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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Nov 17, 2014    USDA Market News Service



5 AREA WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGE DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE

Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico; Kansas; Nebraska; Colorado; Iowa/Minnesota feedlots

(Includes all transactions regardless of delivery day)

For: Week Ending Sunday, 11/16/2014



Confirmed:  80,282       Week Ago:  56,761         Year Ago:  75,690



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,105     1,300-1,600    165.00-172.00   1,494     169.07

65 - 80% Choice      8,648     1,275-1,550    167.00-172.00   1,461     170.01

35 - 65% Choice      3,730     1,200-1,540    168.00-172.00   1,387     170.79

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    17,483     1,200-1,600    165.00-172.00   1,455     169.90

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      5,053     1,240-1,525    167.00-171.00   1,347     169.16

65 - 80% Choice      8,547     1,150-1,430    165.00-172.00   1,339     170.47

35 - 65% Choice      3,943     1,070-1,450    168.00-172.00   1,217     171.00

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    17,543     1,070-1,525    165.00-172.00   1,314     170.21



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,289       781-1,008    262.00-267.00     936     264.79

65 - 80% Choice      8,855       756-992      263.00-267.00     943     264.65

35 - 65% Choice      1,735       866-976      264.00-267.00     934     265.57

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    15,879       756-1,008    262.00-267.00     940     264.80

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      2,900       750-960      260.00-267.00     858     264.72

65 - 80% Choice      3,624       671-896      262.00-267.00     842     265.35

35 - 65% Choice      1,643       848-896      265.00-267.00     871     266.57

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     8,167       671-960      260.00-267.00     854     265.37



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,016     1,350-1,550    167.00-170.50   1,469     168.93

65 - 80% Choice        600     1,375-1,500    168.00-170.00   1,453     168.93

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,616     1,350-1,550    167.00-170.50   1,463     168.93

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        781     1,285-1,340    166.00-170.50   1,332     170.21

65 - 80% Choice        239     1,275-1,325    167.50-170.00   1,318     169.62

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,020     1,275-1,340    166.00-170.50   1,329     170.07



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,241       768-1,016    258.00-265.00     947     263.36

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,241       768-1,016    258.00-265.00     947     263.36

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        253       790-809      262.00-265.00     802     263.21

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       253       790-809      262.00-265.00     802     263.21



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          17,483          1,455         169.90

Live FOB Heifer         17,543          1,314         170.21

Dressed Del Steer       15,879            940         264.80

Dressed Del Heifer       8,167            854         265.37



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          22,595          1,452         166.61

Live FOB Heifer          9,492          1,272         166.94

Dressed Del Steer        6,234            930         261.86

Dressed Del Heifer       2,104            815         262.12



SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          26,462          1,402         131.59

Live FOB Heifer         17,440          1,268         131.72

Dressed Del Steer       11,348            927         207.99

Dressed Del Heifer       6,458            811         208.30





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

38         164.00-164.49                159        260.00-260.49

0          164.50-164.99                0          260.50-260.99

356        165.00-165.49                0          261.00-261.49

0          165.50-165.99                0          261.50-261.99

231        166.00-166.49                320        262.00-262.49

0          166.50-166.99                0          262.50-262.99

2,220      167.00-167.49                713        263.00-263.49

558        167.50-167.99                0          263.50-263.99

3,370      168.00-168.49                8,309      264.00-264.49

434        168.50-168.99                0          264.50-264.99

4,666      169.00-169.49                13,517     265.00-265.49

2,096      169.50-169.99                420        265.50-265.99

15,381     170.00-170.49                1,902      266.00-266.49

122        170.50-170.99                0          266.50-266.99

5,799      171.00-171.49                5,107      267.00-267.49

0          171.50-171.99

8,268      172.00-172.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

35        165.00-165.49                 120       258.00-258.49

0         165.50-165.99                 0         258.50-258.99

34        166.00-166.49                 0         259.00-259.49

0         166.50-166.99                 0         259.50-259.99

417       167.00-167.49                 105       260.00-260.49

36        167.50-167.99                 0         260.50-260.99

619       168.00-168.49                 0         261.00-261.49

0         168.50-168.99                 0         261.50-261.99

195       169.00-169.49                 368       262.00-262.49

36        169.50-169.99                 0         262.50-262.99

1,104     170.00-170.49                 0         263.00-263.49

800       170.50-170.99                 0         263.50-263.99

                                        131       264.00-264.49

                                        0         264.50-264.99

                                        922       265.00-265.49





**Note: "Confirmed" head count at the top includes beef type steers, heifers,

mixed steer/heifer lots, dairybreds and mixed steer/heifer/cow lots. The

weighted average prices and associated head counts include beef type steer and

heifer lots only. The price distribution includes beef type steer lots, heifer

lots and mixed steer/heifer lots.





Source:    USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO

           816-676-7000    email:  stjoe.lpgmn@usda.gov

           www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews

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