5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Mar 20, 2017    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, 3/19/2017

Confirmed:  110,934      Week Ago:  106,704        Year Ago:  80,670

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     17,258     1,175-1,630    122.00-134.00   1,447     129.56
65 - 80% Choice     15,506     1,150-1,600    125.00-131.50   1,365     128.11
35 - 65% Choice      8,021     1,150-1,430    125.00-131.00   1,303     127.70
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    40,785     1,150-1,630    122.00-134.00   1,388     128.64
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice     10,331     1,100-1,470    122.00-134.00   1,304     129.04
65 - 80% Choice      9,628     1,100-1,432    123.00-131.00   1,251     128.04
35 - 65% Choice      1,946     1,150-1,450    122.00-131.00   1,231     127.34
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    21,905     1,100-1,470    122.00-134.00   1,274     128.45

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     11,252       783-1,008    196.00-216.00     915     208.40
65 - 80% Choice      4,835       781-950      199.00-210.00     891     207.39
35 - 65% Choice      1,082       865-953      204.00-210.00     895     205.70
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    17,169       781-1,008    196.00-216.00     907     207.94
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      4,773       701-951      204.00-211.00     829     208.80
65 - 80% Choice      3,753       732-950      196.00-210.00     839     207.29
35 - 65% Choice        402       682-734      210.00-210.00     707     210.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     8,928       682-951      196.00-211.00     828     208.22

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,006     1,250-1,525    127.00-133.00   1,413     130.80
65 - 80% Choice        300     1,300-1,475    127.00-132.00   1,345     129.39
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,306     1,250-1,525    127.00-133.00   1,397     130.48
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        342     1,225-1,335    127.00-133.00   1,256     130.24
65 - 80% Choice        454     1,200-1,350    129.90-131.00   1,223     130.61
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       796     1,200-1,350    127.00-133.00   1,237     130.45

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        627       857-968      200.00-211.00     939     208.69
65 - 80% Choice        563       912-920      205.00-205.00     919     205.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,190       857-968      200.00-211.00     930     206.95
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        175       889-889      210.00-210.00     889     210.00
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       175       889-889      210.00-210.00     889     210.00

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          40,785          1,388         128.64
Live FOB Heifer         21,905          1,274         128.45
Dressed Del Steer       17,169            907         207.94
Dressed Del Heifer       8,928            828         208.22

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          38,322          1,398         125.23
Live FOB Heifer         27,311          1,284         125.10
Dressed Del Steer       11,937            911         201.56
Dressed Del Heifer       7,985            825         201.67

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          21,964          1,461         139.18
Live FOB Heifer         16,957          1,316         139.17
Dressed Del Steer       17,508            917         222.89
Dressed Del Heifer       8,331            844         222.99


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
732        122.00-122.49                429        196.00-196.49
346        122.50-122.99                0          196.50-196.99
687        123.00-123.49                0          197.00-197.49
0          123.50-123.99                0          197.50-197.99
726        124.00-124.49                0          198.00-198.49
0          124.50-124.99                0          198.50-198.99
387        125.00-125.49                310        199.00-199.49
244        125.50-125.99                0          199.50-199.99
4,753      126.00-126.49                1,479      200.00-200.49
599        126.50-126.99                0          200.50-200.99
10,109     127.00-127.49                0          201.00-201.49
581        127.50-127.99                0          201.50-201.99
25,541     128.00-128.49                718        202.00-202.49
2,834      128.50-128.99                0          202.50-202.99
3,175      129.00-129.49                0          203.00-203.49
0          129.50-129.99                0          203.50-203.99
6,743      130.00-130.49                1,780      204.00-204.49
70         130.50-130.99                0          204.50-204.99
10,372     131.00-131.49                3,503      205.00-205.49
1,721      131.50-131.99                0          205.50-205.99
2,311      132.00-132.49                78         206.00-206.49
0          132.50-132.99                0          206.50-206.99
597        133.00-133.49                1,029      207.00-207.49
0          133.50-133.99                0          207.50-207.99
437        134.00-134.49                3,579      208.00-208.49
                                        0          208.50-208.99
                                        563        209.00-209.49
                                        0          209.50-209.99
                                        16,881     210.00-210.49
                                        0          210.50-210.99
                                        409        211.00-211.49
                                        0          211.50-211.99
                                        35         212.00-212.49
                                        0          212.50-212.99
                                        0          213.00-213.49
                                        0          213.50-213.99
                                        0          214.00-214.49
                                        0          214.50-214.99
                                        72         215.00-215.49
                                        0          215.50-215.99
                                        108        216.00-216.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
42        124.00-124.49                 38        200.00-200.49
0         124.50-124.99                 0         200.50-200.99
0         125.00-125.49                 0         201.00-201.49
0         125.50-125.99                 0         201.50-201.99
0         126.00-126.49                 38        202.00-202.49
0         126.50-126.99                 0         202.50-202.99
356       127.00-127.49                 0         203.00-203.49
0         127.50-127.99                 0         203.50-203.99
33        128.00-128.49                 0         204.00-204.49
0         128.50-128.99                 0         204.50-204.99
34        129.00-129.49                 713       205.00-205.49
440       129.50-129.99                 0         205.50-205.99
389       130.00-130.49                 0         206.00-206.49
0         130.50-130.99                 0         206.50-206.99
281       131.00-131.49                 0         207.00-207.49
0         131.50-131.99                 0         207.50-207.99
285       132.00-132.49                 0         208.00-208.49
0         132.50-132.99                 0         208.50-208.99
533       133.00-133.49                 0         209.00-209.49
                                        0         209.50-209.99
                                        417       210.00-210.49
                                        0         210.50-210.99
                                        235       211.00-211.49


**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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