South Carolina Livestock Thursday Auctions
CO_LS144
Columbia, SC      Tue Dec 4, 2018     USDA-SC Dept of Ag Market News

Low Country Livestock Exchange, Darlington, SC
Weighted Average Report for Tuesday Dec 4, 2018

Cattle Receipts:  220        Last week: 428          Last year: 325 

Compared to last week feeder steers and bulls had too few to trend.
Feeder heifers steady. Slaughter cows were 2.00 to 5.00 lower and 
slaughter bulls had too few to trend.  There were light to moderate 
offerings of plain quality cattle and light to moderate demand with 
moderate buyer participation.  

Slaughter cows made up 36 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 
4 percent, replacement cows 4 percent, other cows 3 percent, and 
feeders 53 percent.  The feeder supply included 39 percent steers, 
44 percent heifers, and 17 percent bulls. Near 19 percent of the 
run weighed over 600 lbs. ***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.***

Feeder Steers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    315-335    325    155.00-159.00     156.94
    3    350-385    367    145.00-155.00     150.07
    1    525-525    525       130.00         130.00
    1    570-570    570       129.00         129.00
    4    600-625    614    127.00-134.00     129.21
                             Small 1 - 2
    1    330-330    330       110.00         110.00
    1    360-360    360       120.00         120.00
    3    450-475    458    105.00-110.00     108.36
    1    670-670    670        81.00          81.00
                             Medium 2
    2    350-395    373    129.00-137.00     133.24
    2    420-430    425       120.00         120.00
    1    450-450    450       128.00         128.00
    1    545-545    545       117.00         117.00
    1    810-810    810       100.00         100.00
                             Medium and Large 3
    1    495-495    495       110.00         110.00

Feeder Heifers                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    350-350    350    127.00-134.00     130.50
    2    410-435    423    128.00-132.00     129.94
    1    470-470    470       124.00         124.00
    4    500-540    516    111.00-117.00     113.43
    2    550-555    553    117.00-122.00     119.51
    1    600-600    600       113.00         113.00
    1    760-760    760       107.00         107.00
                             Small 1 - 2
    1    285-285    285       121.00         121.00
    1    350-350    350       110.00         110.00
    1    495-495    495        91.00          91.00   Fleshy
                             Medium 2
    1    335-335    335       122.00         122.00
    2    425-445    435    120.00-122.00     121.02
    4    450-490    478    110.00-112.00     111.50
    3    555-590    577    107.00-112.00     109.62
    1    730-730    730        85.00          85.00
    1    890-890    890        83.00          83.00

Feeder Bulls                Medium and Large 1 - 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    420-420    420       140.00         140.00
    1    475-475    475       129.00         129.00
                             Small 1 - 2
    1    450-450    450       100.00         100.00
    1    660-660    660        90.00          90.00
                             Medium 2
    1    435-435    435       129.00         129.00
    2    450-495    473    110.00-117.00     113.67
    3    555-575    567    115.00-120.00     117.64
    1    680-680    680       100.00         100.00

Bred Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1   1050-1050  1050       650.00         650.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Medium 2 Young
    1    895-895    895       675.00         675.00   Per Head  7-9 Months Bred
                            Small 1 - 2 Young
    1    685-685    685       425.00         425.00   Per Head  1-3 Months Bred
    2    775-850    813       450.00         450.00   Per Head  4-6 Months Bred

Slaughter Cows                Breaker 70-80% Lean
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5   1460-1660  1578     41.00-43.00       42.61
                               Boner 80-85% Lean
    2    825-825    825     42.00-43.00       42.50
   24    920-1395  1179     40.00-46.00       42.99
    2   1050-1230  1140     47.00-50.00       48.38   High Dressing
    4    900-1355  1168     34.00-39.00       37.18   Low Dressing
    1   1745-1745  1745        43.00          43.00
                                Lean 85-90% Lean
    3    815-865    843     37.00-38.00       37.34
    2    825-950    888     35.00-36.00       35.46   Low Dressing

Other Cows                  Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    955-955    955       800.00         800.00   Per Head
                            Medium 2 Young
    2    720-730    725    650.00-675.00     662.41   Per Head
                            Small 1 - 2 Young
    1    820-820    820       500.00         500.00   Per Head

Slaughter Bulls                Yield Grade 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1    985-985    985        57.00          57.00   Low Dressing
    2   1270-1475  1373     66.00-69.00       67.61
    1   1070-1070  1070        55.00          55.00   Low Dressing
    1   1890-1890  1890        58.00          58.00   Low Dressing

Source: SC Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Columbia, SC
        Robert Eaton 919-707-3218 https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-newsCO_LS144.txt