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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Sep 1, 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, 8/31/2014



Confirmed:  77,142       Week Ago:  84,997         Year Ago:  75,485



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      8,796     1,300-1,550    151.50-158.00   1,447     155.12

65 - 80% Choice     11,421     1,300-1,500    152.75-158.00   1,422     155.74

35 - 65% Choice      2,948     1,150-1,425    155.00-158.00   1,314     155.33

 0 - 35% Choice         69     1,450-1,450    155.00-155.00   1,450     155.00

Total all grades    23,234     1,150-1,550    151.50-158.00   1,418     155.45

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      6,937     1,175-1,400    151.00-158.00   1,293     156.05

65 - 80% Choice      7,220     1,150-1,485    154.00-158.00   1,281     156.06

35 - 65% Choice      2,262     1,070-1,375    155.00-158.00   1,226     155.20

 0 - 35% Choice        133     1,350-1,350    158.00-158.00   1,350     158.00

Total all grades    16,552     1,070-1,485    151.00-158.00   1,279     155.95



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,481       803-1,005    242.00-245.00     922     244.63

65 - 80% Choice      7,850       730-971      242.00-246.00     907     244.67

35 - 65% Choice        239       832-894      244.50-245.00     850     244.76

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    13,570       730-1,005    242.00-246.00     912     244.66

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      2,865       727-950      240.00-245.25     810     244.87

65 - 80% Choice      3,214       741-950      243.00-245.00     804     244.91

35 - 65% Choice      1,079       717-950      244.50-245.00     788     244.63

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     7,158       717-950      240.00-245.25     804     244.85



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        711     1,325-1,450    153.00-158.00   1,406     155.45

65 - 80% Choice        802     1,200-1,434    155.00-156.00   1,395     155.85

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,513     1,200-1,450    153.00-158.00   1,400     155.67

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice                     -               -

65 - 80% Choice         12     1,250-1,250    154.00-154.00   1,250     154.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades        12     1,250-1,250    154.00-154.00   1,250     154.00



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,235       864-953      241.00-244.00     932     242.03

65 - 80% Choice        152       874-874      241.00-241.00     874     241.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,387       864-953      241.00-244.00     926     241.91

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        416       762-810      243.00-243.00     806     243.00

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       416       762-810      243.00-243.00     806     243.00



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          23,234          1,418         155.45

Live FOB Heifer         16,552          1,279         155.95

Dressed Del Steer       13,570            912         244.66

Dressed Del Heifer       7,158            804         244.85



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          22,257          1,390         123.34

Live FOB Heifer         17,936          1,254         123.32

Dressed Del Steer       10,280            899         195.72

Dressed Del Heifer       7,055            774         194.87





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

78         151.00-151.49                70         240.00-240.49

68         151.50-151.99                0          240.50-240.99

262        152.00-152.49                0          241.00-241.49

438        152.50-152.99                0          241.50-241.99

620        153.00-153.49                188        242.00-242.49

200        153.50-153.99                0          242.50-242.99

3,490      154.00-154.49                2,300      243.00-243.49

130        154.50-154.99                0          243.50-243.99

20,515     155.00-155.49                458        244.00-244.49

937        155.50-155.99                1,311      244.50-244.99

7,442      156.00-156.49                21,103     245.00-245.49

356        156.50-156.99                0          245.50-245.99

5,049      157.00-157.49                80         246.00-246.49

762        157.50-157.99

5,016      158.00-158.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

46        152.00-152.49                 40        240.00-240.49

0         152.50-152.99                 0         240.50-240.99

280       153.00-153.49                 755       241.00-241.49

164       153.50-153.99                 76        241.50-241.99

124       154.00-154.49                 130       242.00-242.49

25        154.50-154.99                 0         242.50-242.99

337       155.00-155.49                 939       243.00-243.49

0         155.50-155.99                 0         243.50-243.99

1,072     156.00-156.49                 37        244.00-244.49

0         156.50-156.99

30        157.00-157.49

0         157.50-157.99

187       158.00-158.49





**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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