The Clovis Livestock Auction Co., Clovis, NM, Oct. 4, reported estimated receipts of 3,400 head, compared to 1,636 the previous week and 2,915 last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Clovis, NM.
Compared to last week, feeder steers and feeder heifers sold steady, slaughter cows wer $1 to $2 lower; slaughter bulls were not established at this time. Trade was active and demand was good. The bulk of the supply were medium and large frame 1 and 2, 200- to 800-lb feeder steers and 200- to 800-lb. feeder heifers. Feeder steers and feeder heifers weighing under 600 lbs. made up 60% of the supply, calves weighing over 600 lbs. equaled 10% of the supply and cows and bulls rounded out the last 30%. The feeder supply consisted of approximately 60% steers and 40% heifers.