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Pratt feeder cattle auction report

The Pratt Livestock Feeder Cattle Auction, Pratt, Kan., reported receipts of 1,896 head, Sept. 27, compared to 2,329 head, last week and 1,645 head, last year, according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News, Dodge City, Kan.

Compared to last week, feeder steers at 700 pounds and over in a limited supply were not enough for market test, however a lower undertone noted. Feeder heifers at 800 to 850 pounds, in limited supply were weak to $4 lower. Steers at 700 pounds and under and also heifers 800 pounds and under were steady to weak in a very limited supply. Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to firm. Trade and demand were moderate to light, supply mostly cattle with 1 to 2, 2 muscle score. Receipts were 76% 600 pounds and over, 14% 600 pounds and under, 10% slaughter cows and bulls. The feeder supply was 40% steers and 43% heifers.

Steers: Medium and large frame 1, 5 head, 335 lbs., 205.00; 9 head, 385 lbs., 205.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 168.00 to 169.00 (168.28); 500 to 550 lbs., 162.00 to 165.00 (162.67); 64 head, 560 lbs., 157.00 to 159.50 (158.95); 26 head, 610 lbs., 152.50; 800 to 850 lbs., 138.75 to 139.00 (138.84). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 4 head, 307 lbs., 177.00; 10 head, 670 lbs., 145.00; 700 to 750 lbs., 141.00 to 143.50 (141.78); 11 head, 770 lbs., 137.50; 800 to 850 lbs., 134.50 to 136.85 (135.82); 850 to 900 lbs., 135.00 to 136.00 (135.61); 900 to 950 lbs., 132.00 to 134.25 (133.39). Medium and large frame 2, 8 head, 423 lbs., 163.50. Medium and large frame 2 to 3, 15 head, Full 763 lbs., 125.00; 10 head, Fleshy 869 lbs., 125.50. Medium and large frame 3, 27 head, 788 lbs., 123.00.

Heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 450 to 500 lbs., 157.00 to 159.00 (158.00); 30 head, 591 lbs., 134.75; 600 to 650 lbs., 134.00 to 135.25 (134.97); 650 to 700 lbs., 139.25 to 140.50 (139.71); 60 head, 746 lbs., 137.00; 750 to 800 lbs., 134.00 to 135.75 (134.49); 15 head, 820 lbs., 132.25. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 450 to 500 lbs., 146.00 to 147.00 (146.73); 650 to 700 lbs., 133.50 to 136.50 (135.99); 66 head, 761 lbs., 133.00; 800 to 850 lbs., 129.00 to 129.75 (129.33); 63 head, Fleshy 828 lbs., 125.00. Medium and large frame 2, 500 to 550 lbs., 127.00 to 130.00 (128.66); 5 head, 826 lbs., 129.50; 22 head, 873 lbs., 128.10; 8 head, 953 lbs., 125.50. Large frame 2, 11 head, 1071 lbs., 119.50. Large frame 2 to 3, 4 head, 837 lbs., 106.00; 9 head, 936 lbs., 109.50; 5 head, 1059 lbs., 101.00.

Bulls: Medium and large frame 2, 5 head, 830 lbs., 119.00.

Baby calves: Per head, heifers, 1 head, 185 lbs., 340.00; 1 head, 210 lbs., 380.00.

Slaughter cows: Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 74.50 to 77.50; high dressing, 79.00 to 82.00. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 73.00 to 77.00; low dressing, 67.50 to 72.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 87.00 to 93.50.

Date: 10/8/2012



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