5 Area Monthly Weighted Average Direct Slaughter - Negotiated
USDA - Tue Dec 04, 2:09PM CST
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St Joseph, MO     Tue Dec 4, 2018    USDA Market News Service

5 AREA MONTHLY 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:  November 2018

Confirmed: 480,759      Last Month: 427,963        Last Year:  448,123

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice      124,324    1,250-1,675    109.00-118.50  1,502   114.70
 65 - 80% Choice       65,057    1,200-1,600    111.00-118.50  1,433   115.56
 35 - 65% Choice       11,879    1,200-1,500    114.00-118.50  1,325   115.64
  0 - 35% Choice          282    1,250-1,450    114.00-118.00  1,346   116.94
 Total all grades     201,542    1,200-1,675    109.00-118.50  1,469   115.04
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       59,302    1,150-1,500    110.00-118.50  1,340   114.81
 65 - 80% Choice       29,789    1,075-1,500    112.00-118.00  1,263   115.72
 35 - 65% Choice        5,116    1,050-1,350    112.00-118.50  1,225   116.48
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      94,207    1,050-1,500    110.00-118.50  1,310   115.19

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

STEERS
 Over 80% Choice       56,096      819-1,068    174.00-185.00   960    180.04
 65 - 80% Choice       11,663      806-1,054    176.00-185.00   928    181.19
 35 - 65% Choice           75      895-895      176.00-176.00   895    176.00
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      67,834      806-1,068    174.00-185.00   955    180.24
HEIFERS
 Over 80% Choice       22,468      699-960      176.00-185.00   858    180.97
 65 - 80% Choice        5,628      702-892      177.00-185.00   823    180.39
 35 - 65% Choice                      -               -
  0 - 35% Choice                      -               -
 Total all grades      28,096      699-960      176.00-185.00   851    180.86


MONTHLY ACCUMULATED     Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              201,542      1,469.10      $115.04
Live    Heifer              94,207      1,309.60      $115.19
Dressed Steer               67,834        954.60      $180.24
Dressed Heifer              28,096        850.60      $180.86

SAME PERIOD LAST MONTH  Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              151,654      1,470.80      $111.55
Live    Heifer              77,729      1,321.70      $111.95
Dressed Steer               83,041        950.60      $175.55
Dressed Heifer              35,710        847.70      $175.33

SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR   Head Count    Avg Weight    Avg Price
Live    Steer              176,766      1,444.90      $121.37
Live    Heifer             103,296      1,292.60      $121.49
Dressed Steer               49,887        937.10      $190.67
Dressed Heifer              23,635        845.90      $190.56


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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