Shrink and Your Bottom Dollar

Lets say that a calf weighs 650 pounds at the ranch. He will probably shrink form 2-5% on the trip to market. Now lets assume that the same calf is not handled properly at the auction.

Scenario 1: calf shrinks 8% (52 pounds) before sale – 598 pounds @ $114/cwt. – $681.72

Scenario 2: calf shrinks 6% (39 pounds) before sale – 611 pounds @ $113/cwt. – $690.43

Scenario 3: calf shrinks 4% (26 pounds) before sale – 624 pounds @ $112/cwt. – $698.88

Scenario 4: calf shrinks 2% (13 pounds) before sale – 637 pounds @ $111/cwt. – $707.07

Scenario 5: calf shrinks 0% (0 pounds) before sale – 650 pounds @ $110/cwt. – $715.00

How Amarillo Livestock Auction Reduces Shrink

  • We have a large number of pens where your livestock is kept separate from other cattle.
  • Our pens have troughs with clean water that your livestock can get to without interference.
  • Your cattle are feed daily by our full-time knowledgeable staff.

Custom feed options available by special request.