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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, June 05, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Thursday negotiated cash trading has been limited on very light demand 

in all feeding regions. Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week live sales 

sold at 143.00 in the Southern Plains. In the Northern Plains live sales sold at 

145.00. Dressed sales in Nebraska sold from 230.00-232.00. In Iowa/Minnesota live 

sales sold at 145.00 and dressed sales sold at 230.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       2,184            Week ago:   17,303          Year ago:      734

Week to Date:    5,216            Week ago:   95,187          Year ago:    4,750

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      144.25-149.00 avg 147.29         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     144.25-149.00 avg 147.29         -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      232.00-232.00 avg 232.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     232.00-232.00 avg 232.00         -       avg

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        15,900

Weighted avg weight:               814

Weighted avg net price:         228.40

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:

1530c  staff


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