Figuring Out cattle prices off daily auction reports....

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nosliw

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i'm a little green so bear with me. i'm trying to decipher the daily cattle reports into some hard numbers to get a general idea what it might cost to get a few steers.

can anyone lend me a hand?

i'm looking and it seems like the more they weigh...the lower the price gets...how can that be? or are they figuring the price per 100 lb?

SLAUGHTER COWS:
%Lean Weight Price Range Hi Dress Low Dress
Breakers 85-90 1115-1695 lbs 54.00-59.50 60.50-65.50 50.50-53.00
Boners 80-85 980-1550 lbs 55.00-60.50 61.00-66.50 50.00-53.50
Lean 85-90 1005-1395 lbs 53.00-58.00 60.00-64.00 48.00-52.00
Lean 85-90 675-990 lbs 51.00-57.00 58.00-61.00 47.00-50.00

SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1 2080 lbs indicating 83 carcass boning percent
85.00. Yield Grade 1 1250-1950 lbs indicating 78-81 carcass boning percent
73.00-78.50. Yield Grade 2 1180-2340 lbs indicating 75-78 carcass boning percent
63.50-72.50.

FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1 200-300 lbs 162.00-176.00; 300-350 lbs 145.00-
163.00, 350-400 lbs 135.00-149.00; 400-450 lbs 127.00-140.00, 450-500 126.00-
139.00; 500-550 lbs 118.00-132.00 including 21 head(bbwf) 538 lbs 131.00, 550-
600 lbs 120.00-136.50; 600-700 lb calves 112.00-118.00, 600-700 lb yearlings
117.00-124.00; 700-800 lbs 112.00-119.50 including 70 head(mixed) 712 lbs 119.50
& 76 head(mixed) 757 lbs 118.00; 800-900 lbs 104.00-112.00 including 60 head
(Charx) 896 lbs 111.40; 900-1000 lbs 36 head(mixed) 903 lbs 109.40 & 32 head
(mixed) 910 lbs 108.95.
Medium and Large 2 300-400 lbs 127.00-140.00; 400-500 lbs 117.00-129.00; 500-600
lbs 110.00-120.00; 600-700 lbs 106.00-112.00; 700-800 lbs 105.00-108.00.
Large 3 Holsteins 5 head 496 lbs 108.00; few 500-600 lbs 102.00-106.00; 6 head
636 lbs 93.00; 26 head 740 lbs 91.00; 26 head 924 lbs 84.80.

BULL CALVES: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 135.00-151.00; 400-500 lbs 117.00-
136.00; 500-600 lbs 108.00-128.00; 600-700 lbs 104.00-115.50; 700-800 lbs 95.00-
105.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1 200-300 lbs 139.00-159.00; 300-350 lbs
124.00-139.50, 350-400 lbs 127.00-139.00; 400-450 lbs 118.00-133.50, 450-500 lbs
115.00-125.00; 500-550 lbs 108.00-118.00, 550-600 lbs 110.00-117.50; few 600-700
lbs 103.00-109.00; 700-800 lbs 102.00-107.50.
Medium and Large 2 300-400 lbs 116.00-129.00; 400-500 lbs 108.00-118.00; 500-600
lbs 105.00-115.00; 600-700 lbs 100.00-106.00.
Medium and Large 3 300-400 lbs 110.00-117.00; 400-500 lbs 94.00-105.00; 500-600
lbs 94.00-104.00.
Small 1 400-500 lbs 96.00-110.00.

BABY CALVES: Beef 220.00.

Source: USDA-Kentucky Dept of Ag Market News, Lexington, KY
William Barrows Office Telephone:(859) 255-7423
24 Hour Market Recording 800-327-6568
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lg_ls140.txt
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txag

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yes, it is price per 100 lbs.

for example, 500 lbs at 135.00 = $675.00

same thing as saying 500 lbs @ 1.35/lb
 

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