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hello,
another newbie to cattle. looking at price reports i see slaughter steers
that seem to be selling for $50-$60. is this realistic.

thanks
 

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Live cattle are usually sold by 100# weight or CWT. The $50 or $60 you are speaking of is probably $50-$60/CWT. This is a very low price unless there are parameters we do not understand with the information given.
 

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guest":1qclk433 said:
hello,
another newbie to cattle. looking at price reports i see slaughter steers
that seem to be selling for $50-$60. is this realistic.

thanks
How old is that report that you are looking at.
 

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Amarillo, TX Wed May 12, 2004 USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News

East Texas Livestock of Crockett - Crockett, TX - Tuesday - 05/11/04

Cattle and Calves: 1,965 Week Ago: 1,395 Year Ago: 1,606

Compared to last week: No comparison available due to reporter's absence last
week. Trade and demand strong. Bulk supply Medium and Large 2-3 200-600 lb
feeder steers and heifers. Feeder cattle accounted for 76 percent and slaughter
cows and bulls 24 percent of the run. In the feeder supply, steers made up
approximately 55 percent of the run; heifers 45 percent; steers and heifers over
600 lbs totaled 10 percent.

Steers: Medium and Large 1: 200-300 lbs 148.00-158.00, few to 168.00; 300-400
lbs 131.00-141.00, few to 148.00; 400-500 lbs 120.00-129.00, few to 139.00; 500-
600 lbs 106.00-116.00, few to 123.00; 600-700 lbs 97.00-107.00, few to 113.00;
700-800 lbs 98.00-100.00.
Medium and Large 2: 200-300 lbs 130.00-140.00, 141.00-151.00, few to 154.00;
300-400 lbs 127.00-137.00, few to 146.00; 400-500 lbs 113.00-123.00, few to
132.00; 500-600 lbs 101.00-111.00, few to 115.00; 600-700 lbs 97.00-101.00; 700-
800 lbs 96.00-98.00.
Medium and Large 3: 200-300 lbs 128.00-135.00, individual 141.00; 300-400 lbs
117.00-127.00, few to 141.00; 400-500 lbs 107.00-117.00, few to 125.00; 500-600
lbs 100.00-109.00, few to 112.00.

Heifers: Medium and Large 1: 200-300 lbs 130.00-135.00, few 143.00-150.00,
individual 157.50; 300-400 lbs 117.00-127.00, few 128.00-131.00, individual
144.00; 400-500 lbs 106.00-116.00, few 117.00-124.00; 500-600 lbs 100.00-110.00,
few to 115.00; 600-700 lbs 97.00-107.00, few to 109.00; 700-800 lbs 86.00-95.00;
800-900 lbs 80.00-90.00.
Medium and Large 2: 200-300 lbs 125.00-134.00; 300-400 lbs 115.00-125.00, few
to 129.00; 400-500 lbs 107.00-117.00, few 119.00-129.00; 500-600 lbs 100.00-
108.00, few to 111.00; 600-700 lbs 96.00-103.00; 700-800 lbs 88.00-95.00.
Medium and Large 3: 200-300 lbs 123.00-130.00; 300-400 lbs 110.00-120.00, few
to 122.00; 400-500 lbs 103.00-112.00, few to 118.00.

Slaughter Cows: Percent Lean
Breakers 75-80 percent 1205-1605 lbs 48.50-56.50
Breakers 75-80 percent 930-1190 lbs 47.50-55.50
Boners 80-85 percent 1210-1515 lbs 50.50-56.50
Boners 80-85 percent 935-1195 lbs 50.00-55.50
Lean 85-90 percent 1205-1290 lbs 46.50-48.00, few
Lean 85-90 percent 1010-1175 lbs 46.50-54.50
Lean 85-90 percent 800-1000 lbs 43.50-53.50
Lean 85-90 percent under-800 lbs 40.00-47.00

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1530-2070 lbs 65.50-71.50
High Dressing 1890-2180 lbs 68.50-70.00
Low Dressing 1155-1945 lbs 55.00-65.00


Replacement Cows: Medium and Large 1-2: young 920-1230 lb cows 2-7 months
bred 700.00-830.00 per head; middle aged 1105-1515 lb cows 3-8 months bred
730.00-860.00 per head; aged 1005-1310 lb cows 2-8 months bred 520.00-670.00 per
head; young 800-940 lb open replacements 720.00-870.00 per head; middle aged
830-1155 lb open replacements 550.00-640.00 per head.

Cow/Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2: young 845-995 lb cows w/300-360 lb
calves 1010-00-1110.00 per head; middle aged 895-1145 lb cows w/175-330 lb
calves 850.00-1000.00 per pair; aged 805-1145 lb cows w/200-260 lb calves
830.00-940.00 per pair.

Source: Texas Dept of Ag Market News-USDA Market News, Amarillo, TX
806/372-6361 - 24 hr Markets 806/372-3494
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/am_ls144.txt

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guest":2i5j97ew said:
hello,
another newbie to cattle. looking at price reports i see slaughter steers
that seem to be selling for $50-$60. is this realistic.

thanks
thanks to all who responded. my info was a little limited
but my question was answered, assuming that i am correct in the assumption that cwt means carcass weight or dressed weight. is there a difference between the two. again thanks to all
 

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guest":2nefspp3 said:
guest":2nefspp3 said:
hello,
another newbie to cattle. looking at price reports i see slaughter steers
that seem to be selling for $50-$60. is this realistic.

thanks
thanks to all who responded. my info was a little limited
but my question was answered, assuming that i am correct in the assumption that cwt means carcass weight or dressed weight. is there a difference between the two. again thanks to all

cwt means hundred wt. $85.00 cwt means $85.00 per hundred lbs or $.85 per lb
 

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My local paper shows 500# steers at $114.00, that sounds reasonable.
But the 900# steers are only $89.00.
looks like you could buy a 900 pounder for 89 bucks and put him on a diet. Then sell him when he got to 500# and put 25 bucks in yo pocket!
Mountain William
 

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hillbilly":22b0d3xh said:
My local paper shows 500# steers at $114.00, that sounds reasonable.
But the 900# steers are only $89.00.
looks like you could buy a 900 pounder for 89 bucks and put him on a diet. Then sell him when he got to 500# and put 25 bucks in yo pocket!
Mountain William
This may seem comical to some, but a post like this could really confuse some of the newbies.
 
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