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Sheldon, IA Slaughter Cattle Auction: Weighted Average Report for 12/27/2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Receipts:  375    Last Week:  554    Year Ago:  264
 
The trend compared to last is 1.00 to 2.00 lower on the Choice 
steers, steady to 1.00 higher on the Choice Holstein steers, and 
steady to 0.50 higher on the Choice heifers.  Due to the weather 
and the holidays, a lower offering today, the demand was active.  
Receipts included 18 percent steers, 65 percent Holstein steers, 
and 17 percent heifers.

                   Slaughter Steers Choice 2-4
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   21   1320-1490   1401    122.00-124.25     123.37
    4     1517      1517       123.00         123.00

              Slaughter Steers Select and Choice 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   28   1308-1348   1317    121.50-121.75     121.55

              Slaughter Steers Select and Choice 4-5
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4     1487      1487       116.75         116.75
    7     1538      1538       115.00         115.00

                   Slaughter Steers Select 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2     1280      1280       116.00         116.00

              Slaughter Holstein Steers Choice 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   17   1050-1283   1212    110.00-113.50     112.28
   67   1315-1460   1400    111.00-115.00     113.15
   24   1528-1548   1535    110.25-114.00     112.40

         Slaughter Holstein Steers Select and Choice 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   19   1224-1298   1272    106.50-108.00     106.91
   44   1310-1450   1360    106.00-109.50     108.40
   33   1524-1655   1569    107.00-110.00     108.47
   10   1725-1835   1765    107.00-108.00     107.60

              Slaughter Holstein Steers Select 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   15   1184-1265   1209    101.00-105.00     104.09
    3     1383      1383       103.50         103.50
    5     1520      1520       102.50         102.50

              Slaughter Holstein Steers Standard 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4   1140-1185   1162     95.00-97.00       96.02
    4     1313      1313        94.00          94.00

                  Slaughter Heifers Choice 2-4
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   31   1230-1395   1291    121.00-124.00     122.48
   12     1442      1442       124.75         124.75

             Slaughter Heifers Select and Choice 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7   1225-1340   1274    119.50-120.00     119.73

             Slaughter Heifers Select and Choice 4-5
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7     1687      1687       115.00         115.00

                  Slaughter Heifers Select 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    7   1105-1195   1169    117.00-118.00     117.27

Source:  Iowa Dept of Ag-USDA Market News,  Des Moines, IA
         515-284-4460
         e-mail:  desm.lgmn@usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/NW_LS721.txt
 
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