5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Feb 11, 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, 2/10/2019

Confirmed:  76,000       Week Ago:  84,796         Year Ago:  66,379

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     13,350     1,225-1,600    123.00-127.00   1,502     124.93
65 - 80% Choice      7,450     1,250-1,575    124.00-125.50   1,393     125.05
35 - 65% Choice      2,311     1,200-1,525    124.00-125.50   1,321     125.02
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    23,111     1,200-1,600    123.00-127.00   1,449     124.98
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      9,038     1,175-1,500    123.00-127.00   1,350     124.82
65 - 80% Choice      4,449     1,085-1,455    124.00-125.50   1,261     125.00
35 - 65% Choice        374     1,075-1,315    125.00-125.00   1,197     125.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    13,861     1,075-1,500    123.00-127.00   1,317     124.88

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     10,953       778-1,003    197.00-203.50     924     199.88
65 - 80% Choice      3,984       822-975      197.00-200.00     905     199.87
35 - 65% Choice        505       837-947      200.00-200.00     885     200.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    15,442       778-1,003    197.00-203.50     918     199.88
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      4,911       682-928      197.00-204.00     821     199.90
65 - 80% Choice      1,361       756-930      196.00-200.00     843     199.58
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     6,272       682-930      196.00-204.00     826     199.83

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,092     1,417-1,500    123.50-128.00   1,471     126.11
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,092     1,417-1,500    123.50-128.00   1,471     126.11
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        862     1,200-1,400    123.50-127.00   1,255     126.17
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       862     1,200-1,400    123.50-127.00   1,255     126.17

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,399       914-1,000    198.00-200.00     960     199.01
65 - 80% Choice        472       844-914      200.00-200.00     880     200.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,871       844-1,000    198.00-200.00     940     199.26
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        597       781-781      200.00-200.00     781     200.00
65 - 80% Choice        164       781-781      200.00-200.00     781     200.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       761       781-781      200.00-200.00     781     200.00

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          23,111          1,449         124.98
Live FOB Heifer         13,861          1,317         124.88
Dressed Del Steer       15,442            918         199.88
Dressed Del Heifer       6,272            826         199.83

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          29,732          1,434         123.87
Live FOB Heifer         17,664          1,293         123.83
Dressed Del Steer       14,037            920         198.34
Dressed Del Heifer       6,990            852         198.17

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          24,131          1,459         126.15
Live FOB Heifer         16,286          1,329         126.03
Dressed Del Steer        9,620            922         200.30
Dressed Del Heifer       3,099            841         199.93


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
1,559      123.00-123.49                142        196.00-196.49
754        123.50-123.99                0          196.50-196.99
3,866      124.00-124.49                279        197.00-197.49
3,158      124.50-124.99                0          197.50-197.99
27,199     125.00-125.49                1,638      198.00-198.49
4,878      125.50-125.99                0          198.50-198.99
2,444      126.00-126.49                450        199.00-199.49
250        126.50-126.99                0          199.50-199.99
238        127.00-127.49                22,781     200.00-200.49
                                        0          200.50-200.99
                                        104        201.00-201.49
                                        0          201.50-201.99
                                        0          202.00-202.49
                                        0          202.50-202.99
                                        0          203.00-203.49
                                        177        203.50-203.99
                                        125        204.00-204.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
114       123.50-123.99                 139       198.00-198.49
0         124.00-124.49                 103       198.50-198.99
0         124.50-124.99                 1,009     199.00-199.49
696       125.00-125.49                 0         199.50-199.99
39        125.50-125.99                 1,921     200.00-200.49
309       126.00-126.49
199       126.50-126.99
590       127.00-127.49
0         127.50-127.99
290       128.00-128.49


**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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