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High Plains weighted average direct slaughter cattle sales for the week ending Jan. 18 totaled 170,863 head, compared to 132,230 head last week and 164,520 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, Mo.

The report was based on sales in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa and Minnesota feedlots.

Steers: Live FOB basis, over 80% Choice, 1,977 head, 1,290 to 1,485 lbs., 82.50 to 85.00 (83.02); 65 to 80% Choice, 10,705 head, 1,225 to 1,525 lbs., 81.00 to 86.00 (83.06); 35 to 65% Choice, 32,184 head, 1,085 to 1,480 lbs., 81.00 to 85.00 (83.75); 0 to 35% Choice, 400 head, 1,235 to 1,330 lbs., 82.50 to 84.50 (83.62). Dressed delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 3,442 head, 769 to 970 lbs., 132.00 to 138.00 (135.26); 65 to 80% Choice, 18,611 head, 790 to 950 lbs., 132.00 to 138.00 (135.74); 35 to 65% Choice, 12,625 head, 765 to 950 lbs., 132.00 to 138.00 (134.70). Live delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 734 head, 1,225 to 1,450 lbs., 84.00 to 87.00 (85.58); 65 to 80% Choice, 2,782 head, 1,250 to 1,470 lbs., 82.00 to 87.00 (83.92); 35 to 65% Choice, 2,907 head, 1,250 to 1,485 lbs., 82.00 to 86.50 (82.97).

Heifers: Live FOB basis, over 80% Choice, 3,053 head, 1,200 to 1,425 lbs., 83.00 to 86.00 (83.83); 65 to 80% Choice, 11,446 head, 1,130 to 1,425 lbs., 82.00 to 86.00 (83.54); 35 to 65% Choice, 28,278 head, 1,050 to 1,350 lbs., 82.50 to 85.00 (83.92). Dressed delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 1,836 head, 717 to 950 lbs., 132.00 to 138.00 (134.71); 65 to 80% Choice, 11,151 head, 686 to 950 lbs., 132.00 to 138.00 (134.98); 35 to 65% Choice, 5,884 head, 698 to 950 lbs., 132.00 to 136.00 (134.86). Live delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 522 head, 1,225 to 1,350 lbs., 83.50 to 86.00 (85.08); 65 to 80% Choice, 2,372 head, 1,250 to 1,325 lbs., 82.00 to 86.00 (83.82); 35 to 65% Choice, 838 head, 1,180 to 1,375 lbs., 82.00 to 84.00 (83.14).

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Date: 1/22/09



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