Joplin Regional feeder cattle auction results

Joplin Regional Stockyards, Carthage, Missouri, reported receipts of 5,097 head of feeder cattle selling on April 20, compared to 3,084 head on April 13 and 5,243 head a year ago, according to the USDA-Missouri Department of Agriculture Market News, Jefferson City, Missouri,

Compared to the previous week, the steers weighing under 550 pounds and those over 700 pounds were steady to $3 higher, those 500- to 700-pound steers were steady, heifer calves and yearling heifers were steady, except a two load lot of replacement quality 800-pound heifers were sharply higher. The demand was moderate to good and the supply was moderate. The live cattle feeder cattle futures closed lower. The supply included 100% feeder cattle with about 57% steers, 38% was heifers and 6% was bulls. The feeder cattle supply weighing over 600 pounds was 44%.