5 Area Weekly Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Apr 8, 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, 4/7/2013

Confirmed:  103,738      Week Ago:  102,859        Year Ago:  80,288

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      5,448     1,275-1,580    127.00-130.00   1,458     128.44
65 - 80% Choice      7,702     1,245-1,510    125.00-129.00   1,398     128.38
35 - 65% Choice     14,228     1,150-1,440    127.00-129.00   1,295     128.19
 0 - 35% Choice        100     1,250-1,250    128.00-128.00   1,250     128.00
Total all grades    27,478     1,150-1,580    125.00-130.00   1,356     128.29
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      5,086     1,100-1,460    125.00-130.00   1,319     128.50
65 - 80% Choice      6,428     1,100-1,400    126.00-129.00   1,239     128.31
35 - 65% Choice      7,959     1,070-1,350    127.00-129.00   1,169     128.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    19,473     1,070-1,460    125.00-130.00   1,231     128.23

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      6,676       788-976      202.00-205.00     892     204.57
65 - 80% Choice      7,733       800-977      202.00-205.00     877     204.46
35 - 65% Choice      3,201       701-937      202.00-205.00     835     204.05
 0 - 35% Choice        332       720-797      203.00-204.00     773     203.48
Total all grades    17,942       701-977      202.00-205.00     873     204.41
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      4,139       729-883      203.00-205.00     838     204.31
65 - 80% Choice      4,839       704-950      202.00-205.00     837     203.71
35 - 65% Choice      4,841       669-848      202.00-205.00     724     203.54
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    13,819       669-950      202.00-205.00     797     203.83

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        250     1,400-1,475    128.50-131.00   1,454     130.30
65 - 80% Choice         71     1,400-1,400    129.00-129.00   1,400     129.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       321     1,400-1,475    128.50-131.00   1,442     130.01
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        171     1,200-1,350    125.00-128.50   1,271     126.90
65 - 80% Choice        158     1,250-1,275    128.50-128.50   1,263     128.50
35 - 65% Choice        132     1,250-1,250    127.00-127.00   1,250     127.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       461     1,200-1,350    125.00-128.50   1,262     127.48

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,039       825-992      200.00-204.00     936     202.28
65 - 80% Choice        147       932-932      202.00-202.00     932     202.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,186       825-992      200.00-204.00     935     202.25
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        355       746-874      202.00-204.00     784     203.49
65 - 80% Choice         80       800-800      204.00-204.00     800     204.00
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       435       746-874      202.00-204.00     787     203.59

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          27,478          1,356         128.29
Live FOB Heifer         19,473          1,231         128.23
Dressed Del Steer       17,942            873         204.41
Dressed Del Heifer      13,819            797         203.83

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          25,174          1,378         127.74
Live FOB Heifer         23,872          1,262         127.70
Dressed Del Steer       14,179            891         203.08
Dressed Del Heifer      10,483            818         202.88

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          22,885          1,305         121.91
Live FOB Heifer         26,106          1,206         121.89
Dressed Del Steer       12,362            871         193.39
Dressed Del Heifer       3,855            825         193.52


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
345        125.00-125.49                2,866      202.00-202.49
0          125.50-125.99                508        202.50-202.99
239        126.00-126.49                4,993      203.00-203.49
784        126.50-126.99                43         203.50-203.99
3,245      127.00-127.49                19,676     204.00-204.49
1,388      127.50-127.99                441        204.50-204.99
28,725     128.00-128.49                12,028     205.00-205.49
6,001      128.50-128.99
17,012     129.00-129.49
0          129.50-129.99
477        130.00-130.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
35        125.00-125.49                 220       200.00-200.49
0         125.50-125.99                 0         200.50-200.99
102       126.00-126.49                 35        201.00-201.49
0         126.50-126.99                 0         201.50-201.99
150       127.00-127.49                 655       202.00-202.49
12        127.50-127.99                 70        202.50-202.99
67        128.00-128.49                 0         203.00-203.49
304       128.50-128.99                 0         203.50-203.99
213       129.00-129.49                 695       204.00-204.49
0         129.50-129.99
0         130.00-130.49
0         130.50-130.99
180       131.00-131.49


**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
           816-676-7000    email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
           www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews
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