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

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

Confirmed:    1,955,997     Year 2016:  1,929,870       Year 2015: 1,502,288

                              LIVE FOB BASIS - Beef Breeds
                           Head      Weight      Wtd Avg      Price      Wtd Avg
                           Count     Range       Weight       Range      Price
STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       398,437    1,200-1,665     1,467   104.00-147.00  120.45
 65 - 80% Choice       274,903    1,150-1,600     1,419   104.00-147.00  122.78
 35 - 65% Choice        22,147    1,150-1,500     1,317   105.00-145.00  122.37
  0 - 35% Choice                       -                        -
 Total all grades      695,487    1,150-1,665     1,443   104.00-147.00  121.43
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       238,691    1,050-1,570     1,331   103.00-147.00  121.09
 65 - 80% Choice        95,486    1,100-1,575     1,289   105.00-147.00  123.83
 35 - 65% Choice         3,132    1,050-1,375     1,234   110.00-147.00  127.24
  0 - 35% Choice           128    1,330-1,330     1,330   110.50-110.50  110.50
 Total all grades      337,437    1,050-1,575     1,318   103.00-147.00  121.92

                          DRESSED DELIVERED BASIS - Beef Breeds
                           Head      Weight      Wtd Avg      Price      Wtd Avg
                           Count     Range       Weight       Range      Price
STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       203,634      732-1,037      921    163.00-232.00  191.40
 65 - 80% Choice       199,093      682-1,064      891    163.00-232.00  196.32
 35 - 65% Choice        24,236      727-992        866    165.00-230.00  199.29
  0 - 35% Choice           489      882-884        883    188.00-200.00  196.86
 Total all grades      427,452      682-1,064      904    163.00-232.00  194.14
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       116,909      682-1,024      838    163.00-232.00  189.64
 65 - 80% Choice        72,232      688-953        822    165.00-232.00  196.50
 35 - 65% Choice         6,169      682-960        780    167.00-230.00  196.91
  0 - 35% Choice                       -                        -
 Total all grades      195,310      682-1,024      830    163.00-232.00  192.41

YEAR 2017                  Head Count    Avg Weight     Avg Price
 Live    Steer                695,487     1,442.90       $121.43
 Live    Heifer               337,437     1,317.90       $121.92
 Dressed Steer                427,452       903.50       $194.14
 Dressed Heifer               195,310       830.00       $192.41

YEAR 2016                  Head Count    Avg Weight     Avg Price
 Live    Steer                558,192     1,460.50       $117.74
 Live    Heifer               290,587     1,345.00       $119.69
 Dressed Steer                525,163       916.30       $191.21
 Dressed Heifer               251,327       839.70       $191.98

YEAR 2015                  Head Count    Avg Weight     Avg Price
 Live    Steer                330,434     1,444.20       $148.71
 Live    Heifer               209,273     1,328.30       $148.08
 Dressed Steer                471,581       926.20       $233.21
 Dressed Heifer               203,336       848.40       $230.67

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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