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Amarillo livestock auction report

The Amarillo Livestock Auction, Amarillo, Texas, reported receipts of 1,349 head May 24, compared to 1,687 head last week and 2,309 head last year, according to the USDA-Texas Department of Agriculture Market News Service, Amarillo, Texas.

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers over 400 pounds sold $5 to $8 lower. Fresh calves being split off the cow due to severe drought conditions were again a heavy supply of the offering, these calves weighing under 300 pounds sold with a strong undertone. Cattle were in mostly thin to average condition. Trade and demand were light. Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to $4 higher. Demand was moderate to good. The bulk of the supply consisted of Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 200- to 900-pound feeder steers and heifers. Slaughter cows made up 39% of the offering, slaughter bulls 1%, replacement cows 1% and 59% feeders.

Steers: Medium and large frame 1, 200 to 300 lbs., 166.00 to 175.00; few 300 to 375 lbs., 160.00 to 169.00; few 485 lbs., 134.00 to 135.00; few 500 to 525 lbs., 130.00 to 132.50; few 575 to 600 lbs., 127.00 to 128.25; few 600 to 630 lbs., 118.00 to 125.00; few 666 lbs., calves 115.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, few 300 to 330 lbs., 150.00 to 153.00; few 462 lbs., 127.00; 500 to 525 lbs., 127.50 to 130.00; few 650 to 680 lbs., 114.50 to 116.00. Medium and large frame 2, few 517 lbs., 105.00. Medium and large frame 2 to 3, few 278 lbs., 117.00. Small and medium frame 3 to 4, few 503 lbs., 62.00. Holstein steers, Large frame 3, few 1027 lbs., 81.00.

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1, few 480 to 485 lbs., 120.00 to 129.00; few 625 to 700 lbs., 111.00 to 112.00.

Heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 200 to 300 lbs., 148.00 to 154.00; few 300 to 350 lbs., 130.00 to 140.00; few 400 to 475 lbs., 118.00 to 124.00; 525 to 600 lbs., 112.50 to 119.50; few 644 lbs., 114.10; few 831 lbs., fleshy 108.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, few 550 to 600 lbs., 114.00 to 115.50; 720 to 750 lbs., 112.50 to 112.60; few 823 lbs., full 97.00. Medium and large frame 2, few 450 to 480 lbs., 110.00 to 114.00; few 590 lbs., 112.00; few 668 lbs., 97.00. Medium and large frame 2 to 3, few 300 lbs., 111.00; few 484 lbs., 97.50; few 830 lbs., 80.00.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 1200 to 1600 lbs., 67.50 to 72.50; low dressing, 60.00 to 65.75. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 1100 to 1500 lbs., 69.10 to 71.75; high dressing, 73.00 to 75.50; low dressing, 64.00 to 69.50. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 1000 to 1200 lbs., 64.00 to 71.00; high dressing, 72.00 to 74.00; low dressing, 60.00 to 66.00. Lean, lite, 85 to 90% lean, 850 to 1000 lbs., 53.00 to 60.00.

Dairy cows: Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 1200 to 1600 lbs., 65.00 to 69.50. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 1000 to 1550 lbs., 66.25 to 68.50; low dressing, 55.00 to 62.50.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1600 to 1900 lbs., 84.00 to 87.00; high dressing, 2000 lbs., 89.75; low dressing, 1100 to 1500 lbs., 78.50 to 81.00.

Bred cows: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, Young, 900 to 1,200 lbs., 6 to 8 months bred, 700.00 to 950.00. Middle-aged, 1,000 to 1,250 lbs., 6 to 8 months bred, 600.00 to 650.00/head.

Pairs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, Young package, 1,000 to 1,200 lbs., with 150- to 200-lb. calves, 1,360.00. Middle-aged, 900 to 1,300 lbs., with 100- to 200-lb. calves, 790.00 to 870.00/pair.



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