Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon


St. Joseph, MO    Fri, November 28, 2014    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far for Friday, negotiated cash trade was limited on light demand in Nebraska 

and the Western Cornbelt. Few sales in those regions sold at 170.00 and 268.00, 

however not enough for an adequate market test. The latest established market in 

Nebraska was on Wednesday with live sales from 170.00-173.00 with dressed sales at 

267.00. On Wednesday in Kansas and Colorado live sales sold at 173.00. Last week in 

the Western Cornbelt, live sales sold from 170.00-171.00 with dressed sales from 

267.00-268.00. In the Texas Panhandle last week, live sales sold at 172.00 on a very 

light test. 

Negotiated sales:

Confirmed:       5,836            Week ago:    6,400          Year ago:    4,568

Week to Date:   38,439            Week ago:   13,150          Year ago:  126,226

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      170.00-170.50 avg 170.04   170.00-170.00 avg 170.00

65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     170.00-170.50 avg 170.04   170.00-170.00 avg 170.00

Dressed basis              Steers                     Heifers

Over 80% Choice      268.00-268.00 avg 268.00   267.00-268.00 avg 267.79

65 - 80% Choice      268.00-268.00 avg 268.00         -       avg

35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                -       avg

0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                -       avg

Total all grades     268.00-268.00 avg 268.00   267.00-268.00 avg 267.79

Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 


Beef Type:                   Domestic:

Head count priced today:        20,900

Weighted avg weight:               885

Weighted avg net price:         269.11

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:

1530c  staff


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