The Joplin Regional Stockyards, Joplin MO, reported receipts of 4,000 head May 15, compared to 4,970 head last week and 4,362 head one year ago, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO.

Compared to last week, steers were steady to $1 higher. Heifers weighing less than 500 pounds were steady; over 500 pounds, weak to $2 lower. Demand was uneven. Supply was heavy. Steers made up approximately 53% of the run and heifers 46%. Offerings over 600 pounds totaled about 27% of the supply. There was good buyer attendance. Prices still were very good on the better quality calves.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 400 lbs., 125.00 to 134.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 108.00 to 117.00, fancy, 119.00 to 122.50; 500 to 600 lbs., 99.00 to 107.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 95.00 to 103.00, fleshy, 88.50 to 94.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 85.00 to 92.00; lot, 808 lbs., 83.50. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 350 to 400 lbs., 112.00 to 125.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 101.00 to 112.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 92.50 to 103.50; lot, 610 lbs., 90.00; lot, 891 lbs., 79.90. Holsteins, large frame 3, 400 to 490 lbs., 81.00 to 87.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 400 lbs., 100.00 to 113.50; 400 to 500 lbs., 97.00 to 106.00, fleshy, 88.50 to 96.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 87.00 to 95.50, fancy, 97.50 to 98.50, fleshy, 85.00 to 88.50; 600 to 650 lbs., 84.50 to 90.00; 650 to 700 lbs., 82.00 to 86.00, fleshy, 82.00 to 83.50; 700 to 800 lbs., 77.50 to 82.50; 891 lbs., 73.00. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 300 to 400 lbs., 102.00 to 112.50; 400 to 500 lbs., 93.50 to 103.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 84.50 to 89.00.

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