The summary for Arkansas livestock auctions for the week ending Nov. 9 totaled 13,035 head, compared to 17,097 head the previous week and 19,856 head one year ago, according to the USDA Market News Service, Little Rock, AR.

Compared to last week, slaughter cows and bulls were about steady. Feeder steers and heifers were mostly firm to $3 higher, with instances of $4 to $5 higher on lightweight, thin cattle ready for wheat pasture.

The supply included 8,335 stocker and feeder calves, 3,125 feeder yearlings, 735 replacement cows, 715 slaughter cows, 125 slaughter bulls and 44% yearling heifers.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, over 850 lbs., 33.00 to 38.00. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, over 850 lbs., 34.00 to 38.00; high dressing, 38.50 to 42.00. Lean, 85 to 90% lean, over 800 lbs., 33.00 to 37.00; high dressing, 37.50 to 40.00; under 800 lbs., 27.00 to 32.00; low dressing and weak, 20.00 to 26.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, 1000 to 2100 lbs., 43.00 to 48.00; high dressing, 48.50 to 52.00; low dressing, 36.00 to 43.00.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 350 lbs., 115.00 to 130.00 few, to 139.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 110.00 to 122.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 104.00 to 115.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 99.00 to 110.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 94.00 to 104.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 87.00 to 96.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 83.00 to 92.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 82.00 to 91.00. Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 350 lbs., 105.00 to 115.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 100.00 to 110.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 94.00 to 104.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 90.00 to 99.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 85.00 to 94.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 79.00 to 87.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 75.00 to 83.00. Medium and large frame 3, 300 to 400 lbs., 90.00 to 100.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 83.00 to 92.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 77.00 to 85.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 75.00 to 83.00. Small frame 1 and 2, 300 to 400 lbs., 80.00 to 90.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 75.00 to 85.00. Holsteins, large frame 3, 300 to 400 lbs., 75.00 to 82.50; 400 to 500 lbs., 73.00 to 78.50.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 350 lbs., 100.00 to 110.00, few, to 115.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 97.00 to 107.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 94.00 to 105.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 88.00 to 97.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 83.00 to 92.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 80.00 to 88.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 77.00 to 85.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 74.00 to 82.00. Medium and large frame 2, 300 to 350 lbs., 90.00 to 100.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 88.00 to 97.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 85.00 to 94.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 75.00 to 83.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 70.00 to 77.00. Medium and large frame 3, 300 to 400 lbs., 81.00 to 90.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 80.00 to 88.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 72.00 to 80.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 68.00 to 75.00.

Feeder cows: Medium and few large frame 1 and 2, 2 years old, 650 to 800 lbs., heiferettes, 58.00 to 65.00; 2 to 3 years old, 800 to 1100 lbs., 44.00 to 56.00.

Replacement cows: Medium and few large frame 1 and 2, 2 to 7 years old, 850 to 1200 lbs., third stage bred, 54.00 to 63.00; second stage bred, 45.00 to 53.00; short bred and open, 40.00 to 48.00; aged, thin, grazing cows, 36.00 to 43.00.

Cow-calf pairs: Medium and few large frame 1 and 2, 2 to 7 years old, 800 to 1100 lbs., with 100- to 200-lb. calf at side, 650.00 to 750.00 per pair; similar cows, with 200- to 300-lb. calf at side, 750.00 to 870.00 per pair. Small and medium frame 1 and 2, 650 to 850 lbs., aged, with 100- to 200-lb. calf at side, 500.00 to 650.00 per pair.

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