USDA Market Reports

Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Thu, January 08, 2015    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Thursday, cash trade was mostly inactive on light to moderate demand in 

all feeding regions. Not enough sales in any region for an adequate market test. In 

the Texas Panhandle this week, live sales have sold from 168.00-170.00. In Kansas on 

Tuesday, live sales sold at 170.00 with a few up to 170.50. In Nebraska on Wednesday 

live sales sold mostly at 172.00 with dressed sales mostly at 270.00. In Colorado 

this week a few live sales have sold from 170.00-172.00. Wednesday in the Western 

Cornbelt, live sales sold at 170.00 with dressed sales at 270.00.

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       3,151            Week ago:     none          Year ago:    2,395

Week to Date:   97,429            Week ago:   17,680          Year ago:    4,095

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      169.50-170.00 avg 169.82   170.00-171.00 avg 170.69

65 - 80% Choice      168.00-168.00 avg 168.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     168.00-170.00 avg 169.13   170.00-171.00 avg 170.69

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      270.00-272.00 avg 271.76   267.00-270.00 avg 268.76

65 - 80% Choice      270.00-270.00 avg 270.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     270.00-272.00 avg 271.19   267.00-270.00 avg 268.76

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        14,400

Weighted avg weight:               866

Weighted avg net price:         259.47

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)-676-7000 e-mail:

1530c  staff


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