2010-09-07 / Agribusiness

Cattle Auction

The report from the Sept. 1 sale at Lampasas Cattle Auction is as follows.

Cattle and calves: Estimated receipts 1,112 compared to 636 last week and 1,018 last year.

Compared to last week, feeder steers $3-$6 lower. Feeder heifers steady to weak, instances $2-$3 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls $4- $5 lower. Trade and demand good.

Bulk supply medium and large 1- 2 300-700 lb. feeder steers and heifers. Slaughter cows made up 14 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 1 percent and feeders 84 percent.

Feeder steers: medium and large 1: 300-400 lb., $137-$142; 400-500 lb., $119-$129, few $130-$131; 500-600 lb., $107-$114; 600-700 lb., $105-$111; 700-800 lb., $104- $106.

Medium and large 2: 400-500 lb., $108-$118; 500-600 lb., $104- $107; 600-700 lb., $101-$105.

Medium and large 3: 300-400 lb., $116-$127; 400-500 lb., $103- $109; 500-600 lb., $94-$102; 600- 700 lb., $91-$97.

Heifers: medium and large 1: 300-400 lb., $119-$126; 400-500 lb., $110-$121, few $122-$125; 500-600 lb., $105-$115; 600-700 lb., $103-$106; 700-800 lb., $92- $93.

Medium and large 2: 300-400 lb., $106.50-$115; 400-500 lb., $101- $198; 500-600 lb., $99-$105; 600- 700 lb., $93-$99.

Medium and large 3: 300-400 lb., $97-$103; 400-500 lb., $92-$101; 500-600 lb., $86-$95.

Slaughter cows: breakers, 75-80 percent lean, 1,200-1,600 lb. low dressing, $45-$47.50; breakers 75- 80 percent lean, 1,000-1,200 lb. low dressing, $45; boners, 80-85 percent lean, 1,200-1,600 lb., average dressing, $48.50-$56.50; boners, 80-85 percent lean, 1,000- 1,200 lb., average dressing, $48.50- $56.50, low dressing $45.75- $47.75; lean, 85-90 percent lean, 1,200-1,600 lb., average dressing, $51-$52.50, low dressing $47; lean, 85-90 percent lean, 1,000- 1,200 lb., average dressing, $49.50- $55, low dressing, $35.59; lean, 85-90 percent lean, 800-1,000 lb. average dressing, $50, low dress- ing, $35-$37.50; lean, 85-90 percent lean, under 800 lb., low dressing, $33-$39.50.

Slaughter bulls: yield grade 1- 2, 1,115-2,130 lb., $62-$70; low dressing, 1,035-1,230 lb., $47.50- $55.50.

Replacement cows: medium and large 1-2, young to middle aged 940-1,310 lb. cows 3-6 months bred $610-$1,008 per head; aged, 1,395 lb. cows 5 months bred, $892 per head.

Cow/calf pairs: medium and large 1-2 young to middle aged 800-1,055 lb. cows w/150-250 lb. calves, $710-$930 per pair; aged 890 lb. cows w/100 lb. calves, $610 per pair.

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