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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Fri, July 18, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Thursday, 7/17/14

On Thursday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand In the Southern 

Plains. Few live sales traded at 155.00 on Wednesday in the Texas Panhandle however 

not enough sales for an adequate market test. The latest established market was last 

week with live sales from 155.00-156.00. On Wednesday live sales sold from 155.00-

156.00 in Kansas. Trade was light to moderate on good demand in Nebraska and the 

Western Cornbelt. In Nebraska live sales sold mostly steady compared to the bulk of 

Wednesday's sales at 156.00 with dressed sales steady to firm from 246.00-248.00. In 

the Western Cornbelt compared to Wednesday, live sales were mostly steady from 

155.00-156.00 with dressed sales steady to firm from 246.00-247.00. In Colorado trade 

was light on good demand with live sales steady to firm at 157.50 compared to 


Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:    28,880    Week ago:           81,238    Year ago:            3,049

Wk to Date:  102,291    Week ago to Date:   96,764    Year ago to Date:    9,304

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        76,600    Week Ago:           78,000    Year Ago:           83,700

Wk to Date:  315,300    Week Ago to Date:  323,000    Year Ago to Date:  339,000

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

within 7 days)

Today:        55,700    Week Ago:          107,900    Year Ago:           46,300

Wk to Date:  326,300    Week Ago to Date:  318,100    Year Ago to Date:  294,500

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      154.50-157.50 avg 155.99   155.00-157.00 avg 156.08

65 - 80% Choice      155.00-157.50 avg 156.43   156.00-157.50 avg 156.45

35 - 65% Choice      157.00-157.00 avg 157.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     154.50-157.50 avg 156.28   155.00-157.50 avg 156.28

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      246.00-248.00 avg 247.00   245.00-248.00 avg 246.78

65 - 80% Choice      244.00-248.00 avg 246.35   245.00-248.00 avg 246.44

35 - 65% Choice      246.00-248.00 avg 247.56         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     244.00-248.00 avg 246.74   245.00-248.00 avg 246.56

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        28,700

Weighted avg weight:               846

Weighted avg net price:         247.70

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:

1100c  staff


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