5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
USDA - Mon Apr 15, 11:15AM CDT
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Apr 15, 2019    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, 4/14/2019

Confirmed:  68,097       Week Ago:  69,406         Year Ago:  80,556

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     12,303     1,260-1,585    123.00-130.00   1,448     127.31
65 - 80% Choice      7,844     1,165-1,525    124.00-128.00   1,368     125.07
35 - 65% Choice      2,437     1,200-1,500    124.00-127.00   1,315     124.12
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    22,584     1,165-1,585    123.00-130.00   1,406     126.19
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      6,525     1,160-1,500    124.00-130.00   1,300     126.41
65 - 80% Choice      6,582     1,100-1,400    122.00-127.50   1,250     124.17
35 - 65% Choice        450     1,200-1,300    124.00-124.00   1,261     124.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    13,557     1,100-1,500    122.00-130.00   1,274     125.24

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      6,776       793-982      203.00-206.00     905     204.88
65 - 80% Choice      1,621       822-977      205.00-206.00     893     205.23
35 - 65% Choice        120       839-839      202.00-202.00     839     202.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     8,517       793-982      202.00-206.00     902     204.91
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      3,801       750-903      204.00-206.00     811     204.84
65 - 80% Choice        814       769-898      204.00-206.00     842     204.90
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     4,615       750-903      204.00-206.00     816     204.85

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,310     1,275-1,500    124.00-131.00   1,424     129.06
65 - 80% Choice        140     1,275-1,275    128.00-128.00   1,275     128.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,450     1,275-1,500    124.00-131.00   1,409     128.96
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,058     1,200-1,350    128.00-130.00   1,289     128.25
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,058     1,200-1,350    128.00-130.00   1,289     128.25

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        549       857-965      203.50-205.00     914     204.55
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       549       857-965      203.50-205.00     914     204.55
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        857       803-882      201.00-204.00     841     202.23
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       857       803-882      201.00-204.00     841     202.23

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          22,584          1,406         126.19
Live FOB Heifer         13,557          1,274         125.24
Dressed Del Steer        8,517            902         204.91
Dressed Del Heifer       4,615            816         204.85

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          24,389          1,409         125.30
Live FOB Heifer         15,250          1,293         125.01
Dressed Del Steer        9,890            920         204.41
Dressed Del Heifer       2,883            829         204.84

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          29,145          1,392         119.49
Live FOB Heifer         19,197          1,264         119.07
Dressed Del Steer        8,310            899         189.97
Dressed Del Heifer       3,074            806         189.71


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
107        122.00-122.49                12         201.00-201.49
0          122.50-122.99                0          201.50-201.99
431        123.00-123.49                290        202.00-202.49
0          123.50-123.99                0          202.50-202.99
23,055     124.00-124.49                155        203.00-203.49
0          124.50-124.99                0          203.50-203.99
1,031      125.00-125.49                2,343      204.00-204.49
0          125.50-125.99                380        204.50-204.99
2,819      126.00-126.49                10,598     205.00-205.49
0          126.50-126.99                0          205.50-205.99
6,594      127.00-127.49                1,156      206.00-206.49
5,171      127.50-127.99
5,482      128.00-128.49
0          128.50-128.99
1,567      129.00-129.49
402        129.50-129.99
1,486      130.00-130.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
145       124.00-124.49                 507       201.00-201.49
0         124.50-124.99                 0         201.50-201.99
0         125.00-125.49                 0         202.00-202.49
33        125.50-125.99                 0         202.50-202.99
27        126.00-126.49                 42        203.00-203.49
0         126.50-126.99                 114       203.50-203.99
44        127.00-127.49                 463       204.00-204.49
0         127.50-127.99                 0         204.50-204.99
1,131     128.00-128.49                 360       205.00-205.49
362       128.50-128.99
259       129.00-129.49
0         129.50-129.99
259       130.00-130.49
0         130.50-130.99
540       131.00-131.49


**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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