U.S. Weekly Five-Area Cattle Slaughter for Oct. 30

Following is a summary of cattle slaughter at Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa and Minnesota feedlots for the week ended Oct. 30, as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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                 Oct. 30   Oct. 23      Year    Yearly  Yearly   Weekly   Weekly
                    2011      2011       Ago    Change       %   Change        %
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                  --------------------------Head Count--------------------------
Live Steer        41,553    41,975    24,053    17,500   72.8%     -422    -1.0%
Live Heifer       30,823    38,821    26,603     4,220   15.9%   -7,998   -20.6%
Dressed Steer     11,659    23,128    17,537    -5,878  -33.5%  -11,469   -49.6%
Dressed Heifer     8,613    12,498    11,700    -3,087  -26.4%   -3,885   -31.1%
                  ------------------------Average Weight------------------------
Live Steer         1,360     1,350     1,355         5    0.4%       10     0.7%
Live Heifer        1,195     1,210     1,186         9    0.8%      -15    -1.2%
Dressed Steer        896       907       883        13    1.5%      -11    -1.2%
Dressed Heifer       793       800       791         2    0.3%       -7    -0.9%
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                 Oct. 30   Oct. 23      Year    Yearly  Yearly   Weekly   Weekly
                    2011      2011       Ago    Change       %   Change        %
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                 -------------------------Average Price-------------------------
Live Steer       $120.93   $120.73    $99.69    $21.24   21.3%    $0.20     0.2%
Live Heifer      $121.10   $120.88    $99.79    $21.31   21.4%    $0.22     0.2%
Dressed Steer    $192.25   $190.62   $156.51    $35.74   22.8%    $1.63     0.9%
Dressed Heifer   $191.96   $190.64   $156.17    $35.79   22.9%    $1.32     0.7%
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NOTE: Weights in pounds. 

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