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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, July 31, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Thursday, negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in 

all feeding regions. The last established market reported in the Texas Panhandle was 

last week with a few live sales mostly at 162.00. In Kansas last week, live sales 

sold from 162.00-165.00. In Nebraska for the previous week, the bulk of the live 

sales sold at 165.00 with the bulk of dressed sales from 255.00-257.00. Last week in 

Colorado, live sales sold from 165.00-166.00. In the Western Cornbelt for the 

previous week, live sales sold mostly from 160.00-162.00 with dressed sales mostly 

from 254.00-255.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       1,296            Week ago:   41,606          Year ago:    5,710

Week to Date:    4,735            Week ago:   78,313          Year ago:    8,512

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          162.00-162.00 avg 162.00

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg          162.00-162.00 avg 162.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg          255.00-255.00 avg 255.00

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg          255.00-255.00 avg 255.00

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        15,200

Weighted avg weight:               854

Weighted avg net price:         256.18

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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