OKC West Livestock Market, Inc., El Reno, OK, reported receipts of 4,500 head of cattle Feb. 23, compared to 6,314 head last week, according to the USDA Market News Service, Oklahoma City, OK.
Compared last week, feeder steers and heifers were steady. Demand remains good for feeder cattle, despite the high placements in feedlots last month. Stocker cattle and calves were steady to $2 lower, in a light test. Demand was moderate for calves. Quality was average to attractive. Feeder cattle continue to come off wheat in heavy flesh. Flesh conditons ranged from moderate to fleshy. Weighups were average to full. Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to $1 higher. Packer demand was good. A total of 175 cows and bulls sold, with 45% going to packers.