5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Feb 25, 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, 2/24/2013

Confirmed:  85,995       Week Ago:  58,387         Year Ago:  92,051

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      3,096     1,320-1,590    122.00-125.00   1,463     123.35
65 - 80% Choice      8,404     1,300-1,550    119.00-125.00   1,432     123.56
35 - 65% Choice     11,501     1,170-1,525    122.00-125.00   1,332     124.18
 0 - 35% Choice        579     1,240-1,240    123.00-123.00   1,240     123.00
Total all grades    23,580     1,170-1,590    119.00-125.00   1,383     123.82
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      3,749     1,160-1,440    122.00-125.00   1,383     123.14
65 - 80% Choice      7,783     1,100-1,450    121.00-125.00   1,305     123.65
35 - 65% Choice      6,758     1,050-1,340    123.00-125.00   1,177     123.80
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    18,290     1,050-1,450    121.00-125.00   1,274     123.60

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      5,720       788-997      195.00-198.00     930     197.11
65 - 80% Choice      6,834       791-968      193.00-198.00     903     196.92
35 - 65% Choice      3,402       787-950      196.00-198.00     852     197.69
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    15,956       787-997      193.00-198.00     902     197.15
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      2,663       781-940      195.00-199.00     825     197.46
65 - 80% Choice      5,308       720-942      195.00-198.00     809     197.38
35 - 65% Choice      3,518       682-831      197.50-198.00     735     197.60
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    11,489       682-942      195.00-199.00     790     197.46

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,703     1,450-1,550    124.00-126.00   1,488     124.83
65 - 80% Choice        341     1,350-1,400    123.00-125.00   1,374     124.38
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     2,044     1,350-1,550    123.00-126.00   1,469     124.75
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        302     1,310-1,400    122.00-125.00   1,329     124.38
65 - 80% Choice        128     1,225-1,325    123.00-124.00   1,286     123.61
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       430     1,225-1,400    122.00-125.00   1,316     124.15

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      2,247       838-984      193.00-196.00     933     194.42
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     2,247       838-984      193.00-196.00     933     194.42
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        228       752-887      193.00-195.00     805     193.96
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       228       752-887      193.00-195.00     805     193.96

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          23,580          1,383         123.82
Live FOB Heifer         18,290          1,274         123.60
Dressed Del Steer       15,956            902         197.15
Dressed Del Heifer      11,489            790         197.46

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          17,562          1,390         122.81
Live FOB Heifer         15,621          1,281         122.59
Dressed Del Steer        8,848            892         195.76
Dressed Del Heifer       7,343            791         195.54

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          26,786          1,357         127.87
Live FOB Heifer         27,638          1,246         127.89
Dressed Del Steer       13,465            893         200.73
Dressed Del Heifer       8,208            817         200.91


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
120        119.00-119.49                105        192.00-192.49
0          119.50-119.99                0          192.50-192.99
61         120.00-120.49                72         193.00-193.49
0          120.50-120.99                0          193.50-193.99
878        121.00-121.49                967        194.00-194.49
0          121.50-121.99                0          194.50-194.99
4,196      122.00-122.49                2,003      195.00-195.49
204        122.50-122.99                0          195.50-195.99
19,156     123.00-123.49                5,256      196.00-196.49
40         123.50-123.99                0          196.50-196.99
3,723      124.00-124.49                2,057      197.00-197.49
0          124.50-124.99                4,159      197.50-197.99
20,054     125.00-125.49                16,162     198.00-198.49
                                        0          198.50-198.99
                                        200        199.00-199.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
85        122.00-122.49                 259       193.00-193.49
0         122.50-122.99                 230       193.50-193.99
155       123.00-123.49                 768       194.00-194.49
0         123.50-123.99                 41        194.50-194.99
568       124.00-124.49                 1,352     195.00-195.49
0         124.50-124.99                 0         195.50-195.99
1,494     125.00-125.49                 36        196.00-196.49
0         125.50-125.99
195       126.00-126.49


**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.lgmn@usda.gov
           www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews
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