5 Area Annual Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle - Negotiated
USDA - Wed Jan 03, 2:53PM CST
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St Joseph, MO     Wed Jan 3, 2018    USDA Market News Service

5 AREA YEARLY WEIGHTED AVERAGE DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED
Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico; Kansas; Nebraska; Colorado; Iowa/Minnesota feedlots
(Includes all transactions regardless of delivery day)
Recap for:  2017

Confirmed: 4,872,899    Year 2016: 4,576,913      Year 2015: 3,455,984

                              LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds
                        Head        Weight         Price       Avg     Avg
                        Count        Range         Range       Weight  Price

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice      845,341    1,150-1,665    102.00-149.00  1,454   120.31
 65 - 80% Choice      784,314    1,120-1,622    103.00-147.00  1,389   122.85
 35 - 65% Choice      235,130    1,100-1,600    103.00-146.50  1,313   123.13
  0 - 35% Choice          737    1,225-1,400    118.00-146.00  1,317   127.86
 Total all grades   1,865,522    1,100-1,665    102.00-149.00  1,409   121.74
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice      494,788    1,050-1,570    103.00-147.00  1,309   120.65
 65 - 80% Choice      404,560    1,040-1,575    103.00-147.00  1,251   122.87
 35 - 65% Choice       86,001    1,000-1,451    102.00-147.00  1,194   123.25
  0 - 35% Choice          168    1,300-1,330    110.50-117.00  1,323   112.05
 Total all grades     985,517    1,000-1,575    102.00-147.00  1,275   121.79

                          DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds
                        Head        Weight         Price       Avg     Avg
                        Count        Range         Range       Weight  Price

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice      400,361      720-1,047    163.00-232.00   920    191.29
 65 - 80% Choice      302,823      682-1,064    163.00-232.00   895    197.42
 35 - 65% Choice       32,719      727-992      164.00-230.00   865    201.51
  0 - 35% Choice          653      844-945      167.00-215.00   885    194.80
 Total all grades     736,556      682-1,064    163.00-232.00   907    194.27
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice      205,649      648-1,024    163.00-232.00   833    190.32
 65 - 80% Choice      118,867      677-953      164.00-232.00   829    196.13
 35 - 65% Choice        6,929      682-960      167.00-230.00   779    198.62
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades     331,445      648-1,024    163.00-232.00   831    192.57


YEAR 2017               Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer            1,865,522      1,409.00      $121.74
Live    Heifer             985,517      1,275.40      $121.79
Dressed Steer              736,556        907.20      $194.27
Dressed Heifer             331,445        830.60      $192.57

YEAR 2016               Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer            1,538,629      1,432.40      $119.58
Live    Heifer             862,990      1,298.80      $120.17
Dressed Steer              883,507        922.30      $190.79
Dressed Heifer             423,046        839.80      $191.78

YEAR 2015               Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              969,266      1,433.60      $147.19
Live    Heifer             532,817      1,296.40      $147.32
Dressed Steer              776,396        929.30      $232.54
Dressed Heifer             371,291        839.50      $230.73


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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