The Syracuse Commission Co., Syracuse, KS, reported receipts of 2,250 head of cattle March 24, compared with 2,485 head last week and 1,537 head last year, according to the Federal-State USDA Market News Service, Dodge City, KS.

Compared with last week, feeder steers 300 to 650 pounds were not test; 650 to 850 pounds, steady. Feeder heifers 300 to 600 pounds were not test; 600 to 750 pounds, steady to weak. Slaughter cows and bulls were steady. Trade was active. Demand was good. Receipts included 68% over 600 pounds, 15% under 600 pounds and 17% cows and bulls, with 400 head early. Feeder supply included 60% steers and 40% heifers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 9 head, 231 lbs., 310.00 per head; 3 head, 295 lbs., 129.00; 19 head, 307 lbs., 385.00 per head; 4 head, 353 lbs., 119.00; 7 head, 416 lbs., 119.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 99.00 to 103.00 (101.52); 550 to 600 lbs., 90.50; 12 head, 623 lbs., 89.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 84.00 to 89.50 (87.39); 700 to 750 lbs., 82.75 to 87.85 (86.11); 750 to 800 lbs., 81.50 to 85.00 (83.45); 800 to 850 lbs., 79.25 to 83.25 (80.44); 18 head, 894 lbs., 78.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 5 head, 595 lbs., 86.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 20 head, 213 lbs., 310.00 per head; 16 head, 269 lbs., 335.00 per head; 9 head, 328 lbs., 110.00; 9 head, 493 lbs., 93.50; 500 to 550 lbs., 88.00 to 93.50 (89.76); 550 to 600 lbs., 86.50 to 87.50 (87.27); 600 to 650 lbs., 83.50 to 86.00 (84.94); 650 to 700 lbs., 81.50 to 84.35 (83.16); 700 to 750 lbs., 75.00 to 78.50 (76.54); 750 to 800 lbs., 77.00; 800 to 850 lbs., 74.25 to 74.75 (74.37); 12 head, 960 lbs., 68.50. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 4 head, 625 lbs., 79.00.

Heiferettes: 5 head, 48.00 to 62.00 (54.20).

Baby calves: 40 head, 125.00 to 310.00 (215.38).

Replacement cows: 28 head, middle aged, bred, 525.00 to 775.00 (661.96); 20 head, aged, bred, 460.00 to 585.00 (523.25); 30 head, middle aged, pairs; 700.00 to 800.00 (770.17); 47 head, aged, pairs, 610.00 to 750.00 (699.36).

Slaughter cows: Boners and Breakers, 75 to 85% lean, 41.25 to 44.25 (42.15). Lean, 85 to 90%, 37.00 to 41.00 (39.68). Low dressing, 33.00 to 36.50 (35.03).

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 to 2, 49.50 to 55.75 (53.21).

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