5 Area Monthly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter - Negotiated
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St Joseph, MO     Wed Jan 3, 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: December 2017

Confirmed: 357,854      Last Month: 448,123        Last Year: 370,660

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       60,156    1,250-1,625    114.65-123.50  1,495   119.82
 65 - 80% Choice       57,832    1,120-1,565    116.00-123.00  1,442   119.82
 35 - 65% Choice       20,240    1,150-1,525    115.00-123.00  1,325   119.68
  0 - 35% Choice           30    1,280-1,280    120.00-120.00  1,280   120.00
 Total all grades     138,258    1,120-1,625    114.65-123.50  1,448   119.80
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       39,089    1,200-1,530    116.00-123.50  1,353   120.25
 65 - 80% Choice       27,334    1,080-1,420    116.00-123.00  1,258   119.84
 35 - 65% Choice        9,453    1,050-1,375    116.00-123.00  1,192   119.43
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      75,876    1,050-1,530    116.00-123.50  1,299   120.00

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       29,168      750-1,032    186.00-195.00   947    189.76
 65 - 80% Choice       14,054      803-1,064    184.00-195.00   941    190.15
 35 - 65% Choice        2,020      873-960      186.00-195.00   926    189.80
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      45,242      750-1,064    184.00-195.00   944    189.88
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       20,159      713-969      185.00-196.00   854    190.39
 65 - 80% Choice        5,910      713-916      186.00-195.00   833    190.34
 35 - 65% Choice          234      803-960      188.00-190.00   877    189.06
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      26,303      713-969      185.00-196.00   849    190.36


MONTHLY ACCUMULATED     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 MONTH  Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              176,766      1,444.90      $121.37
Live    Heifer             103,296      1,292.60      $121.49
Dressed Steer               49,887        937.10      $190.67
Dressed Heifer              23,635        845.90      $190.56

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR   Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              115,738      1,452.90      $114.06
Live    Heifer              80,125      1,307.60      $113.83
Dressed Steer               74,901        950.00      $178.46
Dressed Heifer              38,244        867.00      $179.02


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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