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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

LM_CT131

St. Joseph, MO    Wed, October 01, 2014    USDA Market News Service



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



So far for Wednesday negotiated cash trading is mostly inactive on very light demand.

Last week in Nebraska live sales sold from 157.00-159.00 and dressed sales sold from

245.00-248.00. In Colorado live sales sold at 159.00. The last reported market in the

Southern Plains and the Western Cornbelt was 2 weeks ago. In the Southern Plains live

sales sold at 159.00. In the Western Cornbelt live sales sold from 154.00-155.00 and 

dressed sales sold from 244.00-246.00.



Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:         252            Week ago:      634          Year ago:       NA

Week to Date:      940            Week ago:    1,985          Year ago:      265



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            -       avg                -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg                -       avg





Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 

cattle.



Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        14,100

Weighted avg weight:               859

Weighted avg net price:         251.27





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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