The McAlester Union Stockyards, McAlester, Okla., reported receipts of 1,600 head May 24, compared to 1,900 head last week, according to the USDA Market News Service, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Compared to last week, lightweight stocker cattle were steady, the balance of cattle were steady to $2 lower. Weather concerns and the cattle on feed report were beginning to put pressure on area markets. There was a good attendance of buyers and trade was active on upper-tier cattle, moderate on the balance. Quality was plain to average, with very few attractive cattle on hand. Receipts were comprised of 38% steers, 46% heifers with 20% feeder cattle over 600 pounds. Feeder bulls made up 17% of the sale. Slaughter cows and bulls were steady. Good attendance of buyers. Good demand continues for long bred cows and average to good for pairs. A total of 275 cows and bulls sold with 45% going to packers.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 11 head, 300 to 340 lbs., 163.00 to 172.00 (165.67); 9 head, 350 to 385 lbs., 156.00 to 169.00 (161.91); 12 head, 400 to 435 lbs., 141.00 to 153.00 (146.75); 20 head, 455 to 497 lbs., 132.00 to 136.50 (134.07); 17 head, 503 to 535 lbs., 130.00 to 135.50 (132.18); 14 head, 550 to 588 lbs., 124.50 to 130.00 (127.91); 14 head, 600 to 615 lbs., 120.00 to 130.00 (123.76); 7 head, 655 to 670 lbs., 116.00 to 118.50 (116.99); 5 head, 700 to 715 lbs., 111.00 to 115.00 (112.80); 8 head, 760 to 790 lbs., 105.00 to 109.00 (107.75); 6 head, 950 to 969 lbs., 99.50. Medium and large frame 2, 5 head, 350 to 385 lbs., 146.00 to 153.00 (148.97); 400 to 448 lbs., 127.00 to 138.50 (134.05); 17 head, 465 to 495 lbs., 124.00 to 133.00 (128.68); 11 head, 505 to 545 lbs., 121.00 to 129.50 (125.96); 11 head, 550 to 599 lbs., 117.00 to 125.00 (119.91); 6 head, 679 lbs., 110.50. Medium and large frame 3, 14 head, 350 to 395 lbs., 130.00 to 141.00 (137.65).

Feeder bulls: Medium and large frame 1, 13 head, 410 to 448 lbs., 129.00 to 138.00 (133.41); 450 to 495 lbs., 127.50 to 136.50 (131.08); 500 to 545 lbs., 126.50 to 132.00 (129.53); 11 head, 555 to 588 lbs., 120.00 to 127.50 (124.17); 8 head, 600 to 625 lbs., 111.00 to 118.00 (115.76); 5 head, 730 to 745 lbs., 101.00 to 103.50 (102.24).

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 8 head, 310 to 345 lbs., 136.00 to 151.50 (144.77); 19 head, 350 to 395 lbs., 132.00 to 139.50 (136.90); 400 to 446 lbs., 126.00 to 136.50 (131.73); 450 to 498 lbs., 125.00 to 135.00 (127.83); 500 to 548 lbs., 116.00 to 124.50 (120.64); 555 to 595 lbs., 112.50 to 120.00 (115.29); 600 to 640 lbs., 107.50 to 115.75 (112.79); 16 head, 655 to 684 lbs., 103.75 to 108.00 (105.99). Medium and large frame 2, 11 head, 355 to 390 lbs., 120.00 to 129.00 (122.45); 450 to 495 lbs., 115.50 to 122.50 (119.61); 9 head, 505 to 545 lbs., 107.00 to 113.50 (111.14); 8 head, 600 to 640 lbs., 102.50 to 108.00 (105.10); 10 head, 650 to 695 lbs., 97.50 to 105.00 (102.46); 5 head, 777 lbs., 98.50.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 23 head, 75 to 80% lean, 1075 to 1650 lbs., 58.00 to 59.00; low dressing, 53.00 to 56.50. Boners, 65 head, 80 to 85% lean, 1000 to 1475 lbs., 59.00 to 62.50; high dressing, 62.75 to 67.00; low dressing, 55.00 to 58.50. Lean, 35 head, 85 to 90% lean, 1000 to 1250 lbs., 56.00 to 59.00; low dressing, 52.00 to 55.50. Light, 15 head, 85 to 90% lean, 600 to 950 lbs., 47.50 to 51.50; high dressing, 55.00 to 60.50; low dressing, 40.50 to 44.50.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, 22 head, 1275 to 1975 lbs., 73.00 to 76.50; high dressing, 77.00 to 82.00; low dressing, 68.50 to 72.50.

Replacement cows: Medium and large frame 1, 3 to 6 years old, 975 to 1300 lbs., 6 to 9 months bred, average quality blacks, 780.00 to 880.00.

Pairs: Medium and large frame 1, 3 to 6 years old, 800 to 1025 lbs., with 100- to 220-lb. calves average quality blacks, 965.00 to 1065.00; 8+ years old, 900 to 1325 lbs., with 175- to 375-lb. calves, average quality blacks, 935.00 to 960.00.

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