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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

LM_CT131

St. Joseph, MO    Thu, September 04, 2014    USDA Market News Service



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



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

standstill. In Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt trading has been limited on light to

moderate demand. In Nebraska a few live and dressed sales sold at 160.00 and 250.00,

respectively. In the Western Cornbelt a few live sales sold from 158.00-161.00 and a

few dressed sales sold at 250.00. However, not enough sales for a full market trend. 

Last week live sales sold at 155.00 in the Southern Plains. In the Northern Plains 

live sales sold from 155.00-158.00 and dressed sales sold at 245.00 in Nebraska. In 

the Western Cornbelt for the prior week live sales sold mostly at 155.00 and dressed 

sales at 245.00.



Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:      17,890            Week ago:    1,200          Year ago:    3,405

Week to Date:   25,275            Week ago:    3,923          Year ago:    6,097



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      157.00-161.00 avg 159.54   158.00-160.00 avg 159.54

65 - 80% Choice      158.00-160.00 avg 158.93         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice      158.00-158.00 avg 158.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     157.00-161.00 avg 159.18   158.00-160.00 avg 159.54



Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      250.00-252.00 avg 250.16   250.00-252.00 avg 250.15

65 - 80% Choice      248.00-250.00 avg 249.96   248.00-250.00 avg 249.90

35 - 65% Choice      250.00-250.00 avg 250.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     248.00-252.00 avg 250.05   248.00-252.00 avg 250.04





Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 

cattle.



Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:         6,500

Weighted avg weight:               889

Weighted avg net price:         243.00





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:  stjoe.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov

         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_ct131.txt



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