5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Oct 8, 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, 10/7/2012

Confirmed:  94,761       Week Ago:  66,545         Year Ago:  118,107

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      5,947     1,300-1,550    120.00-124.00   1,455     122.07
65 - 80% Choice      8,781     1,160-1,525    119.00-124.00   1,407     123.16
35 - 65% Choice     18,176     1,075-1,475    122.00-124.50   1,336     124.07
 0 - 35% Choice        545     1,250-1,350    123.00-124.00   1,286     123.90
Total all grades    33,449     1,075-1,550    119.00-124.50   1,375     123.47
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      4,378     1,160-1,425    120.00-124.50   1,314     122.79
65 - 80% Choice      5,576     1,100-1,375    122.00-124.50   1,256     123.85
35 - 65% Choice     15,817     1,050-1,350    120.00-124.50   1,173     123.96
 0 - 35% Choice         64     1,200-1,200    122.00-122.00   1,200     122.00
Total all grades    25,835     1,050-1,425    120.00-124.50   1,215     123.73

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      3,598       823-997      188.00-192.00     933     190.30
65 - 80% Choice      8,724       844-1,008    184.00-192.00     936     189.89
35 - 65% Choice        994       853-954      185.00-195.00     930     188.11
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    13,316       823-1,008    184.00-195.00     935     189.87
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,605       736-943      188.00-192.00     854     190.40
65 - 80% Choice      3,724       713-931      188.00-195.00     828     190.60
35 - 65% Choice      1,625       685-950      188.00-196.00     750     195.06
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     6,954       685-950      188.00-196.00     816     191.60

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        441     1,400-1,425    121.00-123.00   1,402     121.98
65 - 80% Choice         66     1,300-1,350    120.00-121.00   1,327     120.55
35 - 65% Choice        140     1,300-1,300    124.00-124.00   1,300     124.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       647     1,300-1,425    120.00-124.00   1,372     122.27
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        459     1,225-1,450    119.00-124.00   1,313     122.05
65 - 80% Choice         72     1,375-1,375    120.00-120.00   1,375     120.00
35 - 65% Choice         35     1,165-1,165    124.00-124.00   1,165     124.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       566     1,165-1,450    119.00-124.00   1,312     121.91

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,711       784-953      187.00-195.00     936     189.13
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,711       784-953      187.00-195.00     936     189.13
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice         85       803-832      189.00-191.00     817     189.94
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades        85       803-832      189.00-191.00     817     189.94

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          33,449          1,375         123.47
Live FOB Heifer         25,835          1,215         123.73
Dressed Del Steer       13,316            935         189.87
Dressed Del Heifer       6,954            816         191.60

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          19,418          1,387         122.45
Live FOB Heifer         15,200          1,232         122.60
Dressed Del Steer       13,395            924         190.75
Dressed Del Heifer       6,809            813         190.92

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          41,924          1,342         120.97
Live FOB Heifer         31,892          1,205         121.12
Dressed Del Steer       12,927            901         189.88
Dressed Del Heifer      11,200            795         190.02


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
40         118.00-118.49                320        184.00-184.49
0          118.50-118.99                0          184.50-184.99
346        119.00-119.49                402        185.00-185.49
0          119.50-119.99                0          185.50-185.99
1,886      120.00-120.49                0          186.00-186.49
640        120.50-120.99                0          186.50-186.99
2,532      121.00-121.49                0          187.00-187.49
0          121.50-121.99                0          187.50-187.99
4,626      122.00-122.49                1,578      188.00-188.49
0          122.50-122.99                0          188.50-188.99
5,493      123.00-123.49                396        189.00-189.49
120        123.50-123.99                163        189.50-189.99
44,663     124.00-124.49                15,974     190.00-190.49
5,338      124.50-124.99                0          190.50-190.99
                                        1,524      191.00-191.49
                                        0          191.50-191.99
                                        2,822      192.00-192.49
                                        0          192.50-192.99
                                        0          193.00-193.49
                                        0          193.50-193.99
                                        0          194.00-194.49
                                        0          194.50-194.99
                                        211        195.00-195.49
                                        0          195.50-195.99
                                        1,434      196.00-196.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
135       119.00-119.49                 755       187.00-187.49
0         119.50-119.99                 0         187.50-187.99
462       120.00-120.49                 0         188.00-188.49
0         120.50-120.99                 0         188.50-188.99
218       121.00-121.49                 913       189.00-189.49
0         121.50-121.99                 0         189.50-189.99
452       122.00-122.49                 178       190.00-190.49
111       122.50-122.99                 0         190.50-190.99
157       123.00-123.49                 40        191.00-191.49
0         123.50-123.99                 0         191.50-191.99
248       124.00-124.49                 0         192.00-192.49
                                        0         192.50-192.99
                                        0         193.00-193.49
                                        0         193.50-193.99
                                        0         194.00-194.49
                                        0         194.50-194.99
                                        172       195.00-195.49


**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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