5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Oct 8, 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, 10/7/2018

Confirmed:  111,608      Week Ago:  106,273        Year Ago:  75,627

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     32,453     1,150-1,625    108.00-112.00   1,488     110.97
65 - 80% Choice      8,050     1,250-1,625    108.50-111.50   1,454     110.88
35 - 65% Choice      1,171     1,230-1,550    110.00-111.00   1,420     110.95
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    41,674     1,150-1,625    108.00-112.00   1,479     110.95
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice     12,443     1,150-1,550    109.00-112.00   1,331     110.60
65 - 80% Choice      4,190     1,150-1,425    109.00-111.50   1,309     111.02
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    16,633     1,150-1,550    109.00-112.00   1,325     110.70

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     18,394       797-1,024    173.50-176.00     952     174.82
65 - 80% Choice      4,687       832-1,027    174.00-176.00     943     174.86
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    23,081       797-1,027    173.50-176.00     950     174.83
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      8,123       750-921      173.00-176.00     850     174.76
65 - 80% Choice        941       728-912      175.00-175.00     839     175.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     9,064       728-921      173.00-176.00     849     174.79

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        692     1,360-1,475    110.00-112.00   1,439     110.97
65 - 80% Choice         11     1,400-1,400    110.00-110.00   1,400     110.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       703     1,360-1,475    110.00-112.00   1,438     110.96
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        642     1,225-1,275    110.50-112.00   1,247     111.32
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       642     1,225-1,275    110.50-112.00   1,247     111.32

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,518       911-975      171.00-174.00     945     172.97
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,518       911-975      171.00-174.00     945     172.97
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice         68       841-845      172.00-173.00     843     172.56
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades        68       841-845      172.00-173.00     843     172.56

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          41,674          1,479         110.95
Live FOB Heifer         16,633          1,325         110.70
Dressed Del Steer       23,081            950         174.83
Dressed Del Heifer       9,064            849         174.79

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          43,167          1,459         110.65
Live FOB Heifer         17,486          1,310         110.79
Dressed Del Steer       19,642            952         173.82
Dressed Del Heifer       7,973            860         173.96

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     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


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
136        108.00-108.49                164        172.00-172.49
120        108.50-108.99                0          172.50-172.99
2,001      109.00-109.49                562        173.00-173.49
0          109.50-109.99                175        173.50-173.99
19,446     110.00-110.49                7,003      174.00-174.49
373        110.50-110.99                0          174.50-174.99
30,872     111.00-111.49                28,098     175.00-175.49
7,230      111.50-111.99                0          175.50-175.99
10,751     112.00-112.49                822        176.00-176.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
12        107.00-107.49                 76        171.00-171.49
0         107.50-107.99                 0         171.50-171.99
0         108.00-108.49                 248       172.00-172.49
0         108.50-108.99                 0         172.50-172.99
11        109.00-109.49                 1,062     173.00-173.49
0         109.50-109.99                 0         173.50-173.99
363       110.00-110.49                 240       174.00-174.49
152       110.50-110.99
715       111.00-111.49
0         111.50-111.99
485       112.00-112.49


**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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