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USDA-NW: National Str & Hfr Estimated Grading Percent

Des Moines, Iowa - Mon Dec 04, 2017 - USDA Market News


USDA NATIONAL STEER & HEIFER ESTIMATED GRADING PERCENT REPORT
  For Week Ending:     11/24/2017


National, Regional, and State Breakdown of Official USDA Quality Grades.
Percentages derived from each category numerical total, divided by the total
number offered for USDA quality grading in each corresponding area.

              National     Region     Region     Region     Region
                              1-5           6       7-8       9-10
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Prime             7.34%     15.31%      2.09%      7.67%      7.01%
Choice           70.03%     69.16%     64.12%     71.40%     73.54%
Select           18.10%      9.49%     30.03%     16.40%     15.00%
Other             4.53%      6.04%      3.76%      4.53%      4.45%
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              Nebraska     Kansas      Texas
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Prime             9.10%      4.89%      2.09%
Choice           71.58%     71.47%     64.12%
Select           13.41%     20.81%     30.03%
Other             5.90%      2.82%      3.76%
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National USDA Certified Beef Program Information
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Percentage of the Choice Grade USDA Certified in the Upper 2/3rd:       28.87%
Percentage of cattle offered under Schedule GLA identified:             65.61%
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States included in regions are as follows:  1- CT, ME, NH, VT, MA, & RI; 2-
NY & NJ; 3- DE, MD, PA, WV, & VA; 4- AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, & TN; 5- IL,
IN, MI, MN, OH, & WI; 6- AR, LA, NM, OK, & TX; 7- IA, KS, MO, & NE; 8- CO,
MT, ND, SD, UT, & WY; 9- AZ, CA, HI & NV; 10- AK, ID, OR, & WA.
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Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
        Jeff Peterson/Sarah Parks  515-284-4460  Desm.LPGMN@ams.usda.gov
        24 Hour recorded market information 515-284-4830
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/NW_LS196.txt
        www.ams.usda.gov/LPSMarketNewsPage


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