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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Oct 13, 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, 10/12/2014



Confirmed:  111,201      Week Ago:  91,881         Year Ago:    NA



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice     11,112     1,250-1,620    160.00-165.50   1,482     163.49

65 - 80% Choice     17,919     1,275-1,600    160.00-165.00   1,435     163.96

35 - 65% Choice      6,188     1,200-1,545    162.00-165.00   1,363     164.01

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    35,219     1,200-1,620    160.00-165.50   1,437     163.82

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      7,218     1,200-1,460    160.00-165.00   1,325     163.79

65 - 80% Choice      9,291     1,180-1,450    161.00-165.00   1,318     164.37

35 - 65% Choice      2,503     1,140-1,300    163.00-165.00   1,200     164.12

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    19,012     1,140-1,460    160.00-165.00   1,305     164.12



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      9,057       800-1,008    255.00-260.00     939     257.92

65 - 80% Choice      8,557       791-1,001    255.00-260.00     923     257.51

35 - 65% Choice      2,256       842-984      257.00-263.50     919     258.23

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    19,870       791-1,008    255.00-263.50     930     257.78

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      4,378       756-919      255.00-261.00     845     257.89

65 - 80% Choice      4,530       723-896      256.00-263.50     815     258.71

35 - 65% Choice      2,187       723-871      256.00-263.50     784     260.10

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    11,095       723-919      255.00-263.50     821     258.66



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,742     1,200-1,475    157.77-166.00   1,431     163.42

65 - 80% Choice      1,257     1,350-1,454    163.00-165.28   1,412     164.11

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,999     1,200-1,475    157.77-166.00   1,423     163.71

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        652     1,175-1,375    158.00-167.00   1,267     163.92

65 - 80% Choice        402     1,225-1,340    162.00-165.28   1,288     164.11

35 - 65% Choice        255     1,210-1,210    165.28-165.28   1,210     165.28

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,309     1,175-1,375    158.00-167.00   1,262     164.24



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,083       793-967      255.00-258.50     892     256.77

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,083       793-967      255.00-258.50     892     256.77

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        165       768-875      256.00-257.00     815     256.58

65 - 80% Choice         43       762-762      255.00-255.00     762     255.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       208       762-875      255.00-257.00     804     256.25



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          35,219          1,437         163.82

Live FOB Heifer         19,012          1,305         164.12

Dressed Del Steer       19,870            930         257.78

Dressed Del Heifer      11,095            821         258.66



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer

Live FOB Heifer

Dressed Del Steer

Dressed Del Heifer





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

38         158.00-158.49                56         250.00-250.49

0          158.50-158.99                0          250.50-250.99

70         159.00-159.49                0          251.00-251.49

0          159.50-159.99                0          251.50-251.99

508        160.00-160.49                0          252.00-252.49

0          160.50-160.99                0          252.50-252.99

508        161.00-161.49                0          253.00-253.49

115        161.50-161.99                0          253.50-253.99

3,041      162.00-162.49                0          254.00-254.49

82         162.50-162.99                0          254.50-254.99

16,773     163.00-163.49                608        255.00-255.49

936        163.50-163.99                0          255.50-255.99

21,443     164.00-164.49                3,100      256.00-256.49

1,975      164.50-164.99                0          256.50-256.99

17,302     165.00-165.49                3,607      257.00-257.49

210        165.50-165.99                0          257.50-257.99

                                        26,777     258.00-258.49

                                        0          258.50-258.99

                                        315        259.00-259.49

                                        0          259.50-259.99

                                        1,134      260.00-260.49

                                        0          260.50-260.99

                                        84         261.00-261.49

                                        0          261.50-261.99

                                        0          262.00-262.49

                                        0          262.50-262.99

                                        0          263.00-263.49

                                        1,904      263.50-263.99



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

145       157.50-157.99                 475       255.00-255.49

34        158.00-158.49                 0         255.50-255.99

0         158.50-158.99                 411       256.00-256.49

0         159.00-159.49                 0         256.50-256.99

0         159.50-159.99                 171       257.00-257.49

104       160.00-160.49                 0         257.50-257.99

0         160.50-160.99                 429       258.00-258.49

312       161.00-161.49                 40        258.50-258.99

0         161.50-161.99                 0         259.00-259.49

113       162.00-162.49                 0         259.50-259.99

60        162.50-162.99                 75        260.00-260.49

806       163.00-163.49

36        163.50-163.99

2,466     164.00-164.49

400       164.50-164.99

1,360     165.00-165.49

0         165.50-165.99

40        166.00-166.49

0         166.50-166.99

80        167.00-167.49





**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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