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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, July 10, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Wednesday, 7/9/2014

On Wednesday negotiated cash trading in the Southern Plains and Colorado was inactive

on very light demand. In Nebraska and Western Cornbelt trading was limited on light 

to moderate demand. A few early live and dressed sales in Nebraska sold at 157.00 and 

248.00, respectively. In the Western Cornbelt a few early live sales sold from 156.00 

to 157.00. However, not enough sales for a market trend in any feeding region. Last 

week in the Southern Plains live sales sold at 158.00. In Nebraska live sales sold 

mostly at 159.00 and dressed sales at 250.00. In Colorado live sales sold from 

158.00-159.00. In the Western Cornbelt live sales sold from 154.00-159.00 and dressed 

sales sold from 248.00-250.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:    13,099    Week ago:           90,649    Year ago:            1,729

Wk to Date:   15,526    Week ago to Date:   93,116    Year ago to Date:    4,376

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        78,300    Week Ago:           81,100    Year Ago:           82,000

Wk to Date:  244,700    Week Ago to Date:  252,200    Year Ago to Date:  261,000

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

within 7 days)

Today:        76,000    Week Ago:          149,600    Year Ago:           79,300

Wk to Date:  210,000    Week Ago to Date:  281,100    Year Ago to Date:  213,200

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      156.00-158.00 avg 157.06   156.00-157.00 avg 156.36

65 - 80% Choice      155.00-157.00 avg 156.82   157.00-157.00 avg 157.00

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     155.00-158.00 avg 156.89   156.00-157.00 avg 156.93

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      246.00-249.00 avg 247.85   246.00-249.00 avg 247.38

65 - 80% Choice      247.00-249.00 avg 248.02   246.00-246.00 avg 246.00

35 - 65% Choice      246.00-248.00 avg 247.57         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     246.00-249.00 avg 247.93   246.00-249.00 avg 247.05

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        29,700

Weighted avg weight:               844

Weighted avg net price:         247.93

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:

1100c  staff


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