More than 450,000 head of cattle are marketed through Joplin Regional Stockyards annually, making Joplin the largest cow/calf auction in the nation.

Joplin Regional Stockyards has been a fixture in the four-state region for more than 70 years.

The sale on Monday averages roughly 7,500/head and sets the stage for feeder cattle prices around the country.  The sale starts at 8am and runs until about 3-4 pm.

Missouri has the 3rd largest beef cow inventory and 6th largest cattle inventory in the United States.

Missouri has the 2nd most farms in the United States.