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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, October 09, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Wednesday, 10/8/2014

On Wednesday 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:       629    Week ago:            1,112    Year ago:              NA

Wk to Date:    2,457    Week ago to Date:    1,800    Year ago to Date:      NA

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        81,800    Week Ago:           83,900    Year Ago:                0

Wk to Date:  248,000    Week Ago to Date:  251,900    Year Ago to Date:        0

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

within 7 days)

Today:        38,700    Week Ago:           46,700    Year Ago:                0

Wk to Date:  219,000    Week Ago to Date:  236,000    Year Ago to Date:        0

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      161.00-161.00 avg 161.00         -       avg

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     161.00-161.00 avg 161.00         -       avg

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:        34,900

Weighted avg weight:               875

Weighted avg net price:         253.00

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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