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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Wed, September 10, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

On Tuesday trading in all feeding regions was mostly at a standstill. Not enough 

sales for a market trend. Last week in the Texas Panhandle live sales sold from 

161.00-163.00. In Kansas live sales sold at 163.00 and dressed sales sold at 

256.50. In Nebraska live sales ranged from 160.00-164.00 and dressed sales from 

250.00-252.00. In Colorado live sales sold at 164.00. In the Western Cornbelt live 

sales sold from 158.00-160.00 and dressed sales sold at mostly 250.00 with a few up 

to 252.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:     1,441    Week ago:              686    Year ago:            2,972

Wk to Date:    2,042    Week ago to Date:      686    Year ago to Date:    3,623

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        87,800    Week Ago:                0    Year Ago:           89,300

Wk to Date:   87,800    Week Ago to Date:        0    Year Ago to Date:   89,300

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

within 7 days)

Today:        99,600    Week Ago:                0    Year Ago:          102,600

Wk to Date:   99,600    Week Ago to Date:        0    Year Ago to Date:  102,600

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      160.00-160.00 avg 160.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     160.00-160.00 avg 160.00         -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      252.00-252.00 avg 252.00   250.00-250.00 avg 250.00

65 - 80% Choice      250.00-250.00 avg 250.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     250.00-252.00 avg 250.14   250.00-250.00 avg 250.00

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        52,800

Weighted avg weight:               852

Weighted avg net price:         245.89

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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