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Tennessee Feeder Cattle Weekly Summary

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Receipts on 11 Auctions: 5,278 10 Last Week: 5,700 12 Last Year: 
10,750

Trends: According to the Federal-State Market News Service, compared to 
last week: Slaughter cows 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Bulls 1.00 higher. Feeder
steers 4.00 to 9.00 higher, over 700 lbs steady to 2.00 higher. Bulls
under 550 lbs 9.00 to 10.00 higher and over 550 lbs 1.00 to 5.00 higher.
Heifers under 400 lbs 7.00 to 8.00 higher and over 400 lbs 2.00 to 4.00
higher. 
 
Calf market continues to show strength across the state with buyers
attempting to secure limited numbers for summer grazing needs.  Wide
swings in weather temp and forms of precipitation from rain, snow and
ice is not welcome when dealing with calf health. Several reports this
winter of health problems and death loss associated with warm trends
near 70 degrees only to have the bottom fall out and end up in the
teens at night. Rain has also been persistent the past few weeks
leaving producers dealing with muddy lots.  Under normal circumstances,
buyers would shy away from purchasing calves under such conditions, but
with limited supplies available they appear to be willing to deal with
the consequence.  Yearlings showing slight strength this week as they
are tied more closely to the feeder cattle futures and fed cattle market.
Fed cattle showing trading 3.00 higher at 125.00 this week.

Slaughter Cows 543 head; Bulls 74 head; Total Feeders 4242 head; Feeder 
supply, Steers and bulls 2508 head; Heifers 1744; Steers and heifers over 
600 lbs 1265; Replacement and/or feeder cows 419 head.

                      Slaughter Cows Breakers 75-80                       
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         12  1075-1195    1139     70.50-77.50       74.10                
         45  1210-1580    1392     69.00-81.00       75.11                
         15  1225-1580    1387     77.50-86.50       81.32 High Dressing  
         12  1205-1510    1353     63.00-73.00       68.76 Low Dressing   
          9  1600-1795    1696     68.00-77.50       73.80                
          4  1670-1975    1771     67.50-72.00       69.32 Low Dressing   

                       Slaughter Cows Boners 80-85                        
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         58   820-1190    1081     71.50-81.00       75.94                
          8  1065-1175    1111     79.00-86.50       82.86 High Dressing  
         13   820-1175    1077     62.00-75.00       68.35 Low Dressing   
         81  1200-1780    1380     70.00-81.00       76.22                
         50  1205-1645    1382     77.50-90.50       82.89 High Dressing  
         13  1200-1755    1442     64.00-73.50       69.72 Low Dressing   

                        Slaughter Cows Lean 85-90                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          7   750-835      797     55.00-64.50       60.30 Low Dressing   
         59   865-1190    1030     63.00-75.00       69.51                
         21   855-1170     990     53.00-65.00       59.89 Low Dressing   
         13  1200-1720    1337     64.00-72.00       67.89                
          5  1220-1335    1259     52.50-63.00       57.21 Low Dressing   

                          Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          9  1200-1475    1322     85.00-97.00       92.04                
          8  1195-1480    1374     76.00-92.00       83.62 Low Dressing   
         23  1540-2140    1793     88.00-101.00      93.93                
         14  1570-2210    1905     98.50-107.00     102.65 High Dressing  
          7  1515-1865    1691     83.00-92.00       86.74 Low Dressing   

                    Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          7   210-245      226    170.00-202.50     190.11                
         13   255-295      279    180.00-218.00     198.88                
         34   300-345      325    178.00-210.00     189.93                
         77   350-395      377    162.50-191.00     177.16                
         59   400-448      422    166.00-189.00     175.18                
        114   450-497      471    150.00-181.00     167.05                
         97   500-549      528    149.00-175.00     159.57                
         92   550-595      572    144.00-171.00     154.06                
         89   600-649      624    132.00-158.50     145.37                
         85   650-695      668    131.00-152.00     139.48                
         44   700-749      731    126.00-140.00     133.81                
         68     735        735       144.00         144.00 Load           
         22   750-798      770    121.00-135.00     127.83                
        129   750-785      767    140.00-143.25     141.63 Load           
          8   800-845      821    120.00-130.50     127.19                
          4   850-893      874    110.00-129.50     116.46                
        162     925        925       130.70         130.70 Load           

