Slaughter Cattle Review - Morning

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St. Joseph, MO    Fri, July 19, 2013    USDA Market News Service

Morning National Slaughter Cattle Review for Thursday, 7/18/13

On Thursday negotiated cash trade was inactive on light demand in the Southern 
Plains. On Friday morning in the Sothern Plains, trading is limited on light demand. 
Compared to last week, live sales are trading steady at 119.00. In the Northern 
Plains on Thursday trade was inactive on light demand with light trade and demand in 
the Western Cornblet. Not enough sales to establish an adequate market trend. Last 
week in the Northern Plains, live sales sold from 120.00-120.50 with dressed sales in 
Nebraska at 193.00. In the Western Cornbelt last week, live sales sold from 120.00-
121.00 and dressed sales from 191.00-193.00.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:     3,150    Week ago:            5,205    Year ago:            4,736
Wk to Date:    9,594    Week ago to Date:    9,581    Year ago to Date:   95,988

Negotiated, Formula and contract purchases delivered to packers today:
Today:        82,300    Week Ago:           82,700    Year Ago:           82,300
Wk to Date:  337,600    Week Ago to Date:  343,800    Year Ago to Date:  338,400

Negotiated, Formula and contract commitments today: (generally for slaughter
within 7 days)
Today:        46,300    Week Ago:           66,700    Year Ago:           49,400
Wk to Date:  294,500    Week Ago to Date:  280,000    Year Ago to Date:  387,000

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      120.00-122.50 avg 120.81   122.00-122.00 avg 122.00
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     120.00-122.50 avg 120.81   122.00-122.00 avg 122.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers
Over 80% Choice      191.00-191.00 avg 191.00         -       avg
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     191.00-191.00 avg 191.00         -       avg

Formula purchases: prices established on previous reporting day for 
slaughtered cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        25,100
Weighted avg weight:               851
Weighted avg net price:         189.72

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:

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