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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Nov 24, 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, 11/23/2014



Confirmed:  62,824       Week Ago:  80,282         Year Ago:  77,574



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      8,140     1,335-1,600    168.00-173.00   1,506     170.07

65 - 80% Choice      6,656     1,330-1,575    168.00-174.50   1,470     171.39

35 - 65% Choice      3,499     1,300-1,550    170.00-174.50   1,388     173.18

 0 - 35% Choice         82     1,180-1,180    173.00-173.00   1,180     173.00

Total all grades    18,377     1,180-1,600    168.00-174.50   1,469     171.15

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      3,801     1,200-1,425    167.00-173.00   1,322     170.50

65 - 80% Choice      5,994     1,200-1,470    169.00-174.00   1,324     172.17

35 - 65% Choice      1,975     1,165-1,350    171.00-174.50   1,269     173.36

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    11,770     1,165-1,470    167.00-174.50   1,314     171.83



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      4,341       750-1,048    265.00-270.00     944     267.81

65 - 80% Choice      3,071       866-1,019    267.00-269.00     941     267.40

35 - 65% Choice      1,347       851-981      265.00-268.00     942     267.12

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     8,759       750-1,048    265.00-270.00     943     267.56

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      2,109       750-890      265.00-270.00     817     267.48

65 - 80% Choice      2,932       753-937      266.00-268.00     839     267.44

35 - 65% Choice        909       778-864      265.00-268.00     834     267.31

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     5,950       750-937      265.00-270.00     830     267.43



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,792     1,350-1,575    167.00-171.50   1,463     170.49

65 - 80% Choice        728     1,325-1,525    169.00-170.00   1,471     169.90

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,520     1,325-1,575    167.00-171.50   1,465     170.32

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        240     1,150-1,325    168.00-170.00   1,272     169.62

65 - 80% Choice        923     1,200-1,328    170.00-171.00   1,312     170.82

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,163     1,150-1,328    168.00-171.00   1,303     170.57



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,094       882-957      265.00-267.00     926     265.47

65 - 80% Choice        115       920-920      268.00-268.00     920     268.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,209       882-957      265.00-268.00     926     265.71

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice         40       806-806      269.00-269.00     806     269.00

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades        40       806-806      269.00-269.00     806     269.00



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          18,377          1,469         171.15

Live FOB Heifer         11,770          1,314         171.83

Dressed Del Steer        8,759            943         267.56

Dressed Del Heifer       5,950            830         267.43



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          25,245          1,415         130.55

Live FOB Heifer         14,629          1,287         130.66

Dressed Del Steer       14,625            919         206.94

Dressed Del Heifer       6,792            813         206.67





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

42         167.00-167.49                845        265.00-265.49

0          167.50-167.99                0          265.50-265.99

634        168.00-168.49                850        266.00-266.49

0          168.50-168.99                0          266.50-266.99

3,341      169.00-169.49                6,888      267.00-267.49

1,083      169.50-169.99                0          267.50-267.99

8,920      170.00-170.49                7,905      268.00-268.49

1,295      170.50-170.99                0          268.50-268.99

5,075      171.00-171.49                244        269.00-269.49

0          171.50-171.99                0          269.50-269.99

4,173      172.00-172.49                846        270.00-270.49

0          172.50-172.99

7,647      173.00-173.49

0          173.50-173.99

2,347      174.00-174.49

1,965      174.50-174.99



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

12        165.00-165.49                 893       265.00-265.49

0         165.50-165.99                 0         265.50-265.99

0         166.00-166.49                 0         266.00-266.49

0         166.50-166.99                 0         266.50-266.99

28        167.00-167.49                 257       267.00-267.49

25        167.50-167.99                 0         267.50-267.99

153       168.00-168.49                 115       268.00-268.49

60        168.50-168.99                 0         268.50-268.99

114       169.00-169.49                 40        269.00-269.49

39        169.50-169.99

1,949     170.00-170.49

583       170.50-170.99

1,554     171.00-171.49

271       171.50-171.99





**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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