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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, September 18, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Wednesday, 9/17/2014

On Wednesday negotiated cash trading was mostly inactive on light demand in all 

feeding regions. Last week in the Texas Panhandle and Kansas live sales sold from

161.00-162.00, however on a very light test in Texas. Live sales in Nebraska and 

Colorado sold at 163.00. In Nebraska dressed sales sold from 248.50-250.00. In the 

Western Cornbelt live sales sold from 158.00-160.00 and dressed sales sold from 


Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       524    Week ago:            1,326    Year ago:              881

Wk to Date:    2,116    Week ago to Date:    3,368    Year ago to Date:    3,345

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        78,700    Week Ago:           81,600    Year Ago:           82,000

Wk to Date:  243,400    Week Ago to Date:  249,600    Year Ago to Date:  247,200

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

within 7 days)

Today:        49,200    Week Ago:           43,400    Year Ago:           47,500

Wk to Date:  245,400    Week Ago to Date:  226,800    Year Ago to Date:  219,200

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            -       avg                -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg                -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      246.00-246.00 avg 246.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     246.00-246.00 avg 246.00         -       avg

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        21,000

Weighted avg weight:               869

Weighted avg net price:         254.27

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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