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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Wed, October 08, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Tuesday, 10/7/2014

On Tuesday trading was inactive on very light demand. Not enough sales for a market 

trend. Last week in the Southern Plains live sales sold at 162.00. In Nebraska live 

sales sold mostly from 160.00-162.00 and dressed sales sold mostly at 252.00. In 

Colorado live sales sold at 163.00. In the Western Cornbelt live sales sold at 160.00

and dressed sales sold at 252.00. 

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       957    Week ago:              594    Year ago:               NA

Wk to Date:    1,828    Week ago to Date:      688    Year ago to Date:       NA 

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        85,400    Week Ago:           81,200    Year Ago:               NA

Wk to Date:  166,200    Week Ago to Date:  168,000    Year Ago to Date:       NA

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

within 7 days)

Today:        70,400    Week Ago:           61,500    Year Ago:               NA

Wk to Date:  180,300    Week Ago to Date:  189,200    Year Ago to Date:       NA

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          161.00-161.00 avg 161.00

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg          161.00-161.00 avg 161.00

Dressed 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

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        38,300

Weighted avg weight:               873

Weighted avg net price:         250.32

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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