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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Nov 3, 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, 11/2/2014



Confirmed:  37,565       Week Ago:  74,986         Year Ago:  70,584



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      4,133     1,350-1,500    165.00-170.00   1,463     167.40

65 - 80% Choice      2,559     1,300-1,535    166.00-168.00   1,438     167.31

35 - 65% Choice      3,139     1,250-1,450    166.00-168.00   1,379     167.66

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     9,831     1,250-1,535    165.00-170.00   1,430     167.46

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,425     1,200-1,400    165.00-170.00   1,316     167.71

65 - 80% Choice      2,415     1,150-1,450    166.00-168.50   1,303     167.58

35 - 65% Choice      1,535     1,200-1,350    167.00-168.00   1,278     167.65

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     5,375     1,150-1,450    165.00-170.00   1,299     167.63



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      2,048       857-974      262.00-265.00     935     264.35

65 - 80% Choice      2,721       819-990      261.00-265.00     918     262.92

35 - 65% Choice      1,685       822-996      261.00-263.00     924     262.38

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     6,454       819-996      261.00-265.00     925     263.23

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,413       769-938      262.00-265.00     856     263.09

65 - 80% Choice      2,757       803-883      262.00-265.00     839     263.31

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     4,170       769-938      262.00-265.00     844     263.24



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        374     1,450-1,500    170.00-171.00   1,485     170.32

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       374     1,450-1,500    170.00-171.00   1,485     170.32

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,000     1,200-1,375    167.00-168.00   1,336     167.92

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,000     1,200-1,375    167.00-168.00   1,336     167.92



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,008       848-967      263.00-264.00     931     263.18

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     1,008       848-967      263.00-264.00     931     263.18

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice         40       768-768      263.00-263.00     768     263.00

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades        40       768-768      263.00-263.00     768     263.00



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer           9,831          1,430         167.46

Live FOB Heifer          5,375          1,299         167.63

Dressed Del Steer        6,454            925         263.23

Dressed Del Heifer       4,170            844         263.24



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          19,495          1,407         131.99

Live FOB Heifer         14,001          1,254         132.06

Dressed Del Steer       11,306            915         207.95

Dressed Del Heifer       7,527            780         210.20





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

334        165.00-165.49                487        261.00-261.49

0          165.50-165.99                0          261.50-261.99

1,348      166.00-166.49                2,209      262.00-262.49

2,350      166.50-166.99                0          262.50-262.99

3,526      167.00-167.49                5,706      263.00-263.49

944        167.50-167.99                307        263.50-263.99

9,341      168.00-168.49                1,265      264.00-264.49

249        168.50-168.99                0          264.50-264.99

0          169.00-169.49                2,559      265.00-265.49

555        169.50-169.99                0          265.50-265.99

599        170.00-170.49                772        266.00-266.49

                                        0          266.50-266.99

                                        84         267.00-267.49

                                        0          267.50-267.99

                                        0          268.00-268.49

                                        0          268.50-268.99

                                        240        269.00-269.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

40        166.50-166.99                 41        260.00-260.49

204       167.00-167.49                 0         260.50-260.99

0         167.50-167.99                 0         261.00-261.49

956       168.00-168.49                 0         261.50-261.99

0         168.50-168.99                 0         262.00-262.49

0         169.00-169.49                 0         262.50-262.99

0         169.50-169.99                 868       263.00-263.49

254       170.00-170.49                 0         263.50-263.99

98        170.50-170.99                 180       264.00-264.49

120       171.00-171.49





**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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