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Prices for different classes of feeder steers and heifers, slaughter steers and heifers, slaughter cows and bulls are reported in Tables 1-23. These prices are analyzed in the text of this publication. Discounts and premiums for various weights, grades and sex are identified. Each price series is analyzed to determine long-term price trends and seasonal patterns. Feeder and live cattle basis are calculated using USDA monthly average cash prices and the monthly average futures prices, Tables 14-15, 23. Carcass cut-out values are reported in Tables 24-26.