USDA Market Reports

Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle - Formulated and Forward Contract - Import

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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



                              IMPORTED CATTLE ONLY



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

Formula Net:                777       0     777         1,073            977

Negotiated Grid Net:        246       0     246            69

Forward Contract Net:     2,968       0   2,968         3,416          3,650

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                          FORMULA NET:  Dressed Basis



                   Head    Wtd Avg     Weight     Avg        Price           Avg

                  Count  Dress Pct     Range       Wt        Range         Price

STEER

Over 80% Choice       45    62.2    866-866       866    270.00-270.00    270.00

65 - 80% Choice       27    64.2    879-879       879    264.37-264.37    264.37

35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -

 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -

Total all grades      72    63.0    866-879       871    264.37-270.00    267.89

HEIFER

Over 80% Choice       75    60.5    849-849       849    263.49-263.49    263.49

65 - 80% Choice       51    59.8    857-857       857    268.41-268.41    268.41

35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -

 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -

Total all grades     126    60.2    849-857       852    263.49-268.41    265.48

MIXED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice      100    63.2    791-791       791    270.78-270.78    270.78

65 - 80% Choice                        -                       -

35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -

 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -

Total all grades     100    63.2    791-791       791    270.78-270.78    270.78

ALL STEERS & HEIFERS

                     298    61.9    791-879       836    263.49-270.78    267.84

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW

Over 80% Choice                        -                       -

65 - 80% Choice                        -                       -

35 - 65% Choice       12    63.8    910-910       910    256.36-256.36    256.36

 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -

Total all grades      12    63.8    910-910       910    256.36-256.36    256.36

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice       35    59.7    870-870       870    250.19-250.19    250.19

65 - 80% Choice      432    58.4    776-861       814    249.62-265.00    252.89

35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -

 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -

Total all grades     467    58.5    776-870       818    249.62-265.00    252.69

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                            FORMULA NET:  Live Basis



  No Reportable Trade.



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                      NEGOTIATED GRID NET:  Dressed Basis



                   Head    Wtd Avg     Weight     Avg        Price           Avg

                  Count  Dress Pct     Range       Wt        Range         Price

STEER

Over 80% Choice      200    62.2    929-929       929    271.91-271.91    271.91

65 - 80% Choice                        -                       -

35 - 65% Choice       46    57.7    812-850       821    231.87-244.30    234.84

 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -

Total all grades     246    61.4    812-929       909    231.87-271.91    264.98

HEIFER

 No Reportable Trade.

MIXED STEER/HEIFER

 No Reportable Trade.

ALL STEERS & HEIFERS

                     246    61.4    812-929       909    231.87-271.91    264.98

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW

 No Reportable Trade.

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER

 No Reportable Trade.

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                        NEGOTIATED GRID NET:  Live Basis



 No Reportable Trade.



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                      FORWARD CONTRACT NET:  Dressed Basis



                   Head    Wtd Avg     Weight     Avg        Price           Avg

                  Count  Dress Pct     Range       Wt        Range         Price

STEER

Over 80% Choice      509    62.7    829-935       875    218.91-271.47    237.33

65 - 80% Choice      826    62.3    909-931       922    225.80-269.52    245.85

35 - 65% Choice       39    61.9    885-885       885    262.39-262.39    262.39

 0 - 35% Choice      424    62.6    860-976       915    217.37-240.17    229.25

Total all grades   1,798    62.5    829-976       906    217.37-271.47    239.88

HEIFER

Over 80% Choice                        -                       -

65 - 80% Choice      262    62.2    837-913       856    223.65-227.02    225.42

35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -

 0 - 35% Choice      214    63.6    911-911       911    241.12-241.12    241.12

Total all grades     476    62.8    837-913       880    223.65-241.12    232.48

MIXED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice                        -                       -

65 - 80% Choice                        -                       -

35 - 65% Choice      473    63.2    760-809       784    265.37-265.37    265.37

 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -

Total all grades     473    63.2    760-809       784    265.37-265.37    265.37

ALL STEERS & HEIFERS

                   2,747    62.7    760-976       881    217.37-271.47    242.99

MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW

Over 80% Choice      192    63.2    789-789       789    226.12-226.12    226.12

65 - 80% Choice                        -                       -

35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -

 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -

Total all grades     192    63.2    789-789       789    226.12-226.12    226.12

DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER

Over 80% Choice                        -                       -

65 - 80% Choice       29    59.4    863-863       863    244.78-244.78    244.78

35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -

 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -

Total all grades      29    59.4    863-863       863    244.78-244.78    244.78

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                       FORWARD CONTRACT NET:  Live Basis



 No Reportable Trade.



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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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