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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Mon, July 14, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Friday, 7/11/2014

On Friday trading was very limited on light demand in the Southern Plains, Colorado

and the Western Cornbelt. Not enough sales for a full market trend in these regions.

In Nebraska trading was limited on light demand. Compared to the last reported market

on Thursday live sales sold unevenly steady at 155.00. Not enough dressed sales for a

market trend. On Thursday dressed sales sold mostly from 246.00-249.00. In the other 

major feeding regions the last reported market was on Thursday. In the Texas 

Panhandle live sales sold from 155.00-156.00. In Kansas live sales sold at 156.00. 

Live sales in Colorado sold at 156.50. The Western Cornbelt saw live sales from 

154.00-157.00 and dressed sales from 245.00-249.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:     9,295    Week ago:            4,618    Year ago:           90,329

Wk to Date:  106,059    Week ago to Date:  113,391    Year ago to Date:   99,910

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        79,300    Week Ago:           83,200    Year Ago:           95,900

Wk to Date:  402,400    Week Ago to Date:  354,300    Year Ago to Date:  439,700

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

within 7 days)

Today:        79,400    Week Ago:           85,800    Year Ago:          188,700

Wk to Date:  397,500    Week Ago to Date:  397,500    Year Ago to Date:  468,600

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      154.00-155.00 avg 154.84   155.00-155.00 avg 155.00

65 - 80% Choice      155.00-155.00 avg 155.00   155.00-155.00 avg 155.00

35 - 65% Choice      155.00-155.00 avg 155.00   155.00-155.00 avg 155.00

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     154.00-155.00 avg 154.96   155.00-155.00 avg 155.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      244.00-247.00 avg 246.93   243.00-247.00 avg 244.33

65 - 80% Choice      244.00-246.00 avg 245.13         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice      245.00-245.00 avg 245.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     244.00-247.00 avg 246.01   243.00-247.00 avg 244.33

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        26,500

Weighted avg weight:               805

Weighted avg net price:         249.88

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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