5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Mar 25, 2013    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, 3/24/2013

Confirmed:  68,836       Week Ago:  69,708         Year Ago:  131,397

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      3,231     1,365-1,550    121.00-126.00   1,463     124.50
65 - 80% Choice      9,167     1,275-1,550    121.00-125.50   1,406     124.82
35 - 65% Choice      8,897     1,125-1,550    124.00-125.50   1,290     124.85
 0 - 35% Choice        146     1,300-1,300    125.00-125.00   1,300     125.00
Total all grades    21,441     1,125-1,550    121.00-126.00   1,366     124.78
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      3,849     1,215-1,430    123.50-125.50   1,355     124.77
65 - 80% Choice     11,887     1,100-1,500    123.00-125.50   1,306     124.62
35 - 65% Choice      4,785     1,085-1,300    122.00-125.00   1,175     124.94
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    20,521     1,085-1,500    122.00-125.50   1,285     124.72

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,377       850-961      198.00-200.00     891     198.39
65 - 80% Choice      3,979       762-933      194.00-198.50     878     197.77
35 - 65% Choice      1,323       736-882      194.00-199.00     840     197.07
 0 - 35% Choice         81       800-800      199.00-199.00     800     199.00
Total all grades     6,760       736-961      194.00-200.00     872     197.77
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      2,139       772-940      198.00-198.50     826     198.06
65 - 80% Choice      2,967       726-866      197.00-199.00     810     197.85
35 - 65% Choice      2,142       685-871      197.00-199.00     738     198.56
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     7,248       685-940      197.00-199.00     794     198.12

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,331     1,525-1,600    124.00-126.50   1,567     124.93
65 - 80% Choice        202     1,425-1,425    125.00-125.00   1,425     125.00
35 - 65% Choice         39     1,265-1,265    124.00-124.00   1,265     124.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,572     1,265-1,600    124.00-126.50   1,541     124.92
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice                     -               -
65 - 80% Choice         97     1,100-1,225    122.00-125.00   1,203     124.47
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades        97     1,100-1,225    122.00-125.00   1,203     124.47

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        397       864-921      194.00-198.00     892     195.89
65 - 80% Choice         36       877-877      197.00-197.00     877     197.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       433       864-921      194.00-198.00     890     195.98
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice                     -               -
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades                    -               -

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          21,441          1,366         124.78
Live FOB Heifer         20,521          1,285         124.72
Dressed Del Steer        6,760            872         197.77
Dressed Del Heifer       7,248            794         198.12

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          16,313          1,377         126.66
Live FOB Heifer         17,630          1,261         126.69
Dressed Del Steer        9,537            882         200.46
Dressed Del Heifer       7,120            812         200.80

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          42,945          1,330         126.59
Live FOB Heifer         33,555          1,211         126.61
Dressed Del Steer       17,394            883         203.15
Dressed Del Heifer      13,127            785         202.33


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
394        121.00-121.49                364        194.00-194.49
0          121.50-121.99                0          194.50-194.99
101        122.00-122.49                0          195.00-195.49
0          122.50-122.99                0          195.50-195.99
354        123.00-123.49                254        196.00-196.49
2,299      123.50-123.99                0          196.50-196.99
9,578      124.00-124.49                1,490      197.00-197.49
3,948      124.50-124.99                0          197.50-197.99
25,558     125.00-125.49                11,331     198.00-198.49
6,382      125.50-125.99                895        198.50-198.99
238        126.00-126.49                1,992      199.00-199.49
                                        0          199.50-199.99
                                        102        200.00-200.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
17        122.00-122.49                 114       194.00-194.49
0         122.50-122.99                 0         194.50-194.99
0         123.00-123.49                 76        195.00-195.49
0         123.50-123.99                 0         195.50-195.99
912       124.00-124.49                 0         196.00-196.49
40        124.50-124.99                 36        196.50-196.99
373       125.00-125.49                 135       197.00-197.49
0         125.50-125.99                 0         197.50-197.99
0         126.00-126.49                 111       198.00-198.49
495       126.50-126.99


**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.lgmn@usda.gov
           www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews
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