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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon May 26, 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, 5/25/2014



Confirmed:  94,639       Week Ago:  79,014         Year Ago:  70,454



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      6,262     1,219-1,515    141.00-149.00   1,341     145.29

65 - 80% Choice     13,714     1,210-1,476    143.00-146.50   1,355     144.90

35 - 65% Choice     13,916     1,150-1,450    143.00-145.50   1,354     143.71

 0 - 35% Choice        520     1,265-1,381    143.00-144.00   1,298     143.24

Total all grades    34,412     1,150-1,515    141.00-149.00   1,351     144.46

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      4,270     1,150-1,390    141.00-146.50   1,269     145.03

65 - 80% Choice      7,528     1,150-1,375    143.00-146.50   1,257     144.02

35 - 65% Choice      4,110     1,060-1,300    143.00-145.00   1,181     143.88

 0 - 35% Choice         37     1,200-1,200    143.00-143.00   1,200     143.00

Total all grades    15,945     1,060-1,390    141.00-146.50   1,241     144.25



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,289       787-992      229.00-235.00     881     233.07

65 - 80% Choice      9,409       784-950      229.00-234.00     874     231.92

35 - 65% Choice      3,089       819-950      230.00-234.00     919     232.24

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    17,787       784-992      229.00-235.00     884     232.32

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,248       724-918      229.00-234.00     792     231.93

65 - 80% Choice      2,840       737-950      230.00-234.00     814     232.07

35 - 65% Choice      1,039       740-950      227.50-234.00     884     230.75

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     5,127       724-950      227.50-234.00     823     231.77



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        771     1,400-1,448    146.50-151.50   1,432     147.68

65 - 80% Choice        195     1,350-1,350    151.00-151.00   1,350     151.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       966     1,350-1,448    146.50-151.50   1,416     148.35

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        526     1,050-1,279    144.00-146.50   1,204     145.85

65 - 80% Choice        258     1,185-1,275    145.00-146.00   1,261     145.16

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       784     1,050-1,279    144.00-146.50   1,223     145.62



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,260       790-889      229.00-234.00     838     231.93

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,260       790-889      229.00-234.00     838     231.93

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        253       750-841      232.00-232.50     784     232.16

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       253       750-841      232.00-232.50     784     232.16



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          34,412          1,351         144.46

Live FOB Heifer         15,945          1,241         144.25

Dressed Del Steer       17,787            884         232.32

Dressed Del Heifer       5,127            823         231.77



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          20,980          1,325         124.75

Live FOB Heifer         13,120          1,193         124.48

Dressed Del Steer       10,032            863         199.39

Dressed Del Heifer       5,889            818         198.74





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

123        141.00-141.49                142        227.50-227.99

0          141.50-141.99                0          228.00-228.49

70         142.00-142.49                0          228.50-228.99

0          142.50-142.99                349        229.00-229.49

10,946     143.00-143.49                0          229.50-229.99

512        143.50-143.99                9,785      230.00-230.49

22,126     144.00-144.49                0          230.50-230.99

2,563      144.50-144.99                365        231.00-231.49

10,502     145.00-145.49                0          231.50-231.99

2,045      145.50-145.99                7,079      232.00-232.49

3,675      146.00-146.49                0          232.50-232.99

4,010      146.50-146.99                3,171      233.00-233.49

650        147.00-147.49                79         233.50-233.99

0          147.50-147.99                9,902      234.00-234.49

72         148.00-148.49                0          234.50-234.99

0          148.50-148.99                80         235.00-235.49

365        149.00-149.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

105       141.00-141.49                 37        229.00-229.49

0         141.50-141.99                 0         229.50-229.99

0         142.00-142.49                 40        230.00-230.49

0         142.50-142.99                 0         230.50-230.99

0         143.00-143.49                 93        231.00-231.49

0         143.50-143.99                 0         231.50-231.99

163       144.00-144.49                 1,184     232.00-232.49

0         144.50-144.99                 80        232.50-232.99

487       145.00-145.49                 37        233.00-233.49

0         145.50-145.99                 0         233.50-233.99

463       146.00-146.49                 80        234.00-234.49

856       146.50-146.99

0         147.00-147.49

40        147.50-147.99

225       148.00-148.49

0         148.50-148.99

0         149.00-149.49

0         149.50-149.99

0         150.00-150.49

0         150.50-150.99

195       151.00-151.49

106       151.50-151.99





**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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