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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Mon, July 21, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Friday, 7/18/14

On Friday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in the Texas 

Panhandle. Few live sales have sold this week at 155.00, however not enough for an 

adequate market test. The latest established market was last week from 155.00-156.00. 

Trade was inactive on light demand in Kansas and Colorado on Friday. On Wednesday 

live sales sold from 155.00-156.00 in Kansas and from 156.00-157.50 in Colorado. 

Trade was light on moderate demand in Nebraska and Colorado. In Nebraska compared to 

the bulk of Thursday's live sales, few sold 2.00 higher at 158.00. On Thursday 

dressed sales sold from 246.00-248.00. In the Western Cornbelt compared to Thursday, 

live sales sold mostly steady to firm from 155.00-157.00 with dressed sales steady 

from 246.00-247.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:     9,964    Week ago:            9,295    Year ago:           84,897

Wk to Date:  112,775    Week ago to Date:  106,059    Year ago to Date:   94,201

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      155.50-157.00 avg 156.69         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      154.00-158.00 avg 155.71   155.00-157.50 avg 156.70

35 - 65% Choice      155.00-158.00 avg 157.44   158.00-158.00 avg 158.00

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     154.00-158.00 avg 156.47   155.00-158.00 avg 157.54

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      246.00-247.00 avg 246.09   247.00-247.00 avg 247.00

65 - 80% Choice      245.00-249.00 avg 247.22         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice      247.00-247.00 avg 247.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     245.00-249.00 avg 246.69   247.00-247.00 avg 247.00

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        27,800

Weighted avg weight:               830

Weighted avg net price:         245.94

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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