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Central U.S. Daily Direct Feedlot Slaughter Cattle Report

SJ_LS831  

St. Joseph, MO    Thu Jul 31, 2014    USDA Market News Service



Central U.S. Daily Direct Feedlot Slaughter Cattle Report as of 3:30 pm



Today’s Reported Sales Volume:  none  

Today’s Estimated Sales Volume: none      

 



On Thursday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in all 

feeding regions. Thursday afternoon boxed beef cutout values were steady to firm 

on moderate demand and light offerings. Choice was up .74 at 263.66 with Select 

down .23 to close at 260.60 on 132 loads. The hide and offal value from a 

typical slaughter steer for today was estimated at 16.22 per cwt live, up

0.02 when compared to Wednesday's value. The estimated cattle slaughter for 

Thursday was reported at 115,000 with a week to date estimate of 451,000. August 

CME live cattle contracts were down 1.92 to settle at 157.92. 



PRICES PAID:



            LIVE                    DRESSED                 DRESSED

            STEER/HEIFER            STEER/HEIFER            STEER/HEIFER

            (CASH)                  (CASH)                  (GRID BASE)

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TX/OK/NM    None                    None                    None             

                                                                             

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KANSAS      None                    None                    None             

                                                                             

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                             

NEBRASKA    None                    None                    None             

                                                                             

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                             

COLORADO    None                    None                    None             

                                                                             

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                             

IOWA        None                    None                    None             

                                                                             

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------



NOTE: For complete sales volume, price ranges and weighted averages, refer

to the Mandatory reports on the following web site and links:

http://www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage



All Negotiated grid based sales reported through the Mandatory

reporting program by packers are currently included under the National

Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle Negotiated Purchases Reports as base prices

and again on the National Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle Formula Purchases

Reports as net prices.



Included in this report are negotiated cash and negotiated grid prices

and volume collected from feedlots or their representatives cooperating

on a voluntary basis. This report will be released at 3:30pm daily and

more frequently during active trading periods.



Source:  USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO

         Ph: 816-676-7000  email: stjoe.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov

         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/sj_ls831.txt

         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage



1530c

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