Dalhart Livestock Auction Wtd Avg
AM_LS751
Amarillo, Texas    Fri Aug 18, 2017   USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News

Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart, TX
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for Thursday 08/17/2017

Cattle and Calves: 726       Week ago: 1,116     Year Ago:  1,208     

   Compared to last week:  Not enough feeder steers and heifers for a
market test but a lower undertone noted.  Rain continued over the trade 
area on the week and receipts were light as a result.  Slaughter cows and 
bulls 3.00-4.00 lower.  Trade fairly active.  Demand fairly good.  Bulk 
of supply Medium and Large 1-2 450-900 lb feeder steers and heifers.  
Slaughter cows made up 40 percent, slaughter bulls less than 1 percent, 
replacement cows less than 1 percent, and feeders 60 percent.  The feeder 
supply included 65 percent steers and 35 percent heifers.  Near 58 
percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.  

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2      300       300       180.00         180.00   Fleshy
    6    410-443     438    169.00-171.00     169.31   Fleshy
    2      508       508       164.00         164.00
    2      625       625       144.00         144.00   Calves
   90      883       883       136.50         136.50

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8    410-435     421    149.00-160.00     154.77   Fleshy
    7      461       461       160.00         160.00   Fleshy
    7      523       523       149.00         149.00   Fleshy
    5      712       712       141.00         141.00
    2    800-845     822    129.00-130.00     129.49
    2      858       858       130.00         130.00

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1      305       305       178.00         178.00
    2      383       383       152.00         152.00
    9      468       468       167.00         167.00   Value Added
    5    585-588     586    139.50-147.00     143.99
    2      748       748       120.00         120.00
    3      757       757       119.50         119.50
    3      887       887       123.50         123.50

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   20    460-495     490    148.00-155.00     149.23   Fleshy
    3      650       650       136.50         136.50

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2      305       305       180.00         180.00
   15      422       422       145.00         145.00
   11      484       484       148.00         148.00
    3      537       537       141.00         141.00   Fleshy
    1      580       580       138.00         138.00   Fleshy
    3      605       605       134.00         134.00
    5    719-745     724    128.00-129.00     128.79
    3    765-785     772    123.00-125.00     124.32
    1      845       845       120.00         120.00
    6      891       891       121.00         121.00
    6      917       917       116.50         116.50

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    1      625       625       132.00         132.00
    2      698       698       125.50         125.50
    1      700       700       123.00         123.00
    2      785       785       122.00         122.00

   Slaughter Cows:
       Percent Lean    Weight    Avg Dressing   Hi Dressing   Lo Dressing
Boning     80-85     1100-1350   74.00-76.50       -----         -----   
Lean       85-90     1000-1200   70.00-75.50       -----         ----- 
Lean       85-90      800-1000   68.50-71.00       -----         -----

   Dairy Slaughter Cows:
Breaking   75-80     1400-1600   68.00-71.00       -----         -----
Boning     80-85     1100-1600   64.00-66.50       -----      55.00-58.00
Lean       85-90      900-1300   61.00-69.00       -----      45.00-57.00

  Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2    1475-1800 lbs  88.00-93.50    
                    High Dressing      Not tested
                    Low Dressing       Not tested

   Source:  USDA Market News Service, Amarillo, TX
         806/372-6361 - amarillo.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
         USDA 24 hour price information 806-372-3494 
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