## What is the current market price for beef cattle?

December 2020 cattle prices were at \$109.25, down \$0.14 from the month before and down \$10.95 from the same time last year. Monthly cattle prices averaged \$107.67 in 2020. Monthly cattle prices averaged \$117.15 in 2019 and \$117.07 in 2018. The highest monthly cattle price so far in 2020 was \$123.86 in January.

## How much is hanging weight per pound?

The hanging weight is usually about 60% of the live weight. So, a 1200 lb animal would have a hanging weight of 720 lbs (estimated). (A half share would then be 360 lbs, and a 1/4 would be 180 lbs). This is the weight we base our per lb charges on.

## How much is a 1200 pound cow worth?

Based on the 2019 budget, slaughter cows (1,200 pounds) are expected to average \$50 per hundredweight, while 550 pounds steers and 520 heifers are expected to average \$145 and \$130 per hundredweight respectively.

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## What is the market price for a steer?

Fed cattle steers – first quarter, \$119 to \$122; second quarter, \$116 to \$120; third quarter, \$108 to \$113; fourth quarter, \$113 to \$119, with an annual average of \$114 to \$118. Tonsor projects 2020 steer calf prices to average \$173 to \$181. He sees 700- to 800-pound steers averaging \$149 to \$155 per cwt.

## What is a good price for beef per pound?

When it comes to beef price per pound, expect to pay \$4.45 – \$6 per pound (hanging weight).

## How much meat do you get from a 1200 pound steer?

So, in other words, you start with a 1200 pound steer, which has a dressing percent of 63%, so that you have a 750 pound carcass. From that you will get about 65% of the carcass weight, or roughly 490 pounds, as boneless, trimmed beef.

## How much is a 250 lb pig worth?

Wholesale Cuts For the 250 pound hogs yielding more than 75 percent the total wholesale weight is 31,861pounds and is valued at \$26,582 or \$132.91 per head.

## How much is a 500 pound calf worth?

For a beef cow, CWT is between \$135 and \$165. It is an average of \$140 per 100 pounds. A calf that weighs 500 pounds costs around \$700.

## How many cows can you have per acre?

You may have heard a rule-of-thumb is that it takes 1.5 to 2 acres to feed a cow calf pair for 12 months. That means we should be able to have 10 to 13 cows. Let’s see how this rule-of-thumb holds up. It looks like our rule-of-thumb held up pretty good, 11 cows on 20 acres, is 1.8 acres per cow.

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## How much does a whole butchered cow cost?

The cost of the live whole or half animal is \$3 per pound live weight, payable to the rancher. The cost to have the animal slaughtered is \$95 for a half or \$190 for a whole, payable to the rancher. The cost to have the meat aged, cut, wrapped and frozen so it’s ready to take home is \$1.25 per pound hanging weight.

## How much is a calf worth in 2020?

Looking out to 2020, Brester said that given where the feeder cattle futures for next fall are sitting and factoring in the historical basis, 500-600 pound feeder calves could bring \$165-\$175 next October. 6-700 pound calves might range \$155-\$165. Also this week, CattleFax released their price expectations for 2020.

## Are beef prices up or down?

Broiler prices average \$1.52 per pound in 2021, 4 cents below their 2020 average; the 2021-to-date pork price is \$4.33 per pound, 30 cents higher; and beef prices average \$6.86 dollars per pound, 32 cents higher. The average farm values of pork and beef are higher so far in 2021 than they were in 2020.