What does $2,017.31 mean? Last year, I was elated when the steer with identification No. 0982000128138758, a high choice, visual yield grade 3 carcass, brought more than $206 per hundredweight on the rail. With a hot carcass weight of 977 pounds, the total value of the steer was $2,017.31. This year, the first set of 34 spayed May-June-born yearling heifers, with an average sale weight of 996 pounds, brought $206.25 per hundredweight for a total average value of $2,054.31 per head live in the ring at the local auction barn....
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