5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon May 14, 2018    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, 5/13/2018

Confirmed:  119,383      Week Ago:  144,038        Year Ago:  79,512

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     25,108     1,225-1,535    117.00-126.00   1,373     121.86
65 - 80% Choice     10,763     1,190-1,522    118.00-126.00   1,332     121.21
35 - 65% Choice      4,562     1,100-1,515    120.00-122.00   1,302     121.56
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    40,433     1,100-1,535    117.00-126.00   1,354     121.65
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice     11,173     1,100-1,425    117.00-126.00   1,238     121.25
65 - 80% Choice      9,992     1,030-1,400    117.00-123.00   1,197     121.42
35 - 65% Choice      2,931     1,010-1,450    120.00-122.00   1,154     121.78
 0 - 35% Choice         84     1,175-1,175    122.00-122.00   1,175     122.00
Total all grades    24,180     1,010-1,450    117.00-126.00   1,211     121.39

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     11,716       781-969      187.00-200.00     877     192.49
65 - 80% Choice     13,579       785-918      188.00-195.00     851     191.57
35 - 65% Choice        294       859-868      191.00-191.00     865     191.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    25,589       781-969      187.00-200.00     863     191.99
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,914       760-864      188.00-198.00     796     192.56
65 - 80% Choice      3,719       719-875      187.00-195.00     776     192.23
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     5,633       719-875      187.00-198.00     783     192.34

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice         95     1,300-1,425    123.00-124.25   1,342     123.16
65 - 80% Choice      1,013     1,275-1,399    122.00-124.00   1,367     123.00
35 - 65% Choice        578     1,200-1,320    122.00-122.00   1,293     122.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,686     1,200-1,425    122.00-124.25   1,340     122.67
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,799     1,259-1,300    124.00-126.00   1,261     124.09
65 - 80% Choice        100     1,200-1,200    122.00-122.00   1,200     122.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,899     1,200-1,300    122.00-126.00   1,257     123.98

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        573       826-984      193.00-198.00     939     196.29
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       573       826-984      193.00-198.00     939     196.29
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice         80       826-826      196.00-196.00     826     196.00
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades        80       826-826      196.00-196.00     826     196.00

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     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

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          53,280          1,351         124.81
Live FOB Heifer         31,330          1,231         124.55
Dressed Del Steer       19,610            866         193.65
Dressed Del Heifer       7,099            792         194.85

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          27,838          1,354         137.28
Live FOB Heifer         17,678          1,214         137.09
Dressed Del Steer       12,323            872         220.33
Dressed Del Heifer       4,850            783         220.50


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
194        116.00-116.49                349        187.00-187.49
0          116.50-116.99                0          187.50-187.99
337        117.00-117.49                1,420      188.00-188.49
0          117.50-117.99                0          188.50-188.99
2,263      118.00-118.49                3,329      189.00-189.49
180        118.50-118.99                0          189.50-189.99
4,443      119.00-119.49                5,370      190.00-190.49
0          119.50-119.99                0          190.50-190.99
11,003     120.00-120.49                3,553      191.00-191.49
0          120.50-120.99                0          191.50-191.99
3,438      121.00-121.49                5,161      192.00-192.49
75         121.50-121.99                0          192.50-192.99
43,359     122.00-122.49                8,023      193.00-193.49
610        122.50-122.99                1,180      193.50-193.99
5,172      123.00-123.49                819        194.00-194.49
40         123.50-123.99                0          194.50-194.99
1,768      124.00-124.49                7,725      195.00-195.49
0          124.50-124.99                0          195.50-195.99
681        125.00-125.49                78         196.00-196.49
0          125.50-125.99                0          196.50-196.99
1,148      126.00-126.49                72         197.00-197.49
0          126.50-126.99                0          197.50-197.99
0          127.00-127.49                40         198.00-198.49
0          127.50-127.99                0          198.50-198.99
0          128.00-128.49                0          199.00-199.49
0          128.50-128.99                0          199.50-199.99
0          129.00-129.49                20         200.00-200.49
0          129.50-129.99
334        130.00-130.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
2,025     122.00-122.49                 80        193.00-193.49
0         122.50-122.99                 0         193.50-193.99
83        123.00-123.49                 117       194.00-194.49
0         123.50-123.99                 0         194.50-194.99
2,199     124.00-124.49                 36        195.00-195.49
0         124.50-124.99                 0         195.50-195.99
123       125.00-125.49                 220       196.00-196.49
0         125.50-125.99                 0         196.50-196.99
51        126.00-126.49                 0         197.00-197.49
                                        0         197.50-197.99
                                        278       198.00-198.49


**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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