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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Sep 15, 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, 9/14/2014



Confirmed:  70,161       Week Ago:  78,954         Year Ago:  68,348



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,664     1,300-1,560    155.50-163.00   1,446     160.05

65 - 80% Choice      7,187     1,285-1,525    157.00-163.50   1,418     160.47

35 - 65% Choice      8,950     1,265-1,500    158.00-163.50   1,419     161.64

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    21,801     1,265-1,560    155.50-163.50   1,426     160.84

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      5,412     1,190-1,390    158.00-163.00   1,322     160.87

65 - 80% Choice      5,211     1,120-1,400    157.00-163.00   1,283     161.32

35 - 65% Choice      4,646     1,060-1,350    160.00-163.00   1,255     161.88

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    15,269     1,060-1,400    157.00-163.00   1,288     161.33



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      7,275       760-1,008    248.00-252.00     927     249.20

65 - 80% Choice      5,775       826-975      248.00-255.00     916     249.12

35 - 65% Choice        887       835-960      248.00-254.00     893     249.72

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    13,937       760-1,008    248.00-255.00     920     249.20

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      4,380       719-929      248.00-254.00     821     249.47

65 - 80% Choice      2,523       707-920      247.00-254.00     808     250.79

35 - 65% Choice        999       704-950      248.00-254.00     797     252.29

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     7,902       704-950      247.00-254.00     814     250.24



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        135     1,400-1,475    158.00-161.75   1,467     161.33

65 - 80% Choice        438     1,429-1,500    158.00-160.00   1,435     159.83

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       573     1,400-1,500    158.00-161.75   1,443     160.18

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice         51     1,300-1,325    158.00-159.00   1,320     158.78

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades        51     1,300-1,325    158.00-159.00   1,320     158.78



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        474       851-926      247.00-250.00     888     248.15

65 - 80% Choice        233       693-912      247.00-248.00     871     247.19

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       707       693-926      247.00-250.00     883     247.83

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        151       800-826      245.00-248.00     804     247.36

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       151       800-826      245.00-248.00     804     247.36



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          21,801          1,426         160.84

Live FOB Heifer         15,269          1,288         161.33

Dressed Del Steer       13,937            920         249.20

Dressed Del Heifer       7,902            814         250.24



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          14,306          1,412         123.10

Live FOB Heifer         13,152          1,247         122.99

Dressed Del Steer       14,495            901         194.03

Dressed Del Heifer       8,997            816         193.98





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

114        155.50-155.99                65         247.00-247.49

40         156.00-156.49                0          247.50-247.99

0          156.50-156.99                10,074     248.00-248.49

714        157.00-157.49                0          248.50-248.99

0          157.50-157.99                1,359      249.00-249.49

4,204      158.00-158.49                0          249.50-249.99

0          158.50-158.99                11,894     250.00-250.49

3,906      159.00-159.49                0          250.50-250.99

980        159.50-159.99                235        251.00-251.49

5,119      160.00-160.49                0          251.50-251.99

0          160.50-160.99                314        252.00-252.49

6,070      161.00-161.49                0          252.50-252.99

0          161.50-161.99                0          253.00-253.49

9,098      162.00-162.49                0          253.50-253.99

0          162.50-162.99                1,888      254.00-254.49

10,528     163.00-163.49                0          254.50-254.99

109        163.50-163.99                66         255.00-255.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

42        156.00-156.49                 18        245.00-245.49

0         156.50-156.99                 0         245.50-245.99

0         157.00-157.49                 0         246.00-246.49

0         157.50-157.99                 0         246.50-246.99

64        158.00-158.49                 613       247.00-247.49

0         158.50-158.99                 0         247.50-247.99

162       159.00-159.49                 236       248.00-248.49

0         159.50-159.99                 0         248.50-248.99

438       160.00-160.49                 0         249.00-249.49

0         160.50-160.99                 0         249.50-249.99

0         161.00-161.49                 186       250.00-250.49

120       161.50-161.99





**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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