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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, October 09, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

So far for Thursday trading has been inactive on very light demand. Not enough sales

for a market trend. Last week in the Southern Plains live sales sold at 162.00. In 

Nebraska live sales sold mostly from 160.00-162.00 and dressed sales sold mostly at 

252.00. In Colorado live sales sold at 163.00. In the Western Cornbelt live sales 

sold at 160.00 and dressed sales sold at 252.00. 

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:         972            Week ago:      309          Year ago:       NA

Week to Date:    3,484            Week ago:    2,109          Year ago:       NA

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      162.00-162.00 avg 162.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     162.00-162.00 avg 162.00         -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      257.00-257.00 avg 257.00   258.00-258.00 avg 258.00

65 - 80% Choice      258.00-258.00 avg 258.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     257.00-258.00 avg 257.30   258.00-258.00 avg 258.00

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        11,100

Weighted avg weight:               840

Weighted avg net price:         252.97

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:

1530c  staff


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