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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Aug 25, 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, 8/24/2014



Confirmed:  84,997       Week Ago:  83,182         Year Ago:  76,190



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice     10,607     1,250-1,575    150.00-156.00   1,442     153.27

65 - 80% Choice     10,998     1,325-1,523    151.50-155.50   1,428     153.31

35 - 65% Choice      6,633     1,200-1,475    151.00-155.00   1,370     152.68

 0 - 35% Choice        207     1,300-1,350    152.00-152.00   1,336     152.00

Total all grades    28,445     1,200-1,575    150.00-156.00   1,419     153.14

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      3,224     1,150-1,377    150.00-155.50   1,296     153.51

65 - 80% Choice      8,871     1,150-1,350    152.00-155.50   1,280     153.29

35 - 65% Choice      2,291     1,075-1,325    151.50-153.00   1,203     152.08

 0 - 35% Choice         20     1,250-1,250    152.00-152.00   1,250     152.00

Total all grades    14,406     1,075-1,377    150.00-155.50   1,271     153.15



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,474       800-999      240.00-244.00     923     241.90

65 - 80% Choice      8,233       725-960      240.00-243.00     905     241.88

35 - 65% Choice      1,111       841-971      240.50-242.00     889     241.55

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    14,818       725-999      240.00-244.00     910     241.86

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      3,328       730-880      240.00-243.00     818     241.82

65 - 80% Choice      2,511       734-950      238.00-242.00     808     241.51

35 - 65% Choice      2,755       723-950      240.50-243.00     756     241.02

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     8,594       723-950      238.00-243.00     795     241.47



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        616     1,350-1,475    152.00-155.00   1,425     153.77

65 - 80% Choice        617     1,425-1,550    153.00-156.18   1,476     153.99

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,233     1,350-1,550    152.00-156.18   1,451     153.88

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        250     1,175-1,300    152.50-154.00   1,242     153.13

65 - 80% Choice        603     1,175-1,325    152.00-156.00   1,267     153.53

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       853     1,175-1,325    152.00-156.00   1,260     153.41



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,423       768-971      239.00-242.00     901     239.85

65 - 80% Choice        114       870-870      241.00-241.00     870     241.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,537       768-971      239.00-242.00     899     239.94

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,077       778-832      239.00-242.00     793     240.03

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice        149       810-810      241.00-241.00     810     241.00

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,226       778-832      239.00-242.00     795     240.15



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          28,445          1,419         153.14

Live FOB Heifer         14,406          1,271         153.15

Dressed Del Steer       14,818            910         241.86

Dressed Del Heifer       8,594            795         241.47



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          18,390          1,409         124.55

Live FOB Heifer          9,014          1,285         124.71

Dressed Del Steer       16,362            892         197.26

Dressed Del Heifer       8,967            809         197.10





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

32         149.00-149.49                160        238.00-238.49

0          149.50-149.99                0          238.50-238.99

80         150.00-150.49                0          239.00-239.49

0          150.50-150.99                0          239.50-239.99

968        151.00-151.49                799        240.00-240.49

564        151.50-151.99                1,594      240.50-240.99

12,459     152.00-152.49                4,277      241.00-241.49

502        152.50-152.99                380        241.50-241.99

22,567     153.00-153.49                16,871     242.00-242.49

300        153.50-153.99                412        242.50-242.99

3,425      154.00-154.49                2,568      243.00-243.49

450        154.50-154.99                0          243.50-243.99

5,299      155.00-155.49                14         244.00-244.49

2,157      155.50-155.99

84         156.00-156.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

15        150.00-150.49                 303       239.00-239.49

0         150.50-150.99                 36        239.50-239.99

25        151.00-151.49                 2,441     240.00-240.49

0         151.50-151.99                 0         240.50-240.99

519       152.00-152.49                 367       241.00-241.49

144       152.50-152.99                 0         241.50-241.99

1,309     153.00-153.49                 114       242.00-242.49

145       153.50-153.99

261       154.00-154.49

0         154.50-154.99

540       155.00-155.49

0         155.50-155.99

331       156.00-156.49

84        156.50-156.99





**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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