Central U.S. Daily Direct Feedlot Slaughter Cattle Report

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St. Joseph, MO     Thu Jan 10, 2013    USDA Market News Service

Central U.S. Daily Direct Feedlot Slaughter Cattle Report as of 3:45 PM

Today's Reported Sales Volume:  14,000
Today's Estimated Sales Volume: 17,000 
  
 Trading has been light in Kansas on light to moderate demand. Compared
to last week, live sales are 2.00 lower at 126.00 with dressed sales
at 201.00. In Nebraska trading has been limited with dressed sales ranging
from 202.00, to a few earlier today up to 204.00-205.00. Trading and
demand is moderate in Colorado with live sales anywhere from 3.00 to 4.50
lower than last week at 125.00-125.50, with dressed sales at 203.50-204.00.
  Cattle slaughter for Thursday was estimated at 124,000. Boxed Beef
values were called firm on light demand and offerings. Choice closed
up .26 at 193.81 and Select closed up .43 at 183.96 on 169 total loads.


PRICES PAID:

            LIVE                    DRESSED                 DRESSED
            STEER/HEIFER            STEER/HEIFER            STEER/HEIFER
            (CASH)                  (CASH)                  (GRID BASE)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             
TX/OK/NM    None                    None                    None             
                                                                             
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Select and Choice       Select and Choice                                          
KANSAS      126.00                  201.00                  None             
                                                                             
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Select and Choice                       
NEBRASKA    None                    few, 202.00-205.00      None             
                                                                             
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Select and Choice       Select and Choice                        
COLORADO    125.00-125.50           203.50-204.00           None             
                                                                             
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             
IOWA        None                    None                    None             
                                                                             
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTE: For complete sales volume, price ranges and weighted averages, refer
to the Mandatory reports on the following web site and links:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews

All Negotiated grid based sales reported through the Mandatory
reporting program by packers are currently included under the National
Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle Negotiated Purchases Reports as base prices
and again on the National Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle Formula Purchases
Reports as net prices.

Included in this report are negotiated cash and negotiated grid prices
and volume collected from feedlots or their representatives cooperating
on a voluntary basis. This report will be released at 3:30pm daily and
more frequently during active trading periods.

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO
         Ph: 816-676-7000  email: stjoe.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/sj_ls831.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews

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