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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon May 12, 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, 5/11/2014



Confirmed:  73,511       Week Ago:  99,482         Year Ago:  70,964



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      6,851     1,225-1,500    147.00-153.50   1,356     149.51

65 - 80% Choice      8,786     1,215-1,425    146.00-150.00   1,353     148.78

35 - 65% Choice      7,429     1,050-1,444    146.00-149.00   1,299     146.35

 0 - 35% Choice        200     1,265-1,265    146.00-146.00   1,265     146.00

Total all grades    23,266     1,050-1,500    146.00-153.50   1,336     148.20

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      3,157     1,145-1,335    146.50-150.00   1,233     148.63

65 - 80% Choice      4,760     1,085-1,290    146.00-150.00   1,214     148.52

35 - 65% Choice      4,507     1,020-1,400    145.00-150.00   1,174     146.37

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    12,424     1,020-1,400    145.00-150.00   1,204     147.77



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,568       794-986      234.00-238.00     879     235.80

65 - 80% Choice      7,776       772-950      235.00-238.00     862     236.89

35 - 65% Choice      2,374       839-897      235.00-238.00     859     236.35

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    15,718       772-986      234.00-238.00     867     236.42

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,924       750-937      235.00-238.00     819     236.45

65 - 80% Choice      1,676       709-937      235.00-238.00     783     236.43

35 - 65% Choice        351       723-756      231.50-238.00     740     233.76

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     3,951       709-937      231.50-238.00     797     236.20



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        824     1,300-1,447    149.00-150.00   1,386     149.30

65 - 80% Choice        869     1,275-1,425    147.00-151.00   1,351     149.03

35 - 65% Choice         35     1,375-1,375    148.00-148.00   1,375     148.00

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,728     1,275-1,447    147.00-151.00   1,368     149.14

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice                     -               -

65 - 80% Choice        453     1,150-1,225    147.00-149.00   1,177     148.33

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       453     1,150-1,225    147.00-149.00   1,177     148.33



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,004       793-928      236.00-238.00     860     237.17

65 - 80% Choice         80       883-883      236.00-236.00     883     236.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,084       793-928      236.00-238.00     862     237.08

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          23,266          1,336         148.20

Live FOB Heifer         12,424          1,204         147.77

Dressed Del Steer       15,718            867         236.42

Dressed Del Heifer       3,951            797         236.20



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          22,244          1,338         147.98

Live FOB Heifer         15,910          1,226         147.56

Dressed Del Steer       22,155            883         237.72

Dressed Del Heifer       9,666            795         237.36



SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          17,900          1,327         126.24

Live FOB Heifer         15,999          1,185         126.24

Dressed Del Steer       15,105            851         202.38

Dressed Del Heifer       8,740            770         201.21





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

832        145.00-145.49                296        231.50-231.99

0          145.50-145.99                0          232.00-232.49

11,149     146.00-146.49                0          232.50-232.99

1,742      146.50-146.99                0          233.00-233.49

723        147.00-147.49                0          233.50-233.99

388        147.50-147.99                2,229      234.00-234.49

6,928      148.00-148.49                0          234.50-234.99

795        148.50-148.99                1,671      235.00-235.49

13,984     149.00-149.49                0          235.50-235.99

155        149.50-149.99                5,574      236.00-236.49

6,392      150.00-150.49                0          236.50-236.99

0          150.50-150.99                8,712      237.00-237.49

730        151.00-151.49                45         237.50-237.99

0          151.50-151.99                5,834      238.00-238.49

0          152.00-152.49

0          152.50-152.99

0          153.00-153.49

210        153.50-153.99



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

166       147.00-147.49                 316       236.00-236.49

0         147.50-147.99                 130       236.50-236.99

568       148.00-148.49                 80        237.00-237.49

0         148.50-148.99                 180       237.50-237.99

873       149.00-149.49                 378       238.00-238.49

0         149.50-149.99

352       150.00-150.49

0         150.50-150.99

235       151.00-151.49





**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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