5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Mar 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, 3/10/2019

Confirmed:  65,331       Week Ago:  104,645        Year Ago:  124,928

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     13,247     1,225-1,650    126.50-131.00   1,469     128.22
65 - 80% Choice      6,338     1,235-1,544    127.00-128.50   1,350     128.03
35 - 65% Choice        910     1,175-1,450    128.00-128.00   1,282     128.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    20,495     1,175-1,650    126.50-131.00   1,424     128.15
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice     10,304     1,150-1,475    126.50-130.00   1,332     128.02
65 - 80% Choice      2,807     1,100-1,325    127.00-128.50   1,224     127.98
35 - 65% Choice        607     1,085-1,300    128.00-128.00   1,161     128.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    13,718     1,085-1,475    126.50-130.00   1,303     128.01

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      5,718       775-1,032    204.00-207.00     918     205.14
65 - 80% Choice      3,694       744-930      203.00-205.00     850     204.95
35 - 65% Choice        318       813-828      205.00-205.00     821     205.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     9,730       744-1,032    203.00-207.00     889     205.07
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      3,636       717-932      204.00-207.00     824     204.84
65 - 80% Choice      1,042       744-859      204.00-205.00     790     204.57
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     4,678       717-932      204.00-207.00     817     204.78

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        229     1,350-1,500    128.50-131.00   1,413     129.84
65 - 80% Choice        195     1,355-1,355    128.00-128.00   1,355     128.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       424     1,350-1,500    128.00-131.00   1,386     128.99
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        981     1,225-1,335    125.00-130.50   1,241     129.37
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       981     1,225-1,335    125.00-130.50   1,241     129.37

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        381       808-938      204.00-205.00     886     204.36
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       381       808-938      204.00-205.00     886     204.36
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,074       775-838      205.00-205.00     827     205.00
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,074       775-838      205.00-205.00     827     205.00

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          20,495          1,424         128.15
Live FOB Heifer         13,718          1,303         128.01
Dressed Del Steer        9,730            889         205.07
Dressed Del Heifer       4,678            817         204.78

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          34,426          1,443         128.22
Live FOB Heifer         26,926          1,301         128.06
Dressed Del Steer       16,511            916         205.07
Dressed Del Heifer       8,771            824         204.92

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          46,299          1,429         126.79
Live FOB Heifer         27,243          1,300         126.60
Dressed Del Steer       16,609            916         203.88
Dressed Del Heifer       8,079            855         204.20


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
75         126.00-126.49                75         203.00-203.49
223        126.50-126.99                0          203.50-203.99
3,214      127.00-127.49                2,790      204.00-204.49
0          127.50-127.99                0          204.50-204.99
31,585     128.00-128.49                11,849     205.00-205.49
6,809      128.50-128.99                0          205.50-205.99
1,750      129.00-129.49                612        206.00-206.49
68         129.50-129.99                0          206.50-206.99
361        130.00-130.49                743        207.00-207.49
37         130.50-130.99
105        131.00-131.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
11        125.00-125.49                 245       204.00-204.49
0         125.50-125.99                 0         204.50-204.99
0         126.00-126.49                 1,210     205.00-205.49
0         126.50-126.99
0         127.00-127.49
371       127.50-127.99
709       128.00-128.49
73        128.50-128.99
0         129.00-129.49
0         129.50-129.99
158       130.00-130.49
585       130.50-130.99
55        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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