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Pratt cattle sales report

The Pratt Livestock Feeder Cattle Auction, Pratt, Kan., reported receipts of 4,937 head, March 28, compared to 6,237 head, last week and 4,223 head, last year, according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News, Dodge City, Kan.

Compared to last week, steers at 650 to 1,100 pounds were firm to $7 higher, the bulk of trade were $3 to $5 higher. Heifers at 650 to 900 pounds were firm to $5 higher. Steers and heifers at 650 pounds and under, an extremely higher undertone was noted in a limited supply. Slaughter cows and bulls were steady. Trade was very active and demand very good. Receipts were 85% 600 pounds and over, 11% 600 pounds and under and 4% slaughter cows and bulls. The feeder supply was 70% steers and 30% heifers.

Steers: Medium and large frame 1, 31 head, 378 lbs., 209.50; 110 head, 483 lbs., 196.00; 71 head, 595 lbs., 179.75; 600 to 650 lbs., 160.00 to 166.00 (162.00); 72 head, Thin Fleshed 606 lbs., 177.50; 650 to 700 lbs., 142.00 to 147.75 (146.77); 7 head, Thin Fleshed 678 lbs., 150.00; 700 to 750 lbs., 145.50 to 146.25 (145.92); 750 to 800 lbs., 138.00 to 142.25 (139.80); 800 to 850 lbs., 132.85 to 137.75 (135.05); 850 to 900 lbs., 127.00 to 131.10 (129.02); 900 to 950 lbs., 123.00 to 127.35 (124.82); 127 head, Thin Fleshed 913 to 918 lbs., 128.25 to 129.35 (128.80); 950 to 1000 lbs., 122.10 to 124.25 (123.06); 60 head, Thin Fleshed 956 lbs., 126.00; 1000 to 1050 lbs., 122.50 to 124.25 (123.95); 1050 to 1100 lbs., 120.25 to 120.35 (120.29). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 450 to 500 lbs., 174.00 to 180.00 (175.12); 500 to 550 lbs., 160.00 to 166.00 (162.07); 550 to 600 lbs., 157.00 to 165.00 (159.39); 5 head, 703 lbs., 140.50; 750 to 800 lbs., 132.00 to 136.75 (135.13); 800 to 850 lbs., 128.00 to 131.00 (130.73); 850 to 900 lbs., 120.00 to 125.00 (122.78); 18 head, 925 lbs., 121.50; 950 to 1000 lbs., 119.00. Medium and large frame 2, 11 head, 704 lbs., 134.00; 5 head, 791 lbs., 126.00; 7 head, 912 lbs., 116.25.

Bulls: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 6 head, 462 lbs., 164.00; 9 head, 587 lbs., 145.00; 750 to 800 lbs., 114.50 to 118.00 (116.01); 6 head, 887 lbs., 111.00.

Heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 6 head, 340 lbs., 163.00; 8 head, 429 lbs., 161.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 150.00 to 153.00 (151.77); 550 to 600 lbs., 141.00 to 145.50 (145.04); 600 to 650 lbs., 133.50 to 137.50 (135.80); 24 head, Thin Fleshed 605 lbs., 140.50; 650 to 700 lbs., 136.00 to 137.75 (136.71); 700 to 750 lbs., 133.00 to 135.00 (133.21); 750 to 800 lbs., 125.75 to 128.00 (127.28); 800 to 850 lbs., 119.60 to 122.50 (121.46); 850 to 900 lbs., 115.50 to 119.25 (117.41); 14 head, 909 lbs., 116.75; 16 head, 1223 lbs., 101.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 500 to 550 lbs., 142.50 to 143.00 (142.64); 11 head, 579 lbs., 139.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 132.75 to 134.00 (133.33); 700 to 750 lbs., 127.00 to 131.75 (129.24); 750 to 800 lbs., (121.60 to 123.25) 122.78). Medium and large frame 2 600 to 650 lbs., 130.50 to 131.00 (130.59); 750 to 800 lbs., 118.50 to 119.00 (118.79).

Baby calves: Per head, steers/bulls, 1 head, 115 lbs., 250.00; 3 head, 150 to 180 lbs., 260.00 to 350.00 (293.75); 4 head, 200 to 231 lbs., 375.00 to 630.00 (572.89). Newborn 1 head, 85 lbs., 200.00. Heifers 1 head, 95 lbs., 175.00; 1 head, 145 lbs., 250.00; 1 head, 220 lbs., 490.00.

Bred cows: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, Young, 14 head, 3rd trimester 1001 lbs., 1260.00; Solid Mouth, 6 head, 2nd trimester 1195 lbs., 950.00; Short Solid to Broken Mouth, 6 head, 2nd trimester 1220 lbs., 975.00. Large frame 1 to 2, Solid Mouth, 7 head, 3rd trimester 1472 lbs., 1160.00; 14 head, 2nd trimester 1341 lbs., 1075.00.

Pairs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, Young, 5 head, 1223 lbs., 1540.00 with 150- to 200-lb. calves. Short Solid to Broken Mouth, 19 head, 1307 lbs., 1225.00 with 150- to 200-lb. calves.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 80.00 to 82.50; high dressing, 87.50; low dressing, 74.00 to 78.50. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 80.00 to 83.00; high dressing, 88.00; low dressing, 77.50 to 79.00. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 79.00 to 84.50; high dressing, 85.00 to 90.00; low dressing, 75.00 to 77.50.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 101.00; high dressing, 106.00 to 107.00; low dressing, 102.50 to 103.00.

Date: 4/8/2013



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