Receipts at Dodge City Winter Livestock, Inc., March 29, totaled 4,838 head of cattle, compared with 6,152 head last week and 6,232 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, KS.

Compared with last week, feeder steers 300 to 600 pounds, in an extremely limited test, were $3 to $6 higher; 600 to 850 pounds, steady to firm; 850 to 950 pounds, $1 to $2 higher. Feeder heifers 300 to 600 pounds, in an extremely limited test, were $5 to $8 higher; 600 to 850 pounds, $2 to $4 higher. Slaughter cows were weak to $1 lower. Slaughter bulls were firm.

Trade was active. Demand was good. Receipts included 86% 600 pounds and over, 11% 600 pounds and under and 3% cows and bulls, with 122 head early. Feeder supply included 69% steers and 31% heifers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 8 head, 331 lbs., 132.00; 4 head, 351 lbs., 122.50; 15 head, 435 lbs., 109.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 105.00 to 114.00 (111.19); 500 to 550 lbs., 102.00 to 104.00 (102.62); 550 to 600 lbs., 100.00 to 108.50 (104.15); 600 to 650 lbs., 91.50 to 97.50 (94.37); 650 to 700 lbs., 84.25 to 92.00 (86.57); 700 to 750 lbs., 83.50 to 90.10 (85.85); 750 to 800 lbs., 81.50 to 85.50 (83.54); 800 to 850 lbs., 78.75 to 83.50 (81.07); 850 to 900 lbs., 75.00 to 79.50 (76.74); 900 to 950 lbs., 75.25 to 77.10 (76.28); 1000 to 1050 lbs., 69.75 to 71.50 (70.38); full or fleshy, 550 to 600 lbs., 95.75 to 96.00 (95.93); 700 to 750 lbs., 80.75 to 82.75 (82.23); 750 to 800 lbs., 78.75 to 80.85 (80.40); 800 to 850 lbs., 71.50 to 77.50 (76.53). Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 14 head, 445 lbs., 106.50; 500 to 550 lbs., 83.00 to 95.50 (92.33); 550 to 600 lbs., 91.00 to 93.00 (91.63); 11 head, 621 lbs., 89.50; 15 head, 744 lbs., 81.75; 4 head, 757 lbs., 79.00. Medium frame 1, 600 to 650 lbs., 88.25 to 91.00 (90.36).

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 7 head, 281 lbs., 109.00; 300 to 350 lbs., 109.00 to 110.00 (109.30); 350 to 400 lbs., 107.00 to 113.00 (110.88); 450 to 500 lbs., 97.50 to 102.00 (99.22); 500 to 550 lbs., 92.00 to 94.00 (93.31); 550 to 600 lbs., 88.00 to 93.00 (89.96); 600 to 650 lbs., 82.50 to 89.00 (86.11); 650 to 700 lbs., 80.00 to 87.00 (83.87); 700 to 750 lbs., 78.85 to 82.10 (80.75); 750 to 800 lbs., 78.25 to 81.00 (79.43); 800 to 850 lbs., 73.25 to 79.50 (76.56); 4 head, 910 lbs., 74.25. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 8 head, 527 lbs., 87.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 86.00 to 87.00 (86.46); 6 head, 603 lbs., 75.00. Medium frame 1, 7 head, 621 lbs., 80.75.

Baby calves: Mixed bulls, steers and heifers, 3 head, 205 to 215 lbs., 270.00 to 285.00 (274.84); 7 head, 110 to 145 lbs., 160.00 to 260.00 (212.86); 2 new borns, 70 lbs., 140.00 to 190.00 (165.00).

Replacement cows: Cows with calves at side mostly broken mouth, 14 head, 685 to 1230 lbs., calves 100 to 200 lbs., 640.00 to 750.00 (700.46); 5 head, sold at slaughter cow auction mostly broken mouth, 1105 to 1410 lbs., 570.00 to 650.00 (619.18).

Feeding heiferettes and cows: 54.00 to 71.50 (66.38).

Slaughter cows: Boners and Breakers, 75 to 85% lean, few, 43.00 to 49.00 (43.81). Lean, 85 to 90%, 36.25 to 42.50 (39.80); low dressing, 29.00 to 35.75 (32.89).

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 50.00 to 53.00 (51.40).

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