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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Fri, October 03, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Thursday, 10/2/2014

On Thursday negotiated cash beef type trading was at a standstill in the Southern

and Northern Plains. In the Western Cornbelt trading was limited on light demand. 

A very few live and dressed sales sold from 157.50 to 161.00 and 252.00, 

respectively. Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week in Nebraska live sales 

sold from 157.00-159.00 and dressed sales sold from 245.00-248.00. In Colorado live 

sales sold at 159.00. The last reported market in the Southern Plains and the Western

Cornbelt was 2 weeks ago. In the Southern Plains live sales sold at 159.00. In the 

Western Cornbelt live sales sold from 154.00-155.00 and dressed sales sold from 


Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:     5,083    Week ago:            1,567    Year ago:               NA

Wk to Date:    6,883    Week ago to Date:    4,257    Year ago to Date:      265

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        83,900    Week Ago:           78,700    Year Ago:         #VALUE!

Wk to Date:  251,900    Week Ago to Date:  243,400    Year Ago to Date:   25,000

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

within 7 days)

Today:        46,700    Week Ago:           56,100    Year Ago:         #VALUE!

Wk to Date:  236,000    Week Ago to Date:  253,400    Year Ago to Date:   37,900

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      159.00-161.00 avg 159.98   158.00-158.00 avg 158.00

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     159.00-161.00 avg 159.98   158.00-158.00 avg 158.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      252.00-252.00 avg 252.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      252.00-252.00 avg 252.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     252.00-252.00 avg 252.00         -       avg

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        32,100

Weighted avg weight:               879

Weighted avg net price:         248.10

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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