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High Plains slaughter news

High Plains weighted average direct slaughter cattle sales for the week ending March 1 totaled 180,091 head March 1, compared to 176,573 head last week and 184,095 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, Mo.

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

Steers: Live FOB basis, over 80% Choice, 2,419 head, 1,300 to 1,485 lbs., 79.00 to 81.50 (80.46); 65 to 80% Choice, 8,831 head, 1,200 to 1,480 lbs., 79.00 to 82.00 (80.99); 35 to 65% Choice, 33,837 head, 1,065 to 1,525 lbs., 79.00 to 82.50 (81.77); 0 to 35% Choice, 1,451 head, 1,200 to 1,310 lbs., 82.00. Dressed delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 7,237 head, 756 to 950 lbs., 128.00 to 130.00 (129.77); 65 to 80% Choice, 17,978 head, 744 to 960 lbs., 127.00 to 130.00 (129.65); 35 to 65% Choice, 12,623 head, 756 to 950 lbs., 127.00 to 130.00 (129.04). Live delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 3,009 head, 1,300 to 1,540 lbs., 79.00 to 82.50 (80.99); 65 to 80% Choice, 1,851 head, 1,300 to 1,454 lbs., 80.00 to 81.90 (81.23); 35 to 65% Choice, 4,489 head, 1,250 to 1,425 lbs., 81.00 to 82.00 (81.52). Dressed FOB basis, 65 to 80% Choice, 355 head, 843 lbs., 127.00.

Heifers: Live FOB basis, over 80% Choice, 3,828 head, 1,180 to 1,375 lbs., 78.00 to 82.00 (80.70); 65 to 80% Choice, 11,944 head, 1,125 to 1,450 lbs., 77.00 to 82.00 (80.88); 35 to 65% Choice, 22,173 head, 1,050 to 1,450 lbs., 80.00 to 82.00 (81.77); 0 to 35% Choice, 549 head, 1,150 to 1,335 lbs., 81.50 to 82.00 (81.69). Dressed delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 8,203 head, 719 to 889 lbs., 126.00 to 130.00 (129.74); 65 to 80% Choice, 11,782 head, 697 to 928 lbs., 126.00 to 130.00 (129.54); 35 to 65% Choice, 4,783 head, 692 to 950 lbs., 126.00 to 130.00 (128.85). Live delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 2,482 head, 1,200 to 1,375 lbs., 78.00 to 82.00 (81.27); 65 to 80% Choice, 827 head, 1,175 to 1,350 lbs., 78.00 to 81.50 (80.64); 35 to 65% Choice, 438 head, 1,275 to 1,325 lbs., 79.00 to 81.50 (79.39).



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