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Livestock report

By submitted, 12/22/18 3:55 AM

Hope Livestock Auction, Hope, AR
Weighted Average Report for Thursday Dec 13, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  767        Last week:  2043        Last year:  1010

   Compared to last week: Feeder steers 5.00-12.00 higher, instances 20.00
higher.  Feeder heifers 5.00-10.00 higher.  Slaughter cows steady to 2.00
higher.  Slaughter bulls steady to 1.00 higher.
   Supply included 575 feeder calves, 130 yearlings, 15 replacement cows, 35
slaughter cows; 12 slaughter bulls. Feeder supply consisted of 42 percent
English and English crosses; 38 percent Exotic and Exotic crosses; 20 percent
Brahman and Brahman crosses.  Feeder supply included 54 percent steers and
bulls; 46 percent heifers. Near 14 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Please Note:
The below USDA LPGMN price report is reflective of the majority of classes and
grades of livestock offered for sale.  There may be instances where some sales
do not fit within reporting guidelines and therefore will not be included in the
report.  Prices are reported on a per cwt basis, unless otherwise noted.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8    300-345    323    175.00-190.00     180.46
   12    350-395    370    155.00-175.00     165.94
   24    400-445    425    155.00-170.00     162.11
   12    455-475    465    150.00-160.00     157.13
   18    500-545    524    143.00-160.00     149.56
   12    550-585    565    138.00-150.00     143.36
    4    605-645    625    130.00-137.00     133.00
    2    655-660    658    128.00-130.00     129.00
    2    700-705    703    128.00-132.00     130.01
                             Medium and Large 2
   11    305-345    325    140.00-155.00     146.29
    3    350-395    380    135.00-140.00     136.73
    4    410-415    413    130.00-140.00     136.24
    4    460-495    479    120.00-130.00     126.21
    4    510-535    523    120.00-125.00     123.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6    300-345    319    140.00-150.00     146.37
   10    350-395    374    140.00-150.00     144.90
   24    400-445    424    135.00-148.00     141.83
   19    450-495    469    130.00-145.00     137.47
   22    500-545    524    122.00-137.00     127.41
   12    555-595    574    120.00-128.00     123.50
    3    600-635    622    122.00-123.00     122.66
    1    685-685    685       118.00         118.00
                             Medium and Large 2
    7    300-320    306    120.00-125.00     121.69
    6    350-390    378    120.00-125.00     121.94
    7    410-445    425    120.00-123.00     120.72
    6    450-490    472    118.00-122.00     120.02
    4    510-545    529    110.00-115.00     111.70

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5    450-485    470    138.00-148.00     143.11
    7    505-545    531    125.00-140.00     130.88
    7    565-595    579    120.00-130.00     123.99
    2    605-625    615    120.00-122.00     121.02
    2    650-685    668    115.00-117.00     116.03
    5    700-730    714    105.00-115.00     109.98
    2    760-760    760    100.00-105.00     102.50

   Replacement Cows: Pre-tested for bangs; pregnancy; and age.
 Medium and Large 1-2:
   Age            Weight    Months Bred           Price
2-6 year old     950-1270   second & third stage  75.00-92.00
7-10 year old    900-1175   second & third stage  50.00-65.00
3-5 year old     800-1000   open grazing cows     50.00-65.00

   Slaughter Cows:  
          %Lean    Weight    Average Dress  High Dress     Low Dress
Breakers  75-80%  1200-1450  30.00-35.00
Boners    80-85%   950-1300  34.00-40.00    47.00          23.00-30.00
Lean      85-90%   900-1100  30.00-36.00 
Light     85-92%   700-950   22.00-26.00                     

   Slaughter Bulls: 
            Weight   Average Dress    High Dress      Low Dress
Y.G. 1-2  1000-2100  60.00-66.00                      45.00-54.00

Source:  AR Ag Department - USDA Market News, Little Rock, AR
         Jeff Milam, Market Reporter, 501-823-1743