The Cattleman's Livestock Commission Co., Dalhart, TX, reported receipts of 1,916 head of cattle March 17, compared to 2,934 head last week and 2,292 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Amarillo, TX.

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers under 600 pounds were steady; over 600 pounds, $1 to $2 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to $1 lower, in a light test. Trade was fairly active. Demand was fairly good. The supply included around 2% slaughter cows and bulls, 60% feeder cattle over 600 pounds and the balance mostly feeder cattle under 600 pounds. The feeder supply consisted of approximately 38% steers and 62% heifers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, package, 225 lbs., 141.00; few, 300 to 400 lbs., 120.00 to 125.00; package, 348 lbs., 132.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 112.00 to 115.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 101.00 to 110.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 87.50 to 95.50; 700 to 800 lbs., 80.75 to 85.00; package, 885 lbs., 74.75; package, 901 lbs., 74.50. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, packages, 265 lbs., 111.00; 298 lbs., 121.00; 300 to 400 lbs., 104.00 to 109.00; packages, 355 lbs., 116.00; 356 lbs., 112.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 104.00 to 110.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 86.50 to 92.50; package, 507 lbs., 96.50; 600 to 700 lbs., 82.00 to 85.50; 700 to 800 lbs., 80.25 to 82.75.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, packages, 320 lbs., 110.00; 348 lbs., 108.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 101.00 to 107.00; package, 488 lbs., 96.50; 500 to 600 lbs., 85.00 to 89.50; 600 to 700 lbs., 80.00 to 85.50; package, 698 lbs., 77.75; 700 to 800 lbs., 75.75 to 78.75; package, 776 lbs., 81.75; packages, 808 lbs., 73.75; 813 lbs., 75.50. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, few, 300 to 400 lbs., 93.00 to 101.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 92.00 to 99.00; package, 498 lbs., 88.50; 500 to 600 lbs., 80.00 to 87.50; 600 to 700 lbs., 75.50 to 79.50; 700 to 800 lbs., 71.50 to 79.00; 800 to 900 lbs., 66.50 to 70.50.

Slaughter cows: Lean, 85 to 90%, 825 to 1015 lbs., 37.00 to 39.25.

Slaughter bulls: Low dressing, 1240 to 1465 lbs., 46.75 to 48.25.

Replacement cows: Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 3 to 6 years old, 1000 to 1200 lbs., 6 to 9 months bred, 620.00 to 740.00 per head; aged, 900 to 1100 lbs., 6 to 9 months bred, 450.00 to 580.00 per head.

Cow-calf pairs: Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 3 to 6 years old, 1100 to 1200 lbs., with 125- to 175-lb. calf, 730.00 to 820.00 per pair.

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