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Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle - Negotiated Purchases

LM_CT154

St Joseph, MO    Mon Oct 27, 2014    USDA Market News



NATIONAL WEEKLY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES

For Week Ending Sunday, 10/26/2014



In the Southern Plains on Thursday trading was active with good demand. For the week

live sales sold 7.00 higher at 170.00 a light test in Kansas was noted. In Nebraska

and the Western Cornbelt on Thursday and Friday trading was moderate on good demand.

For the week in Nebraska live sales sold 6.00 higher at 170.00. Dressed sales sold

7.00 higher mostly at 265.00 with a few at 266.00. In the Western Cornbelt for the

week live sales sold 6.00 to 7.00 higher at 170.00. Dressed sales sold 6.00 to 7.00

higher from 264.00 to 265.00. In Colorado trading on Thursday and Friday was limited

on light demand. For the week live sales sold 5.00 to 5.50 higher at 170.00 with a

very light test noted.



NEGOTIATED CASH:

Total Confirmed for the week: 89,683    Week ago: 100,078    Year ago: 126,175



Total  1-14 day delivery for the week: 45,964        Week ago: 61,067

Total 15-30 day delivery for the week: 43,719        Week ago: 39,011



NEGOTIATED GRID BASE:

Confirmed for the week: 12,398          Week ago: 14,252     Year ago: 26,863



                                    DOMESTIC

                             NEGOTIATED CASH PRICES

             (Includes all transactions regardless of delivery day)



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

STEERS: LIVE FOB

 Over 80% Choice       10,648   63.6  1,150-1,600  1,461  159.50-172.00  168.11

 65 - 80% Choice       10,721   63.5  1,075-1,575  1,443  158.75-170.00  168.79

 35 - 65% Choice        2,209   63.4  1,200-1,500  1,351  166.00-170.00  169.95

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades      23,578   63.5  1,075-1,600  1,442  158.75-172.00  168.59

STEERS: LIVE DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice        1,963   63.7  1,275-1,550  1,438  160.00-171.50  168.83

 65 - 80% Choice        1,042   63.6  1,300-1,550  1,436  162.50-170.00  168.14

 35 - 65% Choice                           -                    -

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades       3,005   63.6  1,275-1,550  1,438  160.00-171.50  168.59

STEERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice        4,774   63.4    765-1,014    934  260.00-268.00  264.69

 65 - 80% Choice        7,320   63.8    819-1,053    941  258.00-266.00  264.65

 35 - 65% Choice        2,440   63.8    850-1,006    941  260.00-266.00  265.07

  0 - 35% Choice           80   63.0    961-961      961  265.00-265.00  265.00

 Total all grades      14,614   63.7    765-1,053    939  258.00-268.00  264.73

STEERS: DRESSED FOB

 Over 80% Choice          363   63.7    838-1,016    978  260.00-265.00  261.24

 65 - 80% Choice          269   63.6    880-904      890  264.00-265.00  264.43

 35 - 65% Choice                           -                    -

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades         632   63.6    838-1,016    940  260.00-265.00  262.60



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

HEIFERS: LIVE FOB

 Over 80% Choice        7,633   63.5  1,200-1,400  1,308  162.50-170.00  168.79

 65 - 80% Choice        7,617   63.5  1,140-1,500  1,308  163.00-170.50  169.49

 35 - 65% Choice        2,084   63.2  1,065-1,350  1,167  170.00-170.00  170.00

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades      17,334   63.5  1,065-1,500  1,291  162.50-170.50  169.24

HEIFERS: LIVE DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice        1,400   63.6  1,200-1,500  1,388  164.00-170.00  168.90

 65 - 80% Choice          279   64.1  1,175-1,325  1,285  170.00-170.80  170.57

 35 - 65% Choice                           -                    -

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades       1,679   63.7  1,175-1,500  1,371  164.00-170.80  169.17

HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice        2,764   63.6    762-939      844  255.00-265.00  264.43

 65 - 80% Choice        4,395   63.4    728-940      837  262.00-266.00  264.87

 35 - 65% Choice          325   63.8    828-873      852  264.00-265.00  264.97

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades       7,484   63.5    728-940      840  255.00-266.00  264.71

HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 Over 80% Choice           80   64.0    768-768      768  263.00-263.00  263.00

