The Oklahoma National Stockyards weekly cattle summary totaled 8,960 head March 22, compared to 10,394 head last week and 11,587 head last year, according to the USDA Market news Service, Oklahoma City, OK.

Compared to last week, feeder steers were steady to $1 higher, feeder heifers were steady to $1 lower. Demand was good for feeder cattle. Stocker cattle and calves were steady. Demand continues to be extremely good for grazing cattle. The mild winter has caused cattle on wheat to finish ahead of schedule this season with the March wheat run occuring mostly in February. Same is expected for the May run which will likely concentrate in April. March rains have been generous statewide. Spring grazing will be optimal. Quality average to attractive. Feeder cattle in slightly thin to moderate flesh, end fleshy. Weigh-ups remain highly varied and in complete range of gaunt to full.

Slaughter cows steady to $1 lower. Slaughter bulls were steady. Packer demand was moderate. Demand was very good for thin grazing type cows. A total of 415 cows and bulls sold with 35% to packers.

Supply consisted of 75% yearlings over 600 pounds; 20% calves and short yearlings under 600 pounds and 5% cows and bulls. Heifers comprised 39% of feeder and calf supply.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 350 to 400 lbs., 125.00 to 127.00 (126.77); 400 to 450 lbs., 117.00 to 125.00 (121.39); 450 to 500 lbs., 109.00 to 119.50 (117.17), few fleshy 99.50 to 106.75; 500 to 550 lbs., 105.00 to 111.50, thin 114.50 to 119.00 (112.08); 550 to 600 lbs., 98.00 to 108.00 (103.23); 600 to 650 lbs., 97.50 to 104.00 (100.64), few fleshy 91.50 to 93.50; 650 to 700 lbs., 90.25 to 98.00 (92.70), several fleshy 85.00 to 89.75 (86.68); 700 to 750 lbs., 84.00 to 89.50 (87.77), few stockers 88.25 to 93.25; 750 to 800 lbs., 81.00 to 88.00 (84.38); 800 to 850 lbs., 79.00 to 84.25 (81.21), few fleshy 77.00 to 77.75; 850 to 900 lbs., 75.00 to 79.00 (77.38); 900 to 950 lbs., 72.00 to 77.00 (75.13). Holstein, large frame 2, few 350 to 375 lbs., 86.00 to 92.00; few 450 to 500 lbs., 81.50 to 84.00; 575 to 625 lbs., 73.75 to 74.00; 650 to 825 lbs., 67.00 to 69.00; load 900 lbs., 65.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 350 to 400 lbs., 109.00 to 114.00 (111.43); 400 to 450 lbs., 100.50 to 112.50 (108.47); 450 to 500 lbs., 96.50 to 105.00 (100.42); 500 to 550 lbs., 94.50 to 102.00 (99.33); 550 to 600 lbs., 90.50 to 98.50 (95.84), lot fleshy 89.00; 600 to 650 lbs., 83.00 to 87.25 (84.96), thin 91.00 to 96.50; 650 to 700 lbs., 81.00 to 87.75 (83.48), fleshy 77.75 to 78.00; 700 to 750 lbs., 77.25 to 81.50 (79.25), fleshy 76.00 to 78.25; 750 to 800 lbs., 75.75 to 79.50 (77.04); 800 to 900 lbs., 73.50 to 76.00 (74.16); 900 to 950 lbs., 70.00 to 74.25 (72.76).

Slaughter cows: Breakers 75 to 80% lean 1100 to 1675 lbs., 40.00 to 42.00; high dressing 43.50; low dressing 38.00. Boners 80 to 85% lean 900 to 1600 lbs., 39.25 to 42.00; high dressing 42.00 to 47.00; low dressing 36.50 to 39.25. Lean 85 to 90% lean 850 to 1350 lbs., 38.00 to 41.00; high dressing 42.00 to 47.50; low dressing 35.00 to 38.25.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, 1400 to 2100 lbs., 51.00 to 54.00; high dressing 53.50 to 59.50; low dressing 45.00 to 50.00.

Replacement cows: Pretested for bangs, pregnancy and age. Medium and large frame 1, heifers 600 to 700 lbs. open, high quality blacks, 565.00 to 620.00; 3 to 6 year old 1000 to 1350 lbs., 7 to 8 months bred, average quality, 725.00 to 750.00; 4 to 6 year old 950 to 1250 lbs., 5 to 6 months bred, average quality, 580.00 to 690.00, 4 to 6 year old 900 to 1200 lbs., 2 to 4 months bred, average quality blacks, 585.00 to 660.00; 4 to 6 year old 900 to 1200 lbs., 2 to 4 months bred, average quality, 535.00 to 570.00; 7 to 9 year old 1050 to 1250 lbs., 5 to 7 months bred, average quality, 580.00 to 660.00, 7 to 9 year old 1000 to 1250 lbs., 2 to 4 months bred, average quality, 475.00 to 550.00.

Pairs: Medium and large frame 1, 2 year old 775- to 850-lb. cows with 125- to 200-lb. calves, average quality, 795.00 to 830.00; 5 to 6 year old 1100- to 1200-lb. cows with 200- to 350-lb. calves, average quality, 800.00 to 875.00; 7 to 8 year old 900- to 1100-lb. cows with 200- to 325-lb. calves, average qualtiy, 780.00 to 800.00; 9 to 10 year old 900- to 1150-lb. cows with 150- to 275-lb. calves, average quality, 600.00 to 700.00.

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