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Steer & Heifer Estimated Grading Percent Report

NW_LS196

Des Moines, Iowa              Mon Oct 20, 2014              USDA Market News



USDA NATIONAL STEER & HEIFER ESTIMATED GRADING PERCENT REPORT

  For Week Ending:     10/10/2014





National, Regional, and State Breakdown of Official USDA Quality Grades.

Percentages derived from each category numerical total, divided by the total

number offered for USDA quality grading in each corresponding area.



              National     Region     Region     Region     Region

                              1-5           6       7-8       9-10

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Prime             4.77%     10.80%      1.47%      4.72%      6.53%

Choice           63.84%     67.48%     54.51%     65.01%     73.24%

Select           25.90%     12.79%     38.48%     25.05%     16.55%

Other             5.49%      8.93%      5.54%      5.21%      3.69%

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              Nebraska     Kansas      Texas

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Prime             5.04%      3.51%      1.35%

Choice           68.48%     61.47%     54.53%

Select           19.85%     31.27%     38.70%

Other             6.63%      3.75%      5.41%

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National USDA Certified Beef Program Information

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Percentage of the Choice Grade USDA Certified in the Upper 2/3rd:       25.98%

Percentage of cattle offered under Schedule GLA identified:             61.07%

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States included in regions are as follows:  1- CT, ME, NH, VT, MA, & RI; 2-

NY & NJ; 3- DE, MD, PA, WV, & VA; 4- AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, & TN; 5- IL,

IN, MI, MN, OH, & WI; 6- AR, LA, NM, OK, & TX; 7- IA, KS, MO, & NE; 8- CO,

MT, ND, SD, UT, & WY; 9- AZ, CA, HI & NV; 10- AK, ID, OR, & WA.

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Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

        Britni Taylor/Jeff Peterson  515-284-4460  Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov

        24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830

        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/NW_LS196.txt

        www.ams.usda.gov/LPSMarketNewsPage





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