The St. Onge Livestock Sales Co., Ltd., St. Onge, S.D., reported receipts of 4,976 head Oct.15, compared to 6,041 head last week and 5,896 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Compared to last week, feeder steers under 500 pounds sold $4 to $6 higher. Steers 500 to 700 to pounds sold $3 to $4 lower. First all feeder cattle sale of the season. Buyer attendance good with good demand. About 50% of calves had spring and fall shots. Calves displayed light to moderate flesh. A larger number of heavy calves than last week. Heifers calves sold mostly steady. Feeder receipts included 61% steers, 39% heifers, with 25% over 600 pounds.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 8 head, 329 to 343 lbs., 156.00 to 160.00 (157.54); 363 to 396 lbs., 162.00 to 168.00 (164.30); 400 to 439 lbs., 154.00 to 163.00 (157.21); 450 to 488 lbs., 136.00 to 146.00 (139.45); 451 to 455 lbs., 148.00 to 155.00 (153.04) fancy; 509 to 549 lbs., 122.50 to 129.50 (126.53); 86 head, 504 lbs., 135.00 fancy; 538 to 547 lbs., 120.50 fleshy; 550 to 595 lbs., 118.00 to 125.50 (122.12); 83 head, 567 lbs., 130.00 fancy; 600 to 648 lbs., 115.75 to 122.75 (118.93); 651 to 699 lbs., 115.25 to 118.00 (116.36); 717 to 738 lbs., 112.00 to 114.25 (113.19). Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 8 head, 349 lbs., 150.00; 11 head, 366 to 399 lbs., 153.00 to 159.00 (155.86); 408 to 439 lbs., 144.00 to 147.00 (145.33); 460 to 496 lb., 126.00 to 134.00 (129.41); 505 to 546 lbs., 116.00 to 122.00 (118.19). 552 to 584 lbs., 113.00 to 119.75 (117.08). 610 to 640 lbs., 110.75 to 115.75 (114.72); 652 to 681 lbs., 113.00 to 115.25 (114.20). Medium and Large frame 2, 20 head, 489 to 493 lbs., 117.50 to 118.00 (117.75). Medium frame 1, 10 head, 520 lbs., 115.50 full. Medium frame 2, 12 head, 368 lbs., 136.00. Medium frame 3, 12 head, 621 lbs., 76.50.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 20 head, 307 to 329 lbs., 137.00 to 145.00 (139.92); 355 to 395 lbs., 134.00 to 141.00 (137.49); 413 to 449 lbs., 128.00 to 138.00 (131.89); 450 to 498 lbs., 124.00 to 129.00 (125.48); 16 head, 459 to 461 lbs., 131.00 to 132.00 (131.44) fancy; 26 head, 471 lbs., 134.00 replacement; 516 to 546 lbs., 115.00 to 122.00 (118.52); 12 head, 503 to 508 lbs., 127.00 to 128.00 (127.41) fancy; 100 head, 544 lbs., 139.00 replacement; 550 to 598 lbs., 112.25 to 119.50 (115.70); 603 to 625 lbs., 109.50 to 116.00 (112.50); 659 to 667 lbs., 109.00 to 110.50 (110.34); 6 head, 698 lbs., 105.50 fleshy; 9 head, 901 lbs., 105.00; 5 head, 971 lbs., 98.00. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 6 head, 348 lbs., 122.00; 406 to 424 lbs., 123.00 to 128.00 (127.19); 468 to 499 lbs., 117.50 to 122.25 (119.64); 11 head, 489 lbs., 114.50 full; 525 to 537 lbs., 113.00 to 115.50 (114.65); 550 to 589 lbs., 111.00 to 115.00 (112.66); 16 head, 877 lbs., 99.50. Medium frame 1, 13 head, 482 lbs., 115.50 full.

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1, 11 head, 548 lbs., 117.50; 11 head, 565 lbs., 107.00.

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