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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Oct 20, 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, 10/19/2014



Confirmed:  86,656       Week Ago:  111,321        Year Ago:  106,313



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice     10,807     1,300-1,600    161.00-165.00   1,473     163.60

65 - 80% Choice      7,653     1,250-1,550    162.00-165.00   1,438     163.81

35 - 65% Choice      6,721     1,165-1,460    162.00-165.00   1,347     163.96

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    25,181     1,165-1,600    161.00-165.00   1,429     163.76

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      5,479     1,250-1,425    161.00-165.00   1,341     164.10

65 - 80% Choice      5,529     1,100-1,450    162.00-165.00   1,319     163.79

35 - 65% Choice      4,639     1,100-1,350    162.00-165.00   1,202     163.93

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    15,647     1,100-1,450    161.00-165.00   1,292     163.94



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      5,889       800-1,008    255.00-259.00     938     257.72

65 - 80% Choice      6,523       848-992      255.00-258.00     939     257.76

35 - 65% Choice      1,768       819-977      256.00-258.00     901     257.82

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    14,180       800-1,008    255.00-259.00     934     257.75

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      5,374       776-914      257.00-259.00     847     257.87

65 - 80% Choice      2,840       781-950      255.00-258.00     838     257.64

35 - 65% Choice        989       747-950      257.00-258.00     880     257.94

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     9,203       747-950      255.00-259.00     848     257.81



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,553     1,350-1,515    163.00-165.00   1,476     164.27

65 - 80% Choice        737     1,275-1,475    163.00-165.00   1,437     164.11

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice         71     1,325-1,325    164.00-164.00   1,325     164.00

Total all grades     2,361     1,275-1,515    163.00-165.00   1,459     164.22

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        590     1,225-1,400    162.00-165.00   1,297     163.77

65 - 80% Choice        153     1,200-1,300    163.00-164.00   1,225     163.77

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       743     1,200-1,400    162.00-165.00   1,282     163.77



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,183       850-944      255.00-258.00     906     256.08

65 - 80% Choice        262       874-882      256.00-256.00     877     256.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,445       850-944      255.00-258.00     900     256.07

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        118       787-800      255.00-256.00     791     255.66

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       118       787-800      255.00-256.00     791     255.66



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          25,181          1,429         163.76

Live FOB Heifer         15,647          1,292         163.94

Dressed Del Steer       14,180            934         257.75

Dressed Del Heifer       9,203            848         257.81



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          22,332          1,442         129.41

Live FOB Heifer         16,147          1,302         129.70

Dressed Del Steer       22,961            909         203.57

Dressed Del Heifer      17,620            820         203.65





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

81         160.00-160.49                435        255.00-255.49

0          160.50-160.99                0          255.50-255.99

173        161.00-161.49                557        256.00-256.49

137        161.50-161.99                0          256.50-256.99

1,871      162.00-162.49                6,266      257.00-257.49

740        162.50-162.99                0          257.50-257.99

7,635      163.00-163.49                20,600     258.00-258.49

1,178      163.50-163.99                0          258.50-258.99

30,775     164.00-164.49                558        259.00-259.49

1,777      164.50-164.99

5,235      165.00-165.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

204       162.00-162.49                 452       255.00-255.49

0         162.50-162.99                 0         255.50-255.99

491       163.00-163.49                 849       256.00-256.49

114       163.50-163.99                 40        256.50-256.99

2,210     164.00-164.49                 126       257.00-257.49

0         164.50-164.99                 0         257.50-257.99

1,015     165.00-165.49                 173       258.00-258.49





**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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