The Syracuse Commission Co., Syracuse, KS, reported receipts of 903 head of cattle May 18, compared with 1,366 head last week and 1,765 head last year, according to the Federal-State USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, KS.

Compared with last week, feeder steers 300 to 750 pounds were not tested; 750 to 800 pounds, steady; 800 to 900 pounds, no test. Feeder heifers 300 to 700 pounds were not tested; 700 to 750 pounds, $2 to $3 higher. Slaughter cows were $1 higher. Slaughter bulls were $3 to $4 higher. Trade was active. Demand was good. Receipts included 34% over 600 pounds and 29% under 600 pounds and 37% cows and bulls, with 335 head, early. Feeder supply included 61% steers and 39% heifers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 7 head, 349 lbs., 125.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 112.50 to 113.50 (112.85); 4 head, 456 lbs., 110.00; 16 head, 722 lbs., 90.75; 750 to 800 lbs., 87.00 to 90.60 (88.39); 13 bulls, 519 lbs., 93.00. Medium and large frame 2, 11 head, 548 lbs., 88.50; 600 to 640 lbs., 83.50 to 90.00 (85.01); 5 head, 712 lbs., 80.00; 9 head, 827 lbs., 80.75.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 350 to 400 lbs., 105.00 to 106.00 (105.77); 8 head, 433 lbs., 105.00; 34 head, 476 lbs., 98.00; 3 head, 612 lbs., 87.50; 3 head, 653 lbs., 85.00; 700 to 750 lbs., 83.50 to 86.25 (85.84). Medium and large frame 2, 4 head, 448 lbs., 95.00; 4 head, 490 lbs., 92.00.

Heiferettes: 20 head, 55.00 to 66.00 (62.20).

Baby calves: 18 head, 185.00 to 310.00 (246.88); new borns, 6 head, 75.00 to 100.00 (84.17).

Replacement cows: 9 head, middle aged, bred, 500.00 to 700.00 (597.78); 36 head, middle aged, pairs, 610.00 to 950.00 (840.97); 63 head, aged, pairs 625.00 to 750.00 (731.75).

Slaughter cows: Boners and Breakers, 75 to 85% lean, 46.00 to 51.00 (48.22). Lean, 85 to 90%, 39.00 to 45.75 (43.86). Low dressing, 35.75 to 37.75 (36.75).

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 55.00 to 61.00 (57.80); low dressing, 45.50 to 51.00 (48.83).

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