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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

LM_CT131

St. Joseph, MO    Fri, October 03, 2014    USDA Market News Service



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



Thus far for Friday in the Texas Panhandle and Colorado trding has been at a 

standstill. In Kansas and Nebraska trading has been mostly inactive on very light

demand. In the Western Cornbelt trading has been limited on light demand. A few 

live sales sold from 158.00 to 162.00. However, not enough sales for a market trend

in any feeding region. 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:       4,434            Week ago:    5,627          Year ago:       NA

Week to Date:   11,317            Week ago:    9,884          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      159.00-161.00 avg 160.34   159.00-162.00 avg 160.77

65 - 80% Choice      158.00-160.00 avg 159.53   158.00-160.00 avg 158.74

35 - 65% Choice      160.00-160.00 avg 160.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     158.00-161.00 avg 160.16   158.00-162.00 avg 160.01



Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice            -       avg          246.00-246.00 avg 246.00

65 - 80% Choice      251.50-251.50 avg 251.50         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     251.50-251.50 avg 251.50   246.00-246.00 avg 246.00





Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 

cattle.



Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        15,800

Weighted avg weight:               854

Weighted avg net price:         247.31





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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