The Lexington Livestock Market, Lexington, Neb., reported receipts of 2,300 head March 26, compared to 2,780 head last week and 2,500 head last year, according to the USDA-Nebraska Department of Agriculture Market News, Kearney, Neb.

Compared with last week the bulk of steers and heifers trended mostly steady to $2 higher with instances of heifers weighing 500 pounds and steers weighing 550 to 650 pounds trading $7 to $8 higher. Demand was moderate to good on receipt of average to very high quality. Trading was moderate to active. Receipts consisted of 50% steers and 50% heifers with 69% of the total feeder cattle receipts weighing over 600 pounds.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 16 head, 480 to 495 lbs., 130.50 to 133.00 (131.73); 552 to 595 lbs., 122.50 to 135.00 (128.21); 629 to 649 lbs., 123.25 to 123.50 (123.34); 655 to 657 lbs., 110.00 to 122.25 (120.89); 15 head, 655 to 691 lbs., 107.00 to 109.00 (108.31) fleshy; 712 to 742 lbs., 109.00 to 110.80 (110.04); 783 to 790 lbs., 104.10 to 108.50 (107.33); 17 head, 859 to 867 lbs., 98.00 to 99.25 (98.59); 43 head, 904 lbs., 95.00; 7 head, 962 lbs., 92.50; 9 head, 1046 lbs., 90.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 531 to 539 lbs., 122.50 to 126.00 (123.38); 8 head, 719 lbs., 97.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 10 head, 448 lbs., 124.00; 461 to 465 lbs., 115.00 to 120.00 (117.49); 515 to 540 lbs., 107.50 to 118.00 (116.93); 567 to 580 lbs., 112.50 to 117.00 (116.54); 614 to 632 lbs., 109.00 to 111.60 (110.79); 21 head, 647 lbs., 103.75 fleshy; 651 to 681 lbs., 99.75 to 104.00 (103.85); 9 head, 672 lbs., 95.00 fleshy; 720 to 731 lbs., 101.85 to 102.85 (102.17); 8 head, 711 lbs., 94.50 fleshy; 775 to 796 lbs., 97.00 to 98.00 (97.73); 36 head, 832 lbs., 98.50. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 12 head, 634 to 649 lbs., 104.75 to 105.50 (105.06); 8 head, 694 lbs., 95.00; 4 head, 700 lbs., 94.50.

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