Dalhart Livestock Auction
AM_LS120
Amarillo, Texas    Fri Feb 23, 2018    USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News

Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart, TX
Feeder Cattle Narrative Report for Thursday 02/22/18

Cattle and Calves:  2258      Week ago:  2625      Year Ago:  2175

   Compared to week ago:  Steer and heifer calves under 600 lbs firm, 
instances heifers calves 1.00-2.00 higher.  Feeder steers and heifers over 
600 lbs 1.00-3.00 lower.  Demand remains strong for steer and heifer calves 
in spite of extremely dry conditions.  Slaughter cows and bulls steady to 
1.00 higher.  Trade fairly active.  Demand fairly good.  Bulk of supply 
Medium and Large 1-2 350-900 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 55 
percent steers and 45 percent heifers.  Near 72 percent of the run weighed 
over 600 lbs.  

   Steers:  Medium and Large 1:  350-400 lbs value added 211.00-225.00; 400-
500 lbs value added 184.00-191.00, lot 415 lbs value added 210.00; 500-
600 lbs value added 173.00-181.00; 600-700 lbs 155.50-161.00; 700-750 lbs 
145.00-150.50; 750-800 lbs 141.50-146.50; 800-900 lbs 134.75-136.75; pkg 
1000 lbs 127.00.
   Medium and Large 1-2:  300-400 lbs value added 180.00-183.00; 400-500 lbs 
158.00-163.00, pkg 475 lbs 179.00; 500-550 lbs value added 170.00-171.00; 
600-650 lbs 149.50-150.00; few 950-1000 lbs 122.00-126.00.
   Medium and Large 2:  pkg 475 lbs value added 147.00; few 600-700 lbs 
137.00-137.50.

   Heifers:  Medium and Large 1:  pkg 365 lbs 191.00, lot 375 lbs value 
added 201.00; 400-450 lbs value added 177.00-180.00; 450-500 lbs value added 
159.00-169.50; 500-550 lbs value added 155.00-156.00, lot 500 lbs 164.00; 
550-600 lbs 147.00-151.50, pkg 575 lbs 154.00; 600-700 lbs 137.00-142.00, 
lot 611 lbs 148.50; 795 lbs 132.00, lot 775 lbs 134.50; 800-900 lbs 127.00-
131.50, lot 825 lbs guaranteed open 133.25; lot 1100 lbs 118.00. 
   Medium and Large 1-2:  pkg 375 lbs 172.00; 450-500 lbs 150.00-155.00; 
500-600 lbs 140.00-145.00, pkg 535 lbs 148.00; 600-700 lbs 129.00-133.50, 
pkg 650 lbs 136.00; few 850-900 lbs 116.00-119.00.

   Slaughter Cows:
        Percent Lean     Weight    Avg Dressing   Hi Dressing   Lo Dressing
Breaking   75-80%      1300-1700   64.00-67.00      ------        ------
Boning     80-85%         1200        65.00         ------        ------
Lean       85-90%      1000-1200      ------      68.00-70.00     ------
Lean       85-90%       800-1000   62.50-63.50      ------        ------

   Dairy Slaughter Cows:
         Percent Lean    Weight    Avg Dressing   Hi Dressing   Lo Dressing
Breaking    75-80%      1400-1800   61.50-65.00      ------        ------
Boning      80-85%      1200-1450   58.50-62.50   65.50-69.50      ------
Lean        85-90%      1000-1200   55.00-60.00   64.00-64.50   45.50-51.50

   Slaughter Bulls:  Yield Grade 1-2    1500-2000 lbs    81.00--89.00
                     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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