North Wilkesboro
RA_LS144
Raleigh, NC                     Thu Dec 6, 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 Dec 5, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  238            Last Week: 199       Last Year:  291

Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 3.00 higher with bulls 
mostly steady.  Feeder cattle were 2.00 to 5.00 higher.    Good demand with moderate 
buyer activity.  Moderate offerings with quality of cattle plain to average.

Slaughter cows made up 21 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, 
replacement cows 3 percent, and feeders 75 percent.  The feeder supply included 25 
percent steers, 40 percent heifers, and 34 percent bulls. Near 14 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 1-2 215-235 lbs (228) 126.00-136.00 (132.86); 265-
275 lbs (270) 126.00-130.00 (127.96); 340-340 lbs (340) 160.00 (160.00); 350-360 lbs 
(355) 133.00-141.00 (137.06); 440-440 lbs (440) 125.00 (125.00); 454-454 lbs (454) 
142.00 (142.00); 510-545 lbs (528) 102.00-110.00 (105.87); 550-555 lbs (553) 118.00-
125.00 (121.52).  Medium 2 185-185 lbs (185) 115.00 (115.00); 235-235 lbs (235) 
120.00 (120.00); 285-285 lbs (285) 112.00 (112.00); 327-335 lbs (329) 138.00-143.00 
(139.27); 350-390 lbs (362) 115.00-124.00 (120.88).  Medium 3 375-375 lbs (375) 
108.00 (108.00); 580-580 lbs (580) 90.00 (90.00).  Small 3 190-190 lbs (190) 100.00 
(100.00); 245-245 lbs (245) 104.00 (104.00); 335-335 lbs full (335) 50.00 (50.00); 
375-380 lbs brahman x (378) 74.00-106.00 (89.89); 450-450 lbs (450) 100.00 (100.00).  
Holstein Large 3 525-525 lbs (525) 26.00 (26.00). 

   Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 240-240 lbs (240) 120.00 (120.00); 260-270 
lbs (265) 121.00-128.00 (124.43); 335-348 lbs (346) 132.00-137.00 (136.31); 405-425 
lbs (419) 118.00-129.00 (122.75); 485-495 lbs (488) 108.00-116.00 (112.69); 510-510 
lbs (510) 113.00 (113.00); 555-595 lbs (575) 109.00-111.00 (109.97); 615-645 lbs 
(635) 101.00-103.00 (101.98); 655-655 lbs (655) 96.00 (96.00); 745-745 lbs (745) 
90.00 (90.00).  Medium 2 285-285 lbs (285) 115.00 (115.00); 330-345 lbs (332) 110.00-
115.00 (110.65); 365-395 lbs (380) 100.00-110.00 (104.80); 400-444 lbs (434) 110.00-
116.00 (113.43); 450-498 lbs (482) 94.00-105.00 (102.00); 540-540 lbs (540) 95.00 
(95.00); 565-595 lbs (576) 91.00-99.00 (94.48); 815-815 lbs (815) 70.00 (70.00).  
Medium 3 425-425 lbs (425) 100.00 (100.00); 475-475 lbs (475) 92.00 (92.00); 570-570 
lbs (570) 85.00 (85.00); 705-705 lbs brahman x (705) 80.00 (80.00).  Small 3 245-245 
lbs (245) 90.00 (90.00); 465-495 lbs (480) 70.00 (70.00); 460-460 lbs fleshy (460) 
71.00 (71.00); 535-535 lbs fleshy (535) 71.00 (71.00); 615-615 lbs (615) 74.00 
(74.00); 680-680 lbs (680) 72.00 (72.00). 

   Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 430-440 lbs (438) 141.00-144.00 (141.74); 460-
475 lbs (463) 139.00-145.00 (143.14); 500-535 lbs (522) 124.00-132.00 (126.71); 550-
585 lbs (565) 114.00-123.00 (118.00); 615-615 lbs (615) 114.00 (114.00); 675-685 lbs 
(683) 99.00-109.00 (105.99); 705-725 lbs (712) 104.00-113.00 (108.95); 750-755 lbs 
(753) 101.00-103.00 (102.00); 820-820 lbs (820) 89.00 (89.00).  Medium 2 410-410 lbs 
(410) 125.00 (125.00); 485-485 lbs (485) 120.00-127.00 (124.75); 525-545 lbs (537) 
112.00-118.00 (114.99); 560-595 lbs (571) 107.00-112.00 (109.50); 660-660 lbs (660) 
94.00 (94.00); 740-740 lbs (740) 79.00 (79.00).  Small 2 400-400 lbs (400) 114.00 
(114.00); 495-495 lbs (495) 106.00 (106.00); 525-525 lbs (525) 96.00 (96.00); 655-655 
lbs (655) 83.00 (83.00).  Medium 3 525-540 lbs (533) 91.00-100.00 (95.56); 585-585 
lbs (585) 74.00 (74.00).  Small 3 450-450 lbs (450) 85.00 (85.00); 520-520 lbs (520) 
80.00 (80.00); 590-590 lbs (590) 79.00 (79.00); 610-610 lbs full (610) 75.00 (75.00); 
735-735 lbs (735) 80.00 (80.00). 

   Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 Young 1100-1100 lbs (1100) 610.00 per head 4-6 
months bred (610.00).  Medium and Large 1-2 Young 1085-1085 lbs (1085) 600.00 per 
head 7-9 months bred (600.00).  Medium and Large 1-2 Middle Aged 1070-1070 lbs (1070) 
600.00 per head 4-6 months bred (600.00); 1250-1350 lbs (1297) 480.00-760.00 per head 
4-6 months bred (604.09); 1530-1530 lbs (1530) 670.00 per head 4-6 months bred 
(670.00). 

   Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 1115-1260 lbs (1191) 45.00-53.00 
(48.78); 1170-1325 lbs low dressing (1260) 37.00-44.50 (42.02); 1445-1695 lbs (1524) 
47.00-53.00 (50.20); 1505-1525 lbs low dressing (1515) 40.00-44.00 (42.01).  Boner 
80-85 percent lean 1030-1335 lbs (1154) 45.00-50.00 (47.52); 955-1360 lbs low 
dressing (1131) 15.00-44.00 (37.40); 1530-1530 lbs (1530) 46.00 (46.00).  Lean 85-90 
percent lean 695-695 lbs low dressing (695) 16.00 (16.00); 840-840 lbs low dressing 
(840) 41.00 (41.00). 

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1495-1495 lbs high dressing (1495) 74.00 (74.00); 
1170-1425 lbs low dressing (1333) 55.00-64.00 (60.79). 

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