National Weekly Direct Slaughter Cattle - Premiums and Discounts
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St. Joseph, MO    Mon Apr 16, 2018    USDA Market News Service

NATIONAL WEEKLY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - PREMIUMS AND DISCOUNTS
For the Week of:  4/16/2018
Value Adjustments
                                    Range      Simple Avg. Change
Quality:
Prime                            0.00 -  30.00    12.23    (0.14)
Choice                           0.00 -   0.00     0.00     0.00
Select                         (13.00)-   2.00   (11.55)   (0.37)
Standard                       (63.00)- (10.00)  (29.57)   (0.14)
CAB                              2.00 -   6.00     3.56    (0.33)
All Natural                     22.00 -  50.00    29.80     0.00
NHTC                            16.00 -  23.00    19.88     0.00
Dairy - Type                   (14.00)-   0.00    (2.67)    0.00
Bullock/Stag                   (55.00)- (15.00)  (34.50)    0.00
Hardbone                       (63.00)- (20.00)  (37.08)   (1.54)
Dark Cutter                    (55.00)- (20.00)  (35.25)   (0.25)
Over 30 Months of Age          (40.00)-   0.00   (16.92)   (0.23)

*Cutability Yield Grade, Fat/Inches
1.0-2.0 < .10"                   0.00 -   8.00     3.71     0.00
2.0-2.5 < .20"                   0.00 -   5.00     2.00     0.00
2.5-3.0 < .40"                   0.00 -   5.00     1.64     0.00
3.0-3.5 < .60"                   0.00 -   0.00     0.00     0.00
3.5-4.0 < .80"                   0.00 -   0.00     0.00     0.00
4.0-5.0 < 1.2"                 (15.00)-  (5.00)  (10.71)    0.00
5.0/up > 1.2"                  (20.00)- (10.00)  (17.07)    0.00

Weight:
400-500 lbs                    (40.00)-   0.00   (30.71)    0.00
500-550 lbs                    (40.00)-   0.00   (21.80)    0.00
550-600 lbs                    (20.00)-   0.00    (8.13)    0.00
600-900 lbs                      0.00 -   0.00     0.00     0.00
900-1000 lbs                   (15.00)-   0.00    (2.00)    0.00
1000-1050 lbs                  (20.00)-   0.00    (7.00)    0.00
over 1050 lbs                  (50.00)-  (5.00)  (23.67)    0.00


Based on individual packer's quality, cutability, and weight buying
programs. Values reflect adjustments to base prices, dollars per cwt.,
on a carcass basis.

* If yield grades are not available, yield differentials may be based on
fat at 12th rib using a constant of average ribeye area and muscling for
carcass weight and KPH. Superior or inferior muscling may adjust lean
yield.

Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division, St Joseph, MO
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