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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Aug 11, 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, 8/10/2014



Confirmed:  92,000       Week Ago:  74,685         Year Ago:  103,170



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice     10,844     1,300-1,535    157.00-162.00   1,432     159.85

65 - 80% Choice     13,606     1,200-1,540    157.00-164.00   1,403     160.08

35 - 65% Choice      7,377     1,125-1,455    158.00-164.00   1,300     159.72

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    31,827     1,125-1,540    157.00-164.00   1,389     159.92

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      4,270     1,150-1,350    157.00-164.00   1,254     159.97

65 - 80% Choice      9,843     1,085-1,400    157.00-164.00   1,239     160.13

35 - 65% Choice      3,725     1,045-1,350    158.00-160.50   1,193     159.56

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    17,838     1,045-1,400    157.00-164.00   1,233     159.98



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,244       806-951      246.00-255.50     898     251.79

65 - 80% Choice     10,438       796-947      246.00-255.00     915     250.69

35 - 65% Choice        599       891-912      250.00-252.00     896     250.30

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    16,281       796-951      246.00-255.50     909     251.03

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      3,984       736-864      248.00-255.50     817     251.59

65 - 80% Choice      6,090       734-880      248.00-255.00     800     250.65

35 - 65% Choice      1,112       713-820      251.00-254.00     762     252.06

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    11,186       713-880      248.00-255.50     802     251.12



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        420     1,200-1,425    158.00-161.00   1,357     160.15

65 - 80% Choice        570     1,500-1,500    160.00-160.00   1,500     160.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       990     1,200-1,500    158.00-161.00   1,439     160.06

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        210     1,225-1,275    158.00-163.00   1,261     161.48

65 - 80% Choice        573     1,310-1,310    158.00-158.00   1,310     158.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       783     1,225-1,310    158.00-163.00   1,297     158.93



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        631       806-936      250.00-254.00     889     251.41

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice         59       738-768      253.00-255.00     746     253.51

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       690       738-936      250.00-255.00     877     251.59

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice         67       724-784      250.00-255.00     762     251.87

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades        67       724-784      250.00-255.00     762     251.87



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          31,827          1,389         159.92

Live FOB Heifer         17,838          1,233         159.98

Dressed Del Steer       16,281            909         251.03

Dressed Del Heifer      11,186            802         251.12



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          24,308          1,391         122.45

Live FOB Heifer         15,475          1,245         122.17

Dressed Del Steer       23,403            894         195.95

Dressed Del Heifer      12,829            792         195.42





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

75         156.00-156.49                175        246.00-246.49

0          156.50-156.99                0          246.50-246.99

2,057      157.00-157.49                40         247.00-247.49

77         157.50-157.99                0          247.50-247.99

10,331     158.00-158.49                3,979      248.00-248.49

704        158.50-158.99                0          248.50-248.99

2,771      159.00-159.49                866        249.00-249.49

0          159.50-159.99                0          249.50-249.99

22,037     160.00-160.49                9,477      250.00-250.49

5,201      160.50-160.99                0          250.50-250.99

6,505      161.00-161.49                2,633      251.00-251.49

0          161.50-161.99                0          251.50-251.99

700        162.00-162.49                6,311      252.00-252.49

0          162.50-162.99                0          252.50-252.99

38         163.00-163.49                2,639      253.00-253.49

0          163.50-163.99                0          253.50-253.99

4,494      164.00-164.49                1,729      254.00-254.49

                                        0          254.50-254.99

                                        3,357      255.00-255.49

                                        112        255.50-255.99



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

40        156.00-156.49                 425       250.00-250.49

0         156.50-156.99                 0         250.50-250.99

106       157.00-157.49                 35        251.00-251.49

0         157.50-157.99                 111       251.50-251.99

856       158.00-158.49                 295       252.00-252.49

0         158.50-158.99                 0         252.50-252.99

154       159.00-159.49                 44        253.00-253.49

0         159.50-159.99                 0         253.50-253.99

664       160.00-160.49                 80        254.00-254.49

0         160.50-160.99                 0         254.50-254.99

250       161.00-161.49                 82        255.00-255.49

0         161.50-161.99

41        162.00-162.49

0         162.50-162.99

130       163.00-163.49





**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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