The Arkansas weekly livestock summary for the week ending Dec. 9 totaled 16,130 head, compared to 14,185 head last week and 20,959 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Little Rock, AR.

Compared to last week, slaughter cows and bulls were steady. Feeder steers and heifers sold very unevenly, averaging mostly steady.

The supply included 10,130 stocker and feeder calves, 3,450 yearlings, 1,040 replacement cows, 1,330 slaughter cows and 180 slaughter bulls. Heifers totaled 46% of the feeder supply.

Slaughter cows: Breakers, 75 to 80% lean, over 850 lbs., 32.00 to 36.00. Boners, 80 to 85% lean, over 850 lbs., 31.00 to 36.00; high dressing, 36.50 to 38.50. Lean, 85 to 90%, over 800 lbs., 30.00 to 35.00; high dressing, 35.50 to 39.50. Lean, 85 to 90%, under 800 lbs., 25.00 to 30.00; low dressing and weak cows, 18.00 to 25.00.

Slaughter bulls: Yield grade 1 and 2, 1000 to 2100 lbs., 40.00 to 46.00; high dressing, 46.50 to 48.50; low dressing, 35.00 to 40.00.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 350 lbs., 110.00 to 120.00, few, to 128.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 104.00 to 114.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 97.00 to 107.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 93.00 to 103.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 88.00 to 97.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 84.00 to 93.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 80.00 to 88.00, 700 to 800 lbs., 74.00 to 82.00. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 300 to 350 lbs., 100.00 to 110.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 94.00 to 104.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 88.00 to 97.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 84.00 to 93.00; 500 to 550 lbs., 79.00 to 87.00; 550 to 600 lbs., 75.00 to 83.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 72.00 to 80.00. Large frame 1 and 2, 300 to 400 lbs., 85.00 to 94.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 78.00 to 86.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 71.00 to 78.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 68.00 to 75.00. Small frame 1, 300 to 500 lbs., 65.00 to 70.00. Holsteins, large frame 2, 300 to 500 lbs., 62.00 to 66.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 350 lbs., 90.00 to 100.00, few, up to 108.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 87.00 to 96.00; 400 to 450 lbs., 83.00 to 92.00; 450 to 500 lbs., 81.00 to 89.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 79.00 to 87.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 72.00 to 80.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 68.00 to 75.00. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 300 to 350 lbs., 81.00 to 90.00; 350 to 400 lbs., 78.00 to 86.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 75.00 to 83.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 71.00 to 78.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 64.00 to 71.00. Large frame 1 and 2, 300 to 400 lbs., 76.00 to 84.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 72.00 to 80.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 68.00 to 75.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 66.00 to 73.00.

Feeder cows: Medium and few large frame 1, 2 years old, 650 to 800 lbs., heiferettes, 52.00 to 62.00, few, up to 65.00; 2 to 3 years old, 800 to 1000 lbs., heiferettes, 44.00 to 52.00.

Replacement cows: Medium and few large frame 1, 2 to 7 years old, 850 to 1200 lbs., 2nd and 3rd stage bred, 45.00 to 54.00, few, to 61.00; short bred and open thin grazing cows, 32.00 to 40.00.

Cow-calf pairs: Medium and few large frame 1, 2 to 7 years old, 800- to 1100-lb. cows, with 100- to 200-lb. calves at side, 600.00 to 700.00 per pair; similar cows, with 200- to 350-lb. calves at side, 700.00 to 790.00 per pair. Small and medium frame 1 and 2, 650- to 850-lb. cows, aged, with 100- to 200-lb. calves at side, 450.00 to 600.00 per pair.

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