The St. Onge Livestock Co., Ltd., St. Onge, SD, reported receipts of 284 head Feb. 28, compared to 723 head last week and 2,639 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Sioux Falls, SD.

There was no test on feeder cattle, due to the light receipts. Slaughter cows displayed higher yields than last week and sold $1 to $2 higher. Slaughter bulls also displayed higher yields than last week and sold $5 higher. Receipts included about 25% feeder and exposed cows, 23% feeder calves, 13% slaughter cows, 8% bred cows, 5% slaughter bulls, 5% feeder bulls and the balance breeding bulls and heifers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 6 head, 505 to 543 lbs., 94.00 to 96.00 (94.96); 10 head, 551 lbs., 95.50; 7 head, 626 lbs., 85.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 5 head, 498 lbs., 87.50; 6 head, 555 lbs., 84.00; 9 head, 696 lbs., 74.50.

Slaughter cows: Boners, 80 to 85% lean, 1410 to 1645 lbs., 41.00 to 44.50; low dressing, 39.00. Lean, 85 to 90 lean, 945 to 1430 lbs., 37.00 to 43.50; high dressing, 44.00 to 45.00; low dressing, 35.50 to 36.50.

Replacement females: Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 2 years old, 865 to 1140 lbs., 59.00 to 67.00.

Heiferettes: 895 to 1230 lbs., 47.00 to 57.00.

Feeder and exposed cows: 960 to 1655 lbs., 40.00 to 47.00; older and thin, 36.50 to 39.50.

Bred cows: 3 to 5 years old, black whitefaces, bred black, calve March 14, large frame 1, 1268 lbs., 790.00; 4 to 5 years old, black whitefaces, bred black, calve March 14, large frame 1, 1598 lbs., 710.00; 4 to 5 years old, red whitefaces, bred black, calve March 14, large frame 1, 1480 lbs., 680.00.

Feeder bulls: 1063 to 1485 lbs., 49.50 to 57.50.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, 1490 to 2165 lbs., 51.25 to 56.25; low dressing, individual, 48.50.

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