Dalhart Livestock Auction
AM_LS120
Amarillo, Texas    Fri Nov 10, 2017    USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News

Cattleman's Livestock Auction-Dalhart, TX - Thursday - 11/09/17

Cattle and Calves:  3088      Week ago:  2923      Year Ago:  1944

   Compared to week ago:  Receipts included mostly current year calf crop with most 
having pre-weaning vaccinations only, a few being weaned three to six weeks; most 
were still carrying a significant amount of milk fat.  Steer calves sold steady to 
weak; heifer calves were weak to 3.00 lower, instances 5.00 lower.  A few packages 
and load lots of true feeder steers and heifers sold firm to 3.00 higher.  Slaughter 
cows and bulls mostly steady.  Trade fairly active. Demand fairly good.  Bulk of 
supply Medium and Large 1-2 350-850 lb feeder steers and heifers.  Slaughter cows 
made up 12 percent, slaughter bulls less than 1 percent, replacement cows less than 1 
percent, and feeders 88 percent.  The feeder supply included 62 percent steers and 38 
percent heifers.  Near 44 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.  

   Steers:  Medium and Large 1:  four pkgs 300-375 lbs 175.00-193.00; three pkgs 300-
400 lbs thin fleshed 203.00-223.00; 400-450 lbs value added 183.00-190.00; 450-
500 lbs 163.00-166.00, value added 176.00-186.00; 500-550 lbs value added 160.00-
167.00, pkg 550 lbs 157.00; 550-600 lbs 154.00-158.00, value added 164.00-170.50, lot 
575 lbs fleshy 146.00; 600-700 lbs value added 153.00-161.00, calves 139.00-145.00, 
load 645 lbs 150.00; 700-800 lbs 154.50-160.00, pkg 775 lbs 162.00, calves 136.50-
144.00; 800-850 lbs 151.00-157.00, load 825 lbs gaunt 162.00, calves 125.50-128.00; 
pkg 975 lbs 138.00.
   Medium and Large 1-2:  300-400 lbs 170.00-179.00; 400-500 lbs 158.00-165.00; 500-
550 lbs value added 150.00-155.00, lot 575 lbs 138.00; 600-700 lbs 146.50-150.00, 
calves 130.00-137.00; 700-800 lbs calves 127.00-128.00.
   Medium and Large 2:  few 250-300 lbs 166.00-171.00; pkg 450 lbs 149.00; 500-
600 lbs value added 140.00-146.00; lot 695 lbs gaunt 137.00; pkg 825 lbs 131.00.

   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1:  350-400 lbs 160.00-164.00, value added 172.00-
174.00, lot 350 lbs thin fleshed 199.00; 400-450 lbs 150.00-155.00, pkg 425 lbs value 
added 168.00; 450-500 lbs 146.00-148.00, value added 156.00-158.00; 500-550 lbs 
135.00-138.00, value added 144.00-145.00; 550-600 lbs 140.50-145.00, value added 
151.00-157.00; 600-700 lbs value added 145.00-149.00, calves 130.00-138.50, lot 
675 lbs 140.50; 700-800 lbs 144.00-148.50, load 725 lbs guaranteed open 157.00; pkg 
825 lbs 138.00, pkg 825 lbs calves 125.00.
   Medium and Large 1-2:  pkg 300 lbs 161.00; 500-600 lbs 129.00-135.00; 700-750 lbs 
134.00-136.00, calves 126.00-129.00.
   Medium and Large 2:  400-500 lbs 130.00-139.00; 500-550 lbs 119.00-123.00; pkg 
650 lbs 122.00.

   Slaughter Cows:
           Percent Lean    Weight    Avg Dressing    Hi Dressing    Lo Dressing
Breaking     75-80%       1400-1600   53.00-58.00       ------         ------
Boning       80-85%       1200-1400   56.50-60.50        62.50         ------
Lean         85-90%       1000-1200   55.00-60.50     70.00-70.50      ------

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2         2115 lbs       73.00   
                     Low Dressing       1400-1600 lbs    63.00-65.00

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