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Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle - Formulated and Forward Contract - Domestic

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St Joseph, MO    Mon Dec 22, 2014    USDA Market News Service



NATIONAL WEEKLY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE REPORT - FORMULATED AND FORWARD CONTRACT

For Cattle Price During The Week Ending Sunday, 12/21/2014



                               DOMESTIC CATTLE ONLY



                        Dressed:  Live:   Total: Total Week Ago: Total Year Ago:

Formula Net:            152,022  28,700  180,722       194,066        225,917

Negotiated Grid Net:     11,663     534   12,197        14,238         23,068

Forward Contract Net:    56,717  21,076   77,793        80,228         46,441



                           FORMULA NET:  Dressed Basis



                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net

                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price

STEER

Over 80% Choice   14,634     63.9     648-1,082     947   246.37-304.47   265.88

65 - 80% Choice   18,997     64.3     707-1,065     912   250.94-275.94   262.28

35 - 65% Choice   23,479     64.2     666-1,038     891   243.02-273.45   259.93

 0 - 35% Choice   11,961     63.7     716-1,010     904   247.45-279.52   258.91

Total all grades  69,071     64.1     648-1,082     911   243.02-304.47   261.66

HEIFER

Over 80% Choice   11,165     63.9     646-1,011     850   250.30-304.47   269.09

65 - 80% Choice   12,723     64.3     667-964       809   252.61-274.17   264.91

35 - 65% Choice   15,506     64.5     649-883       798   250.31-267.99   262.62

 0 - 35% Choice    4,750     63.7     712-1,001     864   245.00-278.77   260.88

Total all grades  44,144     64.2     646-1,011     821   245.00-304.47   264.73

MIXED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice    4,955     63.1     695-1,060     850   256.98-296.62   269.31

65 - 80% Choice    2,699     63.0     685-942       850   250.96-272.00   262.20

35 - 65% Choice    1,901     63.3     663-909       787   237.85-267.82   260.96

 0 - 35% Choice    3,707     62.0     714-942       795   251.83-288.51   262.82

Total all grades  13,262     62.8     663-1,060     826   237.85-296.62   264.85

ALL STEERS & HEIFERS

Total all grades 126,477     64.0     646-1,082     871   237.85-304.47   263.07

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW

Over 80% Choice    4,384     63.1     770-925       848   253.57-283.96   262.39

65 - 80% Choice    3,429     63.7     752-978       836   249.81-269.57   259.63

35 - 65% Choice    3,771     63.9     697-881       798   240.84-266.25   257.37

 0 - 35% Choice    1,259     60.0     826-1,154     972   222.29-254.48   238.13

Total all grades  12,843     63.2     697-1,154     842   222.29-283.96   257.80

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice    4,749     61.7     729-958       860   245.27-268.07   257.62

65 - 80% Choice    2,967     61.4     712-913       861   244.34-263.67   257.32

35 - 65% Choice    4,104     61.3     723-959       832   236.16-262.46   254.12

 0 - 35% Choice      882     61.2     714-907       862   242.87-260.00   253.45

Total all grades  12,702     61.5     712-959       851   236.16-268.07   256.13



                            FORMULA NET:  Live Basis



                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net

                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price

STEER

Over 80% Choice    3,107     63.1   1,383-1,687   1,551   162.86-184.25   168.82

65 - 80% Choice    1,999     64.1   1,342-1,681   1,498   162.31-175.00   167.25

35 - 65% Choice    9,782     63.7   1,129-1,574   1,343   161.34-175.00   165.19

 0 - 35% Choice      628     62.8   1,279-1,522   1,381   161.65-170.00   164.73

Total all grades  15,516     63.6   1,129-1,687   1,406   161.34-184.25   166.17

HEIFER

Over 80% Choice    1,302     63.2   1,167-1,421   1,295   162.86-186.11   172.55

65 - 80% Choice    1,461     64.2   1,157-1,437   1,291   164.00-170.00   167.53

35 - 65% Choice    3,450     64.3   1,067-1,444   1,233   160.65-175.00   166.99

 0 - 35% Choice       80     60.7   1,236-1,236   1,236   166.29-166.29   166.29

Total all grades   6,293     64.0   1,067-1,444   1,259   160.65-186.11   168.25

MIXED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice    2,185     62.8   1,128-1,446   1,279   164.00-190.73   177.45

