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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Wed, November 05, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Tuesday, 11/4/14

On Tuesday negotiated cash trading was mostly inactive on very light demand in all 

feeding regions. Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week a light test of sales 

was noted in all major feeding regions. Last week in the Southern Plains and Nebraska 

live sales sold at 168.00. Dressed sales sold from 262.00-265.00 in Nebraska. In 

Colorado last week live sales sold from 168.00-169.50. In the Western Cornbelt for 

last week live sales sold from 166.50-167.00 and dressed sales from 263.00-265.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:     1,130    Week ago:            2,828    Year ago:              953

Wk to Date:    1,715    Week ago to Date:    3,606    Year ago to Date:    1,793

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        78,000    Week Ago:           80,600    Year Ago:           79,600

Wk to Date:  163,900    Week Ago to Date:  165,400    Year Ago to Date:  164,800

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

within 7 days)

Today:        53,700    Week Ago:           59,900    Year Ago:           84,600

Wk to Date:  164,700    Week Ago to Date:  160,400    Year Ago to Date:  161,700

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      166.00-166.00 avg 166.00   166.00-166.00 avg 166.00

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     166.00-166.00 avg 166.00   166.00-166.00 avg 166.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

65 - 80% Choice      262.00-262.00 avg 262.00   262.00-262.00 avg 262.00

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     262.00-262.00 avg 262.00   262.00-262.00 avg 262.00

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        30,800

Weighted avg weight:               880

Weighted avg net price:         266.84

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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