Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle - Formulated and Forward Contract - Import

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon, Mar 25, 2013    USDA Market News Service

NATIONAL WEEKLY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE REPORT - FORMULATED AND FORWARD CONTRACT
For Cattle Price During The Week Ending Sunday, 03/24/2013

                              IMPORTED CATTLE ONLY

                       Dressed:   Live:  Total:  Total Week Ago: Total Year Ago:
Formula Net:              3,328    none   3,328         2,709          2,674
Negotiated Grid Net:        483    none     483           613          2,295
Forward Contract Net:     7,307    none   7,307         7,045          5,399
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                          FORMULA NET:  Dressed Basis

                   Head    Wtd Avg     Weight     Avg        Price           Avg
                  Count  Dress Pct     Range       Wt        Range         Price
STEER
Over 80% Choice      124    61.3    854-965       888    195.00-200.00    198.47
65 - 80% Choice      291    62.3    864-954       908    195.34-196.91    196.37
35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
HEIFER
Over 80% Choice       47    61.2    734-734       734    200.13-200.13    200.13
65 - 80% Choice      786    63.5    857-945       893    193.00-201.51    195.38
35 - 65% Choice       48    61.3    729-729       729    199.57-199.57    199.57
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
MIXED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice       42    60.6    842-842       842    201.86-201.86    201.86
65 - 80% Choice                        -                       -
35 - 65% Choice       50    59.9    684-684       684    203.13-203.13    203.13
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
ALL STEERS & HEIFERS
                   1,388    62.7    684-965       875    193.00-203.13    196.64
MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW
Over 80% Choice      452    63.0    769-979       906    190.57-204.12    196.08
65 - 80% Choice      817    62.4    766-934       835    191.97-203.68    197.85
35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice                        -                       -
65 - 80% Choice      415    60.3    851-908       873    192.46-193.44    192.83
35 - 65% Choice      256    59.9    833-833       833    195.15-195.15    195.15
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
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                            FORMULA NET:  Live Basis
  No Reportable Trade.
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                      NEGOTIATED GRID NET:  Dressed Basis

                   Head    Wtd Avg     Weight     Avg        Price           Avg
                  Count  Dress Pct     Range       Wt        Range         Price
STEER
Over 80% Choice      105    62.8    888-966       931    200.76-205.40    202.28
65 - 80% Choice                        -                       -
35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
HEIFER
Over 80% Choice       30    63.1    857-857       857    200.32-200.32    200.32
65 - 80% Choice                        -                       -
35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
MIXED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice                        -                       -
65 - 80% Choice       34    61.3    771-771       771    203.98-203.98    203.98
35 - 65% Choice       36    61.3    765-765       765    205.30-205.30    205.30
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
ALL STEERS & HEIFERS
                     205    62.3    765-966       865    200.32-205.40    202.81
MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW
Over 80% Choice      200    62.1    753-839       820    203.30-204.96    203.67
65 - 80% Choice                        -                       -
35 - 65% Choice       78    65.2    970-970       970    195.15-195.15    195.15
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER
  No Reportable Trade.
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                        NEGOTIATED GRID NET:  Live Basis
  No Reportable Trade.
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                      FORWARD CONTRACT NET:  Dressed Basis

                   Head    Wtd Avg     Weight     Avg        Price           Avg
                  Count  Dress Pct     Range       Wt        Range         Price
STEER
Over 80% Choice      241    63.1    847-964       912    208.35-218.92    212.84
65 - 80% Choice      462    63.0    896-979       941    203.48-211.93    208.94
35 - 65% Choice      658    62.3    786-955       884    196.46-216.83    211.46
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
HEIFER
Over 80% Choice       96    60.8    744-744       744    201.57-201.57    201.57
65 - 80% Choice      515    62.7    847-899       871    211.03-214.31    212.52
35 - 65% Choice      769    63.5    865-879       871    205.16-216.79    210.56
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
MIXED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice    1,621    61.9    823-961       898    201.01-216.87    209.04
65 - 80% Choice    1,247    62.7    823-959       896    198.12-217.30    210.69
35 - 65% Choice    1,548    62.8    778-947       854    210.87-220.71    215.67
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
ALL STEERS & HEIFERS
                   7,157    62.6    744-979       883    196.46-220.71    211.42
MIXED STEER/HEIFER/COW
Over 80% Choice                        -                       -
65 - 80% Choice       24    60.4    728-728       728    199.01-199.01    199.01
35 - 65% Choice                        -                       -
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
DAIRYBRED STEER/HEIFER
Over 80% Choice                        -                       -
65 - 80% Choice       82    58.7    790-790       790    197.98-197.98    197.98
35 - 65% Choice       44    59.9    783-783       783    193.82-193.82    193.82
 0 - 35% Choice                        -                       -
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                       FORWARD CONTRACT NET:  Live Basis
  No Reportable Trade.
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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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