65 - 80% Choice      536     63.6   1,079-1,455   1,321   162.86-169.50   166.31

35 - 65% Choice    1,584     63.4   1,027-1,421   1,235   161.27-169.00   165.02

 0 - 35% Choice      307     62.3   1,231-1,483   1,349   161.56-164.00   163.07

Total all grades   4,612     63.0   1,027-1,483   1,273   161.27-190.73   170.93

ALL STEERS & HEIFERS

Total all grades  26,421     63.6   1,027-1,687   1,348   160.65-190.73   167.49

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW

Over 80% Choice      351     63.5   1,313-1,535   1,412   162.86-167.00   163.78

65 - 80% Choice                          -                      -

35 - 65% Choice                          -                      -

 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -

Total all grades     351     63.5   1,313-1,535   1,412   162.86-167.00   163.78

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice      731     60.9   1,340-1,507   1,395   150.38-172.83   159.91

65 - 80% Choice      215     61.2   1,280-1,480   1,402   150.38-164.48   159.83

35 - 65% Choice      807     61.3   1,231-1,423   1,325   150.18-159.80   155.04

 0 - 35% Choice      175     62.2   1,329-1,329   1,329   172.83-172.83   172.83

Total all grades   1,928     61.2   1,231-1,507   1,361   150.18-172.83   159.04



                       NEGOTIATED GRID NET:  Dressed Basis



                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net

                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price

STEER

Over 80% Choice    1,111     62.2     705-991       858   233.54-277.84   266.19

65 - 80% Choice      169     63.5     881-930       904   266.09-267.41   266.78

35 - 65% Choice      900     63.6     763-947       830   247.08-267.61   254.81

 0 - 35% Choice      891     63.6     796-956       877   251.33-256.00   255.07

Total all grades   3,071     63.1     705-991       858   233.54-277.84   259.66

HEIFER

Over 80% Choice      679     62.9     801-924       843   255.00-279.09   271.77

65 - 80% Choice      190     64.1     867-867       867   267.86-267.86   267.86

35 - 65% Choice      116     63.4     677-939       778   251.95-256.10   253.56

 0 - 35% Choice      883     62.9     804-894       844   256.00-256.96   256.26

Total all grades   1,868     63.0     677-939       842   251.95-279.09   262.91

MIXED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice    2,157     63.1     695-977       830   240.25-281.19   264.00

65 - 80% Choice      399     61.6     741-968       852   243.08-269.16   258.40

35 - 65% Choice      147     62.8     676-786       766   245.03-254.08   248.29

 0 - 35% Choice      686     62.2     748-942       847   245.81-264.00   254.52

Total all grades   3,389     62.7     676-977       833   240.25-281.19   260.74

ALL STEERS & HEIFERS

Total all grades   8,328     62.9     676-991       844   233.54-281.19   260.83

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW

Over 80% Choice      157     63.0     788-869       832   252.58-264.93   259.84

65 - 80% Choice      252     62.1     744-988       859   254.92-265.58   262.67

35 - 65% Choice      228     63.7     714-915       862   241.22-267.00   259.56

 0 - 35% Choice      801     58.2     856-1,079     944   244.00-255.09   246.98

Total all grades   1,438     60.3     714-1,079     904   241.22-267.00   253.13

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice    1,172     60.3     670-988       863   240.55-263.92   249.51

65 - 80% Choice      391     59.6     717-999       822   233.93-262.50   247.98

35 - 65% Choice      300     58.0     745-877       790   226.21-246.64   234.26

 0 - 35% Choice       34     57.7     819-819       819   250.00-250.00   250.00

Total all grades   1,897     59.7     670-999       842   226.21-263.92   246.79



                        NEGOTIATED GRID NET:  Live Basis



                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net

                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price

STEER

Over 80% Choice                          -                      -

65 - 80% Choice                          -                      -

35 - 65% Choice                          -                      -

 0 - 35% Choice      125     63.5   1,305-1,305   1,305   166.72-166.72   166.72

Total all grades     125     63.5   1,305-1,305   1,305   166.72-166.72   166.72

HEIFER

Over 80% Choice                          -                      -

65 - 80% Choice                          -                      -

35 - 65% Choice       47     65.0   1,161-1,161   1,161   168.00-168.00   168.00

 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -

Total all grades      47     65.0   1,161-1,161   1,161   168.00-168.00   168.00

MIXED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice      184     64.0   1,213-1,351   1,298   168.00-172.00   170.54

65 - 80% Choice                          -                      -

35 - 65% Choice       38     62.0   1,165-1,165   1,165   166.00-166.00   166.00

 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -

Total all grades     222     63.6   1,165-1,351   1,275   166.00-172.00   169.76

ALL STEERS & HEIFERS

Total all grades     394     63.8   1,161-1,351   1,271   166.00-172.00   168.59

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW

 No Reportable Trade.

