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5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Nov 10, 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, 11/9/2014



Confirmed:  56,761       Week Ago:  37,565         Year Ago:  90,324



                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      6,854     1,350-1,600    164.00-168.00   1,494     166.02

65 - 80% Choice     11,848     1,200-1,575    164.00-168.00   1,454     166.84

35 - 65% Choice      3,893     1,160-1,535    165.00-168.00   1,370     166.92

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades    22,595     1,160-1,600    164.00-168.00   1,452     166.61

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      2,434     1,175-1,500    165.00-168.00   1,353     166.36

65 - 80% Choice      3,946     1,100-1,425    164.00-168.00   1,273     167.18

35 - 65% Choice      2,998     1,140-1,375    166.00-168.00   1,205     167.14

 0 - 35% Choice        114     1,250-1,250    166.00-166.00   1,250     166.00

Total all grades     9,492     1,100-1,500    164.00-168.00   1,272     166.94



                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,642       850-969      260.00-264.00     917     262.00

65 - 80% Choice      3,941       857-968      260.00-263.00     936     261.85

35 - 65% Choice        651       882-976      255.00-262.00     930     261.59

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     6,234       850-976      255.00-264.00     930     261.86

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice      1,239       766-889      260.00-264.00     811     262.17

65 - 80% Choice        787       772-841      262.00-263.00     821     262.06

35 - 65% Choice         78       803-803      262.00-262.00     803     262.00

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,104       766-889      260.00-264.00     815     262.12



                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice      1,431     1,350-1,550    164.00-168.00   1,411     167.44

65 - 80% Choice      1,220     1,325-1,525    164.00-168.00   1,466     166.52

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades     2,651     1,325-1,550    164.00-168.00   1,436     167.01

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice        772     1,175-1,325    165.00-167.00   1,300     166.74

65 - 80% Choice        200     1,200-1,250    164.00-166.00   1,220     165.20

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       972     1,175-1,325    164.00-167.00   1,284     166.42



                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds



                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg

                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price

STEERS

Over 80% Choice        776       816-968      260.00-263.00     931     261.06

65 - 80% Choice                     -               -

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades       776       816-968      260.00-263.00     931     261.06

HEIFERS

Over 80% Choice         40       806-806      262.00-262.00     806     262.00

65 - 80% Choice         40       834-834      261.00-261.00     834     261.00

35 - 65% Choice                     -               -

 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -

Total all grades        80       806-834      261.00-262.00     820     261.50



WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          22,595          1,452         166.61

Live FOB Heifer          9,492          1,272         166.94

Dressed Del Steer        6,234            930         261.86

Dressed Del Heifer       2,104            815         262.12



SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK

                     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 YEAR

                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price

Live FOB Steer          36,432          1,418         130.93

Live FOB Heifer         22,442          1,272         131.20

Dressed Del Steer        9,476            917         206.44

Dressed Del Heifer       4,529            824         206.43





WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION



Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered

Head       Price                        Head       Price

40         163.00-163.49                38         255.00-255.49

0          163.50-163.99                0          255.50-255.99

420        164.00-164.49                0          256.00-256.49

212        164.50-164.99                0          256.50-256.99

1,532      165.00-165.49                0          257.00-257.49

389        165.50-165.99                0          257.50-257.99

12,940     166.00-166.49                43         258.00-258.49

543        166.50-166.99                0          258.50-258.99

14,408     167.00-167.49                0          259.00-259.49

272        167.50-167.99                0          259.50-259.99

7,369      168.00-168.49                1,070      260.00-260.49

                                        0          260.50-260.99

                                        36         261.00-261.49

                                        0          261.50-261.99

                                        9,603      262.00-262.49

                                        0          262.50-262.99

                                        680        263.00-263.49

                                        0          263.50-263.99

                                        192        264.00-264.49



Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB

Head      Price                         Head      Price

42        160.00-160.49                 250       260.00-260.49

0         160.50-160.99                 0         260.50-260.99

0         161.00-161.49                 346       261.00-261.49

0         161.50-161.99                 0         261.50-261.99

36        162.00-162.49                 180       262.00-262.49

0         162.50-162.99                 0         262.50-262.99

38        163.00-163.49                 80        263.00-263.49

0         163.50-163.99

189       164.00-164.49

0         164.50-164.99

32        165.00-165.49

32        165.50-165.99

1,192     166.00-166.49

0         166.50-166.99

1,176     167.00-167.49

0         167.50-167.99

1,184     168.00-168.49





**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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