5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Feb 12, 2018    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, 2/11/2018

Confirmed:  66,379       Week Ago:  77,217         Year Ago:  82,387

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     13,466     1,275-1,600    125.00-129.50   1,484     126.18
65 - 80% Choice      8,274     1,275-1,565    125.00-126.75   1,442     126.20
35 - 65% Choice      2,391     1,250-1,500    125.00-126.00   1,382     125.83
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    24,131     1,250-1,600    125.00-129.50   1,459     126.15
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice     10,812     1,225-1,450    125.00-128.00   1,356     125.97
65 - 80% Choice      4,303     1,150-1,400    125.00-126.75   1,278     126.16
35 - 65% Choice      1,171     1,175-1,375    125.00-126.75   1,261     126.14
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    16,286     1,150-1,450    125.00-128.00   1,329     126.03

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      6,564       806-1,035    196.00-203.00     929     200.45
65 - 80% Choice      2,740       838-945      200.00-200.00     909     200.00
35 - 65% Choice        316       848-882      200.00-200.00     874     200.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     9,620       806-1,035    196.00-203.00     922     200.30
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      2,643       768-914      198.00-203.00     833     199.93
65 - 80% Choice        456       819-918      199.00-200.00     887     199.93
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     3,099       768-918      198.00-203.00     841     199.93

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,704     1,325-1,475    125.00-129.15   1,427     127.66
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,704     1,325-1,475    125.00-129.15   1,427     127.66
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        603     1,175-1,350    126.00-128.00   1,212     127.73
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       603     1,175-1,350    126.00-128.00   1,212     127.73

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice         36       937-937      200.00-200.00     937     200.00
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades        36       937-937      200.00-200.00     937     200.00
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice                     -               -
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades                    -               -

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     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

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          26,393          1,439         125.91
Live FOB Heifer         17,118          1,291         125.93
Dressed Del Steer       13,025            931         199.90
Dressed Del Heifer       7,945            846         199.96

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          32,942          1,415         119.75
Live FOB Heifer         23,968          1,313         119.17
Dressed Del Steer        5,530            911         190.05
Dressed Del Heifer       4,461            835         190.29


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
36         123.50-123.99                12         196.00-196.49
42         124.00-124.49                0          196.50-196.99
0          124.50-124.99                0          197.00-197.49
5,649      125.00-125.49                0          197.50-197.99
715        125.50-125.99                595        198.00-198.49
26,863     126.00-126.49                0          198.50-198.99
11,538     126.50-126.99                32         199.00-199.49
2,646      127.00-127.49                0          199.50-199.99
0          127.50-127.99                11,266     200.00-200.49
758        128.00-128.49                0          200.50-200.99
0          128.50-128.99                36         201.00-201.49
0          129.00-129.49                0          201.50-201.99
75         129.50-129.99                1,469      202.00-202.49
                                        0          202.50-202.99
                                        396        203.00-203.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
160       125.00-125.49                 74        200.00-200.49
0         125.50-125.99
158       126.00-126.49
97        126.50-126.99
554       127.00-127.49
112       127.50-127.99
859       128.00-128.49
0         128.50-128.99
513       129.00-129.49


**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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