Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Tue, April 23, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far on Tuesday, negotiated cash trade is at a standstill. The last 
established market was last week. In the Southern Plains live sales sold at 
126.00.  In Nebraska, live sales sold from 126.00-127.00 with dressed sales from 
200.00-202.00. Last week in Colorado, live sales sold at 127.00. In the Western 
Cornbelt, live sales sold from 125.00-126.00 on a light test. Dressed sales sold 
from 197.00-202.00.  


Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:         166            Week ago:      520          Year ago:      385
Week to Date:      582            Week ago:    2,949          Year ago:    1,584

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:        13,200
Weighted avg weight:               827
Weighted avg net price:         200.97

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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