Colorado Annual Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle Report - Negotiated Pur
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St Joseph, MO    Wed Jan 3, 2018     USDA Market News

COLORADO YEARLY WEIGHTED AVERAGE CATTLE REPORT - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES
(Includes all transactions regardless of delivery day)
Recap for:  2017

Confirmed:   270,966        Year 2016:  209,680         Year 2015:  110,455

                             LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds
                          Head        Weight    Wtd Avg    Price    Wtd Avg
                          Count       Range     Weight     Range    Price
STEERS
 Over 80% Choice        54,715    1,225-1,650    1,481  104.00-145.00     120.76
 65 - 80% Choice        76,608    1,175-1,622    1,418  104.00-147.00     121.27
 35 - 65% Choice        16,205    1,150-1,500    1,361  105.00-145.00     120.90
  0 - 35% Choice                       -                      -
 Total all grades      147,528    1,150-1,650    1,435  104.00-147.00     121.04

HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice        47,611    1,066-1,481    1,318  105.00-140.00     120.52
 65 - 80% Choice        38,098    1,100-1,459    1,278  104.00-147.00     121.01
 35 - 65% Choice         4,987    1,025-1,450    1,170  107.00-146.00     131.02
  0 - 35% Choice                       -                      -
 Total all grades       90,696    1,025-1,481    1,293  104.00-147.00     121.30

                        DRESSED DELIEVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds
                          Head        Weight    Wtd Avg    Price    Wtd Avg
                          Count       Range     Weight     Range    Price
STEERS
 Over 80% Choice         1,832      772-1,015     947   165.00-204.00     192.33
 65 - 80% Choice         1,940      819-961       899   166.00-205.00     183.39
 35 - 65% Choice                       -                      -
  0 - 35% Choice                       -                      -
 Total all grades        3,772      772-1,015     922   165.00-205.00     187.73

HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice         4,729      768-914       791   170.00-225.00     193.97
 65 - 80% Choice         3,256      734-839       797   165.00-218.00     190.57
 35 - 65% Choice           139      753-753       753   197.00-197.00     197.00
  0 - 35% Choice                       -                      -
 Total all grades        8,124      734-914       793   165.00-225.00     192.66

YEAR 2017                 Head Count     Avg Weight     Avg Price
 Live    Steer              147,528       1,434.80       $121.04
 Live    Heifer              90,696       1,293.00       $121.30
 Dressed Steer                3,772         922.40       $187.73
 Dressed Heifer               8,124         792.50       $192.66

YEAR 2016                 Head Count     Avg Weight     Avg Price
 Live    Steer              107,003       1,443.50       $119.40
 Live    Heifer              67,563       1,312.20       $120.36
 Dressed Steer                8,750         924.10       $182.65
 Dressed Heifer               5,876         814.00       $189.66

YEAR 2015                 Head Count     Avg Weight     Avg Price
 Live    Steer               51,293       1,431.50       $147.78
 Live    Heifer              36,014       1,309.40       $146.90
 Dressed Steer                  965         903.30       $229.71
 Dressed Heifer               2,060         812.90       $234.94

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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