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

Confirmed: 356,934      Last Month: 455,396        Last Year:  414,331

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       63,738    1,200-1,625    123.00-131.50  1,484   128.11
 65 - 80% Choice       43,301    1,075-1,565    125.00-130.00  1,393   127.80
 35 - 65% Choice       18,116    1,100-1,500    125.00-130.00  1,294   127.69
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades     125,155    1,075-1,625    123.00-131.50  1,425   127.94
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       49,191    1,115-1,500    123.00-130.00  1,336   127.84
 65 - 80% Choice       23,695    1,070-1,488    125.00-130.00  1,258   127.92
 35 - 65% Choice        6,828    1,020-1,400    124.00-130.00  1,209   127.77
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      79,714    1,020-1,500    123.00-130.00  1,302   127.86

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       32,676      806-1,053    196.00-207.00   930    203.79
 65 - 80% Choice       13,137      781-977      198.00-206.00   905    203.72
 35 - 65% Choice          671      830-941      200.00-205.00   869    202.08
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      46,484      781-1,053    196.00-207.00   922    203.75
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       18,505      768-989      198.00-207.00   857    203.94
 65 - 80% Choice        4,468      698-918      199.00-207.00   806    204.25
 35 - 65% Choice          237      788-909      204.00-205.00   817    204.76
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      23,210      698-989      198.00-207.00   846    204.01


MONTHLY ACCUMULATED     Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              125,155      1,425.00      $127.94
Live    Heifer              79,714      1,302.00      $127.86
Dressed Steer               46,484        921.80      $203.75
Dressed Heifer              23,210        846.30      $204.01

SAME PERIOD LAST MONTH  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 YEAR   Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              175,558      1,421.70      $121.54
Live    Heifer              90,756      1,301.70      $120.86
Dressed Steer               48,898        912.20      $191.44
Dressed Heifer              31,535        845.30      $191.32


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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