Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon, April 08, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Monday, negotiated cash trade was at a standstill in all major 
feeding regions.  The last established market was last week.  In the Southern 
Plains, live sales sold at 129.00. Last week in the Northern Plains, live 
sales sold at 129.00. Dressed sales in Nebraska sold from 204.00-205.00.   In 
the Western Cornbelt last week live sales sold from 128.00-129.00 with 
dressed sales mostly at 204.00.  


Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:          54            Week ago:      398          Year ago:       51
Week to Date:       54            Week ago:      398          Year ago:       51

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:        22,000
Weighted avg weight:               840
Weighted avg net price:         201.23

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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