Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon, September 30, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus 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 and
Nebraska live sales sold at at 126.00. Dressed sales in Nebraska sold mostly at 
200.00. In Colorado live sales sold from 126.00-126.50 on a very light test. In the
Western Cornbelt live sales sold from 125.00-126.00 and dressed sales sold mostly at
199.00 for the prior week.

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         374            Week ago:      400          Year ago:      131
Week to Date:      374            Week ago:      400          Year ago:      131

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      200.00-200.00 avg 200.00         -       avg
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg
Total all grades     200.00-200.00 avg 200.00         -       avg


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

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        50,500
Weighted avg weight:               851
Weighted avg net price:         197.10

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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