Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle - Formulated and Forward Contract - Domestic

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St Joseph, MO    Mon, May 07, 2012    USDA Market News Service

NATIONAL WEEKLY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE REPORT - FORMULATED AND FORWARD CONTRACT
For Cattle Price During The Week Ending Sunday, 05/06/2012

                               DOMESTIC CATTLE ONLY

                        Dressed:  Live:   Total: Total Week Ago: Total Year Ago:
Formula Net:            168,242  46,085  214,327       206,069        201,308
Negotiated Grid Net:     24,063   7,572   31,635        29,853         32,078
Forward Contract Net:    55,945   9,410   65,355        68,004         67,010

                           FORMULA NET:  Dressed Basis

                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net
                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price
STEER
Over 80% Choice   16,903     64.0     698-995       858   183.91-232.94   196.77
65 - 80% Choice   20,551     64.5     671-964       857   179.85-215.78   194.48
35 - 65% Choice   43,705     64.9     688-958       848   169.84-209.12   192.16
 0 - 35% Choice    7,230     64.6     631-924       801   171.90-199.73   189.44
HEIFER
Over 80% Choice    9,864     64.2     632-936       788   186.85-233.83   197.54
65 - 80% Choice   16,735     64.3     673-888       763   178.03-206.37   193.28
35 - 65% Choice   14,812     64.8     661-898       765   176.59-204.87   192.70
 0 - 35% Choice    1,204     63.9     667-784       712   187.96-204.03   197.86
MIXED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice    5,200     62.7     646-922       791   186.97-233.03   198.76
65 - 80% Choice    3,031     62.5     660-950       790   174.72-216.12   193.14
35 - 65% Choice    2,017     62.8     683-928       785   181.72-200.63   194.68
 0 - 35% Choice      467     64.4     703-905       777   169.20-195.27   180.73
ALL STEERS & HEIFERS
                 141,719     64.4     631-995       819   169.20-233.83   193.78
MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW
Over 80% Choice    2,124     64.6     667-880       820   190.37-229.28   201.95
65 - 80% Choice    4,774     65.3     620-881       796   175.63-201.80   192.90
35 - 65% Choice    2,963     65.4     616-901       779   172.12-197.82   189.42
 0 - 35% Choice    1,019     65.1     682-826       745   180.12-189.01   185.02
DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice    3,052     60.7     605-915       827   168.14-200.90   190.09
65 - 80% Choice    6,804     61.4     697-928       847   167.54-197.04   189.36
35 - 65% Choice    4,946     61.7     729-938       844   168.05-200.01   188.38
 0 - 35% Choice      841     61.5     648-884       826   175.05-187.67   184.35

                            FORMULA NET:  Live Basis

                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net
                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price
STEER
Over 80% Choice    3,521     63.7   1,145-1,500   1,303   108.00-148.20   126.64
65 - 80% Choice    3,998     63.7   1,080-1,375   1,275   116.00-137.19   122.21
35 - 65% Choice   15,223     63.9   1,050-1,425   1,278   115.86-129.06   120.69
 0 - 35% Choice    1,342     63.8   1,230-1,400   1,289   117.65-122.50   119.92
HEIFER
Over 80% Choice    2,361     63.4   1,080-1,335   1,177   121.00-145.78   128.29
65 - 80% Choice    4,643     63.6     963-1,300   1,151   116.00-132.28   120.50
35 - 65% Choice    8,513     63.6   1,029-1,300   1,164   114.00-127.37   119.97
 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -
MIXED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice      578     63.9   1,194-1,358   1,236   114.85-144.74   120.10
65 - 80% Choice      800     63.4   1,160-1,400   1,274   119.30-122.00   120.80
35 - 65% Choice    1,433     63.1   1,050-1,340   1,173   119.00-132.15   120.23
 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -
ALL STEERS & HEIFERS
                  42,412     63.7     963-1,500   1,234   108.00-148.20   121.54
MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW
  No Reportable Trade.
DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice      354     60.1   1,300-1,502   1,390   108.00-116.96   111.45
65 - 80% Choice      700     60.8   1,250-1,400   1,342   110.00-116.58   113.14
35 - 65% Choice    2,619     60.8   1,250-1,375   1,331   110.00-116.94   113.23
 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -

                       NEGOTIATED GRID NET:  Dressed Basis

                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net
                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price
STEER
Over 80% Choice    1,340     63.1     644-982       827   182.39-206.33   197.17
65 - 80% Choice    1,971     63.5     727-900       804   181.16-199.84   193.36
35 - 65% Choice    3,805     64.5     612-877       806   182.97-199.76   187.56
 0 - 35% Choice    1,249     64.1     697-857       751   182.48-198.48   186.54
HEIFER
Over 80% Choice      646     62.7     631-835       753   184.24-205.35   196.62
65 - 80% Choice    2,022     63.3     724-867       780   189.42-200.11   198.65
35 - 65% Choice      848     62.8     601-869       730   181.13-199.62   191.53
 0 - 35% Choice      664     62.5     621-1,003     833   167.10-185.02   175.56
MIXED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice    1,624     62.9     667-936       787   186.22-204.69   195.56
65 - 80% Choice      935     62.2     633-852       764   179.38-199.67   194.24
35 - 65% Choice    1,522     62.8     609-928       782   170.02-198.00   188.31
 0 - 35% Choice      868     63.0     619-883       797   171.12-194.35   183.55
ALL STEERS & HEIFERS
                  17,494     63.4     601-1,003     789   167.10-206.33   191.20
MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW
Over 80% Choice      488     62.8     646-941       791   185.06-197.20   192.40
65 - 80% Choice      575     61.9     693-890       781   181.70-197.50   188.56
35 - 65% Choice    1,487     60.6     737-1,006     863   161.02-197.18   184.00
 0 - 35% Choice      655     58.8     632-1,039     857   159.63-191.92   177.89
DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice    1,902     60.3     646-952       826   178.85-197.90   187.22
65 - 80% Choice      475     59.9     682-934       815   175.76-190.13   183.72
35 - 65% Choice      875     59.9     642-881       789   159.67-197.39   184.46
 0 - 35% Choice      112     59.6     731-844       791   172.82-190.00   182.38

                        NEGOTIATED GRID NET:  Live Basis

                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net
                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price
STEER
Over 80% Choice      992     63.3   1,215-1,491   1,385   119.35-125.74   122.80
65 - 80% Choice      130     62.7   1,223-1,347   1,305   125.04-126.40   125.94
35 - 65% Choice      621     62.6   1,071-1,189   1,150   115.25-117.90   116.90
 0 - 35% Choice       94     62.7   1,033-1,033   1,033   116.58-116.58   116.58
HEIFER
Over 80% Choice      112     62.6   1,240-1,364   1,294   123.00-145.36   132.78
65 - 80% Choice      196     62.7   1,150-1,336   1,218   116.38-126.00   122.63
35 - 65% Choice      109     63.5   1,071-1,259   1,189   117.73-119.17   118.22
 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -
MIXED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice      174     62.6   1,086-1,325   1,251   117.70-125.74   123.18
65 - 80% Choice    1,056     62.8   1,029-1,300   1,208   109.61-126.16   123.84
35 - 65% Choice    1,739     62.5     959-1,316   1,109   109.76-125.02   116.63
 0 - 35% Choice    1,511     62.8   1,022-1,515   1,200   109.84-122.00   118.64
ALL STEERS & HEIFERS
                   6,734     62.8     959-1,515   1,204   109.61-145.36   119.96
MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW
  No Reportable Trade.
DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice      285     59.3   1,216-1,464   1,333   105.67-115.00   111.25
65 - 80% Choice      326     60.3   1,220-1,445   1,333   110.63-116.73   113.52
35 - 65% Choice      227     59.3   1,323-1,368   1,358   111.11-111.42   111.35
 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -

                      FORWARD CONTRACT NET:  Dressed Basis

                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net
                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price
STEER
Over 80% Choice    6,433     62.9     675-939       845   176.89-213.56   200.36
65 - 80% Choice    4,493     63.6     680-965       851   180.17-209.38   200.61
35 - 65% Choice    5,920     63.5     600-926       804   185.26-210.01   200.44
 0 - 35% Choice    2,471     62.6     673-887       775   182.22-217.23   202.75
HEIFER
Over 80% Choice    4,893     63.8     683-888       819   190.83-213.36   201.14
65 - 80% Choice    6,394     63.9     670-926       778   193.75-206.12   201.22
35 - 65% Choice    4,715     63.7     651-838       715   180.25-208.76   198.78
 0 - 35% Choice    1,290     64.2     662-786       703   197.50-205.41   202.39
MIXED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice    1,797     63.8     722-915       848   189.53-205.19   198.50
65 - 80% Choice      678     63.0     670-876       801   185.45-208.02   196.48
35 - 65% Choice    1,562     63.9     702-866       792   182.58-207.78   198.00
 0 - 35% Choice      138     64.4     719-791       748   188.09-202.87   190.77
ALL STEERS & HEIFERS
                  40,784     63.5     600-965       799   176.89-217.23   200.38
MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW
Over 80% Choice      500     64.1     792-820       810   198.42-200.54   199.79
65 - 80% Choice      379     64.7     743-822       798   189.11-199.66   195.72
35 - 65% Choice      387     63.5     660-774       709   192.87-198.33   196.87
 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -
DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice    7,074     60.8     685-961       824   177.09-216.09   193.10
65 - 80% Choice    3,002     61.2     680-925       833   158.94-204.49   189.28
35 - 65% Choice    3,639     61.0     662-883       801   159.66-203.63   187.06
 0 - 35% Choice      180     59.7     667-802       738   162.29-193.19   174.21

                        FORWARD CONTRACT NET:  Live Basis

                  Head    Wtd Avg       Weight     Avg       Price       Avg Net
                  Count  Dress Pct      Range       Wt       Range        Price
STEER
Over 80% Choice    1,512     63.1   1,228-1,420   1,349   123.72-141.50   129.12
65 - 80% Choice    1,275     63.6   1,296-1,456   1,354   123.50-130.00   126.41
35 - 65% Choice    2,133     64.0   1,175-1,400   1,288   117.87-130.90   124.75
 0 - 35% Choice      537     62.8   1,250-1,300   1,290   128.15-128.15   128.15
HEIFER
Over 80% Choice      172     63.1   1,175-1,250   1,228   118.95-129.00   125.75
65 - 80% Choice      742     63.2   1,083-1,350   1,163   124.65-130.90   127.18
35 - 65% Choice      505     63.6   1,125-1,160   1,139   123.25-130.00   126.13
 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -
MIXED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice      232     63.5   1,256-1,325   1,285   126.56-127.54   127.14
65 - 80% Choice      319     63.3   1,289-1,344   1,332   122.00-127.84   123.12
35 - 65% Choice      254     63.7   1,179-1,250   1,194   125.30-125.42   125.33
 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -
ALL STEERS & HEIFERS
                   7,681     63.5   1,083-1,456   1,287   117.87-141.50   126.49
MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW
Over 80% Choice      148     63.6   1,247-1,306   1,263   125.91-127.85   126.89
65 - 80% Choice                          -                      -
35 - 65% Choice      602     62.8   1,193-1,308   1,226   124.12-127.00   125.61
 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -
DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice       16     61.0   1,300-1,300   1,300   116.40-116.40   116.40
65 - 80% Choice      806     61.6   1,325-1,335   1,331   109.15-124.10   116.30
35 - 65% Choice      157     57.0   1,250-1,250   1,250   126.65-126.65   126.65
 0 - 35% Choice                          -                      -

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REGIONAL SECTION:
                      ALL STEERS AND HEIFERS (BEEF BREEDS)
                             FORMULA: Dressed Basis
                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week
                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago
TX/OK/NM                50,124    40,722        802    190.13    191.01
KANSAS                  29,938    31,958        829    193.49    193.48
NEBRASKA                29,413    26,504        845    197.91    198.97
COLORADO                12,041    16,661        825    197.79    196.60
WESTERN CORNBELT         3,006     7,837        824    198.01    199.93
 TOTAL 5-AREA          123,872   123,208        822    193.68    194.65
N.CENTRAL/E.MT           6,134     4,802        796    198.64    204.08
WESTERN STATES          10,915    11,990        811    191.88    193.45
EASTERN CORNBELT           148       333        852    194.10    198.18
NORTHEASTERN STATE

