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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Fri, July 18, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Friday, negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light to moderate 

demand in all feeding regions. Few live sales have traded this week in the Texas 

Panhandle at 155.00, however not enough sales for and adequate market test. Last week 

in the Texas Panhandle live sales sold from 155.00-156.00. On Wednesday in Kansas 

live sales sold from 155.00-156.00. In Nebraska on Thursday live sales sold mostly at 

156.00 with dressed sales from 246.00-248.00. On Thursday in Colorado live sales sold 

at 157.50. In the Western Cornbelt on Thursday live sales sold from 155.00-156.00 

with dressed sales from 246.00-247.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       3,775            Week ago:    3,702          Year ago:   34,964

Week to Date:  106,586            Week ago:  100,466          Year ago:   44,268

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      156.00-157.00 avg 156.94         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      154.00-155.00 avg 154.42   155.00-155.00 avg 155.00

35 - 65% Choice      155.00-155.00 avg 155.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     154.00-157.00 avg 156.38   155.00-155.00 avg 155.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      246.00-246.00 avg 246.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      247.50-247.50 avg 247.50         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice      247.00-247.00 avg 247.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     246.00-247.50 avg 246.31         -       avg

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:         8,100

Weighted avg weight:               791

Weighted avg net price:         243.39

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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