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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Sep 8, 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, 9/7/2014



Confirmed:  78,954       Week Ago:  77,142         Year Ago:  81,989



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      9,128     1,250-1,525    157.00-164.00   1,446     160.04

65 - 80% Choice      8,333     1,325-1,535    154.00-164.00   1,450     161.31

35 - 65% Choice      7,183     1,100-1,470    158.00-164.00   1,355     162.84

 0 - 35% Choice         16     1,250-1,250    160.00-160.00   1,250     160.00

Total all grades    24,660     1,100-1,535    154.00-164.00   1,421     161.28

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      7,179     1,175-1,450    156.00-164.00   1,288     160.30

65 - 80% Choice      6,185     1,080-1,375    159.00-164.00   1,281     162.06

35 - 65% Choice      3,736     1,045-1,350    153.00-164.00   1,175     162.30

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    17,100     1,045-1,450    153.00-164.00   1,261     161.37



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,705       738-1,058    248.00-252.00     949     250.40

65 - 80% Choice      6,943       819-978      248.00-252.00     908     250.60

35 - 65% Choice        603       912-960      250.00-252.00     936     250.74

 0 - 35% Choice        214       886-886      256.50-256.50     886     256.50

Total all grades    13,465       738-1,058    248.00-256.50     926     250.61

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      3,149       719-932      248.00-252.00     829     250.76

65 - 80% Choice      3,085       743-950      248.00-256.50     813     251.17

35 - 65% Choice        563       748-790      256.50-256.50     768     256.50

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     6,797       719-950      248.00-256.50     817     251.42



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,035     1,300-1,500    158.00-162.75   1,421     160.82

65 - 80% Choice        737     1,200-1,500    156.50-160.00   1,411     159.22

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,772     1,200-1,500    156.50-162.75   1,417     160.16

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        472     1,200-1,300    157.00-160.00   1,273     159.20

65 - 80% Choice         40     1,240-1,240    157.00-157.00   1,240     157.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       512     1,200-1,300    157.00-160.00   1,271     159.03



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      2,223       803-960      245.00-251.00     910     248.84

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,223       803-960      245.00-251.00     910     248.84

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        165       744-800      248.00-250.00     775     248.75

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       165       744-800      248.00-250.00     775     248.75



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          24,660          1,421         161.28

Live FOB Heifer         17,100          1,261         161.37

Dressed Del Steer       13,465            926         250.61

Dressed Del Heifer       6,797            817         251.42



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          22,169          1,405         122.91

Live FOB Heifer         17,808          1,244         122.96

Dressed Del Steer       16,825            902         194.17

Dressed Del Heifer      10,039            792         194.01





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

44         153.00-153.49                714        248.00-248.49

0          153.50-153.99                0          248.50-248.99

40         154.00-154.49                180        249.00-249.49

0          154.50-154.99                0          249.50-249.99

0          155.00-155.49                13,663     250.00-250.49

0          155.50-155.99                0          250.50-250.99

319        156.00-156.49                905        251.00-251.49

0          156.50-156.99                0          251.50-251.99

305        157.00-157.49                8,158      252.00-252.49

0          157.50-157.99                0          252.50-252.99

3,799      158.00-158.49                0          253.00-253.49

30         158.50-158.99                0          253.50-253.99

3,327      159.00-159.49                0          254.00-254.49

836        159.50-159.99                0          254.50-254.99

11,129     160.00-160.49                43         255.00-255.49

0          160.50-160.99                0          255.50-255.99

2,944      161.00-161.49                0          256.00-256.49

0          161.50-161.99                1,168      256.50-256.99

4,476      162.00-162.49

730        162.50-162.99

13,605     163.00-163.49

0          163.50-163.99

4,531      164.00-164.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

25        153.00-153.49                 398       245.00-245.49

0         153.50-153.99                 0         245.50-245.99

0         154.00-154.49                 0         246.00-246.49

0         154.50-154.99                 0         246.50-246.99

0         155.00-155.49                 76        247.00-247.49

0         155.50-155.99                 0         247.50-247.99

29        156.00-156.49                 795       248.00-248.49

74        156.50-156.99                 0         248.50-248.99

204       157.00-157.49                 118       249.00-249.49

0         157.50-157.99                 0         249.50-249.99

300       158.00-158.49                 1,199     250.00-250.49

85        158.50-158.99                 0         250.50-250.99

246       159.00-159.49                 404       251.00-251.49

0         159.50-159.99                 0         251.50-251.99

1,150     160.00-160.49                 0         252.00-252.49

0         160.50-160.99                 0         252.50-252.99

0         161.00-161.49                 0         253.00-253.49

0         161.50-161.99                 0         253.50-253.99

180       162.00-162.49                 0         254.00-254.49

330       162.50-162.99                 0         254.50-254.99

                                        0         255.00-255.49

                                        0         255.50-255.99

                                        0         256.00-256.49

                                        0         256.50-256.99

                                        0         257.00-257.49

                                        146       257.50-257.99





**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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