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Colorado feeder cattle sale

The Colorado Auction Feeder Cattle Summary, Greeley, Colo., reported receipts of 3,312 head May 15, compared to 6,087 head last week and 1,101 head last year, according to the USDA-Colorado Department of Agriculture Market News, Greeley, Colo.

Compared to last week, feeder steers less than 600 pounds sold $2 to $4 higher and calves over 600 pounds were up to $5 higher. Feeder heifers sold mostly steady on weights under 600 pounds and $1 to $2 higher on heifers over 600 pounds. Yearling feeder steers were steady. Yearling feeder heifers were $1 to $2 higher. Demand was moderate to good, for light to moderate offerings. Increased buyer demand for cattle weighing over 600 pounds was noted. Numbers at several barns have lightened with some ending coverage until late summer to early fall. The supply was made up of 52% feeder steers, and 48% feeder heifers, with about 30% of total feeder supply was over 600 pounds.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1 310 lbs., 131.00; 360 to 390 lbs., 121.00 to 138.00, mostly 123.00 to 134.00; 405 to 445 lbs., 125.00 to 133.00; 460 to 495 lbs., 122.50 to 130.00; 500 to 545 lbs., 116.00 to 129.00; 555 to 570 lbs., 114.00 to 125.00; 605 to 635 lbs., 111.00 to 114.00; 650 to 670 lbs., 100.50 to 104.00; 810 to 850 lbs., 87.50 to 96.75; 964 lbs., 85.50. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 460 to 500 lbs., 124.00 to 125.00; 505 to 530 lbs., 109.00 to 114.00; 570 to 595 lbs., 101.00 to 115.00; 600 to 650 lbs., 99.00 to 111.00; 665 to 690 lbs., 100.00 to 104.00; 725 to 735 lbs., 91.00 to 95.00; 750 to 775 lbs., 85.50 to 87.50.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 345 lbs., 114.00; 365 to 375 lbs., 112.00 to 117.00; 405 to 450 lbs., 109.00 to 113.00; 460 to 500 lbs., 106.00 to 116.00; 500 to 535 lbs., 103.00 to 115.00; 550 to 570 lbs., 101.00 to 105.00; 605 to 640 lbs., 100.00 to 105.00; 650 to 695 lbs., 91.00 to 99.85; 720 to 725 lbs., 88.50 to 90.00; 750 to 795 lbs., 88.50 to 90.75; 800 to 825 lbs., 80.50 to 88.75. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 300 to 325 lbs., 108.00 to 110.00; 370 to 390 lbs., 113.00 to 115.00; 425 to 440 lbs., 97.00 to 112.00; 455 to 500 lbs., 105.00 to 109.00; 542 lbs., 102.00; 575 to 580 lbs., 93.00 to 94.00; 607 lbs., 98.00; 665 to 680 lbs., 88.50 to 89.00; 725 lbs., 85.75; 765 to 785 lbs., 83.50 to 84.50; 865 to 880 lbs., 74.00 to 79.50.



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