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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, July 03, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Thursday, negotiated cash trade was light on good demand in the Northern 

Plains. Compared to Wednesday in Nebraska live and dressed sales sold steady from 

158.00-159.00 and at 250.00 respectively. In Colorado compared to Wednesday, live 

sales sold steady to 1.00 higher at 159.00. Trade was limited on moderate demand in 

the Western Cornbelt. The latest market in the Western Cornbelt was on Wednesday with 

live sales from 155.00-158.00 with dressed sales at 248.00-250.00. In the Southern 

Plains on Thursday trade was mostly inactive on light to moderate demand. The latest 

established market in the Southern Plains was on Wednesday with live sales at 158.00. 

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:      15,657            Week ago:      916          Year ago:     none

Week to Date:  108,773            Week ago:    3,718          Year ago:   20,207

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      158.00-159.00 avg 158.85   156.50-159.00 avg 158.17

65 - 80% Choice      158.00-159.00 avg 158.46   158.00-159.00 avg 158.90

35 - 65% Choice      158.00-159.00 avg 158.98   159.00-159.00 avg 159.00

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     158.00-159.00 avg 158.59   156.50-159.00 avg 158.77

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      250.00-250.00 avg 250.00   248.00-250.00 avg 249.53

65 - 80% Choice      248.00-250.00 avg 249.72         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     248.00-250.00 avg 249.81   248.00-250.00 avg 249.53

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        21,500

Weighted avg weight:               826

Weighted avg net price:         244.44

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)-238-0678 or (816)-676-7000 e-mail:

1530c  staff


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