Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Tue, February 05, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far on Tuesday, negotiated cash trade in the Southern Plains and Colorado 
has been at a standstill.  In Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt trading has been 
very limited on very light demand.  Not enough sales for an adequate market 
trend.  The last established market was last week.  In the Southern Plains live 
sales sold at 125.00.  In Nebraska, live sales sold from 125.00 to 126.00.  
Dressed sales sold mostly at 202.00.  Last week in Colorado, live sales sold at 
125.00.  In the Western Cornbelt last week, live sales sold from 125.00 to 
127.00.  Dressed sales sold from 200.00 to 202.00.  

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         569            Week ago:      119          Year ago:      226
Week to Date:    1,077            Week ago:      269          Year ago:    2,055

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:        12,700
Weighted avg weight:               872
Weighted avg net price:         196.72

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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