5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon May 13, 2019    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, 5/12/2019

Confirmed:  112,318      Week Ago:  128,870        Year Ago:  119,383

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     20,866     1,150-1,550    118.00-123.50   1,386     120.44
65 - 80% Choice     12,502     1,225-1,450    118.00-122.50   1,345     120.24
35 - 65% Choice      1,503     1,225-1,445    119.00-120.00   1,307     119.91
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    34,871     1,150-1,550    118.00-123.50   1,368     120.34
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      9,845     1,045-1,400    118.00-124.50   1,233     119.88
65 - 80% Choice      6,904     1,080-1,350    119.00-121.00   1,218     120.06
35 - 65% Choice      1,668     1,100-1,230    119.00-120.00   1,175     119.94
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    18,417     1,045-1,400    118.00-124.50   1,222     119.95

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     15,938       775-988      185.00-196.00     888     192.50
65 - 80% Choice      7,754       734-938      185.00-196.00     855     192.40
35 - 65% Choice      2,430       783-909      185.00-195.00     843     188.94
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    26,122       734-988      185.00-196.00     874     192.14
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      3,296       738-964      190.00-196.00     787     193.47
65 - 80% Choice      2,179       704-837      185.00-196.00     777     190.57
35 - 65% Choice        264       708-773      188.00-191.00     743     189.08
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     5,739       704-964      185.00-196.00     781     192.17

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      2,429     1,300-1,450    120.00-125.00   1,386     121.71
65 - 80% Choice        200     1,300-1,300    120.00-120.00   1,300     120.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     2,629     1,300-1,450    120.00-125.00   1,380     121.58
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        220     1,250-1,300    118.00-123.00   1,263     122.14
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       220     1,250-1,300    118.00-123.00   1,263     122.14

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,286       866-960      190.00-196.00     901     193.12
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,286       866-960      190.00-196.00     901     193.12
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        120       810-810      194.00-194.00     810     194.00
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       120       810-810      194.00-194.00     810     194.00

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          34,871          1,368         120.34
Live FOB Heifer         18,417          1,222         119.95
Dressed Del Steer       26,122            874         192.14
Dressed Del Heifer       5,739            781         192.17

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          40,527          1,387         123.76
Live FOB Heifer         17,041          1,250         123.33
Dressed Del Steer       40,837            881         198.92
Dressed Del Heifer       8,171            793         198.65

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          40,433          1,354         121.65
Live FOB Heifer         24,180          1,211         121.39
Dressed Del Steer       25,589            863         191.99
Dressed Del Heifer       5,633            783         192.34


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
2,586      118.00-118.49                1,522      185.00-185.49
0          118.50-118.99                0          185.50-185.99
3,835      119.00-119.49                42         186.00-186.49
23         119.50-119.99                0          186.50-186.99
44,540     120.00-120.49                33         187.00-187.49
2,501      120.50-120.99                0          187.50-187.99
11,693     121.00-121.49                2,152      188.00-188.49
0          121.50-121.99                0          188.50-188.99
1,643      122.00-122.49                2,004      189.00-189.49
2,470      122.50-122.99                0          189.50-189.99
988        123.00-123.49                6,401      190.00-190.49
303        123.50-123.99                0          190.50-190.99
0          124.00-124.49                4,399      191.00-191.49
80         124.50-124.99                0          191.50-191.99
                                        2,847      192.00-192.49
                                        0          192.50-192.99
                                        2,323      193.00-193.49
                                        0          193.50-193.99
                                        1,363      194.00-194.49
                                        0          194.50-194.99
                                        6,313      195.00-195.49
                                        40         195.50-195.99
                                        6,116      196.00-196.49
                                        0          196.50-196.99
                                        78         197.00-197.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
38        118.00-118.49                 442       190.00-190.49
0         118.50-118.99                 0         190.50-190.99
0         119.00-119.49                 0         191.00-191.49
0         119.50-119.99                 0         191.50-191.99
959       120.00-120.49                 0         192.00-192.49
63        120.50-120.99                 0         192.50-192.99
984       121.00-121.49                 295       193.00-193.49
11        121.50-121.99                 0         193.50-193.99
91        122.00-122.49                 352       194.00-194.49
90        122.50-122.99                 0         194.50-194.99
502       123.00-123.49                 360       195.00-195.49
0         123.50-123.99                 0         195.50-195.99
66        124.00-124.49                 190       196.00-196.49
0         124.50-124.99
406       125.00-125.49
0         125.50-125.99
0         126.00-126.49
0         126.50-126.99
12        127.00-127.49


**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 Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Division, St. Joseph, MO
        816-676-7000    email:  stjoe.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov
        www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain

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