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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, August 07, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Wednesday, 8/6/2014

For Wednesday negotiated cash trading was inactive on very light demand in the 

Southern Plains, Colorado and Western Cornbelt. In Nebraska limited trading on very

light demand was seen. A few live sales sold at 164.00. However, not enough sales 

for a market trend in any feeding region. Last week in the Texas Panhandle live sales

sold at 162.00 with a light test. In Kansas live sales sold at 163.00. The prior week

in Nebraska live sales sold from 162.00-164.00 and dressed sales from 255.00-258.00. 

In Colorado live sales sold at 164.00. For the previous week in the Western Cornbelt 

live sales sold from 161.00-163.00 and dressed sales from 254.00-255.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:     5,513    Week ago:            1,172    Year ago:            2,464

Wk to Date:    7,313    Week ago to Date:    3,439    Year ago to Date:    5,518

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        79,100    Week Ago:           81,400    Year Ago:           83,000

Wk to Date:  242,100    Week Ago to Date:  242,300    Year Ago to Date:  250,300

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

within 7 days)

Today:        50,700    Week Ago:           55,300    Year Ago:           52,800

Wk to Date:  219,200    Week Ago to Date:  215,300    Year Ago to Date:  230,200

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      162.00-162.00 avg 162.00   164.00-164.00 avg 164.00

65 - 80% Choice      164.00-164.00 avg 164.00   164.00-164.00 avg 164.00

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

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     162.00-164.00 avg 163.60   164.00-164.00 avg 164.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg          254.00-254.00 avg 254.00

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg          254.00-254.00 avg 254.00

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        25,000

Weighted avg weight:               852

Weighted avg net price:         258.34

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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