5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Jan 1, 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, 12/31/2017

Confirmed:  66,480       Week Ago:  89,618         Year Ago:  100,987

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     10,908     1,300-1,616    119.00-123.50   1,511     122.73
65 - 80% Choice      6,878     1,120-1,555    121.00-123.00   1,394     122.92
35 - 65% Choice      4,860     1,150-1,525    121.00-123.00   1,319     122.97
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    22,646     1,120-1,616    119.00-123.50   1,434     122.84
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      8,789     1,260-1,500    120.00-123.50   1,365     122.97
65 - 80% Choice      6,392     1,140-1,400    123.00-123.00   1,273     123.00
35 - 65% Choice      1,638     1,070-1,300    122.00-123.00   1,196     122.93
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    16,819     1,070-1,500    120.00-123.50   1,313     122.98

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      5,007       866-1,015    192.00-195.00     947     194.17
65 - 80% Choice      3,486       884-987      194.00-195.00     939     194.94
35 - 65% Choice         99       875-930      195.00-195.00     898     195.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     8,592       866-1,015    192.00-195.00     944     194.50
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      4,682       760-926      190.00-196.00     854     194.90
65 - 80% Choice      1,936       713-877      194.00-195.00     820     194.94
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     6,618       713-926      190.00-196.00     844     194.91

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        799     1,350-1,500    120.00-125.25   1,462     123.55
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       799     1,350-1,500    120.00-125.25   1,462     123.55
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        374     1,275-1,375    120.00-125.25   1,296     124.53
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       374     1,275-1,375    120.00-125.25   1,296     124.53

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice                     -               -
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades                    -               -
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice                     -               -
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades                    -               -

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          22,646          1,434         122.84
Live FOB Heifer         16,819          1,313         122.98
Dressed Del Steer        8,592            944         194.50
Dressed Del Heifer       6,618            844         194.91

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          44,020          1,441         119.97
Live FOB Heifer         16,561          1,300         120.03
Dressed Del Steer        6,785            943         190.32
Dressed Del Heifer       3,898            837         190.38

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          33,213          1,467         117.44
Live FOB Heifer         22,339          1,299         117.64
Dressed Del Steer       19,630            945         188.86
Dressed Del Heifer       9,947            871         188.64


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
76         119.00-119.49                100        190.00-190.49
0          119.50-119.99                0          190.50-190.99
364        120.00-120.49                0          191.00-191.49
0          120.50-120.99                0          191.50-191.99
509        121.00-121.49                317        192.00-192.49
32         121.50-121.99                0          192.50-192.99
4,988      122.00-122.49                1,300      193.00-193.49
274        122.50-122.99                37         193.50-193.99
37,169     123.00-123.49                2,757      194.00-194.49
2,774      123.50-123.99                0          194.50-194.99
                                        12,102     195.00-195.49
                                        0          195.50-195.99
                                        980        196.00-196.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
87        120.00-120.49                 90        192.00-192.49
27        120.50-120.99
0         121.00-121.49
0         121.50-121.99
253       122.00-122.49
0         122.50-122.99
143       123.00-123.49
0         123.50-123.99
430       124.00-124.49
40        124.50-124.99
488       125.00-125.49


**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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