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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Wed, June 18, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

So far for Wednesday trading in the Southern Plains and Colorado has been at a

standstill. Last week in the Texas Panhandle live sales sold at 147.00. In Kansas

live sales sold at 148.00. In Colorado live sales sold at 150.00. Thus far for

Wednesday in Nebraska and Iowa/Minnesota trading has been limited on light demand.

Compared to last week live sales sold 2.00 lower at 148.00 in Nebraska. A few dressed

sales in Nebraska sold at 234.00. However, not enough for a full market trend. Last

week dressed sales sold from 236.00-238.00. In Iowa/Minnesota not enough live or

dressed sales in any one price range for a market trend. Last week live sales sold at 

150.00 and dressed sales sold from 235.00-238.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:      11,170            Week ago:      108          Year ago:      674

Week to Date:   13,428            Week ago:      975          Year ago:    6,786

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      148.00-148.00 avg 148.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      148.00-148.00 avg 148.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     148.00-148.00 avg 148.00         -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      234.00-234.00 avg 234.00   233.00-234.00 avg 233.17

65 - 80% Choice      234.00-235.00 avg 234.07         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     234.00-235.00 avg 234.06   233.00-234.00 avg 233.17

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:         6,800

Weighted avg weight:               838

Weighted avg net price:         237.77

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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