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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, October 23, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

  Trading was inactive in all regions on light demand Thursday up until the

Mandatory Price Reporting 2PM deadline. Trade activity then turned moderate

on the limited number of available supplies. Live sales have traded at 170.00

(which will set new record highs) in Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado this afternoon.

Last week live sales in the Southern Plains and Nebraska were at 164.00, with

dressed sales in Nebraska at mostly 258.00. In Colorado a limited number had

traded at 164.50-165.00. In Iowa-Minnesota last week live sales were at 163.00-

164.00, with dressed sales at 258.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:         590            Week ago:    8,978          Year ago:    4,344

Week to Date:    4,207            Week ago:   92,164          Year ago:  112,445

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      163.00-163.00 avg 163.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice      166.00-166.00 avg 166.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     163.00-166.00 avg 163.75         -       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 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        17,000

Weighted avg weight:               860

Weighted avg net price:         261.35

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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