National Slaughter Cattle Summary OK

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Oklahoma City, OK    Fri  Jan 04, 2013  USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News 
 
   National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending January 04, 2013   

   Compared to last week:  Slaughter cattle trade has not been 
established as of Friday just after noon.  Feed yards and packers are
about 4.00 apart from asking and bids.  Boxed beef prices rose slightly
amid the last 2 weeks of limited slaughter days due to Holidays.
   Boxed beef cut-out values Friday morning averaged 188.48 up 1.59 from
last Friday.  The Choice/Select spread is currently 12.67.  Sales of 
slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through 
Friday morning totaled 4,843 head.  Last week the full count was 82,478
head.

Midwest Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 
   35-80 Percent Choice, 1200-1400 lbs  not established
Dressed Basis:  Steers and Heifers 
   35-80 percent Choice, 800-950 lbs  not established.

High Plains Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers
   35-65 percent Choice, 900-1400 lbs not established.
   
Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding Prices):
   Slaughter cows and bulls remain untested thru the Holidays as auction
barns were closed for the holidays.  
   USDA's Cutter cow carcass cut-out value Friday morning was 163.10 up
1.14 from last Friday's close.  

Prices paid for average dressing:
           %Lean     Weight     Colorado       Oklahoma      Alabama  
Breakers   75-80%  1000-1600    
Boners     80-85%  1000-1600       Markets Closed for the Holidays
Lean       85-90%   900-1400    
Bulls      88-92%  1200-2300    

Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK
        Tina Colby           Telephone (405) 232-5425.
        www.ams.usda.gov/lsmnpubs/

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