5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon May 7, 2012    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, 5/6/2012

Confirmed:  105,687      Week Ago:  88,352         Year Ago:  156,765

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      4,469     1,190-1,500    120.00-125.00   1,378     121.68
65 - 80% Choice     10,207     1,175-1,490    119.00-123.00   1,350     120.82
35 - 65% Choice     15,421     1,070-1,435    117.00-123.00   1,290     120.21
 0 - 35% Choice        515     1,195-1,300    119.00-120.00   1,232     119.26
Total all grades    30,612     1,070-1,500    117.00-125.00   1,322     120.61
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,454     1,115-1,385    120.00-123.00   1,261     122.04
65 - 80% Choice      8,871     1,100-1,440    116.00-123.00   1,222     120.56
35 - 65% Choice     11,735     1,075-1,325    118.00-123.00   1,165     120.15
 0 - 35% Choice        164     1,080-1,214    119.00-120.00   1,149     119.51
Total all grades    22,224     1,075-1,440    116.00-123.00   1,194     120.43

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      5,176       810-961      190.00-195.00     885     193.59
65 - 80% Choice     12,256       760-950      188.00-195.00     854     192.43
35 - 65% Choice      2,367       806-950      192.00-195.00     891     194.30
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    19,799       760-961      188.00-195.00     867     192.96
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      3,300       713-912      190.00-194.50     801     193.27
65 - 80% Choice      7,767       693-950      188.00-195.00     791     193.25
35 - 65% Choice        798       752-950      190.00-195.00     905     193.30
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    11,865       693-950      188.00-195.00     801     193.26

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        931     1,300-1,475    120.00-124.00   1,413     121.92
65 - 80% Choice        172     1,350-1,375    124.00-124.00   1,370     124.00
35 - 65% Choice        166     1,280-1,280    120.00-120.00   1,280     120.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,269     1,280-1,475    120.00-124.00   1,389     121.95
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,113     1,200-1,310    120.00-123.00   1,299     122.81
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,113     1,200-1,310    120.00-123.00   1,299     122.81

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        870       816-945      190.00-193.25     903     191.98
65 - 80% Choice        358       848-864      193.00-193.00     857     193.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,228       816-945      190.00-193.25     890     192.28
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        330       810-819      192.00-194.00     816     192.73
65 - 80% Choice        178       768-768      193.00-193.00     768     193.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       508       768-819      192.00-194.00     799     192.82

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          30,612          1,322         120.61
Live FOB Heifer         22,224          1,194         120.43
Dressed Del Steer       19,799            867         192.96
Dressed Del Heifer      11,865            801         193.26

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          29,336          1,308         119.76
Live FOB Heifer         26,692          1,194         119.85
Dressed Del Steer       11,139            877         193.34
Dressed Del Heifer       5,129            824         192.61

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          44,759          1,285         115.02
Live FOB Heifer         33,572          1,162         114.92
Dressed Del Steer       36,767            850         184.10
Dressed Del Heifer      13,488            776         184.53


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
460        116.00-116.49                687        188.00-188.49
0          116.50-116.99                0          188.50-188.99
238        117.00-117.49                20         189.00-189.49
0          117.50-117.99                0          189.50-189.99
382        118.00-118.49                3,387      190.00-190.49
0          118.50-118.99                73         190.50-190.99
2,146      119.00-119.49                3,689      191.00-191.49
164        119.50-119.99                41         191.50-191.99
39,454     120.00-120.49                3,303      192.00-192.49
126        120.50-120.99                0          192.50-192.99
6,262      121.00-121.49                1,166      193.00-193.49
746        121.50-121.99                0          193.50-193.99
5,646      122.00-122.49                20,341     194.00-194.49
488        122.50-122.99                312        194.50-194.99
5,080      123.00-123.49                5,233      195.00-195.49
0          123.50-123.99
0          124.00-124.49
0          124.50-124.99
156        125.00-125.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
40        118.00-118.49                 115       190.00-190.49
0         118.50-118.99                 0         190.50-190.99
48        119.00-119.49                 76        191.00-191.49
0         119.50-119.99                 0         191.50-191.99
435       120.00-120.49                 507       192.00-192.49
0         120.50-120.99                 411       192.50-192.99
272       121.00-121.49                 572       193.00-193.49
0         121.50-121.99                 0         193.50-193.99
499       122.00-122.49                 120       194.00-194.49
90        122.50-122.99
1,001     123.00-123.49
0         123.50-123.99
370       124.00-124.49


**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 Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
           816-238-0678    email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
           www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews
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