Oklahoma City Weekly Cattle Auction Summary
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Oklahoma City, OK    Wed Mar 14, 2018    USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News

Oklahoma National Stockyards, Oklahoma City, OK
Feeder Cattle Weekly Summary Report for the week of 03/12/2018

Receipts This Week:  9,771     Last Week:  7,627     Last Year:  7,180

   Compared to last week:  Feeder steers 600-800 lbs steady to 1.00 lower, 800
-1000 lbs 3.00-4.00 lower.  Feeder heifers 3.00 lower.  Steer and heifer
calves 1.00-5.00 lower.  Demand moderate. Quality mostly average.  The drought
continues to plague the trading area with feedlots filling to the brim from
producers' continuing to sell out of necessity.  Feeder cattle supply included
67 percent Steers, 32 percent Heifers, and 1 percent Bulls. Feeder cattle
supply over 600 lbs was 67 percent.
   Slaughter cows 1.00-4.00 lower.  Slaughter bulls 3.00 lower.  Packer demand 
moderate.  A total of 198 cows and bulls sold with 64 percent going to packers.

Please note weighted average weight and price follow in parenthesis.

   Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1: Calves: few 262 lbs (262 lbs) 210.00 (210.00); 
300-400 lbs (359 lbs) 206.00-220.00 (212.17); 400-450 lbs (425 lbs) 189.00-199.00 
(194.54); 450-500 lbs (471 lbs) 185.00-197.00 (189.91); 500-550 lbs (519 lbs) 174.00-
187.50 (179.82); 550-600 lbs (569 lbs) 174.00-178.00 (175.24); Yearlings: 600-650 lbs 
(619 lbs) 160.50-171.50 (166.84); 650-700 lbs (680 lbs) 156.00-167.00 (164.37); 700-
750 lbs (717 lbs) 147.00-159.00 (153.23); 750-800 lbs (774 lbs) 139.00-153.50 
(145.11); 800-850 lbs (826 lbs) 134.00-146.75 (138.26); 850-900 lbs (877 lbs) 129.50-
135.50 (132.26); 900-950 lbs (914 lbs) 127.00-132.25 (130.01); 950-1000 lbs (986 lbs) 
124.00-126.50 (125.80); 1050-1100 lbs (1083 lbs) 122.50-126.50 (123.06).

   Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1: Calves: 300-375 lbs (330 lbs) 181.00-185.00 
(183.00); 400-500 lbs (445 lbs) 168.00-175.00 (171.66); 500-550 lbs (527 lbs) 153.00-
164.00 (159.29); 550-600 lbs (575 lbs) 153.00-161.00 (156.31); Yearlings: 600-625 lbs 
(606 lbs) 142.00-152.00 (147.03); 650-700 lbs (674 lbs) 135.00-145.00 (138.16); 700-
750 lbs (716 lbs) 130.00-139.00 (135.06); 750-800 lbs (776 lbs) 127.00-131.00 
(129.19); 800-850 lbs (816 lbs) 126.00-129.00 (127.37). 

Slaughter cows:
        Head  %Lean    Weight    Average Dress   High Dress    Low Dress
Breakers  10  75-80%  1100-1775   66.50-69.00       ------     61.00-64.50
Boner     17  80-85%  1000-1700   66.00-70.50    73.00-75.00   62.50-65.50
Lean      63  85-90%  1000-1550   65.00-70.50       72.00      57.00-64.00
Light     21  85-90%   850-1000   63.00-65.50       ------     55.00-61.00
                                                     Very Low  50.00-54.00

   Slaughter Bulls:  
            Head    Weight    Average Dress    High Dress     Low Dress
Y.G. 1-2     15    1400-2075   87.00-92.00        94.00       80.00-86.00

Estimated dressed cost at the Oklahoma National Stockyards:  Lean cows 
142.45; Boners 138.20; Breakers 127.50; Light Weight cows 135.70.  Bulls 
160.70.

   Replacement Cows: Pre-tested for pregnancy, and age. 
 Medium and Large 1-2: 
   Age          Weight      Months Bred    Quality            Price
1-3 yr old     825-1175     6-7 months     avg quality        835.00-1185.00
 3  yr old       900         6  months     low-avg quality         760.00
6-8 yr old     850-1475     5-7 months     avg quality        800.00-1050.00

   Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2:
   Age        Cow Weight     Calf Weight    Quality          Price
5-6 yr old     825-1175        75-100       avg thin        1125.00-1200.00
 5  yr old    1000-1225        50-75        Brahman             2200.00
7-8 yr old    1100-1225        50-75        low-avg quality  975.00-1025.00

Source:  USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News Service
         Tina Colby/Amber Wells/Joe Massey
         Telephone 405-232-5425
         24 Hour Market Report 405-636-2691
         www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnewsKO_LS155.txt