 65 - 80% Choice                           -                    -

 35 - 65% Choice                           -                    -

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades          80   64.0    768-768      768  263.00-263.00  263.00



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: LIVE FOB

 Over 80% Choice        3,548   63.3  1,200-1,525  1,381  161.50-170.00  168.23

 65 - 80% Choice        6,166   63.6  1,165-1,475  1,338  164.00-170.00  169.75

 35 - 65% Choice        1,510   63.0  1,225-1,500  1,318  168.00-170.00  169.85

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades      11,224   63.4  1,165-1,525  1,349  161.50-170.00  169.28

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: LIVE DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice          824   63.2  1,250-1,475  1,358  160.50-170.00  166.35

 65 - 80% Choice        1,404   63.7  1,250-1,425  1,343  163.00-171.50  169.77

 35 - 65% Choice                           -                    -

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades       2,228   63.6  1,250-1,475  1,348  160.50-171.50  168.51

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice        1,481   63.3    780-971      860  258.00-266.00  264.35

 65 - 80% Choice        1,819   63.1    682-951      839  256.00-266.00  264.08

 35 - 65% Choice        1,090   62.9    872-950      936  265.00-265.00  265.00

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades       4,390   63.1    682-971      870  256.00-266.00  264.40

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 Over 80% Choice           70   64.0    816-864      841  263.50-265.00  264.29

 65 - 80% Choice           20   62.0    806-806      806  264.00-264.00  264.00

 35 - 65% Choice                           -                    -

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades          90   63.6    806-864      834  263.50-265.00  264.23



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

ALL BEEF TYPE STEERS AND HEIFERS

 LIVE FOB              52,136   63.5  1,065-1,600  1,372  158.75-172.00  168.96



 LIVE DELIVERED         6,912   63.6  1,175-1,550  1,393  160.00-171.50  168.71



 DRESSED DELIVERE      26,488   63.5    682-1,053    900  255.00-268.00  264.67



 DRESSED FOB              802   63.6    768-1,016    911  260.00-265.00  262.82



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: LIVE FOB

 Over 80% Choice          171   60.0  1,250-1,450  1,360  149.00-155.00  151.91

 65 - 80% Choice          399   61.3  1,325-1,450  1,363  148.00-161.00  158.25

 35 - 65% Choice          146   59.7  1,350-1,350  1,350  156.00-158.00  157.32

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades         716   60.7  1,250-1,450  1,359  148.00-161.00  156.55

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: LIVE DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice           16   60.0  1,425-1,425  1,425  151.00-151.00  151.00

 65 - 80% Choice                           -                    -

 35 - 65% Choice           37   60.0  1,425-1,425  1,425  151.00-151.00  151.00

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades          53   60.0  1,425-1,425  1,425  151.00-151.00  151.00

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice          713   59.5    772-1,098    834  242.00-257.00  251.07

 65 - 80% Choice          936   60.8    795-876      830  245.00-263.00  259.12

 35 - 65% Choice          243   60.3    847-885      863  243.00-250.00  245.97

  0 - 35% Choice          202   58.8    766-840      825  247.00-251.00  250.01

 Total all grades       2,094   60.1    766-1,098    835  242.00-263.00  253.97

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 Over 80% Choice           99   59.6    775-775      775  249.00-253.00  251.27

 65 - 80% Choice          276   60.1    795-825      806  245.00-252.00  247.22

 35 - 65% Choice                           -                    -

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades         375   60.0    775-825      798  245.00-253.00  248.29



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: LIVE FOB

 No Reportable Trade.

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: LIVE DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



 NEGOTIATED GRID BASE PRICES:  Final Net Prices Shown on LM_CT109 and LM_CT151

                                 Formula Reports



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

STEERS: LIVE FOB

 Over 80% Choice                           -                    -

 65 - 80% Choice                           -                    -

 35 - 65% Choice          399   62.7  1,250-1,400  1,346  168.00-170.00  168.94

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades         399   62.7  1,250-1,400  1,346  168.00-170.00  168.94

STEERS: LIVE DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

STEERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice        1,403   62.9    771-981      852  256.00-272.00  262.49

