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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning

LM_CT130

St. Joseph, MO    Tue, May 20, 2014    USDA Market News Service



Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Monday, 5/19/2014



On Monday negoitated cash trading at a standstill in all major feeding regions. 

Last week in the Texas Panhandle live sales ranged from 144.00-146.00 on a light 

test. In Kansas live sales sold at 145.00. For the prior week in Nebraska and the 

Western Cornbelt live sales sold from mostly 147.00-147.50 and dressed sales sold 

mostly at 234.00. In Colorado live sales sold at 147.00 for the previous week.



Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       372    Week ago:            1,822    Year ago:              995

Wk to Date:      372    Week ago to Date:    1,822    Year ago to Date:      995



Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        80,800    Week Ago:           79,300    Year Ago:          105,700

Wk to Date:  408,800    Week Ago to Date:  422,100    Year Ago to Date:  453,200



Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter

within 7 days)

Today:       110,600    Week Ago:          179,300    Year Ago:          140,000

Wk to Date:  444,800    Week Ago to Date:  434,100    Year Ago to Date:  444,000



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 on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.



Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        55,400

Weighted avg weight:               812

Weighted avg net price:         234.45



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_ct130.txt



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