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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Fri, August 01, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Thursday, 7/31/14

On Thursday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light to moderate demand in 

the Southern Plains. In the Texas Panhandle last week a few live sales sold at 

162.00. In Kansas last week, live sales sold from 162.00-165.00. Trade was light on 

light to moderate demand in Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt on Thursday however not 

enough sales for an adequate market test. In Nebraska a few early live sales with 

greater than two week delivery sold at 163.00. Last week live sales sold mostly at 

165.00 with dressed sales mostly from 255.00-257.00. Last week in the Western 

Cornbelt, live sales sold mostly from 160.00-162.00 with dressed sales mostly from 

254.00-255.00. In Colorado on Thursday trade was limited on light to moderate demand. 

Last week live sales sold from 165.00-166.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:    10,053    Week ago:           69,084    Year ago:           23,402

Wk to Date:   13,492    Week ago to Date:  105,791    Year ago to Date:   26,204

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        75,800    Week Ago:           77,100    Year Ago:           81,100

Wk to Date:  318,100    Week Ago to Date:  317,100    Year Ago to Date:  334,300

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

within 7 days)

Today:        39,500    Week Ago:           83,500    Year Ago:           42,100

Wk to Date:  254,800    Week Ago to Date:  323,300    Year Ago to Date:  276,500

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      162.00-165.00 avg 162.95   162.00-163.00 avg 162.21

65 - 80% Choice      162.00-163.00 avg 162.40   162.00-164.00 avg 163.24

35 - 65% Choice      164.00-164.00 avg 164.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     162.00-165.00 avg 162.87   162.00-164.00 avg 162.87

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      255.00-260.00 avg 258.07         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      258.00-260.00 avg 258.20   255.00-255.00 avg 255.00

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     255.00-260.00 avg 258.14   255.00-255.00 avg 255.00

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        26,000

Weighted avg weight:               866

Weighted avg net price:         256.45

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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