5 Area Monthly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter - Negotiated
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St Joseph, MO     Mon May 6, 2019    USDA Market News Service

5 AREA MONTHLY WEIGHTED AVERAGE DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED
Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico; Kansas; Nebraska; Colorado; Iowa/Minnesota feedlots
(Includes all transactions regardless of delivery day)
Recap for:  April 2019

Confirmed: 407,802      Last Month: 398,888        Last Year:405,856

                              LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds
                        Head        Weight         Price       Avg     Avg
                        Count        Range         Range       Weight  Price

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       72,796    1,150-1,675    121.00-134.00  1,436   127.46
 65 - 80% Choice       52,993    1,165-1,548    121.00-130.00  1,366   125.09
 35 - 65% Choice       12,357    1,150-1,500    121.00-130.00  1,294   125.04
  0 - 35% Choice          886    1,225-1,545    123.00-130.00  1,393   125.16
 Total all grades     139,032    1,150-1,675    121.00-134.00  1,397   126.33
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       38,931    1,100-1,500    121.00-133.00  1,293   126.24
 65 - 80% Choice       32,570    1,090-1,400    122.00-130.00  1,226   125.33
 35 - 65% Choice        2,111    1,080-1,300    123.00-126.00  1,230   124.65
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      73,612    1,080-1,500    121.00-133.00  1,262   125.79

                          DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds
                        Head        Weight         Price       Avg     Avg
                        Count        Range         Range       Weight  Price

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       55,740      688-1,064    190.00-209.00   903    204.73
 65 - 80% Choice       21,639      688-992      196.00-209.00   869    203.74
 35 - 65% Choice        2,481      781-888      198.00-208.00   843    202.07
  0 - 35% Choice           76      882-882      208.00-208.00   882    208.00
 Total all grades      79,936      688-1,064    190.00-209.00   892    204.38
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       18,057      682-905      190.00-208.00   810    204.56
 65 - 80% Choice        7,904      703-928      200.00-209.00   814    205.96
 35 - 65% Choice          217      809-809      198.00-198.00   809    198.00
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      26,178      682-928      190.00-209.00   811    204.93


MONTHLY ACCUMULATED     Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              139,032      1,396.60      $126.33
Live    Heifer              73,612      1,261.50      $125.79
Dressed Steer               79,936        892.10      $204.38
Dressed Heifer              26,178        811.30      $204.93

SAME PERIOD LAST MONTH  Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              140,185      1,427.80      $127.69
Live    Heifer              86,680      1,299.40      $127.58
Dressed Steer               63,682        907.60      $205.69
Dressed Heifer              26,617        821.30      $205.49

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR   Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              144,280      1,375.90      $121.09
Live    Heifer              84,744      1,240.90      $120.74
Dressed Steer               60,086        884.40      $192.05
Dressed Heifer              23,042        804.90      $190.99


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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