North Wilkesboro
RA_LS144
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
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. (Figures in parentheses are weighted average
 weights and prices for each category)

   Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 250-250 lbs (250) 160.00 (160.00); 340-340 lbs 
(340) 159.00 (159.00); 355-395 lbs (372) 148.00-157.00 (151.58); 582-588 lbs (584) 
134.50 (134.50); 625-625 lbs (625) 134.00 (134.00); 780-780 lbs (780) 123.00 
(123.00).  Medium 2 370-395 lbs (383) 130.00-140.00 (134.84); 530-530 lbs (530) 
128.00 (128.00); 550-595 lbs (573) 124.00-127.00 (125.44); 625-625 lbs (625) 117.00 
(117.00).  Holstein Large 3 445-445 lbs (445) 73.00 (73.00); 645-645 lbs (645) 44.00 
(44.00). 

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

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

   Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 1355-1355 lbs (1355) 60.00 (60.00); 
1270-1270 lbs high dressing (1270) 65.00 (65.00); 1525-1755 lbs (1640) 59.50-62.00 
(60.66); 1465-1530 lbs high dressing (1498) 67.50-68.50 (68.01).  Boner 80-85 percent 
lean 890-890 lbs high dressing (890) 64.00 (64.00); 925-1380 lbs (1080) 58.00-65.00 
(62.55); 945-1350 lbs high dressing (1130) 66.00-69.00 (67.75).  Lean 85-90 percent 
lean 820-940 lbs (885) 53.00-56.00 (54.74); 900-900 lbs low dressing (900) 45.00 
(45.00). Other Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 Middle Aged 1110-1110 lbs (1110) 968.00 per 
head (968.00); 1200-1200 lbs (1200) 927.00 per head (927.00). 

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1040-1375 lbs (1184) 84.00-88.00 (85.69); 1035-
1150 lbs low dressing (1093) 81.00-82.00 (81.47); 1780-1780 lbs (1780) 93.00 (93.00); 
1930-1990 lbs high dressing (1960) 96.00-103.00 (99.55). 

Source: NC Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Raleigh, NC
        919-707-3156 http://ncagr.gov/markets/mktnews/RA_LS144.txt