 65 - 80% Choice        1,304   63.2    775-1,001    851  258.00-272.00  263.30

 35 - 65% Choice          126   61.6    690-803      743  256.00-260.00  258.11

  0 - 35% Choice           47   60.9    769-896      856  255.50-261.00  257.26

 Total all grades       2,880   63.0    690-1,001    847  255.50-272.00  262.58

STEERS: DRESSED FOB

 Over 80% Choice           38   60.0    840-840      840  253.00-253.00  253.00

 65 - 80% Choice           50   62.0    806-806      806  256.00-258.00  256.52

 35 - 65% Choice          200   64.3    808-903      896  256.00-275.25  273.90

  0 - 35% Choice           37   63.5    936-936      936  255.00-255.00  255.00

 Total all grades         325   63.3    806-936      880  253.00-275.25  266.63



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

HEIFERS: LIVE FOB

 Over 80% Choice          177   62.6  1,165-1,270  1,245  163.00-163.00  163.00

 65 - 80% Choice                           -                    -

 35 - 65% Choice          100   62.9  1,150-1,150  1,150  168.00-168.00  168.00

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades         277   62.7  1,150-1,270  1,211  163.00-168.00  164.81

HEIFERS: LIVE DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice          395   63.0    735-850      780  260.00-272.00  266.96

 65 - 80% Choice          780   63.7    774-917      849  254.00-265.00  260.47

 35 - 65% Choice          175   63.2    682-834      773  258.00-271.50  265.60

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades       1,350   63.4    682-917      819  254.00-272.00  263.03

HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 Over 80% Choice                           -                    -

 65 - 80% Choice                           -                    -

 35 - 65% Choice          190   64.5    774-774      774  275.25-275.25  275.25

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades         190   64.5    774-774      774  275.25-275.25  275.25



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: LIVE FOB

 Over 80% Choice                           -                    -

 65 - 80% Choice                           -                    -

 35 - 65% Choice           45   63.0  1,250-1,250  1,250  169.00-169.00  169.00

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades          45   63.0  1,250-1,250  1,250  169.00-169.00  169.00

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: LIVE DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice        1,898   63.0    746-936      820  252.00-268.00  260.09

 65 - 80% Choice          959   62.6    707-904      792  256.00-265.00  261.74

 35 - 65% Choice        1,479   60.7    713-957      923  255.00-265.00  263.85

  0 - 35% Choice           76   63.3    796-796      796  255.00-255.00  255.00

 Total all grades       4,412   62.1    707-957      848  252.00-268.00  261.62

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

ALL BEEF TYPE STEERS AND HEIFERS

 LIVE FOB                 721   62.7  1,150-1,400  1,288  163.00-170.00  167.36



 LIVE DELIVERED                            -                    -



 DRESSED DELIVERE       8,642   62.6    682-1,001    843  252.00-272.00  262.16



 DRESSED FOB              515   63.8    774-936      841  253.00-275.25  269.81



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: LIVE FOB

 Over 80% Choice                           -                    -

 65 - 80% Choice                           -                    -

 35 - 65% Choice           50   61.5  1,250-1,250  1,250  160.00-160.00  160.00

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades          50   61.5  1,250-1,250  1,250  160.00-160.00  160.00

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: LIVE DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice        1,126   60.0    775-891      804  244.00-265.00  250.93

 65 - 80% Choice          480   59.9    774-833      816  247.00-259.00  252.38

 35 - 65% Choice          115   59.7    754-840      829  252.00-252.00  252.00

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades       1,721   60.0    754-891      809  244.00-265.00  251.41

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 Over 80% Choice                           -                    -

 65 - 80% Choice          475   60.1    825-825      825  252.00-255.00  254.27

 35 - 65% Choice                           -                    -

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades         475   60.1    825-825      825  252.00-255.00  254.27



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: LIVE FOB

 No Reportable Trade.

