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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Sep 22, 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, 9/21/2014



Confirmed:  45,449       Week Ago:  70,161         Year Ago:  112,857



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,069     1,350-1,565    152.50-159.00   1,469     154.58

65 - 80% Choice      4,692     1,250-1,521    152.00-159.00   1,428     157.57

35 - 65% Choice      3,194     1,190-1,465    158.00-159.00   1,364     158.92

 0 - 35% Choice         57     1,420-1,420    159.00-159.00   1,420     159.00

Total all grades    13,012     1,190-1,565    152.00-159.00   1,428     156.74

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      2,322     1,180-1,400    153.75-159.00   1,309     155.34

65 - 80% Choice      2,116     1,180-1,365    155.00-159.00   1,297     158.15

35 - 65% Choice      1,444     1,165-1,280    159.00-159.00   1,209     159.00

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     5,882     1,165-1,400    153.75-159.00   1,280     157.25



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,441       784-1,011    243.00-246.00     934     244.81

65 - 80% Choice      4,460       851-975      243.00-245.00     923     244.50

35 - 65% Choice        981       856-935      244.00-250.00     899     245.36

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    10,882       784-1,011    243.00-250.00     926     244.74

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      2,693       780-896      243.00-246.00     833     245.20

65 - 80% Choice      3,864       715-896      244.00-250.00     799     246.94

35 - 65% Choice        417       736-800      250.00-250.00     773     250.00

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     6,974       715-896      243.00-250.00     810     246.45



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        863     1,300-1,450    154.00-160.00   1,435     156.77

65 - 80% Choice        335     1,446-1,450    154.00-156.00   1,448     155.19

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,198     1,300-1,450    154.00-160.00   1,439     156.33

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        240     1,195-1,345    154.00-159.00   1,265     157.11

65 - 80% Choice        252     1,200-1,282    154.00-156.00   1,268     155.67

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       492     1,195-1,345    154.00-159.00   1,267     156.37



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        767       880-976      242.50-244.00     925     243.23

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       767       880-976      242.50-244.00     925     243.23

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        317       771-826      243.00-247.00     808     244.26

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       317       771-826      243.00-247.00     808     244.26



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          13,012          1,428         156.74

Live FOB Heifer          5,882          1,280         157.25

Dressed Del Steer       10,882            926         244.74

Dressed Del Heifer       6,974            810         246.45



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          29,243          1,417         124.07

Live FOB Heifer         19,034          1,258         124.19

Dressed Del Steer       21,014            913         195.65

Dressed Del Heifer      15,199            797         195.58





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

40         152.00-152.49                402        243.00-243.49

189        152.50-152.99                0          243.50-243.99

38         153.00-153.49                5,294      244.00-244.49

823        153.50-153.99                76         244.50-244.99

2,135      154.00-154.49                9,595      245.00-245.49

613        154.50-154.99                0          245.50-245.99

3,952      155.00-155.49                2,185      246.00-246.49

414        155.50-155.99                0          246.50-246.99

467        156.00-156.49                0          247.00-247.49

95         156.50-156.99                0          247.50-247.99

0          157.00-157.49                0          248.00-248.49

0          157.50-157.99                0          248.50-248.99

2,627      158.00-158.49                0          249.00-249.49

0          158.50-158.99                0          249.50-249.99

9,182      159.00-159.49                2,305      250.00-250.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

72        153.50-153.99                 142       242.50-242.99

372       154.00-154.49                 600       243.00-243.49

0         154.50-154.99                 108       243.50-243.99

144       155.00-155.49                 190       244.00-244.49

0         155.50-155.99                 0         244.50-244.99

520       156.00-156.49                 120       245.00-245.49

0         156.50-156.99                 0         245.50-245.99

522       157.00-157.49                 0         246.00-246.49

67        157.50-157.99                 0         246.50-246.99

0         158.00-158.49                 40        247.00-247.49

0         158.50-158.99

390       159.00-159.49

0         159.50-159.99

118       160.00-160.49





**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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