Dalhart Livestock Auction Wtd Avg
AM_LS751
Amarillo, Texas    Fri Apr 13, 2018  USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News

Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart, TX
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for Thursday 04/12/2018

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.  

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2      280       280       218.00         218.00   Value Added
   18    368-388     374    207.00-215.00     211.48   Value Added
   40    416-427     425    190.00-198.00     195.87   Value Added
   25      455       455       187.00         187.00   Value Added
   53    510-530     518    174.00-185.00     177.00   Value Added
   33    566-593     582    158.00-174.00     164.66   Value Added
   44    600-620     616    150.00-159.00     152.05
   12      665       665       149.00         149.00
    9      721       721       146.00         146.00
  265    767-796     784    136.50-140.85     138.22
  124    821-841     839    131.00-134.25     133.90
  246    867-885     880    126.00-133.25     130.63

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      383       383       187.00         187.00
    2      378       378       200.00         200.00   Value Added
   27    568-575     574    152.00-160.00     159.41   Value Added
    2      668       668       135.00         135.00
    9    751-795     756    130.00-133.00     132.65

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   19      456       456       123.00         123.00
    2      535       535       140.00         140.00
    5    588-595     592    138.00-142.00     139.59

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2      258       258       174.00         174.00   Value Added
   23    367-381     379    173.00-180.00     179.32   Value Added
   26    419-428     425    170.00-176.00     174.38   Value Added
   26      484       484       156.50         156.50   Value Added
   35    530-536     535    147.00-152.00     147.60   Value Added
   38    550-586     564    142.00-151.00     148.28   Value Added
  205    610-647     641    141.00-144.50     142.22
   27      652       652       141.00         141.00
    7    716-718     717       130.00         130.00
  280    754-792     771    123.00-139.60     129.47
  136    808-838     819    122.75-123.50     123.21

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6      407       407       159.00         159.00   Value Added
    9      512       512       145.50         145.50   Value Added
    7    635-649     647    134.00-135.00     134.86
   10    655-690     686    128.00-131.00     128.29
   25    700-703     703    126.50-127.00     126.98
    2      840       840       115.00         115.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   32      439       439       149.00         149.00
    2      483       483       146.00         146.00
    4      511       511       135.50         135.50
    2      568       568       135.00         135.00
    2      608       608       128.00         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:

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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