Slaughter Cattle Review - Afternoon

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St. Joseph, MO    Mon, May 06, 2013    USDA Market News Service

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

Thus far on Monday, negotiated cash trade has been at a standstill. The last 
established market was last week. In the Southern Plains, live sales sold at 128.00.  
In Nebraska last week, live sales sold from 128.50-130.50, dressed sales sold from 
206.00 to mostly 207.00.  In Colorado, live sales sold from 130.00-131.00. In the 
Western Cornbelt last week, live sales sold from 128.50-130.00 and dressed sales sold 
from 205.00-207.00, mostly at 206.00.  

Negotiated sales:
Confirmed:       2,090            Week ago:   55,143          Year ago:   21,356
Week to Date:  115,996            Week ago:   78,678          Year ago:   45,488

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:        37,700
Weighted avg weight:               815
Weighted avg net price:         203.83

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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