125.00     122.61                
          4   930-940      934    112.00-115.00     113.25                
        110     900        900       131.90         131.90 Load           

                     Feeder Steers Medium and Large 3                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          9   255-286      274    132.50-171.00     158.17                
         11   310-345      330    140.00-169.00     153.47                
         19   350-395      374    120.00-162.50     144.88                
         18   400-440      425    126.00-160.00     139.27                
         20   450-495      473    120.00-148.50     133.64                
         25   500-545      526    117.00-143.00     126.76                
         14   550-595      573    101.00-141.00     125.15                
         30   600-645      624    115.00-128.00     122.89                
          6   660-695      671    111.50-133.00     118.89                
          5   700-735      715    112.00-118.00     114.74                

                    Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         37   350-395      371    140.00-169.00     157.57                
         92   400-449      425    131.00-170.00     153.57                
        146   450-499      474    121.00-167.50     141.92                
        181   500-549      527    118.00-150.00     133.17                
        146   550-599      575    116.00-141.00     127.88                
        106   600-647      621    112.00-142.00     122.56                
         96   650-695      669    104.00-132.50     118.04                
         52   700-749      726     95.00-116.00     107.04                
         56   750-790      766     92.00-114.75     109.22                
          9   800-845      823     89.50-115.00     102.66                
         12   850-890      865     94.00-121.50      99.68                

                          Feeder Bulls Small 1-2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          7   415-445      429     95.00-135.00     106.51                
         10   455-495      474     90.00-135.00     111.07                
          6   505-535      522     95.00-132.50     109.69                
          7   550-595      569     90.00-115.00     105.51                
          5   685-689      688     87.00-93.00       91.81                

                     Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 3                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          8   375-398      388    117.50-131.00     126.49                
         28   400-445      431    112.50-152.50     130.20                
         38   450-495      470    110.00-150.00     127.71                
         47   500-545      523    105.00-135.00     120.32                
         42   550-595      576     97.50-134.00     118.14                
         29   600-646      629     94.00-128.00     109.58                
         23   650-692      675     95.00-123.00     109.42                
          7   700-730      715    101.00-114.50     109.93                
          7   750-785      771     91.00-105.00      98.04                
          4   810-830      823     93.00-99.00       95.10                

                   Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          7   210-245      231    140.00-157.50     148.00                
         28   250-299      272    136.00-189.00     151.82                
         59   300-349      328    129.00-187.00     143.17                
        104   350-399      381    130.00-167.00     139.29                
        100   400-448      427    122.00-155.00     134.67                
        162   450-495      473    120.00-147.00     131.42                
         19     453        453       140.00         140.00 Value Added    
        214   500-549      526    115.00-140.00     126.47                
         16     549        549       135.00         135.00 Value Added    
        212   550-599      576    115.00-132.50     124.35                
        172   600-645      619    108.50-129.00     121.18                
        145   650-698      670    105.00-126.00     117.98                
         73     670        670       132.50         132.50 Load           
         63   700-746      721     98.00-124.00     116.38                
         67     740        740       134.00         134.00 Load           
         35   716-748      730    122.50-125.50     124.59 Value Added    
         35   750-795      759     96.00-123.00     113.67                
         17   800-840      823     90.00-110.00     103.57                
          5   867-885      874     90.00-110.00     104.53                

                         Feeder Heifers Small 1-2                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          7   355-395      373    104.00-117.00     111.11                
         11   405-440      420     85.00-113.00     106.14                
         12   455-495      475     95.00-127.00     109.77                
         12   500-545      523     90.00-112.50     105.31                
         14   550-590      571     86.00-117.50     103.38                
          9   605-645      629     85.00-125.00      97.95                

                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 3                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          5   200-235      220    120.00-150.00     136.94                
          9   260-295      282    125.00-142.50     132.62                
         10   320-345      332    110.00-150.00     132.71                
         26   350-395      377    115.00-145.00     126.16                
         34   400-445      428    113.00-134.00     122.10                
         50   450-495      476    100.00-129.00     120.19                
         54   500-548      529    108.50-129.00     116.29                
         33   550-595      574    101.00-120.00     114.19                
         23   605-645      623    100.00-119.00     109.51                
         10   655-685      673    100.00-119.00     107.51                
          7   700-740      721     91.00-108.00     100.75 

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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