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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

LM_CT131

St. Joseph, MO    Thu, September 18, 2014    USDA Market News Service



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



Thus far for Thursday trading has been very limited in all major feeding regions.

Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week in the Texas Panhandle and Kansas 

live sales sold from 161.00-162.00, however on a very light test in Texas. Live 

sales in Nebraska and Colorado sold at 163.00. In Nebraska dressed sales sold 

from 248.50-250.00. In the Western Cornbelt live sales sold from 158.00-160.00 and

dressed sales sold from 248.00-250.00. 





Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:         713            Week ago:    6,627          Year ago:      411

Week to Date:    2,829            Week ago:    9,995          Year ago:    3,756



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            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg                -       avg



Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      246.00-246.00 avg 246.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     246.00-246.00 avg 246.00         -       avg





Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 

cattle.



Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        16,600

Weighted avg weight:               883

Weighted avg net price:         252.23





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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