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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Tue, September 09, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Tuesday trading in all feeding regions has been mostly at a standstill.

Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week in the Texas Panhandle live sales sold

from 161.00-163.00. In Kansas live sales sold at 163.00 and dressed sales sold at 

256.50. In Nebraska live sales ranged from 160.00-164.00 and dressed sales from 

250.00-252.00. In Colorado live sales sold at 164.00. In the Western Cornbelt live 

sales sold from 158.00-160.00 and dressed sales sold at mostly 250.00 with a few up 

to 252.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       1,027            Week ago:      197          Year ago:    1,487

Week to Date:    1,628            Week ago:      197          Year ago:    2,138

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                -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      160.00-160.00 avg 160.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     160.00-160.00 avg 160.00         -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

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

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     252.00-252.00 avg 252.00   250.00-250.00 avg 250.00

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        19,500

Weighted avg weight:               856

Weighted avg net price:         245.32

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:

1530c  staff


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