5 Area Monthly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter - Negotiated
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St Joseph, MO     Tue Dec 5, 2017    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: November 2017 

Confirmed: 448,123      Last Month: 379,346        Last Year:  492,859

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       83,082    1,235-1,650    117.00-126.00  1,492   120.97
 65 - 80% Choice       65,708    1,225-1,590    117.00-125.00  1,426   121.70
 35 - 65% Choice       27,976    1,170-1,600    117.00-125.00  1,348   121.82
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades     176,766    1,170-1,650    117.00-126.00  1,445   121.37
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       47,353    1,100-1,520    117.00-126.00  1,334   121.35
 65 - 80% Choice       43,958    1,100-1,470    117.00-125.00  1,271   121.48
 35 - 65% Choice       11,985    1,050-1,450    118.00-125.00  1,206   122.07
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades     103,296    1,050-1,520    117.00-126.00  1,293   121.49

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       32,123      803-1,027    184.00-198.00   940    190.48
 65 - 80% Choice       17,420      781-999      187.00-197.00   932    191.04
 35 - 65% Choice          344      907-977      190.00-192.00   939    190.65
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      49,887      781-1,027    184.00-198.00   937    190.67
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       17,105      648-1,024    185.00-196.00   856    190.48
 65 - 80% Choice        5,453      760-891      188.00-195.00   831    190.78
 35 - 65% Choice        1,077      747-853      189.00-197.00   768    190.79
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      23,635      648-1,024    185.00-197.00   846    190.56


MONTHLY ACCUMULATED     Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              176,766      1,444.90      $121.37
Live    Heifer             103,296      1,292.60      $121.49
Dressed Steer               49,887        937.10      $190.67
Dressed Heifer              23,635        845.90      $190.56

SAME PERIOD LAST MONTH  Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              152,045      1,441.50      $112.47
Live    Heifer              82,215      1,304.30      $112.65
Dressed Steer               49,374        942.30      $176.09
Dressed Heifer              27,103        846.10      $175.85

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR   Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              182,061      1,458.00      $108.14
Live    Heifer             106,946      1,314.40      $108.62
Dressed Steer               74,944        956.20      $167.86
Dressed Heifer              41,288        870.10      $168.28


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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