The Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission Co., Salina, KS, reported receipts of 2,661 head of cattle April 25, compared with 4,538 head last week and 4,982 head, last year, according to the Federal-State USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, KS.

Feeder steers 350 to 700 pounds were steady to firm; 700 to 1,000 pounds, steady to $1 lower. Feeder heifers 300 to 600 pounds were $1 to $2 higher; 600 to 850 pounds, $1 higher. Slaughter cows were $1 to $2 higher. Trade was active. Demand was good. Receipts included 52% 600 pounds and over, 46% 600 lbs., and under and 2% slaughter cows and bulls. Feeder supply included 62% steers and 38% heifers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 350 lbs., 113.00 to 120.00 (114.75); 350 to 400 lbs., 113.00 to 121.00 (118.58); 400 to 450 lbs., 108.00 to 114.00 (110.97); 450 to 500 lbs., 104.50 to 116.50 (112.66); 500 to 550 lbs., 103.50 to 111.00 (107.62); 550 to 600 lbs., 99.00 to 110.50 (107.17); 600 to 650 lbs., 97.00 to 106.00 (100.82); 650 to 700 lbs., 97.00 to 102.75 (98.61); 700 to 750 lbs., 87.25 to 90.00 (88.33); 750 to 800 lbs., 84.00 to 89.25 (86.53); 800 to 850 lbs., 82.00 to 86.75 (85.18); 850 to 900 lbs., 79.85 to 81.50 (80.57); 900 to 950 lbs., 78.60 to 79.35 (79.01); 950 to 1000 lbs., 75.00 to 75.25 (75.14); 6 head, 1035 lbs., 74.50; steers and bulls,: 5 head, 542 lbs., 99.50. Medium and large frame 2, 350 to 400 lbs., 105.00 to 110.50 (107.50); 400 to 450 lbs., 103.00 to 104.00 (103.23); 450 to 500 lbs., 91.00 to 99.50 (93.11); 650 to 700 lbs., 90.00 to 93.00 (91.69); 8 head, 776 lbs., 79.25. Large frame 3, Holsteins, 3 head, 602 lbs., 69.00; 9 head, 717 lbs., 67.75; 37 head, 772 lbs., 68.10; 13 head, 867 lbs., 66.35; 2 head, 908 lbs., 65.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 250 to 300 lbs., 106.00 to 117.00 (107.93); 300 to 350 lbs., 105.00 to 123.50 (115.89); 350 to 400 lbs., 106.00 to 117.00 (112.41); 400 to 450 lbs., 99.00 to 115.00 (108.51); 450 to 500 lbs., 96.00 to 111.50 (104.88); 500 to 550 lbs., 94.00 to 104.50 (100.50); 550 to 600 lbs., 90.25 to 101.00 (93.45); 600 to 650 lbs., 87.75 to 93.35 (89.07); 650 to 700 lbs., 84.00 to 89.50 (86.33); 700 to 750 lbs., 81.00 to 84.75 (82.49); 750 to 800 lbs., 79.85 to 83.25 (81.85); 800 to 850 lbs., 78.00 to 81.00 (79.83); fleshy, 10 head, 444 lbs., 93.00; 14 head, 563 lbs., 90.00. Medium and large frame 2, 450 to 500 lbs., 92.00 to 95.00 (92.63); 500 to 550 lbs., 86.50 to 88.00 (87.49); 600 to 650 lbs., 83.50 to 85.50 (84.23); 8 head, 743 lbs., 80.00.

Feeding heiferettes: 9 head, 735 to 960 lbs., 60.50 to 72.50 (66.28).

Slaughter cows: Breakers and Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 45.50 to 48.00 (46.83). Lean, 85 to 90%, 40.50 to 44.50 (43.88); low dressing, 35.25 to 39.00 (38.42).

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