North Wilkesboro
RA_LS144
Raleigh, NC      Thursday, September 12, 2019     USDA-NC Dept of Ag Market News

Wilkes Livestock Exchange, North Wilkesboro, NC
Weighted Average Auction Report  Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Cattle Receipts:  191          Last Week:  292           Last Year:  145

Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were mostly steady. Feeder cattle 
were also mostly steady. Good demand with slow market activity. Moderate 
offerings with quality of cattle plain to average. 

Slaughter cows made up 14 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 6 
percent, and feeders 80 percent.  The feeder supply included 19 percent 
steers, 43 percent heifers, and 39 percent bulls. Near 17 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 1-2 305-340 lbs (324) 125.00-132.00 (128.68); 350-385 
lbs (363) 126.00-128.00 (127.00); 490-495 lbs (493) 113.00-120.00 (116.48); 500-540 lbs 
(520) 107.00-113.00 (110.12); 615-640 lbs (630) 104.00-110.00 (106.70).  Medium 2 550-
550 lbs (550) 94.00 (94.00).  Small 2 350-350 lbs (350) 90.00 (90.00); 425-425 lbs (425) 
105.00 (105.00).  Medium 3 375-395 lbs (385) 100.00-101.00 (100.51).  Small 3 240-240 
lbs (240) 80.00 (80.00); 275-275 lbs (275) 100.00 (100.00); 350-350 lbs (350) 76.00 
(76.00).  Holstein Large 3 432-432 lbs (432) 74.00 (74.00); 1180-1180 lbs (1180) 52.00 
(52.00). 

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 350-380 lbs (365) 114.00-120.00 (116.61); 405-
440 lbs (425) 106.00-114.00 (108.94); 465-490 lbs (474) 94.00-99.00 (96.40); 520-540 lbs 
(526) 98.00-107.00 (101.05); 560-595 lbs (582) 99.00-101.00 (100.00); 620-630 lbs (624) 
89.00-94.00 (91.02); 700-700 lbs (700) 86.00 (86.00); 830-830 lbs (830) 85.00 (85.00).  
Medium 2 325-345 lbs (335) 80.00-90.00 (84.85); 370-385 lbs (375) 90.00-101.00 (98.52); 
410-445 lbs (428) 99.00-103.00 (101.08); 490-490 lbs (490) 91.00 (91.00); 500-545 lbs 
(529) 90.00-95.00 (92.38); 560-565 lbs (563) 85.00-87.00 (86.00); 720-720 lbs (720) 
79.00 (79.00).  Medium 3 455-455 lbs (455) 70.00 (70.00).  Small 3 230-230 lbs (230) 
70.00 (70.00); 285-285 lbs (285) 80.00 (80.00); 390-390 lbs (390) 88.00 (88.00); 410-445 
lbs (428) 74.00-80.00 (77.12); 415-415 lbs thin (415) 80.00 (80.00); 440-440 lbs full 
(440) 50.00 (50.00); 475-485 lbs (480) 55.00-65.00 (59.95); 505-512 lbs (510) 72.00-
80.00 (73.98); 740-740 lbs (740) 65.00 (65.00). 

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 405-420 lbs (410) 121.00-129.00 (125.02); 420-424 
lbs fancy (422) 141.00-145.00 (143.30); 465-465 lbs (465) 118.00 (118.00); 517-525 lbs 
(519) 106.00-110.00 (109.33); 555-590 lbs (568) 108.00-116.00 (110.83); 600-635 lbs 
(627) 106.00-110.00 (107.20); 665-665 lbs (665) 111.00 (111.00); 880-895 lbs (888) 
75.00-79.00 (77.02).  Medium 2 410-410 lbs (410) 117.00 (117.00); 475-490 lbs (483) 
100.00-105.00 (102.46); 520-520 lbs (520) 92.00 (92.00); 765-765 lbs (765) 81.00 
(81.00); 960-960 lbs (960) 77.00 (77.00).  Small 2 415-445 lbs (430) 102.00-110.00 
(105.86); 525-525 lbs (525) 86.00 (86.00); 555-585 lbs (565) 88.00-89.00 (88.35).  
Medium 3 405-405 lbs (405) 101.00 (101.00); 484-484 lbs (484) 90.00 (90.00).  Small 3 
535-535 lbs (535) 63.00 (63.00); 635-635 lbs (635) 80.00 (80.00); 690-690 lbs (690) 
59.00 (59.00). 

   Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 1175-1395 lbs (1285) 52.00-59.00 (55.80); 
1035-1375 lbs high dressing (1205) 60.00-61.00 (60.57); 1430-1780 lbs (1605) 53.00-59.00 
(56.33); 1530-1700 lbs high dressing (1615) 60.50-64.00 (62.34).  Boner 80-85 percent 
lean 900-1385 lbs (1101) 50.00-59.00 (53.64); 1035-1035 lbs high dressing (1035) 62.00 
(62.00); 1155-1255 lbs low dressing (1207) 44.00-45.00 (44.49).  Lean 85-90 percent lean 
700-700 lbs high dressing (700) 58.00 (58.00); 790-790 lbs low dressing (790) 26.00 
(26.00); 865-865 lbs (865) 50.00 (50.00). 

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1420-1495 lbs (1458) 83.00 (83.00); 1035-1320 lbs 
low dressing (1162) 73.00-74.00 (73.62); 1720-2100 lbs (1963) 83.00-88.50 (85.50); 1860-
1860 lbs high dressing (1860) 89.50 (89.50); 1650-1650 lbs low dressing (1650) 74.50 
(74.50). 

Source: NC Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Raleigh, NC
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