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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Aug 4, 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, 8/3/2014



Confirmed:  74,685       Week Ago:  118,777        Year Ago:  69,256



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      9,065     1,250-1,535    160.00-165.00   1,431     162.84

65 - 80% Choice     17,199     1,250-1,600    161.00-164.00   1,410     162.48

35 - 65% Choice      5,695     1,200-1,450    162.00-164.00   1,354     163.11

 0 - 35% Choice        150     1,350-1,350    163.00-163.00   1,350     163.00

Total all grades    32,109     1,200-1,600    160.00-165.00   1,406     162.70

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      3,568     1,125-1,365    160.00-164.00   1,266     163.18

65 - 80% Choice      4,598     1,185-1,367    161.00-164.00   1,276     162.89

35 - 65% Choice      2,662     1,100-1,400    162.00-165.00   1,196     163.16

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    10,828     1,100-1,400    160.00-165.00   1,253     163.05



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      2,650       835-975      254.00-260.00     905     256.18

65 - 80% Choice      5,962       784-975      252.00-260.00     885     255.34

35 - 65% Choice        618       816-904      255.00-257.00     842     256.73

 0 - 35% Choice         67       877-877      257.00-257.00     877     257.00

Total all grades     9,297       784-975      252.00-260.00     888     255.68

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        802       756-953      254.00-258.00     808     255.82

65 - 80% Choice      2,030       725-977      253.00-258.00     800     254.79

35 - 65% Choice      1,457       742-864      255.00-257.00     775     256.97

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     4,289       725-977      253.00-258.00     793     255.72



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      2,357     1,175-1,450    160.00-166.00   1,400     163.94

65 - 80% Choice        246     1,300-1,325    160.00-163.00   1,304     162.56

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,603     1,175-1,450    160.00-166.00   1,391     163.81

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice         95     1,175-1,275    162.00-162.50   1,198     162.21

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades        95     1,175-1,275    162.00-162.50   1,198     162.21



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      2,502       800-976      255.00-260.00     920     258.16

65 - 80% Choice         75       806-806      257.05-257.05     806     257.05

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,577       800-976      255.00-260.00     917     258.13

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        166       756-777      257.00-259.50     761     257.60

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       166       756-777      257.00-259.50     761     257.60



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          32,109          1,406         162.70

Live FOB Heifer         10,828          1,253         163.05

Dressed Del Steer        9,297            888         255.68

Dressed Del Heifer       4,289            793         255.72



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          18,359          1,371         120.35

Live FOB Heifer          9,429          1,246         120.03

Dressed Del Steer       14,600            894         194.27

Dressed Del Heifer       8,750            783         192.82





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

187        160.00-160.49                218        252.00-252.49

0          160.50-160.99                0          252.50-252.99

4,193      161.00-161.49                631        253.00-253.49

84         161.50-161.99                0          253.50-253.99

12,353     162.00-162.49                2,570      254.00-254.49

0          162.50-162.99                197        254.50-254.99

16,975     163.00-163.49                5,796      255.00-255.49

974        163.50-163.99                0          255.50-255.99

14,136     164.00-164.49                116        256.00-256.49

0          164.50-164.99                0          256.50-256.99

690        165.00-165.49                3,470      257.00-257.49

                                        0          257.50-257.99

                                        4,181      258.00-258.49

                                        0          258.50-258.99

                                        0          259.00-259.49

                                        0          259.50-259.99

                                        156        260.00-260.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

27        159.00-159.49                 79        254.00-254.49

0         159.50-159.99                 0         254.50-254.99

554       160.00-160.49                 205       255.00-255.49

0         160.50-160.99                 0         255.50-255.99

47        161.00-161.49                 0         256.00-256.49

0         161.50-161.99                 0         256.50-256.99

184       162.00-162.49                 1,219     257.00-257.49

118       162.50-162.99                 0         257.50-257.99

644       163.00-163.49                 0         258.00-258.49

0         163.50-163.99                 0         258.50-258.99

230       164.00-164.49                 0         259.00-259.49

0         164.50-164.99                 1,318     259.50-259.99

549       165.00-165.49                 79        260.00-260.49

455       165.50-165.99

638       166.00-166.49





**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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