                               FORMULA: Live Basis
                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week
                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago
TX/OK/NM                26,686    21,322      1,205    120.36    122.45
KANSAS                  10,285     9,193      1,272    122.31    124.21
NEBRASKA                 3,612     6,017      1,289    127.10    129.56
COLORADO                   130       197      1,155    118.21    123.38
WESTERN CORNBELT           964       889      1,364    123.93    126.96
 TOTAL 5-AREA           41,677    37,618      1,232    121.50    124.13
N.CENTRAL/E.MT             354       319      1,307    128.15    137.84
WESTERN STATES             381       822      1,300    119.65    120.94
EASTERN CORNBELT
NORTHEASTERN STATE

                             CONTRACT: Dressed Basis
                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week
                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago
TX/OK/NM                 8,356    12,537        732    201.21    200.74
KANSAS                   5,615     5,480        761    198.73    200.06
NEBRASKA                13,887    11,257        846    201.66    200.33
COLORADO                 5,011     8,972        819    202.26    201.16
WESTERN CORNBELT         2,963     2,528        791    197.15    199.89
 TOTAL 5-AREA           35,746    40,703        798    200.81    200.59
N.CENTRAL/E.MT             610       419        822    198.38    202.25
WESTERN STATES           1,947     2,387        816    200.31    201.54
EASTERN CORNBELT         1,326       291        805    192.31    194.35
NORTHEASTERN STATE       1,069       703        797    197.52    196.36

                              CONTRACT: Live Basis
                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week
                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago
TX/OK/NM                 1,779       665      1,245    124.84    127.66
KANSAS                     864     2,749      1,251    128.76    127.08
NEBRASKA                 1,266     1,771      1,326    128.10    129.41
COLORADO                   551       432      1,265    121.19    121.61
WESTERN CORNBELT         2,089     1,915      1,313    126.59    126.88
 TOTAL 5-AREA            6,549     7,494      1,285    126.24    127.33
N.CENTRAL/E.MT             259       296      1,314    130.30    129.03
WESTERN STATES             765       880      1,290    127.55    126.46
EASTERN CORNBELT           108       305      1,309    125.27    126.40
NORTHEASTERN STATE                   111                         127.14

                         NEGOTIATED GRID: Dressed Basis
                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week
                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago
TX/OK/NM                 6,905     4,958        773    186.28    186.50
KANSAS                     865       354        737    187.79    187.97
NEBRASKA                 3,417     5,442        807    199.07    198.00
COLORADO                   207        73        828    187.13    189.99
WESTERN CORNBELT         2,552     2,723        821    191.41    197.13
 TOTAL 5-AREA           13,910    13,244        788    190.44    193.24
N.CENTRAL/E.MT             264       651        805    195.40    196.91
WESTERN STATES                        37                         187.63
EASTERN CORNBELT         1,976     1,841        787    193.51    195.01
NORTHEASTERN STATE       1,038       814        810    194.97    196.30

                           NEGOTIATED GRID: Live Basis
                          Head       Week     Avg   Avg     Week
                          Count      Ago      Weight   Price  Ago
TX/OK/NM                 4,173     4,915      1,148    117.13    117.33
KANSAS                      72                1,250    117.73
NEBRASKA                 1,011     1,031      1,401    124.40    123.96
COLORADO                   107                1,233    123.84
WESTERN CORNBELT         1,134       540      1,230    125.42    121.96
 TOTAL 5-AREA            6,497     6,486      1,204    119.82    118.77
N.CENTRAL/E.MT
WESTERN STATES
EASTERN CORNBELT           237        33      1,191    123.80    122.50
NORTHEASTERN STATE


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Regional Breakdown:
  WESTERN CORNBELT - IA,MN,MO.
  TOTAL 5-AREA - CO,IA,KS,MN,NE,NM,OK,TX
  N.CENTRAL/E.MT - MT,ND,SD,WY.
  WESTERN STATES - AZ,CA,ID,NV,OR,UT,WA.
  EASTERN CORNBELT - IL,IN,KY,MI,WI.
  NORTHEASTERN STATES - CT,DE,MA,MD,ME,NH,NJ,NY,OH,PA,RI,WV,VA,VT.
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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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