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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Oct 6, 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, 10/5/2014



Confirmed:  91,881       Week Ago:  30,989         Year Ago:  NA



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice     14,684     1,235-1,625    156.50-162.50   1,463     160.26

65 - 80% Choice      9,865     1,250-1,550    158.00-163.00   1,441     160.56

35 - 65% Choice      4,441     1,165-1,475    160.00-162.00   1,332     161.41

 0 - 35% Choice        232     1,400-1,400    161.00-161.00   1,400     161.00

Total all grades    29,222     1,165-1,625    156.50-163.00   1,435     160.54

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      4,583     1,175-1,388    158.00-163.00   1,302     160.47

65 - 80% Choice      7,044     1,150-1,500    158.00-163.00   1,314     161.19

35 - 65% Choice      3,139     1,065-1,325    160.00-162.00   1,212     161.36

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    14,766     1,065-1,500    158.00-163.00   1,289     161.00



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,438       822-1,006    250.00-253.00     940     251.59

65 - 80% Choice      7,843       830-995      250.00-256.00     932     251.90

35 - 65% Choice      1,945       836-974      251.00-259.00     917     253.48

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    15,226       822-1,006    250.00-259.00     933     251.99

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,927       724-907      246.00-252.00     845     251.40

65 - 80% Choice      3,906       734-950      250.00-259.00     820     252.07

35 - 65% Choice      2,303       720-950      252.00-259.00     771     257.42

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     8,136       720-950      246.00-259.00     812     253.43



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      2,570     1,275-1,500    155.00-162.00   1,445     160.51

65 - 80% Choice        968     1,325-1,475    157.50-161.50   1,457     160.59

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     3,538     1,275-1,500    155.00-162.00   1,448     160.53

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,072     1,175-1,350    159.00-164.00   1,270     160.80

65 - 80% Choice        438     1,225-1,350    158.00-160.50   1,276     159.75

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,510     1,175-1,350    158.00-164.00   1,272     160.49



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,139       882-960      248.00-251.00     928     249.95

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,139       882-960      248.00-251.00     928     249.95

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        552       780-826      249.00-251.00     808     250.24

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       552       780-826      249.00-251.00     808     250.24



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          29,222          1,435         160.54

Live FOB Heifer         14,766          1,289         161.00

Dressed Del Steer       15,226            933         251.99

Dressed Del Heifer       8,136            812         253.43



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer

Live FOB Heifer

Dressed Del Steer           40            882         200.00

Dressed Del Heifer





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

160        156.50-156.99                12         245.00-245.49

0          157.00-157.49                0          245.50-245.99

76         157.50-157.99                80         246.00-246.49

681        158.00-158.49                0          246.50-246.99

0          158.50-158.99                0          247.00-247.49

3,385      159.00-159.49                0          247.50-247.99

501        159.50-159.99                0          248.00-248.49

23,567     160.00-160.49                0          248.50-248.99

1,023      160.50-160.99                15         249.00-249.49

7,430      161.00-161.49                0          249.50-249.99

129        161.50-161.99                1,955      250.00-250.49

12,268     162.00-162.49                0          250.50-250.99

606        162.50-162.99                3,219      251.00-251.49

3,357      163.00-163.49                246        251.50-251.99

                                        19,972     252.00-252.49

                                        0          252.50-252.99

                                        150        253.00-253.49

                                        0          253.50-253.99

                                        41         254.00-254.49

                                        0          254.50-254.99

                                        0          255.00-255.49

                                        0          255.50-255.99

                                        737        256.00-256.49

                                        0          256.50-256.99

                                        0          257.00-257.49

                                        0          257.50-257.99

                                        0          258.00-258.49

                                        0          258.50-258.99

                                        2,079      259.00-259.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

79        152.50-152.99                 59        248.00-248.49

0         153.00-153.49                 0         248.50-248.99

0         153.50-153.99                 345       249.00-249.49

0         154.00-154.49                 0         249.50-249.99

0         154.50-154.99                 952       250.00-250.49

42        155.00-155.49                 0         250.50-250.99

0         155.50-155.99                 631       251.00-251.49

0         156.00-156.49

0         156.50-156.99

112       157.00-157.49

12        157.50-157.99

82        158.00-158.49

0         158.50-158.99

287       159.00-159.49

0         159.50-159.99

3,304     160.00-160.49

178       160.50-160.99

1,311     161.00-161.49

400       161.50-161.99

233       162.00-162.49

0         162.50-162.99

0         163.00-163.49

225       163.50-163.99

350       164.00-164.49





**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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