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice      102     61.6   1,206-1,312   1,262   152.61-164.89   159.11

65 - 80% Choice       38     61.2   1,451-1,451   1,451   154.32-154.32   154.32

35 - 65% Choice                          -                      -

 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -

Total all grades     140     61.5   1,206-1,451   1,314   152.61-164.89   157.81



                      FORWARD CONTRACT NET:  Dressed Basis



                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net

                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price

STEER

Over 80% Choice    6,279     63.6     754-1,079     923   210.16-275.41   254.72

65 - 80% Choice    6,391     63.8     722-1,021     911   220.85-276.21   264.26

35 - 65% Choice    7,643     64.4     764-1,015     906   214.41-276.06   264.74

 0 - 35% Choice    4,334     63.4     754-998       878   217.96-272.08   250.44

Total all grades  24,647     63.9     722-1,079     907   210.16-276.21   259.55

HEIFER

Over 80% Choice    6,271     63.7     737-991       850   208.09-276.88   259.76

65 - 80% Choice    5,192     63.9     687-919       814   231.62-276.38   259.67

35 - 65% Choice    2,899     63.4     698-904       787   213.13-276.80   261.82

 0 - 35% Choice    1,223     62.8     731-879       810   212.13-262.55   235.33

Total all grades  15,585     63.6     687-991       823   208.09-276.88   258.20

MIXED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice       84     62.6     743-850       814   254.70-275.38   269.16

65 - 80% Choice      116     62.7     753-899       800   255.02-263.31   260.67

35 - 65% Choice       78     63.2     902-992       944   217.44-267.98   244.65

 0 - 35% Choice      812     63.1     847-940       872   204.93-268.77   257.54

Total all grades   1,090     63.1     743-992       865   204.93-275.38   257.85

ALL STEERS & HEIFERS

Total all grades  41,322     63.8     687-1,079     874   204.93-276.88   258.99

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW

Over 80% Choice      133     63.2     914-914       914   226.51-226.51   226.51

65 - 80% Choice      290     63.4     846-916       866   254.50-263.50   261.54

35 - 65% Choice                          -                      -

 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -

Total all grades     423     63.3     846-916       881   226.51-263.50   250.53

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice    7,530     60.8     729-959       831   197.34-268.49   222.69

65 - 80% Choice    2,670     61.1     736-924       833   197.16-265.25   225.36

35 - 65% Choice    2,560     60.9     646-904       829   198.32-264.60   215.12

 0 - 35% Choice    2,212     60.6     690-894       829   209.06-262.87   235.47

Total all grades  14,972     60.8     646-959       831   197.16-268.49   223.76



                        FORWARD CONTRACT NET:  Live Basis



                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net

                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price

STEER

Over 80% Choice    1,081     62.9   1,265-1,557   1,483   153.58-185.40   170.61

65 - 80% Choice    3,619     63.9   1,130-1,559   1,460   132.46-187.80   165.91

35 - 65% Choice    6,483     64.3   1,179-1,574   1,447   149.50-188.01   166.20

 0 - 35% Choice       65     64.4   1,369-1,369   1,369   169.00-169.00   169.00

Total all grades  11,248     64.0   1,130-1,574   1,454   132.46-188.01   166.54

HEIFER

Over 80% Choice    1,269     64.8   1,144-1,500   1,349   140.40-172.87   160.30

65 - 80% Choice    3,122     64.1   1,141-1,527   1,333   140.00-172.87   162.08

35 - 65% Choice    1,830     63.4   1,036-1,427   1,242   132.96-172.87   165.59

 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -

Total all grades   6,221     64.1   1,036-1,527   1,309   132.96-172.87   162.75

MIXED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice      903     63.3   1,114-1,489   1,344   136.35-188.55   169.34

65 - 80% Choice      370     62.8   1,174-1,366   1,283   157.41-169.00   160.15

35 - 65% Choice       80     62.5   1,352-1,352   1,352   163.10-163.10   163.10

 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -

Total all grades   1,353     63.1   1,114-1,489   1,328   136.35-188.55   166.46

ALL STEERS & HEIFERS

Total all grades  18,822     64.0   1,036-1,574   1,397   132.46-188.55   165.28

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW

Over 80% Choice                          -                      -

65 - 80% Choice      400     64.5   1,206-1,377   1,331   131.23-167.11   139.40

35 - 65% Choice      286     64.8   1,161-1,395   1,361   155.52-161.64   156.40

 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -

Total all grades     686     64.6   1,161-1,395   1,344   131.23-167.11   146.49

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice      137     61.1   1,434-1,465   1,454   150.20-154.08   151.26

65 - 80% Choice      706     60.7   1,347-1,488   1,421   122.62-156.16   143.00

35 - 65% Choice      556     61.0   1,222-1,426   1,359   142.45-150.17   146.58

 0 - 35% Choice      169     61.0   1,243-1,294   1,269   152.23-152.23   152.23

Total all grades   1,568     60.9   1,222-1,488   1,386   122.62-156.16   145.99



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REGIONAL SECTION:

