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Pratt Livestock Feeder Cattle Auction, Pratt, Kan., reported receipts of 3,622 head, Jan. 31, compared to 1,796 head, last week and 2,815 head, last year, according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News, Dodge City, Kan.

Compared with last week, steers at 700 to 900 pounds were steady to weak compared with last week's major advance, and 900 to 1,050 pounds were firm to $2 higher. Heifers at 600 to 950 pounds were $2 to $4 higher, and the bulk of the trade was $3 higher compared with last week's limited supply, Steers at 700 pounds and under also heifers 600 pounds and under were not enough for an accurate market test, however an extremely higher undertone was noted on cattle suited for grazing. Trade was active, demand very good. Receipts included 95% 600 lbs., and over, 3% 600 pounds and under, and 2% slaughter cows and bulls. The feeder supply was 66% steers and 34% heifers.

Steers: Medium and large frame 1, 500 to 550 lbs., 171.00 to 178.00 (175.60); 19 head, 507 to 508 lbs., Thin Fleshed 182.00; 38 head, 597 lbs., 162.25; 600 to 650 lbs., 156.50 to 162.50 (157.60); 40 head, Thin Fleshed 605 to 608 lbs., 164.50 to 165.00 (164.85); 8 head, 681 lbs., 152.25; 77 head, Thin Fleshed 659 to 685 lbs., 153.75 to 154.50 (154.27); 700 to 750 lbs., 150.00 to 150.75 (150.60); 750 to 800 lbs., 143.50 to 147.50 (145.77); 800 to 850 lbs., 142.00 to 144.25 (143.38); 850 to 900 lbs., 141.25 to 141.50 (141.35); 900 to 950 lbs., 134.25 to 138.00 (136.26); 950 to 1000 lbs., 133.50 to 134.00 (133.68); 1000 to 1050 lbs., 132.00 to 134.10 (133.07). Fleshy, 850 to 900 lbs., 136.60 to 137.25 (137.02). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 700 to 750 lbs., 144.50 to 147.00 (145.85); 800 to 850 lbs., 140.00 to 140.25 (140.11); 850 to 900 lbs., 138.00 to 140.60 (139.37). Medium and large frame 2, 10 head, 691 lbs., 130.50; 700 to 750 lbs., 139.00 to 141.25 (140.40); 800 to 850 lbs., 135.00 to 138.00 (136.87); 7 head, 893 lbs., 134.25. Medium and large frame 2 to 3, 32 head, 885 lbs., 122.60. Large frame 3 to 4, 26 head, 848 lbs., 120.00. Large frame 1 to 2, 800 to 850 lbs., 139.25 to 140.00 (139.81); 850 to 900 lbs., 136.25 to 136.60 (136.56); 41 head, 917 lbs., 131.10; 65 head, 995 lbs., 130.85; 8 head, 1014 lbs., 128.25. Large frame 2, 16 head, 776 lbs., 127.50.

Heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 400 to 450 lbs., 164.00 to 165.00 (164.48); 450 to 500 lbs., 157.00 to 162.00 (159.07); 16 head, Thin Fleshed 474 lbs., 164.50; 46 head, Thin Fleshed 577 to 588 lbs., 149.50 to 151.00 (150.24); 600 to 650 lbs., 138.00 to 141.00 (139.35); 63 head, Thin Fleshed 606 to 644 lbs., 145.00 to 145.60 (145.18); 650 to 700 lbs., 139.75 to 141.25 (140.37); 24 head, Thin Fleshed 669 lbs., 143.25; 700 to 750 lbs., 135.25 to 139.00 (138.26); 750 to 800 lbs., 136.25 to 138.00 (137.00); 800 to 850 lbs., 133.10 to 136.00 (134.54); 850 to 900 lbs., 132.85 to 135.00 (133.95); 900 to 950 lbs., 126.75 to 128.35 (127.77). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 6 head, 705 lbs., 134.50; 11 head, 793 lbs., 130.50; 800 to 850 lbs., 132.00. Large frame 1 to 2, 15 head, 652 lbs., 135.50; 27 head, 787 lbs., 135.00; 19 head, 878 lbs., 132.10; 7 head, 962 lbs., 106.00; 12 head, 1022 lbs., 120.00.

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 6 head, 466 lbs., 171.00; 600 to 650 lbs., 141.50 to 146.00 (143.93).

Baby calves: Per head, steers, 1 head, 215 lbs., 525.00.

Heiferettes: 8 head, 1057 lbs., 93.50.

Slaughter cows: Premium White 65 to 75% lean 75.50. Breaker, 75 to 80% lean 76.00. Boner, 80 to 85% lean 76.00 to 79.50; high dressing, 84.00 to 87.00. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 73.00 to 79.00; high dressing, 80.50 to 81.50; low dressing, 67.00 to 72.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, high dressing, 103.00; low dressing, 91.00 to 92.00.

Date: 2/11/2013



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