The Highmore Auction Barn, Highmore, SD, reported receipts of 5,351 head of cattle Feb. 10, compared with 3,275 head last week and 4,518 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Sioux Falls, SD.

Compared to last week, feeder steers were steady to $3 lower. Heifers were uneven, with the bulk selling steady to $2 lower. Demand was moderate to good. High quality cattle, with thin to moderate flesh, were sold in large frame load lots. The weighing conditions was mostly in favor of the seller. Slaughter cows were mostly $2 lower. Slaughter bulls had no comparison. Supply included 98% feeder cattle and 2% slaughter cows, with bulls negligible. Steers comprised 37% and heifers 63% of the feeder supply. Around 86% of the feeder cattle weighed over 600 pounds.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 416 lbs., 110.50; 475 lbs., 104.36; 533 lbs., 102.35; 572 lbs., 99.87; 629 lbs., 93.84; 671 lbs., 89.81; 727 lbs., 86.34; 777 lbs., 83.20; 815 lbs., 81.43; 868 lbs., 78.98.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 444 lbs., 102.24; 478 lbs., 100.00; 527 lbs., 95.26; 571 lbs., 92.49; 632 lbs., 85.03; 687 lbs., 83.68; 732 lbs., 82.12; 758 lbs., 81.92; 810 lbs., 79.64. Medium frame 1, 688 lbs., 77.25.

Slaughter cows: Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 1105 to 1620 lbs., 36.00 to 39.50. Lean, 85 to 90%, 1150 to 1425 lbs., 34.00 to 37.00; low yield, 32.25 to 33.25. Lean, 90%, 765 to 1000 lbs., 29.75 to 32.00.

Returning to the country: Heifers, 64.50 to 73.00. Heiferettes, 55.00 to 66.50. Young cows, 40.50 to 51.00. Mixed age cows, 36.25 to 42.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 1470 to 1620 lbs., 48.50 to 51.50.

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