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Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, November 06, 2014    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Wednesday, 11/5/14

On Wednesday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in all feeding 

regions. 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:       409    Week ago:            4,262    Year ago:            1,092

Wk to Date:    2,124    Week ago to Date:    7,868    Year ago to Date:    2,885

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:

Today:        69,600    Week Ago:           68,000    Year Ago:           82,500

Wk to Date:  234,600    Week Ago to Date:  233,400    Year Ago to Date:  247,300

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

within 7 days)

Today:        39,500    Week Ago:           41,200    Year Ago:           58,400

Wk to Date:  206,400    Week Ago to Date:  201,500    Year Ago to Date:  220,200

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                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades           -       avg                -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      262.00-262.00 avg 262.00         -       avg

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

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     262.00-262.00 avg 262.00         -       avg

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 

slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        21,500

Weighted avg weight:               871

Weighted avg net price:         268.64

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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