Amarillo Cattle Auction Summary

The Amarillo Livestock Auction, Amarillo, Texas, reported receipts of 1,022 head on May 15, compared to 1,538 head last week and 656 head last year, according to the USDA-Texas Department of Agriculture Market News Service, Amarillo, Texas.

Compared to a week ago, the feeder steers and heifers were selling $2 to $5 lower on limited comparable sales. The trade was moderately active on moderate demand. The cattle futures closed in the red to start the week, which curbed buyer’s enthusiasm. Several loads of yearling heifers weighing 700 to 800 pounds were in the offering. The slaughter cows and bulls made up 6% of the stock, 3% were replacements and 91% were feeders. The feeder supply consisted of 38% steers and bulls and 62% was heifers with nearly 72% of the run weighing over 600 pounds.

Steers: Medium and large frame 1 few 289 lbs., 187.00; few 387 lbs., 173.00; few 486 lbs., 158.00; few 556 lbs., 149.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 148.00 to 153.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 400 to 450 lbs., 152.00 to 157.00; few 566 lbs., 147.50; 650 to 700 lbs., 137.00 to 143.50; load 796 lbs., 140.00; lot 916 lbs., 126.25. Medium and large frame 2, few 510 lbs., 145.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 125.00 to 134.00; few 808 lbs., 124.50.

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1, lot 365 lbs., 165.00; few 913 lbs., 120.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, few 421 lbs., 150.00; few 581 lbs., 141.00; few 620 lbs., 140.00; few 820 lbs., 123.00; few 935 lbs., 122.00.

Heifers: Medium and large frame 1, lot 494 lbs., 145.50; few 575 lbs., 141.00; few 616 lbs., 139.50. Medium and large frame 1 to 2. 300 to 400 lbs., 154.00 to 170.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 135.00 to 152.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 137.00 to 145.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 128.00 to 134.50; 700 to 800 lbs., 128.00 to 130.50, few 785 lbs., full 114.00; few 871 lbs., 123.50, few 876 lbs., full 112.50; lot 905 lbs., 121.25. Medium and large frame 2 lot 584 lbs., 134.00; few 658 lbs., 129.00.

Slaughter cows: Boning, 80 to 85% lean, 1000 to 1300 lbs., 66.50 to 68.50; high dressing, 72.50; low dressing, 61.25. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 800 to 1200 lbs., 62.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1380 to 1500 lbs., 82.00 to 87.50; low dressing, individual 1435 lbs., 80.50.

Bred cows: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, young to aged, 1000 to 1250 lbs., 1 to 9 months bred 800.00 to 1085.00/head. Small and medium frame 1 to 2, young to short and solid mouth 800 to 900 lbs., 1 to 9 months bred 650.00 to 750.00/head.

Pairs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, young individual 1150 lbs., with 200-lb. calves 1500.00/pair.

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