The combined sales volume at Wyoming, western Nebraska and western North and South Dakota auctions for the week ending July 8 totaled 4,800 head of cattle, compared with 4,100 head last week and 2,300 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Torrington, WY.

At Wyoming auctions, feeder steers and heifers were not well tested. In the direct trade, feeders were steady on comparable sales. Steers accounted for approximately 70% and heifers 30% of the total supply. Supply included 70% over 600 pounds. The direct trade accounted for 4,300 head of the weekly total.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, auctions, 530 lbs., 105.25; 580 to 690 lbs., 91.50 to 93.00; 775 lbs., 85.60. Direct sales, current delivery, 840 to 850 lbs., 86.00 to 87.50 fob; 950 to 1000 lbs., 80.75 to 82.00 fob. For August-September delivery, 860 to 900 lbs., 84.50 to 85.00 fob. For October-November delivery, 450 lbs., 110.00 fob; 525 to 530 lbs., 103.00 to 105.00 fob; 620 to 635 lbs., 102.35 to 103.00 delivered.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, auctions, 570 to 635 lbs., 90.35 to 91.00; 690 to 760 lbs., 85.00 to 90.00; 870 lbs., 74.85. Direct sales, current delivery, 725 to 785 lbs., 88.00 fob. For October-November delivery, 400 lbs., 103.00 fob; 500 lbs., 96.00 fob; 585 lbs., 97.25 delivered.

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