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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon, October 20, 2014    USDA Market News Service



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



So far for Monday negotiated cash trading has been at a standstill in all major

feeding regions. The last week live sales sold at 164.00 in the Southern Plains

and Nebraska. Dressed sales in Nebraska sold at 258.00. In Colorado live sales

sold from 164.50-165.00 on a very light test. For the previous week in the Western

Cornbelt live sales sold from 163.00-164.00 and dressed sales sold at 258.00.



Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:          75            Week ago:      102          Year ago:      275

Week to Date:       75            Week ago:      102          Year ago:      275



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:        28,500

Weighted avg weight:               862

Weighted avg net price:         260.02





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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