Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Thu, December 06, 2012    USDA Market News Service

Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm Thursday

Thus far for Thursday, negotiated cash trade was at a standstill in all feeding 
regions. The latest established market was last week with live sales in the Texas 
Panhandle from 126.00-128.00. In Kansas live sale sold at 125.00. In the Northern 
Plains live sales sold at 125.50 with dressed sales from 199.00-202.00 in Nebraska. 
In the Western Cornbelt live sale sold at 125.00 and dressed sales ranged from 
198.00-202.00.


Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         101            Week ago:    4,504          Year ago:    2,780
Week to Date:    4,956            Week ago:   12,247          Year ago:    9,040

Negotiated: prices paid for Domestic Slaughter steers and heifers:
(Information derived from the 5 area weighted average LM_CT100)

Live basis                 Steers                        Heifers
Over 80% Choice            -       avg                   -       avg
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                   -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                   -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                   -       avg
Total all grades           -       avg                   -       avg

Dressed basis              Steers                        Heifers
Over 80% Choice            -       avg                   -       avg
65 - 80% Choice            -       avg                   -       avg
35 - 65% Choice            -       avg                   -       avg
0 - 35% Choice             -       avg                   -       avg
Total all grades           -       avg                   -       avg


Formula purchases: prices established thus far today for slaughtered 
cattle.

Beef Type:                   Domestic:
Head count priced today:        13,500
Weighted avg weight:               856
Weighted avg net price:         199.43

Covers transactions reported at 2:00 pm today.  Comments and market conditions
may include information gathered from voluntary sources, all prices, weights
and head counts are only those gathered through the mandatory reporting system.

Source:  USDA Market News Service, St Joseph, MO
         (816)-238-0678 or (816)-676-7000 e-mail:  stjoe.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lm_ct131.txt

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