The Bales Continental Commission Co., Huron, S.D., reported receipts of 2,267 head April 20, compared to 2,976 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Compared to two weeks ago, feeder steers and heifers sold $3 to $5 higher. Steers comprised 59% of the run, heifers 41% with 92% weighing over 600 pounds.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 457 to 487 lbs., 118.00 to 125.00 (123.18); 6 head, 539 lbs., 120.00; 557 to 583 lbs., 115.00; 671 to 698 lbs., 102.25 to 107.00 (104.88); 703 to 748 lbs., 99.50 to 107.00 (106.13); 764 to 799 lbs., 95.50 to 102.75 (100.72); 804 to 847 lbs., 87.25 to 93.75 (92.17); 841 to 848 lbs., 95.00 to 97.50 (96.80) fancy; 852 to 885 lbs., 88.25 to 94.75 (93.25); 939 to 949 lbs., 86.50 to 93.00 (91.08); 961 to 995 lbs., 85.00 to 90.85 (88.63); 1009 to 1018 lbs., 87.50 to 88.10 (88.00); 1056 to 1074 lbs., 85.75 to 86.75 (86.70). Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 7 head, 739 to 742 lbs., 96.00 to 97.00 (96.57); 6 head, 773 lbs., 90.50.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 13 head, 428 lbs., 125.50; 508 to 546 lbs., 109.00 to 111.00 (110.40); 8 head, 574 to 588 lbs., 100.00 to 101.00 (100.51); 627 to 645 lbs., 100.00 to 102.00 (101.39); 14 head, 692 lbs., 97.50; 702 to 749 lbs., 91.75 to 93.50 (93.19); 27 head, 738 lbs., 95.75 replacement; 751 to 797 lbs., 87.50 to 94.25 (91.34); 804 to 839 lbs., 86.75 to 91.50 (90.50); 851 to 855 lbs., 84.75 to 87.00 (86.34); 935 to 938 lbs., 83.25 to 84.50 (83.36); 5 head, 1286 lbs., 82.50. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 5 head, 474 lbs., 100.00; 12 head, 802 to 847 lbs., 83.75 to 84.50 (84.20).

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