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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Aug 18, 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, 8/17/2014



Confirmed:  83,182       Week Ago:  92,000         Year Ago:  98,172



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      6,644     1,250-1,525    152.00-159.00   1,445     155.27

65 - 80% Choice     13,036     1,250-1,555    152.00-157.00   1,432     154.69

35 - 65% Choice      8,555     1,239-1,502    152.00-157.00   1,395     154.92

 0 - 35% Choice        216     1,450-1,450    157.00-157.00   1,450     157.00

Total all grades    28,451     1,239-1,555    152.00-159.00   1,424     154.92

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      4,030     1,200-1,375    151.00-158.00   1,293     154.83

65 - 80% Choice     11,264     1,150-1,375    152.00-157.00   1,281     154.29

35 - 65% Choice      1,860     1,100-1,350    154.00-157.00   1,221     155.32

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    17,154     1,100-1,375    151.00-158.00   1,277     154.53



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,577       796-981      242.00-248.00     925     244.86

65 - 80% Choice     10,758       777-976      240.00-248.00     917     243.01

35 - 65% Choice        646       819-917      243.50-245.00     858     244.07

 0 - 35% Choice         71       758-758      243.50-243.50     758     243.50

Total all grades    17,052       758-981      240.00-248.00     917     243.65

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      4,015       704-894      242.00-250.00     816     244.58

65 - 80% Choice      3,263       729-950      241.00-248.00     790     244.30

35 - 65% Choice      1,200       710-950      243.50-244.00     775     243.60

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     8,478       704-950      241.00-250.00     800     244.33



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        549     1,325-1,425    153.00-157.20   1,379     155.77

65 - 80% Choice        423     1,400-1,447    154.00-155.50   1,422     154.75

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       972     1,325-1,447    153.00-157.20   1,398     155.32

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        370     1,250-1,275    154.00-158.25   1,267     156.87

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       370     1,250-1,275    154.00-158.25   1,267     156.87



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,260       848-948      240.00-247.00     902     244.25

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,260       848-948      240.00-247.00     902     244.25

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        113       860-860      250.00-250.00     860     250.00

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       113       860-860      250.00-250.00     860     250.00



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          28,451          1,424         154.92

Live FOB Heifer         17,154          1,277         154.53

Dressed Del Steer       17,052            917         243.65

Dressed Del Heifer       8,478            800         244.33



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          21,546          1,396         124.12

Live FOB Heifer         18,115          1,251         124.27

Dressed Del Steer       17,399            898         198.00

Dressed Del Heifer      11,766            812         197.40





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

92         151.00-151.49                4,352      240.00-240.49

0          151.50-151.99                0          240.50-240.99

4,620      152.00-152.49                280        241.00-241.49

291        152.50-152.99                0          241.50-241.99

1,484      153.00-153.49                1,370      242.00-242.49

338        153.50-153.99                0          242.50-242.99

9,125      154.00-154.49                2,724      243.00-243.49

473        154.50-154.99                1,946      243.50-243.99

23,419     155.00-155.49                7,668      244.00-244.49

40         155.50-155.99                0          244.50-244.99

5,466      156.00-156.49                5,376      245.00-245.49

170        156.50-156.99                0          245.50-245.99

4,636      157.00-157.49                80         246.00-246.49

0          157.50-157.99                0          246.50-246.99

100        158.00-158.49                375        247.00-247.49

0          158.50-158.99                0          247.50-247.99

420        159.00-159.49                3,897      248.00-248.49

                                        0          248.50-248.99

                                        0          249.00-249.49

                                        0          249.50-249.99

                                        76         250.00-250.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

15        150.00-150.49                 70        240.00-240.49

0         150.50-150.99                 0         240.50-240.99

0         151.00-151.49                 0         241.00-241.49

0         151.50-151.99                 0         241.50-241.99

16        152.00-152.49                 0         242.00-242.49

0         152.50-152.99                 0         242.50-242.99

88        153.00-153.49                 692       243.00-243.49

38        153.50-153.99                 0         243.50-243.99

431       154.00-154.49                 108       244.00-244.49

0         154.50-154.99                 0         244.50-244.99

233       155.00-155.49                 40        245.00-245.49

78        155.50-155.99                 0         245.50-245.99

0         156.00-156.49                 38        246.00-246.49

0         156.50-156.99                 0         246.50-246.99

395       157.00-157.49                 428       247.00-247.49

0         157.50-157.99                 0         247.50-247.99

250       158.00-158.49                 0         248.00-248.49

                                        0         248.50-248.99

                                        0         249.00-249.49

                                        0         249.50-249.99

                                        113       250.00-250.49





**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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