5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Feb 4, 2013     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, 2/3/2013

Confirmed:  89,344       Week Ago:  97,135         Year Ago:  121,752

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      2,863     1,325-1,570    123.00-127.00   1,486     125.08
65 - 80% Choice      8,983     1,275-1,550    124.00-127.00   1,444     125.48
35 - 65% Choice     10,365     1,125-1,545    123.00-125.00   1,316     124.95
 0 - 35% Choice         65     1,340-1,340    125.00-125.00   1,340     125.00
Total all grades    22,276     1,125-1,570    123.00-127.00   1,389     125.18
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      4,310     1,165-1,470    124.00-127.50   1,344     125.14
65 - 80% Choice      6,169     1,035-1,425    124.00-127.50   1,314     125.32
35 - 65% Choice      5,435     1,070-1,375    124.00-125.00   1,168     124.99
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    15,914     1,035-1,470    124.00-127.50   1,272     125.16

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      4,984       830-1,009    200.00-202.00     918     201.10
65 - 80% Choice      7,539       790-972      197.00-202.00     901     201.06
35 - 65% Choice      3,370       758-931      197.00-202.00     862     201.37
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    15,893       758-1,009    197.00-202.00     898     201.14
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      4,502       750-940      200.00-202.00     823     201.21
65 - 80% Choice      7,046       709-899      197.00-202.00     799     201.06
35 - 65% Choice      3,664       691-835      197.00-202.00     788     201.26
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    15,212       691-940      197.00-202.00     803     201.15

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,079     1,400-1,500    123.00-128.00   1,470     123.61
65 - 80% Choice        663     1,350-1,500    125.50-128.00   1,465     127.07
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,742     1,350-1,500    123.00-128.00   1,468     124.93
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice         62     1,200-1,300    121.00-124.50   1,218     121.62
65 - 80% Choice        728     1,250-1,374    125.00-126.00   1,352     125.82
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       790     1,200-1,374    121.00-126.00   1,342     125.49

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,870       834-960      196.00-203.00     898     200.77
65 - 80% Choice        465       873-936      202.00-202.00     906     202.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     2,335       834-960      196.00-203.00     899     201.01
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        796       752-848      200.00-201.00     784     200.30
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       796       752-848      200.00-201.00     784     200.30

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          22,276          1,389         125.18
Live FOB Heifer         15,914          1,272         125.16
Dressed Del Steer       15,893            898         201.14
Dressed Del Heifer      15,212            803         201.15

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          21,690          1,411         122.60
Live FOB Heifer         15,688          1,264         122.57
Dressed Del Steer       24,299            900         198.03
Dressed Del Heifer      15,653            815         197.41

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          38,010          1,371         123.35
Live FOB Heifer         35,406          1,224         123.26
Dressed Del Steer       15,748            897         198.01
Dressed Del Heifer      10,759            795         196.96


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
45         122.50-122.99                1,785      197.00-197.49
220        123.00-123.49                0          197.50-197.99
0          123.50-123.99                0          198.00-198.49
1,373      124.00-124.49                0          198.50-198.99
904        124.50-124.99                102        199.00-199.49
35,511     125.00-125.49                0          199.50-199.99
513        125.50-125.99                10,257     200.00-200.49
5,159      126.00-126.49                105        200.50-200.99
199        126.50-126.99                1,424      201.00-201.49
1,438      127.00-127.49                147        201.50-201.99
237        127.50-127.99                21,919     202.00-202.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
51        121.00-121.49                 38        196.00-196.49
0         121.50-121.99                 0         196.50-196.99
0         122.00-122.49                 0         197.00-197.49
0         122.50-122.99                 0         197.50-197.99
910       123.00-123.49                 0         198.00-198.49
0         123.50-123.99                 0         198.50-198.99
0         124.00-124.49                 15        199.00-199.49
11        124.50-124.99                 0         199.50-199.99
180       125.00-125.49                 1,397     200.00-200.49
35        125.50-125.99                 140       200.50-200.99
923       126.00-126.49                 900       201.00-201.49
37        126.50-126.99                 0         201.50-201.99
0         127.00-127.49                 813       202.00-202.49
246       127.50-127.99                 0         202.50-202.99
463       128.00-128.49                 162       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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