Dalhart Livestock Auction
AM_LS120
Amarillo, Texas    Fri Apr 13, 2018    USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News

Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart, TX
Feeder Cattle Narrative Report for Thursday 04/12/18

Cattle and Calves:  2,360      Week ago:  1,135     Year Ago:  1,940

    Compared to week ago:  Steer and heifer calves under 600 lbs firm to 2.00 higher.  
Feeder steers and heifers over 600 lbs 3.00-4.00 higher compared to last weeks 
limited receipts.  Receipts on offer were mostly attractive with a few plain.  
Slaughter cows and bulls steady.  Trade active.  Demand good.  Bulk of supply Medium 
and Large 1-2 350-900 lb feeder steers and heifers.  Slaughter cows made up 15 
percent, slaughter bulls less than 1 percent, replacement cows less than 1 percent, 
and feeders 85 percent.  The feeder supply included 51 percent steers and 49 percent 
heifers.  Near 76 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.  

   Steers:  Medium and Large 1  pkg 280 lbs value added 218.00; 350-400 lbs value 
added 207.00-215.00; 400-450 lbs value added 190.00-198.00; pkg 455 lbs 187.00; 500-
550 lbs value added 174.00-177.00, pkg 513 lbs thin fleshed 185.00; 550-600 lbs value 
added 164.00-174.00, pkg 593 lbs 158.00; 600-625 lbs 157.00-159.00, lot 620 lbs 
150.00; pkg 665 lbs 149.00; pkg 721 lbs 146.00; three loads 796 lbs 136.50, three 
loads 767 lbs 140.85; 800-900 lbs 131.00-134.25, load 880 lbs 126.00.
   Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 378 lbs value added 200.00, pkg 383 lbs 187.00; lot 575 
lbs value added 160.00, pkg 568 lbs 152.00; pkg 668 lbs 135.00; few 750-800 lbs 
130.00-133.00. 
   Medium and Large 2  pkg 456 lbs 123.00; 500-600 lbs 138.00-142.00.  
   
   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  few 250-300 lbs 170.00-174.00; 350-400 lbs value 
added 173.00-180.00; 450-500 lbs value added 170.00-176.00; pkg 484 lbs value added 
156.50; 500-550 lbs value added 147.00-152.00; 550-600 lbs value added 142.00-150.00; 
600-655 lbs 141.00-144.50; 700-800 lbs 123.00-130.00, two loads 754 lbs guaranteed 
open 139.60; 800-850 lbs 122.75-123.50.
   Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 407 lbs value added 159.00; pkg 512 lbs value added 
145.50; 600-700 lbs 128.00-135.00; few 700-750 lbs 126.50-127.00; pkg 840 lbs 115.00.
   Medium and Large 2 few 400-500 lbs 146.00-149.00; 500-600 lbs 135.00-135.50; pkg 
608 lbs 128.00

   Slaughter Cows:
           Percent Lean    Weight    Avg Dressing    Hi Dressing    Lo Dressing
Breaking   75-80         1500-1700   60.50-62.50        -----          -----
Boning     80-85         1100-1400   61.00-66.00     67.00-68.00       -----
Lean       85-90           -----        -----           -----          -----
Lean       85-90           -----        -----           -----          -----

   Dairy Slaughter Cows:
           Percent Lean    Weight    Avg Dressing    Hi Dressing    Lo Dressing
Breaking   75-80         1500-1700   58.00-61.00       -----        -----
Boning     80-85         1100-1400   56.00-58.00       -----        -----
Lean       85-90         1000-1400      -----          -----      45.00-50.00

  Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2    1700-1850 lbs    85.50-89.00    
                    High Dressing      2000-2150 lbs    90.00-91.00
                    Low Dressing         No Test          No Test

  Replacement Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: No Test

  Source:  USDA Market News Service, Amarillo, TX
         806-372-6361 - amarillo.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
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