The Ozarks Regional Stockyard, West Plains, MO, Dec. 7, reported receipts of 4,750 head, compared with 5,126 head last sale and 8,035 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO.

Compared with last week, steers and heifers over 450 pounds were steady to $2 lower, with the most decline noted on 600-weight steers and 500-weight heifers. The exception was light weight calves under 450 pounds, which, for the most part, were steady to strong. Supply was moderate. Demand was uneven. Quality was not as attractive. Steers made up approximately 57% of the run and heifers 43%. Offerings over 600 pounds totaled around 25% of the supply.

Steers: Medium and large frame 1, 300 to 400 lbs., 103.00 to 114.00, thin and fancy, 109.00 to 118.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 95.00 to 106.00, thin and fancy, 100.50 to 110.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 88.00 to 98.50, thin and fancy, under 565 lbs., 96.00 to 100.50; 600 to 700 lbs., 82.50 to 88.00; 700 to 800 lbs., 82.50 to 88.00; few, 800 to 860 lbs., 82.00 to 86.00 Medium 1 360 to 380 lbs., 96.00 to 103.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 90.00 to 97.50; 500 to 535 lbs., 86.50 to 95.00 Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 280 to 377 lbs., thin, 100.00 to 113.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 83.00 to 92.50; 500 to 550 lbs., 85.00 to 90.00, thin, 88.50 to 96.00; few, 600 to 615 lbs., 83.00 to 85.00 Medium frame 1 and 2, package and lots, 296 lbs., 94.00; 378 lbs., 91.00; 428 lbs., 86.00; 529 lbs., 82.50. Large frame 2, Holsteins, couple lots, 424 to 520 lbs., 65.00; 558 to 600 lbs., 65.00 to 66.10; lot, 687 lbs., 65.00.

Heifers: Medium and large frame 1, few, 290 to 293 lbs., thin, 107.00 to 108.00; 300 to 400 lbs., 90.00 to 98.00, thin and fancy, 94.00 to 101.00; 400 to 500 lbs., 82.50 to 90.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 80.00 to 86.50, lot, thin and fancy, 512 lbs., 87.50, fleshy 77.50 to 83.00; 600 to 700 lbs., 76.00 to 83.00, lot, fancy, 603 lbs., 85.50; 700 to 755 lbs., 75.00 to 78.75. Medium frame 1, package, 281 lbs., 100.00; 360 to 400 lbs., 85.00 to 88.00; few, 465 to 477 lbs., 80.00 to 81.00, package, fleshy 493 lbs., 77.00 Medium and large frame 1 and 2, 288 to 295 lbs., mostly thin, 96.00; package, 315 lbs., 92.00; couple lots, 382 to 400 lbs., thin, 85.00 to 87.50; 450 to 480 lbs., 76.00 to 82.00; 500 to 600 lbs., 76.00 to 81.50, thin, 79.50 to 84.50; 550 to 600 lbs., 76.00 to 81.50; few, 600 to 630 lbs., 75.00 to 78.00.

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