National Slaughter Cattle Summary OK

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Oklahoma City, OK   Fri Mar 01, 2013    USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News 

   National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending March 01, 2013

   Compared to last week:  Slaughter cattle sold 4.00-5.00 higher on a live 
basis.  Dressed sales in Nebraska traded 8.00 higher.  Packer demand good. 
Boxed beef prices Friday noon averaged 186.37 up 4.83 from last Friday.  
The Choice/Select spread is at 2.24.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis
for negotiated cash trades through Friday noon totaled about 64,440 head.  
Last week's total head count was 94,702.

Midwest Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 
   35-80 Percent Choice, 1200-1400 lbs:  127.00-129.00 
   Dressed Basis:  Steers and Heifers:   204.00

South Plains Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 
   35-65 percent Choice, 1100-1400 lbs:  128.00-129.00

Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding Prices):
   Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher.  Slaughter Bulls 1.00 to 3.00 
higher.
   USDA's Cutter cow carcass cut-out value Friday morning was 167.50
up .83 from last Friday.

Prices paid for average dressing:
           %Lean     Weight     Colorado      Oklahoma       Alabama  
Breakers   75-80%  1245-1685   81.00-84.50   83.00-89.00    78.00-85.00
Boners     80-85%  1000-1580   82.00 86.00   85.00-89.50    78.50-83.50
Lean       85-90%  1000-1400   79.00-81.00   78.00-82.00    76.00-79.50           
Bulls      88-92%  1200-2350   96.00-97.00   105.00-109.00  98.00-100.50

Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK
        Cole Snider      Telephone 405-232-5425
        www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews





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