5 Area Monthly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter - Negotiated
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St Joseph, MO     Wed Feb 6, 2019    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:  January 2019

Confirmed: 314,793      Last Month: 304,151        Last Year:455,476

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       57,842    1,250-1,635    120.00-126.00  1,489   123.19
 65 - 80% Choice       60,712    1,200-1,575    121.00-124.00  1,427   123.26
 35 - 65% Choice        6,261    1,180-1,550    120.00-124.00  1,325   123.25
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades     124,815    1,180-1,635    120.00-126.00  1,451   123.23
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       31,138    1,170-1,544    119.00-126.00  1,342   122.95
 65 - 80% Choice       16,981    1,125-1,430    121.00-124.00  1,250   123.17
 35 - 65% Choice        1,848    1,075-1,350    122.50-124.00  1,189   123.55
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      49,967    1,075-1,544    119.00-126.00  1,305   123.05

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       41,500      800-1,056    193.00-200.00   933    196.33
 65 - 80% Choice       14,425      806-982      193.00-199.00   909    196.47
 35 - 65% Choice          740      851-960      197.00-199.00   893    197.64
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      56,665      800-1,056    193.00-200.00   926    196.38
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       18,235      739-939      194.00-200.00   833    196.14
 65 - 80% Choice        4,957      731-885      194.00-199.00   811    197.22
 35 - 65% Choice          184      762-770      197.00-197.00   767    197.00
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      23,376      731-939      194.00-200.00   828    196.37


MONTHLY ACCUMULATED     Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              124,815      1,450.80      $123.23
Live    Heifer              49,967      1,304.80      $123.05
Dressed Steer               56,665        926.40      $196.38
Dressed Heifer              23,376        827.50      $196.37

SAME PERIOD LAST MONTH  Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              114,678      1,466.40      $119.36
Live    Heifer              57,237      1,307.10      $119.51
Dressed Steer               44,563        927.50      $188.37
Dressed Heifer              24,342        841.50      $188.44

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR   Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              175,306      1,438.20      $123.35
Live    Heifer              88,805      1,304.20      $123.40
Dressed Steer               70,230        930.30      $196.36
Dressed Heifer              33,078        848.20      $196.45


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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