5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Mar 12, 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, 3/11/2018

Confirmed:  124,928      Week Ago:  89,488         Year Ago:  106,704

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     27,484     1,120-1,655    125.50-130.00   1,476     127.05
65 - 80% Choice     12,948     1,210-1,550    126.00-128.00   1,387     126.50
35 - 65% Choice      5,606     1,160-1,500    125.50-127.00   1,308     126.17
 0 - 35% Choice        261     1,200-1,200    127.00-127.00   1,200     127.00
Total all grades    46,299     1,120-1,655    125.50-130.00   1,429     126.79
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice     15,052     1,150-1,550    125.00-129.50   1,358     126.73
65 - 80% Choice      9,031     1,070-1,385    126.00-128.00   1,250     126.41
35 - 65% Choice      3,041     1,000-1,350    126.00-127.00   1,177     126.51
 0 - 35% Choice        119     1,005-1,005    126.00-126.00   1,005     126.00
Total all grades    27,243     1,000-1,550    125.00-129.50   1,300     126.60

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     12,487       806-1,016    200.00-208.00     924     203.90
65 - 80% Choice      3,852       781-984      203.00-205.00     896     203.85
35 - 65% Choice        270       855-855      203.00-203.00     855     203.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    16,609       781-1,016    200.00-208.00     916     203.88
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      7,078       734-1,004    202.00-206.00     861     204.30
65 - 80% Choice      1,001       753-867      202.00-204.00     812     203.53
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     8,079       734-1,004    202.00-206.00     855     204.20

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,023     1,325-1,550    126.00-131.50   1,420     128.17
65 - 80% Choice        280     1,417-1,500    127.80-128.00   1,453     127.91
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,303     1,325-1,550    126.00-131.50   1,427     128.12
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,973     1,225-1,400    126.00-129.00   1,283     127.95
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,973     1,225-1,400    126.00-129.00   1,283     127.95

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      5,520       822-984      202.50-205.00     935     203.96
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     5,520       822-984      202.50-205.00     935     203.96
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,620       778-889      204.00-205.00     824     204.09
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,620       778-889      204.00-205.00     824     204.09

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          46,299          1,429         126.79
Live FOB Heifer         27,243          1,300         126.60
Dressed Del Steer       16,609            916         203.88
Dressed Del Heifer       8,079            855         204.20

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          31,105          1,415         126.76
Live FOB Heifer         18,990          1,296         126.46
Dressed Del Steer       11,332            916         204.21
Dressed Del Heifer       7,839            860         204.32

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          38,322          1,398         125.23
Live FOB Heifer         27,311          1,284         125.10
Dressed Del Steer       11,937            911         201.56
Dressed Del Heifer       7,985            825         201.67


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
276        125.00-125.49                49         200.00-200.49
173        125.50-125.99                0          200.50-200.99
36,216     126.00-126.49                0          201.00-201.49
3,912      126.50-126.99                0          201.50-201.99
33,122     127.00-127.49                1,834      202.00-202.49
4,514      127.50-127.99                0          202.50-202.99
4,652      128.00-128.49                2,314      203.00-203.49
0          128.50-128.99                0          203.50-203.99
693        129.00-129.49                18,676     204.00-204.49
386        129.50-129.99                109        204.50-204.99
790        130.00-130.49                2,615      205.00-205.49
                                        0          205.50-205.99
                                        1,364      206.00-206.49
                                        0          206.50-206.99
                                        0          207.00-207.49
                                        0          207.50-207.99
                                        148        208.00-208.49
                                        35         208.50-208.99

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
211       126.00-126.49                 42        202.00-202.49
0         126.50-126.99                 99        202.50-202.99
57        127.00-127.49                 772       203.00-203.49
120       127.50-127.99                 0         203.50-203.99
2,609     128.00-128.49                 5,711     204.00-204.49
0         128.50-128.99                 0         204.50-204.99
199       129.00-129.49                 851       205.00-205.49
0         129.50-129.99
61        130.00-130.49
0         130.50-130.99
0         131.00-131.49
80        131.50-131.99


**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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