Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon, August 19, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

So far for Monday trading has been inactive on very light demand in all feeding 
regions. Not enough sales for a market trend. Last week in the Southern Plains live 
sales sold at 123.00. In Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt live sold mostly at 125.00 
and dressed sales mostly at 198.00. In Colorado live sales sold from 125.00-125.50.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         296            Week ago:      884          Year ago:       73
Week to Date:      296            Week ago:      884          Year ago:       73

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      196.00-196.00 avg 196.00   198.00-198.00 avg 198.00
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     196.00-196.00 avg 196.00   198.00-198.00 avg 198.00


Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 
cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        52,800
Weighted avg weight:               857
Weighted avg net price:         192.82

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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