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National Steer & Heifer Estimated Grading Percent Report

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Des Moines, Iowa              Mon Oct 22, 2018              USDA Market News

USDA NATIONAL STEER & HEIFER ESTIMATED GRADING PERCENT REPORT
  For Week Ending:     10/12/2018


National, Regional, and State Breakdown of Official USDA Quality Grades.
Percentages derived from each category numerical total, divided by the total
number offered for USDA quality grading in each corresponding area.

              National     Region     Region     Region     Region
                              1-5           6       7-8       9-10
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Prime             8.88%     17.41%      3.33%      9.24%      8.78%
Choice           70.86%     68.79%     63.19%     73.26%     71.16%
Select           17.09%      9.87%     30.94%     14.43%     15.59%
Other             3.16%      3.94%      2.54%      3.07%      4.47%
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              Nebraska     Kansas      Texas
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Prime            10.62%      7.04%      3.33%
Choice           72.59%     75.99%     63.19%
Select           12.54%     15.41%     30.94%
Other             4.25%      1.57%      2.54%
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National USDA Certified Beef Program Information
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Percentage of the Choice Grade USDA Certified in the Upper 2/3rd:       30.28%
Percentage of cattle offered under Schedule GLA identified:             69.81%
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States included in regions are as follows:  1- CT, ME, NH, VT, MA, & RI; 2-
NY & NJ; 3- DE, MD, PA, WV, & VA; 4- AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, & TN; 5- IL,
IN, MI, MN, OH, & WI; 6- AR, LA, NM, OK, & TX; 7- IA, KS, MO, & NE; 8- CO,
MT, ND, SD, UT, & WY; 9- AZ, CA, HI & NV; 10- AK, ID, OR, & WA.
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Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA
        Jeff Peterson/Sarah Parks  515-284-4460  Desm.LPG