Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Wed, January 02, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

On Wednesday, negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive in all major feeding 
regions.  Not enough sales to establish and adequate market trend.  The last 
established market was last week.  In the Southern Plains, live sales sold at 
127.00.  In Nebraska, live sales sold at 127.00, with a few at 127.50.  Dressed 
sales sold at 202.00 with a few up to 203.00.  Last week in Colorado, live sales 
sold from 127.00 to 127.50.  In the Western Cornbelt, live sales sold from 
127.00 to 128.00.  Dressed sales sold at 202.00, with a few up to 203.00.  


Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         409            Week ago:       72          Year ago:      782
Week to Date:    2,843            Week ago:      882          Year ago:    1,452

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:        23,000
Weighted avg weight:               873
Weighted avg net price:         199.77

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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