Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Thu, September 19, 2013    USDA Market News Service

Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm Thursday

So far for Thursday trading was inactive on very light demand in all major feeding 
regions. Not enough sales for a market trend. In the Southern Plains last week live
sales sold at 123.00. In the Northern Plains live sales sold from 123.50 to 124.00 
with dressed sales in Nebraska at 194.00. In the Western Cornbelt live sales sold 
from 122.00 to 122.50 and dressed sales ranged 193.00 to 195.00.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         411            Week ago:    1,149          Year ago:   38,995
Week to Date:    3,756            Week ago:    5,219          Year ago:   42,024

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      123.00-123.00 avg 123.00         -       avg
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     123.00-123.00 avg 123.00         -       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 thus far today for slaughtered 
cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        19,100
Weighted avg weight:               840
Weighted avg net price:         195.44

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:  stjoe.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_ct131.txt

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