5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle - Premium and Discounts

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Jan 14, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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5-AREA WEEKLY WTD AVERAGE DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - PREMIUMS AND DISCOUNTS
For the Week of:  1/14/2013
Value Adjustments
                                    Range       Wtd Avg     Change
Quality:
Prime                            8.00 -  40.00    22.62       0.00
Choice                           0.00 -   0.00     0.00       0.00
Select                         (17.00)-  (8.00)  (10.18)      2.82
Standard                       (38.00)- (18.00)  (25.17)      1.89
CAB                              3.00 -   6.00     3.95       0.00
Dairy - Type                    (7.00)-   0.00    (1.36)      0.00
Bullock/Stag                   (55.00)- (25.00)  (41.16)      0.00
Hardbone                       (55.00)- (18.00)  (33.23)      1.23
Dark Cutter                    (55.00)- (28.00)  (38.38)      0.03
Over 30 Months of Age          (35.00)- (10.00)  (15.45)      0.03

*Cutability Yield Grade, Fat/Inches
1.0-2.0 < .10"                   3.00 -   8.00     4.56       0.00
2.0-2.5 < .20"                   1.50 -   3.00     2.27       0.00
2.5-3.0 < .40"                   0.00 -   2.50     2.14       0.00
3.0-3.5 < .60"                   0.00 -   0.00     0.00       0.00
3.5-4.0 < .80"                   0.00 -   0.00     0.00       0.00
4.0-5.0 < 1.2"                 (12.00)-  (6.00)   (8.22)      0.00
5.0/up > 1.2"                  (17.00)- (12.00)  (14.15)      0.00

Weight:
400-500 lbs                    (40.00)- (15.00)  (25.22)      0.00
500-550 lbs                    (25.00)- (12.00)  (19.81)      0.00
550-600 lbs                    (15.00)-   0.00    (3.58)      0.00
600-900 lbs                      0.00 -   0.00     0.00       0.00
900-950 lbs                    (15.00)-   0.00    (0.23)      0.00
950-1000 lbs                   (15.00)-   0.00    (0.23)      0.00
over 1000 lbs                  (35.00)- (15.00)  (21.87)      0.00


Based on individual packer's quality, cutability, and weight buying
programs. Values reflect adjustments to base prices, dollars per cwt.,
on a carcass basis.

Weighted average price is calculated on individual packer
slaughter volume of packers represented in the 5 state area.

* If yield grades are not available, yield differentials may be based on
fat at 12th rib using a constant of average ribeye area and muscling for
carcass weight and KPH. Superior or inferior muscling may adjust lean
yield.

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
         816-238-0678 or 816-676-7000     email:  stjoe.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews

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