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Pratt cattle sales report

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The Pratt Livestock feeder cattle auction, Pratt, Kansas, reported receipts of 2,915 head, Aug. 24, compared to 3,240 head, last week, and 2,403 head, last year, according to the USDA-Kansas Department of Agriculture Market News, Dodge City, Kansas.

Compared to a week ago, the feeder steers weighing 700 to 1,000 pounds were firm to $3 higher. The feeder heifers from 700 to 900 pounds were selling $3 to $5 lower. The steer and heifer calves experienced a higher undertone. The trade was moderate to active and demand moderate. The slaughter cows and bulls were selling $3 to $6 lower. The receipts included 84% were 600 pounds and over, 3% were 600 pounds and under and 13% were slaughter cows and bulls. The feeder supply was 47% steers and 53% was heifers.

Steers: Medium and large frame 1, 5 head, 324 lbs., 194.00; 5 head, 434 lbs., 182.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 156.00 to 156.50 (156.32); 68 head, 712 lbs., 153.50; 750 to 800 lbs., 145.75 to 149.75 (147.76); 800 to 850 lbs., 143.50 to 148.85 (147.79); 850 to 900 lbs., 144.25 to 146.50 (145.76); 900 to 950 lbs., 140.00 to 142.50 (141.22); 950 to 1000 lbs., 136.75 to 139.75 (138.14); fleshy 33 head, 774 lbs., 140.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 650 to 700 lbs., 144.00 to 147.50 (146.97); 750 to 800 lbs., 134.00 to 138.50 (135.84); 800 to 850 lbs., 133.00 to 134.25 (133.75); 850 to 900 lbs., 134.75; 57 head, 938 lbs., 131.35. Medium and large frame 2, 13 head, 494 lbs., 155.50; 15 head, 620 lbs., 139.00. Large frame 1, 49 head, 1107 lbs., 123.00.

Heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 20 head, 650 lbs., 146.00; 700 to 750 lbs., 135.00 to 137.50 (135.97); 750 to 800 lbs., 132.25 to 135.25 (133.77); 800 to 850 lbs., 131.00 to 132.00 (131.47); 140 head, thin fleshed 836 to 840 lbs., 135.75 to 136.00 (135.91); 64 head, 877 lbs., 130.50; 75 head, thin fleshed 854 lbs., 137.60; 5 head, 917 lbs., 130.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 4 head, 431 lbs., 156.00; 8 head, 548 lbs., 140.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 137.60 to 138.50 (137.87); 700 to 750 lbs., 133.25 to 133.75 (133.40); 29 head, 757 lbs., 130.50; 900 to 950 lbs., 123.00 to 124.50 (124.03). Medium and large frame 2, 6 head, 481 lbs., 131.00; 16 head, 537 lbs., 129.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 126.00 to 132.50 (129.57); 650 to 700 lbs., 131.00 to 131.50 (131.22); 6 head, 716 lbs., 124.00; 750 to 800 lbs., 123.50 to 125.00 (124.35); 12 head, 882 lbs., 122.50.

Baby calves: Per head, steers/bulls 2 head, 290 lbs., 300.00.

Slaughter cows: Breaker, 75 to 80% lean, 68.25 to 70.25. Boner, 80 to 85% lean, 62.00 to 67.50; high dressing, 73.00 to 75.00. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 61.00 to 71.50; high dressing, 73.00; low dressing, 54.00 to 60.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 81.00 to 90.00; high dressing 90.50 to 95.00; low dressing, 75.00 to 80.00.

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