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Texas Direct feeder cattle summary


The Texas Direct Feeder Cattle Summary, Amarillo, Texas, reported receipts of 16,100 head April 19, compared to 31,100 head last week and 11,200 head last year, according to the USDA-Texas Department of Agriculture Market News, Amarillo, Texas.

Compared to last week the current FOB feeder steers and heifers were $2 to $7 lower, continuing the losses from last week but on a more limited test. Approximately 100% of this week’s cattle weighed over 600 pounds. Approximately 44% of this week’s weighted average receipts were steers and 56% heifers. Prices 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. Current sales are up to 14 days delivery.

Steers: 7,100 head, 44%, Medium and large frame 1, FOB price, 750 to 800 lbs., 132.50 to 139.00; 800 to 850 lbs., 127.50 to 135.00; 850 to 900 lbs., 131.50. Delivered price, 700 to 800 lbs., 131.50 to 138.00; 800 to 900 lbs., 126.50 to 133.50. Future delivery FOB price, 650 lbs., 150.50 July; 700 to 800 lbs., 138.40 to 146.20 May to July. Delivered price, 700 to 800 lbs., 138.80 to 146.50 June to September; 825 lbs., 136.00 May. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, FOB price, 750 lbs., 125.60; 800 to 850 lbs., 120.55 to 123.50; 850 to 900 lbs., 118.35 to 119.85. Delivered price, 790 lbs., 123.00; 845 lbs., 127.00; 850 to 900 lbs., 121.25 to 123.70.

Heifers: 9,000 head, 56%. Medium and large frame 1, FOB price, 700 to 800 lbs., 129.00 to 135.85. Delivered price, 700 to 750 lbs., 127.85 to 135.30; 800 lbs., 125.50. Future delivery, FOB price, 600 to 700 lbs., 142.00 to 144.00 Jun to July; 700 to 800 lbs., 132.50 to 141.20 May to July. Delivered price, 650 to 700 lbs., 138.35 to 143.50 May to August; 700 to 750 lbs., 132.75 to 141.40 May to August. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, future delivery, delivered price, 600 to 700 lbs., 139.90 to 144.35 June to September.

Date: 5/6/2013



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