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i came aross this......it's bad but if it'll stay here till monday i'll sell all my calfs.........WEDNESDAY December 31, 2003 AUCTION SALES: Receipts of 240 head, reduced due to holiday and market uncertainty.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE Compared to a couple weeks ago: Slaughter steers and heifers substantially lower. Supply mainly Choice steers and heifers. Light supply Holstein steers.

SLAUGHTER STEERS and HEIFERS: Choice YG 2-4 1075-1400 lbs. $72.00-75.00. High yielding 1200-1400 lbs. $75.00-77.00. Mixed Select and Choice 2-3 1075-1300 lbs. $68.00-72.00. Select 2-3 1200-1500 lbs. $64.00-68.00.

HOLSTEIN STEERS: Mixed Select and Choice 2-3 1150-1450 lbs. $63.00-66.00. Select 1050-1300 lbs. $60.00-63.00.

FEEDER CATTLE AUCTION: Feeder steers and heifer $3.00-5.00 lower. Large buyer attendance.

FEEDER STEERS: Thin 300-400 lbs. $92.00-98.00; 400-500 lbs. $88.00-94.00; 500-600 lbs. $85.00-89.00; 600-700 lbs. $80.00-87.00. Moderately fleshy 300-400 lbs. $87.00-92.00; 400-500 lbs. $84.00-89.00; 500-600 lbs. $80.00-85.00; 600-700 lbs. $75.00-81.00.

HOLSTEIN STEERS: 200-300 lbs. $99.00-103.00; 300-400 lbs. $90.00-99.00; 400-500 lbs. $86.00-91.00. Bucket calves: Holstein males $50.00-120.00 per head.

FEEDER HEIFERS: Thin 300-400 lbs. $89.00-93.00; 400-500 lbs. $84.00-89.00; 500-600 lbs. $80.00-85.00; 600-700 $76.00-80.00. Moderately fleshy 500-600 lbs. $75.00-81.00; 600-700 lbs. $72.00-76.00.

SLAUGHTER COW AND BULL AUCTION: Compared to a couple weeks ago: Slaughter Cows $4.00-5.00 lower, except Breaking Utility and Commercial $6.00-7.00 lower. Bulls $4.00-5.00 lower.

COWS: Cutter and Boning Utility 1-4 $44.00-47.00, High Yielding $47.00-49.00. Breaking Utility and Commercial $42.00-46.00. Canner and Low Cutter 1-2 $40.00-44.00. Shelly Canner 1-2 $36.00-40.00, low yielding $30.00-36.00.

BULLS: YG 1 1700-1900 lbs. $54.00-55.00. YG 1-2 1500-2325 lbs. $48.00-54.00, low yielding $45.00-48.00.
 
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