5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Dec 10, 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, 12/9/2012

Confirmed:  53,104       Week Ago:  45,922         Year Ago:  100,341

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,861     1,325-1,580    122.50-126.50   1,462     123.75
65 - 80% Choice      4,959     1,205-1,580    122.50-126.00   1,464     123.77
35 - 65% Choice      5,611     1,145-1,450    123.00-124.00   1,329     123.86
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    12,431     1,145-1,580    122.50-126.50   1,403     123.81
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        169     1,390-1,400    124.00-124.00   1,392     124.00
65 - 80% Choice      2,638     1,180-1,365    123.00-126.00   1,250     123.75
35 - 65% Choice      4,666     1,070-1,300    123.00-124.00   1,179     123.86
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     7,473     1,070-1,400    123.00-126.00   1,209     123.82

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      4,993       841-992      196.00-198.00     932     197.25
65 - 80% Choice      8,317       825-976      196.00-198.00     902     196.99
35 - 65% Choice        685       737-943      194.50-197.00     867     195.66
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    13,995       737-992      194.50-198.00     911     197.02
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      2,802       718-915      196.00-198.00     838     197.40
65 - 80% Choice      6,022       729-887      195.00-198.00     818     196.74
35 - 65% Choice      2,233       701-859      194.50-197.00     778     195.59
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    11,057       701-915      194.50-198.00     815     196.67

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        587     1,360-1,500    123.00-128.00   1,445     125.27
65 - 80% Choice         20     1,375-1,375    123.00-123.00   1,375     123.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       607     1,360-1,500    123.00-128.00   1,443     125.19
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        244     1,200-1,250    123.00-126.00   1,242     125.51
65 - 80% Choice        153     1,175-1,250    123.00-126.00   1,214     124.57
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       397     1,175-1,250    123.00-126.00   1,231     125.15

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        931       800-984      194.00-197.00     952     195.25
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       931       800-984      194.00-197.00     952     195.25
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          12,431          1,403         123.81
Live FOB Heifer          7,473          1,209         123.82
Dressed Del Steer       13,995            911         197.02
Dressed Del Heifer      11,057            815         196.67

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          10,879          1,354         125.79
Live FOB Heifer          6,030          1,250         125.55
Dressed Del Steer       12,791            923         199.57
Dressed Del Heifer       6,140            821         199.38

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          30,942          1,368         120.47
Live FOB Heifer         29,881          1,212         120.57
Dressed Del Steer       13,755            878         195.49
Dressed Del Heifer      11,078            803         195.35


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
1,179      122.50-122.99                40         192.00-192.49
4,198      123.00-123.49                0          192.50-192.99
1,256      123.50-123.99                0          193.00-193.49
13,776     124.00-124.49                0          193.50-193.99
221        124.50-124.99                0          194.00-194.49
776        125.00-125.49                1,321      194.50-194.99
0          125.50-125.99                606        195.00-195.49
630        126.00-126.49                0          195.50-195.99
74         126.50-126.99                5,797      196.00-196.49
                                        0          196.50-196.99
                                        14,806     197.00-197.49
                                        0          197.50-197.99
                                        5,272      198.00-198.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
293       123.00-123.49                 547       194.00-194.49
25        123.50-123.99                 0         194.50-194.99
281       124.00-124.49                 0         195.00-195.49
76        124.50-124.99                 0         195.50-195.99
138       125.00-125.49                 39        196.00-196.49
89        125.50-125.99                 120       196.50-196.99
322       126.00-126.49                 263       197.00-197.49
0         126.50-126.99
0         127.00-127.49
0         127.50-127.99
249       128.00-128.49


**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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