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High Plains weighted average direct slaughter cattle sales for the week ending May 17, totaled 234,031 head, compared to 188,817 head last week and 179,998 head last year, according to the USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph,

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, 7,505 head, 1,250 to 1,450 lbs., 84.00 to 87.00 (85.74); 65 to 80% Choice, 12,678 head, 1,220 to 1,450 lbs., 82.00 to 86.50 (85.37); 35 to 65% Choice 49,918 head, 1,045 to 1,450 lbs., 82.50 to 86.00 (84.97); 0 to 35% Choice, 2,091 head, 1,150 to 1,325 lbs., 84.00 to 85.00 (84.84). Dressed delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 3,979 head, 696 to 969 lbs., 135.00 to 138.00 (136.70); 65 to 80% Choice 22,433 head, 734 to 996 lbs., 134.00 to 139.50 (136.82); 35 to 65% Choice, 18,034 head, 740 to 950 lbs., 131.50 to 138.00 (136.20); 0 to 35% Choice, 195 head, 710 to 806 lbs., 134.50 to 135.00 (134.80). Live delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 2,205 head, 1,275 to 1,450 lbs., 84.00 to 87.25 (85.97); 65 to 80% Choice, 2,934 head, 1,250 to 1,400 lbs., 85.00 to 87.25 (86.46); 35 to 65% Choice, 1,027 head, 1,185 to 1,475 lbs., 84.00 to 87.00 (85.93). Dressed FOB basis, over 80% Choice, 180 head, 863 to 953 lbs., 133.00 to 135.00 (134.61); 65 to 80% Choice, 813 head, 822 to 915 lbs., 134.50 to 138.00 (136.21).

Heifers: Live FOB basis, over 80% Choice, 5,464 head, 1,140 to 1,400 lbs., 84.00 to 87.00 (85.97); 65 to 80% Choice, 9,238 head, 1,067 to 1,375 lbs., 85.00 to 86.00 (85.34); 35 to 65% Choice head, 33,451 head, 1,025 to 1,300 lbs., 82.50 to 86.00 (84.93). Dressed delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 4,152 head, 729 to 858 lbs., 136.00 to 137.00 (136.78); 65 to 80% Choice head, 15,006 head, 656 to 950 lbs., 134.00 to 139.50 (136.36); 35 to 65% Choice head, 10,504 head, 655 to 950 lbs., 131.00 to 138.00 (135.75); 0 to 35% Choice, 102 head, 743 to 781 lbs., 134.50 to 135.00 (134.66). Live delivered basis, over 80% Choice, 295 head, 1,175 to 1,400 lbs., 84.75 to 87.50 (85.93); 65 to 80% Choice, 619 head, 1,175 to 1,350 lbs., 85.00 to 87.00 (85.64); 35 to 65% Choice, 84 head, 1,300 lbs., 87.00.



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