The Cattleman's Livestock Auction, Dalhart, Texas, reported receipts of 915 head April 15, compared to 520 head last week and 1,754 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Amarillo, Texas.

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers under 600 pounds were $2 to $3 higher, while those over 600 pounds were steady to firm. Slaughter cows were $1 higher. Slaughter bulls were not well tested. Trade and demand were moderate. The bulk of the supply were Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 350- to 750-pound feeder steers and heifers. Feeder cattle accounted for 93%, slaughter cows and bulls 7% of the run. In the feeder supply, steers made up approximately 65%, heifers 35% with 28% steers and heifers weighing over 600 pounds.

Steers: Medium and large frame 1, 3 packages, 325 to 399 lbs., 136.50 to 146.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 119.00 to 123.00; package, 432 lbs., 130.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 111.00 to 113.00; 600 to 675 lbs., 104.00 to 108.00; package, 600 lbs., 115.50; package, 774 lbs., 94.00. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, package, 382 lbs., 140.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 119.00 to 120.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 101.00 to 104.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 95.00 to 100.00; package, 600 lbs., 105.00. Medium and large frame 2 and 3, package, 368 lbs., 111.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 106.00 to 115.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 102.00 to 104.00. Medium and large frame 3, package, 380 lbs., 105.00; package, 415 lbs. 102.50.

Heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 200 to 300 lbs., 127.50 to 130.00; 300 to 400 lbs., 117.00 to 125.50; 400 to 500 lbs., 109.00 to 116.00; 3 packages, 541 to 598 lbs., 94.00 to 112.00; 700 to 750 lbs., 88.00 to 91.00; 800 to 850 lbs., 82.00 to 82.50. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 400 to 500 lbs., 110.00 to 116.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 97.00 to 100.00; 600 to 675 lbs., 85.00 to 86.00; package, 740 lbs., 88.50. Medium and large frame 2 and 3, package, 395 lbs., 106.00; package, 597 lbs., 93.00; package, 646 lbs., 84.50.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, 1250 to 1450 lbs., 53.00 to 55.00. Boners, high yielding, 80 to 85% lean, 950 to 1300 lbs., 54.00 to 55.50. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, 1000 to 1200 lbs., 51.50 to 53.75; 85 to 90% lean, 800 to 1000 lbs., 46.00 to 50.50.

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