North Wilkesboro
USDA - Thu May 16, 4:34AM CDT
RA_LS144
Raleigh, NC                   Thu May 16, 2019     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 May 15, 2019

Cattle Receipts:  142         Last Week: 192       Last Year: 179 

Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were mostly steady.  Feeder cattle mostly 
steady to 4.00 lower.  Moderate demand and buyer activity.  Light offerings with 
quality of cattle plain to average.

Slaughter cows made up 22 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 4 percent, 
replacement cows 1 percent, and feeders 73 percent.  The feeder supply included 37 
percent steers, 31 percent heifers, and 32 percent bulls. Near 20 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 1-2 230-230 lbs (230) 140.00 (140.00); 280-295 lbs 
(288) 165.00-171.00 (168.08); 305-320 lbs (313) 159.00-166.00 (162.58); 370-385 lbs 
(378) 143.00-151.00 (146.92); 552-595 lbs (564) 123.00-132.00 (124.82); 650-650 lbs 
(650) 120.00 (120.00); 835-835 lbs (835) 111.00 (111.00); 940-940 lbs (940) 104.00 
(104.00).  Medium 2 280-280 lbs (280) 140.00 (140.00); 305-335 lbs (312) 139.00-
145.00 (140.80); 355-355 lbs (355) 131.00 (131.00); 675-675 lbs (675) 102.00 
(102.00).  Small 3 275-275 lbs (275) 80.00 (80.00); 370-370 lbs (370) 100.00 
(100.00).  Holstein Large 3 355-355 lbs (355) 42.00 (42.00); 455-455 lbs (455) 72.00 
(72.00); 535-535 lbs (535) 45.00 (45.00); 580-580 lbs (580) 44.00-46.00 (45.00); 655-
660 lbs (658) 76.00-91.00 (83.53). 

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 210-210 lbs (210) 150.00 (150.00); 350-370 
lbs (355) 125.00-135.00 (127.61); 430-440 lbs (435) 124.00-128.00 (126.02); 485-485 
lbs (485) 130.00 (130.00); 530-540 lbs (535) 108.00-110.00 (109.01); 550-560 lbs 
(555) 118.00-122.00 (119.98); 605-615 lbs (610) 115.00-118.00 (116.49); 700-700 lbs 
(700) 99.00 (99.00).  Medium 2 358-358 lbs (358) 121.00 (121.00); 430-430 lbs (430) 
110.00 (110.00); 470-470 lbs (470) 114.00 (114.00); 575-575 lbs (575) 107.00 
(107.00).  Small 2 370-370 lbs (370) 100.00 (100.00); 455-460 lbs (458) 96.00-100.00 
(97.99).  Small 3 245-245 lbs thin (245) 45.00 (45.00); 475-475 lbs (475) 75.00 
(75.00); 560-560 lbs brahman x (560) 85.00 (85.00). 

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 432-440 lbs (435) 139.00-146.00 (141.36); 460-
495 lbs (472) 142.00-150.00 (147.20); 500-535 lbs (525) 131.00-135.00 (131.95); 550-
595 lbs (562) 125.00-130.00 (126.65); 610-633 lbs (625) 115.00-120.00 (118.04); 680-
680 lbs (680) 126.00 (126.00); 745-745 lbs (745) 115.00 (115.00).  Medium 2 475-475 
lbs (475) 138.00 (138.00); 525-525 lbs (525) 124.00 (124.00); 655-655 lbs (655) 
107.00 (107.00).  Small 2 625-625 lbs (625) 90.00 (90.00).  Medium 3 460-460 lbs 
(460) 122.00-125.00 (123.50).  Small 3 570-570 lbs full (570) 57.00 (57.00). 

   Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 Middle Aged 1150-1150 lbs (1150) 690.00 per head 
4-6 months bred (690.00). 

   Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 1115-1295 lbs high dressing (1247) 
62.00-69.00 (66.03); 1435-1530 lbs high dressing (1470) 67.00-68.50 (67.66).  Boner 
80-85 percent lean 965-1315 lbs (1117) 53.00-56.50 (54.62); 925-1255 lbs high 
dressing (1107) 58.00-68.00 (62.45); 925-1040 lbs low dressing (980) 31.00-40.00 
(36.82).  Lean 85-90 percent lean 830-830 lbs (830) 52.00 (52.00); 875-875 lbs high 
dressing (875) 59.00 (59.00). 

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1175-1175 lbs (1175) 82.00 (82.00); 1060-1410 lbs 
low dressing (1235) 78.00-78.50 (78.21); 1745-1745 lbs (1745) 85.00 (85.00); 2005-
2005 lbs high dressing (2005) 88.50 (88.50). 

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