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: LIVE DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice                           -                    -

 65 - 80% Choice          274   63.7    855-855      856  256.00-256.00  256.00

 35 - 65% Choice                           -                    -

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades         274   63.7    855-855      856  256.00-256.00  256.00

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



                                IMPORTED - CANADA

                             NEGOTIATED CASH PRICES

             (Includes all transactions regardless of delivery day)



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

STEERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

STEERS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

ALL BEEF TYPE STEERS AND HEIFERS

 DRESSED DELIVERE                          -                    -



 DRESSED FOB                               -                    -



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice           35   62.0    883-950      910  248.00-251.00  249.20

 65 - 80% Choice                           -                    -

 35 - 65% Choice                           -                    -

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades          35   62.0    883-950      910  248.00-251.00  249.20

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



 IMPORTED NEGOTIATED GRID BASE PRICES:  Final Net Prices Shown on LM_CT109 and

                                    LM_CT152



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

STEERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 Over 80% Choice          209   64.0    832-832      832  257.00-257.00  257.00

 65 - 80% Choice          763   63.6    806-896      844  254.00-257.00  256.34

 35 - 65% Choice                           -                    -

  0 - 35% Choice                           -                    -

 Total all grades         972   63.7    806-896      841  254.00-257.00  256.48

STEERS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

MIXED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

ALL BEEF TYPE STEERS AND HEIFERS

 DRESSED DELIVERE         972   63.7    806-896      841  254.00-257.00  256.48



 DRESSED FOB                               -                    -



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFERS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



Grade:                   Head   Dress      WT     Wtd Avg     Price      Wtd Avg

                        Count   Pct      Range       Wt       Range       Price

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: DRESSED DELIVERED

 No Reportable Trade.

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COWS: DRESSED FOB

 No Reportable Trade.



                                REGIONAL SECTION



COLORADO:

ALL BEEF TYPE STEERS AND HEIFERS

 LIVE FOB                 903   63.3  1,300-1,502  1,363  170.00-170.00  170.00

 LIVE DELIVERED                            -                    -

 DRESSED DELIVERED         25   64.4    934-934      934  268.00-268.00  268.00

 DRESSED FOB                               -                    -



WESTERN CORNBELT: MN/IA/MO

ALL BEEF TYPE STEERS AND HEIFERS

 LIVE FOB              19,638   63.6  1,200-1,585  1,424  163.00-170.00  168.39

 LIVE DELIVERED         3,618   63.6  1,200-1,550  1,385  160.00-171.50  168.89

 DRESSED DELIVERED      8,636   63.4    683-1,014    876  256.00-266.00  264.08

 DRESSED FOB              399   63.6    768-936      857  263.00-265.00  264.15



NORTH CENTRAL/EASTERN MOUNTAIN: WY/MT/SD/ND

ALL BEEF TYPE STEERS AND HEIFERS

 LIVE FOB               4,004   63.1  1,275-1,550  1,419  163.00-172.00  168.41

 LIVE DELIVERED           435   62.9  1,350-1,550  1,415  166.00-170.00  168.67

 DRESSED DELIVERED      3,741   63.1    780-1,004    907  264.00-266.00  265.07

 DRESSED FOB                               -                    -



WESTERN STATES: AZ/CA/NV/UT/WA/OR/ID

ALL BEEF TYPE STEERS AND HEIFERS

 LIVE FOB                                  -                    -

 LIVE DELIVERED                            -                    -

 DRESSED DELIVERED                         -                    -

 DRESSED FOB                               -                    -



EASTERN CORNBELT: WI/IL/MI/IN/KY

ALL BEEF TYPE STEERS AND HEIFERS

 LIVE FOB               1,797   63.9  1,140-1,450  1,258  159.50-170.00  168.43

 LIVE DELIVERED         1,047   63.8  1,175-1,475  1,359  160.50-171.50  166.60

 DRESSED DELIVERED        756   63.7    737-914      841  255.00-264.00  261.56

 DRESSED FOB              152   64.0    880-880      880  264.00-264.00  264.00



NORTH EASTERN STATES: OH/PA/NY/WV/VA/CT/DE/ME/MA/MD/NH/NJ/RI/VT

ALL BEEF TYPE STEERS AND HEIFERS

 LIVE FOB               1,282   63.5  1,175-1,400  1,301  158.75-169.00  165.35

 LIVE DELIVERED            36   63.7  1,400-1,400  1,400  170.00-170.00  170.00

 DRESSED DELIVERED         40   62.5    766-766      766  265.00-265.00  265.00

 DRESSED FOB                               -                    -



FOB prices based on net weights FOB the feedyard after a 3-4% shrink.

Delivered prices based on hot carcass weights delivered to the plant.



Sources:    USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO

            816-676-7000    email:  stjoe.lpgmn@usda.gov

            http://www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews

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