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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Sep 29, 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, 9/28/2014



Confirmed:  30,989       Week Ago:  45,449         Year Ago:  96,531



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      3,972     1,400-1,575    153.00-159.00   1,486     155.42

65 - 80% Choice      4,121     1,268-1,575    152.00-159.00   1,434     157.51

35 - 65% Choice      1,159     1,300-1,480    156.00-159.00   1,414     158.66

 0 - 35% Choice         38     1,475-1,475    156.00-156.00   1,475     156.00

Total all grades     9,290     1,268-1,575    152.00-159.00   1,454     156.75

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,819     1,225-1,420    153.00-159.00   1,334     157.67

65 - 80% Choice      2,053     1,244-1,400    155.00-159.00   1,305     157.98

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     3,872     1,225-1,420    153.00-159.00   1,318     157.83



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      2,893       819-995      242.00-248.00     930     245.24

65 - 80% Choice      1,665       824-968      244.00-248.00     915     246.41

35 - 65% Choice        312       851-945      242.00-248.00     897     247.33

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     4,870       819-995      242.00-248.00     923     245.78

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,329       750-912      242.00-248.00     846     245.35

65 - 80% Choice      2,246       781-889      242.00-248.00     834     245.81

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     3,575       750-912      242.00-248.00     838     245.64



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        197     1,400-1,400    154.00-158.00   1,400     156.06

65 - 80% Choice        400     1,441-1,441    157.00-157.00   1,441     157.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       597     1,400-1,441    154.00-158.00   1,428     156.69

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        537     1,250-1,250    158.00-158.00   1,250     158.00

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       537     1,250-1,250    158.00-158.00   1,250     158.00



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,520       880-992      242.00-245.00     922     243.95

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,520       880-992      242.00-245.00     922     243.95

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        484       768-826      242.00-244.00     810     243.74

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       484       768-826      242.00-244.00     810     243.74



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer           9,290          1,454         156.75

Live FOB Heifer          3,872          1,318         157.83

Dressed Del Steer        4,870            923         245.78

Dressed Del Heifer       3,575            838         245.64



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          16,496          1,396         125.80

Live FOB Heifer         12,404          1,251         125.77

Dressed Del Steer       22,954            905         199.18

Dressed Del Heifer      15,259            799         199.26





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

255        152.00-152.49                1,332      242.00-242.49

0          152.50-152.99                0          242.50-242.99

644        153.00-153.49                0          243.00-243.49

0          153.50-153.99                0          243.50-243.99

1,293      154.00-154.49                1,219      244.00-244.49

0          154.50-154.99                0          244.50-244.99

1,903      155.00-155.49                2,869      245.00-245.49

0          155.50-155.99                0          245.50-245.99

1,112      156.00-156.49                0          246.00-246.49

333        156.50-156.99                0          246.50-246.99

1,627      157.00-157.49                0          247.00-247.49

0          157.50-157.99                0          247.50-247.99

2,144      158.00-158.49                4,689      248.00-248.49

0          158.50-158.99

5,160      159.00-159.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

14        151.00-151.49                 37        240.00-240.49

0         151.50-151.99                 0         240.50-240.99

0         152.00-152.49                 75        241.00-241.49

0         152.50-152.99                 140       241.50-241.99

0         153.00-153.49                 508       242.00-242.49

0         153.50-153.99                 0         242.50-242.99

102       154.00-154.49                 139       243.00-243.49

0         154.50-154.99                 0         243.50-243.99

159       155.00-155.49                 402       244.00-244.49

0         155.50-155.99                 0         244.50-244.99

130       156.00-156.49                 955       245.00-245.49

0         156.50-156.99

400       157.00-157.49

0         157.50-157.99

617       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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