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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Wed, September 03, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Tuesday, 9/2/2014

Tuesday trading was mostly at a standstill in the 5 major feeding regions. Last week

live sales sold at 155.00 in the Southern Plains. In the Northern Plains live sales 

sold from 155.00-158.00 and dressed sales sold at 245.00 in Nebraska. In the 

Western Cornbelt for the prior week live sales sold mostly at 155.00 and dressed 

sales at 245.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       686    Week ago:              733    Year ago:              682

Wk to Date:      686    Week ago to Date:    1,158    Year ago to Date:      682

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        87,900    Week Ago:           85,100    Year Ago:           88,000

Wk to Date:   87,900    Week Ago to Date:  175,200    Year Ago to Date:   88,000

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

within 7 days)

Today:       126,300    Week Ago:           53,300    Year Ago:          111,400

Wk to Date:  126,300    Week Ago to Date:  165,100    Year Ago to Date:  111,400

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                -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg          153.00-153.00 avg 153.00

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg          153.00-153.00 avg 153.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg                -       avg

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        47,400

Weighted avg weight:               840

Weighted avg net price:         242.04

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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