North Wilkesboro
RA_LS144
Raleigh, NC                 Thu Jul 12, 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 Auction Report Wednesday Jul 11, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  303       Two Weeks Ago:  149         Last Year:  459

No sale last week. Compared to two weeks ago, Slaughter cattle were mostly steady.  
Feeder cattle were mostly steady to 5.00 higher.  Good demand with moderate market 
activity.  Moderate offerings with quality of cattle plain to average.

Slaughter cows made up 14 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, 
replacement cows 0 percent, and feeders 83 percent.  The feeder supply included 30 
percent steers, 53 percent heifers, and 17 percent bulls. Near 22 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 1-2 320-335 lbs (330) 160.00-169.00 (164.28); 365-
390 lbs (380) 130.00-140.00 (135.94); 450-480 lbs (460) 149.00-152.00 (150.96); 545-
545 lbs (545) 134.00 (134.00); 576-580 lbs (576) 138.00-147.50 (147.00); 625-640 lbs 
(639) 133.00-138.00 (137.69); 706-706 lbs (706) 130.50 (130.50).  Medium 2 305-340 
lbs (325) 140.00-150.00 (143.38); 415-415 lbs (415) 120.00 (120.00); 455-480 lbs 
(468) 134.00-138.00 (135.95); 550-550 lbs (550) 128.00 (128.00); 610-640 lbs (623) 
119.00-127.00 (123.32).  Medium 3 315-315 lbs (315) 135.00 (135.00); 375-375 lbs 
(375) 120.00 (120.00); 495-495 lbs (495) 118.00 (118.00).  Small 3 385-385 lbs (385) 
50.00 (50.00); 555-555 lbs (555) 91.00 (91.00).  Holstein Large 3 360-370 lbs (365) 
44.00-50.00 (47.04); 405-405 lbs (405) 59.00-60.00 (59.50); 1140-1140 lbs (1140) 
64.00 (64.00); 1185-1185 lbs (1185) 63.00 (63.00); 1315-1315 lbs (1315) 62.00 
(62.00). 

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 250-250 lbs (250) 137.00 (137.00); 345-345 
lbs (345) 143.00 (143.00); 350-375 lbs (363) 135.00-146.00 (140.41); 400-440 lbs 
(420) 136.00-144.00 (139.81); 466-495 lbs (474) 129.00-138.50 (134.28); 505-545 lbs 
(524) 120.00-130.00 (125.51); 565-580 lbs (577) 125.00-134.75 (134.03); 620-640 lbs 
(634) 107.00-111.00 (108.48); 674-674 lbs (674) 122.00 (122.00); 730-730 lbs (730) 
107.00 (107.00).  Medium 2 345-345 lbs (345) 123.00 (123.00); 400-432 lbs (422) 
125.00-130.00 (127.53); 450-480 lbs (466) 114.00-125.00 (120.38); 500-500 lbs (500) 
100.00 (100.00); 640-640 lbs (640) 90.00 (90.00); 650-660 lbs (655) 106.00-111.00 
(108.52).  Small 2 390-390 lbs (390) 112.00 (112.00); 565-565 lbs (565) 107.00 
(107.00).  Medium 3 350-390 lbs (370) 110.00-120.00 (115.27); 410-440 lbs (422) 
105.00-110.00 (106.85); 455-455 lbs (455) 100.00-110.00 (105.00); 505-505 lbs (505) 
104.00 (104.00).  Small 3 355-355 lbs (355) 97.00 (97.00); 410-425 lbs (418) 71.00-
82.00 (76.40); 440-440 lbs full (440) 60.00 (60.00); 670-670 lbs (670) 90.00 (90.00). 

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 410-442 lbs (431) 141.00 (141.00); 450-495 lbs 
(478) 118.00-128.00 (122.73); 505-545 lbs (523) 122.00-132.00 (125.22); 550-595 lbs 
(569) 115.00-123.00 (120.04); 600-625 lbs (610) 118.00-119.00 (118.26); 725-725 lbs 
(725) 108.00 (108.00); 770-770 lbs (770) 110.00 (110.00); 900-900 lbs (900) 80.00 
(80.00).  Medium 2 405-430 lbs (415) 120.00-124.00 (121.99); 485-485 lbs (485) 110.00 
(110.00); 525-525 lbs (525) 115.00 (115.00); 550-565 lbs (558) 110.00-111.00 
(110.51); 705-705 lbs (705) 103.00 (103.00); 770-770 lbs (770) 97.00 (97.00).  Small 
2 560-560 lbs (560) 100.00 (100.00).  Medium 3 445-445 lbs (445) 120.00 (120.00).  
Small 3 570-570 lbs (570) 100.00 (100.00). 

   Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 990-1285 lbs (1170) 58.00-60.00 
(59.30); 1060-1390 lbs high dressing (1248) 61.00-79.50 (67.94); 1400-1660 lbs high 
dressing (1510) 61.00-68.00 (63.25).  Boner 80-85 percent lean 970-1260 lbs (1152) 
52.00-59.00 (56.84); 1060-1305 lbs high dressing (1151) 61.00-67.00 (63.55); 925-1240 
lbs low dressing (1085) 23.00-40.00 (35.93).  Lean 85-90 percent lean 850-885 lbs 
(870) 52.00-60.00 (55.01); 820-820 lbs high dressing (820) 64.00 (64.00); 855-855 lbs 
low dressing (855) 40.00 (40.00). 

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1020-1035 lbs low dressing (1028) 76.00-78.00 
(77.01); 1735-1770 lbs (1753) 82.00-89.00 (85.53); 1510-1795 lbs high dressing (1685) 
90.00-93.00 (91.76). 

   Cows/Calf Pairs: (1) Medium 1 and 2 900 lbs middle age cows with 150 lbs calves 
740.00 per pair.

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