                      ALL STEERS AND HEIFERS (BEEF BREEDS)

                             FORMULA: Dressed Basis

                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week

                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago

TX/OK/NM                39,730    43,598        830    261.24    267.96

KANSAS                  23,809    30,326        856    265.07    272.78

NEBRASKA                29,319    30,548        926    262.13    268.16

COLORADO                12,314    10,136        910    264.64    269.86

WESTERN CORNBELT         4,974    10,370        923    264.63    268.26

 TOTAL 5-AREA          109,589   124,008        874    262.82    269.30

N.CENTRAL/E.MT           4,074     3,688        881    270.08    272.61

WESTERN STATES          11,202    11,465        835    263.03    268.72

EASTERN CORNBELT           796       318        898    259.53    271.35

NORTHEASTERN STATE



                               FORMULA: Live Basis

                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week

                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago

TX/OK/NM                 7,883     8,212      1,232    164.45    170.10

KANSAS                  11,536    12,317      1,360    168.87    172.25

NEBRASKA                 4,876     4,966      1,506    168.36    174.95

COLORADO                 1,140       936      1,363    169.47    176.52

WESTERN CORNBELT           658       759      1,314    166.57    174.14

 TOTAL 5-AREA           26,093    27,190      1,348    167.41    172.29

N.CENTRAL/E.MT             288        76      1,357    175.78    181.58

WESTERN STATES              40                1,408    164.00

EASTERN CORNBELT

NORTHEASTERN STATE



                             CONTRACT: Dressed Basis

                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week

                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago

TX/OK/NM                 5,794     8,066        831    261.31    257.42

KANSAS                  10,181    10,509        867    263.29    264.63

NEBRASKA                17,993    16,077        888    257.10    257.54

COLORADO                 3,941     4,206        907    257.94    256.13

WESTERN CORNBELT         2,113     4,462        887    252.95    246.99

 TOTAL 5-AREA           39,985    43,280        876    259.15    258.06

N.CENTRAL/E.MT             882     1,660        818    259.94    236.74

WESTERN STATES                        68                         214.69

EASTERN CORNBELT            64     1,046        750    234.07    227.41

NORTHEASTERN STATE         354     1,091        823    243.69    230.04



                              CONTRACT: Live Basis

                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week

                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago

TX/OK/NM                 2,125     1,838      1,330    166.22    166.12

KANSAS                  10,303    11,383      1,419    167.72    167.27

NEBRASKA                 2,422     1,693      1,368    163.44    161.81

COLORADO                   381       364      1,546    172.00    168.76

WESTERN CORNBELT         1,794     2,763      1,358    158.85    155.88

 TOTAL 5-AREA           16,862    18,003      1,399    166.15    164.92

N.CENTRAL/E.MT           1,208       765      1,449    160.08    164.47

WESTERN STATES             287       376      1,130    153.34    153.29

EASTERN CORNBELT           302       210      1,438    152.25    161.94

NORTHEASTERN STATE



                         NEGOTIATED GRID: Dressed Basis

                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week

                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago

TX/OK/NM                   448       115        840    256.36    251.54

KANSAS                     776     1,327        791    251.68    259.89

NEBRASKA                 2,303     3,338        861    258.98    266.65

COLORADO                             193                         271.71

WESTERN CORNBELT           881     1,114        834    267.60    268.72

 TOTAL 5-AREA            4,313     6,068        842    258.91    265.43

N.CENTRAL/E.MT           1,404     2,088        892    265.44    266.74

WESTERN STATES

EASTERN CORNBELT         1,975       786        823    261.84    263.28

NORTHEASTERN STATE         365       525        830    257.02    260.09



                           NEGOTIATED GRID: Live Basis

                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week

                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago

TX/OK/NM                   130        34      1,180    167.42    167.80

KANSAS                     125                1,305    166.72

NEBRASKA                   139                1,325    171.36

COLORADO

WESTERN CORNBELT

 TOTAL 5-AREA              394        34      1,271    168.59    167.80

N.CENTRAL/E.MT

WESTERN STATES

EASTERN CORNBELT                      39                         165.52

NORTHEASTERN STATE





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Regional Breakdown:

  WESTERN CORNBELT - IA,MN,MO.

  TOTAL 5-AREA - CO,IA,KS,MN,NE,NM,OK,TX

  N.CENTRAL/E.MT - MT,ND,SD,WY.

  WESTERN STATES - AZ,CA,ID,NV,OR,UT,WA.

  EASTERN CORNBELT - IL,IN,KY,MI,WI.

  NORTHEASTERN STATES - CT,DE,MA,MD,ME,NH,NJ,NY,OH,PA,RI,WV,VA,VT.

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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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