5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Oct 9, 2017     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, 10/8/2017

Confirmed:  75,627       Week Ago:  92,211         Year Ago:  92,021

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     19,197     1,325-1,581    106.50-111.00   1,497     109.58
65 - 80% Choice     11,091     1,220-1,615    108.00-110.50   1,394     109.30
35 - 65% Choice      2,084     1,250-1,485    108.25-110.00   1,394     109.02
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    32,372     1,220-1,615    106.50-111.00   1,455     109.45
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice     12,562     1,150-1,500    107.00-111.00   1,334     109.69
65 - 80% Choice      4,575     1,085-1,350    107.50-110.00   1,264     109.05
35 - 65% Choice        268     1,125-1,240    108.00-109.00   1,191     108.74
 0 - 35% Choice        128     1,330-1,330    110.50-110.50   1,330     110.50
Total all grades    17,533     1,085-1,500    107.00-111.00   1,314     109.52

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      5,403       794-1,029    171.00-175.50     952     172.37
65 - 80% Choice      1,571       854-968      172.00-174.00     911     172.64
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     6,974       794-1,029    171.00-175.50     943     172.43
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      5,075       744-934      170.00-174.00     856     172.89
65 - 80% Choice        624       772-891      172.00-174.00     814     173.20
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     5,699       744-934      170.00-174.00     851     172.92

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,778     1,375-1,540    108.00-111.25   1,465     110.31
65 - 80% Choice        376     1,375-1,540    109.00-110.50   1,506     110.22
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     2,154     1,375-1,540    108.00-111.25   1,472     110.29
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        295     1,250-1,300    109.00-110.00   1,280     109.15
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       295     1,250-1,300    109.00-110.00   1,280     109.15

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        501       889-992      170.00-172.00     932     171.05
65 - 80% Choice         80       844-844      172.00-172.00     844     172.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       581       844-992      170.00-172.00     920     171.18
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        185       832-928      171.00-172.00     887     171.57
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       185       832-928      171.00-172.00     887     171.57

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          32,372          1,455         109.45
Live FOB Heifer         17,533          1,314         109.52
Dressed Del Steer        6,974            943         172.43
Dressed Del Heifer       5,699            851         172.92

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          27,510          1,436         108.01
Live FOB Heifer         14,867          1,293         108.05
Dressed Del Steer       17,135            939         171.73
Dressed Del Heifer      10,697            839         171.50

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          30,493          1,461         100.90
Live FOB Heifer         16,677          1,319         101.51
Dressed Del Steer       18,219            959         159.03
Dressed Del Heifer       8,787            853         159.49


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
80         105.00-105.49                12         168.00-168.49
0          105.50-105.99                0          168.50-168.99
0          106.00-106.49                0          169.00-169.49
76         106.50-106.99                0          169.50-169.99
118        107.00-107.49                58         170.00-170.49
174        107.50-107.99                0          170.50-170.99
3,346      108.00-108.49                380        171.00-171.49
201        108.50-108.99                0          171.50-171.99
26,054     109.00-109.49                8,345      172.00-172.49
1,551      109.50-109.99                1,851      172.50-172.99
19,026     110.00-110.49                237        173.00-173.49
4,842      110.50-110.99                0          173.50-173.99
420        111.00-111.49                4,054      174.00-174.49
                                        0          174.50-174.99
                                        0          175.00-175.49
                                        181        175.50-175.99

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
18        107.00-107.49                 151       170.00-170.49
0         107.50-107.99                 0         170.50-170.99
192       108.00-108.49                 329       171.00-171.49
0         108.50-108.99                 0         171.50-171.99
905       109.00-109.49                 473       172.00-172.49
38        109.50-109.99
613       110.00-110.49
494       110.50-110.99
763       111.00-111.49


**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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