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Texas Direct feeder cattle summary

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The Texas Weekly Direct Feeder Cattle Summary, reported receipts of 31,100 head April 12, compared to 31,700 head last week and 4,300 head last year, according to the USDA-Texas Department of Agriculture Market News Service, Amarillo, Texas.

Compared to last week the current FOB feeder steers and heifers were $1 to $4 lower, erasing a good portion of last week’s gains. Approximately 100% of this week’s cattle weighed over 600 pounds. Approximately 46% of this week’s weighted average receipts were steers and 54% heifers. Prices were based on net weights FOB after a 3% shrink or equivalent and 5 to 10 cent slide on calves and 4 to 6 cent slide on yearlings from base weights. Delivered prices include freight, commissions and other expenses. Current sales are up to 14 days delivery.

Steers: 13,200 head, 46%, Medium and large frame 1, FOB price 700 to 750 lbs., 140.50 to 142.50; 750 to 800 lbs., 135.00 to 141.80; 800 to 850 lbs., 134.00 to 138.00; 850 to 900 lbs., 128.50. Delivered price 750 to 800 lbs., 142.65 to 143.70; 800 to 850 lbs., 134.00 to 136.50. Future delivery, FOB price 600 to 700 lbs., 149.90 to 157.90 May to July; 700 to 800 lbs., 143.45 to 149.20 May to June; 850 lbs., 132.50 May. Delivered price 700 to 800 lbs., 142.35 to 153.80 May to September; 800 to 850 lbs., 141.60 to 150.65 May to September. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, FOB price 775 lbs., 130.00; 800 lbs., 131.65; 850 to 900 lbs., 125.80 to 130.00. Delivered price 650 to 700 fleshy lbs., 135.00 to 136.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 137.00 to 142.00; 800 to 850 lbs., 124.50. Future delivery, FOB price 700 to 800 lbs., 142.40 to 144.00 May to June.

Heifers: 15,400 head, 54%, Medium and large frame 1, FOB price 650 to 675 lbs., 135.50 to 140.50; 700 to 800 lbs., 126.00 to 136.00. Delivered price 700 to 800 lbs., 132.90 to 139.65. Future delivery, FOB price 600 to 700 lbs., 139.40 to 148.20 June to July; 700 to 800 lbs., 135.80 to 143.90 May to July. Delivered price 600 to 700 lbs., 142.50 to 150.45 June to July; 700 to 800 lbs., 135.25 to 150.65 May to September. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, FOB price 800 lbs., 109.00. Delivered price 650 to 700 lbs., fleshy 130.00; 700 to 725 lbs., 139.00, fleshy 128.00. Future delivery, FOB price 700 lbs., 131.25 May. Delivered price 700 lbs., 137.60 July to August.

Date: 4/22/2013



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