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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Fri, September 12, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Thursday, 9/11/14

On Thursday negotiated cash trade was light on light to moderate demand in Kansas and 

Nebraska. In Kansas few early dressed sales sold at 254.00. Last week in Kansas live 

sales sold at 163.00. In Nebraska few early dressed sales sold at 250.00, however not 

enough sales for an adequate market test. Last week live sales sold from 160.00-

164.00 with dressed sales from 250.00-252.00. In the Western Cornbelt on Thursday 

trade and demand was light to moderate. Compared to last week few early live sales 

traded steady from 158.00-160.00. Early dressed sales compared to the bulk of last 

week sold steady to 2.00 lower from 248.00-250.00. Trade was inactive on light demand 

in the Texas Panhandle and Colorado. Last week in the Texas Panhandle live sales sold 

from 161.00-163.00. In Colorado last week, live sales sold at 164.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:    13,063    Week ago:           31,129    Year ago:           31,856

Wk to Date:   16,431    Week ago to Date:   38,514    Year ago to Date:   35,926

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        78,900    Week Ago:           81,400    Year Ago:           68,200

Wk to Date:  328,500    Week Ago to Date:  251,900    Year Ago to Date:  319,500

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

within 7 days)

Today:        65,000    Week Ago:           65,900    Year Ago:           72,100

Wk to Date:  291,800    Week Ago to Date:  269,500    Year Ago to Date:  307,200

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      158.00-160.00 avg 158.55   158.00-160.00 avg 158.69

65 - 80% Choice      157.00-160.00 avg 157.78   157.00-157.00 avg 157.00

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     157.00-160.00 avg 157.91   157.00-160.00 avg 158.12

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      248.00-252.00 avg 249.76   248.00-254.00 avg 249.73

65 - 80% Choice      248.00-250.00 avg 248.34   248.00-254.00 avg 251.82

35 - 65% Choice      248.00-254.00 avg 250.77   254.00-254.00 avg 254.00

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     248.00-254.00 avg 249.79   248.00-254.00 avg 251.65

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        31,800

Weighted avg weight:               879

Weighted avg net price:         252.89

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)-238-0678 or (816)-676-7000 e-mail:

1100c  staff


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