The Clovis Livestock Auction Co. reported estimated receipts of 1,500 head of cattle March 14, compared with 3,983 head last week and 2,176 head last week, according to the USDA Market News Service, Clovis, NM.

Compared to last week, feeder steers and feeder heifers under 500 pounds were steady; over 500 pounds, steady to $1 higher. Slaughter cows were steady to $1lower. Slaughter bulls were steady. Trade was active. Demand was good. Bulk of the supply was medium and large frame 1 to 2 200- to 800-pound feeder steers and heifers. Feeder steers and feeder heifers under 600 pounds were 40% of the supply, over 600 pounds 30% and 30% cows and bulls. The feeder supply consisted of approximately 50% steers and 50% heifers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, few, 225 to 225 lbs., 141.00; package, 311 135.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 117.50 to 120.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 103.50 to 106.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 91.00 to 96.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 86.50 to 91.50; 800 to 850 lbs., 84.50 to 85.25. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, lot, 235 lbs., 117.00; 300 to 400 lbs., 120.00 to 127.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 108.00 to 111.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 95.00 to 99.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 83.50 to 88.50; load, 793 lbs., 85.00. Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 400 lbs., 111.00 to 120.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 100.00 to 107.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 89.00 to 93.50.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 400 lbs., 112.00 to 118.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 102.00 to 106.50; package, 409 lbs., 110.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 92.50 to 98.50; 600 to 700 lbs., 87.00 to 89.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 300 to 400 lbs., 107.50 to 110.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 96.00 to 99.00; few, 500 to 550 lbs., 89.00.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 1100 to 1900 lbs., 45.50 to 48.50. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 1000 to 1900 lbs., 44.00 to 50.00. Lean, 85 to 90%, 1000 to 1600 lbs., 39.50 to 47.00; 800 to 1000 lbs., 37.00 to 43.00; under 750 lbs., 33.50 to 37.50.

Bred cows: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 3 to 6 years old, 1000 to 1400 lbs., 6 to 9 months bred, 635.00 to 775.00; aged, 1000 to 1200 lbs., 475.00 to 585.00 per head.

Cow-calf pairs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 3 to 6 years old, 1000 to 1300 lbs., with 100- to 250-lb. calf at side, 690.00 to 740.00 per pair.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1300 to 2100 lbs., 51.75 to 55.25; high yielding, 56.75; low yielding, 1000 to 1300 lbs., 46.00 to 50.00.

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