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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Fri, September 26, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Thursday, 9/25/14

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

regions. The latest established market was last week with live sales in the Southern 

Plains and Colorado at 159.00 however sales in the Texas Panhandle and Colorado were 

on a very light test. Last week in Nebraska live sales sold from 155.00-159.00 with 

dressed sales mostly at 245.00. In the Western Cornbelt last week, live sales sold 

from 154.00-155.00 with dressed sales from 244.00-246.00. 

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:     1,277    Week ago:            3,849    Year ago:            2,675

Wk to Date:    3,967    Week ago to Date:    5,965    Year ago to Date:    7,812

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        71,200    Week Ago:           78,300    Year Ago:           77,800

Wk to Date:  314,600    Week Ago to Date:  321,700    Year Ago to Date:  335,200

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

within 7 days)

Today:        40,300    Week Ago:           25,900    Year Ago:           32,300

Wk to Date:  293,800    Week Ago to Date:  271,300    Year Ago to Date:  288,900

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      153.00-153.00 avg 153.00   153.00-153.00 avg 153.00

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     153.00-153.00 avg 153.00   153.00-153.00 avg 153.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      242.00-242.00 avg 242.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg          242.00-242.00 avg 242.00

35 - 65% Choice      242.00-242.00 avg 242.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     242.00-242.00 avg 242.00   242.00-242.00 avg 242.00

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        32,100

Weighted avg weight:               864

Weighted avg net price:         249.64

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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