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USDA-LM: 5 Area Weekly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle

St. Joseph, MO - Mon Dec 4, 2017 - 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, 12/3/2017

Confirmed:  92,304       Week Ago:  73,369         Year Ago:  98,874

                            LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     15,785     1,300-1,600    117.00-122.00   1,494     120.57
65 - 80% Choice     11,743     1,215-1,555    118.00-121.50   1,420     120.61
35 - 65% Choice      7,214     1,200-1,500    118.00-121.00   1,350     120.57
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    34,742     1,200-1,600    117.00-122.00   1,439     120.58
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      6,972     1,200-1,445    119.00-122.00   1,334     120.31
65 - 80% Choice      8,315     1,125-1,450    117.00-121.50   1,268     120.47
35 - 65% Choice      2,172     1,100-1,360    120.00-121.00   1,205     120.73
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    17,459     1,100-1,450    117.00-122.00   1,287     120.44

                        DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice     10,036       811-1,022    187.00-192.00     941     189.91
65 - 80% Choice      4,447       803-986      189.00-190.00     933     189.86
35 - 65% Choice      1,107       898-977      190.00-190.00     929     190.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades    15,590       803-1,022    187.00-192.00     938     189.91
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice      3,944       750-959      188.00-191.00     855     189.82
65 - 80% Choice      1,969       713-905      190.00-190.00     833     190.00
35 - 65% Choice        943       747-803      190.00-190.00     764     190.00
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     6,856       713-959      188.00-191.00     836     189.90

                         LIVE DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice        942     1,325-1,565    118.00-123.00   1,448     121.40
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       942     1,325-1,565    118.00-123.00   1,448     121.40
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice        297     1,275-1,400    118.50-120.50   1,327     119.91
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades       297     1,275-1,400    118.50-120.50   1,327     119.91

                           DRESSED FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds

                     Head         Weight          Price        Avg      Wtd Avg
                     count        Range           Range       Weight     Price
STEERS
Over 80% Choice      1,321       896-984      188.00-192.00     956     191.29
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades     1,321       896-984      188.00-192.00     956     191.29
HEIFERS
Over 80% Choice         78       886-886      192.00-192.00     886     192.00
65 - 80% Choice                     -               -
35 - 65% Choice                     -               -
 0 - 35% Choice                     -               -
Total all grades        78       886-886      192.00-192.00     886     192.00

WEEKLY WEIGHTED AVERAGES
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          34,742          1,439         120.58
Live FOB Heifer         17,459          1,287         120.44
Dressed Del Steer       15,590            938         189.91
Dressed Del Heifer       6,856            836         189.90

SAME PERIOD LAST WEEK
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          26,476          1,425         118.97
Live FOB Heifer         15,853          1,298         119.15
Dressed Del Steer        7,173            937         189.09
Dressed Del Heifer       3,677            852         189.60

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
                     Head Count      Avg Weight     Avg Price
Live FOB Steer          35,134          1,437         114.03
Live FOB Heifer         21,579          1,307         113.89
Dressed Del Steer       17,237            949         174.85
Dressed Del Heifer       9,663            871         174.81


WEEKLY PRICE DISTRIBUTION

Live FOB                                Dressed Delivered
Head       Price                        Head       Price
179        117.00-117.49                120        187.00-187.49
0          117.50-117.99                0          187.50-187.99
828        118.00-118.49                502        188.00-188.49
77         118.50-118.99                0          188.50-188.99
3,421      119.00-119.49                2,378      189.00-189.49
2,416      119.50-119.99                152        189.50-189.99
17,063     120.00-120.49                22,417     190.00-190.49
1,016      120.50-120.99                0          190.50-190.99
34,191     121.00-121.49                610        191.00-191.49
1,243      121.50-121.99                0          191.50-191.99
1,467      122.00-122.49                72         192.00-192.49

Live Delivered                          Dressed FOB
Head      Price                         Head      Price
118       118.00-118.49                 22        188.00-188.49
13        118.50-118.99                 0         188.50-188.99
98        119.00-119.49                 0         189.00-189.49
0         119.50-119.99                 39        189.50-189.99
706       120.00-120.49                 491       190.00-190.49
135       120.50-120.99                 0         190.50-190.99
218       121.00-121.49                 115       191.00-191.49
0         121.50-121.99                 0         191.50-191.99
160       122.00-122.49                 893       192.00-192.49
0         122.50-122.99
364       123.00-123.49


**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 Livestock, Poultry & Grain Market News Division, St. Joseph, MO
        816-676-7000    email:  stjoe.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov
        www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-grain

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