Sales were confirmed for the week ending Sept. 15 on 12,700 head of cattle, at 25 markets in Georgia, compared to 9,200 head last week and 16,200 head one year ago, according to the USDA Market News Service, Thomasville, GA.

Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows were $1 to $2 higher. Bulls were steady to $2 higher. Feeder steers were steady to $1 higher. Feeder heifers were unevenly steady. Steer and heifer calves were mostly steady. Replacement cows were $1 to $3 higher.

Receipts included: steers over 600 pounds, 12%; steers under 600 pounds, 33%; heifers over 600 pounds, 11%; heifers under 600 pounds, 24%; feeder cows, 6%; slaughter cows, 12%; and bulls, 2%.

Slaughter cows: 75 to 80% lean, 850 to 1200 lbs., 38.00 to 41.00; low dressing, 35.00 to 38.00. 80 to 85% lean, 850 to 1200 lbs., 38.00 to 42.00; low dressing, 34.00 to 38.00; high dressing, 43.00 to 47.00. 80 to 85% lean, over 1200 lbs., 39.00 to 43.00; low dressing, 35.00 to 39.00; high dressing, 43.00 to 46.50. 85 to 90% lean, 800 to 1200 lbs., 36.00 to 39.00; low dressing, 33.00 to 36.00; high dressing, 40.00 to 45.00. 85 to 90% lean, 600 to 800 lbs., 35.00 to 38.00; low dressing, 31.00 to 35.00. 85 to 90% lean, under 600 lbs., 30.00 to 35.00; low dressing, 26.00 to 30.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1, 1500 to 2100 lbs., 48.00 to 56.00; low dressing, 42.00 to 45.50; high dressing, 55.00 to 59.00; 1000 to 1500 lbs., 45.00 to 55.00; low dressing, 40.00 to 46.00.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 200 to 250 lbs., 120.00 to 135.00; 250 to 300 lbs., 118.00 to 130.00; 300 to 350 lbs., 110.00 to 122.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 100.00 to 115.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 95.00 to 105.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 90.00 to 100.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 84.00 to 94.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 80.00 to 90.00; 600 to 650 lbs., 77.00 to 87.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 75.00 to 85.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 70.00 to 81.00. Small frame 1 and 2, 300 to 350 lbs., 93.00 to 103.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 85.00 to 95.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 80.00 to 90.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 75.00 to 85.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 75.00 to 80.00. Medium and Large frame 2 and 3, 200 to 250 lbs., 105.00 to 115.00; 250 to 300 lbs., 100.00 to 115.00; 300 to 350 lbs., 95.00 to 110.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 90.00 to 101.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 85.00 to 95.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 80.00 to 90.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 75.00 to 85.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 72.00 to 82.00; 600 to 650 lbs., 70.00 to 80.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 66.00 to 76.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 62.00 to 75.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 250 to 300 lbs., 100.00 to 115.00; 300 to 350 lbs., 95.00 to 105.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 90.00 to 100.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 85.00 to 95.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 80.00 to 90.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 78.00 to 88.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 75.00 to 85.00; 600 to 650 lbs., 71.00 to 80.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 70.00 to 77.00. Small frame 1 and 2, 250 to 300 lbs., 85.00 to 95.00; 300 to 350 lbs., 80.00 to 90.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 78.00 to 86.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 75.00 to 83.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 69.00 to 79.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 66.00 to 73.00. Medium and Large frame 2 and 3, 250 to 300 lbs., 90.00 to 100.00; 300 to 350 lbs., 85.00 to 95.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 80.00 to 90.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 75.00 to 85.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 72.00 to 82.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 70.00 to 80.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 68.00 to 78.00; 600 to 650 lbs., 65.00 to 75.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 63.00 to 73.00.

Feeder and replacement cows: Medium and large frame 1, 850 to 1150 lbs., 3 to 7 years old, 43.00 to 55.00. Medium and large frame 2, 800 to 1100 lbs., 3 to 7 years old, 35.00 to 45.00. Small frame 1 and 2, 600 to 800 lbs., 3 to 7 years old, 40.00 to 50.00; aged, 30.00 to 36.00.

Cow-calf pairs: With 150- to 300-lb. calf, medium and large frame 1, 850 to 1150 lbs., 650.00 to 810.00. Small frame 1, 600 to 800 lbs., 500.00 to 595.00. Medium and large frame 2, 800 to 1100 lbs., 500.00 to 670.00.

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