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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Mon, September 29, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Friday, 9/26/2014

Friday trading in the Southern Plains was mostly inactive on very light demand. 

Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week live sales sold at 159.00 on a light

test. In Nebraska and the Western Corn belt on Friday trading was slow on light 

demand. In Nebraska compared to last week live sales sold unevenly steady from 157.00

to 159.00. Dressed sales sold steady to 3.00 higher from 245.00 to 248.00. In the 

Western Cornbelt a few live sales sold from 154.00 to 155.00. However, not enough 

sales to fully establish a market trend. Last week live sales sold from 154.00 to 

155.00 and dressed sales sold from 244.00 to 246.00. In Colorado on Friday trading 

was light to moderate on light demand. Compared to last week live sales sold steady 

at 159.00 on a light test.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:    36,216    Week ago:           46,664    Year ago:          106,696

Wk to Date:   40,473    Week ago to Date:   52,629    Year ago to Date:  114,508

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        88,600    Week Ago:           71,700    Year Ago:           96,600

Wk to Date:  403,200    Week Ago to Date:  393,300    Year Ago to Date:  431,800

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

within 7 days)

Today:        99,400    Week Ago:           93,100    Year Ago:          193,100

Wk to Date:  393,100    Week Ago to Date:  364,500    Year Ago to Date:  481,900

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      153.00-159.00 avg 155.53   155.00-159.00 avg 157.97

65 - 80% Choice      154.00-159.00 avg 157.81   155.00-159.00 avg 157.98

35 - 65% Choice      156.00-159.00 avg 158.66         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice       156.00-156.00 avg 156.00         -       avg

Total all grades     153.00-159.00 avg 156.95   155.00-159.00 avg 157.98

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      242.00-248.00 avg 245.34   242.00-248.00 avg 245.43

65 - 80% Choice      244.00-248.00 avg 246.41   242.00-248.00 avg 247.01

35 - 65% Choice      248.00-248.00 avg 248.00         -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     242.00-248.00 avg 245.87   242.00-248.00 avg 246.35

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        28,300

Weighted avg weight:               881

Weighted avg net price:         248.26

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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