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Pratt livestock feeder cattle auction

Pratt Livestock Feeder Cattle Auction, Pratt, Kan., reported receipts of 856 head, Feb. 23, compared to 2,568 head, last week and 4,336 head, last year, according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News, Dodge City, Kan.

Compared to last week, steers 750 to 900 pounds were $5 to $8 higher, however weighing conditions in favor of the buyer, as cattle had extra days and went through a major snow storm. Steers 750 pounds and under not enough for market test. Heifers not enough for a market, a steady undertone was noted. Slaughter cows and bulls not enough for market test. Trade was light and demand moderate for weighted classes for cattle. The feeder supply was 88% steers and 12% heifers with 98% 600 pounds and over.

Steers: Medium and large frame 1, 550 to 600 lbs., 164.50 to 165.00 (164.73); 55 head, 665 lbs., 147.85; 60 head, 745 lbs., 143.25; 750 to 800 lbs., 138.25 to 142.75 (142.21); 800 to 850 lbs., 138.85 to 139.75 (139.34); 850 to 900 lbs., 135.85 to 138.60 (137.62); 60 head, 905 lbs., 136.10; 91 head, 950 to 1000 lbs., 130.25; 1000 to 1050 lbs., 126.60 to 128.25 (126.98). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 4 head, 877 lbs., 132.50.

Heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 63 head, 795 lbs., 129.25; 850 to 900 lbs., 123.75 to 127.10 (126.41).

Date: 3/4/2013


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