5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Jan 7, 2013     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, 1/6/2013

Confirmed:  76,600       Week Ago:  71,996         Year Ago:  118,735

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      3,103     1,350-1,650    125.00-130.00   1,486     128.31
65 - 80% Choice      5,545     1,325-1,500    126.00-129.50   1,431     128.10
35 - 65% Choice      5,039     1,200-1,450    128.00-128.50   1,319     128.02
 0 - 35% Choice         55     1,330-1,330    128.00-128.00   1,330     128.00
Total all grades    13,742     1,200-1,650    125.00-130.00   1,402     128.12
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,784     1,250-1,425    127.00-130.00   1,339     128.76
65 - 80% Choice      2,519     1,050-1,350    127.00-128.50   1,279     128.02
35 - 65% Choice      4,511     1,050-1,350    128.00-128.00   1,181     128.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     8,814     1,050-1,425    127.00-130.00   1,241     128.16

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      3,877       841-970      205.00-206.00     913     205.12
65 - 80% Choice      9,140       836-991      204.00-205.50     918     204.99
35 - 65% Choice      5,632       788-944      204.00-205.00     876     204.99
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    18,649       788-991      204.00-206.00     904     205.02
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      3,528       729-940      202.00-205.00     828     204.94
65 - 80% Choice      6,956       705-886      203.00-205.00     815     204.93
35 - 65% Choice      3,463       740-889      205.00-205.00     802     205.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    13,947       705-940      202.00-205.00     815     204.95

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,139     1,400-1,600    126.00-131.50   1,494     127.86
65 - 80% Choice      1,446     1,350-1,525    125.50-130.00   1,446     129.14
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     2,585     1,350-1,600    125.50-131.50   1,467     128.57
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        252     1,200-1,325    127.00-130.00   1,286     128.85
65 - 80% Choice      1,087     1,200-1,325    129.50-130.90   1,270     130.22
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,339     1,200-1,325    127.00-130.90   1,273     129.96

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        719       882-968      202.00-205.00     941     204.11
65 - 80% Choice        508       920-936      206.00-206.00     923     206.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,227       882-968      202.00-206.00     933     204.89
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      1,128       832-857      202.00-205.00     833     202.97
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,128       832-857      202.00-205.00     833     202.97

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          13,742          1,402         128.12
Live FOB Heifer          8,814          1,241         128.16
Dressed Del Steer       18,649            904         205.02
Dressed Del Heifer      13,947            815         204.95

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          23,513          1,401         127.03
Live FOB Heifer         15,540          1,267         127.10
Dressed Del Steer       12,457            897         202.05
Dressed Del Heifer      10,039            769         201.70

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          38,959          1,354         120.97
Live FOB Heifer         34,750          1,216         120.92
Dressed Del Steer       12,238            894         196.76
Dressed Del Heifer      11,856            799         195.63


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
154        124.00-124.49                63         202.00-202.49
0          124.50-124.99                0          202.50-202.99
253        125.00-125.49                76         203.00-203.49
90         125.50-125.99                0          203.50-203.99
195        126.00-126.49                737        204.00-204.49
0          126.50-126.99                84         204.50-204.99
1,730      127.00-127.49                37,842     205.00-205.49
1,262      127.50-127.99                259        205.50-205.99
18,566     128.00-128.49                472        206.00-206.49
2,885      128.50-128.99
1,297      129.00-129.49
529        129.50-129.99
1,434      130.00-130.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
144       125.50-125.99                 869       202.00-202.49
659       126.00-126.49                 0         202.50-202.99
26        126.50-126.99                 70        203.00-203.49
94        127.00-127.49                 0         203.50-203.99
0         127.50-127.99                 1,036     204.00-204.49
147       128.00-128.49                 0         204.50-204.99
131       128.50-128.99                 615       205.00-205.49
323       129.00-129.49                 0         205.50-205.99
760       129.50-129.99                 508       206.00-206.49
1,516     130.00-130.49
360       130.50-130.99
18        131.00-131.49
160       131.50-131.99


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