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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Jul 21, 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, 7/20/2014



Confirmed:  100,400      Week Ago:  91,518         Year Ago:  81,356



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      9,628     1,200-1,575    153.00-158.00   1,405     155.84

65 - 80% Choice     19,446     1,200-1,500    153.50-158.00   1,411     156.26

35 - 65% Choice     12,489     1,225-1,500    153.50-158.00   1,389     155.89

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    41,563     1,200-1,575    153.00-158.00   1,403     156.05

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      5,563     1,125-1,350    154.00-157.00   1,259     155.89

65 - 80% Choice      6,939     1,080-1,450    154.00-157.50   1,264     156.27

35 - 65% Choice      3,780     1,065-1,350    153.50-158.00   1,243     155.79

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    16,282     1,065-1,450    153.50-158.00   1,257     156.03



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      4,447       781-989      244.00-248.00     900     246.84

65 - 80% Choice      6,768       783-950      244.00-249.00     892     246.35

35 - 65% Choice      2,093       800-950      244.00-248.00     886     246.82

 0 - 35% Choice         70       851-851      244.00-244.00     851     244.00

Total all grades    13,378       781-989      244.00-249.00     894     246.57

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      2,200       730-950      243.00-248.00     813     246.58

65 - 80% Choice      3,717       734-950      245.00-248.00     804     246.32

35 - 65% Choice      3,001       730-784      244.00-247.00     749     245.48

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     8,918       730-950      243.00-248.00     788     246.10



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,507     1,200-1,435    150.00-159.50   1,408     157.30

65 - 80% Choice        158     1,377-1,400    155.00-156.50   1,383     156.14

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,665     1,200-1,435    150.00-159.50   1,405     157.19

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,008     1,175-1,285    155.00-159.00   1,259     158.20

65 - 80% Choice         84     1,295-1,295    156.50-156.50   1,295     156.50

35 - 65% Choice         57     1,250-1,250    156.50-156.50   1,250     156.50

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,149     1,175-1,295    155.00-159.00   1,261     157.99



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,790       774-935      243.00-247.00     872     245.21

65 - 80% Choice        265       848-882      245.00-245.00     867     245.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,055       774-935      243.00-247.00     871     245.18

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        599       756-826      245.00-247.00     802     245.85

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       599       756-826      245.00-247.00     802     245.85



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          41,563          1,403         156.05

Live FOB Heifer         16,282          1,257         156.03

Dressed Del Steer       13,378            894         246.57

Dressed Del Heifer       8,918            788         246.10



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          20,191          1,378         119.87

Live FOB Heifer         11,096          1,228         119.72

Dressed Del Steer       17,064            876         192.52

Dressed Del Heifer       9,370            791         192.00





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

282        153.00-153.49                83         243.00-243.49

248        153.50-153.99                0          243.50-243.99

1,893      154.00-154.49                2,335      244.00-244.49

566        154.50-154.99                0          244.50-244.99

14,774     155.00-155.49                792        245.00-245.49

431        155.50-155.99                0          245.50-245.99

31,710     156.00-156.49                7,651      246.00-246.49

2,978      156.50-156.99                1,790      246.50-246.99

6,549      157.00-157.49                9,360      247.00-247.49

4,082      157.50-157.99                452        247.50-247.99

3,001      158.00-158.49                3,339      248.00-248.49

                                        0          248.50-248.99

                                        211        249.00-249.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

59        150.00-150.49                 316       243.00-243.49

0         150.50-150.99                 0         243.50-243.99

0         151.00-151.49                 159       244.00-244.49

0         151.50-151.99                 0         244.50-244.99

33        152.00-152.49                 754       245.00-245.49

15        152.50-152.99                 80        245.50-245.99

74        153.00-153.49                 1,613     246.00-246.49

0         153.50-153.99                 0         246.50-246.99

134       154.00-154.49                 234       247.00-247.49

20        154.50-154.99

407       155.00-155.49

0         155.50-155.99

230       156.00-156.49

261       156.50-156.99

1,166     157.00-157.49

37        157.50-157.99

0         158.00-158.49

0         158.50-158.99

655       159.00-159.49

364       159.50-159.99





**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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