JC Livestock Sales, Inc., Junction City, KS, reported receipts of 696 head of cattle Sept. 23, compared with 2,038 head last week and 1,526 head last year, according to the Federal-State USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, KS.

Compared to last week, feeder steers 400 to 700 pounds were $2 to $3 lower, on a light test; 700 to 850 pounds, not tested; few, 855 pounds, $1 higher. Feeder heifers 300 to 650 pounds were steady to $2 lower; 650 to 900 pounds, not tested. Slaughter cows were steady. Trade was active. Demand was good. Receipts included 32% 600 pounds and over, 64% 600 pounds and under and 4% slaughter cows. Feeder supply included 52% steers and 48% heifers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 2 head, 325 lbs., 118.00; 3 head, 388 lbs., 103.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 98.50 to 100.25 (99.59); 500 to 550 lbs., 93.50 to 94.00 (93.72); 550 to 600 lbs., 92.00 to 95.50 (94.19); 600 to 650 lbs., 86.75 to 90.00 (88.06); 650 to 700 lbs., 86.50 to 93.00 (88.66); 13 head, 740 lbs., 88.00; 850 to 900 lbs., 83.25 to 84.75 (83.59); steers and bulls, 11 head, 375 lbs., 99.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 3 head, 433 lbs., 97.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 90.50 to 96.00 (92.47); 5 head, 524 lbs., 90.25; 12 head, 635 lbs., 80.10; 5 head, 693 lbs., 84.00; 7 head, 746 lbs., 82.50; 800 to 850 lbs., 80.10 to 80.25 (80.13); bulls, 3 head, 480 lbs., 84.00. Large frame 1, 500 to 550 lbs., 87.00 to 91.40 (90.65); 4 head, 650 lbs., 85.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 350 lbs., 101.50 to 102.50 (101.65); 17 head, 366 lbs., 95.50; 400 to 450 lbs., 91.00 to 96.50 (95.28); 500 to 550 lbs., 84.25 to 87.00 (85.31); 550 to 600 lbs., 84.00 to 86.70 (85.90); 600 to 650 lbs., 82.75 to 87.00 (83.93); 750 to 800 lbs., 78.40 to 78.75 (78.43); 4 head, 883 lbs., 74.00; shipped-in, 8 head, 329 lbs., 99.00; 11 head, 359 lbs., 87.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 82.00 to 86.00 (83.38); fleshy, 4 head, 499 lbs., 84.00; 5 head, 558 lbs., 82.25. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 550 to 600 lbs., 82.50 to 83.00 (82.80); 650 to 700 lbs., 78.00 to 78.60 (78.29). Large frame 1, 7 head, 491 lbs., 80.75.

Slaughter cows: Lean, 85 to 90%, 950 to 1380 lbs., 36.50 to 40.50.

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