The OKC West Livestock Market, Inc., El Reno, OK, reported estimated receipts of 5,850 head July 16, compared to 6,950 last week, according to the USDA Market News Service, Oklahoma City, OK.

Compared to last week at OKC West, feeder steers and heifers were steady to $2 higher. Demand was very good for feeder cattle. Cattle futures made a sharp advance Wednesday following a heavy movement of slaughter cattle at $1 lower. Steer and heifer calves were steady to $3 lower in a light test. Conditions were hot and very dry, forcing many cattle to move to market. Feeder cattle were in slightly thin to moderate flesh. Calves were in medium to mostly fleshy conditions. Weigh-ups were average to full. Lean cows and slaughter bulls were $1 lower, and utility cows were $1 higher. Demand was good for a limited number of cows as plants were looking to fill school contracts. A total of 165 cows and bulls sold with 54% going to packers. The supply consisted of 90% yearlings and calves over 600 pounds, 7% calves and light yearlings under 600, 3% cows and bulls. Heifers comprised of 36% of the feeder and calf supply.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, calves, package, 365 lbs., 118.00; lot, 465 lbs., 110.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 96.00 to 103.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 93.00 to 99.50; few, 600 to 625 lbs., 87.50 to 92.00; lot, 765 lbs., 84.00; Yearlings, 600 to 700 lbs., 92.50 to 97.00; 745 to 800 lbs., 87.00 to 93.00; 800 to 850 lbs., 86.25 to 89.00; 850 to 900 lbs., 83.50 to 87.50; 900 to 1000 lbs., 80.00 to 83.50. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, package, 500 lbs., 95.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 86.00 to 90.25; 825 to 850 lbs., 83.50 to 84.00. Medium and large frame 2, 400 lbs., 100.00; 500 to 575 lbs., 93.00 to 94.50; 625 to 700 lbs., 91.00 to 94.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 85.00 to 89.00; 800 to 900 lbs., 82.00 to 86.50.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, calves, package, 295 lbs., 104.00; 300 to 350 lbs., 99.00 to 102.00; lot, 400 lbs., 101.00; 445 to 500 lbs., 91.00 to 96.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 85.00 to 89.50; lot, 625 lbs., 87.00; lot, 725 lbs., 82.00; Yearlings, 500 to 600 lbs., 90.00 to 93.50; 600 to 650 lbs, 88.50 to 93.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 86.50 to 90.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 84.25 to 86.75; 800 to 855 lbs., 81.75 to 84.00; package, 950 lbs., 75.00. Medium and large frame 1 to 2, 625 lbs., 85.00; 700 to 755 lbs., 84.00 to 86.50. Small and medium frame 1 to 2, 600 to 675 lbs., 85.00 to 86.00. Medium and large frame 2, 340 lbs., thin, 99.00; 445 lbs., 96.00; 515 lbs., 88.00; 645 to 700 lbs., 85.00 to 86.75; 725 to 800 lbs., 80.75 to 82.50; lot, 825 lbs., 80.25.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 31 head, 75 to 80% lean, 1150 to 1650 lbs., 44.50 to 47.50; high dressing, 47.50 to 50.50; low dressing, 40.00 to 44.50. Boners, 31 head, 80 to 85% lean, 950 to 1500 lean, 44.00 to 46.00; high dressing, 49.50 to 52.50; low dressing, 38.00 to 43.50. Lean, 22 head, 85 to 90% lean, 900 to 1400 lbs., 42.00 to 42.25; high dressing, 43.00 to 46.50; low dressing, 36.00 to 41.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, 24 head, 1700 to 2100 lbs., 54.50 to 56.00; high dressing, 58.50 to 61.50; low dressing, 53.00 to 54.00.

Estimated dressed cost at OKC West: Lean, 90.75. Boners, 89.05. Breakers, 86.50. Bulls 99.30.

Replacement cows: Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 4 to 6 years old, 1050 to 1250 lbs., 4 to 5 months bred, high quality blacks, 740.00 to 770.00; 4 to 6 years old, 1050 to 1300 lbs., 4 to 7 months bred, average quality blacks, 640.00 to 700.00; 4 to 6 years old, 1000 to 1350 lbs., 4 to 7 months bred, average quality, 570.00 to 600.00; 7 to 8 years old, 1000 to 1200 lbs., 4 to 8 months bred, average quality, 540.00 to 570.00.

Pairs: Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 2 to 4 years old, 900 to 1000 lbs., with 125- to 250-lb. calves, high quality blacks, 1000.00; 7 to 8 years old, 1150 to 1300 lbs., with 100- to 300-lb. calves, average quality, 730.00 to 830.00.

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