Central U.S. Daily Direct Feedlot Slaughter Cattle Report

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SJ_LS831  
St. Joseph, MO    Wed, Jul 31, 2013    USDA Market News Service

Central U.S. Daily Direct Feedlot Slaughter Cattle Report as of 3:20 pm

Today’s Reported Sales Volume:  none
Today’s Estimated Sales Volume: none
 

On Wednesday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in all feeding 
regions. Wednesday afternoon boxed beef cutout values were steady to weak on light to 
moderate demand and moderate offerings. Choice was down .46 at 186.32 with Select 
down .01 to close at 181.65 on 213 loads. The hide and offal value from a typical 
slaughter steer for today was estimated at 14.46 per cwt live, down -0.08 when 
compared to Tuesday's value. The estimated cattle slaughter for Wednesday was 
reported at 124,000. August CME live cattle contracts were down .20 to close at 
121.45.
  
PRICES PAID:

            LIVE                    DRESSED                 DRESSED
            STEER/HEIFER            STEER/HEIFER            STEER/HEIFER
            (CASH)                  (CASH)                  (GRID BASE)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             
TX/OK/NM    None                     None                    None            
                                                                             
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             
KANSAS      None                     None                    None            
                                                                             
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             
NEBRASKA    None                     None                    None            
                                                                             
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             
COLORADO    None                     None                    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/lpsmarketnewspage

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.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/sj_ls831.txt
         www.ams.usda.gov/lpsmarketnewspage

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