The Colorado Auction Feeder Cattle Summary, Greeley, Colo., reported receipts of 7,161 head April 9, compared to 9,866 head last week and 10,670 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Greeley, Colo.

Compared to last week at the same auctions, feeder steers were steady to $2, instances $3 higher late in the week. Feeder heifers were $1 to $3 higher, $4 to $5 higher after mid-week. Sharp gains in the fed cattle complex led to renewed optimism. Demand was moderate to good. This supply was made up of about 66% steers, the balance were heifers. Approximately 49% of the total supply was over 600 pounds.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 350 to 400 lbs., 135.00 to 147.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 128.00 to 134.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 120.50 to 125.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 108.25 to 120.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 101.75 to 113.50; 600 to 650 lbs., 98.00 to 109.50; 650 to 700 lbs., 94.25 to 105.00; 700 to 750 lbs., 94.00 to 95.00; 750 to 800 lbs., 89.00 to 95.90; 800 to 850 lbs., 85.50 to 92.35; 880 to 890 lbs., 84.75 to 86.25; 900 lbs., 84.20; 950 to 1000 lbs., 80.00 to 81.85. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 350 to 400 lbs., 124.00 to 136.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 116.00 to 128.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 104.00 to 121.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 104.50 to 115.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 98.50 to 104.00; 600 to 650 lbs., 88.00 to 101.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 94.50 to 98.00; 825 lbs., 88.00.

Feeder Holstein steers: Large frame 2 and 3, 200 to 250 lbs., 126.00 to 133.00; 250 to 300 lbs., 118.00 to 130.00; 300 to 350 lbs., 102.00 to 112.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 101.00 to 106.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 92.75 to 105.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 93.00 to 94.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 80.50 to 87.50; 550 to 600 lbs., 81.50 to 88.00; 600 to 650 lbs., 76.00 to 83.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 79.50 to 81.25; 700 to 750 lbs., 76.00 to 78.75; 750 to 800 lbs., 72.00 to 77.00; 800 to 850 lbs., 72.25 to 74.00; 850 to 900 lbs., 72.50 to 72.50; 900 to 910 lbs., 72.00 to 73.70; 950 to 1000 lbs., 69.85 to 71.30.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 350 to 400 lbs., 128.00 to 131.00; 410 to 420 lbs., 116.00 to 128.00; 450 to 460 lbs., 113.00 to 117.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 100.00 to 109.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 98.00 to 105.00; 600 to 650 lbs., 92.00 to 99.75; 650 to 700 lbs., 88.00 to 94.50; 740 to 750 lbs., 84.25 to 88.40; 750 to 800 lbs., 83.50 to 89.25; 800 to 850 lbs., 81.00 to 84.00; 850 lbs., 82.25; 900 lbs., 77.00. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 350 to 400 lbs., 112.00 to 126.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 101.00 to 121.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 103.00 to 110.50; 500 to 550 lbs., 94.50 to 103.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 89.50 to 95.50; 600 to 650 lbs., 89.00 to 89.50; 700 lbs., 85.25; 750 lbs., 82.85.

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