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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, September 25, 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 latest established market was last week with live sales in 

the Southern Plains and Colorado at 159.00 however sales in the Texas Panhandle and 

Colorado were on a very light test. Last week in Nebraska live sales sold from 

155.00-159.00 with dressed sales mostly at 245.00. In the Western Cornbelt last week, 

live sales sold from 154.00-155.00 with dressed sales from 244.00-246.00. 

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:         690            Week ago:    1,294          Year ago:      587

Week to Date:    3,380            Week ago:    3,410          Year ago:    5,724

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      153.00-153.00 avg 153.00   153.00-153.00 avg 153.00

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     153.00-153.00 avg 153.00   153.00-153.00 avg 153.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      242.00-242.00 avg 242.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg          242.00-242.00 avg 242.00

35 - 65% Choice      242.00-242.00 avg 242.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     242.00-242.00 avg 242.00   242.00-242.00 avg 242.00

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        16,800

Weighted avg weight:               861

Weighted avg net price:         250.15

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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