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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Fri, September 26, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Friday, negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in 

Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt. Trade was at a standstill on light demand in the 

Southern Plains and Colorado. 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:       5,604            Week ago:    5,621          Year ago:   12,892

Week to Date:    9,571            Week ago:   11,586          Year ago:   20,704

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      153.00-155.00 avg 154.32         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     153.00-155.00 avg 154.32         -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      242.00-245.00 avg 243.92   242.00-245.00 avg 243.35

65 - 80% Choice      244.00-244.00 avg 244.00   242.00-244.00 avg 243.54

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     242.00-245.00 avg 243.94   242.00-245.00 avg 243.43

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        13,400

Weighted avg weight:               884

Weighted avg net price:         249.00

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)-238-0678 or (816)-676-7000 e-mail:

1530c  staff


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