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The Pratt Livestock Feeder Cattle Auction, Pratt, Kan., reported receipts of 2,895 head July 18, compared to 2,711 last week and 2,250 last year, according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News Service, Dodge City, Kan.

Compared with last week, feeder steers at 650 to 975 pounds were $4 to $6 higher. Feeder heifers at 700 to 975 pounds were firm to $4 higher, with full advance on thin-fleshed and heavier weights of feeder cattle. Steers at 650 pounds and under, also heifers at 700 pounds and under, in a very limited test, were firm to $3 higher. Trade was very active, demand very good, with many consignments off of native grass pasture in drought condition. Slaughter cows were firm to $2 higher. Slaughter bulls were steady. Receipts were 86 percent 600 pounds and over, 6 percent 600 pounds and under and 8 percent slaughter cows and bulls. Feeder supply was 47 percent steers and 53 percent heifers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 22 head, thin-fleshed, 469 lbs., 185.00; 14 head, 581 lbs., 172.00; 50 head, thin-fleshed, 577 lbs., 177.00; 17 head, 640 lbs., 157.50;; 650 to 700 lbs., 150.00 to 155.00 (151.83); 102 head, thin-fleshed, 664 to 683 lbs., 161.25 to 164.50 (162.22); 700 to 750 lbs., 153.75 to 154.25 (153.87); 45 head, thin-fleshed, 733 lbs., 155.25; 750 to 800 lbs., 145.50 to 147.50 (146.14); 13 head, thin-fleshed, 761 lbs., 151.50; 800 to 850 lbs., 146.00 to 149.10 (148.39); 57 head, thin-fleshed, 801 to 832 lbs., 150.00 to 150.25 (150.12); 850 to 900 lbs., 144.00 to 148.85 (146.14); 32 head, thin-fleshed, 857 lbs., 150.00; 900 to 950 lbs., 142.50 to 146.25 (144.24); 26 head, 967 lbs., 144.75. Calves, 9 head, 633 lbs., 148.00; 11 head, 730 lbs., 141.50. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 12 head, 763 lbs., 141.00; 23 head, 838 lbs., 140.00; 29 head, 977 lbs., 134.00. Large frame 1 to 2, 900 to 950 lbs., 135.00 to 140.50 (138.43); 14 head, 1057 lbs., 125.00. Large frame 2, 900 to 950 lbs., 128.25 to 130.00 (129.26). Large frame 2 to 3, 7 head, 855 lbs., 120.00; 26 head, 915 lbs., 120.50.

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 9 head, 463 lbs., 163.50.

Feeder hsifers: Medium and large frame 1, 8 head, 597 lbs., 145.25; 11 head, 635 lbs., 145.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 143.00 to 147.50 (146.14); 700 to 750 lbs., 142.00 to 146.60 (144.23); 154 head, Thin-fleshed 734 to 738 lbs., 148.25 to 150.00 (149.13); 750 to 800 lbs., 139.25 to 143.00 (142.27); 68 head, Thin-fleshed 762 lbs., 144.85; 800 to 850 lbs., 138.00 to 139.00 (138.64); 850 to 900 lbs., 134.35 to 138.25 (134.90); 900 to 950 lbs., 133.10 to 136.00 (134.81); 52 head, 964 lbs., 133.60. Calves 5 head, 703 lbs., 132.00.

Fleshy 8 head, 450 lbs., 146.00; 12 head, 592 lbs., 137.00; 40 head, 761 lbs., 134.75; 8 head, 925 lbs., 125.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 12 head, 538 lbs., 145.00; 11 head, 684 lbs., 139.50; 17 head, 715 lbs., 136.50. Medium and large frame 2, 7 head, 615 lbs., 138.50. Large frame 1 to 2, 59 head, 782 lbs., 131.00; 57 head, 820 lbs., 133.00; 19 head, 857 lbs., 130.00; 8 head, 1053 lbs., 120.25.

Baby calves: Steers and Bulls, 1 head, 175 lbs., 375.00. Newborn, 1 head, 60 lbs., 175.00. Heifers, 1 head, 120 lbs., 210.00.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 80.50 to 81.50. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 79.50 to 83.50; low dressing, 77.50. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 77.00 to 82.00; high dressing, 83.50; low dressing, 70.50 to 76.50.

Slaughter bulls: Yield Grade 1 to 2, 95.00 to 98.50; low dressing, 88.00 to 94.50.

Date: 7/29/2013



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