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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Wed, August 27, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Tuesday, 8/26/14

On Tuesday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in all feeding 

regions. Last week in the Texas Panhandle live sale sold at 152.00. In Kansas for the 

previous week, live sales sold from 152.00-153.00. Last week in Nebraska live sales 

sold from 152.00-155.50 with dressed sales mostly at 242.00. In Colorado last week, 

live sales sold at 155.00. In the Western Cornbelt last week, live sales sold at 

153.00 with dressed sales at 242.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       733    Week ago:            2,929    Year ago:            1,113

Wk to Date:    1,158    Week ago to Date:    3,215    Year ago to Date:    1,855

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        85,000    Week Ago:           83,600    Year Ago:           79,100

Wk to Date:  175,000    Week Ago to Date:  164,100    Year Ago to Date:  165,500

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

within 7 days)

Today:        53,300    Week Ago:           65,100    Year Ago:           75,400

Wk to Date:  165,100    Week Ago to Date:  153,200    Year Ago to Date:  179,000

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            -       avg          151.00-151.00 avg 151.00

65 - 80% Choice      155.00-155.00 avg 155.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     155.00-155.00 avg 155.00   151.00-151.00 avg 151.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      244.00-244.00 avg 244.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     244.00-244.00 avg 244.00         -       avg

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        38,900

Weighted avg weight:               860

Weighted avg net price:         245.41

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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