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Dalhart livestock sales report

The Cattleman's Livestock Auction, Dalhart, Texas, reported receipts of 2,768 head Jan. 15, compared to 1,857 head last week and 1,290 head last year, according to the Texas Department of Agriculture Market News-USDA Market News, Amarillo, Texas.

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers under 600 pounds were firm to $2 higher, over 600 pounds were $3 to $4 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls were firm to $1 higher. Trade was active. Demand was good. The bulk of the supply were Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 400- to 750-pound feeder steers and heifers. Slaughter cows made up 14% of the offering, slaughter bulls 1%, and feeders 85%. The feeder supply included 50% steers and 50% heifers, with nearly 68% of the run over 600 pounds.

Steers: Medium and large frame 1, package 360 ., 130.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 119.00 to 128.00, package 476 lbs., 115.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 105.00 to 111.50, 550 to 600 lbs., 101.00 to 106.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 96.00 to 101.00, calves 92.00 to 93.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 96.00 to 99.50, 800 to 900 lbs., 87.00 to 92.75. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 400 to 500 lbs., 105.00 to 110.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 93.00 to 97.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 91.00 to 93.00, calves 85.00 to 87.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 92.50 to 93.50.

Heifers: Medium and large frame 1, few 300 to 400 lbs., 104.00 to 108.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 91.00 to 99.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 88.00 to 93.50; 600 to 700 lbs., 86.50 to 93.35, calves 83.00 to 85.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 89.00 to 93.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 400 to 500 lbs., 85.00 to 90.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 81.00 to 87.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 83.50 to 85.00; two packages 735 to 755 lbs., 85.00; load 856 lbs., 79.50; package 948 lbs., 78.50.

Slaughter cows: Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 1000 to 1300 lbs., 45.00 to 46.75. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 1000 to 1200 lbs., 40.00 to 44.50; low dressing, 34.00 to 36.00; 85 to 90% lean, 800 to 1000 lbs., 41.00 to 43.00; low dressing, 33.00 to 37.50.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1500 to 1700 lbs., 51.00 to 60.00.

1/26/09
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Date: 1/22/09



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