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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

LM_CT131

St. Joseph, MO    Mon, May 19, 2014    USDA Market News Service



Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm Monday



So far for Monday trading has been inactive on light demand in all feeding regions.

Not enough sales to establish a market trend. Last week in the Texas Panhandle live

sales ranged from 144.00-146.00 on a light test. In Kansas live sales sold at 145.00.

For the prior week in Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt live sales sold from mostly 

147.00-147.50 and dressed sales sold mostly at 234.00. In Colorado live sales sold at

147.00 for the previous week.





Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:         219            Week ago:    1,497          Year ago:      247

Week to Date:      219            Week ago:    1,497          Year ago:      247



Negotiated: prices paid for Domestic Slaughter steers and heifers:

(Information derived from the 5 area weighted average LM_CT100)



Live basis                 Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg                -       avg



Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg                -       avg





Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 

cattle.



Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        39,300

Weighted avg weight:               811

Weighted avg net price:         234.17



Covers transactions reported at 2:00 pm today.  Comments and market conditions

may include information gathered from voluntary sources, all prices, weights

and head counts are only those gathered through the mandatory reporting system.



Source:  USDA Market News Service, St Joseph, MO

         (816)-676-7000 e-mail:  stjoe.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov

         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_ct131.txt



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