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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Tue, August 12, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Tuesday, negotiated cash trade and demand was light in Nebraska and the 

Western Cornbelt. Few early dressed sales in Nebraska sold from 245.00-248.00 with 

the 245.00 sales having further than two week out delivery. In the Western Cornbelt 

few early live sales sold at 155.00. Trade was inactive on light demand in the 

Southern Plains and Colorado. Not enough sales in any regions for an adequate market 

test. The latest established market in the Texas Panhandle was last week, with live 

sales from 158.00-160.00. In Kansas for the previous week, live sales sold at 160.00. 

Last week in Nebraska, live sales sold from 158.00-164.00 with dressed sales mostly 

from 250.00-252.00. In Colorado last week, live sales sold from 160.00-160.50. In the 

Western Cornbelt last week, live sales sold from 157.00-160.50 with dressed sales 

mostly from 248.00-250.00. 


Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       7,719            Week ago:      151          Year ago:      497

Week to Date:    9,487            Week ago:      796          Year ago:    2,164

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      155.00-159.00 avg 157.19         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      154.00-155.00 avg 154.77   155.00-155.00 avg 155.00

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     154.00-159.00 avg 155.46   155.00-155.00 avg 155.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      245.00-248.00 avg 247.67   248.00-250.00 avg 248.40

65 - 80% Choice      245.00-248.00 avg 246.29   245.00-248.00 avg 245.56

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     245.00-248.00 avg 246.89   245.00-250.00 avg 246.49

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        17,700

Weighted avg weight:               833

Weighted avg net price:         256.79

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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