Dalhart Livestock Auction
AM_LS120
Amarillo, Texas    Fri May 19, 2017    USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News
                                                                 
Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart, TX 
Feeder Cattle Narrative report for Thursday 05/18/17

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  pkg 325 lbs value added 210.00, pkg 
395 lbs 200.00; few pkgs 400-500 lbs 179.00-190.00, pkg 400 lbs value
added 209.00, pkg 405 lbs value added 204.00; 500-560 lbs value added
177.00-180.00; 560-600 lbs 167.00-171.00, pkg 565 lbs value added 175.00; 
600-700 lbs 151.50-161.00, pkg 605 lbs 166.00; 700-800 lbs 143.00-148.00,
pkg 705 lbs 150.00; 800-850 lbs 139.50-145.50; 850-900 lbs 132.00-139.00;
pkg 970 lbs 127.00, load 985 lbs gaunt 132.60; few 1000-1100 lbs 121.00-
123.00.
   Medium and Large 1-2  400-500 lbs 180.00-187.00, pkg 495 lbs 170.00; 500-
600 lbs 157.00-161.00; few 600-700 lbs 149.00-150.00; pkg 1065 lbs 118.00.
   Medium and Large 2  pkg 495 lbs thin fleshed 170.00; 500-600 lbs 150.00-
152.00; 600-700 lbs 130.00-131.00; pkg 740 lbs 129.00. 
   
   Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1  pkg 320 lbs value added 210.00, pkg
355 lbs thin fleshed 205.00; 400-450 lbs value added 170.00-175.00; 450-
500 lbs value added 159.00-161.00, lot 495 lbs 150.00; 500-600 lbs value
added 157.00-163.50, lot 525 lbs 166.00; 600-650 lbs 145.00-150.50; 650-
700 lbs 132.00-139.50; 700-750 lbs 136.00-140.00; 750-800 lbs 130.00-132.00;
lot 845 lbs 128.75, few loads 860 lbs guaranteed open 130.50.
   Medium and Large 1-2  pkg 360 lbs 182.00; pkg 455 lbs thin fleshed 
164.00, pkg 425 lbs 160.00; pkg 575 lbs 151.00; pkg 605 lbs 139.00; 700-
800 lbs 125.00-126.00.
   Medium and Large 2 few 500-600 lbs 130.00-133.00; pkg 675 lbs 120.00;
700-800 lbs 120.50-121.00.
         
   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
         USDA 24 hour price information 806-372-3494 
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