National Slaughter Cattle Summary OK

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Oklahoma City, OK   Fri Feb 15, 2013    USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News 

   National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending February 15, 2013

   Compared to last week:  Slaughter cattle sold 2.00 lower on a live 
basis.  Dressed sales in Nebraska traded 2.00 lower.  Packer demand light. 
Boxed beef prices Friday noon averaged 181.77 down .64 from last Friday.  
The Choice/Select spread is at 2.11.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis
for negotiated cash trades through Friday noon totaled about 36,000 head.  
Last week's total head count was 88,930.

Midwest Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 
   35-80 Percent Choice, 1200-1400 lbs:  123.00 
   Dressed Basis:  Steers and Heifers:   196.00

South Plains Direct Markets: 
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 
   35-65 percent Choice, 1100-1400 lbs:  123.00

Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding Prices):
   Slaughter cows 2.00-4.00 lower. Slaughter Bulls steady to 2.00 lower.
   USDA's Cutter cow carcass cut-out value Friday morning was 167.49
up 1.53 from last Friday.

Prices paid for average dressing:
           %Lean     Weight     Colorado      Oklahoma       Alabama  
Breakers   75-80%  1245-1685   78.00-81.50      86.00       81.00-84.00 
Boners     80-85%  1000-1580   77.00-81.00   82.00-88.00    78.00-83.50
Lean       85-90%  1000-1400   74.50-77.50   77.00-82.50    74.00-77.00           
Bulls      88-92%  1200-2000   94.00-98.00   98.00-103.50   95.50-99.00

Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK
        Cole Snider      Telephone 405-232-5425
        www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews




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