The Clovis Livestock Auction Co., Clovis, NM, reported receipts of 730 head of cattle Dec. 22, compared with 1,633 head last week and 586 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Clovis, NM.

Compared to last week, feeder steers were steady to $2 higher. Feeder heifers were steady. Slaughter cows were steady. Slaughter bulls were $2 to $3 lower. Bulk of the supply was medium and large frame 1 to 2 300- to 600-pound feeder steers and 300- to 600-pound heifers. Trade was active. Demand was good. The supply included 35% under 600 pounds, 25% over 600 pounds and around 40% cows and bulls. The feeder supply consisted of approximately 51% steers and 49% heifers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 400 lbs., 114.00 to 126.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 100.00 to 115.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 88.00 to 94.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 82.00 to 87.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 300 to 400 lbs., 95.00 to 114.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 94.00 to 100.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 80.00 to 88.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 73.00 to 82.00. Small and medium frame 1 to 2, 300 to 400 lbs., 90.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 84.00 to 89.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 75.00. Holsteins, large frame 2, 300 to 400 lbs., 69.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 60.00 to 67.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 56.50; 600 to 700 lbs., 58.50. Feeder and cutting bulls, medium and large frame 1 to 2, 400 to 500 lbs., 80.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 71.00 to 75.50; 700 to 800 lbs., 67.50.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 400 lbs., 90.00 to 95.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 85.00 to 90.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 77.00 to 83.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 74.00 to 74.50; 700 to 800 lbs., 70.00 to 75.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 300 to 400 lbs., 88.00 to 90.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 80.00 to 85.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 74.00 to 77.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 66.00 to 70.00; 800 to 900 lbs., 60.00 to 65.00. Small and medium frame 1 to 2, 200 to 300 lbs., 79.00; 300 to 400 lbs., 74.00 to 77.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 71.00 to 78.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 67.00 to 74.50.

Heiferettes: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 700 to 1000 lbs., 54.00 to 61.50.

Slaughter cows: Breaker, 75 to 80% lean, 1000 to 1900 lbs., 34.00 to 39.00. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 1000 to 1500 lbs., 35.00 to 39.50. Lean, 85 to 90%, 1000 to 1200 lbs., 32.00 to 36.00. Low dressing, 600 to 1100 lbs., 28.00 to 32.50.

Stock cows: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 900 to 1200 lbs., 40.00 to 43.00.

Bred cows: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, middle aged, 900 to 1200 lbs., 6 to 9 months bred, 350.00 to 580.00, mostly 500.00 to 580.00; middle aged, 800 to 1100 lbs., 3 to 6 months bred, 350.00 to 520.00, mostly 400.00 to 520.00 per head.

Cow-calf pairs: Medium and large frame 1 to 2, middle aged 800 to 1200 lbs., with 100- to 250-lb. calf at side, 300.00 to 710.00, mostly 600.00 to 710.00 per pair.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1600 to 2100 lbs., 45.00 to 46.25; low yielding, 1400 to 2000 lbs., 38.00 to 42.75.

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