5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Mar 5, 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, 3/4/2018

Confirmed:  89,488       Week Ago:  92,517         Year Ago:  140,548

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     14,031     1,225-1,625    125.00-130.00   1,489     127.39
65 - 80% Choice     11,750     1,180-1,565    126.00-127.00   1,380     126.31
35 - 65% Choice      5,324     1,100-1,400    126.00-126.50   1,299     126.10
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    31,105     1,100-1,625    125.00-130.00   1,415     126.76
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice     10,794     1,150-1,450    125.50-130.00   1,342     126.71
65 - 80% Choice      6,434     1,070-1,400    126.00-127.00   1,241     126.13
35 - 65% Choice      1,762     1,100-1,400    126.00-126.50   1,222     126.11
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    18,990     1,070-1,450    125.50-130.00   1,296     126.46

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      8,680       781-1,031    201.00-205.00     927     204.28
65 - 80% Choice      2,485       750-924      203.00-205.00     879     204.00
35 - 65% Choice        167       857-941      203.00-204.00     896     203.63
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    11,332       750-1,031    201.00-205.00     916     204.21
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      7,323       750-958      202.00-206.00     864     204.35
65 - 80% Choice        516       732-855      203.00-204.00     807     203.90
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     7,839       732-958      202.00-206.00     860     204.32

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,448     1,350-1,500    125.00-129.00   1,438     128.24
65 - 80% Choice        770     1,425-1,425    128.00-128.00   1,425     128.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     2,218     1,350-1,500    125.00-129.00   1,434     128.16
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        909     1,312-1,475    126.00-128.00   1,320     127.89
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       909     1,312-1,475    126.00-128.00   1,320     127.89

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,532       953-984      202.00-204.00     960     203.06
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,532       953-984      202.00-204.00     960     203.06
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        590       905-917      204.00-205.00     909     204.36
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       590       905-917      204.00-205.00     909     204.36

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     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 WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          34,669          1,412         127.95
Live FOB Heifer         19,070          1,312         128.09
Dressed Del Steer        9,835            919         204.69
Dressed Del Heifer       7,754            829         204.62

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          59,298          1,418         124.76
Live FOB Heifer         30,215          1,297         124.84
Dressed Del Steer       17,780            911         199.98
Dressed Del Heifer      10,119            836         199.93


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
101        125.00-125.49                12         200.00-200.49
348        125.50-125.99                0          200.50-200.99
30,266     126.00-126.49                260        201.00-201.49
5,396      126.50-126.99                0          201.50-201.99
15,883     127.00-127.49                344        202.00-202.49
653        127.50-127.99                0          202.50-202.99
2,040      128.00-128.49                3,061      203.00-203.49
0          128.50-128.99                0          203.50-203.99
813        129.00-129.49                9,707      204.00-204.49
1,229      129.50-129.99                0          204.50-204.99
1,432      130.00-130.49                7,653      205.00-205.49
38         130.50-130.99                0          205.50-205.99
                                        1,489      206.00-206.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
23        125.00-125.49                 318       202.00-202.49
0         125.50-125.99                 0         202.50-202.99
40        126.00-126.49                 839       203.00-203.49
0         126.50-126.99                 0         203.50-203.99
209       127.00-127.49                 797       204.00-204.49
0         127.50-127.99                 0         204.50-204.99
2,612     128.00-128.49                 210       205.00-205.49
0         128.50-128.99
679       129.00-129.49
0         129.50-129.99
36        130.00-130.49


**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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