National Slaughter Cattle Summary OK

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Oklahoma City, OK   Fri Feb 22, 2013    USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News 

   National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending February 22, 2013

   Compared to last week:  Slaughter cattle sold steady on a live 
basis.  Dressed sales in Nebraska traded steady.  Packer demand light. 
Boxed beef prices Friday noon averaged 181.63 up .46 from last Friday.  
The Choice/Select spread is at 2.21.  Slaughter cattle on a national basis
for negotiated cash trades through Friday noon totaled about 20,000 head.  
Last week's total head count was 64,398.

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 steady to 2.00 higher.  Slaughter Bulls 1.00 to 3.00 
higher.
   USDA's Cutter cow carcass cut-out value Friday morning was 166.88
down .38 from last Friday.

Prices paid for average dressing:
           %Lean     Weight     Colorado      Oklahoma       Alabama  
Breakers   75-80%  1245-1685   81.50-85.50   82.50-85.00    77.00-81.50 
Boners     80-85%  1000-1580   81.00-85.00   84.00-90.00    78.00-83.00
Lean       85-90%  1000-1400      -----      78.00-84.00    74.50-78.00           
Bulls      88-92%  1200-2350   98.00-101.00  99.00-105.50   95.00-99.00

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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