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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Jul 14, 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, 7/13/2014



Confirmed:  91,518       Week Ago:  98,605         Year Ago:  89,055



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice     11,484     1,250-1,525    154.00-160.00   1,404     155.85

65 - 80% Choice     16,284     1,246-1,475    154.00-158.50   1,389     156.02

35 - 65% Choice      8,679     1,150-1,475    155.00-156.50   1,339     155.72

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    36,447     1,150-1,525    154.00-160.00   1,382     155.89

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      5,442     1,150-1,350    154.00-158.50   1,265     155.77

65 - 80% Choice      6,482     1,070-1,375    154.00-157.00   1,249     155.85

35 - 65% Choice      5,012     1,050-1,425    154.00-156.50   1,186     155.82

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    16,936     1,050-1,425    154.00-158.50   1,235     155.82



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      6,027       724-953      244.00-249.00     878     247.70

65 - 80% Choice      8,962       730-971      244.00-249.00     883     246.79

35 - 65% Choice      1,644       842-950      245.00-248.00     914     246.80

 0 - 35% Choice        229       848-864      247.50-247.50     859     247.50

Total all grades    16,862       724-971      244.00-249.00     884     247.13

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,344       740-854      243.00-249.00     810     247.03

65 - 80% Choice      1,596       733-950      245.00-249.00     778     246.37

35 - 65% Choice      2,564       720-950      247.50-248.00     792     247.61

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     5,504       720-950      243.00-249.00     792     247.11



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,192     1,250-1,475    153.00-157.50   1,403     156.55

65 - 80% Choice        844     1,350-1,425    153.00-157.00   1,397     156.21

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,036     1,250-1,475    153.00-157.50   1,400     156.41

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice         80     1,225-1,225    156.00-156.00   1,225     156.00

65 - 80% Choice        210     1,297-1,297    157.00-157.00   1,297     157.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       290     1,225-1,297    156.00-157.00   1,277     156.72



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,583       759-921      240.00-247.00     884     245.88

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,583       759-921      240.00-247.00     884     245.88

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        450       794-806      245.00-246.00     797     245.73

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       450       794-806      245.00-246.00     797     245.73



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          36,447          1,382         155.89

Live FOB Heifer         16,936          1,235         155.82

Dressed Del Steer       16,862            884         247.13

Dressed Del Heifer       5,504            792         247.11



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          32,156          1,386         157.61

Live FOB Heifer         15,619          1,254         157.87

Dressed Del Steer       17,710            893         249.44

Dressed Del Heifer       8,295            802         249.91



SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          22,962          1,366         119.75

Live FOB Heifer         15,690          1,236         119.53

Dressed Del Steer       17,363            867         192.70

Dressed Del Heifer      10,210            797         191.97





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

37         152.00-152.49                30         243.00-243.49

0          152.50-152.99                0          243.50-243.99

35         153.00-153.49                945        244.00-244.49

0          153.50-153.99                0          244.50-244.99

3,652      154.00-154.49                3,218      245.00-245.49

0          154.50-154.99                0          245.50-245.99

13,166     155.00-155.49                6,144      246.00-246.49

7,283      155.50-155.99                0          246.50-246.99

18,039     156.00-156.49                1,097      247.00-247.49

6,714      156.50-156.99                2,209      247.50-247.99

8,144      157.00-157.49                6,519      248.00-248.49

210        157.50-157.99                0          248.50-248.99

470        158.00-158.49                5,541      249.00-249.49

1,020      158.50-158.99

0          159.00-159.49

0          159.50-159.99

430        160.00-160.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

189       153.00-153.49                 38        240.00-240.49

0         153.50-153.99                 0         240.50-240.99

61        154.00-154.49                 0         241.00-241.49

0         154.50-154.99                 0         241.50-241.99

64        155.00-155.49                 0         242.00-242.49

0         155.50-155.99                 0         242.50-242.99

550       156.00-156.49                 0         243.00-243.49

286       156.50-156.99                 0         243.50-243.99

1,265     157.00-157.49                 0         244.00-244.49

148       157.50-157.99                 0         244.50-244.99

40        158.00-158.49                 238       245.00-245.49

                                        0         245.50-245.99

                                        1,736     246.00-246.49

                                        0         246.50-246.99

                                        111       247.00-247.49





**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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