National Slaughter Cattle Summary OK

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Oklahoma City, OK   Fri Jan 25, 2013    USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News 

   National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending January 25, 2013

   Compared to last week:  Slaughter cattle sold 1.00 to lowerlower.  Dressed 
sales in Nebraska were mostly steady.  Packer demand moderate.  Boxed beef 
prices Friday noon averaged 185.10 down 1.67 from last Friday.  The 
Choice/Select spread is at 5.82.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis for 
negotiated cash trades through Friday noon totaled about 100,092 head.  Last 
week's total head count was 54,365.

Midwest Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 
   35-80 Percent Choice, 1200-1400 lbs   122.00-124.00
   Dressed Basis:  Steers and Heifers:   198.00, few 199.00

South Plains Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 
   35-65 percent Choice, 1100-1400 lbs  122.00

Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding Prices):
   Slaughter cows and bulls unevenly steady to 3.00 higher.
   USDA's Cutter cow carcass cut-out value Friday morning was 163.32 down 1.10 
from last Friday.

Prices paid for average dressing:
           %Lean     Weight     Colorado      Oklahoma       Alabama  
Breakers   75-80%  1245-1685   76.50-80.00   79.50-81.50    76.00-81.00 
Boners     80-85%  1000-1580   76.00-80.00   79.00-83.50    74.00-78.50
Lean       85-90%  1000-1400   75.50-79.00   73.00-77.50               
Bulls      88-92%  1200-2000   91.00-94.00   94.50-99.00    92.00-97.00

Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK
        Tina Colby             Telephone 405-232-5425

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