5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Jul 9, 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, 7/8/2018

Confirmed:  158,153      Week Ago:  110,690        Year Ago:  84,299

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     35,978     1,275-1,565    110.00-114.00   1,425     112.63
65 - 80% Choice     18,225     1,235-1,525    110.00-114.00   1,386     112.66
35 - 65% Choice      4,656     1,180-1,525    111.00-113.00   1,327     112.44
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    58,859     1,180-1,565    110.00-114.00   1,405     112.63
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice     13,762     1,075-1,420    110.00-114.00   1,267     112.82
65 - 80% Choice      9,207     1,140-1,375    110.00-114.00   1,257     112.48
35 - 65% Choice      1,740     1,035-1,315    112.00-113.00   1,187     112.44
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    24,709     1,035-1,420    110.00-114.00   1,258     112.67

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     15,410       740-974      175.00-180.00     893     178.41
65 - 80% Choice     12,102       816-941      175.00-180.00     891     179.18
35 - 65% Choice        445       851-874      180.00-180.00     853     180.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    27,957       740-974      175.00-180.00     892     178.77
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      6,714       719-882      175.00-180.00     803     178.41
65 - 80% Choice      3,403       719-884      175.00-180.00     823     178.59
35 - 65% Choice        368       748-835      180.00-180.00     802     180.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    10,485       719-884      175.00-180.00     810     178.52

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      2,226     1,325-1,475    109.00-114.00   1,430     112.64
65 - 80% Choice        250     1,450-1,450    112.00-112.00   1,450     112.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     2,476     1,325-1,475    109.00-114.00   1,432     112.58
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      2,057     1,225-1,350    111.00-114.00   1,297     113.71
65 - 80% Choice        119     1,325-1,325    113.00-113.00   1,325     113.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     2,176     1,225-1,350    111.00-114.00   1,299     113.67

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,683       848-968      172.00-178.00     915     176.29
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,683       848-968      172.00-178.00     915     176.29
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice         41       825-825      175.00-175.00     825     175.00
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades        41       825-825      175.00-175.00     825     175.00

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          58,859          1,405         112.63
Live FOB Heifer         24,709          1,258         112.67
Dressed Del Steer       27,957            892         178.77
Dressed Del Heifer      10,485            810         178.52

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          48,885          1,387         106.87
Live FOB Heifer         19,224          1,252         106.39
Dressed Del Steer       12,806            890         169.90
Dressed Del Heifer       4,021            803         169.71

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          40,160          1,397         117.58
Live FOB Heifer         16,966          1,256         117.64
Dressed Del Steer       10,656            903         188.18
Dressed Del Heifer       2,552            850         188.67


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
3,911      110.00-110.49                13         170.00-170.49
42         110.50-110.99                0          170.50-170.99
1,413      111.00-111.49                0          171.00-171.49
363        111.50-111.99                0          171.50-171.99
44,614     112.00-112.49                0          172.00-172.49
1,218      112.50-112.99                0          172.50-172.99
23,235     113.00-113.49                0          173.00-173.49
19,188     113.50-113.99                0          173.50-173.99
8,920      114.00-114.49                0          174.00-174.49
                                        0          174.50-174.99
                                        6,956      175.00-175.49
                                        0          175.50-175.99
                                        40         176.00-176.49
                                        0          176.50-176.99
                                        435        177.00-177.49
                                        0          177.50-177.99
                                        10,798     178.00-178.49
                                        0          178.50-178.99
                                        76         179.00-179.49
                                        0          179.50-179.99
                                        26,728     180.00-180.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
42        108.00-108.49                 115       172.00-172.49
0         108.50-108.99                 0         172.50-172.99
102       109.00-109.49                 0         173.00-173.49
400       109.50-109.99                 0         173.50-173.99
78        110.00-110.49                 0         174.00-174.49
0         110.50-110.99                 0         174.50-174.99
90        111.00-111.49                 778       175.00-175.49
0         111.50-111.99                 0         175.50-175.99
1,489     112.00-112.49                 35        176.00-176.49
152       112.50-112.99                 0         176.50-176.99
2,970     113.00-113.49                 500       177.00-177.49
374       113.50-113.99                 0         177.50-177.99
1,767     114.00-114.49                 416       178.00-178.49
114       114.50-114.99


**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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