Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Thu, June 27, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Thursday, negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in 
the Southern and Northern Plains as well as the Western Cornbelt. The latest 
established market in the Southern Plain was two weeks ago with live sales at 120.00. 
Last week in Nebraska, live sales traded from 120.50-121.50 with dressed sales at 
194.00. Two weeks ago in Colorado, live sales traded at 121.00. In the Western 
Cornbelt last week, live sales traded from 121.00-122.00 with dressed sales from 
192.00-194.00.


Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:       1,001            Week ago:    9,366          Year ago:      654
Week to Date:    4,118            Week ago:   18,318          Year ago:    4,716

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      122.00-122.00 avg 122.00   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     122.00-122.00 avg 122.00   122.00-122.00 avg 122.00

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:        14,800
Weighted avg weight:               842
Weighted avg net price:         192.34

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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