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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Jul 28, 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, 7/27/2014



Confirmed:  118,777      Week Ago:  100,400        Year Ago:  86,092



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice     17,395     1,230-1,500    157.00-166.00   1,422     162.93

65 - 80% Choice     18,550     1,250-1,500    159.00-166.00   1,405     163.34

35 - 65% Choice      5,817     1,200-1,475    159.00-165.00   1,358     163.98

 0 - 35% Choice         73     1,300-1,320    162.00-163.00   1,309     162.47

Total all grades    41,835     1,200-1,500    157.00-166.00   1,406     163.26

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice     11,990     1,100-1,465    158.00-166.00   1,287     163.71

65 - 80% Choice      9,796     1,125-1,400    159.00-166.00   1,245     163.61

35 - 65% Choice      5,090     1,075-1,325    160.00-165.00   1,194     163.85

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    26,876     1,075-1,465    158.00-166.00   1,254     163.70



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,965       728-973      252.00-260.00     909     256.03

65 - 80% Choice     10,113       780-984      252.00-262.00     919     256.62

35 - 65% Choice      1,270       769-950      255.00-260.00     870     257.51

 0 - 35% Choice        272       848-864      260.00-260.00     860     260.00

Total all grades    17,620       728-984      252.00-262.00     911     256.54

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      2,038       756-950      249.00-257.00     837     255.62

65 - 80% Choice      4,046       736-950      252.00-262.00     828     256.25

35 - 65% Choice      1,993       723-950      255.00-260.00     792     259.69

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     8,077       723-950      249.00-262.00     821     256.94



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,757     1,250-1,475    155.00-165.00   1,416     162.00

65 - 80% Choice      1,028     1,374-1,450    159.00-164.00   1,402     161.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,785     1,250-1,475    155.00-165.00   1,411     161.63

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        166     1,175-1,375    160.00-162.00   1,236     161.01

65 - 80% Choice        274     1,175-1,225    158.75-161.00   1,214     159.26

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       440     1,175-1,375    158.75-162.00   1,222     159.92



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,628       800-937      250.00-255.00     886     252.30

65 - 80% Choice        172       812-890      250.00-252.00     828     250.42

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,800       800-937      250.00-255.00     881     252.12

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        415       750-800      250.00-254.00     790     250.53

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       415       750-800      250.00-254.00     790     250.53



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          41,835          1,406         163.26

Live FOB Heifer         26,876          1,254         163.70

Dressed Del Steer       17,620            911         256.54

Dressed Del Heifer       8,077            821         256.94



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          20,407          1,378         120.22

Live FOB Heifer         13,449          1,243         120.22

Dressed Del Steer       16,290            879         194.32

Dressed Del Heifer      10,538            785         193.28





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

157        156.50-156.99                118        249.00-249.49

71         157.00-157.49                0          249.50-249.99

0          157.50-157.99                0          250.00-250.49

286        158.00-158.49                0          250.50-250.99

77         158.50-158.99                0          251.00-251.49

1,167      159.00-159.49                0          251.50-251.99

0          159.50-159.99                327        252.00-252.49

8,323      160.00-160.49                0          252.50-252.99

37         160.50-160.99                48         253.00-253.49

3,963      161.00-161.49                0          253.50-253.99

651        161.50-161.99                4,270      254.00-254.49

13,800     162.00-162.49                0          254.50-254.99

401        162.50-162.99                10,561     255.00-255.49

7,064      163.00-163.49                0          255.50-255.99

2,325      163.50-163.99                703        256.00-256.49

7,253      164.00-164.49                0          256.50-256.99

582        164.50-164.99                9,246      257.00-257.49

24,409     165.00-165.49                420        257.50-257.99

0          165.50-165.99                792        258.00-258.49

6,747      166.00-166.49                0          258.50-258.99

                                        0          259.00-259.49

                                        0          259.50-259.99

                                        4,806      260.00-260.49

                                        0          260.50-260.99

                                        0          261.00-261.49

                                        0          261.50-261.99

                                        1,366      262.00-262.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

14        152.00-152.49                 533       250.00-250.49

0         152.50-152.99                 0         250.50-250.99

0         153.00-153.49                 245       251.00-251.49

0         153.50-153.99                 0         251.50-251.99

0         154.00-154.49                 1,003     252.00-252.49

0         154.50-154.99                 0         252.50-252.99

69        155.00-155.49                 468       253.00-253.49

0         155.50-155.99                 0         253.50-253.99

0         156.00-156.49                 44        254.00-254.49

0         156.50-156.99                 0         254.50-254.99

0         157.00-157.49                 80        255.00-255.49

25        157.50-157.99

285       158.00-158.49

74        158.50-158.99

590       159.00-159.49

36        159.50-159.99

460       160.00-160.49

0         160.50-160.99

419       161.00-161.49

75        161.50-161.99

836       162.00-162.49

38        162.50-162.99

262       163.00-163.49

0         163.50-163.99

467       164.00-164.49

0         164.50-164.99

300       165.00-165.49





**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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