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Texas Direct feeder cattle summary


The Texas Weekly Direct Feeder Cattle Summary, Amarillo, Texas, reported receipts of 12,300 head on Nov. 8, compared to 11,500 head last week and 17,600 head last year, according to the USDA-Texas Department of Agriculture Market News Service, Amarillo, Texas.

Compared to last week, the current FOB feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady but some weakness was noted as the week progressed. Approximately 94% of this week’s cattle weighed more than 600 pounds. Approximately 65% of this week’s weighted average receipts were steers and 35% heifers. Prices were based on net weights FOB after a 3% shrink or equivalent and a 5- to 10-cent slide on calves and a 4- to 6-cent slide on yearlings from base weights. Delivered prices include freight, commissions and other expenses. Current sales are up to 14 days delivery.

Steers: 8,000 head, 65%, medium and large frame 1, FOB price, 625 lbs., 171.00; 725 lbs., 163.00; 750 to 800 lbs., 162.00 to 165.00; 800 lbs., 157.00 to 164.75. Delivered prices, 700 to 750 lbs., 166.50 to 169.00; 750 to 800 lbs., 163.00 to 167.50; 800 to 850 lbs., 160.00 to 166.15. Future delivery, FOB prices 650 lbs., 169.15 January; 750 to 800 lbs., 161.75 to 165.65 December to April. Delivered prices 750 to 800 lbs., 165.25 to 166.65 December to May; 800 lbs., 161.20 to 162.65 January to April. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, FOB price, 550 to 600 lbs., 167.90 to 181.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 162.00 to 164.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 157.10 to 161.80. Delivered price 570 lbs., 173.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 167.00 to 170.50; 750 to 800 lbs., 161.00 to 161.25; 800 to 825 lbs., 160.00 to 160.25; 900 lbs., 147.00. Future delivery, FOB price, 700 lbs., 157.00 January.

Heifers: 4,300 head, 35%, medium and large frame 1, FOB price, 575 lbs., 159.00; 600 lbs., 160.00; 700 to 750 lbs., 156.00 to 156.25; 800 lbs., 151.00. Future delivery, FOB prices 600 to 700 lbs., 158.00 to 162.90 December to March; 700 to 750 lbs., 155.90 to 157.50 January to April. Delivered prices 650 to 700 lbs., 158.10 to 162.65 December to February; 700 to 750 lbs., 157.40 to 161.60 January to April. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, FOB price, 590 lbs., 152.85; 690 lbs., 149.00. Delivered price 770 lbs., 146.00. Future delivery, FOB price, 700 lbs., 148.00 January.

Date: 11/18/2013



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