5 Area Monthly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter - Negotiated
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St Joseph, MO     Mon Feb 5, 2018    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:  January 2018

Confirmed: 455,396      Last Month: 357,854        Last Year:353,593

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       74,266    1,200-1,640    119.00-129.00  1,496   123.15
 65 - 80% Choice       75,445    1,225-1,600    119.00-127.00  1,436   123.83
 35 - 65% Choice       25,595    1,120-1,575    117.00-127.00  1,278   122.52
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades     175,306    1,120-1,640    117.00-129.00  1,438   123.35
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       49,000    1,120-1,550    118.00-128.00  1,345   123.25
 65 - 80% Choice       33,258    1,030-1,475    118.00-127.00  1,258   123.65
 35 - 65% Choice        6,547    1,075-1,375    118.00-127.00  1,233   123.36
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      88,805    1,030-1,550    118.00-128.00  1,304   123.40

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       47,855      788-1,051    190.00-201.00   939    196.27
 65 - 80% Choice       21,111      744-987      190.00-200.00   915    196.56
 35 - 65% Choice        1,264      794-915      191.00-200.00   846    196.64
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      70,230      744-1,051    190.00-201.00   930    196.36
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       26,221      732-1,035    190.00-202.00   854    196.45
 65 - 80% Choice        6,857      717-928      190.00-200.00   827    196.41
 35 - 65% Choice                      -               -
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      33,078      717-1,035    190.00-202.00   848    196.45


MONTHLY ACCUMULATED     Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              175,306      1,438.20      $123.35
Live    Heifer              88,805      1,304.20      $123.40
Dressed Steer               70,230        930.30      $196.36
Dressed Heifer              33,078        848.20      $196.45

SAME PERIOD LAST MONTH  Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              138,258      1,447.70      $119.80
Live    Heifer              75,876      1,298.80      $120.00
Dressed Steer               45,242        944.40      $189.88
Dressed Heifer              26,303        849.40      $190.36

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR   Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              115,846      1,437.00      $119.99
Live    Heifer              74,629      1,313.50      $119.90
Dressed Steer               62,576        929.00      $192.35
Dressed Heifer              36,771        848.10      $191.96


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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