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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon May 19, 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, 5/18/2014



Confirmed:  79,014       Week Ago:  73,511         Year Ago:  99,805



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      3,369     1,300-1,450    144.00-149.50   1,374     147.50

65 - 80% Choice      6,764     1,225-1,450    145.00-148.00   1,352     146.76

35 - 65% Choice      7,794     1,040-1,425    144.00-148.00   1,318     145.67

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    17,927     1,040-1,450    144.00-149.50   1,342     146.43

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,460     1,185-1,275    144.00-147.50   1,234     146.83

65 - 80% Choice      4,007     1,100-1,375    144.00-148.00   1,249     146.70

35 - 65% Choice      5,780     1,000-1,350    144.00-147.50   1,215     145.86

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    11,247     1,000-1,375    144.00-148.00   1,230     146.29



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,320       781-950      229.00-238.00     855     234.13

65 - 80% Choice      9,557       775-953      230.00-236.00     871     233.76

35 - 65% Choice      1,989       750-950      232.00-235.00     858     234.08

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    16,866       750-953      229.00-238.00     864     233.91

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      2,879       730-859      229.00-236.00     790     233.76

65 - 80% Choice      2,754       672-950      230.00-235.00     784     233.35

35 - 65% Choice      1,718       688-950      229.00-235.00     788     233.83

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     7,351       672-950      229.00-236.00     788     233.62



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,117     1,275-1,454    146.00-151.50   1,409     148.70

65 - 80% Choice        914     1,300-1,400    147.00-149.00   1,344     147.47

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,031     1,275-1,454    146.00-151.50   1,380     148.15

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        260     1,200-1,250    147.50-152.00   1,212     150.71

65 - 80% Choice        208     1,225-1,244    147.50-147.75   1,240     147.55

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       468     1,200-1,250    147.50-152.00   1,225     149.30



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,502       800-896      233.00-234.00     859     233.45

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,502       800-896      233.00-234.00     859     233.45

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        200       826-826      234.00-234.00     826     234.00

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       200       826-826      234.00-234.00     826     234.00



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          17,927          1,342         146.43

Live FOB Heifer         11,247          1,230         146.29

Dressed Del Steer       16,866            864         233.91

Dressed Del Heifer       7,351            788         233.62



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          24,834          1,333         125.38

Live FOB Heifer         16,726          1,196         125.35

Dressed Del Steer       19,385            864         200.72

Dressed Del Heifer      10,319            783         199.55





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

1,748      144.00-144.49                320        229.00-229.49

97         144.50-144.99                0          229.50-229.99

12,999     145.00-145.49                420        230.00-230.49

242        145.50-145.99                73         230.50-230.99

1,280      146.00-146.49                89         231.00-231.49

461        146.50-146.99                0          231.50-231.99

13,928     147.00-147.49                2,942      232.00-232.49

8,445      147.50-147.99                0          232.50-232.99

1,372      148.00-148.49                2,997      233.00-233.49

75         148.50-148.99                154        233.50-233.99

404        149.00-149.49                16,568     234.00-234.49

323        149.50-149.99                233        234.50-234.99

                                        4,432      235.00-235.49

                                        0          235.50-235.99

                                        1,547      236.00-236.49

                                        0          236.50-236.99

                                        42         237.00-237.49

                                        0          237.50-237.99

                                        495        238.00-238.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

23        145.00-145.49                 891       233.00-233.49

0         145.50-145.99                 0         233.50-233.99

29        146.00-146.49                 883       234.00-234.49

20        146.50-146.99

645       147.00-147.49

1,058     147.50-147.99

0         148.00-148.49

282       148.50-148.99

125       149.00-149.49

0         149.50-149.99

379       150.00-150.49

0         150.50-150.99

0         151.00-151.49

120       151.50-151.99

176       152.00-152.49





**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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