5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Dec 31, 2012    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, 12/30/2012

Confirmed:  71,996       Week Ago:  51,821         Year Ago:  95,059

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      3,356     1,400-1,550    124.00-128.50   1,506     127.10
65 - 80% Choice     10,090     1,270-1,540    124.25-128.00   1,431     127.02
35 - 65% Choice      9,841     1,145-1,475    127.00-127.50   1,339     127.02
 0 - 35% Choice        226     1,200-1,320    127.00-127.00   1,263     127.00
Total all grades    23,513     1,145-1,550    124.00-128.50   1,401     127.03
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      3,105     1,215-1,475    126.00-129.00   1,333     127.15
65 - 80% Choice      6,793     1,145-1,425    126.00-128.00   1,295     127.11
35 - 65% Choice      5,551     1,110-1,345    127.00-127.50   1,200     127.05
 0 - 35% Choice         91     1,050-1,050    127.00-127.00   1,050     127.00
Total all grades    15,540     1,050-1,475    126.00-129.00   1,267     127.10

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      4,049       819-977      200.00-204.50     908     202.14
65 - 80% Choice      6,996       777-976      198.00-203.00     907     202.10
35 - 65% Choice      1,412       741-937      201.00-203.00     821     201.54
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    12,457       741-977      198.00-204.50     897     202.05
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,748       768-871      201.00-203.00     823     202.47
65 - 80% Choice      4,602       713-876      200.00-203.00     787     201.86
35 - 65% Choice      3,689       662-844      198.00-202.00     720     201.14
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    10,039       662-876      198.00-203.00     769     201.70

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        143     1,525-1,575    127.00-129.00   1,538     128.47
65 - 80% Choice        136     1,375-1,450    127.00-129.00   1,408     127.55
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       279     1,375-1,575    127.00-129.00   1,475     128.02
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        250     1,275-1,424    126.50-127.50   1,400     127.34
65 - 80% Choice         38     1,300-1,300    126.00-126.00   1,300     126.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       288     1,275-1,424    126.00-127.50   1,387     127.16

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        713       768-945      200.00-203.00     862     201.94
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       713       768-945      200.00-203.00     862     201.94
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        332       800-880      200.00-202.00     812     200.24
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       332       800-880      200.00-202.00     812     200.24

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          23,513          1,401         127.03
Live FOB Heifer         15,540          1,267         127.10
Dressed Del Steer       12,457            897         202.05
Dressed Del Heifer      10,039            769         201.70

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          15,245          1,401         126.18
Live FOB Heifer         10,608          1,267         126.17
Dressed Del Steer        9,724            915         200.60
Dressed Del Heifer       5,386            815         200.32

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          24,167          1,316         121.70
Live FOB Heifer         20,954          1,189         121.61
Dressed Del Steer       20,808            897         200.16
Dressed Del Heifer      15,946            789         198.63


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
195        124.00-124.49                331        198.00-198.49
0          124.50-124.99                0          198.50-198.99
0          125.00-125.49                0          199.00-199.49
0          125.50-125.99                0          199.50-199.99
1,277      126.00-126.49                1,114      200.00-200.49
113        126.50-126.99                0          200.50-200.99
34,669     127.00-127.49                4,452      201.00-201.49
4,454      127.50-127.99                0          201.50-201.99
1,501      128.00-128.49                16,102     202.00-202.49
185        128.50-128.99                0          202.50-202.99
128        129.00-129.49                4,247      203.00-203.49
                                        0          203.50-203.99
                                        70         204.00-204.49
                                        236        204.50-204.99

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
56        126.00-126.49                 587       200.00-200.49
40        126.50-126.99                 0         200.50-200.99
228       127.00-127.49                 114       201.00-201.49
248       127.50-127.99                 0         201.50-201.99
147       128.00-128.49                 409       202.00-202.49
0         128.50-128.99                 0         202.50-202.99
248       129.00-129.49                 244       203.00-203.49


**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
           816-238-0678    email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
           www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews
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