Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle Premiums and Discounts

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Jan 14, 2013    USDA Market News Service

***This report will not be released on Monday, January 21, 2013 as our offices will 
be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  This weekly report 
will be released on Tuesday, January 22.  If you have any questions or concerns, 
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NATIONAL WEEKLY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - PREMIUMS AND DISCOUNTS
For the Week of:  1/14/2013
Value Adjustments
                                    Range      Simple Avg.  Change
Quality:
Prime                            0.00 -  40.00    15.04       0.00
Choice                           0.00 -   0.00     0.00       0.00
Select                         (17.00)-  (8.00)  (11.73)      2.09
Standard                       (40.00)- (18.00)  (24.75)      1.08
CAB                              2.00 -   6.00     3.75       0.00
Dairy - Type                   (55.00)-   0.00    (5.85)     (0.22)
Bullock/Stag                   (55.00)- (15.00)  (29.78)      0.00
Hardbone                       (55.00)- (18.00)  (28.33)      0.42
Dark Cutter                    (56.11)- (20.00)  (34.87)      0.11
Over 30 Months of Age          (35.00)-   0.00   (18.42)      0.09

*Cutability Yield Grade, Fat/Inches
1.0-2.0 < .10"                   0.00 -   8.00     3.58       0.00
2.0-2.5 < .20"                   0.00 -   3.00     1.96       0.00
2.5-3.0 < .40"                   0.00 -   2.50     1.35       0.00
3.0-3.5 < .60"                   0.00 -   0.00     0.00       0.00
3.5-4.0 < .80"                   0.00 -   0.00     0.00       0.00
4.0-5.0 < 1.2"                 (15.00)-  (6.00)  (11.23)      0.00
5.0/up > 1.2"                  (20.00)- (12.00)  (16.46)      0.00

Weight:
400-500 lbs                    (40.00)- (15.00)  (26.07)      0.00
500-550 lbs                    (25.00)- (12.00)  (18.14)      0.00
550-600 lbs                    (20.00)-   0.00    (7.21)      0.00
600-900 lbs                    (15.00)-   0.00     0.00       0.00
900-950 lbs                    (15.00)-   0.00    (1.07)      0.00
950-1000 lbs                   (25.00)-   0.00    (3.04)      0.00
over 1000 lbs                  (50.00)- (15.00)  (21.15)      0.00


Based on individual packer's quality, cutability, and weight buying
programs. Values reflect adjustments to base prices, dollars per cwt.,
on a carcass basis.

* If yield grades are not available, yield differentials may be based on
fat at 12th rib using a constant of average ribeye area and muscling for
carcass weight and KPH. Superior or inferior muscling may adjust lean
yield.

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
         816-238-0678            email:  stjoe.lgmn@usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_ct155.txt

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