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Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Wed, November 05, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Wednesday, negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in 

all feeding regions. Last week a light test of sales was noted in all major feeding 

regions. Last week in the Southern Plains and Nebraska live sales sold at 168.00. 

Dressed sales sold from 262.00-265.00 in Nebraska. In Colorado last week live sales 

sold from 168.00-169.50. In the Western Cornbelt for last week live sales sold from 

166.50-167.00 and dressed sales from 263.00-265.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:         178            Week ago:      433          Year ago:      596

Week to Date:    1,893            Week ago:    4,039          Year ago:    2,389

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      262.00-262.00 avg 262.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      262.00-262.00 avg 262.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     262.00-262.00 avg 262.00         -       avg

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        12,900

Weighted avg weight:               861

Weighted avg net price:         268.56

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)-238-0678 or (816)-676-7000 e-mail:

1530c  staff


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