Dalhart Livestock Auction Wtd Avg
AM_LS751
Amarillo, Texas    Fri May 19, 2017  USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News
                                                                 
Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart, TX
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for Thursday 05/18/2017
                                                                
Cattle and Calves: 2264      Week ago: 2007      Year Ago:  1340      

   Compared to last week:  Feeder steers and heifers firm to 2.00 higher,
instances heifers over 500 lbs 3.00-5.00 higher.  Slaughter cows and bulls 
mostly steady.  Trade active.  Demand good.  Bulk of supply Medium and Large
1-2 400-975 lb feeder steers and heifers.  Slaughter cows made up 11 
percent, slaughter bulls less than 1 percent, replacement cows less than 1 
percent, and feeders 89 percent.  The feeder supply included 43 percent 
steers and 57 percent heifers.  Near 79 percent of the run weighed over 
600 lbs.  

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      394       394       200.00         200.00
    5      406       406       190.00         190.00
   10    401-408     404    204.00-209.00     206.48   Value Added
   34    484-492     492    179.00-184.00     179.29   Value Added
   48    531-540     536    177.00-180.00     178.26   Value Added
    7    555-585     576    167.00-171.00     168.10
   17    558-564     562    175.00-180.00     176.75   Value Added
   11    603-625     606    159.00-161.00     159.37
    8      603       603       166.00         166.00   Gaunt
    5      685       685    151.50-153.00     151.80
   30      691       691       157.00         157.00   Thin Fleshed
   46    713-747     729    144.00-148.00     146.00
   10      703       703       150.00         150.00   Gaunt
    3      788       788       143.00         143.00
   13      803       803       139.50         139.50
  153      808       808       145.50         145.50   Gaunt
   13      833       833       144.00         144.00   Thin Fleshed
  147    850-895     866    132.00-137.25     136.34
   40      878       878       139.00         139.00   Gaunt
   72    968-987     983    127.00-132.60     131.45
    4     1008      1008       121.00         121.00
    4     1093      1093       123.00         123.00

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8    410-445     440    180.00-187.00     184.67
    6      406       406       185.00         185.00   Thin Fleshed
    8    470-479     478    180.00-181.00     180.88
    5      495       495       170.00         170.00   Fleshy
   12    570-598     590    157.00-161.00     158.98
    8      685       685       150.00         150.00
   14     1067      1067       118.00         118.00

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5      496       496       170.00         170.00   Thin Fleshed
    5    534-545     536       150.00         150.00
   21    688-694     693    130.00-131.00     130.91
    3      740       740       129.00         129.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      353       353       205.00         205.00   Value Added
   19    415-436     426    170.00-175.00     172.15   Value Added
   74    454-499     495    150.00-161.00     155.09   Value Added
   74    510-530     518    157.00-166.00     164.41   Value Added
  137    608-640     627    139.50-148.50     145.16
   63    674-693     677    132.00-139.00     138.32
    8      656       656       150.50         150.50   Thin Fleshed
   34    704-747     718    136.00-140.00     137.35   Gaunt
    3      755       755       132.00         132.00
  352    777-798     786    130.00-131.50     131.32   Guaranteed Open
   39      843       843       128.75         128.75
  144      860       860       130.50         130.50   Guaranteed Open

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      358       358       182.00         182.00
    3      427       427       160.00         160.00   Thin Fleshed
   12      453       453       164.00         164.00   Thin Fleshed
   16      574       574       151.00         151.00   Guaranteed Open
    2      608       608       139.00         139.00
   20      795       795       125.00         125.00

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2      548       548       133.00         133.00
    5      674       674       120.00         120.00
    2      715       715       120.50         120.50

   Slaughter Cows:
       Percent Lean    Weight    Avg Dressing   Hi Dressing   Lo Dressing
Breaking   75-80     pkg  1400      69.00          -----         -----
Boning     80-85     1100-1400   66.00-69.00    71.00-73.50      -----
Lean       85-90     1000-1200   67.00-69.00       71.00         -----
Lean       85-90      800-1000      -----          -----         -----
   Dairy Slaughter Cows:
Breaking   75-80     1500-1700   63.00-67.00       -----         -----
Boning     80-85     1200-1450   60.00-64.00       -----      56.00-58.50
Lean       85-90     1000-1200   55.00-57.00    65.00-70.00   43.00-51.00

  Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2         1560 lbs   84.00    
                    High Dressing           1930 lbs   96.50
                    Low Dressing       Not tested

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