Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon, February 04, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far on Monday, negotiated cash trade is at a standstill.  Not enough sales for 
an adequate market trend.  The last established market was last week.  In the 
Southern Plains, live sales sold at 125.00.  In Nebraska last week, live sales sold 
from 125.00 to 126.00.  Dressed sales sold at mostly 202.00.  In Colorado, live sales 
sold at 125.00.  Last week in the Western Cornbelt, live sales sold from 125.00 to 
127.00.  Dressed sales sold from 200.00 to 202.00 .  

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         278            Week ago:       34          Year ago:    1,254
Week to Date:      278            Week ago:       34          Year ago:    1,254

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            -       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:        37,000
Weighted avg weight:               863
Weighted avg net price:         194.24

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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