5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Mar 25, 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, 3/24/2019

Confirmed:  73,836       Week Ago:  81,043         Year Ago:  120,137

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     14,165     1,250-1,637    127.00-133.00   1,484     129.38
65 - 80% Choice      6,158     1,275-1,555    128.00-129.00   1,373     128.29
35 - 65% Choice      2,707     1,240-1,450    128.00-129.00   1,307     128.27
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    23,030     1,240-1,637    127.00-133.00   1,434     128.96
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      8,841     1,100-1,433    126.00-132.00   1,338     128.77
65 - 80% Choice      3,653     1,065-1,420    128.00-129.00   1,243     128.29
35 - 65% Choice        380     1,150-1,300    128.00-128.00   1,225     128.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    12,874     1,065-1,433    126.00-132.00   1,307     128.61

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     10,068       778-1,060    203.00-209.00     918     207.40
65 - 80% Choice      5,226       788-964      205.00-209.00     890     208.07
35 - 65% Choice        156       861-861      208.00-208.00     861     208.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    15,450       778-1,060    203.00-209.00     908     207.64
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      4,460       756-891      205.00-208.00     828     207.45
65 - 80% Choice      1,323       723-844      206.00-209.00     809     208.02
35 - 65% Choice         88       776-776      208.00-208.00     776     208.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     5,871       723-891      205.00-209.00     823     207.59

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        299     1,350-1,540    128.00-133.50   1,429     130.18
65 - 80% Choice        274     1,325-1,470    128.00-129.00   1,450     128.86
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       573     1,325-1,540    128.00-133.50   1,439     129.55
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,798     1,150-1,350    130.00-133.00   1,258     130.56
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,798     1,150-1,350    130.00-133.00   1,258     130.56

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      2,253       882-977      203.00-208.00     916     207.13
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     2,253       882-977      203.00-208.00     916     207.13
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        955       796-857      207.00-208.00     826     207.81
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       955       796-857      207.00-208.00     826     207.81

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          23,030          1,434         128.96
Live FOB Heifer         12,874          1,307         128.61
Dressed Del Steer       15,450            908         207.64
Dressed Del Heifer       5,871            823         207.59

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          33,925          1,423         127.14
Live FOB Heifer         20,300          1,300         126.95
Dressed Del Steer        8,991            907         204.25
Dressed Del Heifer       3,028            831         204.09

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          44,847          1,403         125.90
Live FOB Heifer         21,054          1,274         125.62
Dressed Del Steer       20,258            905         201.79
Dressed Del Heifer      10,905            842         202.20


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
35         126.00-126.49                38         202.00-202.49
46         126.50-126.99                0          202.50-202.99
827        127.00-127.49                313        203.00-203.49
0          127.50-127.99                0          203.50-203.99
18,453     128.00-128.49                202        204.00-204.49
0          128.50-128.99                0          204.50-204.99
15,648     129.00-129.49                1,525      205.00-205.49
227        129.50-129.99                260        205.50-205.99
3,608      130.00-130.49                2,890      206.00-206.49
255        130.50-130.99                0          206.50-206.99
1,437      131.00-131.49                246        207.00-207.49
548        131.50-131.99                40         207.50-207.99
309        132.00-132.49                16,526     208.00-208.49
0          132.50-132.99                0          208.50-208.99
250        133.00-133.49                2,864      209.00-209.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
96        128.00-128.49                 367       203.00-203.49
0         128.50-128.99                 0         203.50-203.99
359       129.00-129.49                 0         204.00-204.49
0         129.50-129.99                 0         204.50-204.99
1,230     130.00-130.49                 0         205.00-205.49
0         130.50-130.99                 72        205.50-205.99
428       131.00-131.49                 356       206.00-206.49
0         131.50-131.99                 0         206.50-206.99
120       132.00-132.49                 185       207.00-207.49
0         132.50-132.99                 0         207.50-207.99
124       133.00-133.49                 2,630     208.00-208.49
72        133.50-133.99


**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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