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Wyobraska cattle sales report

The combined sales volume of Wyoming, western Nebraska, western North and South Dakota feedlots for the week ending May 20, totaled 1,675 head, compared to 3,150 head last week and 1,850 head last year, according to the USDA-Wyoming Department of Agriculture Market News, Torrington, Wyo.

Compared to last week at Wyoming auctions, feeder steers and heifers were not well tested due to light seasonal receipts. Demand was moderate to good for limited test. There will not be Wednesday load to lot feeder cattle sales at Torrington Livestock until August. Feeders will sell at the regular sales on Friday through the summer. Wyoming, western Nebraska, western North and South Dakota direct trade very slow with few reported heifers steady with last week. Demand was moderate. Offerings were light. Unless otherwise noted direct prices are current FOB with a 2 to 3% shrink or equivalent, and with a 5 to 10 cent slide on calves and 3 to 6 cent slide on yearlings from base weight. Steers made up approximately 68% of the total receipts, heifers 32%, with 84% over 600 pounds. Direct sales accounted for 1325 head of the total receipts.

Steers: Auctions, Medium and large frame 1, 370 lbs., 166.00; 445 to 475 lbs., 157.00 to 161.00; 530 lbs., 163.00. Direct, Medium and large frame 1, FOB price, 625 lbs., 136.00; 785 lbs., 131.75; 860 lbs., 130.00 August. Delivered price, 840 lbs., 131.00.

Heifers: Auctions, Medium and large frame 1, few 495 lbs., 124.00; 650 lbs., 125.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 450 lbs., 134.00. Direct, Medium and large frame 1, FOB price, 750 to 775 lbs., 120.50 to 125.80. Delivered price, none.

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