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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Wed, July 23, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Tuesday, 7/22/14

On Tuesday negotiated cash trade was limited on light to moderate demand in Nebraska 

and the Western Cornbelt. Few early dressed sales sold at 255.00 however not enough 

sales for an adequate market test. In Nebraska for the previous week, the bulk of 

live sales sold at 156.00 with dressed sales from 246.00-248.00. In the Western 

Cornbelt last week, the bulk of live sales sold from 155.00-156.00 with dressed sales 

from 246.00-248.00. Trade was mostly inactive on light demand in the Southern Plains 

and Colorado. The latest established market in the Texas Panhandle was two weeks 

ago with live sales from 155.00-156.00. Last week in Kansas live sales sold from 

155.00-156.00. In Colorado last week, live sales sold from 156.00-157.50.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:     2,646    Week ago:              997    Year ago:            1,652

Wk to Date:    3,109    Week ago to Date:    1,933    Year ago to Date:    2,105

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        80,000    Week Ago:           85,400    Year Ago:           84,200

Wk to Date:  161,500    Week Ago to Date:  159,200    Year Ago to Date:  171,600

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

within 7 days)

Today:        49,600    Week Ago:           70,500    Year Ago:           68,400

Wk to Date:  150,100    Week Ago to Date:  164,400    Year Ago to Date:  152,500

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      157.00-157.00 avg 157.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     157.00-157.00 avg 157.00         -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      255.00-255.00 avg 255.00   249.00-249.00 avg 249.00

65 - 80% Choice      255.00-255.00 avg 255.00   255.00-255.00 avg 255.00

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     255.00-255.00 avg 255.00   249.00-255.00 avg 253.46

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        38,000

Weighted avg weight:               842

Weighted avg net price:         248.28

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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