North Wilkesboro Livestock Wtd Avg Report (Mon)
RA_LS753
Raleigh, NC                 Thu May 17, 2018      USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News

***This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, 
weight, and sex on this sale date.  This report does not represent all animals at the 
sale on this date.***

Wilkes Livestock Exchange, North Wilkesboro, NC
Weighted Average Report for Wednesday May 16, 2018

Cattle Receipts: 179         Last Week:  288      	Last Year: 170 

Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 2.00-3.00 higher and bulls were 2.00 lower
based on limited comparisons. Feeder steers had too few comparisons to trend, heifers 
were steady, and bulls were steady to 5.00 lower. Moderate demand with moderate buyer 
activity.  Light offerings with quality of cattle plain to average. Inclement weather
entailing heavy rains negatively affected the number of offerings.

Slaughter cows made up 15 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 7 percent, 
other cows 1 percent, and feeders 77 percent.  The feeder supply included 
23 percent steers, 37 percent heifers, and 40 percent bulls. Near 26 percent 
of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    250-250    250       160.00         160.00
    1    340-340    340       159.00         159.00
    3    355-395    372    148.00-157.00     151.58
   13    582-588    584       134.50         134.50
    1    625-625    625       134.00         134.00
    1    780-780    780       123.00         123.00
                             Medium 2
    2    370-395    383    130.00-140.00     134.84
    1    530-530    530       128.00         128.00
    2    550-595    573    124.00-127.00     125.44
    1    625-625    625       117.00         117.00
                             Holstein Large 3
    1    445-445    445        73.00          73.00
    1    645-645    645        44.00          44.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    285-285    285       145.00         145.00
    2    315-320    318    138.00-139.00     138.50
    3    350-385    365    130.00-137.00     133.22
    2    420-435    428    128.00-131.00     129.47
    5    475-495    486    123.00-129.00     125.57
    5    510-540    521    125.00-129.50     127.79
   11    550-570    566    124.00-126.00     125.14
    1    600-600    600       120.00         120.00
    1    845-845    845        91.00          91.00
    1    955-955    955        84.00          84.00
                             Small 1 - 2
    1    520-520    520        80.00          80.00   Fleshy
    2    610-615    613     79.00-88.00       83.48
    1    735-735    735        81.00          81.00   Fleshy
                             Medium 2
    1    365-365    365       121.00         121.00
    1    420-420    420       112.00         112.00
    1    450-450    450       120.00         120.00
    3    515-530    522    119.00-120.00     119.34
    1    595-595    595       120.00         120.00
    1    570-570    570       105.00         105.00   Fleshy
    1    625-625    625       106.00         106.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    9    400-445    427    137.00-153.00     144.24
    3    460-495    473    135.00-138.00     135.98
    2    530-535    533    128.00-134.00     130.99
    2    565-585    575    122.00-127.00     124.54
    5    605-635    620    112.00-123.00     117.58
    1    750-750    750       121.00         121.00
                             Small 1 - 2
    2    450-490    470        97.00          97.00
    1    570-570    570       103.00         103.00
    1    600-600    600        94.00          94.00
    1    635-635    635        86.00          86.00   Fleshy
    1    665-665    665        91.00          91.00
    1    715-715    715        95.00          95.00
    1    790-790    790        82.00          82.00
    1    800-800    800        89.00          89.00
                             Medium 2
    4    415-417    417    130.00-132.00     130.50
    2    450-475    463    111.00-116.00     113.43
    2    525-545    535    115.00-126.00     120.40
    1    595-595    595       108.00         108.00
    2    650-690    670    100.00-106.00     102.91
    2    710-740    725     97.00-100.00      98.53
    5    755-755    755       107.50         107.50

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1355-1355  1355        60.00          60.00
    1   1270-1270  1270        65.00          65.00   High Dressing
    2   1525-1755  1640     59.50-62.00       60.66
    2   1465-1530  1498     67.50-68.50       68.01   High Dressing
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    1    890-890    890        64.00          64.00   High Dressing
    6    925-1380  1080     58.00-65.00       62.55
    7    945-1350  1130     66.00-69.00       67.75   High Dressing
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    3    820-940    885     53.00-56.00       54.74
    1    900-900    900        45.00          45.00   Low Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1110-1110  1110       968.00         968.00   Per Head
    1   1200-1200  1200       927.00         927.00   Per Head

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6   1040-1375  1184     84.00-88.00       85.69
    2   1035-1150  1093     81.00-82.00       81.47   Low Dressing
    1   1780-1780  1780        93.00          93.00
    2   1930-1990  1960     96.00-103.00      99.55   High Dressing

Source: NC Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Raleigh, NC
        919-707-3156 http://ncagr.gov/markets/mktnews/RA_LS753.txt