Dalhart Livestock Auction Wtd Avg
AM_LS751
Amarillo, TX    Fri Dec 07, 2018    USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News
 
Cattleman's Livestock Auction
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 12/06/2018

Cattle and Calves:  2,737    Last Sale: 2,663    Year Ago: 2,420

   Compared to last week:  Steer calves mostly steady with pre-conditioned kinds firm 
to 2.00 higher.  Fleshy heifer calves 1.00-2.00 lower, pre-conditioned kinds firm to 
2.00 higher.  Feeder steers and heifers firm to 2.00 higher.  Supplies on offer were 
mostly weaned steer and heifer calves with pre-conditioning vaccinations.  Slaughter 
cows and bulls 1.00-2.00 lower.  Trade fairly active.  Demand fairly good.  Bulk of 
supply Medium and Large 1-2 350-950 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 66 percent steers and 34 
percent heifers.  Near 60 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.  

               Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2    310-345     328    185.00-189.00     186.89
    1      380       380       186.00         186.00
   29    360-385     381    198.00-202.00     198.76   Value Added
    6      436       436       169.00         169.00
   34    407-435     409    179.00-194.00     191.31   Value Added
   45    450-460     454    175.00-185.00     181.89   Value Added
   23      537       537       155.00         155.00
   34    503-516     507    165.00-172.00     169.80   Value Added
   34    584-593     586    145.50-149.00     148.27
  125    552-576     560    149.00-158.00     150.57   Value Added
   32    643-645     643    136.50-139.00     136.58   Calves
   94    620-641     633    143.00-153.00     148.08   Value Added
   23    658-670     660    136.00-138.00     137.74   Calves
   88    653-697     676    143.00-149.00     146.25   Value Added
  135    735-737     736       149.00         149.00
  420    751-791     766    147.00-153.00     150.06
   64    803-807     807    142.00-147.25     147.09
   38    818-844     836    131.00-132.50     132.08   Value Added
   32      950       950       140.75         140.75

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    2      345       345       169.00         169.00   Value Added
    6      393       393       160.00         160.00   Value Added
    4    405-445     432    142.50-145.00     143.40
    3      430       430       160.00         160.00   Value Added
   12      451       451       168.00         168.00   Value Added
   11    515-540     534    146.00-151.00     149.82
    3      570       570       137.50         137.50
    4    620-645     629    129.00-131.00     129.64   Calves
    4      668       668       135.00         135.00   Calves
    5    706-730     711    130.00-132.00     130.41
    9      754       754       135.50         135.50

                Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    3      693       693       119.00         119.00   Calves
   12    710-740     725    125.00-129.50     128.47

                
                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      326       326       162.00         162.00
    1      320       320       179.00         179.00   Value Added
   33    351-376     361    177.00-189.00     184.23   Value Added
   13    438-448     440    154.00-157.00     154.70
   25    418-446     435    158.50-163.00     161.32   Value Added
   87    473-495     494    139.00-144.00     143.87
   43    456-495     472    151.00-158.00     156.56   Value Added
   11    507-545     523    133.00-135.00     134.02
   14    527-534     531    143.00-151.00     147.60   Value Added
  115    555-584     558    135.50-147.00     144.71   Value Added
    8    622-637     631    125.00-131.00     127.22   Calves
   35    603-621     620    133.50-134.50     133.56   Value Added
   17    675-681     681    126.00-127.00     126.06   Calves
   74    718-729     720    133.00-139.50     138.73
    7    705-714     710    123.00-125.50     124.06   Calves
   22      718       718       152.00         152.00   Fancy
   11    763-770     764    119.00-125.00     119.55   Calves
   17    860-876     869    124.00-125.00     124.53   Calves
   41    900-925     917    128.00-129.50     129.03

               Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    4      399       399       141.00         141.00
   30    458-499     474    127.00-139.00     134.51
   39      493       493       140.00         140.00   Value Added
    4      598       598       114.00         114.00   Fleshy
    2      823       823       124.00         124.00
   23      881       881       127.50         127.50

                Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6      559       559       120.00         120.00

   Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean    Weight    Avg Dressing   Hi Dressing    Low Dressing
Breaking   75-80%       1100-1500   38.00-40.00      ------         ------
Boning     80-85%       1100-1300   41.50-44.00      ------         ------
Lean       85-90%       1000-1200   39.50-42.00      ------         ------
Light      Not tested.

   Dairy Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean    Weight    Avg Dressing   Hi Dressing    Low Dressing
Brreaking  Not tested.
Boning     80-85%       1100-1300   35.00-36.00      ------        ------
Lean       85-90%       1000-1300   31.50-33.00      ------        ------
Light      Not tested

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2    1750-1825 lbs    55.00-60.00
                     High Dressing      Not tested.
                     Low  Dressing      Not tested.

   Replacement Cows: Medium and Large 1-2:  Not tested.

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