5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Jan 21, 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, 1/20/2013

Confirmed:  62,437       Week Ago:  70,860         Year Ago:  129,258

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,689     1,400-1,560    122.00-125.50   1,517     123.26
65 - 80% Choice      7,642     1,300-1,520    122.00-125.00   1,453     123.70
35 - 65% Choice      9,622     1,125-1,510    120.00-125.00   1,324     124.20
 0 - 35% Choice        425     1,200-1,320    124.00-125.00   1,251     124.71
Total all grades    19,378     1,125-1,560    120.00-125.50   1,390     123.93
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        838     1,275-1,400    122.00-124.00   1,338     122.41
65 - 80% Choice      5,272     1,100-1,440    122.00-125.00   1,314     123.88
35 - 65% Choice      3,668     1,060-1,325    122.00-125.00   1,213     123.97
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     9,778     1,060-1,440    122.00-125.00   1,278     123.79

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      3,069       812-969      195.00-203.00     905     197.62
65 - 80% Choice      9,704       813-965      195.00-199.00     907     197.20
35 - 65% Choice      1,019       778-953      195.00-198.00     848     195.80
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    13,792       778-969      195.00-203.00     902     197.19
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      4,051       765-866      195.00-201.00     820     197.61
65 - 80% Choice      4,903       717-950      195.00-200.00     811     196.66
35 - 65% Choice      1,693       685-854      195.00-198.00     749     195.33
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    10,647       685-950      195.00-201.00     805     196.81

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        140     1,550-1,550    127.00-127.00   1,550     127.00
65 - 80% Choice        148     1,450-1,450    121.00-125.00   1,450     122.89
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       288     1,450-1,550    121.00-127.00   1,499     124.89
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice                     -               -
65 - 80% Choice        265     1,150-1,275    123.00-124.50   1,220     123.64
35 - 65% Choice         41     1,150-1,150    125.00-125.00   1,150     125.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       306     1,150-1,275    123.00-125.00   1,211     123.82

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        117       816-816      196.00-196.00     816     196.00
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       117       816-816      196.00-196.00     816     196.00
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        155       774-816      196.00-200.00     795     197.03
65 - 80% Choice        439       803-834      198.00-199.00     822     198.63
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       594       774-834      196.00-200.00     815     198.21

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          19,378          1,390         123.93
Live FOB Heifer          9,778          1,278         123.79
Dressed Del Steer       13,792            902         197.19
Dressed Del Heifer      10,647            805         196.81

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          10,931          1,383         126.04
Live FOB Heifer         10,047          1,293         126.14
Dressed Del Steer       22,158            894         203.53
Dressed Del Heifer      13,781            797         203.45

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          44,521          1,367         125.64
Live FOB Heifer         29,818          1,207         125.86
Dressed Del Steer       21,629            909         202.70
Dressed Del Heifer      12,556            808         202.05


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
153        120.00-120.49                53         194.00-194.49
0          120.50-120.99                0          194.50-194.99
0          121.00-121.49                9,303      195.00-195.49
0          121.50-121.99                0          195.50-195.99
4,665      122.00-122.49                2,331      196.00-196.49
522        122.50-122.99                0          196.50-196.99
6,432      123.00-123.49                2,410      197.00-197.49
367        123.50-123.99                325        197.50-197.99
5,800      124.00-124.49                11,841     198.00-198.49
172        124.50-124.99                0          198.50-198.99
13,538     125.00-125.49                1,340      199.00-199.49
210        125.50-125.99                0          199.50-199.99
                                        276        200.00-200.49
                                        0          200.50-200.99
                                        35         201.00-201.49
                                        0          201.50-201.99
                                        0          202.00-202.49
                                        0          202.50-202.99
                                        160        203.00-203.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
78        121.00-121.49                 232       196.00-196.49
0         121.50-121.99                 0         196.50-196.99
0         122.00-122.49                 0         197.00-197.49
0         122.50-122.99                 0         197.50-197.99
45        123.00-123.49                 164       198.00-198.49
120       123.50-123.99                 0         198.50-198.99
415       124.00-124.49                 275       199.00-199.49
20        124.50-124.99                 0         199.50-199.99
193       125.00-125.49                 40        200.00-200.49
0         125.50-125.99
35        126.00-126.49
0         126.50-126.99
140       127.00-127.49


**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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