Clovis Livestock Auction, Clovis, New Mexico, in preliminary report, indicated 2,751 head of feeder cattle and 3,617 head on Oct. 14 and 3,617 head and a year ago, according to the USDA-New Mexico Department of Agriculture Market News, Portales, New Mexico.
Compared to the previous week, the steer and heifer calves weighing under 600 pounds were selling $5 to $11 lower except those weighing 400 to 500 pounds heifers were steady. The steer calves weighing over 600 pounds were selling $2 to $4 lower were selling heifers $5 to $6 lower. There was no accurate comparison on feeders due to limited receipts both weeks with few yearling types offered. The trade and demand was moderate. The supply included 100% feeder cattle with 57% steers, 42% was heifers and 1% was bulls. The feeder cattle supply weighing over 600 pounds was 24%.