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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Oct 27, 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, 10/26/2014



Confirmed:  74,986       Week Ago:  86,656         Year Ago:  107,710



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      8,164     1,325-1,600    164.00-170.00   1,502     168.09

65 - 80% Choice      9,075     1,075-1,575    163.00-170.00   1,450     169.15

35 - 65% Choice      2,209     1,200-1,500    166.00-170.00   1,351     169.95

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    19,448     1,075-1,600    163.00-170.00   1,461     168.79

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      6,917     1,200-1,400    165.00-170.00   1,308     169.00

65 - 80% Choice      6,503     1,200-1,375    167.00-170.50   1,298     169.55

35 - 65% Choice      2,084     1,065-1,350    170.00-170.00   1,167     170.00

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    15,504     1,065-1,400    165.00-170.50   1,285     169.36



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      3,978       785-1,014    260.00-268.00     936     264.63

65 - 80% Choice      6,161       822-1,053    258.00-266.00     944     264.65

35 - 65% Choice      2,261       898-1,006    264.00-266.00     947     265.47

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    12,400       785-1,053    258.00-268.00     942     264.79

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      2,178       762-940      260.00-265.00     841     264.63

65 - 80% Choice      3,437       729-912      263.00-265.00     829     264.80

35 - 65% Choice        325       828-874      264.00-265.00     852     264.97

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     5,940       729-940      260.00-265.00     835     264.75



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,502     1,300-1,550    160.00-170.00   1,449     168.51

65 - 80% Choice        688     1,325-1,550    166.00-170.00   1,479     169.80

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,190     1,300-1,550    160.00-170.00   1,458     168.91

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,073     1,200-1,500    166.50-170.00   1,398     169.05

65 - 80% Choice        200     1,300-1,300    170.80-170.80   1,300     170.80

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,273     1,200-1,500    166.50-170.80   1,383     169.33



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        363       838-1,016    260.00-265.00     978     261.24

65 - 80% Choice        117       904-904      265.00-265.00     904     265.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       480       838-1,016    260.00-265.00     960     262.16

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice         80       768-768      263.00-263.00     768     263.00

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades        80       768-768      263.00-263.00     768     263.00



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          19,448          1,461         168.79

Live FOB Heifer         15,504          1,285         169.36

Dressed Del Steer       12,400            942         264.79

Dressed Del Heifer       5,940            835         264.75



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          27,582          1,404         132.23

Live FOB Heifer         25,470          1,265         132.16

Dressed Del Steer       18,389            912         207.77

Dressed Del Heifer      11,805            811         207.81





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

78         163.00-163.49                37         256.00-256.49

0          163.50-163.99                0          256.50-256.99

80         164.00-164.49                40         257.00-257.49

0          164.50-164.99                0          257.50-257.99

605        165.00-165.49                144        258.00-258.49

0          165.50-165.99                0          258.50-258.99

1,955      166.00-166.49                24         259.00-259.49

200        166.50-166.99                0          259.50-259.99

3,744      167.00-167.49                535        260.00-260.49

350        167.50-167.99                0          260.50-260.99

5,102      168.00-168.49                0          261.00-261.49

748        168.50-168.99                0          261.50-261.99

3,137      169.00-169.49                208        262.00-262.49

180        169.50-169.99                0          262.50-262.99

28,039     170.00-170.49                704        263.00-263.49

715        170.50-170.99                0          263.50-263.99

                                        2,686      264.00-264.49

                                        0          264.50-264.99

                                        14,715     265.00-265.49

                                        0          265.50-265.99

                                        2,348      266.00-266.49

                                        360        266.50-266.99

                                        0          267.00-267.49

                                        0          267.50-267.99

                                        25         268.00-268.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

36        160.00-160.49                 251       260.00-260.49

0         160.50-160.99                 0         260.50-260.99

0         161.00-161.49                 0         261.00-261.49

0         161.50-161.99                 0         261.50-261.99

0         162.00-162.49                 0         262.00-262.49

0         162.50-162.99                 0         262.50-262.99

90        163.00-163.49                 115       263.00-263.49

0         163.50-163.99                 33        263.50-263.99

162       164.00-164.49                 60        264.00-264.49

0         164.50-164.99                 0         264.50-264.99

70        165.00-165.49                 191       265.00-265.49

25        165.50-165.99

112       166.00-166.49

111       166.50-166.99

211       167.00-167.49

0         167.50-167.99

631       168.00-168.49

400       168.50-168.99

243       169.00-169.49

35        169.50-169.99

2,227     170.00-170.49

200       170.50-170.99

0         171.00-171.49

700       171.50-171.99





**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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