                         Feeder Steers Small 1-2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         11   355-395      375    136.00-177.50     158.19                
          7   425-445      437    151.00-162.50     157.66                
          5   450-495      474    134.00-157.50     149.18                
          7   500-535      514    110.00-139.00     120.63                
          6   550-590      566    128.00-146.00     136.68                

                     Feeder Steers Medium and Large 3                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          6   255-290      277    173.00-183.00     178.10                
          7   300-345      333    165.00-177.50     171.50                
         26   350-395      375    140.00-175.00     159.66                
         16   400-445      426    135.00-170.00     151.10                
         23   450-490      470    138.00-166.00     152.98                
         22   505-545      528    131.00-152.00     140.08                
         21   550-580      566    122.00-142.50     134.39                
         16   600-645      623    120.00-137.50     127.04                
          9   655-680      667    110.00-129.00     120.51                

                    Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         16   353-395      370    155.00-179.00     168.68                
         59   400-449      425    152.50-187.50     167.90                
         81   450-495      470    149.00-182.00     165.81                
        106   500-545      525    138.00-166.00     154.05                
          5   500-517      507    164.00-167.00     165.22 Thin Fleshed   
         79   550-597      573    123.00-159.00     141.10                
         61   600-647      622    124.00-149.00     136.37                
         49   650-695      670    118.00-137.50     131.17                
         32   700-748      723    108.00-134.00     120.16                
         16   750-795      771    105.00-125.00     116.73                
          7   800-840      821    110.00-118.00     113.02                

                          Feeder Bulls Small 1-2                          
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         10   405-445      431    128.00-161.00     140.27                
         11   450-495      473    110.00-157.50     131.49                
         12   505-545      525    109.00-147.50     127.26                
         10   550-595      583    103.50-133.00     114.78                

                     Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 3                      
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         15   400-445      416    137.00-175.00     157.98                
         20   450-495      472    125.00-157.50     146.96                
         31   500-545      527    117.00-152.50     136.81                
         24   550-595      571    113.00-141.50     129.29                
         17   605-645      620    105.00-135.00     121.69                
         15   655-695      677    115.50-127.50     120.90                
          5   700-740      722    100.00-121.00     112.69                
          6   750-790      770     99.50-119.50     109.10                
          4   815-835      824    107.00-110.00     108.37                
          5   855-895      874     93.00-107.00      99.10                

                   Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2                    
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
         16   260-298      285    150.00-172.00     161.69                
         32   300-347      328    152.50-172.50     161.88                
         81   350-399      378    140.00-166.00     158.23                
        120   400-448      427    137.00-165.00     149.73                
        153   450-495      471    134.00-159.00     147.32                
        205   500-548      529    130.00-150.00     140.64                
        121   550-598      571    121.50-149.00     135.08                
        113   600-648      621    123.00-140.00     130.60                
         72   650-696      677    115.00-137.00     125.76                
         19   700-745      717    115.50-127.00     122.50                
         70     705        705       135.50         135.50 Load           
          8   765-790      777    111.00-119.00     114.12                
          4   800-845      823    109.00-115.00     112.79                
          4   850-890      868    104.00-116.00     109.74                

                         Feeder Heifers Small 1-2                         
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          4   325-345      331    129.00-150.00     138.57                
         15   350-390      374    117.00-140.00     132.94                
          9   400-445      423    111.00-126.00     119.19                
          8   455-490      473    110.00-134.00     119.80                
          6   515-525      517    115.00-126.00     120.23                
          6   600-640      619    104.00-117.50     111.28                
          4   653-690      662    109.00-115.00     110.56                

                    Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 3                     
       Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price                
          9   250-295      274    140.00-161.00     149.61                
         20   300-340      321    130.00-154.00     140.63                
         15   350-395      373    130.00-148.00     139.09                
         23   400-445      424    126.00-145.00     135.24                
         38   450-495      477    119.00-141.50     128.84                
         27   500-545      521    117.00-133.00     125.42                
         19   550-595      572    115.00-133.00     124.07                
         10   605-640      627    101.00-126.50     115.68                
         16   655-698      679    112.50-125.00     119.60

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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