The Joplin Regional Stockyards, Joplin, MO, reported receipts of 5,500 head of cattle June 5, compared to 4,495 head two weeks ago and 6,715 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO.

Compared to two weeks ago, steers were $2 to $3 higher, sometimes $4 higher on fancy quality. Heifers were mostly steady to $1 higher.

Steers made up approximately 62% of the run and heifers 36%. Offerings over 600 pounds totaled about 36% of the supply. Demand was very good.

Feeder steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 400 lbs., few, 111.00 to 129.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 104.00 to 116.00, lot, fancy, 117.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 97.50 to 106.50, fancy, 108.00 to 110.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 88.50 to 98.00, 2 lots, fancy, 99.50 to 100.75; 700 to 800 lbs., 85.00 to 92.50; 800 to 900 lbs., 76.75 to 84.50. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 350 to 470 lbs., 100.00 to 108.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 93.50 to 96.50. Holsteins, large frame 2, 490 to 600 lbs., 80.00 to 83.00; 650 to 670 lbs., 73.00 to 74.00.

Feeder heifers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 400 lbs., 102.00 to 110.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 95.50 to 101.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 87.00 to 97.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 83.00 to 89.50; 700 to 800 lbs., 78.75 to 86.00. Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 350 to 490 lbs., 91.00 to 101.00.

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